Ronald C. Anderson
AFE Chapter / Region Affiliation:
AFE 1 – Chicago
Date Ron Joined AFE:
20 July 2015
Contributions Ron Has Made to AFE:
After obtaining his CPMM and CPS certifications, Ron required his building managers to obtain their CPMM certifications, too. He also required his night foreman and building engineer to obtain the CPS. As the Vice Chairman of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Planning and Construction Professional Development Committee and a member of the West 40 Regional Facilities Managers Group, Ron promotes AFE's CPMM, CPS and CPE certifications on a quarterly basis to ensure managers and building engineers are being properly trained and certified on a regular basis.”
Contributions Ron Has Made to the Industry:
As the Vice Chairman of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) Planning and Construction Professional Development Committee, Ron worked with a team of building managers, business managers, architects, engineers and contractors in efforts to create presentations for the professional development of everyone who attends business, operations, construction workshops and conferences. On an annual basis, Ron renders presentations at the Midwest Facilities Masters Conference hosted by the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO), as well as the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) conference, the Illinois Facilities Masters Conference and School Dude University hosted in Raleigh North Carolina. Ron also serves as a mentor for managers in operations, construction management and / or buildings and grounds throughout the state of Illinois.
Moreover, in the last few years, Ron submitted energy efficiency grants to the State of Illinois resulting in his school district being awarded $2.5 million in grant funding. These funds were used to replace several black tar roofs in the school district with white energy efficient roofs as well as providing for lighting upgrades. For his efforts, the Board of Education honored Ron with an outstanding leadership award.
As Proviso Township High School District 209 Construction Project Manager, Ron managed over $40 million in construction projects. In implementing the District Master Facility Plan, Ron manages $77 Million in construction projects throughout the District. Ron received an outstanding leadership award for his role in implementing the Facilities Master Plans first phase of planning, budgeting and community outreach from the Board of Education.
Ron’s Other Volunteer Work:
As an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Ron participates each year in the fraternity’s national service programs which are community outreach mentoring initiatives that have been adopted by the organization’s governing body and mandated for implementation by all its chapters. The service initiatives in which Ron plays an active role include but are not limited to:
March for Dimes March for Babies
Formerly known as Walk America, March for Dimes March for Babies, is a charitable walking event sponsored by the March of Dimes. It began in 1970 as the first charitable walking event in the United States. The proceeds help fund research to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality. Ron helps solicit donations to help fund this organization.
The “Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College” program, established in 1922, concentrates on the importance of completing secondary and collegiate education as a road to advancement. Ron volunteers his time to help mentor and speak to middle school and high school students on the importance of continuing their education.
A Voteless People is a Hopeless People
“A Voteless People is a Hopeless People” (aka VPHP) was initiated as a National Program of Alphas during the 1930’s when many African-Americans had the right to vote but were prevented from voting because of poll taxes, threats of reprisal, and lack of education about the voting process. Voter education and registration have remained a dominant focus of this outreach activity for over 65 years. In the 1990’s, the focus shifted to include political awareness and empowerment, delivered most frequently through town meetings and candidate forums. Ron helps to register people to vote plus stresses the importance of participation in the political process.
Formally called the A. Charles Haston Brother’s Keeper program, this service program developed with the mission of advocating and improving the quality of life for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s senior brothers, their spouses and widows; brothers who are retired and have disabilities or ailments; and vulnerable community members. Ron helps with yard work and other daily assistance of the elderly brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
This collaborative project is designed to provide education, motivation and skill-building on issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases for young males ages 12-15 years. Project Alpha consists of a series of workshops and informational sessions conducted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers. Ron helps present during the lectures and perform any other duties needed to help make the program a success.
Ron’s Education & Other Qualifications:
Keller Graduate School of Management • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)
Keller Graduate School of Management • Master’s in Project Management (MPM)
DeVry University • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS)
West 40/South Cook •Certified State Health and Life Safety Building Inspector
Association for Facility Engineers • Certified Professional Maintenance Manager (CPMM)
Association for Facility Engineers • Certified Plant Supervisor (CPS)
Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) • Facilities Operations Certificate
Crisis Prevention Institute • Certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor
FEMA • National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Certificate
Environmental Group Services Limited • Certified Local Education Asbestos Designated Agent (LEA)
Ron’s Work History:
Proviso Township High Schools (2007-Present) in Forest Park, Illinois
Manager of Buildings and Grounds – Proviso Math & Science Academy & District Construction Project Manager
• Provides all buildings and grounds personnel with updated information on newest equipment and techniques
• Oversees construction projects and major repairs for the District
• Pursue and procure construction and/or energy efficiency grants
• Assist with developing plans, specifications, and cost estimates for capital projects
Triton College (2008 – 2013) in River Grove, Illinois
Responsible for teaching Microsoft Office classes to corporate clients as well as students on and off campus.
• Microsoft Word
• Microsoft Excel
• Microsoft Power Point
• Microsoft Access
• Microsoft Outlook
Bellwood School District 88 (2005 – 2009) in Bellwood, Illinois
Elected Member of the Board of Education
Secretary of the Board of Education
Chairman of Technology & Facilities Committees
Responsible for recommending and overseeing the direction of technology and facility upgrades throughout the Bellwood School District. Provided leadership and direction for all major projects within the district.
• Initiated and collaborated with efforts to strengthen the technology facilities for the school district.
• Responsible for attending committee meetings and bringing the Board recommendations for all major projects.
• Responsible for ensuring that the five-year Tech and Facilities plans are being followed and E-ratable items are being applied for.
Additional Information about Ron:
“A most notable accomplishment was being featured in the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Update Magazine. I have served as the proud Building and Construction Project Manager for Proviso Township High School District 209 for over one decade. I am passionate about creating 21st-century infrastructures, that are well designed to meet the needs of diverse learners. I have served as a Board Member for Bellwood School District 88. My passion for computers and technology lead me toward pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from DeVry University. With a love for education and learning, I obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Keller Graduate School of Management and also possess a Master’s in Project Management (MPM). I hold a plethora of certifications including but not limited to… Certified Professional Maintenance Manager (CPMM), Certified Plant Supervisor (CPS), Certified Health and Life Safety Building Inspector, (IASBO) Facilities Operations Certificate, Certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor (CPI), and Certified Local Education Agency Designated Agent (LEA). I am a very active member of several organizations. Currently, I am an active member of the West 40 Facilities Managers Group, Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), Planning & Construction Professional Development Committee, Association for Facility Engineers (AFE), National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT), and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.”