The President serves as the college's Chief Executive Officer and is directly responsible to the Board of Trustees for the overall operation and administration of the college and providing leadership to academic affairs, student services, and fiscal operations of the college. 

The President ensures that all personnel demonstrate maximum unity of effort to achieve the highest standards of excellence in teaching and learning and in advancing and achieving the college's mission and goals.

Office of the President           

  • Michael D. Anthony, PhD
  • Andrea (Andie) McCaskill
    Senior Executive Assistant

President's Cabinet

The Cabinet is the senior administrative team of the College.

  • Jeri Bingham
    Vice President, External Affairs
  • Bernard Little, PhD
    Vice President, Student Affairs and Diversity
  • Jerrold Martin
    Chief Information Officer
  • Charmaine Sevier, EdD
    Vice President, Administrative Services
  • Cathy Svetanoff
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Elighie Wilson
    Vice President, Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

Important Message Regarding Prairie State College's Decision to Host 2024 at Victory Apostolic Church

Prairie State College Community - 

In light of the recent concerns about the decision to hold the 2024 Commencement at Victory Apostolic Church, Prairie State College is committed to finding a new venue that respects and honors the rights of all individuals without any religious affiliation for all future events.

A recent Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown News article highlighting perspectives from a student leader reflects the opinions and concerns shared by many regarding Victory Apostolic Church. It also brings attention to the homophobic remarks made by the church's pastor. It is important to clarify that Prairie State College does not endorse or support the discriminatory views expressed by the venue.

It is also important to note that the pastor's statements do not dictate how our students should dress or express themselves during the Commencement ceremony. Our dedication to inclusivity and respect for individual expression means that students are free to dress in a way that reflects their identity, including wearing full LGBTQ+ adornments while adhering to the appropriate regalia attire.

We value freedom of speech and respect the rights of our students, as such, we have decided not to host future events at Victory Apostolic Church. We will provide further updates in the weeks leading up to the 2024 Commencement ceremony.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we strive to uphold the values of inclusivity and respect within the Prairie State College community.

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President Michael Anthony

Dr. Michael D. Anthony brings a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to student success. His appointment marks a significant milestone as he was named 16th president and the first African American to hold the position in the history of PSC. This achievement reflects the college's dedication to diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunities.

Dr. Anthony officially assumed his role as president on October 15, 2021, after serving as the Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness since 2019. During this time, he demonstrated strong leadership, strategic thinking, and a deep understanding of the college's mission and vision.

With 18 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Anthony has made significant contributions to the student affairs profession. He strongly supports students' holistic development, promotes diversity and inclusion, and enhances institutional effectiveness. His previous roles as Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Rochester Community and Technical College and as Chief Diversity Officer at Oakton Community College demonstrate his commitment to fostering an inclusive campus environment.

Dr. Anthony's background as a first-generation college graduate from Charlotte, North Carolina, gives him a unique perspective on students' challenges and opportunities. He understands the importance of providing support and resources to help students succeed academically and personally.

As president, Dr. Anthony is dedicated to pioneering a new future at PSC by working collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders to enhance student outcomes, promote equity, and strengthen partnerships with local organizations.

Under Dr. Anthony's leadership, Prairie State College is poised to thrive as a center of educational excellence and innovation. His appointment marks an exciting new chapter in the college's history, and the community can look forward to a bright future under his leadership.

Dr. Anthony holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development, a masters of arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville, and a bachelor's degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing from North Carolina State University.