Independence Community College is pleased to announce Jaicey Gillum as the Executive Director for Academic Outreach. Gillum previously served as the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Through academic outreach, Gillum will continue to focus on community education and workforce development initiatives through the Indy Connect Program. She will continue to serve as the Perkins Coordinator and continue to travel throughout the ICC service area to support current and future ICC Now students.
“We are excited for the opportunities Jaicey's position brings to students, and welcome communication and efforts that continue to help us remove barriers to higher education in Southeast Kansas,” said Taylor Crawshaw, Vice President of Academic Affairs.
This position is tasked to research and respond to challenges that current high school students are facing this fall semester. This source will give students a chance to start thinking about ICC and college early on, get started on classes early, and have degree plans in place they can follow through high school all the way through the completion of their Associates Degree or certificate.
“I am so excited about being in the high schools this year! Every school has welcomed me and ICC with open arms to get in and work with the students as much as possible,” said Gillum. “Having someone available down the hall that they know they can go to whenever is huge for a lot of the student we work with and I am so thankful I can be that for them. I look forward to seeing where this journey takes the ICC now program and all of the possibilities to come.”
Gillum was selected as the 2021 Perkins Coordinator Rookie of the Year.
“Jaicey is a tireless advocate for students and our community. Her passion for helping students succeed is evident in everything she does,” said Vincent Bowhay, ICC President. “We are proud that our community continues to recognize her many positive contributions.”