RVC’s Alignment Process: Big Wins + Tough Decisions

My name is Frank Haney. I am a proud Rock Valley College alum and current Board Chairman. I would like to share a few thoughts about the college’s on-going negotiation with its faculty: 1.  I love Rock Valley, admire our faculty and staff, and have seen firsthand how the college changes lives and is helping ensure the transformation of our community. At every level of the organization, RVC is working hard to align with community needs. This is a fact. 2. We must also face the fact that our current financial climate will be challenged in...

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Rock Valley College: Aligning and Engaging with the Community

I agree with the RRSTAR: “RVC had a very good year in 2014.” To that end, I wanted to share a couple of additional highlights on top of the hiring of our new President, Mike Mastroianni, the aviation maintenance program expansion, and being named one of ten colleges in the U.S. to earn the Right Skills Now designation. Although this list is by no means a complete one, I think you will agree that there are a couple of emerging trends: Further alignment of College resources with community needs. Increased engagement with residents,...

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Sheriff Candidate Forum This Thursday At Next Rockford

Next Rockford Meeting Thursday, March 13, 2014 YWCA 7:30-8:45 am (extended program)   Topic: Winnebago County Sheriff Candidate Forum Twitter Hashtag: #nextsheriff   Crime continues to be a hot topic in the Rockford Region. Few argue the importance of a safe community; however, there is much debate over the plan to achieve this objective in a time of limited financial resources and increased poverty.  Join us Thursday and hear from the two Republican and five Democratic Sheriff Candidates in advance of the March 18 Primary Election....

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Change will not come if…

Change in our community will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.  We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Folks in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s have a choice to make March 6.  It is a simple choice. Either help shape the direction of our community or leave it to others to do it for you, your family, your business, your neighborhood, etc. Register for the Gen X & Y Transform Rockford Vision Session today! Transform Rockford: Gen X & Y Vision Session March 6, 2014 Prairie Street Brewhouse...

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Mayor and Chairman visit Next Rockford this Thursday (2/13)

Next Rockford February 13, 2014 7:30 am YWCA (across from Rockford University) Special Guests Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey Winnebago County Chairman Scott Christiansen FEBRUARY IS BRING A GUEST MONTH! Looking Ahead: March 6 – Transform Rockford: Gen X & Y Vision Session 6-8 @ Prairie Street Brewhouse Sponsored by Next Rockford, Ignite, Chamber, and the Brewhouse March 13 – March Next Rockford Meeting: Sheriff Candidate Forum (7:30 am @ YWCA) Questions?  Contact me at (815) 979-4045 or frank@ebagency.com. Frank Haney Next...

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