Trusteeship -- leadership that makes a difference

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Serving as a community college trustee is an excellent experience for all civic-minded persons, regardless of age, sex, race, or socioeconomic background. Anyone can benefit from board service, and more importantly, everyone can contribute by sharing their own unique experiences and perspectives.

A community college board that most closely represents the demographic composition of the region it serves is not only desirable, but often essential for true representation of the district. So don’t let a feeling of inexperience keep you from seeking trusteeship. If it seems right for you, it’s probably right for your community.

December 14 - 21, 2020 is the period for filing a candidate nominating petition for the April 6, 2021 consolidated election. For more information on running for trustee office, here are two publications of special interest:

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Interested in becoming more active in ICCTA? Contact one of our officers or executive staff: 
  • Jim Reed, ICCTA executive director
  • Mandy Little, treasurer (John A. Logan College)
  • Bob Thompson, past president (Sauk Valley Community College)
  • Jon Looney, president (Black Hawk College)
  • Dr. Maureen Dunne, secretary (College of DuPage)

Click here for ICCTA's 2020-2021 leadership team

 #CCLiftUp for equity and diversity

The tragic circumstances surrounding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis makes clear yet again that systemic discrimination and unjust racial disparities continue to plague our country. 

Those of us who work tirelessly for good through our community colleges and what they represent must stand united with those afflicted against the base instincts of others among us that seek to divide, denigrate and subjugate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other differences.

The best way to give hope to those who have been victimized is to share what you are doing at your college and in your community to uplift people of color and those who are under-represented. We welcome you to submit your #CCLiftUp stories to ICCTA at [email protected], and we will share them with our ICCTA community.

Read ICCTA's #CCLiftUp statement