Incoming IVCC President Dr. Morris speaks on her plans


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Morris will be named IVCC’s 11th president

Ryan Nolasco, Assistant Editor

While current IVCC president Jerry Corcoran is set to retire in June, his successor Tracy Morris of Spring Valley will start in April, giving the pair some time to work together during transition.

Morris, a Putnam County High School, IVCC and Western Illinois University alumni, has worked for 28 years in education. She stated, “It is such an honor to return to the college that means so much to me.”

When asked about what students could expect from her as president, Morris said that she is “committed to ensuring that students and employees have the best experience at IVCC. I will commit to always listening to the voices of our stakeholders and to look at ways to improve the learning environment at IVCC.”

Morris was also asked if she had any plans on updating or changing policies that will affect students and/or staff.

Morris answered, “My first priority will be to do a lot of listening–to students, to faculty and staff, and to the community. We will be embarking on facility master planning and strategic planning, so the voices of our students and stakeholders are so important.” 

For any students interested in potential upcoming changes, Morris said that, “I am committed to gathering input on the impact of those decisions by talking with students. There will be a number of opportunities for students to meet with me on a variety of topics starting in April.”

Morris is also the first ever IVCC graduate to become the IVCC president, calling it “a tremendous honor.” In addition to her undergraduate degrees, Morris earned a doctorate in Adult and Higher Education and master’s in Education Counseling from Northern Illinois University,