Joliet Junior College is pleased to announce that Dr. Randall Fletcher has been named the college’s vice president of academic affairs. The JJC Board of Trustees officially approved his appointment at their Dec. 8 meeting. Dr. Fletcher will begin his new role on Monday, Jan. 4.
“I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Fletcher to the leadership team at Joliet Junior College,” said JJC President Dr. Debra Daniels. “He not only brings a tremendous amount of experience to this position, but has a personality and a passion for student success that make him a great fit for JJC.”
Dr. Fletcher has worked in higher education for 19 years, with experience in academic administration, instructional program development and evaluation, assessment of student learning outcomes, policy development, federal compliance and institutional research, data collection and analysis, strategic planning, and institutional effectiveness.
Fletcher’s most recent position was the dean of career and transfer programs at Parkland College in Champaign, where he supervised the dual credit, accreditation, early college and career academy, and P-20 Initiatives departments. He also served as the interim department chair of the Engineering Sciences and Technologies Department, and as the dean of academic services.
Previously, Fletcher held multiple positions at Danville Area Community College, including dean of library and academic services and director of institutional research and accountability.
Fletcher holds a doctorate in higher education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; a graduate degree in Communication from Illinois State University; and a bachelor’s degree in English and Religion from Illinois Wesleyan University.