Jonathan Westfield

Jonathan Westfield

Questions & Answers

For the April 2019 Election

What is the importance of the Parkland College Board of Trustees to residents of Champaign County?

To ensure that the College lives up to it's Mission Statement by providing services and resources that promote the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of not only Champaign County, but to the entire Illinois Community College District 505

Why are you qualified to be on the Parkland Board of Trustees?

Prior experience as a Champaign Unit #4 School District Board member and currently serving as a Trustee for Parkland

If elected, what is something you want to accomplish on the Board of Trustees, and how long will it take?

During my tenure as a Trustee, I would support and lobby for changes to be made to the Higher Education Act and how Pell Grants are awarded. It should be changed to allow students in financial need to be able to cost-effectively increase their skills and earning potential by being able to enroll in short term programs (less than 16 hours) that lead to good jobs.

Is there anything else you would like to say to an undecided voter?

Every vote counts, please be sure to cast yours.

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