ICC Seeks Community Input for Presidential Search

Illinois Central College’s Board of Trustees is seeking public input in its search for the college’s fifth president.

The board has hired search firm R.H. Perry & Associates to guide the executive search process, which includes open discussion forums to gather information on what the community hopes to see in the next leader. The firm will use the input to develop an executive search profile for the next president. The forums are scheduled for August 26 and 27, on ICC’s East Peoria and North Campuses.

“The board understands the importance of this decision and takes the process very seriously,” said ICC Board of Trustees Chair Susan Portscheller. “ICC is a community college, and we appreciate the input of all these constituent groups so the search committee’s final choice for the president is not only a good match for the college but hopefully represents of the characteristics the community hopes to see in our next leader.”

The public is invited to attend the open discussion forums scheduled at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm, ICC East Peoria Campus, 1 College Dr., East Peoria – Room 212C/D

Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • 8 – 8:45 am, ICC North Campus, 5407 N. University St., Peoria – Arbor, Room 112

Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • 11:30 am – 12:15 pm, ICC East Peoria Campus, 1 College Dr., East Peoria – Room 212C/D

The public is encouraged to bring suggestions on what challenges the college’s leader may face in the next five to ten years, recommendations for an ideal candidate’s background and experience, and suggestions for the professional and personal characteristics the next president should have.

The firm has scheduled separate discussion forums for faculty, staff and students to provide their input as well. Former president Dr. John Erwin retired from the college after 14 years on May 31, 2015, and the board’s goal is to have the next president in place by spring 2016. Dr. William Tammone is serving as interim president.

Community members who are unable to attend the discussions are encouraged to submit their comments and suggestions directly to R.H. Perry & Associates by emailing Liz Rocklin, at [email protected] or Jesse Thompson, at [email protected]

For questions, please contact ICC at (309) 694-5-ICC.