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Letter from the Board Chairman


Message from the President


Message from the Foundation


Setting Course


Enduring Values


Reflecting Purpose


Vision Focused


Getting There


Flourishing Futures


Financial Data

SO MANY IMPORTANT THINGS HAPPENED AT THE COLLEGE THIS YEAR. We experienced record enrollments. Our reviewers reaffirmed our accreditation. We assumed a leadership role in a community college consortium dedicated to advancing sustainability and the green economy. is year, however, the most far-reaching event in the life of the college was the process to create a comprehensive strategic plan because it will guide our priorities and decisions for the future. For this reason, this year’s annual report focuses on the Strategic Plan, its impact on the institution and how it is affecting the lives of our students.

WITH ENROLLMENTS SURGING AND STATE FUNDING LEVELS INCREASINGLY IN QUESTION, the board of trustees focused intensely on finances this year. Our top priority was ensuring that even in uncertain times, our students and community could count on the College of Lake County to provide a high–quality education. With that goal in mind, we approved a conservative budget for Fiscal Year 2010, minimizing discretionary spending, emphasizing instructional needs and setting aside contingency funds in the event that expected state support did not materialize. Because of this careful approach, we were able to grow our fund balance from 18 to 23 percent of operating expenditures.

ough careful budgeting sustained us through this year, we anticipate that more lean years may follow. We are continuing our conservative budget practices in Fiscal Year 2011, and we are working with our college administration on several initiatives to ensure the long-term fiscal health of the college, the most important being implementation of our new strategic plan and its supporting operational plans. Acknowledging the importance of the strategic plan, we are devoting this year’s annual report to it. Unquestionably, these are uncertain times. But over the college’s 40-plus-year history, CLC has repeatedly proved that challenges only make us better. We truly believe that ordinary people, working together with common purpose, can achieve extraordinary results.

Barbara D. Oilschlager Chairman

College of Lake County Board of Trustees le to right: Edgar Maldonado, Student Trustee omas J. Schwartz William M. Griffin, Ed.D., Vice-Chairman Barbara D. Oilschlager, Chairman Richard A. Anderson Philip J. Carrigan, Ph.D. John W. Lumber Amanda D. Howland


“THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE IS TO CREATE IT,” said management consultant Peter Drucker. at is a sentiment we at the College of Lake County share, and it is the reason we devoted much of Fiscal Year 2010 to conducting a strategic planning process. is year’s annual report charts the process we used in creating our new strategic plan, its components and how we’re starting to implement it. It is the pathway we will take to address pressing issues facing our students and community, among them: How can we increase student success and graduation rates? How do we maintain educational quality in a tight funding environment? How do we keep our academic programs relevant to the district’s needs and future workforce trends? We are proud to say, we already are working to answer these questions. We hope you enjoy reading about our goals and our progress in achieving them.

Jerry Weber, Ph.D. President College of Lake County


AS WE WATCHED THE ECONOMY STRUGGLING TO RECOVER this year, the members of the CLC Foundation board heard first-hand reports about the importance of the Foundation’s support of the college’s students. One student told us, “Receiving this scholarship is a huge relief to my parents.” Another said, “e scholarship has made it less stressful to achieve my goals. I can take more classes and work fewer hours.” Currently, one in five CLC students receives some form of financial aid. State and federal financial aid provided almost $14 million in support for these students this year, and the Foundation contributed another $550,000 toward scholarships. Still, many students were turned away or awarded less support than they needed. (In Illinois, about 70,000 community college students were denied assistance because funding ran out.) With so much need to be met, the CLC Foundation, like the college, has adopted a strategic plan, which is serving as our pathway to increasing support for the college and its students. Details of that plan, including our work on the exploratory phase of a major scholarship campaign, are included in the “Flourishing Futures” section of this annual report.

Ben Randazzo President CLC Foundation Board of Directors


setting course

Independence Grove, Libertyville, Illinois 2009

IT ALL STARTED BY BRINGING A CROSS SECTION OF COLLEGE LEADERS, FACULTY AND STAFF TOGETHER TO DO WHAT ACADEMICS LOVE TO DO: ask questions and ponder answers. What is CLC’s core mission? Why are we here? How are we doing? What opportunities and challenges lie ahead? How can we serve our district better? How do we actually do it?

What followed was a year of institutional soul-searching, deep thinking, and, yes, number crunching. all for the purpose of developing a plan that sets these priorities for the next several years.


Lake Michigan, Waukegan Harbor, Illinois 2009

OUR VALUES PERMEATE EVERYTHING WE DO. Learning Compels us to create an atmosphere of academic excellence and life-long learning by pursuing the best ideas, approaches and methods. Included in this value are a spirit of leadership and innovation.

Integrity Requires us to work together honestly and respectfully.

Quality Commits us to ongoing continuous improvement and excellence.

Service Calls on us to serve as a force for improving the educational, economic, social and cultural quality of life of our students and the community. Included in this value are a spirit of collaboration, dedication and compassion.

Accountability Guides us to be responsible and exercise good stewardship.

Diversity Drives us to embrace and respect the uniqueness of students, employees and community members.


living our values WHEN LATE STATE PAYMENTS threatened to turn into an actual funding cut this year, college leaders found themselves relying on deeply held values to guide decision making on how to deal with a possible serious revenue shortfall. How CLC weathered the threat shows that words like “integrity,” “service” and “accountability” aren’t just abstractions for the college. ey are words to live by. President Jerry Weber and the college vice presidents spoke candidly to employees about the budget issue, holding a series of forums. Managers were involved in making the decisions on what areas to cut, if the shortfall occurred. And college leaders met with the Student Government Association to explain that concerns over the state’s fiscal condition would likely require a tuition increase in the 2010-2011 academic year.

THE RESULT? Expenditures that weren’t required for instruction were delayed. And though the college eventually received all its state payments for the year, the college continued to be exceptionally vigilant about budgets. Given continued uncertainty about state funding levels for the 2010-2011 academic year, the Student Government Association backed a plan to increase tuition by $9 and fees by $2 per credit hour, with the fee increase going to work study, child care, tutoring and other services for students.

Students like Darren Glover, 45, are the true reflections of our values. Glover was one of many students who benefitted from a decision to allocate a portion of the required tuition increase to work-study financial aid for students in need. A mid-life career changer, Glover is preparing for a nontraditional career in administrative office systems.

Read more of Darren Glover’s story at


reflecting purpose

Grant Woods, Lake Villa, Illinois 2009

THINK OF OUR MISSION AS REFLECTING THE NEEDS OF OUR DISTRICT: Providing a start on a bachelor’s degree. Preparing a career with a future. Offering a way to explore life’s deepest questions for oneself.


mission: affordable, quality education OVER MORE THAN 40 YEARS, CLC has been the pathway to an education for more than 400,000 students. For many, it has been the best, and even only pathway. at certainly has been true in the past year, when the U.S., and Lake County, battled the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Little wonder that, like community colleges across the nation, CLC experienced record enrollments. attracting 18,092 students in Fall 2009 and 18,567 in Spring 2010.

WHO WERE THESE STUDENTS? Recent high school graduates experiencing sticker shock (along with their parents) at the high cost of university tuition. Laid off workers preparing for new careers when the economy recovers. Employed adults seeking stronger skills and more job security. People of all ages seeking a more enriching life.

Pablo Astudillo is one of the more than 18,000 students who are enrolled at the College of Lake County in search of a better life. A 2010 graduate of Stevenson High School, he excelled academically and was accepted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Wesleyan and Santa Clara University in California. But the price tag of four-year colleges stood as a major roadblock. Acceptance into CLC’s Honors Scholar Program provided a way for Astudillo to get the high-quality education he wanted, offering a full scholarship for tuition and textbooks, an on-campus job and a faculty mentor in his chosen field, accounting. Read more of Pablo Astudillo’s story at


Sunset, Waukegan Harbor, Illinois 2009

WE ARE BUILDING ON MAJOR CLC STRENGTHS— highly qualified, committed faculty and staff, strong student satisfaction ratings, alumni success, and education, business and community partnerships— to pursue our vision.

college vision The College of Lake County strives to be an innovative educational institution offering exceptional learning experiences and to be widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships and for the achievements of faculty, staff and alumni.

“Aim for the stars and maybe you’ll reach the sky.” —aNONyMOUs


realizing the vision A VISION SHOULD BE LIKE THE STARS: THERE TO GUIDE AND INSPIRE. But unlike the stars, it should be near enough to offer the tantalizing possibility of one day reaching it.

WHAT IS CLC’S VISION? A college that personally engages every student, inside and outside the classroom, nurturing their abilities and helping each succeed and graduate. A college that offers academic programs that fully meet the district’s needs, seeing and anticipating the knowledge and career preparation that will be needed as the future unfolds. A college that is transparent and accountable in its operations, continuously improving and using its resources wisely for a sustainable future. A college committed to promoting the importance of diversity and global engagement, believing that the strength of our institution and community comes both from our shared values and from our unique perspectives, beliefs, customs and traditions. A college whose reputation is based on achievements that speak for themselves.

An important part of CLC’s vision for academic excellence is personally engaging all students, helping them challenge and develop their abilities. Honors Scholar Andrew Metzger, of Lake Villa, and Waukegan High School senior Leticia Lazcano represent just two of the ways the college is realizing that vision. Metzger, a formerly home-schooled student, is an Honors Scholar and competed in a national forensics competition in his freshman year, winning a silver medal. With aspirations to become a teacher, he believes his CLC experiences are preparing him well for transfer. Lazcano, a violinist who wishes to become a music teacher, attended CLC’s College Readiness Summit in November 2010. The event, held as part of a CLC project to prepare high school students for college, drew Lazcano and 350 other students from area high schools. “College is like a castle in the air,” she said, “but it is a castle that can be reached. We have to work hard to get up there, but step by step, we can do it.” Read more of Andrew and Leticia’s stories at


THE STRATEGIC PLAN IS THE BRIDGE TO OUR VISION, and it is supported by several pillars: personally engaging students inside and outside the classroom, fostering partnerships with educational institutions, businesses and community groups and developing distinctive areas of academic expertise.

Rollins Savanna, Grayslake, Illinois, Fall 2009

Strategic planning is about working toward a dream and measuring how far we’ve come and how far we’ve yet to travel. Each of the strategic plan goals will have outcome measures—“key performance indicators” established by benchmarking how the college is doing against peer institutions. The outcome measures are being developed in the 2010-2011 academic year, and in each case, a target will be set that’s challenging but achievable.

“Make no little plans; they have no magic.... Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.” — DaNIeL h. BUrNhaM


strategic planning goals ADVANCE STUDENT LEARNING AND SUCCESS. Among themes included: Improve graduation and transfer rates and increase retention of at-risk students, including veterans and male African-American and Latino students. MAXIMIZE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY WITHIN THE DISTRICT. Among themes included: Increase enrollment of recent high school graduates, minority males, veterans and returning adult males. Increase access to programs at the Lakeshore and Southlake campuses. Match program offerings to district needs. Partner with the University Center of Lake County and other institutions to increase university transfer options. ENSURE INSTITUTIONAL SUSTAINABILITY AND STEWARDSHIP OF RESOURCES. Among themes included: Develop financial plans to ensure a sustainable future, leverage technology for greater productivity and efficiency, apply sustainability practices throughout college operations, improve space utilization, expand external and non-traditional funding sources. PROMOTE DIVERSITY AND GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AS STRENGTHS WITHIN THE COLLEGE AND LAKE COUNTY COMMUNITY. Among themes included: Improve international education opportunities, recruit and retain underrepresented students, staff and faculty, infuse diversity and multiculturalism in the curriculum. ENABLE A CULTURE OF INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT. Among themes included: Engage employees to create and sustain a culture of high performance, intellectual growth, collaboration and innovation that supports continuous improvement of academic programs and college processes. BUILD THE COLLEGE’S REPUTATION AS A PREMIER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION. Among themes included: Build and promote the college’s brand as one based on academic quality, alumni achievements and collaborations with community-based organizations, employers and college and university partners.

Partnerships with educational institutions, businesses and community groups are an important tool for achieving CLC’s strategic goals. The college’s partnership with the University Center of Lake County, for example, is a major avenue toward maximizing educational opportunity in Lake County. Twenty-two-year-old Ana Karan Gaytan is a case in point. At the University Center of Lake County, she is fulfilling her goal of earning a bachelor’s degree and continuing on to graduate school in social psychology or clinical psychology. Gaytan graduated from CLC with highest honors and now works part-time in CLC’s Social Sciences Division office. While taking classes at the University Center of Lake County, she is also working as a research assistant for her Northeastern Illinois University psychology adviser and was selected as one of only 12 NEIU students chosen for the prestigious McNair Scholar program. Read more of Ana Karan Gaytan’s story at



SURGING ENROLLMENTS While the economy could at times this year be described as being in free-fall, enrollments surged, reaching a record 18,567 students in the Spring 2010 Semester—a 9 percent increase over the previous year. Accommodating this enrollment in a period of threatened loss of state funding required limiting discretionary spending and focusing on what matters most— instruction. Maintaining low class sizes, CLC was yet able to manage the growth through such steps as expanding the number of course sections offered at the Lakeshore and Southlake campuses and managing classroom space better on the Grayslake campus. Following an analysis of projected future enrollment trends, the college will add five new full-time faculty positions for the 2011-2012 academic year.

HONORS SCHOLARS PILOT e college has long had an Honors Program, offering high-performing students more challenging learning assignments and the opportunity to receive CLC Foundation scholarships. Expanding on these opportunities, the college this year launched the Honors Scholars Program, which pairs each participating student with a faculty mentor and provides a full scholarship for tuition and books and an opportunity to do an academically meaningful work-study experience. Eight students were admitted to the Honors Scholars pilot for the 2010-2011 academic year, and the college hopes to expand the number of students admitted next year.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS TO MEET DISTRICT NEEDS Keeping academic programs relevant to a fast-changing economy is an ongoing challenge, met by a regular cycle of academic program reviews. New initiatives resulting from such reviews this year: emerging technology programs in photonics and nanoscience; a spa-standard Health and Wellness Center, home of the college’s growing massage therapy and fitness programs; a revamped hospitality program for the growing food service and hospitality industry; and sustainability-focused modifications in the automotive technology and heating and air conditioning engineering technology programs; and a new nursing curriculum emphasizing the critical thinking skills nurses must use in today’s clinical settings.

COLLEGE CO M PLE T ION Community colleges were founded on a very democratic idea—that everyone should have a chance to pursue a college education. By keeping tuition affordable, and offering degree and certificate programs close to home, community colleges have done a great job of expanding access to college. Even so, statistics show that the U.S. no longer leads the world in producing adult college graduates. President Barack Obama, therefore, is challenging higher education, and particularly community colleges, to make America the world leader again in college degreed workers by 2020. CLC is taking first steps to meet President Obama’s challenge. rough a new advising center and programs like Men of Vision and rive, aimed at providing mentoring, tutoring and other retention support services, the college has focused on a variety of interventions to help students at risk of dropping out, and data for the last five years show several positive trends. e number of students who continue from fall to spring semester, for example, has risen from 63 percent to 69 percent, and the number of students who continue from one year to the next has increased from 43 percent to 50 percent.

HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTIONS PARTNERSHIP Battling the college completion issue on another front, CLC joined Northeastern Illinois University as a partner in that institution’s successful efforts to win a Department of Education Title V: Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions grant. Under the five-year, $3.5 million grant, CLC is working with NIEU to increase student academic success, retention, transfer rates and graduation rates at both institutions. In the first year of the grant, CLC served 555 students through such services as financial aid and student success workshops, one-on-one coaching, peer mentoring, parent orientations and orientations for military veterans.


COLLEGE READINESS CLC was one of seven community colleges selected to participate in the state’s College and Career Readiness program aimed at establishing community and educational partnerships to help K-12 students become “college ready.” (Nationwide, a growing number of entering freshmen do not meet proficiency requirements for college-level study.) CLC used its $71,000 grant for several initiatives, including holding a College Readiness Summit in June to convene college and K-12 faculty and administrators to explore solutions to the issue. e college also offered three sections of a course to prepare high school students for college-level English. Eighty-four percent of the students met CLC’s language proficiency requirements for college-level work aer completing the course.

GOING GREEN Over the last two years, CLC has successfully obtained almost $900,000 in state, federal and other funds to help the college and Lake County adopt sustainability practices. Some of the funding has already been used; other grants will fund initiatives in Fiscal Year 2011. Leading the initiatives is creation of CLC’s Sustainability Center and participation as a leader in the Illinois Green Economy Network, a consortium of community colleges working to adopt sustainability practices and build the state’s green economy. Among other the projects funded: retrofitting more energy efficient lighting and installing two solar-heated hot water systems (Grayslake campus), creating student internships to work on a green corridor along the Lake Michigan shore, developing curricula on green building energy technologies and offering weatherization training.

FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY rough conservative budgeting, the college increased its financial safety net this year by growing its end-of-year fund balance to 23 percent of annual expenditures. For the ninth year in a row, the college received a certificate of achievement for the completeness and transparency of its financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the annual financial report covering the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT In just four years, CLC has transformed its international education offerings from the shortterm field study trips commonly offered by community colleges into an award-winning comprehensive program. In January 2010, CLC established a Center for International Education, which serves as a central office to handle recruitment and issues of international students as well as many other international programs and activities for students and faculty. Over the last two years, the college has offered semester study-abroad opportunities in China, and in the 2010-2011 academic year will offer a three-week overseas study in India. In February 2010, CLC won the Institute for International Education’s Andrew Heiskell Award for best study abroad program at a community college. During fall semester 2010, 120 students from 39 different countries enrolled at CLC.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT is year’s strategic planning process resulted in both a strategic plan and a process for continually updating it that includes establishing outcome measures, a yearly reexamination of environmental trends affecting the college and a more integrated approach to matching budgeting to strategic goals.

REPUTATION BUILDING During the strategic planning process, the college received feedback from many students indicating that their actual CLC experience greatly exceeded what they expected based on outmoded stereotypes of community colleges. With community college enrollments surging nationwide, these stereotypes are starting to break down, and CLC is building on this trend by this year beginning a branding project to develop consistent verbal and visual communications that better convey what is compelling and meaningful in the CLC educational experience.


Rollins Savanna, Grayslake, Illinois 2009

WITH STATE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING IN QUESTION, and the economic downturn continuing to affect students’ ability to afford college, the future landscape could look less than lush. But in the College of Lake County Foundation, CLC has a special partner, working to provide a flourishing future for the college and its students.

foundation mission The College of Lake County Foundation provides additional resources in support of the educational goals of the college. It also encourages and promotes activities to create a positive environment for student, faculty and staff success, which contribute to the viability and well-being of our community.

flourishing futures “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.” —aNNe LaMOtt



Provide necessary financial support to the College of Lake County, its students and its faculty and staff. Secure and grow the financial future of the Foundation. Maintain the effectiveness and involvement of the Foundation Board in responding to its mission. Further strengthen community relationships. Expand the number of people involved in actively supporting and participating in fundraising efforts.

Honors student Nikki Rodio describes the CLC Foundation scholarship she received as a “huge relief for my parents” and a big boost for her self-confidence. “Receiving this scholarship has really made me feel like all my hard work has paid off,” she said. In addition to receiving Foundation support for her courses in CLC’s Honors Program, Rodio works in Financial Aid and was a peer mentor, helping other students. Read more of Nikki Rodio’s story at


SCHOLARSHIP CAMPAIGN Even though CLC prides itself on being students’ most affordable college option, one in five students receives some form of financial aid. Even so, many continue to struggle. In a district with a median household income of nearly $80,000, the average annual family income of Pell grant students is just under $23,000. Not surprisingly, this year, on average, financial aid and family support runs short of meeting these students’ basic living expenses by about $2,500. Recognizing the scope of the unmet need for financial support for students, the CLC Foundation this year made the decision to launch a comprehensive campaign for scholarships, which will begin with a “lead gis” phase in the 2010-2011 academic year.

FISCAL YEAR 2010 SCHOLARSHIPS In Fiscal Year 2010, the CLC Foundation provided students with $550,000 in scholarship support, making 857 awards. Over the previous five years, the Foundation awarded $1.9 million in scholarships, supporting 3,530 students.

HONORS PROGRAM Among the eight general categories of scholarships offered by the Foundation is support for students enrolled in the college’s Honors Program. Seventy honors students received scholarships totaling over $34,000 this year.

COLLEGE READINESS Each year the Foundation provides $20,000 in support for “I Have a Dream®,” a program to encourage a class of North Chicago students to succeed in school and continue on to college. e students, who are now high school sophomores, began participating in the program in kindergarten. e program, which provides tutoring, cultural enrichment and other support services, will also provide college scholarship support for the students.

TEXTBOOK LIBRARY LOAN PROGRAM To help combat rising textbooks costs, the CLC Alumni Association joined forces with the college library to launch a textbook loan program. CLC re-allocated about $8,000 to the project from other academic funding, student fees provided $5,000 and the CLC Alumni Association donated $3,000 toward the project. Focused on high-cost textbooks used in three or more sections of a course, the project allowed the library to purchase 256 textbooks, which students checked out more than 2,300 times.

COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS To create greater awareness of the Foundation’s mission and the needs of the college and its students, Foundation staff launched a speaking tour this year, making presentations to service clubs and community organizations.

STRENGTHENING THE FOUNDATION BOARD e Foundation board actively recruited new members this year, increasing membership from 36 to 40.



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Timothy Labus Steve Lagorio Lake Bluff Golf Club Lake County Art League Lake County Council Navy League Lake County Farm Bureau Lake County Regional Office of Education Lake County Women’s Coalition Lake Forest Symphony Lake Lawn Resort Martha Lally Jerry Larson Mick and Cathy Lealad Rick and Diane LeBlanc Legat Architects Suzanne Leibman Leland Partners, Inc. Lesser, Lutrey & McGlynn, LLP Gary and Carole Lewis George and Tina Ley Libertyville Bank and Trust Libertyville High School Libertyville Sports Complex Libertyville Woman’s Club Brian Libutti Ty Liles Olga Lindahl

Ray Linder and eresa Kirby Lindsey’s Interiors and Gis Literacy Volunteers of Lake County Marilyn Little Gaoke Liu Lizalinas Travel Inc. Lomeli’s Enterprises, Inc. Luis Lopez Lauren LoPresti Robert Lossmann Earl and Valentina Lourcey Kathleen Lovelace Kevin and Diana Lowry Ryan Luetzow John Lumber David and Jane Lutrey Susan Lynch Lynfred Winery Margaret Lyons

Cheryl P. Machak Kathy MacIsaac Bruce Mack Chester Macrowski Mac and Pricila’s Leslie and Barbara Mandelstein Mr. and Mrs. omas Maple Mark Vend Company Gordon Marshall Dr. Elisabeth Martin Marjorie L. Martin Masco Engravers Vasilka Maslanka Massarelli Charitable Foundation Marjorie Matthews James Mauck Dr. and Mrs. Edward May Janet May Margaret May John and Laura McClory Michael and Louise McCluskey

Joseph and Amanda McCue Douglas McDowell Edmund and Linda McGlynn James McGrain Nancy McGuire McHenry County College Robert K. McQueen Joan Meginniss Meintzer Concrete Construction Co., Inc. Dr. Irwin Menachof Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mendelson Merrill Lynch and Company Foundation, Inc. Henry and Ruth Meyer Michael Meyer Ron Michel Mark and Debbie Michelini Microso Giving Campaign Midwestern Regional Medical Center Brenda Miller Doris Miller Peggy Miller Roland and Amy Miller Vanessa Miller Miller’s Area Heating, Inc. David Misic Mobil - Grayslake Mary Mooney Betty-Ann Moore Russell and Katherine Moore Phil Moran and Dr. Nancy McNerney Catalina Mordini Federico Mordini Lourdes Mordini Richard and Cindy Morehead Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Gary and Launa Morgan Bill and Sue Morris Virginia Morrisseau

Mortenson Construction Michelle Moser Motorola Foundation Eileen Mullen Mundelein American Legion Post 867 Mundelein High School Scott Murphy

Dr. Gretchen Naff Gary and Marcia Neddenriep Neil Estrick Gallery, LLC Terri Neil Willie Nelson Frank and Cheryl Nickels Varhad and Vida Nikanjam David and Robin Nikolai Robert Nimits Christopher and Jill Noon North Chicago High School North Shore Garden Club North Shore Trust and Savings Angela Norwood Chris Noth NyproMold Chicago Charlie Nystrom

Conan O’Brien Mark and Alyssa O’Brien Octagon Spa Salon Marcia O’Day Oalans Branding Office Plus of Lake County Matthew and Elizabeth O’Grady Frances O’Hern Ed Oilschlager and Denise Williams Robert and Barbara Oilschlager Aldona Olson Robert and Mary Kay O’Meara Jorge and Margaret Ortiz Bruce and Janelle Osborne

Douglas Ower Oxford Financial Group, Ltd.

Pace Butler Corporation Clara Paik Loren and Amy Painter Paradise Mist Spa Kourosh Parham Helen Parkinson Pasquesi Sheppard, LLC Carol Passalaqua Daniel and Monica Patterson Fernando and Lida Pazmino Paul Pearce Robert Pelley Perceptis, LLC Faith L. Peters Petranek’s Pharmacy Toni Petty Robert Philpoh Jackie Pickus Jesse and Breanna Piland Elizabeth Pirman Burnestein Pitts omas and Barbara Plohr PMA Financial Network, Inc. Mary Polley Warren Michael and Monica Polley Mark and Melissa Pos Ted and Margene Poulos Suzanne Pryga

Douglas Raffel Joshua and Sue Ragland Jim and Beth Ragsdale Chuck Ramsey Ben and Linda Randazzo Stephen and Diane Rarick True North Retirement Partners of Raymond James and Associates Mr. and Mrs. Scott Reed Katerine Pakieser-Reed and William Reed

James and Deborah Reinemann Reminkie Memory Bears Roberto Reyes Barbara RichardsonCannon Ruth Rickard Ricoh Americas Corporation Sherry Ridge Robert and Laurie Riley Ristorante Bottaio Riverhouse River Lodge Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lion and Taylor, Ltd. Mark Roberts Joan Robertson Shelley Rochell Rodriguez Home Inspectors, Inc. Joanna Rolek Lou Rosen J. Kenneth Rosko Dr. and Mrs. David Ross Rotary Club of Waukegan Katherine RothwellFrancis Round Lake Area Park District Philip and Laura Rovang Mary Rowan Ellen Rubert Rodolfo and eresa Ruiz-Velasco

Reverend Jerleen Schlesser Clarence and Hilary Schnadt Schneider Electric/ Square D Foundation George and Kathryn Schneider Linda Schneider Yoke May Schoenborn e Honorable Mary Schostok omas Schwab Kim Schwaderer omas and Barbara Schwartz Rebecca Schwarz Schweitzer Family Dental, Ltd. eresa Sebastian Second City Sandra Sekulich Nancy A. Semerau David Semmelman William and Cynthia Seng Anthony and Eva Sereno Jim and Darlene Shackelford Gaylis Ingram Shakir Dorothy Shapiro Shedd Aquarium John and Alvera Shelton Linda Shepherd Shepherd’s Crook Golf Club Clint Sheufelt

Christopher and Jennifer Sabatino Dr. Rai Salazar San Luis Obispo Coast Dist. Parks and Recreation Deptartment Sharon Sanders-Funnye Stephen J. and Marilyn Z. Sarich Cindy Sarkady Guy Schaefer John and Susan Schaper Fred and Amy Scheu Dr. Nicholas Schevera Evelyn Schiele

Young Shin Sandra Shinsky Derek Shouba Ken and Julie Shroka Edward and Janice Shultis Eugene and Elizabeth Siedlecki Elliot Siegel William and Kim Sims Robert Sladek Richard and Mary Slavik Brian and Kathleen Smith Cecil Smith Dave and Pat Smith


Yang Xiang

Lynne Snyder

omas A. Plein Foundation, Ltd.

Mr. and Mrs. Herscel Wallace III

Teresa Sobenes

Dr. Jacinta omas

Wal-Mart Foundation

Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc.

ree Amigas, Inc. Karin Tietje

Frank and Laura Walsworth

Olivia Yanez

Helen Timan

James Walton

Susan Yasecko

Tina’s Italian Bake Shop

Warehouse Direct

Dr. Tina Ye

Scott and Cynthia Washburne

Dr. Li-hua Yu

Susan Sith

Richard and Nedra Adams-Soller Joseph and Sheila Somers

Sandra Tippet

Joseph Sonn

Todd Sones Impact Golf

Teresa Sosnowski Dolores Spapperi

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Torkelson

Amy Spitzer

Robert B. Townsend Jr.

Lars Sponberg

Trattoria Pomigliano

Dr. Janakimala Srinivasa

Tri City Towing

John and Jean Wass Waukegan Citizen’s Police Academy Waukegan Little Fort Lions Club

Dr. Jennifer Staben

Paul and Evelyn Tribbs

Waukegan Lodge No. 78, A.F. & A.M.

James and Mary Stanczak

Joyce Turnbull

Waukegan Township

Mr. and Mrs. eodore Stanulis

Robert Twardock

Wayne Hummer Trust Company

Larry and Kathryne Starzec

U.S. Home Reality, Inc.

State Bank of the Lakes

United Way of Lake County

Greg Stepanek Stevens Restaurant Adlai Stevenson High School Annemarie Stohl Brent and Margaret Stolzle Dr. Jeffrey Stomper and Elizabeth Pope Stoney River Legendary Steaks

Mary Urban USG Foundation

Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Weber Ellen Wehrs Marvin Weiler Russ Wells eodore and Anita Wells Bill and Barb Werly

Sam Valenti

West Insurance Agency, Inc.

Sue Valentine-French

White Deer Run Golf Club

Valsamas & Associates, P.C.

Tonitta White

Larry Van Lake

Larry and Diane Whittier

Tag Van Winkle

M. E. Whitten-Misunas

Dee Swan

Valerie Van Winkle

Norman and Joy Wideburg

Dan Swanson

Bill Vargas


SWB, Inc.

James and Jane Velander

Timothy Wilhelm

Synergy Fitness and Sports

Vern & Bunny elen Family Foundation

Michael and Cathy Williams

William Vickers

Wilverlyn Williams-Mills

Village of Libertyville Parks and Recreation Department

Mark and Mary Winter

Taco and Burrito Express Christina Talanda Amy Tan Douglas and Linda Taveirne

Mary Jane Vogt-Jeffries Kimberly Voss

David Taylor TDS Elaine Teltz elen Sand and Gravel

Mary Wachowski Wagon Trail Resort George and Ann Walenter

Diana Wolfe Linda Wolski Roycealee J. Wood World Equity Group, Inc. Michael Woyan Vernice Wright Ray and Sue Wynn

Warren Yamakosh

Zion-Benton High School Jan and John Zobus Joe and Marge Zoeller Richard and Antoinette Zott


Joanna P. Rolek

Kathryn M. Allen

Timothy B. Klein Treasurer

Dale E. Barina

Peter P. Krupczak

Robert T. Schachner

Richard A. Anderson

Brandon Bennett Immediate Past President

Ray Linder

Sandra Shinsky

John Lumber

Senator Terry Link

Karen Silverberg

Elaine T. Brettmann

David M. Lutrey

Amy Spitzer

Ex-Officio Members:

Wendy Brown

Joseph Massarelli

Bill Tate

Jerry Weber, Ph.D. President

David Aho

J. Kenneth Rosko

CLC Board of Trustees Liaisons:

Tyrone Burno

Sue Morris

Evelyn Tribbs

J. Bert Carstens

Bruce L. Osborne

Edward T. Duffy Linda S. Dunn

Carol L. Passalaqua 1st VP / President-Elect

Sam Valenti CLC Alumni Association President

William L. Devore, CFRE Executive Director CLC Foundation

Judy Haga

Lynda C. Paul

Ronald L. Whaley

Robert W. Hauswirth

Ben Randazzo President

Brian Will

Julie B. Shroka Director Alumni Relations and Special Events

Jerry Hinkley Darrell Katz Holly Kerr

David Agazzi College of Lake County Kathryn M. Allen Allen Investments Dr. Denise Anastasio College of Lake County Rich Babjak World Equity Group, Inc. Connie Bakker College of Lake County

Robert R. Worobow

Barbara RichardsonCannon Secretary

Jannes E. Zobus

Beverly H. Hubbard Development Officer

Judy Haga

Dr. DeRionne Pollard Montgomery College

Harit Talwar Discover Network

Barbara RichardsonCannon Retired Lake County Coroner

Doug Taveirne Dam, Snell, Taveirne

Dr. Richard J. Haney College of Lake County Lourdene Huhra College of Lake County Joseph J. Legat Legat Architects Dr. Nancy C. McNerney College of Lake County

James D. Rock Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krahefer, P.C.

Dr. Jerry Weber College of Lake County George Welch Solutus Group Robert R. Worobow

J. Kenneth Rosko J. Kenneth Rosko, Ltd.

Brandon Bennett Hewitt Associates

Bruce L. Osborne Retired, Discover Financial Services

Dolores Spapperi

Darl E. Drummond College of Lake County

Carol L. Passalaqua Smith Barney, Inc.

Bob Stewart Abbott Laboratories 39

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2010 Education Fund

Operations and Maintenance Fund

Fund Balance as of June 30, 2009 Revenues Local Resources State Resources Federal Resources Tuition and Fees Interest on Investments Other



$38,778,148   9,338,686    262,225 24,859,777    82,117    88,899   

$17,021,780   _

Total Revenues

Total Operating Fund



_ _   78,660   

$55,799,928   9,338,686    262,225 24,859,777    82,117    167,559   

61.65 10.32 .29 27.47 .09 .19





Expenditures Instruction Academic Support Student Services Public Services Operations/Maintenance of Plant Institutional Support Scholarships/Waivers

$36,955,806   4,539,094    6,274,767    1,918,902    – 17,816,702    143,555   

_ _ 193,322   _ 8,144,627    5,236,800    _

$36,955,806     4,539,094    6,468,089    1,918,902    8,144,627    23,053,502    143,555   

45.50 5.59 7.96 2.36 10.03 28.38 .18

Total Expenditures









Operating Transfers


Fund Balance as of June 30, 2010

2009 PROPERTY TAX RATES for a typical homeowner in College of Lake County’s district

Taxing Body


% Total













Grade School



High School



129,021 2,187,031 – 19,909

$ 414,209 2,067,473 5,000 10,281

Total Assets

$ 2,335,961

$ 2,496,963



Forest Preserve






Total Liabilities



*In dollars per $100 of equalized assessed valuation


Cash and cash equivalents Investments Pledges receivable, net Deferred expenses

Liabilities and Net Assets Accounts payable Miscellaneous payable Deferred revenue Grants and scholarships payable Due to College of Lake County

Total Rate


Net assets: Unrestricted Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted Total Net Assets Total Liabilities and Net Assets


206 10,093 500 472 2,244


13,515 $

(118,701) 1,894,724 546,423

3,121 9,551 — 6,338 2,244 21,254


93,824 1,836,774 545,111



$ 2,335,961

$ 2,496,963

Photo Credits: Monica Photography © Monika Wlodarska setting course | Independence Grove enduring values | Lake Michigan reflecting purpose | Grant Woods vision focused | Waukegan Harbor getting there | Rollins Savanna flourishing futures | Rollins Savanna All other photos are the property of College of Lake County.

Front Cover: College of Lake County, Grayslake campus viewed from Willow Lake

Special Thanks: Lake County Forest Preserve District

e College of Lake County is governed by a seven-member board of trustees, elected from among the citizens of Community College District 532, to ensure accountability. In addition, a CLC student is appointed each spring for a one-year term, casting advisory votes. e 2009-2010 Annual Report was produced by the Office of Public Relations and Marketing.

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