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Our Leadership

Keith Cornille, President
Keith Cornille

Dr. Keith 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.

Phone: 309-268-8100

Kelli Hill, Vice President of Continuing Education and Advancement
Kelli Hill

Kelli Hill oversees areas of Heartland that enhance community, business and government partnerships. Learning opportunities supported by her division go beyond traditional college credit coursework.
Phone: 309-268-8100

Contact Kelli or click on any of the links below to learn about HCC resources in her area.

For individuals interested in life long learning:

For businesses and organizations:

For community partners:

Rick Pearce, Vice President of Learning and Student Success
Rick Pearce

Dr. Rick Pearce is responsible for the areas of recruitment, instruction and support of students in Heartland's academic programs. He also collaborates with K-12 schools and other higher education partners.

Phone: 309-268-8105

Contact Rick or click on any of the links below to learn more about the areas he supports.

Doug Minter, Vice President of Business Services
Doug Minter

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

Email: Doug.Minter@heartland.eduPhone: 309-268-8100

Sarah Diel-Hunt, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Sarah Diel-Hunt

Dr. Sarah Diel-Hunt leads initiatives, programs and reporting that span all of Heartland's academic units. She also oversees student learning outcomes assessment and online learning.

Phone: 309-268-8593

Contact Sarah or click on any of the links below to learn more about her areas of responsibility.

For high school students:

For Heartland students:

For the College:

Scott Bross, Chief Information Officer
Scott Bross

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

Phone: 309-268-8364