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PSC Board Chair Named to ACCT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Marc Wiley

Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Prairie State College Board of Trustees Chair Marc Wiley recently was elected as a member of the Association of Community College Trustees Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, representing the Central Region. Wiley was sworn in during the 50th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress last month.

The committee is tasked with “ensur[ing] leadership for the involvement of historically underrepresented diverse populations within the governance activities of ACCT.”

According to the ACCT, the committee “promotes respect for and acceptance of diverse promotes respect for and acceptance of diverse individuals and promotes awareness and educational opportunity for underrepresented populations. It advises the ACCT Board by strengthening the links with the minority membership, identifying issues that require member input, and recommending strategies to gather input.”

A resident of Chicago Heights, Wiley was elected to the Prairie State College Board of Trustees in April 2011, reelected in 2017 and named chair this year. He worked for the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department for more than 20 years, patrolling Ford Heights, Bloom, Rich, and Bremen Township.

Wiley has an associate degree from Triton College and a bachelor’s degree from Lewis University. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Harvey Brooks Foundation, a former member of the South Suburban Council for Alcohol and Substance Abuse, and a community activist for At Risk Youth. He also is a member of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry.   

“The college congratulates Chair Wiley on being named to this important committee,” said PSC President Dr. Terri L. Winfree. “The committee should benefit greatly from his experience and dedication to this essential nationwide initiative.”

This is news from Prairie State College.