Barbara D. Oilschlager of Grayslake, a member of the College of Lake County board of trustees, has been appointed the Illinois State Coordinator for the American Community College Trustees (www.ACCT.org). ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. Located in Washington, D.C., ACCT is a major voice of community college trustees to the presidential administration, U.S. Congress, the Departments of Education and Labor and more. This new state coordinator position gives Oilschlager a seat on the Illinois Community Colleges Trustees Association executive committee.
Re-elected to the CLC board of trustees in April 2013, Oilschalger was first elected to the board in 1989. She has served several times as chairman and vice chairman and has provided leadership on various board committees. Additionally, she has assumed leadership roles in the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, serving as president from July 2009 to June 2010. In May 2012, she received the Excellence in Service to Education and Illinois Community Colleges award in recognition of her leadership and service to education in Lake County and the Illinois community college system.
Oilschlager is a retired administrator for secondary vocational education programs for the Lake County Area Vocational System/Lake County High Schools Technology Campus. She is a past president of the Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education and was reappointed by Gov. Pat Quinn to serve on the Illinois Workforce Investment Board through July 1, 2014.