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President Farley re-elected to Passavant board of directors


Illinois College President Barbara A. Farley was reelected to the Passavant Area Hospital Board of Directors during the annual meeting of the hospital’s Board of Governors at Hamilton’s on Oct. 10.

Farley will serve a new four-year term.

The Board of Directors is the ultimate policy-making authority for the governance of Passavant Area Hospital. The Board of Directors is comprised of 16 members, each serving a four-year term. Directors are elected by the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors is comprised of representatives from 139 churches in the Passavant service area. The board of directors meets every other month on the third Monday at the hospital.

Farley joined Illinois College as its 14th president in 2013. During her presidency, Illinois College has reached new heights in donor engagement and giving, celebrated breakthroughs in academic innovation, upgraded its world-class learning facilities and experienced an all-time high in enrollment. 

In recent years, under Farley's leadership, Illinois College has expanded offerings in nursing. IC now offers a 2+2 Nursing Program with St. John’s College of Nursing, several articulation agreements with regional colleges and a new fully online RN to BSN degree program. The online RN to BSN degree is an affordable program designed for busy working professionals and can be completed in as little as 12 months. 

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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