Faculty & Staff

Welcome Tia VanHester

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in welcoming back Tia VanHester, ICC’s new Director of International Education, effective July 29.  Tia comes to us from Monmouth College, where she served as Director of Global Engagement.  Previously, Tia served as International Education Coordinator and adjunct faculty at ICC.

Tia received a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Central College in Pella, IA; a master’s degree in international education from Concordia University in Irvine, CA; and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in English studies – rhetoric and composition from Illinois State University.

Tia has a vast amount of international experience, having served as a visiting professor of English and a study abroad coordinator at Jiangsu University in China; lead volunteer teacher at the School of Disadvantaged Youth in Cambodia; and legal administrative assistant at Zhenjiang Legal Firm in Hangelou, China.

In addition to supporting the recruitment and retention of international students, Tia will be working with campus and community stakeholders to internationalize the campus, curriculum and community.

Tia can be reached at (309) 694-5342 or [email protected].

Submitted by Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Emmanuel Awuah.