Rock Valley College
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Board of Trustees

Leadership for Rock Valley College is provided by a seven-member board elected by citizens in our service area. Our board members live, work, and pay taxes in our district, and serve without pay except for mileage and expenses. The board is a cohesive, independent team that works well together to serve the best interests of you, our district taxpayers.

RVC Board seeks to fill vacancy

At a special meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, the Rock Valley College Board of Trustees voted to accept applications to fill a vacancy on the Board. The vacated seat is due to resignation of Board Chair Jarid Funderburg. It is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees to appoint a replacement within sixty days. Read more about the vacancy and how to apply here.

When does the Board meet?

The Rock Valley College Board of Trustees meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month for its Committee of the Whole meeting and on the fourth Tuesday of the month for its regular meeting. Meeting dates may be changed in November and December due to the holidays. The schedule for Board of Trustees meetings may be found on the Meeting Schedule page.

How do I know what will be discussed at the meetings?

Meeting materials, including agendas and meeting packets are posted on the website at least 48 hours prior to each meeting.

How can my voice be heard at these meetings?

Trustees welcome you to contact them at any time with questions or concerns. Contact information for each trustee can be found on our Board Members page.

Board meetings may be held in person or virtually as permitted by Illinois statute. If you wish to speak to the Board at a virtual meeting, submit your comment to  by the deadline noted on each meeting agenda. Board meeting packets containing all pertinent documents and the meeting agendas can be found on the Board Meeting Materials page. 

If you wish to speak to the Board in-person at a scheduled meeting you must sign in to speak prior to the meeting being called to order.

  • You can find the sign-in sheet on a table located near the entrance to the room where the meeting is to be held.
  • Your request to speak to the Board shall include your name as well as the name of any other individuals who plan to address the board with you, the organization you and other speakers represent (if any), the topic to be addressed, and whether you will speak for or against the issue.
  • The public comment section of the agenda will be limited to a thirty (30) minute maximum, to be extended if necessary at the discretion of the Chairperson.
  • Presentations by any one individual shall be limited to three (3) minutes. Our full policy on recognition of visitors can be found in Section 18 of the Board Policy Manual.