About Dr. Grove

  •  Dr. Dana  A. Grove


    Dr. GroveDana Grove is the eighth president of Morton College. Since joining the College in January, 2013, he has worked with faculty to assist in redesigning and implementing a new outcomes assessment program, addressed improvements in the physical infrastructure of the campus, begun to introduce a new operational philosophy at the College and has identified new revenue streams.

    Prior to joining the College, Grove was an executive vice president at Johnson County Community College, an institution with a Fall enrollment of 21,000 credit students located on the Kansas side of the Kansas City metropolitan area. JCCC is one of only 19 community colleges whose CEOs comprise the Board for the League for Innovation in the Community College, the most prestigious two-year college organization in North America, if not world-wide. Arriving at JCCC in 2005, Grove had the fortune to be the college's Representative to the League for Innovation Board, and as such, he attended all League for Innovation Board meetings and dialogued with the CEOs and other League "reps."

    In 1985, Grove received his doctorate in English from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Afterwards, he was hired as a faculty member at Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) in Ottumwa, Iowa, where for ten years he taught a variety of courses in English and Humanities. From 1993-1995, he was also designated as Director of the English/Humanities Program, which was a faculty-chair position. In 1995, he became the Dean of Arts and Sciences at the college, supervising all liberal arts and transfer disciplines. In 2000, he was selected as the Vice President of Academic Services (CAO) at Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) in Springfield, Illinois.