Election of Trustees

The board of trustees is comprised of seven trustees elected at large from Community College District 509 (which includes all who reside within public school districts 300, 301, 303, and U-46). An eighth trustee is a student elected by the student body who has an advisory vote. Trustees serve six-year terms on a rotating basis. Student trustees are elected annually and seated in April.

Mid-Term Vacancies

In the event of a trustee vacancy occurring between elections, the remaining trustees appoint a replacement. (Specific laws apply in the replacement of the appointed trustee when the next consolidated election is held.) Student government appoints a replacement for any vacancy of the student trustee.

Board Responsibilities


The board of trustees serves as a deliberative, legislative, and planning body that governs the college in accordance with Illinois law and the U.S. Constitution.

  • Determine the policies which guide ECC
  • Monitor its fiscal affairs
  • Oversee the administration of the institution by the president