Harper College Overview
Welcome to Harper College! We’re delighted you’re part of our community.
As Harper College’s sixth president, I have the privilege of leading a vibrant, diverse and resilient college community. Our students represent a myriad of backgrounds and come with many aspirations.
Whether you’re planning to transfer and earn a four-year degree, ensure you are marketable in the workforce, retool your skills or enrich yourself as a lifelong learner, you’ll find that Harper’s faculty and staff have an unwavering commitment to helping students realize their full potential.
We aim to foster an environment in which students feel a sense of belonging and connection both on campus and through online learning, boosted by a variety of in-person and virtual support services including academic advising, counseling, tutoring, campus recreation and wellness events, job placement assistance and library resources.
We are also committed to reducing barriers that can impede a student’s ability to succeed academically and personally. The college has embarked on an intentional effort to identify and address students’ basic needs such as housing, food and transportation insecurity. We also partner with area high schools to help students come to Harper well-prepared and strategically engage with local employers to ensure our programs meet their changing workforce needs.
Our efforts have led to record progress in the number of credentials awarded and increased graduation rates. With a continued intentionality, I know we will continue to do great things on behalf of our students and the community. I encourage you to take advantage of the wealth of opportunities that Harper College offers. We truly are the community’s college, and we look forward to being an active partner in helping you achieve your goals.
Dr. Avis Proctor
President, Harper College