ICCTA Meritorious Service Award
The Hon. Denny Jacobs
Denny Jacobs' commitment to higher education -- and especially community colleges – never wavered during his
18 years in the Illinois Senate.
From the very beginning of his legislative career (1987 - 2005), he sponsored and passed many of the major policy initiatives
and appropriations bills for the state's community college system.
As sponsor of the "equity tax," he created a pathway to millions of dollars in new funding for the Illinois community
college system. He also passed the Industrial Jobs Training Act, allowing
colleges to issue bonds to pay for training new workers.
Retired state senator Denny Jacobs
accepts his ICCTA Meritorious Service Award.
An early supporter of Black Hawk College's "2+2" articulation program
with Western Illinois University, Jacobs was one of the strongest advocates
of accessible and affordable education for residents in west central Illinois.
"Denny Jacobs understood that quality education is the key to Illinois'
economic prosperity, "says Trustees Association executive director Mike
For additional information on ICCTA's Meritorious
Service Award, please contact
Kim Villanueva at 217-528-2858, ext. 1.
Illinois Community College Trustees Association|
401 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62701-1711
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