DACC trustee steps down after being named finalist to lead foundation

DACC trustee steps down after being named finalist to lead foundation

DANVILLE — The Danville Area Community College board will be searching for a new trustee soon.

DACC officials announced the resignation of Trustee Tonya Hill, a Catlin resident who was elected to a six-year term in 2015.

The board will discuss the process for replacing Hill at its Aug. 23 meeting. Under state law, the board has 60 days from her resignation date to fill a vacancy.

The board's appointee will serve until the April 2019 election. The winner of the election will serve a two-year term.

Hill, who graduated from DACC in 1993 and is one of the college's distinguished alumni, is currently the market president at Old National Bank. Officials said her decision to step down came after she was named a finalist to become executive director of the DACC Foundation.

Former director Tracy Wahlfeldt left that post this summer to take over as executive director of the Parkland College Foundation.

Prior to being elected as DACC trustee, Hill served on the DACC Foundation's committee that helped match scholarships to deserving students.

DACC President Stephen Nacco said he appreciates the timing of Hill's resignation.

"The DACC Foundation and the college board are separate entities," he said. "Even so, by resigning now, she's making the process a lot less complicated for both the foundation board and the college board."

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