Mr. Kenneth Cohn, Dean for Community Education and Corporate Outreach
Cohn has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education. He has worked at DePaul University as the Business Development Manager since 2016. He was employed at DeVry University for 10 years and most recently served as Group Director of Channel Recruitment for a large region of the United States. Before working at DeVry, Cohn worked at other colleges, as well as in corporate sales. Cohn holds a Master of Education in Secondary Education and Teaching from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western Illinois University.
The position of Dean for Community Education and Corporate Outreach is responsible for the administration of the college’s noncredit offerings such as Youth Enrichment Programs, creative interest courses, special events, corporate sales and other community-oriented programs.
Edith Rojas Powell, Corporate Operations Support Specialist
Edith joined Waubonsee Community College in 2015 with more than 15 years of experience in the manufacturing, trades and nonprofit industries, with a proven track record of executive level support. In her current role as Corporate Operations Support Specialist, she works alongside the Corporate Sales Manager to coordinate implementation of office and college procedures to ensure efficient operations.
Edith's philosophy centers around how and what she can do to assist students, customers and internal colleagues. In addition, Edith functions as a Waubonsee program advocate within the local community and continually strives for excellence in service.
Deb Jones, Workforce Coordinator
Health Professions and Public Service
Deb has more than 20 years of experience as an educator in the industries of public health, insurance and higher education. Deb has taught undergraduate and graduate-level health and public health courses at local colleges and universities. She is nationally certified as a Health Education Specialist through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.
Specializing in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of trainings and courses, Deb helps local businesses maximize employee potential.
Heather Pierce, Workforce Coordinator
Heather is a progressive adult educator with a diverse with experience in academia as well as private and public sector training. As a student at NIU, her pioneering research regarding the psychological impact of duty related trauma in 911 Telecommunicators received international recognition and has been featured in media outlets such as Time, NPR, and The Washington Post. Her work continues to influence the mental health policies of governments worldwide. She is experienced in the development and assessment of training standards and protocols at the national level. Heather has served as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National 911 in Washington D.C. She is proud to be a Waubonsee Community College alumna with an Associate of Arts in Psychology. Heather also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and is earning a Master of Arts in Educating Adults from DePaul University. She is an avid runner and cyclist in her spare time. She is active in charitable work and serves on the Board of Directors for two local non-profit organizations. Heather recently traveled to Zambia, Africa to empower girls and women by helping them to overcome the challenge of distance with the gift of bicycles. Additionally, she successfully advocated for the inclusion of girls in vocational programs at the Palabana Village for orphaned children near Chongwe and has facilitated the development of the first running club for women in the country of Zambia.