College of DuPage

Florence Appel, COD Trustee (IL Community College District 502)

Florence Appel

My 32-year career in higher education as a faculty member, department administrator and union leader/contract negotiator has prepared me well to serve on the COD Board.   

Many of the challenges facing COD today actually present new opportunities for increased service to our community.  Throughout the state, declining community college enrollments resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic are coupled with  decreases in state revenue, yet our widespread need for excellent, affordable educational opportunities has never been greater.

As we move on from this very difficult time, COD can continue to lead the way as a provider of lifelong learning, job training, and cultural enrichment for all ages in our diverse community.  As a COD trustee, I will advocate for the continued development of high quality, relevant educational programs and a commitment to invest in our students,  faculty, and staff.

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