IVCC board appoints Hunt as new trustee

Oglesby man will fill two-year vacancy

William “Bill” Hunt, of Oglesby, was appointed to fill a nearly two-year vacancy on the Illinois Valley Community College board by trustees at a special meeting Thursday night.

Hunt was elected three times to the Mendota City Council between 2008 and 2020 and served as finance chairman and vice mayor.

Now retired, Hunt was United Airlines’ operations manager at O’Hare International Airport and earlier director of logistics for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. He served in aviation logistics and transportation for the U.S. Navy from 1979 to 1986.

Hunt fills the vacancy created by the July 8 resignation of trustee David Mallery of Hennepin. Trustees will officially seat Hunt at the 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, meeting. His term runs through the April 2023 consolidated election.

The board also approved a one-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of Teachers Local 1810. Local 1810 represents 75 IVCC faculty.