Originally Posted Online: April 05, 2013, 10:35 pm
Last Updated: April 08, 2013, 5:26 pm
Black Hawk College: Douglas Strand
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NAME: Douglas Strand
ADDRESS: East Moline
OCCUPATION: United Township High School teacher in economics and business.
EDUCATION: Eisenhower High School in Blue island, Ill.; bachelor's business accounting and history at Luther College; bachelor's in education and history from University of Minnesota; master's in educational administration from Western Illinois University
OFFICE SOUGHT: Black Hawk College board
PRIOR OFFICE(S): Service Plus Credit Union board, East Moline City Council, Black Hawk College board., East Moline Police Pension Board.
WHY RUNNING: One of the reasons would be I was on the board (before) and a lot of people asked that I consider going again. I'm very much in favor of education. I believe that Black Hawk is a great community college and I want to help it continue to go in the right direction.
KEY ISSUE: There's always funding from the state and other sources that all high schools and colleges are facing. Black Hawk provides good job training and opportunities for transfer to four year colleges and universities. The certification programs are also good.
COMMENTS: I'm trying to do some good for the community.