Schaumburg Business Association

Harper College

  • College/University
1200 W Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 925-6000
  • About

    The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.

    Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving more than 40,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.

  • Whom to Contact

    • Patrick Bauer
      Interim CIO/VP Information Technology
    • Mary Budyak
    • Phil Burdick
      Assistant Vice President
    • Phil Burdick
      Chief Communications Officer
    • Maria Coons
      Senior Executive to the President, Board Liaison and Vice President of Workforce and Strategic Alliances
    • Kenneth Ender
    • Lori Eschenbaum
      Administrative Coordinator
    • Amie Granger
      Media Relations
    • Njambi Kamoche
      Dean of Resources for Learning
    • Brian Knetl
      Associate Dean of Liberal Arts
    • Robyn Leslie
    • Fredia Martin
    • Sheila Quirk-Bailey
      Chief of Staff, Office of the President
    • Steve Ritch
      Manager - Job Placement Resource Center
    • Judy Thorson