Dr. Sobek in the Community

Dr. Christine J. Sobek serves as a member of the Valley Industrial Association Board of Directors, Rush-Copley Medical Center Board of Directors, the Marmion Academy Board of Trustees, and the Invest Aurora Board. Regionally, she serves as Chair of the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Board of Presidents and chair of the Economic Development Committee for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. At the state-level, Dr. Sobek is a member of the Illinois Green Economy Network Foundation Board. National leadership roles include service on the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Board of Directors, Chair of the AACC Commission on Leadership and Professional Development, member of the AACC Public Policy and Government Relations Committee and member of the AACC Advocacy Advisory Group.

In addition to this service, Dr. Sobek also regularly meets with local leaders — both elected and those in the community — to share information about resources, listen to new partnership ideas, and collaborate on strategic ways to help our area thrive. Dr. Sobek authors a regular column in the Daily Herald and enjoys sharing information about the college and higher education as well as some of her passions including leadership development and work/life resiliency as a frequent speaker throughout the district.