John Comerford, Ph.D., 16th President
John Comerford became Blackburn’s 16th president on July 1, 2013. Comerford previously served as Vice President & Dean of Student Life at Westminster College, and was active in academic areas, teaching at Westminster and University of Missouri—Columbia. Comerford has held positions at the University of Kansas, Missouri Western State University and Ball State University.
He earned a Bachelor’s Degree with honors from Western Illinois University and went on to earn a Master’s Degree from the University of Central Missouri.
He earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas and his academic research area is legal issues in higher education.
To contact the Office of the President, call 217-854-5506 or EMAIL.