Episode #1: Innovative Practices and Strategies to Increase Fall Enrollment

Moderator: Brian Durham – ICCB, Executive Director

Panelists:

  • David Sanders – Malcolm X College President
  • Clint Gabbard – McHenry County College, President
  • Tim Taylor – Shawnee Community College, President

 

Episode #2: Initiatives & Strategies Amid at Increasing Participation and Achievement Among Underrepresented Groups in Higher Education

Moderator: Brian Durham – ICCB, Executive Director

Panelists:

  • Lori Suddick – College of Lake County, President
  • Stephen Nacco – Danville Area Community College, President
  • Kyle Westbrook – Partnership for College Completion, Executive Director

Episode #3: Community College Nursing Programs Addressing Workforce Needs

Moderator:  Jennifer Foster  – ICCB, Deputy Executive Director

Panelists:

  • Jorie Kulczak –  Joliet Junior College, Interim Dean of Nursing, Health, and Public Services
  • Cynthia Maskey – Lincoln Land Community College, Dean of Health Professions
  • Amy Murphy –  Southeastern Illinois College, Director of Allied Health/Nursing

In this episode hear from three experts in nursing education who leading the way to prepare the nursing workforce of the future. Learn how the community college system continues to strengthen the nursing pipeline despite many challenges, many of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Episode #4: CTE Programs Address Workforce Shortages

Moderator:  Jennifer Foster  – ICCB, Deputy Executive Director

Panelists:

  • Sheila Quirk-Bailey – Illinois Central College, President
  • Marc Battista – Oakton Community College, Associate V.P. of Workforce Education / Dean of Business and Career Technologies
  • Kate Kreamer – Deputy Executive Director at Advance CTE

In this episode hear from three experts on the role that community college Career & Technical Education programs play in addressing workforce shortages. Learn how these programs have adapted to the challenges of the covid-19 pandemic and are leading the way to prepare the workforce of the future.


 

Episode #5: Food Insecurity

Moderator:  Whitney Thompson  – ICCB, Deputy Director for Workforce Education

Panelists:

  • LaDrina Wilson – Black Hawk College, Vice President for Student Services
  • Diana Del Rosario – College of DuPage, Assistant Provost of Student Affairs
  • Paula Umaña – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, Director of Institutional Transformation
  • Niya Kelly – Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Director of State Legislative Policy, Equity, and Transformation

In this episode, the discussion focuses on strategies to address food insecurity among community college students.