Dr. Treat has served as vice president for student and academic services at Richland Community College in Decatur, Ill., since 2010. Prior to that position, Dr. Treat spent two years at the University of Illinois as assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership. While at the University of Illinois, he was regularly recognized for excellence in teaching. Dr. Treat also spent five years as dean of academic services at Parkland College in Champaign, Ill. Dr. Treat began his academic career on faculty at Parkland College, where he taught chemistry from 1994 to 2003. Dr. Treat has a Doctor of Philosophy from the College of Education at the University of Illinois, a Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois.
Dr. Treat replaces longtime executive vice president Dr. Tim Stokes, who in January became president of South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia. Dr. Treat will begin working at Tacoma Community College in July.