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Joseph Wozniak: Candidate Profile

College Of DuPage School Board (6-year Terms)

Joseph Wozniak, running for College Of DuPage School Board (6-year Terms)

Joseph Wozniak, running for College Of DuPage School Board (6-year Terms)

 
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Bio

City: Naperville

Website:

Office sought: College Of DuPage School Board (6-year Terms)

Age: 33

Family: single, both of my parents live in Naperville.

Occupation: Graphic artist and designer

Education: :  Graduate with associates degree from College of Dupage.

Graduate with bachelors degree in Graphic Arts from Robert Morris University.

Civic involvement: Involved in community and church activities.

Grand Knight of St Elizabeth Seton Knights of Columbus Council 10025

Elected offices held: College of DuPage Trustee for the last 6 years

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

I am a graduate of the College of DuPage and I have and will continue to work for the best interest of the college, students, and taxpayers of our district as I've done for the past 6 years.

Key Issue 2

I have always been a main supporter and the main voice of sustainability and all energy saving ideas at the college and I hope to continue with this for another 6 years to come.

Key Issue 3

I support a quality education, lower taxes, and lower tuition cost at COD.

Questions & Answers

The college last year engaged in a lengthy legal battle with the village of Glen Ellyn over local building codes and jurisdictional matters. As a board member, what would you do to avoid such lengthy conflicts in the future.

I will work to make every effort to avoid further conflicts with our communities giving a mutual respect to both of our interests.

What steps should COD take to improve its relationship with the faculty?

I will work to give the faculty all of the opportunities they need to provide the best education to our students. I have many faculty associations and I value their ideas.

In tough economic times, many students (and working professionals) turn to a community college for its educational value. How do you ensure that a person's financial sacrifice results in an educational benefit?

As a graduate of the College of Dupage I am always working with the college to provide the most up to date educational opportunities at the least cost.

Is a tax rate increase needed and, if so, how do you justify it?

I have worked as a board member at COD to the best interest of the taxpayers of our district. A tax increase will not be needed.

Community colleges provide many services to a diverse population. Is there a service your college should be providing that it is not, or reaching a segment of the population that it is not?

I am not aware of anything in the immediate future but the college is constantly looking at new educational opportunities. I personally would like to see a certification class in servicing energy saving items like solar panels and wind turbines.

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