Dr. Kirk Overstreet, President of John A. Logan College

Office of the President

Office of the President

Office of the President

Dr. Kirk Overstreet, President of John A. Logan College

Kirk Overstreet, Ph.D., serves as President of John A. Logan College. Dr. Overstreet holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organization Development from Benedictine University, a Master of Arts degree in History from Ball State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from North Central College.

President Overstreet has served in higher education positions since completing his Master’s degree in History in 2004. Before coming to John A. Logan, he served in serval roles in higher education, including Assistant Provost of Instruction at the College of DuPage, administrative positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a senior leadership member in a private post-secondary institution in Chicago. Until 2017 he served as an adjunct instructor of history at Lewis University. Before his work in higher education, Dr. Overstreet spent 15 years in the electrical construction industry as a Journeyman/Lineman. These formative years have helped guide his work with the community college mission of education and career training.

His credo is to be a leader who is “Thoughtful, Reflective, and Intentional.”

Dr. Overstreet is a first-generation student who started at a community college, left, and rebooted his educational pursuits at a community college—giving him a deep understanding of the many issues that our students face in their pursuits in higher education.  Overall, his work has focused on providing quality educational opportunities to the community by leading change through inquiry, collaboration, and innovation.