College Administration

Meet the president of ECC and his cabinet.


David Sam

President
David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM
847-214-7374
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The president is the college's chief executive officer, reporting to the board of trustees. The president guides internal operations which ensure student success and meet the current and emerging needs of the community.

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Peggy Heinrich

Vice President of Teaching, Learning, & Student Development
Peggy Heinrich, EdD
847-214-7635
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This office is dedicated to student success through coordination of the college’s academic programs and services. The vice president oversees all instructional divisions, learning resources, and student services.

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Philip Garber

Vice President of Planning, Institutional Effectiveness & Technology
Philip Garber, PhD
847-214-7285
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This office is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a broad range of processes related to strategic planning, analysis, and/or evaluation of the institution’s effectiveness; serves the campus community by conducting quantitative and qualitative research, as well as providing and maintaining information technology services. The vice president works with college administrators, faculty, and staff to support and guide management’s strategic planning activities, institutional research, and information technology services throughout the campus.

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Kimberly Wagner

Vice President of Business & Finance
Kimberly Wagner, EdD
847-214-7124
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This office provides financial leadership and business support services for staff, faculty, and students and is also responsible for facilities and physical plant management.

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Lourdes Blacksmith

Managing Director of Community Engagement & Legislative Affairs
Lourdes "Lulu" Blacksmith, EdD
847-214-7273
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In addition to building productive partnerships and strategic relationships with businesses, institutions, and individuals throughout Community College District 509, this office oversees the college’s legislative initiatives.


Toya Webb

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Toya Webb, EdD, MS, CPC
847-214-7823
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This office is responsible for all marketing and communications initiatives for the college including media relations, social media, crisis communications, publications, digital marketing, branding, advertising, web, and print services. The chief marketing and communications officer works with college administrators, faculty, staff, and students to support and guide strategic marketing and communications activities throughout the campus.


David Davin

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement & ECC Foundation
David Davin
847-214-7143
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Coordinating efforts in resource development and alumni relations for the college, this office also directs grant development and resource development strategies, as well as the college’s private, not-for-profit foundation.

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David Kintz, chief of police

Chief of Police
David Kintz
847-214-7885
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The police department is the law enforcement agency responsible for the safety and security of the college community.

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Respicio Vazquez

Legal General Counsel
Respicio Vazquez, JD
847-214-7760
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Serving under the direction of the president and acting as liaison with outside counsel.


Anthony Ray

Chief Human Resources Officer
Anthony Ray
847-214-7415
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This office recruits, retains and develops a diverse workforce that supports the mission of the college.

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Diane Kerruish

Senior Executive Assistant to the President
Diane Kerruish, AS
847-214-7374
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Under the direction of the president, the senior executive assistant is responsible for the operational needs of both the president and the board of trustees, is the local election official, and acts as the chief liaison between the president and the public, employees, students, board of trustees, ECC Foundation directors and public officials.