JWCC Trustees Hear Report on Stable Enrollment Year

JWCC main campus building
September 22, 2022

JWCC Trustees Hear Report on Stable Enrollment Year

John Wood Community College 校董会 heard an enrollment report update during its regular meeting on Wednesday, 9月21日, 2022.

JWCC President Michael Elbe shared that the enrollment headcount for the fall 2022 semester is currently flat compared to this time last year. He attributes the stability to reattracting adult students lost during the pandemic. 除了, the flat credit hours reflect that the majority of the College’s students work part- or full-time jobs supporting the local labor market.

在10月中旬, the Illinois Community College 董事会 will release the final numbers for the Community Colleges in the State. Enrollment has been holding steady and is following national trends, the same as many other community colleges in Illinois.

John Wood is working strategically and focusing on enhancing students’ experiences in and out of the classroom. The College’s finances remain strong and continues to make investments in projects to meet the needs of the community and workforce. 例如, the groundbreaking for the 劳动力 Development Center Expansion Project and the newly opened Agricultural Sciences Complex near Baylis.

“We continue to build toward the future as we purposefully reconnect and reengage with our students while focusing on the needs of our students and college community,易北说. “教师 and staff are working together to provide relevant programs and a supportive environment so every student, on every type of educational path, can attain their goals. Our number one goal is always student success.”

In other business, the 董事会:

接受40073美元.00 in grant funds from the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) for the IGEN Auditorium Stage LED Replacement Project.

接受312095美元.00 in grant funds from the Illinois Community College 董事会 for the Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare 劳动力 (PATH).

批准了1美元,400,000 transfer of funds from Operating Funds to Operations and Maintenance Restricted Fund for fiscal year 2022.

Tabled until next month’s 董事会 meeting the revisions to the College’s 董事会 Policy Manual presented by the 董事会 Sub-committee comprised of Mr. 费舍尔,女士. 霍利,博士. Greenwell, who reviewed the policies and recommend all policies be reviewed every three years.

批准了4028美元.00 payment of the first installment dues to the Illinois Community College Trustees Association for FY23.

Accepted a $348,325.00 proposal and awarded Keck Heating & Air Conditioning to provide the HVAC rooftop replacement unit for Building D.

Accepted a $351,800.00 proposal and awarded Peters Heating & Air Conditioning to provide a Daikin replacement chiller for Building C – Student Administrative Center.

Accepted a $38,685.41 proposal and awarded SJ Smith Company to provide a plasma table for the welding program.

The next meeting of the JWCC 校董会 is set for October 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Quincy campus.


John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. 项目 include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, 证书, and personal enrichment courses.