Black Hawk College: Tim Black


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Originally Posted Online: April 05, 2013, 10:36 pm
Last Updated: April 08, 2013, 5:26 pm
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NAME: Tim Black
AGE: 49
ADDRESS:Galva
OCCUPATION:Educator at Henry Hill Correctional Center, Galesburg
FAMILY: Wife, Linda
EDUCATION:Bachelor's degree, Illinois Wesleyan University; master's in English, Keene State College; master's in educational leadership, Western Illinois University
OFFICE SOUGHT: Black Hawk College trustee
PRIOR OFFICE(S): Black Hawk trustee and board secretary
WHY RUNNING: I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to serve on the board of trustees. Previous to that, I was an adjunct faculty member at Black Hawk East. I believe we have a great college, and I would like to be involved with it again.
KEY ISSUE: Of course the key issue is financing. It was for the six years I was on the board. With the state providing less and less funding, the board needs to find alternative forms of revenue. When I was on the board before, I traveled to Washington to meet with our congressional representatives to save funding for Pell Grants and Upward Bound. I also met with local groups and organizations to build a cooperative team to assist with some very essential programs like alternative energy and underwater welding.
COMMENTS: With the issues facing the college, it is important for somebody with experience as well as innovation to be on the board. I believe I am that person. I would appreciate your vote on April 9.

















 




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