Frank Napolitano, College of DuPage Board Chairman, has announced he will not seek re-election in the April 6 Consolidated Election.
Napolitano, a Bloomingdale resident and former COD student, was elected to the Board in 2015 as a member of the Clean Slate ticket, which included current Trustee Charles Bernstein and former trustee Deanne Mazzochi.
“Together we removed College of DuPage from probation with the Higher Learning Commission, reduced tuition, decreased property tax and cut spending while continuing to deliver the quality education and exceptional services students and residents have come to expect,” he said. “We have developed a strategic long-range plan that is fair for all our stakeholders and have worked to improve the image of College of DuPage.”
College of DuPage President Dr. Brian Caputo, who has worked with Napolitano for the last two years as president and in prior years as the College’s chief financial officer, applauded the board chairman for his dedication to public service and the students of COD.
“Chairman Napolitano has been a steadfast supporter of College of DuPage, both as a former student and a member of the Board of Trustees,” Dr. Caputo said. “His leadership has been invaluable to the administration as we navigate the changing landscape of higher education and, most recently, the impact of COVID-19.”
During his tenure on the Board, Napolitano served as Board Secretary, Vice Chairman and Chairman. He also served on many Board committees, include the Presidential Search, Budget, Auxiliary and Outreach committees.
“This Board has come a long way and I am confident the Board and the College will continue to do great things in the coming months and years,” he said.
Napolitano’s is one of three College Trustee positions open on the Board. The trustees who fill the six-year terms will serve from the date of their swearing in at the Organizational meeting to be held in April or May 2021 through April 2027.
Information related to the Consolidated Election packet for the April 6, 2021, election is currently available at the College of DuPage Board of Trustees web site: cod.edu/board.