Jessie Blackburn has been named director of Lincoln Land Community College, located at 1 Lincoln Land Drive in Litchfield.
Blackburn, who began her duties Friday, March 1, previously served as interim director of LLCC in Litchfield and academic success professional in the LLCC Center for Academic Success. She has been with the college since 2014.
Prior to joining LLCC, Blackburn taught high school for ten years, with six of those years at Litchfield High School. She earned her bachelor's degree in English education from Eastern Illinois University, and is currently finishing her master's degree in education from University of Illinois at Springfield.
"I am excited to serve in the director's role for LLCC in Litchfield and will work hard to provide access to quality education and services for students,"said Blackburn. "Montgomery County is my home, where I grew up, attended school, taught in the public school system and am raising my own family, so I am dedicated to the continued success of the LLCC Center in Litchfield and its outreach in the local communities."
Blackburn will oversee operations of LLCC in Litchfield, which provides credit and non-credit educational opportunities in transfer and career training fields. LLCC in Litchfield also offers dual enrollment classes for high school students, along with free GED preparation and literacy tutoring.
For more information, call 217-786-3401, or visit www.llcc.edu/litchfield.