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Waubonsee names new vice president of educational affairs

Dr. Diane Nyhammer
Dr. Diane Nyhammer

SUGAR GROVE – Waubonsee Community College has named Dr. Diane Nyhammer as the college’s vice president of educational affairs.

She began working at the college in April and comes from Blackhawk Technical College, where she was vice president of learning/chief academic officer since 2013.

Nyhammer served for more than 11 years as a full-time English faculty member at McHenry County College and has more than 10 years of experience as an academic administrator, a news release from Waubonsee stated.

In addition to working at associate degree granting institutions, she has worked at the state and national level as the assistant director for academic affairs for the Illinois Board of Higher Education and as assistant director of accreditation services for the Higher Learning Commission.

Among her successful initiatives with previous employers was the Running Start Program at Rock Valley College, which she said increased student access and success, the release stated. The dual credit program offers high school students the opportunity to complete their junior and senior year of high school while simultaneously completing their first two years at Rock Valley College.

Nyhammer received a Ph.D. in higher education from Loyola University. She earned an M.A. in English from Northern Illinois University and a B.A. in English from Barat College.

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