College welcomes new vice president of Student Affairs

DATE:  January 7, 2019

TO: All Madison College Employees and Students

FROM: Jack E. Daniels, III, President

RE: Vice President of Student Affairs

I am pleased to announce that the next vice president of Student Affairs at Madison College will be Dr. Howard Spearman effective Tuesday, Jan. 22. We are fortunate to gain an experienced executive with 20 years of higher education experience and understanding. If you were unable to meet him during his on-campus visit in December, I would like to share several highlights about him. 

Dr. Spearman comes to us from Rock Valley College, a community college in Rockford, Illinois where he currently serves as vice president-Student Services/Chief Student Services Officer. Dr. Spearman’s successes include leadership in the implementation of a $6 million “Engineering Our Future” grant and three TRIO grants totaling nearly $3.3 million.

While at Rock Valley College, he held successively more senior administrative positions for areas of enrollment, advising and retention, and student development before becoming vice president in 2015.

Prior to Rock Valley College, Dr. Spearman served as senior academic advisor/multicultural student coordinator for the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as interim program director, TRIO and precollege programs. He began his career in student services at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh as a multicultural advisor/counselor and later served as precollege director and an admissions counselor/multicultural recruitment coordinator. 

Dr. Spearman earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. His Ph.D. is in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service earned from Cardinal Stritch University.

I also would like to thank our search committee members for their dedicated efforts in the process of identifying a new vice president.


Published January 9, 2019. Updated January 14, 2019.