Student Gov. to hold Board forum

JJC’s Student Government is to host a virtual forum for candidates running for election to Board of Trustees on Tuesday, March 23 from 3 – 4:30 pm.

The forum will provide an opportunity for all JJC students, staff, faculty and community members to learn about the candidates prior to the April 6 election.

To access the forum use the link:

Residents of Joliet Junior College District 525 will vote on six candidates vying to fill the three Board seats that are to appear on the spring ballot.

The election will take place on Tuesday, April 6.

Those on this years ballot include: Camielle Holcombe, Romeoville; Karla Franchini-Manzo, Channahon; Michelle Lee, Shorewood; Drew D. Duzinskas, Joliet; James A. Budzinski, Mokena.

Candidate Maureen Broderick from New Lenox is seeking a six-year unexpired term, with four years remaining.

JJC is directly governed by this seven-member Board of Trustees, all of whom are in-district and elected for six-year terms.

A student representative, appointed each year, will sit as a non-voting member of the Board.

Officers of the Board (chairman, vice chairman and secretary) are elected by their peers for a one-year term.

Current Board of Trustees members include Chairman Robert Wunderlich, Vice Chair Broderick, Secretary John (Jake) Mahalik, Nancy Garcia Guillen, Alicia Morales, Dan O’Connell, Betty Washington, and Student Trustee Ian Wilkinson.

Broderick is seeking re-election. Chairman Wunderlich, after serving 44 years on the board, is not running for another term.