KC Names New President

(CENTRALIA, IL) — Kaskaskia College has named it’s next president to replace Dr. Jim Underwood who will be retiring June 30, 2015. Dr. Penny Quinn of Pawnee Rock, Kansas is currently serving as College Vice President of Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kansas. She has twenty-five years of experience in public higher education and twenty-three years in the community college system serving as an instructor, department chair, director of student retention, honor program director, federal grant coordinator, and academic and student services. In her current role, she oversees all instructional and student programs and services including academic advising, academic transfer programs, financial aid, enrollment services, campus safety, career planning, the Center for Adult Education, Child Development Center, continuing education, counseling services, disability services, and much more. Quinn received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University, a master’s degree from Washington State University and her doctorate degree from Indiana State University.