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Debra Baker

Vice President of
Academic Affairs

708-456-0300, Ext. 3630

Qeauna McDonald
Administrative Assistant 
to the Vice President of
Academic Affairs

708-456-0300, Ext. 3582

Debra Baker was appointed vice president of Academic Affairs at Triton College in July 2016. An educator for more than three decades, she has a passion for helping students reach their academic and personal goals, and is committed to fostering an environment to support teaching and learning at the college. Baker will lead efforts to ensure the success of Triton College students and faculty members, guiding the institution's mission of creating a lifelong learning environment for our diverse community.

Prior to her current role, Baker served as a faculty member and coordinator of Triton's Ophthalmic Technician Program since 1986. The program, which is the only one accredited in the state of Illinois, flourished under Baker's leadership, helping hundreds of students launch successful careers in the ophthalmology field. Baker was highly respected among her peers during her time as a faculty member. From 2008-2014, she held leadership positions in the Triton College Faculty Association, including serving as the group's president from 2008-2011. Baker received the 2008 Triton College Faculty Member of the Year award.

Baker is a fellow member of the Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology, and served as the ATPO president in 1999. She also served on the Commission on Accreditation for Ophthalmic Medical Programs Board of Directors from 2009-2016, serving as president from 2010-2012.

A native of Clinton, NY, Baker holds a Master of Arts degree in Education from Concordia University. She resides in Carol Stream with her husband John.