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New Director of Teaching and Learning Resources Eager to Bring Experiences to Blackhawk

January 4, 2023

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Jon Mladic has been named Blackhawk’s new Director of Teaching and Learning Resources.

In his new role, Jon will oversee the college’s Student Success Center and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. He will provide leadership in planning, developing and implementing innovative teaching and learning practices. He also oversees the academic support services, including developmental education, adult basic education, tutoring, testing, the Writing Center and the Math Lab.

“There are many great things happening at Blackhawk, and I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone,” Jon said. “I’m excited to bring my experiences to Blackhawk to help further shape teaching and learning experiences.”

Prior to Blackhawk, Jon served as the Dean of Library and Learning Services at Rasmussen University in Rockford.

He holds a Master of Arts in English from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Jon is the current president-elect for the College Reading & Learning Association, which is a professional development organization for professionals working at the college and adult levels in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education and tutoring. He also volunteers with the Rockford Golden Apple Foundation, which recognizes K-12 teachers, principals and volunteers for outstanding work in schools.

Outside of work, Jon and his wife, Joanna, enjoy fixer-upper projects on their home in Roscoe. Jon and Joanna both love history and enjoy visiting museums and historical sites. Joanna just completed her Doctor of Education degree, and with a little more time back, the couple plans to adopt a puppy.

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