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Richland Community College Board of Trustees Seeking Candidate to Fill Vacancy





Richland Community College Board of Trustees is seeking a candidate to fill a vacancy on the Board. The individual selected by the Board of Trustees will fill the vacancy until the 2025 election, and then commit to a re-election in 2031. The candidate must be a resident of the Richland Community College District.

The current Board of Trustees is seeking a candidate that is committed to the mission, vision, and core values of Richland Community College, be knowledgeable of and understand for the uniqueness of the community college system. Public support of Richland both on-campus as well as in the community is essential for this candidate.

The candidate should understand the difference in the role of the volunteer board member compared to the leadership/management role of the College President and Staff. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate a desire to work as an effective team leader.

The successful candidate will have the commitment and ability to prepare for and attend monthly Board meetings and special meetings, as well as various College functions. It is critical that a Trustee understands confidentiality of certain Board parameters and discussions have no evidence of conflict of interest and understand the Board operates under the Open Meetings Act, Robert’s Rules of Order, Policy Governance, and other related rules and statutes.

The candidate must demonstrate fiscal accountability and knowledge of fiscal concepts, budgeting processes, and strategic planning. The candidate should provide a knowledge/expertise of particular interest to Richland Community College, or have a connection in the District desirable to the Board including residence/work in a specific geographic area of the district not currently represented, or an underrepresented demographic.

The candidate should submit their professional resume and cover letter describing how they meet the qualifications to Richland Community College, President’s Office at One College Park, Decatur, IL  62521 or no later than October 9, 2023 at noon.

Timeline for Process:

Monday September 25, 2023 – The Vacancy Notice will be sent to area by the close of business
Monday, October 9, 2023 @ noon – Deadline for Submissions of Interest from potential candidates
Tuesday October 17, 2023 @ 1:00 p.m. – Board meeting to interview, up to six, candidates and appointment to fill vacancy

Interested parties are asked to submit:

Cover Letter describing how they meet the qualifications
Professional Resume

Send to: Richland Community College, President’s Office, at One College Park, Decatur, IL  62521 or no later than October 9, 2023 at noon.

Final candidates can expect an invitation to attend the October 17, 2023 Board meeting (1:00 pm) and participate in an interview in a closed session environment.


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