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Vicki A. Draksler

Vicki A. Draksler

Vicki A. Draksler
Title: Dean of Students
Dept: Academics
Office: 218
Phone: (309) 692-4092 x2180
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Email: vdraksler@midstate.edu

Mailing Address

Midstate College
Attn: Vicki A. Draksler
Dean of Students
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Classes

2014 Winter Term (November 10th, 2014–February 15th, 2015)
Course Section Location Time
ENG109: Principles of Speech N 208 W 6:00pm–9:30pm

Number of classes: 1

Office Hours

Course Location Time
General Room 218 M,Tu,W,Th 8:00am–5:30pm
General 218 F 8:00am–4:30pm

Biography

My background is one of counseling, administration, and teaching. I hold an MSE from ISU and an MA from NIU. I am currently employed as Dean of Students at Midstate College, oversee the Student Success Office and teach varying classes. My association with Midstate College has been a long and exhilarating one. I had been part of the adjunct faculty for well over 30 years. Prior to coming to work full-time at Midstate, I worked for the State of Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Rehabilitation Services where I held various positions over the years, including Manager of Training and, most recently prior to retirement, as Manager of World Class Customer Service. I retired from the State of Illinois in January of 2010 and began working full-time at Midstate in February of that same year.

I hold learning very near and dear. My focus is to assist persons in the learning process so that they may progress and reach their individual short-term and long-term goals as well as be prepared for the challenges of today's world of work.

I am married and have two children and three beautiful grandchildren. My interests are learning, travel, and education. My passion is working with students.

Education

  • Master of Arts, 2003
    Northern Illinois University

    Master of Arts--focus on rehabilitation, counseling, and education

  • MSE, 1983
    Illinois State University

Work Experience

  • Midstate College (2012–present)
    Dean of Students
  • Midstate College (2010–present)
    Director of Student Success

    Work with students, staff, faculty and administration to ensure student success. In addition, I currently teach classes as well.

  • State of Illinois (1986–2010)
    Manager of World Class Customer Service--DHS/DRS

    Various positions throughout the years. First as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, then a supervisor, then as Manager of Training and most currently as Manager of World Class Customer Service

  • Midstate College (1980–2010)
    Adjunct Faculty

Awards and Certifications

  • Certified vocational rehabilitation counselor, 1994

    Distinguished Service Award - 2009