Extension Professional Staff
County Extension Director
1404 E Main
Rt 50 East
Salem, IL 62881
Jill Gebke is the Director for Unit 23 Extension Offices of Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, and Washington Counties. She is an experienced administrative professional with a strong record of building and executing new and innovative programs in support of development and pursuit of lifelong educational opportunities. She is a dedicated, experienced administrator with experience in making data driven decisions.
Gebke joined the University of Illinois Extension in 2017. Prior to this position she served as the Assistant Dean in the College of Business at Southern Illinois University. Her responsibilities included strategic planning and leadership in the College serving on the Executive Committee and overseeing student services areas of Advisement, Career Services, Diversity & Inclusion, Enrollment Management, and Scholarships while being a leader in producing and analyzing data for trends and projections. Also, she held positions at Kaskaskia College as Director of Recruitment & Student Development where she worked in recruiting and advisement to assist students in planning and achieving their educational goals. She brings over 15 years of higher education leadership and experience to the position.
She holds a master’s degree in College Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University and a bachelor’s of science in Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Her background includes previous certifications in Ethical Fitness Training from the Institute for Global Ethics; awardee for the Pace Setter of the Year from the Illinois Community College Board, Outstanding Staff Member from the SIU College of Business, Regional Award Winner from the National Association for College an University Residence Halls, and Terry O’Bannion Shared Journey Award for College Student Programming for Innovation from the National Council for Student Development.