Dr. Janet Fontenot is the Dean of the Business Division for Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois, and has over 35 years of experience in higher education. She has worked with both two- and four-year institutions and has served as a faculty member and in various administrative roles throughout her career. In her capacity as dean, Dr. Fontenot provides leadership for nine academic departments including the College’s cybersecurity program. She also serves as the College’s Accreditation Liaison Officer for its regional accrediting organization.
Dr. Fontenot has a Doctorate of Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a recipient of the University’s Community College Leadership Award. She is currently serving as a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education Military Prior Learning Assessment (MPLA) Task Force and is a member of the Peer Review Corps for the Higher Learning Commission.