Jeffery J. Waddy graduated from Albany State College in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in biology/chemistry. Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale in the department of Health Education/ Community Health and his DrPH degree in Public Health Workforce Development in 2017.

Jeff joined South Suburban College as Dean of Allied Health. Jeff has been a
member of administration for South Suburban College for approximately 15 years. Jeff has worked with the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC). MCHC is composed of more than 140 hospitals and health care organizations in the Chicago metropolitan area, as Executive Director of the non-profit division, Gilead Outreach and Referral Center.

Dr. Waddy is a resident of South Holland, IL, married to his beauty wife of 15 years – Yashica Waddy. He is father to two beautiful daughters Yesenia Waddy (11) and Yesmeen Waddy (7). Dr. Waddy is an active member of his community by serving on a number of community boards – Family Christian Health Center Board of Directors, Roseland Hospital’s Board of Directors, and AgeOptions Board of Directors. His favorite quote is “If there is no struggle, there is no progress”-Frederick Douglass.