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 PUBLIC & GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS 

       
Triton College seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of students and the broader community. Through active engagement with public and government officials representing communities served by the college, we are able to communicate the importance of higher education for Illinois citizens in our community college district. We seek to be informed and to inform the college community regarding legislative matters. We disseminate information, monitor proposed legislation, coordinate advocacy regarding education-related issues and budget allocations impacting the college, and participate in state- and nation-wide efforts to build support for community college education.

Congressman Danny Davis at Triton College Library Congressman Mike Quigley and Triton Seniors State Rep Camille Lilly, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, Chairman Mark Stephens, and Trustees at Triton's 50th Anniversary Kick-Off U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Visits Triton Business Students

Volunteers for College Advocacy was established in 2011 as an informal network of college staff volunteers interested in assisting with lobbying efforts in support of the college.

The materials here may be of interest to faculty, staff, students, and the community at large, and are provided for informational purposes only. Please contact the Office of the President, (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3291, if you have questions.
           
TOPICS OF INTEREST

  • The American Association of Community Colleges has released new Community College Legislative Priorities.  Access the link in National Resources below.

  • ICCTA's Weekly Legislative Report for April 28, 2015 is now available. This week, the House and Senate exchange bills and much of the action reverts to committees. Five weeks remain before the scheduled adjournment date of May 31. Check out the link in the State Resources below.   

  • See the "AACC Advocacy News" link below for the latest newsletter that includes information on Expanding a Degree Program with Industry Support, and The Economic Impact of Community Colleges.
     
  • At the National Legislative Summit in Washington DC on Feb 11, Second Lady Jill Biden told attendees that "this is the moment for community colleges to shine". See more on the White House website here.
 
 

 

         
 
State Level   

VISIT THESE PAGES AND RESOURCES FOR THE LATEST NEWS THAT AFFECTS COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
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National Level

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STAY ON TOP OF EDUCATIONAL ISSUES AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL BY VISITING THESE LINKS