Served: April 2007-December 2015
During his tenure as President, Dr. Tom Choice oversaw the creation of new academic
programs, initiated the Honors Program and expanded dual credit options with local
high schools. Under his leadership in 2009, voters passed a referendum allowing the
College to make major improvements to the campus, including expansion and renovation
of campus parking lots, roadways, and landscaping, athletic field improvements, a
new Student Center and Campus Operations Building, and extensive classroom and office
renovations. Dr. Choice oversaw key projects such as the College’s first Campus Master
Space Plan and the first Strategic Plan since 1998. He worked with the Board of Trustees
to organize several new working committees, including the Executive Board Committee,
Board Audit Committee and Board Finance Committee. In 2014, Kish was selected by the
Aspen Institute as one of the Top 150 Community Colleges in the United States. Dr.
Choice was elected by his peers to serve as Secretary, Vice President and President
of the Illinois Council of Community College Presidents. Before serving as President
of Kish, Dr. Choice was the Vice President of Instruction.