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Heartland Trustee Chadwick honored with ICCTA Achievement Award

September 3, 2020

District 540 Board of Trustees Chair Gregg Chadwick has been honored for his service to Heartland Community College and two-year postsecondary education in Illinois.

Chadwick is the recipient of the Ray Hartstein Trustee Achievement Award from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA). The award recognizes exemplary service by a currently serving board member at an ICCTA member college.

“Gregg has been a true asset to our community and to the College with his dedication to supporting the success of our students,” said Heartland Community College President Keith Cornille. “With his leadership on our Board, Gregg has ensured the responsible stewardship of College resources and has engaged in multiple roles to educate himself and other board members on ways to better serve our District. It is gratifying to see the ICCTA recognize his efforts with this award.” 

The ICCTA Annual Awards Ceremony scheduled for July in Chicago was cancelled due to COVID-19, pushing off a formal presentation of the 2020 Ray Hartstein Award.

“I have been impressed with how thoughtful Gregg has been in all of our deliberations,” said ICCTA Executive Director Jim Reed. “He has been a longtime leader of the Trustees Association and he is truly committed to making sure the ICCTA serves trustees in a way that makes them better stewards at their respective colleges. We are fortunate to have him as president during these unstable times.”

Chadwick has served on the HCC Board of Trustees since 2002 and was elected Chair of the Board in 2009. Chadwick is also currently serving as the President of the ICCTA for the 2020-2012 academic year. He has previously served the ICCTA as Treasurer (2009-2010), Chair of the Government Relations and Public Policy Committee (2017-2019), and as Vice President (2019-2020). Chadwick was also an associate member of the Association of Community College Trustees' (ACCT) public policy committee from 2007-2008. He has represented the HCC Board of Trustees on three trips to China in 2008, 2012, and 2017. 

Chadwick serves as Chief Operating Officer at Marcfirst in Normal, an agency that provides residential, employment, and training services to adults with emotional and intellectual disabilities, as well as therapy and early intervention services to children who experience developmental delays. He and his wife Robyn Walter live in Bloomington.


Written by: Steve Fast