JJC Board of Trustees Candidate Forum

Candidates for the Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees will participate in a forum, hosted by Student Government and the Office of Student Activities, on Tuesday, March 21.

The forum will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. in the U-Building Auditorium at Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road. Students, employees and the public are invited to attend.

The forum will also be livestreamed. Members of JJC Student Government and student newspaper The Blazer will serve as moderators.

The consolidated election takes place Tuesday, April 4. Seven candidates are vying for two seats on the board, each of which carry six-year terms. Candidates will appear on the ballot in the following order:

  • Kevin Kollins Hedemark, Romeoville
  • Richard A. Davis, Lockport
  • Alicia Morales, Joliet 
  • Krystal Garcia Centeno, Romeoville
  • Diane M. Harris, Joliet
  • Carol Lee, Joliet 
  • Judy Medvid, Frankfort

JJC is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, all of whom are elected from within the seven-county college district for at-large, staggered, six-year terms. A student representative, appointed annually, is a non-voting member of the board. Residents are asked to select no more than two candidates when marking their ballot. 

Current Board of Trustees members include Chair Dan O’Connell, Vice Chair Maureen Broderick, Secretary Nancy Garcia Guillen, James Budzinski, Michelle Lee and John (Jake) Mahalik and Student Trustee Josh Stamborski. Morales is seeking re-election and was first elected to the board in 2017. O’Connell, also elected in 2017, is not seeking another term.

More information about the JJC Board of Trustees, including scheduled meeting dates and agendas, is available on the Board of Trustees web page.