ICCTA Ray Hartstein
Trustee Achievement Award
Joan B. Hall
Oakton Community College
Former Oakton Community College trustee Joan B. Hall of Des Plaines is the recipient of
ICCTA's 2005 Ray Hartstein Trustee Achievement Award.
Joan Hall has served the cause of community colleges for two decades.
As board chair at Oakton Community College, she supported the school's efforts to negotiate the
maze of technology challenges, leading Oakton to become the first community college in the United States
to adopt touch-tone registration for students.
Joan B. Hall accepts the 2005 Ray Hartstein
Trustee Achievement Award from ICCTA vice
president Tom Bennett.
At the state level, Hall served on ICCTA's Executive Committee and chaired its North Suburban Region.
She also chaired the Excellence and Trusteeship Committee, where she compiled an Idea Book of outstanding
college programs and services.
When the Private Industry Councils were replaced by the structures of local Workforce Investment Boards,
Hall actively advocated for the mandatory inclusion of community colleges as representatives of postsecondary
education. Her efforts were recognized with the Outstanding Government Official Award by the Private Industry
Council in 1991.
In addition to her duties as an Oakton trustee, Hall has maintained an active role in other civic organizations.
In 1989 she was elected to a four-year term as Maine Township Supervisor, earning praise from then-President
George H. W. Bush for exemplary community service. During her tenure, she established a task force on gangs;
opened a drop-in center for young adults; initiated a monthly recycling program; published the first Maine
Township Access Guide for the Disabled; and coordinated a major relief effort for the victims of
For additional information on the Ray Hartstein Trustee Achievement Award, please contact Kim Villanueva at
1-800-454-2282, ext. 1.
Illinois Community College Trustees Association|
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Springfield, IL 62701-1711
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