Oakton Community College has selected Rock Valley College Dean of Students Shedrick (Rick) Daniels as its director of student life and campus inclusion.
The board of trustees approved Daniels' hire at its Nov. 14 meeting. He will start Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.
As dean of students at Rock Valley, Daniels supervises three areas of student services -- dean of students, personal counseling and student life -- including managers, counselors, student assistants and administrative personnel.
He received various honors and awards, including RVC Student Organization Advisor of the Year in 2016 and "Top 25 Black Leaders to Watch: Young Leader on the Rise" in 2015.
Reporting to the assistant vice president for student affairs/dean of access, equity and diversity, Daniels will provide direction to the student life staff and oversight of student activities and student leadership programs that support Oakton's diverse student body.
Daniels will be paid an $87,500 salary.