Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has named Kimberly Kilgore as manager of Federal, State and Licensure Compliance in the Office of Educational Outreach and Courtney Breckenridge to serve as specialist of Alternative Credentials and Grant Development.
Kilgore (left) is responsible for ensuring the university’s compliance with existing and emerging state and federal authorization mandates, as well as regulations regarding professional licensure.
Kilgore, a former prosecuting attorney for St. Louis county, is enthusiastic about working closely with faculty, staff, and all stakeholders to serve students and provide counsel in areas such as online course development, internships/externships outside the state of Illinois, regulations related to marketing of online courses/programs and professional licensure.
Breckenridge (right) will work with faculty, regional employers, and community partners on the development of workforce-aligned digital badges. She will also lead efforts to identify and support development of external funding opportunities for SIUE.
Breckenridge brings experience with workforce development and community partnerships to her new role. In her previous position at the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center, she was instrumental in the development of new career pathways including immersive internship programs, and apprenticeships to prepare students for careers in a number of industries.