President's Message

Welcome to Elgin Community College!   

Congratulations on your decision to join a first-class institution with award-winning faculty, a caring college community, and modern facilities. Get ready to participate in an exceptional academic experience to help improve your life through learning. Whether you are here to earn a degree or obtain a certificate to advance your skills to compete in the workforce, ECC is the best choice for your bright future.

If you are a veteran, thank you for your sacrifice and selfless service. Be sure to take advantage of our Veterans Resource Center located in Building F, Room F201. Additionally, ECC students have access to more than 20 student clubs and organizations, sports, and outstanding student services, including tutoring, academic advising, wellness professionals, and career development. This is your community college and our faculty, staff, and board of trustees are committed to helping you succeed—from the beginning through the end of your academic journey.

Your decision to attend ECC comes at an exciting time. We continue to integrate our classrooms with the most innovative technology; our partnerships with four-year institutions continue to grow, giving our transfer students many options; our adult education services are expanding and changing lives; and our robust First-Year Experience Program ensures that you are equipped with the tools you need to complete your goals successfully.

When it comes to the changing workforce, you must complete to compete, and we are here to help you get to the finish line.

When you have a break from class, be sure to stop by to say hello. I maintain an open-door policy and look forward to hearing about how your journey is going.

Best wishes for an excellent year!

David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM
President