Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson

Day 1  |  Tuesday, February 6
4:45 – 5:00pm  |  (Brickyard 1/2/3)
Postsecondary Choices at the Heart of the Community: How our community colleges help us scale options for all learners







Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson, Executive Director for the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), joined the ICCB in 1999 and has served as Executive Director since 2013.   Dr. Anderson’s experience includes 18 years at ICCB, 11 years with campus administration, and 12 years teaching experience, for a total of over 40 years of educational experience. Prior to her work at the ICCB, Dr. Anderson was the principal and president of Ursuline Academy in Springfield; provost, registrar, and acting president of Springfield College in Illinois; assistant professor of English at Milliken University; a trustee of St. John’s College of Nursing; and a professor and coordinator of the Bilingual Business Studies Program at Midway College in Kentucky.  Dr. Anderson is currently serving as Chair for the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges.

Dr. Anderson received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville. Dr. Anderson is also the author of an ESL college-level textbook. In November, 2010, Dr. Anderson received the Outstanding Service Award from the Illinois Council of Community College Administrators and the Meritorious Service Award in 2016 from Illinois Community College Trustees Association.  As Executive Director of ICCB, she has participated in three White House Summits.   She speaks four languages and has two sons.

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