Parkland Student Selected for Illinois Community College Board

Parkland Student Selected for Illinois Community College Board

René Juárez-Cuevas, a campus student leader, will serve for AY 2023

Parkland College's René Juárez-Cuevas has been selected as the student board member for the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). Juárez-Cuevas, a sophomore at Parkland, attended ALAH High School in Arthur, Illinois. Along with participating in the Student Government Association and the Parkland Honors Program, he has held multiple leadership positions, including as co-president of the Cobra Investment Society. Juárez-Cuevas says that his current role as an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) intern for Busey Bank has taught him how to work diligently and think strategically. "I hope I can use my skills to aid the ICCB to the best of my abilities during my term as student member of the board," he said. "I look forward to the opportunity to serve and ensure that I will have my best intentions at heart." The ICCB student board member is a nonvoting, single-year position selected by the ICCB Student Advisory Committee, a recognized advisory committee of the board. The Illinois Community College Board utilizes the advice and counsel of all constituent groups of the community college system in establishing policies necessary to implement state statutes. The board consists of 11 members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate for six-year terms. The board chair is selected by the governor. Board meetings are held five times per year. Four organizations representing various community college constituents in the state have been designated as official advisory groups to the Illinois Community College Board: the Illinois Presidents Council, the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, the Illinois Community College Faculty Association, and the ICCB Student Advisory Committee. For more information about the Illinois Community College Board, visit its webpage at

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