The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is the state coordinating agency for the 39 public community college districts and one community college center. The ICCB has statutory responsibility for the statewide planning and coordination of the community college system and administering state grants to the community college districts. The ICCB also has statutory responsibility to administer state and federal Adult Education and Family Literacy programs and High School Equivalency Testing for Illinois.

The Illinois Community College System appropriation from the state’s general funds for the ICCB’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget is  $319,699,600.

The Board is assisted by an Executive Director and staff of approximately 50 (Staff List) located in Springfield with satellite offices in Chicago and Herrin. Board staff work with the colleges, state agencies, the legislature, and the Office of the Governor to support the Board in carrying out its responsibilities.

The Board consists of 12 members, 11 of whom are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the state Senate for terms of six years. One student member is selected annually by the ICCB Student Advisory Committee. The Governor also appoints the Chair of the ICCB.

Illinois Community College Board Members are:

Dr. Lazaro Lopez, ChairTerm expires June 30, 2019
Terry L. Bruce, Vice ChairTerm expires June 30, 2021
Teresa GarateTerm expires June 30, 2019
Suzanne MorrisTerm expires June 30, 2021
J. Douglas MrazTerm expires June 30, 2021
Paige PonderTerm expires June 30, 2023

Submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request:
Requests must be submitted in writing and can be either e-mailed to:

Or mailed to:
Matt Berry
Freedom of Information Act Officer
Illinois Community College Board
401 E. Capitol Ave.
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1711

Fee Schedule for Duplication and Certification of Records

Paper copy from original, up to and including 50
copies of black and white, letter or legal sized
No charge
Paper copy from original, in excess of 50 copies of
black and white, letter or legal sized copies
Paper copy from microfilm original$.15/page
Microfilm diazo from original$.50/diazo
VHS video copy of tapeActual cost of the reproduction
Audio tape copy of tapeActual cost of the reproduction
CD ROM diskActual cost of the reproduction
Photograph from negativeActual cost of the reproduction
Blueprints/oversized printsActual cost of the reproduction
Paper copies in color or in a size other than letter
or legal
Actual cost of the reproduction
Certification fee$1.00/record

NOTE: Expense for delivery other than by First Class U.S. Mail must be borne by the requester.

Illinois Freedom of Information Act

The Illinois Public Community College Act

ICCB System Rules Manual