The Harper College Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Dr. Judith Marwick as the College’s Provost, effective July 1, 2010.
Dr. Marwick, currently Executive Vice President of Instruction and Student Services at Kankakee Community College, has more than 20 years of higher education experience, having served on both the faculty and administrative ranks at two- and four-year colleges in Illinois and Indiana.
Dr. Marwick began her higher education career as a graduate student and mathematics instructor at Purdue University’s campus in Hammond, Ind. She also has served as Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Ill; Dean of Arts and Sciences at Morton College in Cicero, Ill.; and Assistant Vice President for Academic Programs at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Ill.
Dr. Marwick holds a doctorate in community college executive leadership from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree from Purdue University. She has presented at local, national and international conferences and workshops, authored numerous academic publications and helped champion a number of community college initiatives in her previous posts. Those include developing new curriculum; launching a new student orientation program; creating a student tutoring center; collaborating with high schools to improve college readiness; developing a summer program allowing talented high school students to learn more about college; creating weekend college and accelerated courses for adults; and installing smart, technology-rich classrooms.
She is a member of the Illinois Community College Board’s Program Advisory Board, a board member and Midwest regional representative of the National Council of Instructional Administrators, and a systems appraiser and site visitor for the Higher Learning Commission. She was a 2001 University of Illinois Community College Leadership Fellow.