SCC’s Chris Hubbard Jackson receives Athena Young Professional Leadership Award

Published: 05/15/2017

SCC’s director of research and grants, Chris Hubbard Jackson, Ph.D., was recognized with the 2017 Athena Leadership Foundation of St. Charles County Young Professional Leadership Award.

Hubbard Jackson has more than 10 years of experience in higher education, serving in various roles such as institutional research, grants, instruction, planning, assessment, administration, student services and more. Her research interests include institutional data trends, retention, assessment, postsecondary faculty, burnout and special-interest populations.


Chris Hubbard Jackson, Ph.D., director of research and grants at St. Charles Community College

She holds a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies, a master of education degree in adult and higher education and a graduate certificate in institutional research from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She also holds a master of arts degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Illinois State University. 

“We are proud to have such a talented, hard-working employee at SCC,” said Barbara Kavalier, Ph.D., SCC president. “She is a great asset to the college.”

Athena Leadership Award recipients have attained the highest level of excellence in their fields of endeavor, have helped others reach their fullest potential and who have given generously to their community in a meaningful way. 

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