Janet Hood to join Heartland Board of Trustees

January 25, 2017

At a special board meeting on Tuesday, Heartland Community College trustees selected Janet Hood to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of J.A. “Jac” Copes, who moved out of the College’s district.

After submitting letters of interest, HCC trustees interviewed three potential candidates at its Tuesday meeting.

“Each candidate had great enthusiasm and qualifications,” said trustee Don Gibb, acting chair for the selection process. “In the end we could only select one and we’re looking forward to having Janet join us on the board.

A resident of Normal, Hood has lived in McLean County for 40 years. She has served on many area and statewide boards, including the Town of Normal Zoning Board of Appeals, McLean County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the YWCA McLean County Board of Directors.

Additionally, she has served on Heartland’s Foundation board and as president of the Alumni Association. She currently works for Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and Advocate Eureka Hospital as a coordinator for administrative operations and planning.

“I am a strong proponent of education that connects individuals across geographic, economic and governmental boundaries,” stated Hood in her letter of interest. “I believe I will bring connections with a diverse mix of residents, business leaders and interest groups who provide dialogue and feedback on issues through leadership roles in various governmental and non-profit boards.”

Hood’s appointment to the board is effective immediately and her first official meeting will be Tuesday, February, 21.

Written by: Becky Gropp