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Rendleman Reappointed to ICCB

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Jacob “Jake” RendlemanCARTERVILLE – It was learned today that Jacob “Jake” Rendleman has been re-appointed to a second term on the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). Rendleman is a retired junior high science teacher, businessman and farmer.

In addition to serving on the John A. Logan College Board of Trustees, Rendleman is a past president of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association. He was originally appointed to the ICCB in 2005 as the only sitting trustee to the 11-member board, where he represents all of the trustees serving Illinois community colleges.

“It’s an honor to be reappointed to the ICCB and to continue to represent the trustees of the 39 community colleges and the over one million students that we serve,” Rendleman said. “My goals are the same as they have always been. I want to continue to work with the chairman, (Alexi) Giannoulias, and the rest of the board to help our students reach their full potential and to do all that I can to continue to make the best community college system in the country even better.”

John A. Logan College President Dr. Mike Dreith is extremely pleased to have Rendleman appointed to a second term.

“I know the college community is overjoyed to see Jake returned to the ICCB board. He not only makes sure our voice is heard on a statewide level, he is seen as a longtime leader in the community college movement throughout Illinois. I know that in my short time at JALC, his ties to the ICCB have been most helpful,” Dreith said.

Rendleman was first elected to the John A. Logan College Board of Trustees in 1997. He has served as both board chair and vice-chair.  He was the president of the John A. Logan College Foundation for three years.  He is well respected throughout the state for his passion and enthusiasm for community colleges.

“We are grateful that the governor has reappointed Jake Rendleman to the Board. As a member of the statewide Board, Mr. Rendleman is a very strong, consistent, and vocal advocate for community colleges,” said Geoffrey Obrzut, president and Chief Executive Officer of the ICCB.

Rendleman resides in Carterville with his wife, Carolyn, a retired teacher.  They have two daughters — Susan Dennison and Amy Schwendemann, and four grandchildren.