Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs, through its work overseeing all courses and programs at Oakton, ensures that you get real value for your time at Oakton. The Office ensures Oakton's academics deliver on the mission and values of the College, bringing quality, equity and opportunity to our students.

The Office is responsible for degree and credit certificate programs, as well as the general education courses required for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution. It's also responsible for the adult and continuing education courses offered for workforce development and lifelong learning.

The Office of Academic Affairs is made up of the following areas and teams:

The Office ensures that all courses meet Oakton's academic standards and effectively prepare students to achieve their goals. It also oversees our Online Learning division to ensure that remote students are able to access the same high-quality courses as Oakton's in-person students, expanding access to education to those who may not otherwise be able to take classes on Oakton's campuses.

In addition, the Office works with the Library and the Koehnline Museum to help students access the resources needed to succeed. We oversee internships and work-study programs to help interested students get real-world experience that will give them an edge in their job searches and careers, and we find institutional grants that may include student funding.

Meet the Office of Academic Affairs Staff

Ileo Lott
Vice President, Academic Affairs

Anne Brennan
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

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

Barbara Vazquez
Academic Operations Specialist

Jennifer Jennings
Academic Project Implementation Coordinator

Patricia Muffoletto
Academic Project Implementation Coordinator

Dzhanel Fuchidzhi
Executive Assistant

Brenda Manfredini
Administrative Assistant

Anna Shipulina
Curriculum Navigator

Cindy Nijmeh
Coordinator of College Transitions


Office of Academic Affairs
Des Plaines Campus
Room 2501
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: 847.635.1660

Faculty Support Office
Skokie Campus
Room B206
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847.635.1435