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Waubonsee Dean for Students Honored at National Conference

Waubonsee Dean for Students Dr. Scott Peska was honored as Outstanding Community College Professional

Waubonsee Community College Dean for Students Dr. Scott Peska was honored as Outstanding Community College Professional at the National Association for Student Personnel and Administrators IV East Regional Conference this month.

Peska serves on the Community College Division for the region and presented two educational sessions.

Peska came to Waubonsee in 2012, after working at Northern Illinois University (NIU) since 2004. Peska earned his doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Illinois. He also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from Illinois State University, as well as an associate degree from Highland Community College.

Dr. Melinda James, Waubonsee Vice President for Student Development, nominated Peska for the award. She also attended the conference, along with Mary Tosch, Waubonsee Student Life Manager, and Meg Junk, Waubonsee Student Life Specialist.