ICCTA Board Highlights
Jan. 15, 2002

The ICCTA Board of Representatives took the following actions at its Jan. 12, 2002, meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois:

  • Reviewed the structure and funding of adult education in Illinois. Sixty-three percent of funds are provided by the state of Illinois; 37 percent comes from the federal government;

  • Welcomed former Morton College trustee Mary Karasek as an Associate Member;

  • Learned that the ICCTA Diversity Committee's will sponsor a "Best Practices" session at the March ICCTA meeting;

  • Were reminded to register for ICCTA's Feb. 12-13 Federal Fly-in in Washington, D.C.;

  • Were encouraged to attend Gov. George Ryan's State of the State/Budget Address on February 20 at the State Capitol;

  • Approved ICCTA's legislative agenda for 2002;

  • Heard that Gov. Ryan has restored 80 percent of the funds for higher education programs at Illinois correctional centers. The budget cuts affect 10 community colleges;

  • Requested nominations for ICCTA president-elect, secretary and treasurer for 2002 - 2003. The ICCTA Nominating Committee will interview interested candidates on Friday evening, March 8;

  • Adopted a resolution in support of the Illinois Board of Higher Education's FY 2003 budget request for higher education;

  • Reaffirmed "open access," "low tuition," and "local control to serve local needs" as core values of the Trustees Association;

  • Adopted a resolution supporting increased capital funding for community colleges in FY 2003; and

  • Asked trustees to plan to attend the June 30 - July 3 Leadership and Core Values national conference in Chicago, sponsored by the Illinois Community College Board, ICCTA and other college organizations.

The next ICCTA Board of Representatives meeting will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2002, at the Oak Brook Hills Conference Center and Resort in Oak Brook, Illinois. For information, contact ICCTA at 1-800-454-2282.

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