A Welcome from the President


Photo Dr. Jerome CorcoranHello, I am Dr. Jerry Corcoran, President of Illinois Valley Community College, and I’m delighted that you are interested in knowing more about our fine college.

On behalf of the IVCC Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to our website.  The Illinois Valley Community College District was established in 1924, making it the second oldest community college in the state of Illinois. Our 2,000 square mile district encompasses all or parts of eight counties.  We’re very proud of the high quality programs and services we have to offer which are the direct result of our employing outstanding faculty and dedicated staff.  

The College’s strategic plan includes five goals:

  1. Enable all students to identify their educational and career goals;
  2. Promote the value of higher education;
  3. Grow and nurture our college resources;
  4. Determine and respond to technological needs; and
  5. Promote understanding of diverse cultures and beliefs.

If your goal is to enroll in college courses with the intent of earning an associate degree and possibly a baccalaureate degree, or earning a certificate with a new skill set that will lead to immediate employment, or if you are simply interested in taking courses for pleasure, there is no place so close as IVCC that can take you so far.  Because we are your community college, we have something for everyone and we’re here to serve you!

Please take a moment to explore our website where you will discover a wide range of information.  Our employees would be happy to have you join us on campus for a personal tour, discuss your career goals with our counselors, meet our professional and award-winning faculty, browse our library, surf the net, or take advantage of what we have to offer in our bookstore.  There are three reasons why we’ve been so successful over our 84-year history: quality, cost and convenience.

I hope that you’ll soon take advantage of the wonderful opportunities we have to offer at Illinois Valley Community College.  Begin your educational journey today by calling our director of admissions, Mark Grzybowski , at 815.224.0437, or email him at Mark_Grzybowksi@ivcc.edu.

Thank you for visiting our website.



Dr. Jerry Corcoran