Black Hawk College trustee Fritz W. Larsen of Moline has been elected to serve as the 2018-19 president of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA). He was the organization’s vice president for 2017-18 and treasurer for 2016-17.
Larsen was elected to the BHC Board of Trustees in April 2015 for a six-year term. He has served on the BHC Audit Committee and co-chaired the recent Presidential Search Committee. He currently is on the college’s Strategic Planning Committee and Information Technology Committee.
He also served on the 2017-18 Public Policy and Advocacy Committee of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). The committee is charged with reviewing public policy issues and recommending positions to the ACCT Board of Directors and, where appropriate, to the ACCT Executive Committee.
Larsen is a supervisory program manager at the headquarters of Joint Munitions Command at the Rock Island Arsenal. He is a graduate of Black Hawk College and Western Illinois University.
“I’m both honored and humbled to be able to lead such an incredible organization,” Larsen said. “The positive impact of Illinois’ community colleges is far-reaching.”
The Illinois Community College System in the third largest in the nation with 48 community colleges and 39 college districts in the state. Since 1970, the Illinois Community College Trustees Association has provided legislative advocacy and educational opportunities for college boards.
“The ICCTA serves as the backbone to posture community colleges for continued student success,” Larsen said.