Keisha Smith is a Kankakee native and graduate of Bishop McNamara High School. Upon earning a bachelor’s degree in community health from Northern Illinois University, Keisha returned to the community. Fulfilling a personal commitment to serve others, Keisha began her career in social services. Later, she attended the University of Phoenix and earned a master’s degree in management.
Keisha began working at KCC in 2009, and worked eight years for the Upward Bound program. Preparing first-generation high school students for college was eye-opening, as she quickly learned of the various barriers students face while pursuing a college education. As an advisor, Keisha hopes to help each student advance toward their personal and educational goals.
Keisha lives in Kankakee with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys concerts, family gatherings and outdoor games.
Adam White is thrilled to be a transfer advisor at KCC. He grew up in Kankakee and Bourbonnais and attended Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School. He has a bachelor's degree in corporate communication and journalism from Northern Illinois University—and obtained a master's degree in student affairs in higher education from Miami University of Ohio.
Adam worked in Student Services at NIU for four years before moving back to this area to be closer to family. He loves the community and is excited to support KCC students as they take courses here and make the transition to a four-year institution.
Adam and his wife have a son and a daughter. He enjoys talking and watching sports, movies and TV shows. He will also play anyone at ping pong.