From the President

Dr. John Avendano, KCC President 

Welcome Kankakee Community College Students and Website Visitors -


As you may know, Kankakee Community College just celebrated its 45th Commencement Ceremony for over 200 students. Following a brief break, the college will begin its summer term. 

I want to thank our Board of Trustees and the employees of Kankakee Community College for a wonderful job. Everyone everywhere is trying to do more with less, and KCC is not an exception. I applaud and appreciate the dedication of our elected officials and the employees who work hard each day to serve the best interests of you – our students.

I love the first day of a semester and term as much as I love Commencement. To me, they are the best days an educator experiences.  While some students arrive on campus with hesitation, there are those who arrive with anticipation. To both, I extend to you the resources of Kankakee Community College to help you navigate the campus and your coursework. 


As our motto states, "Start here. Finish anywhere." We at Kankakee Community College believe that whole-heartedly, and we are ready to help you do just that – Start here – Finish anywhere!

Here’s to a successful 2014 summer term for each student and employee of KCC. I wish you all the best.

— John Avendano, Ph.D.

John Avendano holds a doctorate in educational administration and foundations from Illinois State University in Normal, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, and an associate degree from Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove.