Lake Land board honors Deters

The Lake Land College Board of Trustees honored outgoing trustee Ann Deters, at right, at Monday's meeting. Board Chair Doris Reynolds presented Deters with a certificate.

MATTOON -- The Lake Land College Board of Trustees is accepting letters of interest to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Ann Deters of Effingham at the board's meeting this week.

Deters was elected in 2015 for a six-year term. Lake Land reported that In her resignation letter to board Chair Doris Reynolds, Deters cited that other commitments have become too great for her to be able to contribute at the level she feels is warranted of the trustee position. Consequently, Deters said she believes it is in the college’s best interest that she resign.

Those interested in filling Deters’ post may submit written materials to Lake Land College Office of the President, Attention: Jean Anne Grunloh, Senior Executive to the President, 5001 Lake Land Boulevard, Mattoon, IL 61938 by May 28.

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Applicants should submit their reason for seeking the appointment, and their qualifications and experiences in other areas that may enhance public policy or decision-making. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old, and Illinois residents and Lake Land district residents for one year immediately preceding election to be eligible.

The board will vote on the replacement for Deters at its June 10 meeting. The individual selected will be seated at the July 15 meeting and will serve until the next consolidated election in April 2021.

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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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