Message from the President

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Congratulations on choosing Rend Lake College!

On behalf of the faculty, staff, administration and Board of Trustees — it's my pleasure to welcome you to Rend Lake College. Our mission is to provide you access to a great education. That goes for the new graduates of our 13 in-district high schools, as well as for those looking for a fresh start. You might be a community member looking for lifelong learning, or an area business that needs a training program or apprentice. Each one of you is a part of our mission.
Across this website you'll find our classes, certificates and degrees — along with the tools to help you chart a path to your goal. You'll also find the services and individuals who are vital to your success. Use them. Give them a call. Send them an email. You'll be glad you did.
The past year has seen unprecedented challenges for us all, with COVID-19 forcing a shift toward greater remote learning and work. Necessity is the mother of invention, and adapting to this virus has proven that. We've transformed our classes — increasing our online offerings while still maintaining socially-distanced labs that are critical to career technical education programs — and we've improved virtual advisement and other services.
As I write this in late 2020, there is news of vaccines on the horizon, and I hope you are reading this while planning a campus visit or sitting with one of our advisors in the Baker Administration Building, working on your perfect schedule of in-person or online classes — or a convenient combination of the two. You can always email our team at rl-cares@rlc. edu for the answer to any questions you have. We're all here for you, and that goes for me too. Any student can schedule a time to meet with me. My office can be reached at extension 1243.
The support and commitment to our students, shown by every member of our faculty and staff, has always been RLC's greatest strength. Lately, it's been especially admirable, and their dedication to your educational journey from start to finish is why RLC continues to be a highly accredited college, recognized statewide and nationally for its value and effectiveness.

Best wishes and good health as you start your journey with us at Rend Lake College.

Welcome to Rend Lake College.

Terry Wilkerson


President's Contract & Evaluation Instrument

President's Goals & Responsibilities

1. Provide overall leadership and unity of efforts for the total college program
2. Oversee and maintain the financial well-being of the college
3. Assume overall responsibility for establishing and maintaining an adequate public relations program
4. Oversee preparation for Higher Learning Commission review of the college and subsequent accreditation
5. Provide adequate information and opportunity for board development and preparation of supporting materials