The LLCC Board of Trustees last night appointed three individuals to oversee and direct operations at several LLCC off-campus locations, effective June 1.
Scott Stallman was named to the new position of associate vice president of LLCC outreach. Stallman will oversee operations at LLCC education centers in Jacksonville, Beardstown, Taylorville, Litchfield and Hillsboro as well as district-wide high school partnerships and dual credit/dual enrollment agreements. Stallman has served as executive director of LLCC-Taylorville, Litchfield and Hillsboro since 2010. He will graduate in August with a doctoral degree in higher education administration from Illinois State University, and holds a master of education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a bachelor’s of science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to his work at LLCC, he was assistant dean of career programs at Moraine Valley Community College, assistant director of new student programs at Columbia College Chicago, and department chair, instructor and director of the career center at Stevens Institute of Business Arts.
Keri Mason will be the new director of LLCC-Jacksonville, where she has served as assistant director since 2008. She will also oversee operations at LLCC’s Beardstown location. She recently earned her master of arts degree from the University of Illinois-Springfield (UIS), where she was named outstanding graduate in communication. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Truman State University. Prior to LLCC, she served as director of annual giving at Illinois College.
Debra “Dee” Krueger was appointed director of LLCC-Taylorville, where she has served as assistant director since 2009. She joined LLCC in 1992 as an an administrative assistant at the Taylorville Correctional Center, became an adjunct faculty member in 1994 and served as an administrative assistant for regional services from 1996-2009. She holds a master online teacher certificate from the University of Illinois and Illinois Online Network, a bachelor of arts from UIS and associate in general education from LLCC.
In other action, trustees approved a policy change that would bring the college into compliance with the new Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act that takes effect July 1. Smoking and use of tobacco products will be prohibited on any college-owned or operated property, except when an individual is traveling through or parked on campus in a personal vehicle. All students, employees and visitors to any LLCC location will be required to comply with this policy.
And, the board recognized three graduates of LLCC’s Adult Education high school equivalency (GED) program. Page McAlexander of Springfield completed the requirements for her GED early last fall, and has since completed two semesters of courses at LLCC as an honors student and student worker. Isaac Schmidt of Litchfield earned his GED in December, and just finished his first semester at LLCC with a 4.0 grade point average. Grayson Davis of Springfield recently completed all the requirements for his GED, and plans to enroll in LLCC this fall.