Harper College

1200 West Algonquin Road
image of Harper College campusPalatine, IL 60067

Chapter Listings


Chapter Chair
David Richmond
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Assistant Chapter Chair
Lisa Smith
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Grievance Chair
Bobby Summers
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Chapter Chair
Rick Kellerman
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Assistant Chapter Chair
Darby Lanpher
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 Grievance Chair
Sara Mikula
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Communities Served

Harper College District 512 comprises these communities: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Elk Grove Village, Inverness, Lake Barrington. Mount Prospect, North Barrington, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, South Barrington, Tower Lakes, Wheeling and portions of Hoffman Estates, Deer Park, Buffalo Grove, Carpentersville, Des Plaines, Roselle, Fox River Grove.


Harper College is approximately 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Illinois in the suburb of Palatine.

Harper offers classes and services at many locations within District 512:

  • The Northeast Center (NEC), Prospect Heights
  • The Harper Professional Center (HPC), Schaumburg.
  • The Illinois Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) has an office within the Harper Professional Center in Schaumburg.
  • Harper College works in partnership with the Illinois workNet Center to provide on-site career training and job search support. Located in Arlington Heights.
History of Harper College

The college was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.

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