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Bridgette D. Heard

Bridgette D. Heard

Bridgette D. Heard
Title: Dean of Business Administration
Dept: Business Administration
Office: 302
Phone: (309) 692-4092 x3020
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Email: bheard@midstate.edu

Mailing Address

Attn: Bridgette D. Heard
Dean of Business Administration
Midstate College
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Office Hours

Course Location Time
General 302 M,Tu,W,Th 9:00am–4:30pm
General 302 F 9:00am–3:00pm


Bridgette Heard, DBA, MBA, MA has over 25 years of experience in corporate management as a Chief Operating Officer, Director, and Manager. Her background includes executive coaching, organizational wide employee development/ training(Six Sigma), corporate compliance program development and training, quality assurance development and training, human resources management, accounting management, grants administration, auditing program development and organizational change agent.

Dr. Heard has also spearheaded organization-wide change management programs, consulted with various businesses to determine organization change readiness, develop change policies and metrics, and implement change. She has also been instrumental in working with administration and various committees in the development of Midstate's new MBA program.

In 2006, Dr. Heard was presented with the 40 Under 40 Award for her efforts in reconciling the financial accounting system that held federal grant funds for the City of Peoria.

Dr. Heard leads and serves on various committees through her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also completed mentoring and other volunteer activities through several foundations.


Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Six Sigma Black Belt


  • DBA, 2015
    Capella University

    Doctorate in Business Administration
    Focus: Strategy and Innovation

  • MBA, 2007
    Bradley University
  • MA, 1998
    University of Illinois
  • BA, 1995
    University of Illinois

Work Experience

  • Midstate College (2018–present)
    Dean of Business Administration
  • Midstate College (2016–2018)
    Interim Director - MBA
  • Benedictine University (2016–2018)
    Adjunct - MBA Program
  • Southern New Hampshire University (2015–2018)
    Adjunct - MBA Program
  • Bradley University (2014)
  • Midwest (Mobile) Anesthesia Consultants (2014–2018)
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Midstate College (2011–2018)
    Adjunct - BBA Program
  • IL CancerCare (2008–2014)
    Director-Corporate Compliance and Quality Assurance
  • City of Peoria (2007–2008)
    Six Sigma Black Belt-Special Projects
  • City of Peoria (2001–2007)
    Senior Grants Manager

Awards and Certifications

  • 6 Sigma Master Black Belt, 2010
  • 6 Sigma Black Belt, 2007
  • 40 Under 40, 2006