McHenry County College (MCC) has named Terri Berryman, Ph.D., as executive dean of Workforce and Community Development. She began her role on September 15, 2014.
In her role at MCC, Berryman oversees the areas of Continuing and Professional Education, Adult Education and the Shah Center for Corporate Training and Workforce Development, which houses the Illinois Small Business Development Center. She succeeds Kay Moorman, who recently accepted a position at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
“I am excited to be a part of the great workforce and community development organization at McHenry County College,” Berryman said. “I look forward to creating a strategic vision for the division that will contribute to a thriving economic environment for McHenry County residents and businesses.”
Before joining MCC, Berryman was the project director for the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) Career Pathways grant at the College of Lake County in Grayslake. In that role, she coordinated a Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant (TAACCCT) consortium grant with 17 Illinois community colleges. The grant is focused on creating online hybrid green career degrees and certificates throughout the state of Illinois. In addition to her work with the IGEN Career Pathways grant, she has 15-plus years of experience in workforce and economic development. Prior to her IGEN position, Berryman was the director of the Lake County Workforce Development Department, and worked with workforce development staff in the Metropolitan Chicago area to address regional workforce and economic development needs. She has also served as the director of Career Services for Roosevelt University and the College of Lake County. She has been an active member in many state and regional organizations committed to workforce and economic development.
In her role at MCC, Berryman reports directly to Tony Miksa, Ed.D., vice president of Academic and Student Affairs.
“I am thrilled to have Terri on our staff,” Miksa said. “Her past experience in workforce development will be especially valuable to MCC. I look forward to her continuing the excellent work of our Workforce and Community Development Division.”
Berryman earned her doctorate in Higher Education from Loyola University in Chicago, her Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Truman State University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Western Kentucky University. She lives in Gurnee.