Rend Lake College Board of Trustees August 2019 web 

2020-2021 Academic Calendar set

The board approved the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar as presented. 

Part-Time Faculty Orientation  Thursday August 13
Student Learning Day (Faculty)   Friday  August 14 
First Day of Classes  Monday  August 17 
Labor Day Holiday  Monday  September 7 
Fun Fest (no classes 12-3 PM, morning & night classes meet)  Wednesday  September 16 
Midterm  Friday  October 9 
Columbus Day Holiday  Monday October 12  
In-Service (no classes day or night - on or off campus) Tuesday October 13
Veteran’s Day Holiday (observed) Wednesday, November 11
No Night Classes Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday-Saturday November 26-28
Last Day of Regular Classes Friday December 4
Semester Exams Saturday-Thursday, December 5-10
INTERSESSION (Online Courses Only)
5 Week Intersession Begins Monday December 14
5 Week Intersession Ends Friday January 15
Student Learning Day (Faculty) Friday January 8
First Day of Classes Monday January 11
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Monday January 18
President’s Day Monday February 15
In-Service (no classes day or night - on or off campus) Tuesday February 16
Midterm Friday March 5
Spring Break (offices open Monday-Friday) Monday-Saturday March 8-13
Good Friday Holiday Friday April 2
Last Day of Regular Classes Friday May 7
Semester Exams Saturday-Thursday May 8-13
Commencement Saturday May 15
First Day of Classes Monday June 7
Midterm Friday July 2
Independence Day. Monday July 5
Last Day of Classes Friday

July 30


Bertolozzi joins Academic Advisement team  

The board appointed Jessica Bertolozzi as an Academic Advisor on a full-time, 50 week, tenure track contract, effective Nov. 15, 2019, pending a successful background check. Bertolozzi has a Masters of Arts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale is currently employed at RLC and John A. Logan College. 

Barrett, Herrmann join Marketing & Public Information team 

The board appointed Logan Barrett as Web & Social Media Specialist, and Brett Herrmann as Public Information Specialist. Both positions are full-time, 50 week, non-tenure track positions. Barrett holds a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and most recently worked for Abstrakt Marketing Group out of St. Louis. Barrett's appointment is effective November 15, 2019. Herrmann has a Bachelor of Science in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois. He currently works as a reporter and online editor at the La Salle News Tribune. Herrmann's position is effective Dec. 2, 2019. Both appointments are pending a successful background check. 

Davenport resigns from Child Care Resource and Referral 

The board accepted, with regret, the resignation of Ms. Gayla Davenport, Subsidized Child Care Specialist, Child Care Resource & Referral, effective November 15, 2019. 

Rapp resigns as Communication Specialist

The board accepted, with regret, the resignation of Ms. Allison Rapp, Communication Specialist, effective November 15, 2019.

In other business, the board...

  • Ratified the payment of college expenses including travel expense reimbursements for the ACCT Leadership Conference and Annual Board Retreat.

Mark your calendars...

  • RLC Veteran’s Day Event | Noon on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the RLC Staff Clock Tower and Applied Science Center
  • LRC Trivia Night | 7 p.m. Friday, November 15 in the Learning Resource Center
  • Spoken Word and Open Mic Night | 6 p.m. Monday, November 18 at King City Books in Mt. Vernon
  • RLC Foundation Annual Dinner | 6 p.m. Thursday, December 5 at the Mt. Vernon Hotel and Event Center
  • RLC Faculty/Staff Holiday Luncheon | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at James "Hummer" Waugh Gymnasium

Director of Marketing and Public Information
Phone Extension: 1234
Building: Administration
Office: 125
2015 RLCF OUTSTANDING STAFF AWARD | B.S., Eastern Illinois University | A.A.S., Lake Land College

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