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McCormick Named Outstanding Community College Business Officer

Brad McCormick, vice president for business services and college facilities, has been selected the Region 5 Outstanding Community College Business Officer of the Year by the Community Colleges Business Officers Association.

Brad McCormick, vice president for business services and college facilities at JALC, has been selected the Region 5 Outstanding Community College Business Officer of the Year by the Community Colleges Business Officers Association.

BY STEVE O’KEEFE
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE - Vice President for Business Services and College Facilities, Brad McCormick, has been named the Region 5 Outstanding Community College Business Officer of the Year by the Community Colleges Business Officers Association.

The Outstanding Chief Business Officer Award is given annually to individuals that demonstrate excellence and exceptional service in their duties as a community college Chief Financial Officer. John A. Logan College president Dr. Mike Dreith nominated McCormick for the award and believes that he is one of the best CFOs in the country.

“In my 14-year tenure as a community college president at three different locations, I can say without a doubt that Brad is the most knowledgeable CFO with whom I have had the honor to serve,” Dreith said. “He is a man of integrity who holds himself to high ethical standards. He is respectful of others’ views and always works to bring people together to seek solutions to problems.”

McCormick came to JALC in May of 2007 after serving in the same position at Southeastern Illinois College. Some of his accomplishments during his time at the college include: implementing a college-wide purchasing card program, overseeing a $20-million construction project, initiating a RFP process for both a new bookstore and food service vendors, initiating management training and training simulations for mass violence, reducing the college’s health insurance premiums by 25 percent, and leading energy conservation programs on campus.

Vice President for Administration Dr. Tim Daugherty, who has been a colleague of McCormick’s for nearly 20 years, was pleased, but not surprised that McCormick was selected for the prestigious honor.

“I have been very fortunate to watch Brad grow professionally over the years. He is truly one of those people that has been successful while remaining grounded,” Daugherty said. “Brad puts his family and his faith first in everything he does, and that shows in how he has always makes decisions that are respectful and mindful of our students. This award is well deserved and I could not be more proud to have Brad as a colleague and a friend.”

The award will be presented at the CCBO’s national meeting in California later this month.