2022 Presidential Search


Hello prospective candidates and welcome to Illinois Valley Community College.  We thank you for your interest in our educational community. 

Illinois Valley Community College is a rural community college that has served the residents of District 513 since its opening within the LaSalle-Peru Township High School as LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College in 1924. The first Director was Dr. Thomas J. McCormack. The college continues to honor his memory by nominating top students as “McCormack Scholars.”

For the past 14 years, under the direction of retiring IVCC President, Dr. Jerry Corcoran, IVCC has accomplished a great deal, including but not limited to: creating a plan for continuous improvement; maintaining a quality faculty and staff; making facility and equipment improvements; and enhancing financial stability.  

We are excited you are considering joining our team.  For more information about IVCC and the application process, please refer to the following 2022 Presidential Search Prospectus.

Prospectus (PDF)

Candidate Cover Sheet

Interested applicants should download and complete the Candidate Cover Sheet, a one-page summary of the candidate’s professional career (found below), and upload this document with the completed application.

Candidate Cover Sheet (PDF)

Reference List

Interested applicants should use the document below entitled, “Reference List,” to provide contact information for eight references.   Include the names, home and business phone numbers, and email addresses for three supervisors (including board members), two direct reports, and three faculty and/or support staff from current and former institutions.  This document should be uploaded with the completed application.  

Reference List (PDF)

Begin Your Application Here

Candidates must complete an online application. A complete application includes the electronic application, cover letter, current resume, reference list, unofficial transcripts, and the Candidate Cover Sheet.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received by October 9, 2022. Applicants will be notified of receipt of application materials.


Use the link below to locate the position’s electronic application. 

Frontline Application


September 2, 2022:

Vacancy Posted and Application Opened

October 9, 2022:

Applications Close


Search Advisory Committee Reviews Applications and Selects Candidates to Interview


Semi-Finalist Interviews


Finalist Forums and Interviews with Board of Trustees

November/ December: Selection of President by Board of Trustees

2022 Presidential Search Inquiries

For additional information please contact Dr. James Carlson, Search Coordinator at Jim_Carlson@ivcc.edu or 815.224.0326.