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Heartland Community College, Marcfirst Mourn Death Of Leader Gregg Chadwick

Gregg Chadwick portrait
Heartland Community College
Gregg Chadwick served on the Heartland Community College Board of Trustees for 18 years, including 11 as chair.

Heartland Community College on Thursday announced that Gregg Chadwick, chair of the school’s board of trustees, has died.
Chadwick, 57, died of heart failure. He had been hospitalized for the last week, but had been undergoing treatment for months, said HCC Public Information Director Steve Fast.

Chadwick also served as chief operating officer at Marcfirst in Normal, an agency that serves children with developmental disabilities. He had worked there since July 2018 and previously held executive positions at Decatur Memorial Hospital, the University of Illinois College of Medicine and Premier Medical Group in Bloomington.

“Gregg’s commitment to helping others with his work at Marcfirst and with his community service efforts made a big impact on so many,” said Brian Wipperman, chief executive officer at Marcfirst. “This loss is felt by those at our organization both in a professional and personal sense. Gregg was a responsible leader, a dependable colleague, and a good friend to so many.”

Chadwick served on the Heartland board for 18 years, including 11 as chair.

“The loss of Gregg is something that we feel deeply here in our Heartland family,” said Heartland Community College President Keith Cornille. “Heartland would not be the place it is today without Gregg’s prudent leadership and collaborative partnerships with the rest of the board and with our administration.”

Chadwick also was serving as president of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association, and volunteered as an advisory board member for the Multicultural Leadership Program and for the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation Board of Directors.

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