Office of the President

Office of the President

Message from the President

Dr. Laurie Borowicz

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world for all of us, and Kishwaukee College, like all other institutions of higher education, shifted to a new way of learning and working. We continue to offer quality online and limited face-to-face classes to help students achieve their educational goals.

The College continues to follow the guidelines provided by the Governor’s office, CDC, and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Additional information about the College’s response to COVID-19 can be found on the COVID-19 Resources webpage.

We know, now more than ever, that change is constant in our world. As we implement new ideas and approaches, we are experiencing some bumps and challenges, but we are also having some great “ah-ha” moments. At Kish, we have lived through change for the past decade, adjusting to the evolving landscape of higher education. I am proud of how we continue to provide new and innovative ways to serve our communities and achieve our mission.

I encourage you to check out our courses and programs, including a fully online associate degree, which allows students to take classes that fit their schedules and other obligations. Please take some time to explore the many learning opportunities available at the College.

At Kish, face-to-face or online, we continue to be focused on serving the educational needs of our students. Stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

Dr. Laurie Borowicz
Kishwaukee College

President's Goals 2021-2022

  1. Create a returning/working adult comprehensive guided pathway to earn a degree at Kishwaukee College.
  2. Expand internships and apprenticeship programs with local businesses by 15% between FY21 and FY22 (from 60 to 69 students).
  3. Implement practices to promote civility and equity in our campus community.
  4. Update 2018 College Strategic Plan.
  5. Develop a plan for the expenditure of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF).

Contact Us

Dr. Laurie BorowiczPresidentP815-825-9334Elborowicz@kish.eduOOffice: C2170
Michelle OhlingerExecutive AssistantP815-825-9324Emohlinger@kish.eduOOffice: C2170


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