2022 Presidential Search

Presidential Finalists Announced

On Friday, November 4, the IVCC Board of Trustees announced two candidates had been selected as finalists to replace Dr. Jerry Corcoran as IVCC President: Dr. Tracy Morris and Dr. Matthew Seaton.  Many thanks to the Presidential Search Advisory Committee for their outstanding work during the application and semi-finalist interview phases. 

In the next step in the search process, finalists will meet with various constituency groups in forums on November 15 and 16.   Each day will conclude with the finalist interviewing with the Board of Trustees. 

Click the links below for additional information.

Meet the Finalist | Forum Schedule | Community Forum Zoom Link

Meet the Finalists

Dr. Tracy Morris Dr. Matthew Seaton

Dr. Tracy Morris serves as the Compliance Officer for Joliet Junior College. Her duties include oversight for the institution related to multiple facets of compliance, including on-time reporting, meeting legislative and accreditation requirements, and conducting assessments and reviews to determine compliance. She also serves as the Title IX Coordinator, Ethics Officer, ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, Open Meetings Act designee, and provides oversight for the review of Board policies and institutional procedures.

Dr. Morris has served 28 years in public education. In addition to her present position, her experiences include teaching high school English and psychology, grade school counselor, Counselor and Orientation Coordinator, Director of Admissions and Records, Associate Vice President for Student Services, and Vice President for Student Services. She received an Associate in Arts degree from IVCC, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western Illinois University, a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in School Counseling from Northern Illinois University, and a Doctor of Education in Adult and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University. 

Dr. Morris resides in Spring Valley with her husband, Mike, and two children.

Dr. Matthew Seaton serves as the Vice President for Business Services and Finance at Illinois Valley Community College.  As VP for Business Services and Finance, Seaton oversees budget and finance, information technology, campus security, facilities, oversight of the bookstore, human resources, purchasing, shipping and receiving, childcare, food service and risk management. Dr. Seaton also oversees Freedom of Information Act compliance.

Dr. Seaton has served in education in Illinois more than 20 years. In addition to his current position, Dr. Seaton served as a music teacher, high school principal, a unit school district superintendent, and a high school district superintendent. He earned an Associate of Science degree from Wabash Community College; a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Master of Science in Educational Administration, and Specialist of Education in Educational Administration all from Eastern Illinois University; and a Doctor of Education in Educational Administration from Illinois State University. 

Dr. Seaton resides in Streator with his wife, Jill, and six children. 

Forum Schedule

Dr. Seaton’s forums and interview will be held on November 15,

Dr. Morris’ forums and interviews will be held on November 16. 

Interested stakeholders should attend the forum reserved for their particular constituency group.  Anyone, regardless of constituency group, may attend the Open Forum for College and Community.    

Stakeholder participants at all forums will be given an opportunity to provide the Board of Trustees input utilizing an electronic Google Form.

Time Interview or Activity Location

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Support Staff/Clerical/Professional/Technical C316

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Administrative Cabinet C316

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Student Government Association Board Room

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Faculty/Counselors Cultural Centre

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Open Forum College and Community Cultural Centre

Community Forum Zoom Link

All interested stakeholders are encourage to attend the Open Forum for College and Community in person.  A Zoom link for remote participation in the forum is provided below for those who are unable to attend.  If time permits, those attending remotely, will be provided an opportunity to ask questions via the Zoom chat function.

November 15, 2022 Open Forum for Dr. Matthew Seaton


Meeting ID: 863 0701 6376

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November 16, 2022 Open Forum for Dr. Tracy Morris.


 Meeting ID: 831 7936 5133

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