For Oakton Community College Board
For 6-year term (pick three)
George G. Alexopoulos, 68, Glenview, retired. First run for elected office. Notes his experience teaching at four different colleges as the reason he understands the needs of Oakton. Wants to find the reasons why the college's enrollment fluctuates. Wants to seek other sources of revenue for Oakton. Wants to institute a community college competition program for students in math and science courses to compete against each other. He thinks this will improve the public image of the college. Thinks the college's greatest challenge over the next few years will be to stay on top of computer technology developments.
Bill Handzel, age not given, retired, Morton Grove. Previously ran for Oakton's board. Longtime community activist. His experience includes being instructor, consultant, administrator and coach over eight years at college level and 35 years in secondary education. Would support the authority of college President Margaret Lee to hire anyone she chooses to serve as an administrator at the school. Says trustee's post was created to maintain the integrity of the college. Says main function of the college board is to hire a college president.
Maxine T. Hill, 59, human resource manager, Des Plaines. Incumbent seeking her second term on Oakton board. Is seeking re- election because she believes her experience and background prepares her well for the job challenges. Says her willingness to learn is her greatest contribution to the college. Says the school's greatest future challenge is to replace faculty and other staff members who retire. Sees the college's future as an exciting time of change. Cites a program that helps stay-at-home fathers as an example of how well Oakton is serving the community.
William M. Rodman, 57, executive vice president of a social service agency, Glenview. Previously served on the Glenbrook High School District 225 school board. First run for Oakton's board. His wife has previously served as a part-time faculty member at Oakton. Says his desire to serve the public and to provide educational experiences for the community are the reasons for his candidacy. …