Joliet Junior College's leadership plays a pivotal role in guiding the college into the future.

Dr. Clyne Namuo


The President is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is the Chief Executive Officer of the college. 

P: 815.280.2207


Dr. Yolanda Farmer 

Executive Vice President*

The Executive Vice President (EVP) provides leadership for the divisions of Academic Affairs, Information Technology and Student Development. The EVP is the strategic partner to the president and leads institutional initiatives such as the strategic plan, Workday implementation, COVID-19 support, and other institutional projects to advance the college's mission and vision.

P: 815.280.2556


Dr. Amy Gray

Vice President of Academic Affairs *

Academic Affairs is comprised of strong academic programs that are supported by quality faculty members.

P: 815.280.2238

Karen Kissel

Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services *

This division encompasses administrative offices and processes, such as Financial Services, Student Accounts and Payments, Procurement, Auxiliary Services, Facility Services, Environmental Health & Safety and Campus Police.

P: 815.280.2346

Robert Morris

interim Vice President of Student Development *

Encompassing the offices that provide services to students, including Athletics, Admissions, Financial Aid, Counseling and Advising, Registration, Records, Transcript Evaluations, Student Activities, Disability Services, Multicultural student resources, Placement testing, and Career services.

P: 815.280.6690


Judy Connelly

Chief Human Resources Officer*

As a strategic partner, Human Resources collaborates with college divisions to attract, develop, reward, engage and retain diverse talent. HR offers guidance and implements strategies to support employee/labor relations, policy administration, performance management, compensation & benefits, wellness, learning & development, and more.  

P: 815.280.6626


Dr. Chris Ostwinkle

Interim Chief Information Officer *

This division encompasses IT support, service desk, media services, academic computing labs, and is responsible for securing the campus computing environment.

P: 815.280.6665



Kelly Rohder-Tonelli

Executive Director, Strategic Engagement *

This division advances JJC's brand image, enrollment, and other institutional initiatives through global and targeted integrated marketing plans; leads the development of key institutional publications; and implements strategies to promote the college’s image on local, regional and national levels through a tactical traditional and new media agenda. This division also oversees the college’s legislative relations activities at the state and federal levels. 

P: 815.280.2659


Dr. Escortina Ervin

Chief Equity Officer*

The Chief Equity Officer provides leadership to the President's Diversity and Inclusion Council and implementation of the Diversity Plan. The department serves as a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion for faculty, staff and students which promotes the mission and core values of the college. The Chief Equity Officer also oversees diversity-related compliance issues.

P: 815.280.2801


Kristin Mulvey

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement*

Institutional Advancement is an integrated function of fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, scholarships and grant-writing that positions JJC to secure external resources and support from stakeholders by demonstrating value, quality, and accountability. The JJC Foundation is also housed in the Institutional Advancement office.

P: 815.280.2514


Kelly Rogers

Executive Assistant to the President

The Executive Assistant to the President provides daily support to the President and maintains a highly responsive relationship regarding day-to-day office management. This role acts as a liaison to President’s Cabinet, organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts.

P: 815.280.2217


* Denotes President's Cabinet member

Public Notice: Employment contracts for June 26, 2024 Board of Trustees meeting.

Presidential Contract

Executive Vice President Contract