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Longtime Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustee member Karen L. Cotter, of Plano, has retired after 18 years of service.

Longtime Waubonsee Trustee Karen L. Cotter Retires from Post

Longtime Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustee member Karen L. Cotter, of Plano, has retired after 18 years of service. Cotter did not seek re-election this year and so will conclude her term later this month. To honor her years of service, the board has adopted a resolution in Cotter’s name.

Cotter was first elected to the board in April 1999. During her tenure, she has served as a member of the Board of Trustees Policy Committee, and for the last eight years, served as the board’s secretary. Prior to her election, she served on the college’s Foundation Board of Directors.

Cotter’s commitment to improving the quality of life within her community goes beyond her service to Waubonsee. Retired from her job as the General Manager and Vice President of Carbon Products in Sandwich, Cotter has served on many boards, including the Valley Industrial Association, KDK Job Training and Fox Valley Hospice. She has also volunteered for Consumer Credit Counseling, Crisis Line and Kendall County Senior Providers.

In fact, Cotter was recently recognized by the Kendall County Health Department for her nine years as a behavioral health volunteer in its Transitions Program. She not only brings passion and caring to this role but also expertise; she is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Cotter earned a Bachelor of Arts from Gannon University in Erie, Pa., and a Master of Science from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.

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