Former JWCC Trustee Coleman honored with ICCTA Award

Reggie ColemanThe Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) recently honored former John Wood Community College Trustee Reggie Coleman with the ICCTA Certificate of Merit. This award is presented to persons who have made a significant contribution to the ICCTA, the Illinois Community College System or an individual member college.

“We are pleased to honor Reggie for his many years of dedicated public service, and we hope that he continues to be a strong voice for our community colleges,” said ICCTA vice president Jim Endress. 

Coleman was first elected to the JWCC board of trustees in 1999, and helped guide the College through several presidential transitions and difficult financial times. He was a part of JWCC’s evolution from it’s former home in a converted elementary school to its current state-of-the-art facility.

Coleman also contributed to the growth of the statewide community college system, and chaired ICCTA’s West Central Region, led its Diversity and Trustee Education committees, and earned four trustee education awards. He served as ICCTA president from 2012-2013, and made a point of reaching out to new trustees and mentored most of the association’s current and upcoming officers. Coleman retired from the JWCC board in spring 2017.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

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