Vice President for Advancement, Marketing, and Public Relations at Kankakee Community College.
Kari Nugent is responsible for the college's creative and fundraising teams, including advertising, social media, the web site and major gifts development. In all, Nugent has more than 25 years in marketing and business-related positions. She joined KCC's staff in 1999 and has held positions in advising, instruction, recruitment, the college foundation and marketing. She accepted her current position in 2022. Prior to KCC, Nugent was a marketing professional at McClier in Chicago. In the community, Nugent is on the board of directors for the Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health, the Kankakee County Chamber, The Riverfront Society and Mattea's Joy. She has a bachelor's degree and Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Kari and her husband Joe reside in Bourbonnais with their two children Leo and Ava.
Fun fact: My favorite podcast is Smartless.