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Office of the President

Message from the President

Dr. Laurie Borowicz

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world for all of us, and Kishwaukee College, like all other institutions of higher education, has shifted to a new way of learning and working. We continue to offer quality online classes and support services to help students achieve their educational goals.

Kishwaukee College’s fall session is underway, with courses primarily offered online. For many lab-based studio art and career tech courses, face-to-face and hands-on components are necessary to serve the learning needs of our students.

The College continues to follow the guidelines provided by the Governor’s office, CDC, and the Illinois Department of Health. Additional information about the College’s response to COVID-19 can be found on the COVID-19 Resources webpage.

We know, now more than ever, that change is constant in our world. As we try new ideas and approaches, we are experiencing bumps and challenges, but we are also having some great “ah-ha” moments. At Kish, we have lived through change for the past decade, adjusting to the evolving landscape of higher education. I am proud of how we continue to provide new and innovative ways to serve our communities and achieve our mission.

I encourage you to check out our courses and programs, including a fully online associate degree, which allows students to take classes that fit their schedules and other obligations. Please take some time to explore the many learning opportunities available at the College.

At Kish, even remotely, we continue to be focused on serving the educational needs of our students. Stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

Dr. Laurie Borowicz
President
Kishwaukee College

President's Goals 2020-2021

  1. Increase the 3-year program completion rate by new student cohort for First time/full-time Black/African American Students from 11.9% to 13.0% (2% below the National Community College Benchmark).
  2. Continue to participate in activities of the Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative withe Partnership for College Completion and Equity Academy with Aspen Institute.
  3. Strengthen relationships with business members on advisory committees.
  4. Increase the number of full-time Hispanic/Lantino employee demographics from 1.4% to 5% of employees (5.9% below the National Community College Benchmark).
  5. Right size organization for anticipated revenue/expenditures for FY22.
  6. Examine campus utilization.

Contact Us

Dr. Laurie BorowiczPresidentP815-825-9334Elborowicz@kish.eduOOffice: C2170
Michelle OhlingerExecutive AssistantP815-825-9324Emohlinger@kish.eduOOffice: C2170

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