Kishwaukee College President Finalists Will Visit

Nov 28, 2015

Kishwaukee College President Tom Choice will retire next month, and the search to fill his seat is nearing its final stages. The four finalists to become the new president of Kishwaukee College will visit the Malta campus next week.

The top four candidates selected by the Board of Trustees will take part in a public forum.

From left: Dr. Jacqueline Elliott, Dr. Richard Pearce, Dr. Anthony Miksa, Dr. Laurie Borowicz

Dr. Jacqueline Elliott, President of North Arkansas College in Harrison since 2011, will be on campus Monday. She has a doctorate of education from the University of Nebraska.

Dr. Richard Pearce is the focus of Tuesday’s forum. He is Vice President for Learning and Student Success at Heartland Community College in Normal and was a member of the team that brought PARCC testing to Illinois. He holds a doctorate from Illinois State University.

Dr. Anthony Miksa, a graduate of Kishwaukee College who serves as vice president of academic and student affairs at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, earned a doctorate from National Louis University. He will visit on Wednesday.

Dr. Laurie Borowicz, vice president of student services at Northcentral Technical College, in Wausau, Wisconsin, completes the series on Thursday. She earned her doctorate from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.

Each forum will take place from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center.

Choice is stepping down after a 14-year tenure at Kishwaukee College. He was named president eight years ago. His last day is Dec. 31.