Earns a Bachelor of Science Degree from Illinois State University.
Teaches middle school at Bluff View Park School within East St. Louis School District 189.
Earns a Master of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University.
Teaches sixth grade at Abraham Lincoln School within Belleville School District 118.
Becomes principal of Abraham Lincoln School within Belleville School District 118.
Earns an Education Specialist Degree from Southern Illinois University.
Becomes superintendent of Belleville School District 118.
Named as the Illinois Outstanding Young Executive by the Illinois Jaycees.
Earns a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from St. Louis University.
Presented Excellence Award for leadership as superintendent by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Named as one of the nation’s five outstanding educators by the National Congress of Parents and Teachers.
Becomes college president of Southwestern Illinois College.
Received the Carol Kimmel Community Service Award from Southern Illinois University.
Received Shirley B. Gordon Award by Phi Theta Kappa for outstanding leadership as community college president.
Inducted into the College of Education Hall of Fame at Illinois State University.
Becomes president and CEO of the Illinois Community College Board.
Earns Honorary Degrees from Morraine Valley Community College and Elgin Community College.
Receives Meritorious Service Award by Illinois Community College Trustees for outstanding contributions to community college education.
Presented the Illinois Adult and Continuing Educators Presidents Award for impact upon adult education.
Becomes chairperson of the School of Education and dean of the Graduate School at McKendree University until 2017.