Andy Sprague of Kinderhook was appointed to the John Wood Community College Board in September, 2017 to fill the vacant board seat left open due to the resignation of a previous board member. Mr. Sprague is the owner of Sprague’s Kinderhook Lodge, LTD., Paxton Farms Inc., and partner in Sprague Farms Inc. He majored in Agriculture Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign. Andy was a Director of Development for the University of Illinois Foundation before returning to Pike County to start his lodging and special events business in 2001. Andy has a passion for his community and has enjoyed serving a variety of organizations. He is the immediate past chairman of the board for the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri, served as chairman for the Illini Community Hospital Growing Our Care Campaign, is a past president of the Hull Lions Club and has held leadership positions for the Pike County Farm Bureau.
Andy was part of the early effort to establish the Western Community Center YMCA in Barry. He is a graduate of the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation Program Class of 2012. He plays an active role with Quincy Young Life and Madison Park Christian Church Worship ministries.