The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 6, 2013

DACC president named to task force


DANVILLE — Alice M. Jacobs, president of Danville Area Community College, has been appointed to serve on the Area Career and Technical Education and Vocational Centers Task Force.

Task force members are appointed to serve by Gov. Pat Quinn, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon or one of Illinois’ legislative leaders.

As a member of this task force, Jacobs has been asked to study the issue of funding of area career and technical education and vocational centers as well as its programs.

The task force will conduct a minimum of seven public hearings, a majority of which will be at area vocational centers. The task force’s findings and recommendations will be delivered in a report to Quinn and members of the Illinois General Assembly.

Jacobs has been DACC president since 1999. In November, the DACC Board of Trustees extended her contract through June 30, 2015.

Founded in 1946, DACC is an accredited public two-year community college that has been providing higher education opportunities for youth and adults in east-central Illinois for 65 years.

The college served almost 10,000 unduplicated students during FY2013.

DACC offers an Associate in Engineering Science (AES) degree, Associate in Science and Arts (ASA) degrees for baccalaureate transfer majors and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees in more than 25 career programs.

DACC also offers more than 30 career certificates to provide entry-level employment skills in many of these programs.