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92_HR0869 LRB9216712ACsb 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, The community college system in the State of 3 Illinois is committed to providing the citizens of Illinois 4 with high-quality, cost-effective, and accessible 5 postsecondary education; and 6 WHEREAS, Approximately one out of every 12 Illinois 7 citizens enhances his or her education through one of the 48 8 community colleges in this State; and 9 WHEREAS, Illinois community colleges work with each other 10 and collaborate with public and private universities in this 11 State to make transfer of earned credit hours between 12 institutions of higher education successful for the citizens 13 of Illinois; and 14 WHEREAS, A primary objective of the Illinois community 15 college system is to make postsecondary education readily 16 available for all students, regardless of age; and 17 WHEREAS, Illinois community colleges rise to the 18 challenge of "reskilling" Illinois' work force by helping 19 working adults develop higher levels of basic and technical 20 skills; and 21 WHEREAS, Using two-way interactive video technology, the 22 Illinois community college system has built multiple 23 partnerships with postsecondary education institutions, 24 elementary and secondary schools, rural hospitals, federal 25 research labs, industries, libraries, and manufacturers; and 26 WHEREAS, 9 out of 10 Illinois community college graduates 27 live, work, and raise their families in Illinois with more 28 than 6 out of 10 working within the districts of the 29 community colleges from which they graduated; and 30 WHEREAS, The mission of the Illinois Student Assistance -2- LRB9216712ACsb 1 Commission is to benefit society by enabling individuals to 2 develop to their fullest potential through access to quality 3 education; and 4 WHEREAS, Over 56,000 students enrolled in Illinois 5 community colleges last year received scholarship or grant 6 assistance from programs administered by the Illinois Student 7 Assistance Commission; therefore, be it 8 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 9 NINETY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that 10 the community colleges in this State, as represented by the 11 Illinois Community College Board, and the Illinois Student 12 Assistance Commission continue to work together to enhance 13 the educational opportunities for Illinois men and women in 14 the State of Illinois; and be it further 15 RESOLVED, That the Illinois Community College Board and 16 the Illinois Student Assistance Committee hold meetings to 17 discuss recommendations for improving accessibility to 18 postsecondary education for Illinois students and families by 19 October 15, 2002; and be it further 20 RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be 21 delivered to the Chairperson of the Illinois Community 22 College Board and the Chairperson of the Illinois Student 23 Assistance Committee.
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