Christine Murphy-Lucas

Career & Technical Education Operations Manager

Office: M121


BS in Business Administration: Marketing
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

AS in Business Administration
Parkland College

As the administrative assistant for the AgEST department, I am often the first face you see when you enter the Parkhill Applied Technology Center (T-building) or the first voice you hear when calling the department office. I am service-oriented and pride myself on helping our students and visitors to the best of my ability.

I began this position in 2011 when I started at Parkland. When I moved back to Champaign from Chicago in 2008, I also worked for three years at the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative through the College of Education at the University of Illinois. Previously, I have served as the assistant school business manager at UIUC’s School of Chemical Sciences; a fiscal officer for the State of Illinois; an assistant director of business at the Jane Addams College of Social Work; and a business manager for academic affairs in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

I have been around students and education for most of my career and also took classes while working full-time. We are a proud Parkland family! Not only did I graduate from Parkland but my son attended before transferring to and later graduating from Illinois State University.