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LLCC appoints two new vice presidents

Press contact: Lynn Whalen

SPRINGFIELD – Lincoln Land Community College has appointed two new vice presidents: Jason Dockter, Ph.D. as vice president of academic services and Shanda Byer as vice president of student services. Both have served as interims in those roles since January.

“I am very happy to announce that Dr. Jason Dockter and Shanda Byer were approved to serve as vice president of academic services and vice president of student services, respectively,” said Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., president of LLCC. “Both are familiar faces who have filled multiple positions at the college and stepped into interim roles without hesitation when asked to help move the college forward. I know they will continue to be tremendous assets to the college and play integral roles in the future.” 

Prior to his interim role, Dr. Dockter was associate vice president of academic services. He also served as interim dean for three academic departments, adjunct faculty coordinator and assessment coordinator for LLCC Arts and Humanities and was a faculty member in English from 2006-2018. He holds a Ph.D. in English studies from Illinois State University, an M.A. and B.A. from Eastern Illinois University and an A.A. from Elgin Community College. 

Byer’s prior roles include associate vice president of enrollment services; director of financial aid; director of admission, records and registration; and assistant director, LLCC-Beardstown. She joined the college in 1998 as assistant director, corporate/government training and economic development. Byer earned an M.S. in administrative studies in organizational leadership from the University of South Dakota and a B.S. in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Illinois College. 

The appointments became effective Aug. 23 when approved by the LLCC Board of Trustees.