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Dr. Mary Cecil

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Adjunct Professor


PhD Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Computer Science, Northcentral University, 2010

MS Management of Information Systems, University of Phoenix, 2005

BS Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Science, Southern Illinois University, 1991


Dr. Cecil began her career as a computer programmer and advanced through many technology positions in financial, manufacturing, and educational organizations. Most recently, she served in a CIO position as a Vice President of Research, Planning, and Technology.

Dr. Cecil has earned a Data Science Certificate from the University of California and a Master Online Teaching Certificate from the University of Illinois. She graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a leadership certification from the Institute for Educational Management.

Dr. Cecil and her golden retriever, Henry, serve as a therapy dog team. They visit hospice patients to offer unique therapy and a smile to terminally ill patients and their families.



Now We're Talking! Engaging Discussions in the Online Classroom, 2018. National Conference of the United States Distance Learning Association and Illinois Reading Council Conference.


A University-wide Transformational Assessment Initiative that Integrates the Higher Learning Commission Pathway, 2012. Session at Association of Institutional Research National Forum.


Endowed scholarships and planned giving: A legacy to exponentially impact students, 2010. Invited keynote at the Rend Lake College Foundation Annual Dinner.


The influence of leadership development programs on the community college leadership shortage: A case study, 2010. Published as dissertation, Northcentral University.

Faculty Expertise:
Information Technology, Leadership, Data