• L&C Administration

    Lori Artis

    Dr. Lori Artis, Vice President of Administration

    Dr. Lori Artis joined Lewis and Clark Community College in 2000. She currently 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 earned a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Maryville University in April 2020. 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.

    Sue Czerwinski

    Dr. Susan Czerwinski, Vice President of Academic Affairs

    Dr. Susan Czerwinski serves as the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Czerwinski has been with the college since 2005, serving as an Associate Professor in the Biology Department (2005-2009), Dean of Math, Science and Technology (2009-2015), Dean of Career programs (2015-2021) and Dean of Health Science, Math and Industrial Technology (2021-2022). 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.

    Val Harris

    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.

    Sean Hill

    Dr. Sean Hill, Dean of Student Support Services

    Dr. Sean Hill serves as Dean of Student Support Services. He served Lewis and Clark as Vice President of Student Engagement from 2012-2021, when the position was renamed. Hill 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.

    Cherise Jackson

    Dr. Cherise Jackson, Vice President of Student Affairs

    Dr. Cherise Jackson serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs. Jackson began her career in higher education over 12 years ago and joined Lewis and Clark in 2021 as Dean of Student Experience. Before coming to Lewis and Clark, she served in the role of Director of Campus Operations for a Chicago-based University. As the Campus Operations Director, Cherise was responsible for the areas of student enrollment, recruiting, student services, clinical coordination, IT, budget, security, and facilities and served as the campus incident commander. Jackson guides the development and implementation of high-quality and student-centered approaches to support student success through the college experience, and she responds to student issues and concerns as needed. She has been an adjunct professor for the school of business since 2015, facilitating leadership, management and organizational leadership courses. Cherise earned a Bachelor of Arts-Communications from Fontbonne University, a Master of Arts-Training and Development from Lindenwood University and a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership. She has a passion for education equity and volunteering in the community. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and traveling.

    Sue Keener

    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.

    Brad Raish

    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 role 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.

    Brett Reinert

    Brett Reinert, Executive Director of College Effectiveness & Grant Development

    Brett Reinert currently serves as the college's Executive Director of College Effectiveness & Grant Development. Reinert also served Lewis and Clark as Interim Vice President of Enrollment from 2020-2021, but has worked for the college in various roles since he started in 1996, including Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives (2017-2020), 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.  

    Mary Schulte

    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

    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.