Southeastern Illinois College President Dr. Jonah Rice has been selected by his peers to lead the Illinois Community College Council of Presidents (ICCCP) as chair of the 48-college member organization.
“I am humbled by the honor to serve this organization,” Rice said. “I have so much respect for my colleagues.”
The ICCCP is an organization consisting of all presidents of the public community colleges in Illinois. The council began in 1968, and is now celebrating fifty years of guidance to this sector of higher education in Illinois.
“I believe that one organization cannot be equated to one person. SIC’s success has been because of great collaboration and negotiation. That’s the management style that I take to the Presidents’ Council.”
He has been president of Southeastern since 2009 and has led the college to multiple Aspen Nominations, which places SIC inthe top 10 percent of all community colleges in the country. The college has also consistently had some of the state’s best nursing rankings as well as national awards for online education.