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CLC trustees and faculty member receive ICCTA awards

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Jun 24, 2021

The Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) recently honored trustee emeriti Richard A. Anderson, Dr. William M. Griffin and instructor Mandi Urban with three prestigious state-wide awards. They were recognized at a banquet in Springfield, Ill. June 4.

Photo of Mandi Urban
Photo caption: Mandi Urban (fourth from left) accepts her award.

Humanities and English instructor Mandi Urban received the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member Award. Nominated in April, Urban is also a valued and collaborative colleague in the legal studies department.

Photo of Dr. William GriffinFor three consecutive years, a faculty member from CLC received this state-wide award recognizing outstanding faculty. During the June board meeting, CLC Board Vice Chair Julie Shroka remarked how this trend reflects how great our faculty are. Her comments were met with applause.

Photo caption: Dr. William M. Griffin (left) receiving his award at a recent ceremony.

Photo of Richard AndersonCLC trustee emeritus Dr. William M. Griffin was awarded a certificate of merit and lifetime membership, while fellow trustee emeritus Richard A. Anderson was given honorary membership, the organization’s highest award. Anderson is the longest serving trustee in the state. Both Griffin and Anderson retired from the Board of Trustees in April after serving a combined 71 years governing CLC. They both remain involved in serving community colleges in Illinois.

Photo caption: Richard A. Anderson (left) receiving honorary membership.

The Illinois Community College Trustees Association has provided legislative advocacy and educational opportunities for college boards since 1970. For more information on ICCTA visit

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