Jacqueline J. Agee, Chair

Jacqueline Agee

Jacqueline Agee, a resident of Chicago Heights, took her seat on the Board of Trustees in May of 2007 and was reelected in 2013. Ms. Agee is an attorney and specializes in municipal law. She was formerly a police officer for the City of Chicago Heights.

A graduate of Moraine Valley Community College, Ms. Agee earned her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and a Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School. She is a member of the South Suburban Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Other community service includes volunteering with Eastern Will County Senior Services and previously serving as a state and local board member of the Police Benevolent & Protective Association of Illinois.

Marc A. Wiley, Vice Chair, ACCT Representative, and Alternate ICCTA Representative

Marc Wiley

A resident of Chicago Heights, Marc Wiley was elected to the Board of Trustees in April 2011. He worked for the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department for more than 20 years, patrolling Ford Heights, Bloom, Rich, and Bremen Township.

Mr. Wiley has an associate degree from Triton College and a bachelor's degree from Lewis University. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Harvey Brooks Foundation, a former member of the South Suburban Council for Alcohol and Substance Abuse, and a community activist for At Risk Youth. He also is a member of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry.

Dr. Ronald J. White, Secretary

Ronald J. White

A resident of Chicago Heights, Ronald Jeffrey White was elected to the Board of Trustees in April 2015. He is assistant pastor for New Hope Baptist Church in Chicago Heights and a clinician with PsyCynergy Psychological Services in Harvey.

Dr. White has bachelor's and master's degrees in theology, a Doctor of Ministry and a Doctor of Philosophy from A.L. Hardy Academy of Theology in Seattle, Wash. Among his professional memberships, he serves on the Board of Directors for the South Suburban Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse in East Hazel Crest, is assistant national director of the Hope Consortium of Pastoral Care & Mental Healthcare Providers in Chicago, is an associate professor in the Pastoral Counseling Department for Hope Bible Institute and Seminary in Chicago; and is chaplain for the Robbins Police Department, Village of Richton Park Police and Fire Departments, Palos Heights Police Department, Federal Air Marshal Service Chicago Field Office, Mutual Aid Box Alarm System for Illinois (MABAS-IL) Division 27, Park Forest Police, South Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police, and Chicago Heights Police and Fire Departments. He is also a United States Air Force Veteran.

Joelle Mulhearn

Joelle Mulhearn

A resident of Chicago Heights, Joelle Mulhearn was elected to the Board of Trustees in April 2015. Ms. Mulhearn is an educator in Flossmoor School District 161.

Ms. Mulhearn earned a bachelor’s degree in education from John Carroll University and a master's degree in school leadership from Concordia University. She previously served as president of South Suburban Reading Council and is a member of It’s A Service Thing, a group dedicated to providing volunteer service hours and financial support to organizations in need.

Christopher J. Baikauskas

A resident of Chicago Heights, Christopher J. Baikauskas was elected to the Board of Trustees in April 2015, to fill the remaining term of a board member who had resigned. He is REACH director for Washington-McKinley School in Chicago Heights. Before that, he had served as dean of students for the school.

Mr. Baikauskas has a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a master's degree in school leadership - principal preparation from Concordia University Chicago. He also completed a teacher preparation program in special education approved by the Illinois State Board of Education at National Louis University. He is a former 4th Ward Park Commissioner on the Chicago Heights Park District Board of Commissioners, a member of the Illinois Principals Association and the Illinois Association of School Administrators, and a former member of the Illinois Association of Park Districts. He also is a member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association and a Concordia University Alumni member.

Octavio Origel, Jr.

A resident of Chicago Heights, Octavio Origel, Jr. was appointed the  student trustee at April 26, 2016 meeting of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Origel graduated from Bloom High School in 2015. He plans to take advantage of the opportunities Prairie State College has to offer as he works toward a degree in dental hygiene.

John N. Stanfa

Board of Trustee member John Stanfa

A lifelong resident of Chicago Heights, John N. Stanfa was elected to the Board of Trustees in April 2017. Mr. Stanfa recently retired from his position as general manager for the Park District Golf Courses with the Chicago Heights Park District.

A former student at Prairie State College, Mr. Stanfa has served as a trustee of the Chicago Heights Library Board since 2012, after being appointed by Mayor David A. Gonzalez.