President at College of Lake County, Founding chair for the Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) collaboration
Jerry Weber assumed the position of president of the College of Lake County in April 2009. The college enrolls over 15,000 Lake County students, serving them through three campuses by offering transfer, career, and continuing education programs.
Dr. Weber is the founding chair for the Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) collaboration that has grown to 470 colleges within AACC, the American Association of Community Colleges. SEED presidents sign a commitment to share information and resources while guiding their colleges and communities towards developing a sustainable campus and workforce (www.theseedcenter.org). Jerry Weber also serves on the Higher Education leadership circle for Solutions Generation, which is part of the MomentUs national climate awareness campaign led by ecoAmerica.
Dr. Weber is the co-founder of the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN, www.igencc.org), a consortium of all 48 Illinois community colleges. IGEN shares resources, expertise, and knowledge and guides multi-college projects in such areas as solar installations, energy efficiency, smart grid technology, and sustainable agriculture.
This year he was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Community College. He has also served on state and national boards and councils for community colleges related to international education, technology, and educational policy.
Previously, Jerry Weber was president of Kankakee Community College, a position he assumed in 2001. He has spent his career in Illinois community colleges where he began his career as teaching faculty at Harper College.
Dr. Weber holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and an M.A. in Educational Measurement and Statistics from the University of Iowa. He has also earned an M.A. in Linguistics and English Literature and a B.A. in English from Northern Illinois University.