Bob Hammon, vice chairman of the Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees, has received the distinction of Lifetime Membership with the Association of Community College Trustees.
Hammon has served on the Kish College board since 2011 and is now in his second term.
“Bob has contributed greatly to the college during his tenure," Bob Johnson, chairman of the KC Board of Trustees, said in anews release. He is deserving of this honor.”
ACCT is an advocacy group for community college governing boards at nearly 1,200 community and technical colleges across the country.
“ACCT provides outstanding staff development programs, training, and up-to-the minute information on national legislation," Hammon said in the release. "All of this helps trustees to conduct themselves ethically and appropriately and to have the latest information to function as a successful trustee of the board.”
The distinction of Lifetime Membership provides an opportunity for colleges to honor outstanding board members and pay tribute to trustee contributions to their college.
“By becoming a lifetime member of ACCT, in a small way, I have the opportunity to recognize other trustees who dedicate themselves and show appreciation for their service, knowledge, and experience to the community college mission at the state and national level,” Hammon said in the release.
Hammon has served as an active, involved trustee through the process of developing a new college mission and vision. He also completed a special Illinois Community College Trustee Association Trustee Leadership Training course in June of 2017. Hammon has lived in the area for more than three decades; worked for the Sycamore school systems for 21 years; and served as superintendent for Sycamore school district for 13 years.