ICCTA Ray Hartstein Trustee Achievement Award

2005 Recipient

Joan B. Hall
Oakton Community College

Former Oakton Community College trustee Joan B. Hall of Des Plaines is the recipient of ICCTA's 2005 Ray Hartstein Trustee Achievement Award.

Joan Hall has served the cause of community colleges for two decades.

As board chair at Oakton Community College, she supported the school's efforts to negotiate the maze of technology challenges, leading Oakton to become the first community college in the United States to adopt touch-tone registration for students.

Oakton trustee Joan B. Hall accepts her 2005 Ray Hartstein Trustee Achievement Award from ICCTA vice president Tom Bennett.

Joan B. Hall accepts the 2005 Ray Hartstein
Trustee Achievement Award from ICCTA vice
president Tom Bennett.

At the state level, Hall served on ICCTA's Executive Committee and chaired its North Suburban Region. She also chaired the Excellence and Trusteeship Committee, where she compiled anIdea Bookof outstanding college programs and services.

When the Private Industry Councils were replaced by the structures of local Workforce Investment Boards, Hall actively advocated for the mandatory inclusion of community colleges as representatives of postsecondary education. Her efforts were recognized with the Outstanding Government Official Award by the Private Industry Council in 1991.

In addition to her duties as an Oakton trustee, Hall has maintained an active role in other civic organizations. In 1989 she was elected to a four-year term as Maine Township Supervisor, earning praise from then-President George H. W. Bush for exemplary community service. During her tenure, she established a task force on gangs; opened a drop-in center for young adults; initiated a monthly recycling program; published the firstMaine Township Access Guide for the Disabled; and coordinated a major relief effort for the victims of Hurricane Andrew.