Prairie State College is governed by a seven-member board of trustees and a student trustee elected by the voters of Illinois Community College District 515. 

The Board of Trustees meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the College Board Room (2274). All meetings, other than executive sessions, are open to the public.

Current Board Members

  • Chair
    • Camiella Williams | Vice Chair and ICCTA Representative
    • Jonathan Vanderbilt | Vice Chair
      • Michelle Aldana, Secretary
        • Dr. Theresa McCoy-Carpenter, Esq
        • Jay S. Readey
        • John Stanfa
        • Dr. Ronald White
        • Fernanda Vazquez | Student Trustee

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Written or verbal comments from district residents are welcomed by the Board of Trustees.
Written communications should be sent to the Board in care of the President's Office, Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, IL 60411 or by email to All letters must be signed and include the legal address of the correspondent. Written communications are distributed to each individual trustees but not read aloud at the meetings.

As stated in Board Policy A-25 "The public shall be given an opportunity to address the Board of Trustees at any official Board meeting in regard to any item on the agenda during the "Oral/Written Public Communications" portion of the agenda. The time set aside to accommodate such public statements shall not exceed thirty (30) minutes unless extended by Board of Trustee action during a meeting."

Trustees ask that comments be in good taste and demonstrate consideration for others. Each speaker should limit their comments to three minutes. Those wishing to provide documents to the Board should provide ten copies to the Board Secretary. Board members generally do not engage in dialog with speakers.


In keeping with Board Policy A-24, records of all transactions of the Board of Trustees are set forth in the official minutes of the Board, with the recording of such minutes delegated by the Board to the Recorder. Executive Session (closed meeting) minutes are not available to public viewing until approved by the Board.

Persons wishing to view official minutes of the Board of Trustees meetings in person or requesting copies of such minutes must submit a written or email request as required under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Correspondence should be sent to the Board Secretary in care of the President’s Office, Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, IL 60411 or by email to Viewing minutes or picking up copies is by appointment only, after FOIA approval, during regular office hours.

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Board Meetings

Regular meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Boardroom (Room 2274) of Prairie State College 202 South Halsted Street Chicago Heights, Illinois, as follows:
2023/24 Meeting Schedule:

August 29, 2023 (Tuesday)
September 26, 2023 (Tuesday)
October 31, 2022 (Tuesday)
November 2023 (no meeting)
December 5, 2023 (Tuesday)
January 30, 2024 (Tuesday)
February 27, 2024 (Tuesday)
March 26, 2024 (Tuesday)
April 30, 2024 (Tuesday)
May 28, 2024 (Tuesday)
June 25, 2024 (Tuesday)


Additional meetings such as workshops, special meetings, etc., will be scheduled as needed.