JALC’s Jake Rendleman Recognized for Trustee Education
June 21, 2016
BY STEVE O’KEEFE
CARTERVILLE– John A. Logan College Board of Trustees member Jake Rendleman was recently recognized by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association for having participated in over 90 education hours. Trustees earn education hours by attending seminars and informational sessions regarding among other things legislation and current trends in higher education.
Rendleman, who is one of only five trustees to ever earn more than 90 education hours, said that educational seminars are vital to the work that trustees do.
“I have always felt that it is important to attend these seminars to keep up with current legislation, ethics, and trends,” Rendleman said. “It is particularly important in these difficult times to have firsthand knowledge of issues that are having a direct impact on our colleges.”
College President Ron House is amazed by the level of dedication that Rendleman has displayed and agrees with the importance of these educational seminars.
“Most people are elected to a board of trustees and they do their job; they attend meetings and committee meetings, but then every once in a while you have a trustee that goes way beyond what is expected of them,” House said. “That has certainly been the case with Jake. It is amazing to me that a board member would participate in more than 90 seminars. It shows a high level of commitment and interest in this college and to the community college system.”
Rendleman, a farmer and retired school teacher from Carterville, was first elected to the John A. Logan College Board of Trustees in 1997. In 2006 he was appointed to the Illinois Community College Board representing all of the state’s trustee.
Rendleman was honored by the ICCTA at a meeting earlier this month. The John A. Logan College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet again on Tuesday, June 28.
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