Maria Coons is the Vice President of Workforce and Strategic Alliances at Harper College. In this role, Maria builds relationships with area businesses to enhance awareness and “sell” services the College provides for a fee. These services help grow and sustain businesses and the local economy. Before pursuing a career in education, Maria was Assistant Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago where she sold financial services to correspondent banks. She also worked in the retail sector as a division manager for a national department store chain.
Maria holds a doctorate in Higher Education from National Louis University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.