Springfield, IL. (ECWd) –
With the mass unveiling of inappropriate spending, policy and statute violations, and other actions of Illinois’ Public Community Colleges lately, there has been no focus in “the Board” that oversees them, their policies, and serves as an intermediary between the Community Colleges and State Legislators; the Illinois Community College Board, or ICCB.
Problems recently reported with local community colleges include those identified within the College of DuPage, Heartland Community College, Lakeland Community College, and Southwest Suburban Community College. Many more will surface in the coming months.
Seven of the eleven appointed positions expire(d).
ICCB’s stated mission reads, in part:
“The Illinois Community College Board utilizes the advice and counsel of all constituent groups of the community college system in establishing policies necessary to implement state statutes.”
It appears, at least lately, that more likely then not, they are failing that portion of their mission statement.
The ICCB is governed by the Public Community College Act [110 ILCS 805]
The majority of the ICCB will have expired terms on June 30, 2015 – just a few short weeks away.
Name – Term Expires – Appointed Date – Who Appoints – ??? – County
|Barnette, Randy J.||06/30/2015||08/25/2010||Governor||Member||Cook|
|Morris, Suzanne||06/30/2015||11/01/2003||Governor||Vice Chair, Member||Lake|
|Nall, Martin||06/30/2015||6/30/2014||Student Advisory Committee||Member, Non-voting student||None|
|Pulver, Thomas||06/30/2013||01/01/2008||Governor||Member, Faculty||DuPage|
|Rendleman, Jake||06/30/2017||12/01/2005||Governor||Member, Board of Trustees||Williamson|
My recommendation to Gov. Rauner?
Appoint some good people, with good values, that are willing to step up and fix what is known to be broken.