Bernard Little is serving as vice president of student affairs at Prairie State College. He started in the position Jan. 9.
He comes to PSC from Waubonsee Community College where he served as chief diversity officer and executive dean for academic support.
“After a thorough and intensive national search, we’re elated to bring a person of Dr. Bernard Little’s stature to the college,” PSC President Michael Anthony said. “His distinguished career and experiences at various reputable institutions helped him stand out from a pool of outstanding, qualified candidates. I look forward to working with Dr. Little to join us in our pursuit to propel Prairie State College to the next level.”
Jaime Miller, who has served as interim vice president since spring 2022, will resume her role as dean of enrollment management at PSC.
Little’s background includes 15 years of extensive student advocacy and engagement work. At DePaul University he served as assistant dean of students; at the University of Illinois at Chicago he served as associate director for campus programming; at the University of Chicago he was associate director for multicultural student affairs; and at the University of Richmond Little was area coordinator.
Little has progressive leadership and administrative experience in advocating for students and championing issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. Little is active on several local and national boards and working groups, including serving on the board for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
Little received a bachelor’s degree in communication from Bowling Green State University, an M.S. degree in higher education administration from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in higher education studies from DePaul University.