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“To enrich lives through learning and community engagement.”


John A. Logan College believes in the inherent worth and dignity of the individual. Derived from that belief is the concept that education is important to the cultural, intellectual, and social enlightenment of the individual; that high-quality educational opportunities are the right of the citizens to whom the College belongs; and that education is vital to the area’s economic growth. Because our citizens have worth, dignity, and potential regardless of their age, economic status, or social station, the College assumes the obligation to serve its citizens through an open-admission concept with lifelong learning opportunities.

Within the limits of the College’s ability to attain and maintain a solid financial base, it is ready and eager to provide low-cost traditional and non-traditional education opportunities whenever, wherever, and however they are needed by the citizens to improve the quality of their lives.


Through innovation and equitable learning opportunities, John A. Logan College will be a College of excellence that inspires growth, cultivates learning, and promotes cultural understanding.

Student Learning Outcomes

The faculty and staff of John A. Logan College are committed to providing students with opportunities to develop learning abilities that will last a lifetime. Graduates will be prepared to succeed in their personal and professional lives because of achieved competence in the following student learning outcomes:

  1. Communication: Students express thoughts, ideas, and feelings in both written and oral modes.
  2. Critical Thinking: Students apply a rational and methodical approach to problem solving based on use of appropriate evidence.
  3. Cultural and Global Awareness: Students demonstrate an understanding of the influence of culture and society.
  4. Information Literacy: Students locate, evaluate, retrieve, organize, create, and disseminate information.
  5. Quantitative Reasoning: Students use and understand numbers to interpret, evaluate, and express information in quantitative terms.

Institutional Goals

  1. Cultivate a healthy and safe community that fosters learning and productivity.
  2. Define and use data to support student success and institutional decision-making.
  3. Implement practices that promote JALC core values of student-centered, integrity, respect, community, and optimism.
  4. Position JALC as a strategic partner for the betterment of southern Illinois.
  5. Provide internal and external communication that is consistent and accurate.
  6. Support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that empowers individuals to perform at the highest level.

Core Values


We are committed to providing quality learning opportunities and assisting students at each
step in their educational journey.


We are committed to creating trust and confidence in our college community that acts
with honesty and forthrightness, holding ourselves to high academic and ethical


While recognizing and valuing the dignity and uniqueness of every person, we are
committed to creating a positive community where everyone is appreciated and
considered for their contributions and performance.


We are committed to cultivating partnerships within the community for the mutual benefit of
the College and the southern Illinois region.


We are committed to looking at things with a positive eye and an open mind, trying to see the
good in things first. Everything we do is with an effort to foster a positive environment even in
the toughest challenges.

Board of Trustees

William J. Kilquist, Chair
Aaron Smith, Vice-Chair
Jacob “Jake” Rendleman, Secretary
Rebecca Borgsmiller
Brent Clark
Mandy Little
Glenn Poshard
Madilyn Kerrigan, Student Trustee

Officers of the College

Dr. Kirk Overstreet, President
Dr. Susan LaPanne, Vice-President for Business Services & CFO
Dr. Stephanie Chaney Hartford, Provost