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Katherine Stetz

Vice Provost and Dean of Students

Stetz received a B.A. in English from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, and a M.A. in education from Ball State University.

A Chicago native, she came to Illinois Tech in 2001 and has worked in residence and greek life, orientation, student health, dining services, and student conduct. Throughout her 22 years at Illinois Tech, Stetz has led efforts to open two new residence halls on campus and served on many search committees for athletics and other upper administrative roles at Illinois Tech. She also led the efforts for renovations in the Commons Dining Hall, John + Pat Anderson’s Café, and at Global Grounds.

In her spare time, Stetz is a student at the School of Rock and is pursuing other studies. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and hanging out with family and friends.

Jackie McGhee

Jacqueline McGhee

Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

McGhee joined Illinois Tech in 2013 and the division of student affairs in 2019. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Illinois State University and has completed M.P.A. coursework at Illinois Tech. In addition, she is currently enrolled in the Amazon Web Services Academy, Cloud Foundations program. This program focuses on creating cloud computing curriculum for higher education institutions.

McGhee has previously worked in adult and experiential learning and at educational software firms. Her higher education background includes work in psychology, student access, and career services. As the executive assistant to the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students, McGhee serves as the primary contact for notary services, as well as student advocacy related to excused absences, incomplete grade requests, withdrawals due to extenuating circumstances, and meal plan accommodation requests. She also serves on the Student Success Committee. In her spare time, she is an avid reader, crafter, and baker. She is also dedicated to creating a robust financial literacy program as a way to increase equity and access for underserved communities.

Melody McCray

Melody McCray

Director of Student Affairs, CARES Team 

Melody is the lead university conduct officer and is responsible for the management of the community standards process, responding to behaviors occurring both on and off campus as they relate to student conduct, training programs, Maxient system and Clery reporting.