MC Strategic Planning





John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award, given in recognition of the excellence in community college teaching and leadership, recipients from Morton College: Robert Wood (Psychology Instructor/Tutoring Director); Carlos Dominguez (Math Instructor/SHPE Advisor), and Dr. Derek Shouba (Associate Provost)


Pursued state funding and received $4.5 million for the new academic building, which opened for students for Fall 2016 semester

College Study Skills (CSS) increased to 4 classes and overall enrollment increased; made mandatory for ENG 088 and ENG 086

Development of a new Student Success Center located on second level above library currently underway

Implemented case-load advisor model (First Year, Transfer, and Healthcare/Career) and increased the number of advisors

Dual credit courses in Morton East/Morton West have expanded to include liberal arts subjects

MC awarded $354,643 in Perkins Grant funds for FY18

MC awarded an Adult Volunteer Literacy Grant in the amount of $30,000 to be used for the Project Care Literacy Program FY18

MC Nursing Department received a Special Populations support grant from ICCB in the amount of $10,000. This grant will assist MC’s Nursing program in implementing academic coaching in nursing to improve retention and student success

MC awarded STEM grant in partnership with National Louis University of $748,681

MC awarded $620,000 for grant in collaboration with School Districts 99 and 100 to offer quality preschool

The Higher Learning Commission conducted a comprehensive Reaffirmation of Accreditation evaluation visit in October 2016; HLC continued the College’s accreditation with the next Reaffirmation visit in 2026-27

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) granted continuing accreditation to the College’s associate nursing program with the next evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2025