Kimberly Sluis has been promoted to vice president of student affairs and dean of students at North Central. In addition to her current responsibilities, she will lead the College’s persistence program with advisement from the student persistence committee, which she will co-chair with Peter Barger, associate academic dean and director of institutional effectiveness and professor of economics and finance. Before coming back to North Central, Sluis was residence hall director at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Ghana.
Kimberly Lisanby Barber is president of the Illinois Principals Association located in Springfield, IL. Barber is elementary principal at John F. Kennedy and Lincoln schools in Spring Valley, IL. She will serve a three-year term with the Association. She and her husband Gary live in Mendota, IL.
Mark Kolkman M ’02 was named principal of Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, IL, for the 2014-2015 school year. He previously served as assistant principal at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville.
Grant Gustafson and Jonathan Rainville will be performing at the Bonnaroo Music Festival with their band, Blank Range. Bonnaroo is one of the most prestigious music events in the nation, attracting over 100,000 people each year. It was named one of the 50 events that changed music by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Susan Lloyd is executive director of the Zilber Family Foundation in Milwaukee, WI. Her foundation leads the 10-year, $50 million Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, aimed at revitalizing some of the city's poorest neighborhoods scarred by poverty, crime, foreclosures, joblessness and low educational attainment.
Alex Knobloch was matched for a family medicine residency at Eglin Air Force Base, located near Fort Walton Beach, FL. This comes after completing the first two years of preclinical coursework in Bethesda, MD, followed by a year and a half of traveling to various military treatment facilities and VA hospitals (ranging from Honolulu to Las Vegas to Tacoma to Portsmouth) for core and elective clerkships.
Tom Nelson was selected as the Small College Sports Information Director of the Year for 2013-2014 by the National Wrestling Media Association. This includes all NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and NJCAA wrestling programs throughout the United States. Nelson has worked at St. Cloud State University since 1996 and has been one of the top media relations professionals for the Husky wrestling program.