In action today, Illinois Central College Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Executive Vice President of Administration and Finance Bruce Budde as interim president, effective January 1, 2016. Budde replaces Dr. William Tammone, who recently resigned to take a position in Colorado.
Budde has been at the College for nearly 23 years. He has served as the director of human resources, controller, and most recently as executive vice president of administration and finance. He holds an MBA from the University of Illinois – Springfield and a Bachelor’s Degree from Millikin University in Decatur. Budde is a graduate of Manual High School in Peoria.
“Bruce brings a wealth of experience to the position through his many years here at ICC. We appreciate his willingness to serve as interim president,” said Board of Trustees Chair Sue Portscheller. “The Board has every confidence in Bruce and the current leadership of Illinois Central College to continue to move the College forward. The Board will, as always, provide support and direction for the College during this transitional time.”
Portscheller noted that the presidential search is on schedule and plans are to complete the process early next year.