In action tonight, the Illinois Central College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey’s employment contract, the final step in a year-long process to select the College’s fifth president. She will begin her new role at ICC on July 1.
“The Board and Dr. Quirk-Bailey negotiated in good faith, and we feel that the contract is fair and appropriate for the College and the community,” said Board chair Don Brennan. “We are pleased the agreement meets the interests of both ICC and its president and are confident that Dr. Quirk-Bailey will energize the College and continue its successes.”
“I am grateful to the Board for their careful deliberation and consideration in structuring a fair contract. The final agreement meets the interests of the College and community, as well as my family,” said Quirk-Bailey. “I am looking forward to working with the outstanding people I met during this interview process and further establishing relationships with our students, faculty, and staff. I am honored and humbled by the confidence the Board and entire College have shown me.”
Quirk-Bailey holds a Doctorate of Management in Community College Policy and Administration from the University of Maryland University College; a Master of Arts in Communications from Northern Illinois University; and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication from Bradley University. Her current position is Chief of Staff/Vice President of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Ill.