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Two candidates to interview for JJC board opening

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Two candidates have applied for the vacant Joliet Junior College board seat and a new board member is expected to be set by Tuesday, according to the school.

Two candidates who ran for posts in the April 2017 election, Patricia Deiters of New Lenox and Margaret Hornung of Shorewood, have applied. Interviews are scheduled for Monday with the new board member expected to be named at Tuesday's board of trustees meeting.

The spot is open after the mid-Novermber resignation of longtime trustee Andy Mihelich, citing a recent move to Springfield.

JJC President Dr. Mitchell said in a press release that the board reached out to all five remaining candidates who ran for trustee seats in the April 2017 election to offer them an opportunity to apply for the open seat. Letters of interest were due to the President’s Office by Nov. 27.

The individual selected will serve the remainder of Trustee Mihelich’s term for approximately 17 months, until the April 2019 election.

Trustee Mihelich served as a college trustee since 2007 and was in the middle of his second six-year term, which was set to expire in 2019. Prior to his board service, Mihelich was a JJC employee for 30 years before retiring as the college’s associate vice president of extended campuses.