Rock Valley College

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.

Rockford to Redevelop Barber-Colman Complex

Jul 13, 2016
City of Rockford

Officials from the City of Rockford, Rock Valley College, and the Rockford Local Development Corporation have announced plans to redevelop the Barber-Colman Complex in the city's southwest.  

The city purchased the industrial property in 2002, and plans to rename it Colman Village.  The centerpiece of the complex will be the Rock Valley Technical Education and Training Center.  It will house training programs in various manufacturing fields, as well as skills such as welding and hydraulics.  

IFT

 The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board on Tuesday officially certified a union for support staff at Rock Valley College. Workers filed paperwork in April with the board indicating the staff’s desire to form a union. Around 140 RVC support staff join the new Rock Valley College Support Staff Association, a local chapter of the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers.

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