Lake Land Appoints First Dean of Academic Operations | Education



MATTOON – The Lake Land College Board of Trustees has promoted staff member Emily Ramage to the college’s first dean of academic operations.

The board created the new position of dean and filled this position at the close of its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening. Lake Land said the dean of academic operations will report directly to the vice president of academic services and oversee all support services within the academic services unit.

Ramage previously served as the Director of Grants and Academic Operations at Lake Land and has been a member of the Academic Services team since 2016. She oversaw the insurance argument of the college’s Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and has been actively involved in the HLC review process. for several years.


In other areas, the board voted to extend Lake Land’s digital marketing contract with Interact Communications of La Crosse, Wisconsin by one year for $ 83,709. The contract came into effect in October 2020.

Lake Land Director of Marketing and Public Relations Kelly Allee said the first campaign with Interact resulted in college ads appearing 1.5 million times to people in the community college district via YouTube, sites. General internet, TV streaming, TikTok and Google browsing. This holistic approach resulted in 33,014 visits to the college’s website and 463,939 video ad views from December 2020 to August 2021, she said.

The council also voted for:

  • purchase a CDL driving simulator from Virage Simulation Inc. of Montreal for $ 115,000;
  • accept Teutopolis Auto Repair’s donation of a vehicle alignment machine valued at $ 5,000 for the automotive technology program at the Lake Land site in Marshall;
  • hire Springfield’s EL Pruitt Co. for $ 53,832 to replace the remaining campus water fountains with newer models with bottle fillers.

Acting Director of Student Life David Seiler talks about Wednesday’s Welcome Day and other upcoming Student Activities Council events at Lake Land College.

Contact Rob Stroud at 217-238-6861.



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