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Joliet Junior College Trustee Andy Mihelich resigns, cites recent move as reasoning

Joliet Junior College Trustee Andy Mihelich announced his resignation from the board during a meeting Thursday night. Mihelich had been a trustee since 2007.
Joliet Junior College Trustee Andy Mihelich announced his resignation from the board during a meeting Thursday night. Mihelich had been a trustee since 2007.

JOLIET – Joliet Junior College Trustee Andy Mihelich’s resignation from the board was announced during a meeting Thursday night. Mihelich had been a trustee since 2007.

Mihelich cited a recent move to Springfield as his reason for resigning, as his residency is no longer within the college’s district, according to a news release from JJC.

“It was announced publicly last night,” JJC spokesperson Kelly Rohder said.

Mihelich was in the middle of his second six-year term, which was set to expire in 2019. The board now has
60 days to fill his vacancy. Details about the replacement process will be shared as they are finalized, according to the release.

“It has been an honor to be a trustee for the past 10 years and it will always be a proud time in my life,” Mihelich said in a statement. “The college is in good hands. I will miss being a part of such a great institution. Please keep the focus on learning.”

JJC President Dr. Judy Mitchell said Mihelich’s focus on making the school the community’s first choice has left a lasting effect and is a testament to his service.

“His keen interest in driving growth and innovation through academic programming, financial investments and facility master planning is truly unparalleled,” Mitchell said.

Before he was a trustee, Mihelich was a JJC employee for 30 years. He retired as the college’s associate vice president of extended campuses.