Photo of Kishwaukee College campus and President Laurie Borowicz, AFIT's newest member

AFIT Welcomes President Laurie Borowicz

Photo of Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President of Kishwaukee College and AFIT's newest member
Dr. Laurie Borowicz
Headshot of Dr. Joanne Kantner, VP of Instruction at Kishwaukee College
Dr. Joanne Kantner

AFIT's Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Laurie Borowicz, president of Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois, has been accepted as a new member. Dr. Joanne Kantner, vice president of instruction, will serve as the College's AFIT Rep.

President Borowicz was introduced to AFIT by Executive Committee member Dr. Christine Sobek, president of Waubonsee Community College. After attending AFIT's 2020 CEO Forum & Reps Meeting in Denver, Colorado in early March, President Borowicz knew that AFIT's learning, development, and networking opportunities would benefit Kishwaukee College.

"We have been transforming our institution since I arrived as president in January 2016," said President Borowicz. "Having a network of like-minded peers and institutions can only help us achieve our goals, serve our communities, and realize our mission. Our industry is going through transformative change, and sharing best practices and learning from partners and other experts will support our critical work."

Since joining "Kish," President Borowicz spent time listening to internal and external community members to determine the path forward. From assessment of student learning to advising, she and her team have left no stone unturned. They have implemented technology and made decisions that support student success, like updating the curriculum, adding programs and certificates, improving campus facilities, and streamlining processes so they're easier for students to navigate. Under her leadership, the College's completion rate has increased by 13% in the last 4 years. Now, President Borowicz and her team are focused on eliminating the equity gap for students of color and continuing to transform the College as they deal with COVID and beyond.

AFIT looks forward to helping President Borowicz and the Kish team with their journey!