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Our Leadership

  • Email: Keith.Cornille@heartland.edu
    Phone: 309-268-8100

    Dr. Keith Cornille (Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Edgewood College) has held various positions in higher education over the past 30 plus years, before becoming the fourth President at Heartland Community College in July 2018.   Dr. Cornille is responsible for the administration, operation and development of the College. He reports to the Board of Trustees and ensures Heartland is accomplishing its mission on behalf of District 540 residents and community partners.

    Dr. Cornille and his wife Falicia have two adult children, Justin and Dakota, both living in the Madison area.

    He currently serves on the Chamber of Commerce Board, BN COMPACT Board, BN Advantage Leadership Council and is a supporting member of Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, Great Plains LIFE Foundation, and Home Sweet Home Ministry.

  • Email: Rick.Pearce@heartland.edu
    Phone: 309-268-8100

    Rick Pearce (Ph.D. Educational Administration, Illinois State University), is responsible for Heartland's academic programs.

    Dr. Pearce serves on the Next Step Partnership Council, the Great Plains Life Foundation Board of Directors, and the United Way Collective Impact Council. He is a member of the Organization of Chinese Americans and the NAACP.

    Click the link below to learn about HCC resources in Rick's area.

    Degree and Certificate Program

  • Email: Sarah.DielHunt@heartland.edu
    Phone: 309-268-8593

    Sarah Diel-Hunt (Ph.D. Political Science, Southern Illinois University Carbondale) leads the College’s strategic enrollment management planning as well as student supports and services initiatives. Specific areas of oversight include student recruitment and enrollment services (admissions, financial aid, records and advisement), student support services, student engagement, athletics, and secondary education partnerships, including dual credit.

    Dr. Diel-Hunt’s community engagement includes serving on Laboratory Schools Citizen Advisory Council, participating in McLean County Community COMPACT, and working to promote civic engagement of college students through collaborations with community groups including the League of Women Voters and Not in Our Town initiatives.

    Click the links below to learn about HCC resources in Sarah's area.

    Admissions
    Student Support Services
    Student Life
    Athletics
    Secondary Education Partnerships

  • Email: Doug.Minter@heartland.edu
    Phone: 309-268-8100

    Doug Minter oversees Heartland's finances and general business operations. In addition, he is responsible for Human Resources, campus facilities, technology and strategic planning.

  • EmailKelli.Hill@heartland.edu
    Phone: 309-268-8100

    Kelli Tillery Hill oversees areas of Heartland that enhance community, business and government partnerships. Lifelong learning opportunities focus on professional development and personal enrichment. Numerous services support businesses and enhance economic development. Initiatives immerse HCC into the community and bring friends through Heartland’s doors.  

    Kelli has supported collaborative initiatives for the Bloomington-Normal YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal, and Multicultural Leadership Program among others. She has served on boards and councils for several entities including Leadership Illinois, ISU Mennonite College of Nursing, and Westminster Village.

    Click the links below to learn about HCC resources in Kelli's area.

    For Community Members
    For Businesses and Employers
    For Alumni and Friends
    For HCC Foundation Donors and Friends
    For HCC Lincoln Friends
    For HCC Pontiac Friends

  • Email: Traci.VanProoyen@heartland.edu
    Phone: 309-268-8288

    Traci Van Prooyen (Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Illinois State University) leads initiatives, programs, and reporting related to student learning outcomes assessment and in the instructional development of faculty and online learning.  She also oversees the Library, Tutoring, and Testing Center.

    Dr. Van Prooyen provides support and engages in the community through service at a variety of events within Unit 5 and at her church. 

    Click the links below to learn about HCC resources in Traci's area.

    Assessment Committee
    Instructional Development Center
    Online Learning
    Library
    Testing Center
    Tutoring Services

  • Email: Amy.Munson-Pawlik@heartland.edu
    Phone: 309-268-8249

    Amy Pawlik (Ph.D. Eighteenth Century British Literature and Women’s Studies, Purdue University) assists the Vice President in strategy development for the Enrollment and Student Services unit. She also provides leadership for all areas of the Student Support Services division, which includes Success Education, Student Life, Student Access and Accommodations, Counseling Services, International Programs, Project Rise, and the Child Development Lab.

    Dr. Pawlik serves as a member of the Citizens Advisory Council for Unit 5 and is an active alum of the Leadership Illinois program. She also works with the local Welcoming America coalition.

    Click the links below to learn about HCC resources in Amy's area.

    Student Life
    Student Support Services
    International Students
    Child Development Lab

  • Email: Scott.Bross@heartland.edu
    Phone: 309-268-8364

    Scott Bross leads information technology efforts at Heartland for both administrative and academic needs.

     

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    Email: Barb.Leathers@heartland.edu
    Phone: 309-268-8148

    Barbara E. Leathers (SPHR, SHRM-SCP) leads Heartland’s human resources initiatives and supporting functions.  She is a current member and past officer of the Bloomington-Normal Human Resources Council.  She serves her community and neighborhood through volunteering for various charitable and community organizations and school activities, serves as a board member for her neighborhood homeowners’ association, and participates in adopt-a-highway and neighborhood clean-up events.