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The Richland Community College Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Charles Novak as Interim President following the retirement of Dr. Gayle Saunders on February 29, 2016.  The Board of Trustees is engaged in a national search process with the Association of Community College Trustees to select a new President for the College.

“We have great confidence in Dr. Novak, President Emeritus of Richland Community College serving thirteen years as president until his retirement in 2001, to lead the College for this short interim time until we select a new president.”

Charles R. Novak has served twenty three years as a community college president and a number of other years as a continuing education officer, a chief financial officer and chief academic officer.  Although retired, Novak has returned to work on many occasions to help Illinois community colleges including several interim roles as president.

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