JWCC Trustees hear enrollment report

QUINCY — John Wood Community College President Michael Elbe told JWCC Trustees Wednesday night that 2022 fall enrollment is about the same as it was a year ago.

At the trustee’s monthly meeting, Elbe attributed the stability to once again attracting adult students who were not enrolling during the pandemic. He added the flat credit hours reflect that the majority of the College’s students work part- or full-time jobs supporting the local labor market. 

In mid-October, the Illinois Community College Board will release the final numbers for the state’s Community College system.

“We continue to build toward the future as we purposefully reconnect and reengage with our students while focusing on the needs of our students and college community,” Elbe stated. “Faculty and staff are working together to provide relevant programs and a supportive environment so every student, on every type of educational path, can attain their goals. Our number one goal is always student success.”

In other business, the Board:

  • Accepted $40,073.00 in grant funds from the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) for the IGEN Auditorium Stage LED Replacement Project.
  • Accepted $312,095.00 in grant funds from the Illinois Community College Board for the Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce (PATH). 
  • Approved $1,400,000 transfer of funds from Operating Funds to Operations and Maintenance Restricted Fund for fiscal year 2022.
  • Tabled until next month’s Board meeting the revisions to the College’s Board Policy Manual presented by the Board Sub-committee comprised of Mr. Fischer, Ms. Hawley, Dr. Greenwell, who reviewed the policies and recommend all policies be reviewed every three years.
  • Approved a $4,028.00 payment of the first installment dues to the Illinois Community College Trustees Association for FY23.
  • Accepted a $348,325.00 proposal and awarded Keck Heating & Air Conditioning to provide the HVAC rooftop replacement unit for Building D.
  • Accepted a $351,800.00 proposal and awarded Peters Heating & Air Conditioning to provide a Daiken replacement chiller for Building C – Student Administrative Center.
  • Accepted a $38,685.41 proposal and awarded SJ Smith Company to provide a plasma table for the welding program.

The next meeting of the JWCC Board of Trustees is set for October 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Quincy campus.

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