Harper College will be closed Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.



Membership is open to ALL Harper College Faculty, Administrators, and staff of color.

Executive Board

Veronica Mormino, Associate Professor, Geography Department, Business and Social Science Division
Email: vmormino@harpercollege.edu
Phone: 847-925-6774

Co-Chair and Recording Secretary
Tong Cheng, Associate Professor, Biology Department, Math and Science Division
Email: tcheng@harpercollege.edu
Phone: 847-925-6179

Treasurer and Data Champion
Karega Cooper, Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department, Math and Sciences Division
Email: kcooper@harpercollege.edu
Phone: 847-925-6091

Staff Liaison
Leah Kang, ESL and International Student Advisor, Student Development
Email: lkang@harpercollege.edu
Phone: 847.925.6745

Dream Advisor
Travaris Harris, Dean of BUS/SS

Co-Founder of The DREAM Mentoring Program and Former DREAM Chair, 2010-2018
LaVonya Williams, Counselor/Assistant Professor of Student Development, Student Development
Email: lwilliam@harpercollege.edu
Phone: 847-925-6393

Co-Founder of The DREAM Mentoring Program and Former DREAM Chair, 2010-2015
Judith Zaplatynsky, Professor (Retired), Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Enrique D'Amico, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems (CIS) & Web Development, Career and Technical Programs Division
Email: edamico@harpercollege.edu
Phone: 847.925.6816


The DREAM Mentoring Program collaborates with the Diversity Committee and the office of Human Resources.

DREAM is interested in sponsoring scholarships for ethnically diverse student leaders. If you are interested in becoming a community partner, please contact the Membership Coordinator.


Event Planning Committee

The Event Planning Committee is charged with organizing all DREAM Special Events such as: Professional Development sessions, Networking Sessions and the Mentoring Celebration.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is charged with the recruitment and orientation of new members and retention of current members.

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee is charged with Administering the DREAM Mentoring Program for employees of color.