Davenport Leaves KC

K.C. President Dr. Penny Quinn (left) & Jerri Davenport

After 15 years as the director of Kaskaskia College’s Greenville Education Center, Jerri Davenport has retired.

Davenport’s retirement is official on December 31, however Wednesday was her final day at the center as she used accumulated vacation days.

Davenport reflected on the beginning of the center, in a building on North Second Street in downtown Greenville, in 2002. She said she hoped it would expand and things have gone well, including a move to a new building in 2009. There were 60 students in the program initially.

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Davenport has enjoyed her time at the Greenville Education Center, now located on North Third Street. She said it’s been an honor and a pleasure to serve the students and the community.

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Jerri Davenport has moved to Carbondale to be close to family. She said she is looking forward to having more time for fishing, being with her grandchildren and reading.

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