Hello from 2022-23 Student Trustee

Austin Dille

Hi there, Eagles! My name is Austin Dille and I will be filling the role of Student Trustee.

I would like to recognize our previous student trustee, Madison Miranda. Madison was a star Student Trustee who helped me immensely through this transition. Although it is upsetting to see Madison go, we all look forward to seeing what else she will accomplish.

She also provided me the tools and knowledge to be a successful Student Trustee. My plan as Student Trustee is to inform everyone on what was discussed during the monthly board meetings.

I also plan to give updates on the Student Government Association meetings. As Student Trustee, I plan to listen and voice the concerns of all students, staff and faculty. Thank you all and I look forward to being this year’s Student Trustee.

On Thursday, April 21, the SGA held a meeting at 7 a.m. There was a Zoom session between the students in SGA and Dr. Matthew Seaton, to discuss Illinois Valley Community College’s new food provider, Arbor Management. Dr. Seaton was seeking ideas from students of what we would like to see.

Exciting news as there was talk about opening up the coffee bar and there might even be an app to order ahead of time. Our president, Dr. Jerry Corcoran envisions a learning space for students where food is provided, instead of students having to leave campus.

Also, a spring picnic will be held at IVCC. There will be a ton of food, snacks, and activities. Be sure to check it out!

On Thursday, April 14, there was a board meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, Madison was recognized for all the hard work and dedication that she put in over the past year. Afterwards, there was a friendly welcome to the new student trustee, me.

Then, Garrick Whitehead was congratulated on filling the position for IVCC’s new computer networking and information technology instructor.

Additionally, the new technology bill was passed for $453,000. IVCC has a plan to replace 25% of old technology a year, until all is replaced and new. This bill will bring technology items such as 350 desktop computers with 24-inch monitors, 80 faculty laptops and 160 Hub monitors.

The next meeting will take place on Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m.

To anyone who may have any questions, concerns or comments feel free to contact my email, [email protected]. In the future, I plan to set up an office hour. Once my office hour is set up, I will be sure to post the day of the week and time for everyone to see.

Keep up all the hard work and good luck on finals. Just think, summer is right around the corner.