Trustees 

Andrew Mihelich, Chair

Andrew Mihelich

  • Term: 2013-2019
  • Residence: Joliet, IL
  • Education: Joliet Catholic High School, Northern Illinois University, Governors State University, University of Illinois, B.S., M.A., and an Advanced Certificate in Education
  • Occupation: Retired - former Associate Vice President of Extended Campuses at JJC
  • Community Involvement: Joliet City Center Partnership Board, Executive Committee of the Grundy Economic Development Council; Concerned Citizens of Joliet Committee, and Save the Joliet Murals Project.

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Jeff May, Vice Chair

Jeff May

  • Term: 2011-2017
  • Residence: Channahon, IL
  • Education: Western Illinois University, Illinois State University, University of Illinois, B.A., M.S., University of Illinois (Superintendent's Certificate)
  • Occupation: Educational Administrator, Grundy-Kendall Regional Office of Education and Will County Regional Office of Education (Retired)
  • Community Involvement: Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce, Grundy County Chamber of Commerce, Lt. governor of Division 23 Kiwanis Illinois-Eastern Iowa District, past president of Joliet Kiwanis Club, St. Ann's Catholic Church of Channahon
  • Professional Organizations: Association of Community College Trustees board member; past president of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association; member of ACCT Public Policy Committee (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2006); secretary of ICCTA; Illinois Association for Prevention; and Illinois Collaboration for At-Risk Youth

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Susan Marie Klen, secretary

Susan Marie Klen

  • Term: 2009-2015
  • Residence: Joliet, IL
  • Education: Joliet West High School, University of St. Francis, B.B.A. - Accounting & Marketing; Joliet Junior College, A.A.S. - Horticulture Floral Design/Interior Plantscaping & Nursery Production & Mgmt (May 2009)
  • Occupation: Self-Employed Tutor
  • Community involvement: Joliet Township High Schools (JTHS) Foundation & Alumni Association Boards

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Barbara adams

  • Term: 2013-2019
  • Residence: Joliet, IL
  • Education: University of St. Francis, bachelor's degree; National-Louis University, master's degree
  • Occupation: Retired librarian in Valley View School District 365; part-time librarian at the Joliet Public Library and Lincoln Library in Springfield, Ill.
  • Community Involvement: Joliet Township Republican Precinct Committeewoman
  • Professional Organizations: Joliet Area Retired Teachers’ Association, Cathedral Area Preservation Association, Illinois Retired Teachers Association and Will County Republican Women Organization.

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Tina Markley

Susan Marie Klen

  • Term: 2013-2019
  • Residence: Joliet, IL
  • Education: Joliet Junior College; Northeastern Illinois University, bachelor's degree in finance; Roosevelt University, MBA with a concentration in real estate.
  • Occupation: real estate asset manager, Kensington Realty Advisors
  • Professional Organizations: past president of Chicago Real Estate Council; member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers

Michael O'Connell

Michael O'Connell

  • Term: 2011-2017
  • Residence: Elwood, IL
  • Education: Joliet East High School, Governors State University (Type 75 administrative certificate), Southern Illinois University (vocational education certificate), Indiana State University (M.A. physical education), Augustana College (B.A., physical education), Joliet Junior College (associate degree)
  • Occupation: Retired after 33 years as dean of students and vocational & physical education teacher at Joliet Township H.S., where he coached many sports, including 14 years as head boys basketball coach.
  • Community involvement: Served 12 years on the Forest Park Community Center Board; co-chairman of the Bill Ray Memorial Golf Outing; elected collector for Jackson Township, as well as chairman of the Jackson Township Planning Commission.
  • Professional Organizations: Member of the Retired JTHS Teachers and Staff Association.

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Robert J. Wunderlich

Dick Dystrup

  • Term: 2009-2015
  • Residence: Joliet, IL
  • Education: Joliet Township High School - West Campus
  • Occupation: Owner, Wunderlich Builders

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Brian Herrera, Student Trustee

  • Term: April 2014 - April 2015
  • Residence: Crest Hill, IL
  • Major: Political Science
  • Activities: President of Latinos Unidos; vice president of the JJC Collegiate Council; member of the JJC student government; peer mentor for new JJC students; member of Brother2Brother; member of the Black Student Union; member of the International Students Club; member of G.L.O.W.; member of the Psychology Club.

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