Judy Mitchell Named the Ninth President of Joliet Junior College in Illinois

Judy-MitchellThe board of trustees of Joliet Junior College in Illinois named Judy Mitchell as the ninth president of the educational institution. She has been serving as interim president since March. Earlier, Dr. Mitchell served as vice president of administrative services at the college.

Joliet Junior College, located southwest of Chicago, enrolls nearly 16,000 students. Women make up 54 percent of the student body, according to the latest U.S. Department of Education figures.

In accepting the appointment, Dr. Mitchell stated that “I have been at the college for 20 years, dedicating much of my professional life to making JJC a better place for students, employees, and our community. I am honored and humbled to be chosen to lead the college into the future and I will give my all to ensure that the college is an innovative, supportive, and quality institution to meet the needs of our campus community.”

Dr. Mitchell is a graduate of Joliet Junior College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business and technology and an MBA from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, and a doctorate in community college leadership from National Louis University in Chicago.

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