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Speakers Bureau

With topics ranging from athletics to voting, representatives from KCC's speaker's bureau are available to present at local organization's meetings free of charge.

Nine experts from the college have extended the offer to share their knowledge with local civic, professional, service, government and educational organizations. The speaker's bureau is a service of KCC to the community.

To reserve a speaker for an event, email or phone Elizabeth Becvar: ebecvar@kcc.edu or 815-802-8253. Please provide the name of your organization, the type of meeting, the approximate size of the audience, the name of the speaker and the requested topic.

The speakers and their topics are:

John Avendano

John Avendano, Ph.D., president of KCC 

  • Succession Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Community Colleges
  • Leadership
Michael Boyd

Michael Boyd, Ph.D. vice president of instructional and student success 

  • Student Success
  • Instruction & Assessment
  • Leadership
  • Strategy & Innovation
  • Quality Improvement
  • Six Sigma
  • High School to College Transition
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Literature and Critical Theory
  • Athletics & Academic Success
  • Institutional Accreditation​
Dick Frey ​Richard Frey, member of KCC's board of trustees; retired dean of adult education
  • KCC and You
Dr. James Paul ​James Paul, D.A., retired professor from the Humanities and Social Sciences Division
  • History
  • The French Canadian Interview Project
  • The Perry Farm: Past, Present and Future
Dana Washington ​Dana Washington, director of workforce services/business instructor
  • Effective Communications for Successful Management
  • Email Etiquette
Julia Waskosky ​Julia Waskosky, dean of student development
  • College Readiness
  • Tips for First-time Supervisors
  • Student Success Strategies for the College Experience
Ken West Kenneth West, professor of Philosophy and Religion
  • Education and Social Mobility
  • Education and the Good Life
  • Why Education Matters
  • What to Expect When You’re Dying!
  • What Really Matters in Life?
Tim Wilhelm ​Tim Wilhelm, professor, Business/Technology Division
  • The Impending Energy and Infrastructure Crisis
  • The "Peak Oil" Problem
  • The Roles of Alternative Energy Sources and Resources
  • Solar/Photovoltaic Technology and Applications
  • The Role that KCC Plays to Prepare Students