Dr. Tracy Morris of Spring Valley is expected to be named Illinois Valley Community College’s 11th President this week by the Board of Trustees. Board Chair, Everett Solon, said a special meeting will be held this week to announce details of the appointment. Dr. Morris will assume presidential duties July 1, 2022, following the June 30th retirement of IVCC’s 10th President, Dr. Jerry Corcoran. She is expected to work alongside Dr. Corcoran April 1st through June 30th. Dr. Morris is the first IVCC graduate to be named IVCC President. Former president Dr. Al Wisgoski (1974-1996) graduated from IVCC predecessor LPO Junior College.
Dr. Morris is currently Compliance Officer at Joliet Junior College and performs oversight including on-time reporting, meeting legislative and accreditation requirements, and conducting assessments and reviews. She also provides oversight for the review of board policies and institutional procedures. Prior to joining JJC in 2018, she was Vice President of Student Services at Illinois Central College (2014-18) and worked 13 years at IVCC as Associate Vice President for Student Services (2010-14), Director of Admissions and Records (2003-10) and counselor and orientation coordinator (2001- 03).
She began her career as a school counselor at Annawan Grade School (1999-2001) and a teacher at Mendota High School (1994-99). Dr. Morris earned a doctorate in Adult and Higher Education and master’s in Education Counseling from Northern Illinois University, bachelor’s in psychology from Western Illinois University and an associate degree from IVCC. Dr. Morris and her husband, Mike, have two daughters.