Morton College appoints two new leaders

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Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, announced two new appointments to its leadership teams. Dr. Keith McLaughlin will assume the Provost role after serving as Interim Provost for the school since early 2017, and Micheal Kott has been promoted to the role of Director of Library & Instructional Technologies.

“Both Keith and Micheal have contributed so much to our institution, its students, and programming over the course of their time here,” said Dr. Stan Fields, President of Morton College. “In their new roles, they will play an even bigger part in shaping the educational experience at Morton College, and we are grateful for their continued work and dedication to our college.”

Keith McLaughlin has more than 24 years of experience working in community colleges across the country. Since joining the Morton College staff in 2010, he has served as Associate Dean of Instruction, Dean of Careers & Technical Education, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Vice President of Institutional Planning & Effectiveness, and most recently, Interim Provost. McLaughlin holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration with specialization in community college from the University of Texas at Austin.

In 2008, Micheal Kott was appointed Multimedia Specialist at Morton College, before advancing to the role of Associate Director of Digital Media. In addition to leading all digital media efforts for the school, Kott also oversees online content, marketing and strategy. In his new role, library services and instructional learning technologies will also fall under his purview. Kott earned a BA in Computing and a Master’s Degree in Digital Media from DePaul University.

“Keith and I will work collaboratively in overseeing our academic and budgetary affairs and support functions, while Micheal will help ensure our technology remains current and our library continues to serve our college community,” continued Fields. “They will both do a fantastic job in their new roles.”