For Oakton Community College Trustee
For 6-year term (pick two)
Bill Handzel, 65, did not respond to Daily Herald candidate questionnaire.
Ami Mader, 76, teacher at Oakton Community College since 1989. Board member since 1989, except for one academic year. Student trustee in 1979-80. Board chairman in 1996-97. Served as board secretary and chairman of various committees: education, facilities and personnel. Illinois Community College Trustee Association representative. Identifies self as Bill Handzel's opponent and allied with Jody Wadhwa. Supports programs for immigrants, stressing language and writing skills, as well as distance and online programs. Supports the opening of transfer center at the Des Plaines campus, similar to the one that exists at the Hartstein Campus in Skokie. Suggests including part-time faculty in collegewide activities.
William Robert Stiles, 57, ophthalmologist. Making his first run for the board. Member of the Northbrook Rotary Club since 1996. On the schools committee of the Harvard Club of Chicago since 1993. Meritorious Service Award for time as flight surgeon in U.S. Air Force. Suggests exploring idea of opening a dormitory for students who want an away-from-home experience. …