Board of Trustees


JJC is directly governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, all of whom are elected from within the district for six-year terms

Illinois Community College District 525 is one of 39 community college districts governed by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) under the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).

The ICCB was created by the General Assembly under the provisions of the Illinois Public Junior College Act of 1965. Its primary responsibilities are to coordinate the educational programs offered through the community college system, to allocate state funding for capital expansion, and to act on curriculum changes proposed by individual community colleges.

JJC is directly governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, all of whom are elected from within the district for six-year terms. A student representative, appointed annually, is a non-voting member of the Board. The officers of the Board are chairman, vice chairman and secretary, all of whom are elected by their peers for a one-year term.

Trustees

  • Meeting Dates 2018

    Board of Trustees' Meetings and Workshops meet in A-3104 at 5:30pm, Main Campus, unless otherwise indicated.

    Date Download Multimedia
    January 17

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

    Watch video
    January 31   Agenda  
    February 15 (6pm)

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

     
    March 14

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

    Watch Video
    April 11

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

    Watch Video
    April 25   Agenda  
    May 9 Board Summary

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

     
    June 13      
    No July Board Meeting      
    July 25      
    August 8      
    September 12      
    October 10      
    November 1      
    November 14      
    December 12 (2) (noon City Center Campus)      
    1. Workshop Meeting
    2. City Center
    3. Romeoville Campus
    4. Board Retreat

  • Meeting Dates 2017

    Board of Trustees' Meetings and Workshops meet in A-3104 at 5:30pm, Main Campus, unless otherwise indicated.

    Date Download Multimedia
    January 10

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

    Video
    January 31 (1)   Workshop Agenda  
    February 21

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    Notice

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

    Video
    March 14

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda
    Video
    April 11 (2)

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

    Video
    April 25 (1)   Workshop Agenda  
    May 1

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

    Video
    June 1 Minutes Special Meeting Agenda  
    June 13

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

     
    No July Board Meeting      
    August 8

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

    Video
    August 29 (1)   Change of Date Notice  
    August 30 (1)   Workshop Agenda  
    September 12

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

    Video
    October 10 (3)

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    Change of Location Notice

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

    Video
    October 30 (4) (at 5pm) Minutes Agenda  
    November 16

    Board Summary

    Minutes

    B&G Agenda

    Agenda

    Video
    December 11   Special Meeting Agenda  
    December 12 (2) (noon)

    Board Summary

    Minutes

      Video
    1. Workshop Meeting
    2. City Center
    3. Romeoville Campus
    4. Board Retreat

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  • Board of Trustees Consolidated Election

    Board of Trustees Consolidated Election April 4, 2017

    Timetable of election deadlines

    Date  
    September 20, 2016 First day to circulate nominating petitions.
    December 12, 2016 First day for candidates to file nominating petitions in the office of the local election official from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Nominating petitions must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators.
    December 19, 2016

    Last day for filing nominating petitions in the office of the local election official. Office hours will be from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Nominating petitions must contain original sheets signed by voters and circulators. A minimum of 50 signatures are required but more are recommended.

    The Statement of Economic Interest must be filed on or before this date with the County Clerk’s office and the receipt must be filed on or before this date with the local election official who received the nomination papers.

    A receipt will be issued to you by the local election official or designee upon receipt of nominating packet documents.

    1. Statement of Economic Interest
    2. Statement of Candidacy
    3. Petitions for Nomination
    4. Loyalty Oath - optional
    December 27, 2016 When two or more petitions are simultaneously filed for the same office as of the opening hour of the filing period, the local election official shall break ties and determine the order of filing by means of a lottery. The lottery shall be conducted within 9 days after the last day of the petition filing period and is open to the public. Per P.A. 97-1044 (Effective January 1, 2013) and P.A 98-115 (Effective July 29, 2013), 2 or more petitions filed within the last hour of the filing deadline (between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the last filing day) shall be deemed filed simultaneously and are included in the lottery drawing to determine the final ballot position. If necessary, a lottery drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 4:00pm in the Police office G-1013, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois for positions on the ballot of Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees.
    December 27, 2016 Last day for filing objections to nominating petitions of candidates in the office of the local election official. Objections will be received between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm on December 20-22, 2016 in A-3107 at 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois and on December 23 and 27, 2016 in G-1013, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois.
    January 26, 2017

    Last day for candidate to file Withdrawal of Candidacy in the office of the local election official.

    Last day for local election official to certify candidates and the offices they are filing to the local election authority.

    April 4, 2017 CONSOLIDATED ELECTION

     

     

    Number of open positions

    Two six-year Trustee terms are up for election.
    Two two-year Trustee terms to complete 2013-2019 term vacancies

    Filing period

    Petitions for the office of Joliet Junior College District 525 Trustee are to be filed in the local election official's office, A-3107 between December 12-19, 2016 during the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. On the last day of filing, December 19, 2016, hours to file are from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. The follow documents must be on file and properly notarized:

    • Statement of Candidacy
    • Nominating Petition Sheets totaling 50 or more signatures
    • Receipt for filing a Statement of Economic Interest with the County Clerk specifically for the office of Joliet Junior College trustee
    • Loyalty Oath – optional

    Forms

    • Candidates Guide for 2017 can be found on the State Board of Elections website at www.elections.il.gov. The State Board of Elections is the governing body providing oversight and all election directives.
    • Prospective Candidate letter
    • Instructions on filing papers
    • Statement of Candidacy
    • Petitions for Nomination
      The nominating petition sheets must total 50 or more signatures.
    • Statement of Economic Interest
      The Statement of Economic Interest is required by the Governmental Ethics Act and is to be filed with the County Clerk, the principal office of the unit of government. This document must indicate the position for which the candidate is filing the statement of economic interest. The document must be filed on or before December 19, 2016 with the County Clerk's office and the receipt must be filed on or before this date with the local election official who received the candidate’s nomination papers.
    • Notice of Obligation for Illinois Campaign Disclosure Act (Form D-5)
    • A Guide for Campaign Disclosure
    • Article 29B Fair Campaign Practices form (voluntarily filed with the County Clerk)
    • Certificate of Deletions (P-2A) and Certificate of Attached List of Deletions (P-2B) to filed with P-2A     
    • Withdrawal of Candidacy
    • Loyalty Oath - optional

    Download the Petition Packet

  • Board of Trustees - Leadership Training

    Public Act 99-0692 requires that every voting board member elected or appointed after January 1, 2017 "shall complete a minimum of 4 hours of professional development leadership training covering topics that shall include, but are not limited to, open meetings law, community college and labor law, freedom of information law, contract law, ethics, sexual violence on campus, financial oversight and accountability, audits, and fiduciary responsibilities of a community college trustee during the first, third, and fifth year of his or her term." (110 ILCS 805/3-8.5) 

    The following Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees members were elected or reelected in April 2017 and have completed the required training:

    • Jake Mahalik
    • Alicia Morales
    • Dan O’Connell
    • Mike O’Connell
    • Patty Deiters (appointed to fill board vacancy December 12, 2017)

  • Extraordinary Service Award

    The J.D. Ross Extraordinary Service Award (ESA) is the highest award bestowed by Joliet Junior College (JJC).

    In 1975, JJC began honoring community members with the Distinguished Service Award to recognize individuals for their volunteerism and service to the district. In 2004, the award was renamed the J.D. Ross Extraordinary Service Award honoring past President Ross for his distinguished public service to the community.

    Please note: Nominations for the 2018 J.D. Ross Extraordinary Service Award are due to the Communications & External Relations Office hand-delivered or postmarked on Friday, October 26, 2018 by 5 p.m.

    Glen Marcum of Joliet, IL. honored posthumously as the recipient of the 2016 J.D. Ross Extraordinary Service Award.

    Nomination Guidelines & Forms: Coming soon...

  • Building and Grounds Committee

    The purpose of this committee is:

    • To oversee and review all capital and facility related projects ensuring all decision-making controls are in place
    • To gain deeper knowledge and understanding of all new and existing projects on campus
    • To evaluate all associated budgetary constraints or needs
    • To discuss and provide feedback for any recommendations moving forward to the Board of Trustees for approval

    Members

    Co-Chairs
    Michael O’ Connell, Board of Trustees
    Dan O'Connell, Board of Trustees

    Acting Secretary
    Deirdra Crye, Sr. Administrative Assistant, Administrative Services

    • Dr. Judy Mitchell, President, Joliet Junior College
    • Rob Galick, Vice President, Administrative Services
    • Janice Reedus, Director of Business & Auxiliary Services
    • Kelly Rohder-Tonelli, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
    • Pat Van Duyne, Director of Facilities
    • Rick Lyman, Manager of Construction & Facility Planning
    • Rich Rivera, Assistant Director of Facility Services, Roads & Grounds
    • Student Representative to be appointed

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