Heartland Community College District 540 Board of Trustees

Gregg Chadwick - Chair
Gregg Chadwick

Term ends: 2017

1407 Norma Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-531-1803
EmailGregg.Chadwick@heartland.edu 
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Gregg Chadwick was selected to fill a vacancy on the HCC Board of Trustees in 2002. He won elections in 2003, 2005 and 2011. In 2007 he was elected Vice Chair of the Board, and in 2009 he was elected Chair. Chadwick also served as Chair of the HCC Presidential Search Committee in 2009-2010. He served as Treasurer of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association in 2009-2010, and as an associate member of the Association of Community College Trustees' public policy committee in 2007-2008. He represented the HCC Board of Trustees on two trips to China, in 2008 and 2012. Chadwick is a native New Englander and moved to Central Illinois in 1997. He has worked for several health care organizations in Bloomington and Peoria. He earned an MBA in Health Care Administration from Boston University, and obtained Certified Medical Practice Executive designation from the American College of Medical Practice Executives. He is the immediate past president of the Illinois Medical Group Management Association. He is also a member of the Multicultural Leadership Program's Advisory Council. He and his wife, Robyn Walter, live in Bloomington. They have three children.

Jim Drew - Vice Chair
Jim Drew

Term ends: 2017

Phone: 217-737-6951
Email: James.Drew@heartland.edu

Jim Drew, a long-time Logan County resident, is originally from the Godfrey/Alton area. He graduated from Western Illinois University in 1977 with a degree in Agricultural Business. He moved to Lincoln in 1978 where he is employed by the Logan County Farm Bureau. Jim is the current president of Lincoln's YMCA board. He has had the opportunity to serve on various boards including the Lincoln Logan Economic Development Partnership, the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Lincoln Zoning Board of Appeals. A member of Lincoln Christian Church, he and his wife Lisa live in Lincoln where they own and operate Sorrento's Pizzeria.

Jeff Flessner
Jeff Flessner

Term ends: 2019

1220 Silver Oak Circle Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-531-1695
Email: jflessner@beneplanning.com 

Jeff Flessner is a graduate of Illinois State University earning a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Insurance. After graduating, Jeff started his professional career as a sales representative for Lincoln Financial Group. After five years with Lincoln, he went to work for a local insurance brokerage firm and within two years became a Vice President and Partner. In April of 1999, Jeff started Benefit Planning Associates along with 3 other partners and served as President from 1999 through 2012. BPA now serves over 300 corporate clients in Central Illinois. Jeff has written a number of articles for local publications related to healthcare and health insurance, as well as given a number of presentations on the subject. Jeff is very active in the Bloomington-Normal area serving on various boards and working with service organizations. Jeff lives in Normal with his wife, Cindy, and has three grown children, two of which attended HCC.

Don Gibb
Don Gibb

Term ends: 2019

700 North Fourth St.,Fairbury, IL 61739
Phone: 815-692-2434
Email: Donald.Gibb@heartland.edu 

Donald Gibb, a resident of Fairbury, was elected to the Board in April, 2013. Currently, he represents Heartland on the Illinois Community College Trustees Association Board of Representatives. Mr. Gibb was raised on a farm in Ford County, north of Piper City. He earned a B.S. in science education from Illinois State University and a M.Ed. with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois. Mr. Gibb retired after teaching high school science for forty-four years in the Chatsworth and Prairie Central School Districts. During his career, he coached basketball for twenty years and was involved in many professional organizations including the Illinois Science Teachers Association, the I.H.S.A. Basketball Coaches Advisory Committee, and the Illinois Education Association. Mr. Gibb is a governing member of the Prairie Lands Foundation and a member of the Prairie Central Educational Endowment Committee. He is also active at the local and state level in the Illinois Education Association-Retired and the Illinois Retired Teachers Association.

Pat Hardesty
Pat Hardesty

Term ends: 2019

Email: Pat.Hardesty@heartland.edu

Janet Hood

Janet Hood

Ms. Hood's appointment ends 2019; the term ends 2021.

Phone: 309-825-8953
Email:  Janet.Hood@heartland.edu


Janet Hood, a resident of Normal, is Coordinator of Operations and Planning for Advocate BroMenn Medical Center & Advocate Eureka Hospital. Her professional experience is in the areas of healthcare care management, clinical research management, government/regulatory affairs, and property management. She received an Associate Degree from Heartland Community College, Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Eureka College, Eureka, IL and a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Care Management from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN.  She is a Fellow designate in the American College of Health Care Executives.

Janet has served on many area and statewide boards and has been recognized for her service through the “Woman of Distinction in Volunteer Services” by the YWCA and the ATHENA® Award from the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. 

Becky Ropp - Secretary
Becky Ropp

Term ends: 2021

2936 Ropp Rd., Normal, IL
Cell Phone: 309-530-1667
Email: Rebecca.Ropp@heartland.edu
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Becky graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Communications. She earned her MBA with an emphasis in Marketing from Illinois State University. Becky started her career at GROWMARK first as an intern in the Corporate Communications area then full time in the Marketing Communications area as an Advertising Coordinator. Later Becky became the Director of Organization and System Development division and just recently she was named the Director of Talent Management for GROWMARK, Inc. In her personal life, Becky is in partnership with her husband Ken, their daughter Leah, and her in-laws Ray and Carol Ropp in their dairy farm and cheese manufacturing and marketing LLC named Ropp Jersey Cheese.

Jessica Wheeler - Student Trustee
Jessica Wheeler

Term ends: 2017

Email: jwheel13@my.heartland.edu  

Cell Phone (309) 310-3629

I graduated from high school in 2014, and started at Heartland Community College in the fall of 2014. I have been in PRIDE Club at HCC ever since I started here, and have been a member, the secretary, the treasurer, and the vice president throughout my time in the club. I work in the Student Engagement Office here at HCC, and that's how I got to know more about SGA and become interested in being a part of it. I am majoring in Sociology, with a minor of Women and Gender Studies, and getting my masters in Social Work; all of which I hope to attend at ISU.

Board Vacancy

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Board Policy

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HCC's trustees are elected to serve six-year terms.

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Exceptions are noted with an asterisk.

The Board Finance Committee meetings immediately precede the Regular Board meetings.

Board Meeting Schedule, links to agendas, and links to minutes
Date Time Location Event Agendas (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
January 17, 2017 6:00 p.m. 1500 W Raab Road, Normal, IL Regular Meeting Regular Meeting
Finance Committee
Regular Meeting
Finance Committee
*January 24, 2017 6:00 p.m. 1500 W Raab Road, Normal, Il Select & Appoint Trustee Regular Meeting Regular Meeting
February 21, 2017 6:00 p.m. 1500 W Raab Road, Normal, IL Regular Meeting Regular Meeting
Finance Committee
Regular Meeting
Finance Committee
March 21, 2017 6:00 p.m. Heartland Lincoln Center, Lincoln, IL Regular Meeting Regular Meeting
Finance Committee

Regular Meeting
Finance Committee

April 18, 2017 6:00 p.m. 1500 W Raab Road, Normal, IL Regular Meeting Regular Meeting
Finance Committee
Regular Meeting
Finance Committee
May 16, 2017 6:00 p.m. 1500 W Raab Road, Normal, IL Regular Meeting Regular Meeting
Finance Committee
Regular Meeting
Finance Committee
June 20, 2017 6:00 p.m. 1500 W Raab Road, Normal, IL Regular Meeting Regular Meeting
Finance Committee
Regular Meeting
Finance Committee
July 18, 2017 6:00 p.m. 1500 W Raab Road, Normal, IL Regular Meeting Regular Meeting
Finance Committee
Regular Meeting
Finance Committee
August 15,  2017 6:00 p.m. 1500 W Raab Road, Normal, IL Regular Meeting Regular Meeting
Finance Committee

Regular Meeting
Finance Committee

*September 19, 2017

1:00 p.m.

1500 W Raab Road, Normal, Il

Annual Retreat

Regular Meeting

Regular Meeting

September 19, 2017

6:00 p.m.

1500 W Raab Road, Normal, IL

Regular Meeting

Regular Meeting

Finance Committee

Regular Meeting

Finance Committee

October 17, 2017 6:00 p.m. Heartland Pontiac Center Pontiac, IL Regular Meeting

Regular Meeting

Finance Committee

Regular Meeting

Finance Committee
November 21, 2017 6:00 p.m. 1500 W Raab Road, Normal, IL Regular Meeting

Regular Meeting

Finance Committee

Regular Meeting

Finance Committee
December 12, 2017 6:00 p.m. 1500 W Raab Road, Normal, IL Regular Meeting

Regular Meeting

Finance Committee

Regular Meeting

Finance Committee

October 18, 2016 7:00 p.m. Heartland Pontiac Center Pontiac, IL Regular Meeting

Regular Meeting

Finance Committee

Regular Meeting

Finance Committee

November 15, 2016

November 28, 2016

7:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

1500 W Raab Road, Normal, IL

1500 W Raab Road, Normal IL

Regular Meeting

Retreat Meeting

Regular Meeting

Finance Committee

Retreat

Regular Meeting

Finance Committee

*December 13, 2016 7:00 p.m. 1500 W Raab Road, Normal, IL Regular Meeting

Regular Meeting

Finance Committee

 Regular Meeting

Finance Committee