CLC seeking applicants to fill board vacancy

  • Philip Carrigan

    Philip Carrigan

Updated 10/10/2017 6:54 PM

College of Lake County officials are speeding up their search to fill a vacancy on the board of trustees.

Applications are due Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. to fill the vacancy created last month when board member Philip Carrigan resigned for personal reasons. Carrigan, a Waukegan resident, was elected to a 6-year term in April 2013. He previously served on the board from 2005 to 2011.


Last month, Board Chairman Richard Anderson said officials likely wouldn't have the spot filled in time for the Oct. 24 board meeting. While that still may be the case, the early application deadline means the board wants to pick a new member before it focuses on selecting the college's next president.

Anderson said board members expect a busy November and December interviewing candidates for the president job so they want to fill the board vacancy sooner than later.

Once applications are in, Anderson and Board Vice-Chairwoman Catherine Finger will review them and recommend one or more candidates to the full board for a decision.

"We'll see how this works out and if we get some good applicants," he said.

Those interested should send a one-page application letter to CLC explaining why they want to serve on the board, any relevant experience and any affiliations they have with the college.

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The letter can be mailed to Karen Senase, Executive Assistant to the President College of Lake County President's Office, Room L223 19351 W. Washington St. Grayslake, IL 6003. It can be faxed to (847) 543-3017 or sent by email to

At the Sept. 19 board meeting, Anderson said they hadn't decided how they would find Carrigan's replacement, but in the past they have gone with the runner-up in the most recent election. That would have been Julie Shroka, who was third with 16.9 percent of the vote.

Carrigan's replacement will serve until April 2019.

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