ICCTA Advocacy Award
Dr. John Erwin
Illinois Central College
Dr. John Erwin has led Illinois Central College as its president since 2001. This year he has served
double-duty as chair of the Illinois Presidents Council.
Not surprisingly, his term has been dominated by the budget crisis affecting community colleges
and the state of Illinois.
Under Erwin's leadership, the Council worked with the Trustees Association
to successfully restore full funding for adult education and career and technical education programs
for fiscal year 2009.
Dr. John Erwin (right) accepts ICCTA's 2010 Advocacy Award from ICCTA vice president David Harby.
He also joined with university presidents in fall 2009 to meet with Governor Patrick Quinn regarding
the underfunding of student financial aid.
Erwin has also changed the way the Presidents Council conducts its meetings. Council committees were
restructured to improve efficiency and to better align with the Illinois Board of Higher Education's
strategic plan, Public Agenda for College and Career Success. The Council also sponsored its first
orientation for new community college presidents in September 2009.
For additional information on ICCTA's Advocacy
Award, please contact
Kim Villanueva at 1-800-454-2282, ext. 1.
Illinois Community College Trustees Association|
401 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62701-1711
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