Dr. Maureen Banks
Dr. Maureen Banks was elected to District 505 Parkland College board of trustees in April 2021. An active participant in the Champaign-Urbana community, Dr. Banks has served multiple-year terms on several local and national boards. She currently participates on the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, Association of Community College Trustees, Carle Hospital Institutional Review Board, the Champaign Rotary Foundation Board, and the Quincy University Board of Trustees. Dr. Banks earned a bachelor’s degree at Western Illinois University, a master’s degree from the School of Preventive Medicine & Environmental Health at the University of Iowa, and a doctorate from the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

With over 30 years at the University of Illinois, Dr. Banks recently retired as the director of the Division of Safety and Compliance. Her career has been committed to occupational safety and environmental compliance in private industries and public institutions, including DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Southland Corporation, Banks Safety Consultants, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Maureen and her husband Sam have three adult children: Bryan (Kayla), Brittany Banks Simon (Coulter), and Danielle Banks; and four grandchildren.

Term Expires: June 30, 2029