PSC Board of Trustees to Begin Search for New Member

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– With the retirement of John Marks from the Prairie State College (PSC) Board of Trustees, the board is seeking candidates to fill the vacant position. The board is required to appoint an interim trustee to serve until the next PSC election in 2011.

Board Chair Mark Fazzini publicly announced Marks’ resignation effective October 31, 2009, at the September 28 board meeting. Marks has been a PSC board member since 2003 and also has served on other elected boards for a total of 21 years of service to the community.

“We have enjoyed working with John Marks and will miss his exceptional years of service to the PSC board,” said Fazzini.

As a member of the PSC board, Marks represented the board at insurance settlement negotiations due to his background in the insurance industry. His special talents were instrumental in helping the college forge sound insurance decisions.

With his resignation, the board has turned its attention to finding an interim trustee to fill the seat left by Marks and is accepting applications from possible candidates. The board is planning to meet in early November to interview candidates. Based on the interviews, a new board member is expected to be chosen and sworn in at the November 24, 2009, meeting.

To qualify, a candidate must be a registered voter and a resident of Illinois Community College District 515 for a minimum of one year prior to the appointment. Applicants must also submit a letter of interest and a complete prospective member profile to the PSC Board of Trustees in care of the Office of the President by 4:30 p.m. on October 23, 2009. For an information packet, visit the Office of the President, located on PSC’s main campus at 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, IL 60411, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call (708) 709-7918.