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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...

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. “The lion’s share of the classes offered here are liberal arts and science transfer programs,” said RVC President Mike...

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. Dane Youngblood, a purchasing assistant at the College, says in the announcement of the...

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Rock Valley College’s president will step down next January. Mike Mastroianni says the time is right to retire, and he’ll still be able to wrap up a number of the school’s projects. He has been with RVC for 18 years and was named president in 2014. Mastroianni counts an engineering partnership with Northern Illinois University and the expansion of the aviation technology program among his accomplishments. Rock Valley College announced Mastroianni's decision in a news release Wednesday. In it,...

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Monday, 9:00 pm The strike is suspended and Rock Valley College faculty and students will be back in class Tuesday. The RVC Faculty Association approved a mediator's contract proposal that had been negotiated last Friday. It appears the wrong contract was voted on and rejected at a faculty meeting Sunday night. The discrepancy was discovered today during negotiations between the two sides. A corrected version was presented to members of the union Monday night and approved. Teachers at the...

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