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Jennifer Kirby named Director of Heartland Community College Lincoln

March 15, 2022

Heartland Community College has named Jennifer Kirby as Director of the College’s regional center in Lincoln. 

Kirby will lead the strategic planning and operations of Heartland Community College Lincoln (HCCL). She will direct, develop and enhance external relationships in the Logan County area to promote the College and support students, programs, and services. 

“Jennifer has been a dedicated and valued employee of the College for over eight years and we are very pleased with her desire to assume this next level of leadership,” said Kelli Tillery Hill, HCC Vice President of External Relations. “Jennifer has supported post-secondary students professionally at HCC and elsewhere for two decades. Her experience, coupled with engagement in programs impacting many central Illinois communities, will be invaluable to Logan County, Heartland, and our students.” 

Kirby has worked at Heartland Community College since June of 2013 when she joined as an Advisor and Recruiter. Since June of 2019, she has served as Associate Director of HCCL. She previously held positions with Robert Morris University, MacMurray College, and Illinois State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois-Springfield and Master of Science in Education from Illinois State University. 

Kirby fills the position vacated by the retirement of Kirsti Powell, a 25-year Heartland employee. Powell had served as Director at HCCL center since 2019.

 

Written by: Steve Fast