The LLCC Board of Trustees conducted its November meeting last night at LLCC-Litchfield, which serves the southern region of the LLCC district.
Vice Chair Craig Findley commented that it was a pleasure to meet at LLCC-Litchfield. “Not long after I became a trustee, we began looking at how to best serve students in this area. Many good people from this community put much time and effort into establishing this fine facility.” He introduced from the audience former Illinois State Representative and Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig, thanking him for his efforts in obtaining funding for construction of LLCC-Litchfield.
Scott Stallman, executive director of LLCC-Litchfield, Hillsboro and Taylorville, reported that the majority of students there are involved in pre-health and liberal arts programs. A growing area is in dual credit and dual enrollment programs, in which high school students can earn college credit.
Trustees voted to confer the honorary title of “professor emeritus” on Mary Ellen Monroe-White, retired early childhood education professor. To qualify, an individual must have served a minimum of 20 full-time years at LLCC and have made outstanding contributions in teaching, participation, leadership and service to the community.
Board Chair Justin Reichert expressed thanks to the LLCC response team and others working to assist Benedictine University students in transition to a new college. Trustees earlier voted to extend the in-district tuition rate to all Benedictine students regardless of address. LLCC will conduct a second admission event at Benedictine Dec. 3, following a recent transfer fair and event at that campus.
(Photo) Just prior to last night’s meeting, representatives of the LLCC Foundation gratefully accepted a check for $62,188.95 from the Joyce Busby Unitrust. The gift will benefit students and programs at LLCC-Litchfield and from the southern region of the LLCC district. Taking part in the check presentation were (l-r) Ken Elmore, LLCC Foundation treasurer; Scott Stallman, executive director, LLCC Litchfield, Hillsboro and Taylorville; Lorie McDonald, director, LLCC Litchfield; JoAnn and Jim Keele, trustees of the gift; Lonnie Bathurst, investment advisor; Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., LLCC president; Justin Reichert, chair, LLCC Board of Trustees; and Karen Sanders, executive director, LLCC Foundation.