GRAYSLAKE – The College of Lake County Board of Trustees conducted its annual reorganization at the board’s April 22 meeting, re-electing Amanda Howland, of Lake Zurich, to serve as chairman; Jeanne T. Goshgarian, of Round Lake, to serve as vice chairman; and Philip J. Carrigan, of Grayslake, to serve as secretary. All three continue in the board leadership positions they held in the previous year
“I look forward to working with my colleagues on the board and the administration on addressing the challenges and opportunities ahead,” Howland said after the meeting. “Our top priorities will remain managing costs, maintaining academic quality and supporting student success.
Howland was elected to the board of trustees in April 2009. A former teacher of emotionally disturbed/behavior disordered students and former school administrator, she is an attorney in private practice. She earned her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. Her other educational credentials include a bachelor’s degree in education from Central Michigan University and master’s degrees in psychology from Michigan State University and in educational administration from Northern Illinois University
Goshgarian was elected to the board in April 2011. A former school teacher and retired attorney, Goshgarian previously served 20 years on the board of the Round Lake Area Park District. She holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Illinois-Urbana and a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law
Carrigan served on the board of trustees from 2005-2011 and was re-elected to the board in April 2013. Carrigan retired from a career as a scientist at Abbott Laboratories in 2004 after 30 years of service in pharmaceutical research and development. He is a longstanding volunteer in the Lake County community in the areas of homelessness, hunger and prison concerns
Annabella Tidei, of Lake Villa, was seated as the student trustee for 2014-2015, succeeding Kendall Welton of Wauconda. A formerly home-schooled student, Tidei is pursuing an associate in arts degree and currently has a 3.67 grade point average. She is active in several campus clubs and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the community college academic honorary society.