Rock Valley College http://northernpublicradio.org en New President For Rock Valley College http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-president-rock-valley-college <p>After a national search, Rock Valley College has gone in-house for its new president.&nbsp;&nbsp;The <a href="http://www.rockvalleycollege.edu/About/PresidentialSearch/">College's Board of Trustees today announced</a> it has selected Michael Mastroianni as RVC's sixth president. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:49:48 +0000 Guy Stephens 45715 at http://northernpublicradio.org New President For Rock Valley College Better Education, Better Jobs: Developing Rockford's Vision http://northernpublicradio.org/post/better-education-better-jobs-developing-rockfords-vision <p></p><p>Members of the group <a href="http://transformrockford.org">Transform Rockford</a> warned it wasn’t going to be a quick and easy process. After months of community meetings, volunteers will start assembling a draft vision for the city tonight.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:45:54 +0000 Susan Stephens 45334 at http://northernpublicradio.org Better Education, Better Jobs: Developing Rockford's Vision Tuition Rule Hurts Some Illinois Community Colleges http://northernpublicradio.org/post/tuition-rule-hurts-some-illinois-community-colleges <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> <em>Rock Valley College Trustees have rejected a $6 per credit hour tuition rate hike. But the discussion about the need for a tuition increase will continue next month. </em></p><p>Community colleges in Illinois sometimes face a disincentive for wanting to keep tuition rates lower. A potential law change might make things easier. But opponents of the current rules say they come with unintended consequences. Officials say the law is partly to blame for a possible rate hike at a northern Illinois school. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:33:22 +0000 Mike Moen 22879 at http://northernpublicradio.org Tuition Rule Hurts Some Illinois Community Colleges Rockford official keeps two elected seats while awaiting law change http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-official-keeps-two-elected-seats-while-awaiting-law-change <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">The Illinois Attorney General&#39;s office says an elected official in northern Illinois has to decide between two jobs. &nbsp;But Ted Biondo&nbsp;won&#39;t give up any elected seat while state lawmakers consider changing a law that would make it legal for him to hold two offices.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 21:39:36 +0000 Mike Moen 9923 at http://northernpublicradio.org