September 12, 2023
Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman announced his intent to retire during the College’s Board of Trustees study session Sept. 12. Heilman will retire effective June 30, 2024.
Heilman has served as the College's fifth president for over 17 years, beginning his tenure in July of 2006. Under his leadership, a focus on new and diverse programming and affordable, accessible options for all students established his commitment to students and the communities the College serves.
“My service to the College has been a highlight of my career,” Heilman said. “There is still much to accomplish, and I look forward to continuing to guide progress for the next nine months while also paving the way for new leadership to move forward.”
Prior to serving Barton, Heilman was Campus President for Lincoln Trail College – Illinois Eastern Community College District; Vice President for Student Services and then Vice-President for Instruction and Student Services at Northland Pioneer College in Arizona; and Chairperson/faculty, Iowa Lakes Community College in Iowa.
The Board will begin the process of searching for Heilman’s successor in the coming months. Further details of the search will be available at the upcoming board meeting on Sept. 26, along with regular updates throughout the process.