DuPage Co. (ECWd) -
We recently reported on the College of DuPage Candidate Maureen Dunne and her statement of economic interest in this article.
After our first article, the COD Faculty member Bob Hazard spoke to the Board of trustees regarding this candidate and shared matters regarding claimed attacks against her. A comment applicable to our story on this candidate was troubling.
"She also was the subject of an attack in the Edgar County Watchdogs blog recently which reported information that has been proven to be completely false. This is utterly unacceptable."
The comment is utterly unacceptable based on the actual records we have.
Our article was not an attack. To date, no one has produced anything that has proven our article false, let alone completely false. More importantly, ongoing investigations actually strengthened our original article and even identified inconsistencies in the public record vs the published information by the candidate.
According to the University of Illinois, Maureen Dunne is NOT an Adjunct Professor as claimed on her Linkedin page and response to the Daily Herald. The appointment she received is considered employment according to the U of I and was effective November of 2018, which would indicate she was in fact employed by a unit of government in the prior year, which is what we reported about on the SEI document. The position also requires an annual faculty performance report to be used as part of the annual review. The record reflects her employment class as "unpaid" and is subject to the State Official and Employee Ethics Act.
Ms. Dunne informed us that her appointment was a "courtesy appointment in 2018 as an Adjunct Professor in anticipation of some exciting technology projects that will be externally funded starting in 2019."
All records provided by the U of I make no mention of her appointment being in anticipation of some exciting technology projects to be externally funded in 2019, nor do they indicate she is being appointed as an Adjunct Professor. In fact, the letter of recommendation makes no mention of any future 2019 funded projects and is actually only a recommendation to a position as an Adjunct ASSISTANT Professor.
The U of I Board of Trustee appointment document confirms, Candidate Dunne is NOT an Adjunct Professor. She was appointed to the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor, which clearly is NOT the same as an Adjunct Professor.
As the records prove, she does not hold the title she claimed to hold nor was she ever appointed to that position. There is a difference between an actual Adjunct Professor and an Adjunct Assistant Professor. While we have no doubt that Candidate Dunne may have the abilities to one day be an Adjunct Professor, the fact remains she is not at this time according to the U of I, contrary to her claims she is.
Ms. Dunne is 1 of 4 candidates running for the position of College of DuPage Trustee in the upcoming April election.
You can download a copy of all the records provided by the U of I on this matter at this link or view below.