ICCTA Gigi Campbell
Student Trustee Excellence Award
Elgin Community College
Carlos Vale's connection to Elgin Community College dates back to his selection
in 6th grade for the district's first Youth Leadership Academy class.
As the college's first Latino student trustee, he actively participated in
board meetings and workshops and represented ECC at meetings of the ICCTA,
the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and at the National Legislative
Seminar in Washington, D.C.
He also created a web site to enhance the level
of communication between students, trustees, faculty and administrators.
Carlos Vale of Elgin Community College
accepts ICCTA's 2004 Gigi Campbell Student Trustee Excellence Award.
In addition to his campus duties, Vale was elected by
his peers as chair of the Illinois Community College Board's Student Advisory Committee
for 2003-04. He also served on the statewide committee to appoint the new president/CEO
of the Illinois Community College Board.
Vale's interest in public service extends to the global arena as well. While in high school,
he travelled to Japan as part of the Elgin Rotary's youth exchange program, and his future
plans include pursuing an advanced degree in international relations.
For additional information on ICCTA's Gigi Campbell Student Trustee Excellence Award,
Kim Villanueva at 217-528-2858, ext. 1.
Illinois Community College Trustees Association|
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Springfield, IL 62701-1711
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