Cabinet of the President

Vice President for Academic Services

Jon Althaus provides leadership and vision for all academic programs and services. He administers and supervises all academic operations of the college, including strategic planning, development, administration, supervision and evaluation for academic programs and personnel.

For more than 24 years, Althaus served as an agriculture instructor and livestock judging team coach, and most recently as division chair of the agriculture division. During his tenure, he coached 25 championship livestock judging teams, including four national titles, and has grown Lake Land College Agriculture Division enrollments through networking with prospective students, instructors and industry leaders from throughout the Midwest.

Althaus attended Illinois Central College in East Peoria and has a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree in animal science from Western Kentucky University. He assumed the vice president role in 2016.

Interim Vice President for Student Services

Valerie Lynch leads a comprehensive student services program including admissions and records, financial aid and veteran services, counseling services, student conduct and judicial affairs, career services, health services, international student services, student life, intercollegiate athletics, intramural, TRiO programs, tutoring and testing, and marketing and public relations.

Lynch served as the director of student life at Lake Land College before assuming the interim vice president for student services role in October 2020.

Lynch has an associate degree from Lake Land College, a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in student affairs and higher education from Indiana State University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education leadership from Maryville University.

Chief of Staff

Jean Anne Grunloh provides leadership in legislative relations, data analytics, strategic planning, institutional research and campus police and manages special projects. She acts as a liaison between the office of the president and the board of trustees and the public, students, staff, state agencies, and elected officials.

Prior to joining Lake Land College in 2014, Grunloh served as the executive director of East Central Illinois Development Corporation (ECIDC), an 11-county, regional economic development group. Prior to consulting for ECIDC, Grunloh owned and operated Friends Home Care, a business she created and grew to employ 25 people.

Grunloh has a bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics education from Indiana State University.

Vice President for Business Services


Greg Nuxoll serves as the college’s chief financial officer and provides leadership and vision for all business services operations of the college, including information systems and services, physical plant, human resources, auxiliary services and accounting.

Prior to joining Lake Land College in 2020, Nuxoll served as a CPA manager with Kemper CPA group in Effingham. Previously, he spent 17 years at Heartland Dental Care in Effingham, serving in both the senior controller and vice president of finance roles and held positions of staff accountant with Kerber, Eck and Braeckel in Springfield and senior accountant with West and Company in Effingham.

Nuxoll has a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a licensed CPA.