Schachtsiek to Serve as JWCC Interim Vice President for Instruction

Dr. David Schachtsiek recently accepted a contract to serve as interim vice president for instruction at John Wood Community College. 

Schachtsiek succeeds Dr. Ron Davis, who was recently named vice president for academic affairs and student services at Nashville State Community College. 

As part of a contract with Registry of College & University Presidents, Schachtsiek will serve as JWCC’s interim vice president for instruction during the transition of presidents at the College. 

Schachtsiek began his duties in January and will continue in the role for up to six months.  The arrangement allows for JWCC’s new president to conduct a search for a permanent vice president for instruction in his or her first several months in the position.  JWCC President John Letts will retire March 31 and his successor is expected to be announced by March 1.

David SchachtsiekSchachtsiek brings more than 25 years of educational background in two-year and four-year public and private academic institutions to JWCC.  In the last four years he has served in interim vice president for academic affairs positions for Southeastern Community College (2012-2013) and Hawkeye Community College (2010-2011) in Iowa.

Prior to his contract work with the Registry of College and University Presidents, Schachtsiek served in academic leadership roles including vice president for academic affairs, dean of the School of Professional Studies and senior vice president for Quincy University from 2002 to 2009. Schachtsiek also served as QU’s interim president (2007-2008). From 1995 to 2001 Schachtsiek served as dean of district education services for Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC).  He previously served as LLCC’s director of college correctional programs from 1990-1995.

In addition to administrative roles in higher education, Schachtsiek served as an adjunct professor in Education Administration and Leadership for Quincy University and was an instructor in social justice for University of Illinois in Springfield. He also taught at LLCC, in its Division of Business & Public Service, starting in 1982.

Schachtsiek holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Southern Illinois University, a master’s degree in social justice from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Quincy University.