Campus Notebook

Kish College administrators assume new roles

Three administrators at Kishwaukee College have assumed new roles. Pictured (from left) are Michelle Rothmeyer, vice president of Student Services; Kevin Fuss, vice president of Administration; and M. Joanne Kantner, vice president of Instruction.
Three administrators at Kishwaukee College have assumed new roles. Pictured (from left) are Michelle Rothmeyer, vice president of Student Services; Kevin Fuss, vice president of Administration; and M. Joanne Kantner, vice president of Instruction.

Three administrators at Kishwaukee College have assumed new roles on campus. Each began serving in their new positions on July 1.

M. Joanne Kantner has been named the vice president of Instruction. As VPI, Kantner is the chief academic officer responsible for leadership, oversight, outcomes and compliance of the educational mission of the college. All academic programs, workforce programs and academic support departments report to the VPI.

Kantner holds a B.S. in mathematics from Rockford University, an M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. in adult and higher education, both from Northern Illinois University. Kantner has been with the college for 15 years beginning as an adjunct mathematics instructor and then as dean of Adult and Transition Programs, prior to assuming the interim duties at the executive dean of Learning Services in 2016-17.

Michelle Rothmeyer has been named vice president of Student Services. As VPSS, Rothmeyer is responsible for providing leadership, vision and direction for the college’s Student Services division. The departments reporting to her are Student Involvement, Athletics, Dean of Students, Early Childhood Center, TRiO Student Support Services and Upward Bound, Financial Aid, Student Outreach, Counseling, Academic Advising and Admissions, Registration and Records.

Rothmeyer holds a B.A. from Judson University and an M.S.Ed. in adult and higher education from Northern Illinois University. She is pursuing her Ed.D. in community college leadership at NIU. Rothmeyer has been with the college for two years as the director of Admissions, Registration and Records prior to assuming interim VP of Student Services duties in early 2017.

Kevin Fuss has been named the vice president of Administration. The VPA is responsible for overseeing college facilities (custodial, maintenance and grounds), business office (including finance and purchasing), management of institutional research activities and oversees new grant applications and all accreditation activities. Fuss also serves as the college’s treasurer and Freedom of Information officer.

Fuss holds a B.S. in economics and M.B.A., both from Northern Illinois University. Fuss has been with the college for 18 years, serving as the director of Institutional Research, associate VP of Institutional Effectiveness and VP of Institutional Effectiveness prior to assuming his new duties.

For information on Kishwaukee College, visit www.kish.edu.

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