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Parkland Board Approves Tuition Freeze for 2022-2023
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Parkland Board Approves Tuition Freeze for 2022-2023

Board of Trustees General Meeting, February 16

Parkland College will keep next year's base tuition rates the same as 2021-2022.

At its regular meeting Wednesday, the Board of Trustees voted to keep Parkland's in-district tuition rates at $148.50 per credit hour (all Tier One courses) through the 2022-2023 academic year, effective summer session 2022. The decision followed the annual Budget Workshop for Parkland Trustees led by Chief Financial Officer Christopher Randles.

The board also heard an enrollment update from Dean of Enrollment Management Kristin Smigielski, and approved the removal of a $10 processing fee for students applying to Health Professions programs.

In other business, trustees approved:

  • updates to Policy and Procedures Manual, Policy 8.21

  • 2022-2023 Course Fee Schedule

  • base bid plus alternate classrooms 1 through 5 from Midwest Computer Products, Inc., $416,172

  • the purchase of:

    • ALEKS PPL testing units from McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings LLC, $60,000

    • services from ThriveDX SaaS Inc., $60,000

    • base bid plus alternate classrooms 1 through 5 from Midwest Computer Products, Inc., $416,172

    • audit services of BKD CPAs & Advisors for FY2022-FY2024, $187,575

  • the filing of the following grant applications:

    • Illinois Community College Board (ICCB): Competency-Based Education Program Development

    • Illinois Community College Board (ICCB): FY22 Transitional Instruction Innovation Grant

    • Illinois Community College Board (ICCB): Developmental Education Innovation Grant for Co-Requisite Implementation

  • the acceptance of funds from external sources:

    • Illinois Community College Board (ICCB): Innovative Bridge and Transitions Grant

  • personnel appointments: 

    • Megan Johnson, CVT Lead Lab Asst., Health Professions

    • Nicole Olmo, Accountant, Business Office

    • Samuel Standerfer, Infrastructure Specialist, Network Support Services

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