SUGAR GROVE—This year, Waubonsee Community College (WCC) student trustee KC Vogt of Aurora will serve as chair of the Illinois Community College Board’s Student Advisory Committee (ICCB-SAC) while also completing a prestigious Student Leadership Institute externship.
Vogt was elected chair of the ICCB-SAC at the group’s first meeting last month. The committee is comprised of student representatives from all of the state’s community colleges, and Vogt was one of three students vying for the chair position.
“I just thought that, with the leadership training I had at Marmion and all the leadership roles I’ve held, I would be able to motivate everyone to move in the right direction to achieve the committee’s purpose,” Vogt said.
The purpose of the ICCB-SAC’s Student Leadership Institute externship is to prepare the next generation of lifelong leaders through mentoring and training. Vogt is one of only 11 students picked to participate in the program this year, and has already met with his local community mentor, Rush-Copley Medical Center Chief Operating Officer John Diederich.