The Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees bid farewell to outgoing Student Trustee, Phil Oliver, at their meeting on Tuesday, April 10. Oliver was elected as Student Trustee to the BOT in April 2017 and has served out his term. At the meeting, the BOT also seated incoming Student Trustee Johnathan Prose from Oregon, IL.
Oliver is a native of the Carpentersville area and a graduate of Dundee-Crown High School. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army eventually serving two one-year tours in Afghanistan. After his discharge in 2016, he relocated to DeKalb, following a friend who was attending Northern Illinois University. Oliver chose to attend Kish to begin his college career and will be transferring into the engineering program at NIU after graduation. His long-term goal is to be an Electrical Engineer.
In addition to being Student Trustee, Oliver is the President of the Alpha Rho Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a member of the National Society for Leadership and Success, and an Eboard member for the Ping Pong Club.
Oliver said, “I learned a lot while I was the Student Trustee. What I took from the experience the most was the fact that all of the leadership care very deeply for the students at this college. I felt incredibly humbled to be on the receiving end of that care. This, I believe, is what makes Kish a very unique institution. I want to thank the College and the Board for giving me the opportunity to serve as Student Trustee.”