Faculty & Staff

Interim Vice President of Student Success

ICC colleagues,

I am pleased to announce Dr. Deborah Garrett will become the Interim Vice President of Student Success beginning on December 2.

Dr. Garrett brings expertise from a multitude of roles from both two-year and four-year settings, including service in the Illinois Community College System.  She has served as Interim President, Special Assistant to the President, and Vice President of Student Development at Kaskaskia College.  She has also served as Vice Chancellor for Student Services at Arkansas State University, Dean of Student Affairs at Ivy Tech Community College (Indiana-Southwest Region), and Dean of Students and Director of Human Resources at Mohave Community College.  We are blessed to have her on our team.

Dr. Garrett obtained her doctoral degree in Educational Administration from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.  She holds her master’s degree in College Student Personnel Services and her bachelor’s degree in math and geography from Western Illinois University.  She is excited to be back in Illinois and closer to family in the region.

Dr. Garrett has been focused across her exceptional career in contributing to the development of national standards in student affairs and student success.  She has served as President of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), and is a strong advocate of standards development in student services and student development programs.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Garrett to ICC.  We will surely learn from her expertise, impressive range of experience, and commitment to student success.

As always, and especially during this time of year, thank you for all you do for our students and community.  You are truly changing lives.

Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey