The core members of our Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) are an interdisciplinary team of Rock Valley College professionals who will make sound decisions in the best interests of the students and our college community.
As the Disability Support Services (DSS) Director at Rock Valley College, Lynn's office is responsible for ensuring that the College and its programs and services maintain compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination of individuals with disabilities. Lynn and her staff serve as a resource for the larger campus community on issues relating to access, inclusion, and compliance relating to individuals with disabilities. Lynn has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and a Master of Art degree from Northern Illinois University in Communicative Disorders (with a specialization in Deafness Rehabilitation Counseling). She is a member of the national Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), the Illinois/Iowa Chapter of AHEAD and serves as a Title IX Deputy Coordinator for students.
Sergeant Hoshaw is an RVC alumnus with an AAS Degree In Police Science, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University. He was hired by the Rockford Police Department in 1981 where he worked in many different areas over the next 32 years. He has been a firearms instructor and armorer, a member of the SWAT team, an accident investigator, a member of the PBPA union board, Patrol Sergeant and Field Force supervisor. Officer Hoshaw retired from the Rockford Police Department as a Sergeant in 2012 and took a position as a Patrol Officer with the Rock Valley College Police Department. He was promoted to RVC PD Sergeant in 2014.
Chief Jenks has served with the Rock Valley College Police Department since March of 1999. He has received his Associate's degree from Rock Valley College, Bachelor's degree from Judson University, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University. Chief Jenks worked as a Sheriff's Deputy for the Boone County Sheriff's Department and with the Illinois State Police as an undercover narcotics officer. He is a certified traffic accident Reconstructionist with the Northwestern Traffic Institute and has investigated over 100 serious or fatal accidents. He works closely with other agencies and organizations in the area in developing plans should an emergency occur at RVC or in the surrounding communities. He is certified through FEMA in Incident Command Systems (ICS) and National Incident Management Systems (NIMS).
As Personal and Success Counselor at Rock Valley College, Andrea’s office is responsible for preparing students for learning and personal success throughout life. We educate and facilitate the growth of the whole person for living, learning, and coping in an unpredictable and diverse world. Andrea’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago and a Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a specialization in Mental Health. She began working in mental health services in 2008, serving those in psychiatric crisis. She has an extensive background working with individuals, families, and groups providing counseling for those struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal relationship issues. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Dean Terrica Huntley is proud to serve as the Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator. In her role, her office is responsible for assisting students with knowing their rights and responsibilities. All students who may have an alleged code violation are provided due process. The Dean of Student’s Office assists with conflict resolution, college procedures, student concerns and complaints, and manage the BIT (Behavioral Intervention Team). This office also manages academic integrity, citation appeals, student discipline requests, the hospitalization process and deceased student procedures. The Dean of students is the campus designee for Title IX and prevention intervention and education outreach. Dean Huntley has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish and a Master’s in Education with a specialization in Elementary Education, both from the University Of Notre Dame. She is a member of ATIXA (Association for Title IX Coordinators) and ASCA (Association for Student Conduct Administrators). Dean Huntley has served the Rock Valley College community in a variety of capacities since 2012 including Life Coach, Academic and Transfer Advisor, Manager of Academic Advisor and currently as Dean of Students.