ICCTA's Mission

The Illinois Community College Trustees Association was created in 1970 with a two-fold mission: to provide community college advocacy and trustee development opportunities to the board members of the state's public community colleges.

Community College Advocacy
As the Trustees' representative before legislators and public officials, the Trustees Association:

  • Monitors the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Joint Education Committee, the U.S. Department of Education, and other government agencies
  • Tracks state and federal legislation and legislative committees
  • Updates trustees through regular legislative alerts
  • Organizes annual Lobby Days in Springfield and Washington, D.C.
  • Operates a toll-free legislative hotline and e-mail listserv
  • Publishes a legislative directory
  • Recognizes outstanding state lawmakers and officials
  • Distributes news releases on college and trustee achievements
  • Assists district PR officers in promoting community colleges
  • Honors outstanding faculty, graduates, and business partners
  • Sponsors the Paul Simon Student Essay Contest and the Gandhi/King Peace Scholarship
  • Assists in referendum campaigns
  • Trustee Development
    ICCTA also offers continuing education to trustees through:
  • Seminars and roundtables
  • Timely e-mail alert, faxes and mailings
  • An annual convention
  • Trustee opinion surveys
  • Quick Survey research
  • A board self-evaluation manual
  • Trained retreat facilitators
  • A New Trustees Orientation, information packets, a training video, and a Welcome to the Board book for new trustees
  • Trustee achievement awards
  • A trustees directory.
  • For more information on ICCTA and its activities, contact ICCTA at 1-800-454-2282.

    Illinois Community College Trustees Association
    401 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 200, Springfield, IL 62701-1711
    217-528-2858 (phone) • 217-528-8662 (fax)