Home - About L&C - Leadership - Administration L&C Administration Dr. Lori Artis, Interim President/Vice President of Administration Interim President Dr. Lori Artis joined Lewis and Clark Community College in 2000. She currently also serves as Vice President of Administration, overseeing the Human Resources, Security, Facilities, Grounds, Operations, Public Relations and Development divisions of the college. She has worked in numerous capacities for the college for the majority of her professional career. Artis received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Eastern Illinois University in 2000, earned a Master of Arts degree in 2006 from the University of Illinois – Springfield, with major emphasis in Organizational Communication and Public Relations, and will have a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Maryville University in April 2020 (all coursework completed and dissertation defense passed as of December 2019). Artis has served on boards or committees aiding the missions of the Junior League of Greater Alton, First Night River Bend, the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Planning Commission, the RiverBend Growth Association and the United Way of St. Louis Southwestern Illinois Division (SWID). She received a YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2006 and was named a top 20 Under 40 recipient by The Telegraph as part of the inaugural class of 2011. In 2017, she was given the “Chairman’s Award” by Alton’s Coalition of Concerned Citizens. Brett Reinert, Assistant Interim President/Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Assistant Interim President Brett Reinert has served Lewis and Clark as the Associate Vice President of Strategic Initiatives since 2017, but has worked for the college in various roles since he started in 1996, including Associate Vice President, Strategic Projects (2014- 2017), Associate Vice President, Strategic Technology Projects (2011- 2014), Associate Vice President, Academic Information Services (2001-2011), Director, Learning Resource Center (1997-2001) and Assistant Director for Access Services (1996-1997). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri (Graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1992), and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University in Kansas (1994). Reinert spent two years working abroad at Guam Community College before coming to Lewis and Clark. Dr. Linda Chapman, Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Linda Chapman currently serves as the Vice President of Academic Affairs for Lewis and Clark Community College, where she’s worked since 1988, planning and managing curriculum, instruction and instructional technology, conducting learning assessment, managing grant projects, and developing and managing learning support services. Chapman has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with minors in sociology and English from Simmons College (1972), a Master of Science degree in Communication Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1975), and a Doctorate in Higher Education in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University (1983). Her past work experience includes serving as a community college administrator in Michigan at Suomi College 1983-1989 and at Hudson Valley Community College in New York from 1972-1980. She has also held research positions with The College Board (1982-1983), Educational Testing Service (1982), Harvard University (1981-1983), and the Carnegie (1981) and Ford Foundations (1981). She currently serves as a peer evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission, on multiple committees with the Illinois Community College Board, and has been on the Steering Committee of the Illinois Transfer Initiative since 2015. Chapman also served on the Illinois State Board of Education, from 1980-1992. Locally, Chapman has served on boards or committees serving the missions of the Oasis Women’s Center, AAUW, the Lovejoy Memorial Foundation and the Alton Community School District Athletic Association. She is a past chair of the local United Way, where she has also served on the Campaign Steering Committee, the Executive Committee, and as a member of the Illinois United Way Executive Committee. She is a current member of the Alton Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, the Marquette Catholic High School Foundation Board and the SIUE STEM Center External Advisory Council. Awards received include the first-ever Greenville College Partner’s Award, a YWCA Women of Distinction Award, a Community Service Award from the Madison County Urban League, an Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award from the Illinois Community College Board, an NAACP Educational Service Award, an Athena Award, the Coalition of Concerned Citizens of Alton Chairman’s Award and the Illinois Education Research Council Service Award. Dr. Susan Czerwinski, Dean of Career Programs Dr. Susan Czerwinski has served Lewis and Clark as the Dean of Career programs since 2015, but has been with the college since 2005, serving as an Associate Professor in the Biology Department (2005-2009), and as Dean of Math, Science and Technology (2009-2015). She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Illinois Benedictine College (graduated Cum Laude, 1984) and a Doctorate in Physiology and Biophysics from the College of Medicine of the University of Illinois – Chicago (1988). Prior to L&C, Czerwinski was an Adjunct Professor in Biology at Greenville College (2002-2005), a private scientific consultant for NASA (1999-2000), and a Research Physiologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1990-1998). She was also an American Heart Association Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (1988-1990), and a teaching and research assistant at the University of Illinois – Chicago (1984-1988). Over the course of her career, she has been involved with professional societies, including the American College of Sports Medicine (1984-1989), the American Society of Animal Science (1989-1998), and the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (2003-2009). Czerwinski has written several successful grant proposals and her research has been published in numerous scientific journals including the American Journal of Physiology, the Journal of Animal Science, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine & Science in Sports Exercise and Proceedings of the Nutrition Institute. Dr. Val Harris, Associate Dean of Adult Education Dr. Val Harris became Associate Dean of Adult Education in 2012, but began serving Lewis and Clark Community College in 1991. She has a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences, with a major in Psychology, from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (1985), a Master of Science in Education, Reading Specialist, from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1993), and a Doctorate in Higher Education from Maryville University (2016). Her previous work experience includes a role as Director of Adult Education at Lewis and Clark (1993-2012), Public Assistance Retention Specialist at Lewis and Clark (1991-1993), Instructor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1989-1991), and Reading Disabilities Diagnostician at Lewis and Clark at SIUE (1989-1991). Over the course of her career, Harris has been involved with numerous professional organizations, including the IACEA - the voice of adult education in Illinois – Executive Board (Past President, Chair of Legislative Committee), Workforce Innovation Board, Local Area 22 (Madison and Bond Counties, 2015-present), L&C Strategic Plan Steering Committee member (2010-2011), Lewis and Clark Area Planning Council (Past Chair, 1998-present), Illinois Community College Board Strategic Planning Task Force (2009), The Job Center Board – Workforce Investment Area 21 (2003-present), Illinois Community College Board Funding Task Force (2002-2003), and Illinois Community College Advisory Council (2000-2001). Her community affiliations include Alton Area Habitat for Humanity Board (Former President, Secretary, current Board member, 2009-present), Lewis and Clark Habitat for Humanity Affiliate Board (Secretary, 2011-present), Alton Tax Project, Volunteer Tax Preparer (2006-present), and Weed and Seed Strategy Steering Committee (2006-2011). Awards and accolades include the 2016 Alton YWCA Women of Distinction Award, 2016 Concerned Citizens of Alton Chairman Award, 2013 Madison County Urban League Community Service Excellence Award, 2010 100 Black Men Community Service Award recipient, 2009 IACEA – the Voice of Adult Education Administrator of the Year. Dr. Sean Hill, Vice President of Student Engagement Dr. Sean Hill has served as L&C’s Vice President of Student Engagement since 2012, though he originally joined Lewis and Clark as an instructor of psychology in 2002. During his 10 years as a member of the college faculty, he taught courses in psychology, sociology and education. He also served as coordinator of social sciences from 2006-2012. Hill earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Anderson University in 1996. He completed his Master of Arts degree in Student Personnel from Slippery Rock University in 1998. Hill earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Research Methodology/Human Development from Loyola University Chicago in 2005. Hill currently serves on the boards of the Edwardsville Community Symphony (founding board president) and the C.G. Jung Society of Saint Louis. He previously served on the boards of the United Way Southwest Illinois Auxiliary and the Mustard Seed Peace Project. Hill is a member of the Peer Corps of the Higher Learning Commission, which is the primary accrediting body for colleges and universities in the North Central region. He serves on several colleges committees and co-advises the Student Government Association. Nancy Kaiser, Associate Vice President, Accounting and Chief Budget Officer Nancy Kaiser currently serves Lewis and Clark as Associate Vice President, Accounting and Chief Budget Officer, but began her employment with the college in October 1995. She served the college as an accountant until 2003, when she was promoted to Assistant Director, and in 2005, she was appointed Associate Vice President, Accounting. In 2012, her title changed to Associate Vice President, Accounting and Chief Budget Officer. Kaiser earned her Bachelor of Science in Business and Administration, majoring in Accounting, from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1981. She currently lives in Carrollton, Illinois and spends her time volunteering at her church. Sue Keener, Executive Secretary to the President Sue Keener has served as the Executive Secretary to the President and Board of Trustees since she joined Lewis and Clark Community College in 2011. She holds a Certificate from Hickey School’s Cooperative Honors Secretarial Program, which she earned in 1982, and has been employed as an Executive Secretary since that time. Keener has been a notary since 1988, and has skills in shorthand and typing, Word, Excel, Quicken, accounts payable/receivable and income tax preparation. Dr. Jill Lane, Dean of Transfer Programs Dr. Jill O’Shea Lane has served Lewis and Clark as the Dean of Transfer Programs since 2008, but originally came to the college as an Assistant Professor of Speech in 2004. Prior to L&C, she served as an Associate Professor of Communication at Lone Star Community College in Texas (2001-2004) and as an adjunct faculty member at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois for many years. Lane’s extensive experience in higher education and government includes serving as the Director of Governmental Relations at the Illinois Community College Board (1996-2000), and as Projects Manager of the Illinois Legislative Studies Center at the University of Illinois – Springfield (1988-1996). She has also served as staff to the Illinois Legislature as an Analyst at the Illinois Citizens Assembly (1987-1988) and as staff in the Illinois Governor’s Office as a Budget Analyst for the Bureau of the Budget (1983-1986). Lane has authored several publications and presented at numerous regional, state and national conferences. Over the course of her career, she has been involved in many community organizations including the Meeting of the Rivers Museum Foundation Board (2013-present), the Jacoby Arts Center Board of Trustees (2010-2013) and Evangelical Elementary (2004-2015). Lane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Drake University (1982), a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Illinois – Springfield (1990), and a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Maryville University of St. Louis (2016). She and her family reside in Godfrey. Brad Raish, Director of Security Brad Raish joined Lewis and Clark as Director of Campus Safety in 2014. He holds an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Southwestern Illinois College and a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University with an emphasis on coaching and counseling. Raish is a licensed Illinois first responder (EMR), ALICE active shooter trainer, and Title IX investigator. Raish also holds the following certifications: Clery compliance, Advanced Interview and Interrogation, National Incident Management System (NIMS 100-200-700-800), Weapons of Mass Destruction First Responder, Verbal De-escalation, and various firearms certifications. He is certified in threat assessment and plays an intricate roll in Lewis and Clark's Threat Assessment team. Raish continues to grow relationships between the L&C campuses and their surrounding municipalities. He has more than 20 years of experience in customer service and/or security services. In the past Raish has served on multiple community boards such as the United Way, little league organizations and other not-for-profit organizations within his community. Kent Scheffel, Vice President of Enrollment Kent Scheffel joined L&C in 1992 as Coordinator of the Radio Broadcasting Program after working in radio station management and advertising. He has served the college as Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Director of Media Services, Associate Vice President for Community Education and Media Services, Associate Vice President for Community Services, and now serves as Vice President of Enrollment Services. Included in his responsibilities are L&C's enrollment-related functions, N.O. Nelson Campus and Community Education Centers, the High School Partnership Program (dual credit), and Career and Veteran Services. Scheffel currently serves as president of the Southwestern School Foundation and on the Riverbend CEO Program Board of Directors. He is a past treasurer and president of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, the national accrediting body for dual credit programs, and served on the board of directors for 10 years. He is a past president of the Southwestern School District Board of Education, former chair of the RiverBend Growth Association and the Southwest Illinois Division of the United Way, former treasurer of the Illinois Community College Chief Student Service Officers, and former village trustee in Brighton, Illinois. His work with dual credit has been cited in two books and numerous publications, he has presented on the subject and served as a moderator at Congressional briefings in Washington, D.C., and has given presentations to state dual credit organizations throughout the country. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a Master's in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Mary Schulte, Vice President of Finance Mary Schulte has served as Vice President of Finance since 2012, but has been with the college since November 1997. During that time, she has served the college in various positions within the finance area, including Associate Vice President of Finance (2005). Schulte earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University in 1989 and a Master in Business Administration degree from Missouri Baptist University in 2016. Prior to Lewis and Clark, Schulte worked in banking and held management positions in both the accounting and customer service areas. She and her husband reside in Jerseyville and are members of Holy Ghost Church. Gabe Springer, Director of Human Resources Gabe Springer joined Lewis and Clark Community College in 2013. He currently serves as the Director of Human Resources. In his role, Springer is responsible for overseeing the human resource function of the college, including but not limited to onboarding, recruitment, conflict resolution, benefit programming and administration, compensation planning, job classification review, collective bargaining, budgeting, Title IX investigations, regulatory and legal compliance, and retirement assistance. He also serves as the College's representative on the State University Retirement System (SURS) Member Advisory Committee. Springer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (2005) and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Illinois-Springfield (2011). Before coming to Lewis and Clark, he spent the first eight years of his career engaged in higher education policy and public sector management, including oversight of human resource functions. Springer has been involved with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and holds the SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification. He currently volunteers as a panel member on a United Way of Greater St. Louis, Southwestern Illinois Division (SWID) Allocations committee, and has previously dedicated time to multiple other education-based advocacy groups in his hometown. Jeff Watson, Chief Information Officer Jeff Watson currently serves the college as Chief Information Officer, but has worked at Lewis and Clark since 1992. Outside of his current role, Watson has also held the roles of Computer Support Specialist, Network Administrator and Associate Vice President of Networks and Systems. Watson holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in Data Processing from Lewis and Clark (1991), an Associate in Science degree from Lewis and Clark (1994), a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Management and Information Systems from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2008) and a Master in Business Administration from Missouri Baptist University (2012), where he earned a 4.0 GPA.