Rock Valley College

Rock Valley College Chooses Next President

Sep 23, 2016

Rock Valley College on Friday named Dr. Douglas J. Jensen as the college's seventh president.

He will replace Mike Mastroianni, who is retiring after 28 years at the college -- the last three as president. 

Jensen brings to the post more than 30 years of experience at community colleges. 

He is currently president of Alabama Technology Network, which is part of the Alabama Community College System in Montgomery. 

RVC Trustees will vote to approve Jensen's contract on Tuesday.

He's scheduled to begin his duties Oct. 10.

Rockford Area Economic Development Council

One year ago, the Greater Rockford Airport Authority began construction on a 200,000-square-foot hangar facility.  At more than ten stories tall, it's capable of holding an Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8, the largest commercial airliners ever built.  

RVC Board Selects Replacement Trustee

Aug 16, 2016

The Rock Valley College Board has appointed Jarid Funderburg as a new trustee.

He was selected at a special meeting Monday evening.

Funderburg is the Executive Director of Growth Dimensions, a Belvidere-based economic development firm.

He fills the seat of Frank Haney, a longtime member who resigned in July to pursue a campaign for Winnebago County Board Chairman

Rock Valley College Trustees To Consider New Member

Aug 15, 2016

Rock Valley College’s Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Monday to consider who will fill a recent vacancy.  

Insurance agent Frank Haney was a longtime member of the body, even serving as chair, but resigned in July to begin his campaign for Winnebago County Board Chairman. 

Member Patrick Murphy currently serves as chair, and the Board plans to deliberate over a replacement to Haney in closed session.  

Rock Valley College Opens New Downtown Campus

Aug 2, 2016
Phil Masterton/WNIJ

Rock Valley College’s six-year effort to increase education accessibility took another step forward Tuesday as the new downtown campus opened officially in the iconic Rockford Register Star News Tower.

In what once was a bustling newsroom, 13,000 square feet is now dedicated to credit-level, transferable classes formerly taught only on the main Mulford Road campus.