March 19, 2015

STEVE O'KEEFE
College Relations

Long-time John A. Logan College board member John Sanders, announced in a letter dated Tuesday that he is stepping down immediately from the John A. Logan College Board of Trustees, and that he is withdrawing his candidacy for a fourth term on the College’s board.

Sanders was recently appointed by Governor Bruce Rauner to the Illinois State Board of Education. Illinois law prohibits members of that board from sitting on any other Illinois school board. Although Sanders has officially withdrawn from the race his name will still appear on the ballot due to the fact that early voting is scheduled to begin on March 23. Even if elected Sanders will not be eligible to serve out his term.

“It goes without saying that this was a difficult decision for me I have been fortunate to serve our fine college for the past 18 years. Working with fine board members, administrators, faculty and staff,” Sanders said, “I am looking forward to my next endeavor of serving our state’s K-12 students and I wish everyone connected with this outstanding College the very best.”