A 6 Sigma Black Belt at Illinois Central College, Emily Points works to implement college-wide improvements by leading cross-functional teams, conducting training sessions, collecting and evaluating data, and collaborating with administrators, faculty and staff. She has taken leadership over a number of prominent projects, such as the campus-wide alert system, Schedule 25 implementation, student billing, and the health careers admission process. Additionally, as head coach of ICC women’s soccer, Points is responsible for recruitment, scheduling, travel, budgeting and ensuring the academic success of her players.
Driven by a naturally competitive spirit, Points is active in numerous campus activities and community organizations. She is a Peoria Promise mentor and participant in ICC’s Diamond Dialogues program, which helps build community and improve job skills through cross-department communication, job shadowing and shared reflection. She donates much of her time to assisting the ICC Athletics Department, organizing practice sessions for national tournaments and taking charge of registration, raffles and photography at golf outings, as well as assisting at other ICC events, such as freshman orientation.
Outside of work, she is a regular volunteer for Midwest Food Bank and her church’s nursery, serves as a counselor for the Central Illinois Soccer Academy, and is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and National Soccer Coaches of America Association (NSCAA) Women’s Soccer Ranking Committee.
Points has twice been named the Region 24 Coach of the Year and has been invited multiple times to serve as Region 24 representative. An NSCAA Women’s Soccer Ranking Committee Exact Sports Camp instructor, she has led her ICC team to being named the NJCAA All-Academic Team for five years running.
Described as a “quiet leader who spends every spare minute expanding her visions, dreams and goals,” Points is currently working to complete ICC’s two-year Professional Development Institute Leadership Series. A dedicated wife and mother, she resides in East Peoria with her husband, Brian, and their two young children, Addison and Andrew. iBi