Longtime employee joins College of Lake County board
The third-place candidate in the April election was appointed to fill a vacancy on the College of Lake County's (CLC) board of trustees, according to a press release from the college.
Grayslake resident Julie Shroka replaces former trustee Dr. Philip J. Carrigan, the trustees decided in an Oct. 24 vote. Carrigan resigned from the board for “personal reasons” in September according to the press release, which said Shroka took third place among 25 candidates in the election.
Her term runs until April 2, 2019.
Shroka retired from CLC in June 2016 after working for the college for 30 years, according to the release. She was hired as a student recruiter and later became the director of alumni relations and special events for the CLC Foundation.
Carrigan, who served on the board for more than 10 years, was honored with a resolution given to his wife, Mary Clare Jakes.
“Dr. Carrigan was an outstanding board member with a high degree of integrity and a passion for helping others,” Interim President Rich Haney said in the press release. “He was a very active board member and worked closely with his fellow board members and the administration on projects and initiatives that furthered our student success goals. We are a better college because of his work and commitment.”
In other action, the board created a fund that will be filled with revenue from energy rebates, grants, recycling and savings via energy-efficiency projects. Such savings brought in more than $600,000 during the 2016 fscal year, according to Ken Gotsch, vice president for administrative affairs.