At their Sept. 8 meeting at the Romeoville Campus, the JJC Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Joliet lawyer Dan O’Connell to fill the vacancy left by former trustee Jeff May, who resigned in July due to health reasons. O’Connell was sworn in at the beginning of the meeting by Romeoville Mayor John Noak, and then joined the board for the remainder of the meeting.
O’Connell previously served as a JJC trustee from 2007-2013. In his letter of intent he stated, “I believe it is important to move forward the good work the college is known for and maintain the excellent reputation that JJC enjoys in the state of Illinois and the nation.”
JJC trustees will hold a special meeting Sept. 10 to review applications for the remaining two vacant seats left by Tina Markley and Barbara Adams, who resigned from the board on Aug. 25. The appointments of those two individuals is expected to be completed by the regularly scheduled Oct. 6 meeting.