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V.P. Doug Minter honored with ethics award

June 10, 2019

Heartland Community College Vice President of Business Services Doug Minter has been honored with a state award for ethical leadership.

The Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) has chosen Minter as the recipient of the 2019 Gary W. Davis Ethical Leadership Award.

The award recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the pursuit and support of ethical leadership and decision-making in their fields of work and with volunteer service.

Minter oversees Heartland's finances and general business operations. In addition, he is responsible for Human Resources, campus facilities, technology and strategic planning.

Under Minter’s leadership, the Heartland Business office recently received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The Certificate was awarded to Heartland by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for this year’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

As a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal Community Advisory Council, Doug has made an impact while putting in regular volunteer hours and recruiting students to join him in service to the community.

Doug was named one of the founding directors on the Central Illinois Regional Broadband Network (CIRBN) board, an organization dedicated to providing high-speed internet service to hundreds of profit and non-profit organizations, including schools, colleges and libraries. In January 2018, he was named president of the CIRBN board.

“Doug’s ethical and inclusive management style, professionalism and commitment to his community make him well deserving of this honor. He has earned the respect of his colleagues at Heartland and in the community,” said Heartland President Dr. Keith Cornille. “He has led the Business Services division with distinction and set a high bar for resource stewardship, transparency and excellence.”

Minter was recognized at the ICCTA Awards Banquet on June 7, at the Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel in Itasca, Illinois.

District 540 Board of Trustees Chair Gregg Chadwick was also recognized at the Banquet as a nominee for the Ray Hartstein Trustee Achievement Award, recognizing a trustee whose exemplary Board service and leadership sets the standard for outstanding trusteeship in Illinois.

Written by: Steve Fast