Lansing’s Vivian Payne joins South Suburban College Board

Board Chair Zuccarelli cites Payne’s community involvement, leadership experience, and widespread respect as qualifications

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Martin Lareau (right) administers the oath of office to Vivian Payne after her appointment received unanimous approval from the Board. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
by Melanie Jongsma

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (November 16, 2017) – At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of South Suburban College, Vivian Payne was appointed and approved to fill the seat vacated by Trustee Jacqueline Martin, whose resignation had been accepted by the Board. Board Chairman Frank Zuccarelli recommended Payne because, “She’s done a great job in municipal government, and she’s the best qualified for this position because of the region she lives in and her involvement in her community at all different levels.”

The Board agreed, and Payne was voted in unanimously and sworn in immediately.

In addition to currently serving as Lansing’s Village Clerk, Payne has served as Director of the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce and the President of the Lansing Business Women’s Association. Her network of contacts includes local, township, and state connections. “She knows how to work with people,” said Zuccarelli.

Payne is eager to represent Lansing within Community College District 510, which encompasses South Suburban College. District 510 includes 18 villages, ranging in population from 1,532 (East Hazel Crest) to 56,831 (Tinley Park). With a population of 28,086, Lansing is the third largest village served by South Suburban College.

Lansing is the third-most populous village within District 510.

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Vivian Payne (far left) now represents Lansing on a Board that includes Trustee Terry Wells, Vice Chair John Daly, College President Don Manning, Board Chair Frank Zuccarelli, Board Secretary Janet Rogers, Trustee Joseph Washington, and Student Trustee Ronnell Art Tatum. Not pictured: Anthony P. DeFilippo.

The main campus of South Suburban College is located at 15800 South State Street in South Holland, Illinois. For general information, call 708-596-2000.

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