Leadership at Oakton

President Joianne Smith, Ph.D., provides the vision for Oakton College. An eight-member Board of Trustees, who serve six-year terms, supports her leadership.

President Smith leads an Administrative team comprising vice presidents and directors in several areas, including academic affairs; business and finance; college relations; continuing education, training, and workforce development; human resources; information technology; institutional research, curriculum and planning; and student affairs. 

Joianne Smith*

Maribel (May) Alimboyoguen
Dean of Health Careers

Robyn Bailey
Director of Operations and Administration

Marc Battista
Associate Vice President for Workforce Education 
Dean of Business and Career Technologies

Kelly Iwanaga Becker*
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning

Anne Brennan
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and College Transitions

Karl Brooks*
Vice President for Student Affairs
Chief Student Services Officer

Stephen Butera
Director of Communications and External Relations

Edwin Chandrasekar*
Vice President for Administrative Affairs
Chief Financial Officer

Sebastian Contreras, Jr.
Dean of Student Success

Leana Cuellar
Director of Student Learning and Engagement

Rick Daniels
Director of Student Life and Campus Inclusion

Colette Hands*
Chief Human Resources Officer

Jeffrey Hoffmann
Chief of Police and Emergency Management

Ruben Howard II
Director of Workforce Curriculum and Instruction

Matthew Huber
Dean of Enrollment Management

Al Grippe
Director of Grant Strategy and Development

Jesse Ivory
Dean of Adult and Continuing Education
Dean of Skokie Campus

Jacob Jeremiah
Dean of Library

David Kendrick
Director of Online Curriculum and Instruction

Mark Kiel
Dean of Counseling, Health and Wellness Services

Linda A. Korbel
Dean of Liberal Arts

Renee Kozimor
Director of Software and User Services

Andrea Lehmacher
Director of Marketing

Ileo Lott*
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

LeVon McAllister
Director of Campus Technologies

Katherine Sawyer*
Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communication
Chief Advancement Officer

Joseph Scifo
Director of Facilities

Prashant Shinde
Chief Information Officer  

Richard Van Hees
Director of Major and Planned Giving
Associate Executive Director of the Foundation

John Wade
Director of Systems and Network Services

Cheryl Warmann
Director of Student Financial Support

Daniel Weber
Director of Registrar Services

Ella Whitehead 
Assistant Director of Enrollment for Equity Outreach

Ruth Williams
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dean of Curriculum and Instruction

Wright 'Andy' Williams


*President’s Council member