Doctor Jamie Hooyman resigns from NCMC

North Central Missouri College

One of the administrative leaders of North Central Missouri College, Doctor Jamie Hooyman, will be leaving this summer to take a job at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.

Her resignation was accepted yesterday by the NCMC Board of Trustees with several members offering words of regret to see her leave her hometown and praising her for many accomplishments including academics, personnel, and planning that’s been involved with the Geyer Hall renovation project.

In a letter dated May 18th to North Central President Lenny Klaver and the Board of Trustees, Doctor Hooyman wrote it’s with mixed emotions

that she submits her resignation effective this July 1st. She called the past ten years as some of the best years for her professional and personal career—crediting NCMC with having a huge impact on her, noting part of her heart will always remain at Trenton.

During her tenure, she has held positions of associate dean, the dean of instruction, and currently the Vice President of institutional effectiveness. Doctor Hooyman called it an honor and privilege to be a part of NCMC. She told Trustees her decision to move on, has nothing to do with the new president who had begun his duties May 16th.

Doctor Hooyman will become vice provost at Northwest Missouri State. The Northwest website reported a vice provost will oversee the University’s accreditation, including curriculum and assessment, and assist the provost with leadership in the division of academic affairs.

With Doctor Hooyman leaving, the board of trustees approved Doctor Klaver’s recommendation to update the organizational chart.

Sharon Weiser becomes interim Vice President of academic affairs in addition to dean of instruction. Brooke McAtee was named Dean of Allied Health. And Doctor Kristen Alley continues as dean of students.

The three deans, plus Chief Financial Officer Tyson Otto and President Klaver form a five member administrative team. In working toward the goal of increasing enrollment, Doctor Klaver noted the additional resources will allow the college to address efforts to enhance enrollment. Part of that has the admissions office reporting directly to Doctor Klaver who noted the overall focus is subject to re-evaluation after a period of months.

Trustees hired Nathan Marsh of Chillicothe as network administrator starting June 1st with a salary of 37 thousand, 500 dollars with an additional one thousand coming if he obtains Windows Server certification.

Employee health insurance will be renewed with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City that’s described as a five point six percent.

The monthly cost will be 484 dollars for the preferred provider plans and 443 dollars for the health savings account plan which includes the college contributing $42.50 for employees choosing the H-S-A. Employees will have three options to choose from for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Trustees accepted the low bid from McConnell and Associates of North Kansas City for improvements to parking lots at Barnes, Geyer, Hoffman, and Barton. The bid is 38 thousand 550 dollars to clean, crack fill, seal coat, and stripe asphalt pavement and repair damaged areas.

Funds from the Perkins grant will be used to replace equipment for the criminal justice classroom. Schillers Audio Visual of Sedalia will be paid nearly 23 thousand dollars. Krueger International of Green Bay, Wisconsin will be paid over 251 thousand dollars for Geyer Hall furnishings. Funding comes from the Geyer Hall restoration budget.

Trustees approved a change of scope application for Green Hills Head Start to allow for 15 home-based, infant or toddler slots. Those positions are filled for the September 1st start of a 48 week session. It’ll be available in Grundy, Daviess, Caldwell, Linn, and Putnam Counties.

Head Start will have 59 home based pre-school slots and continue with 153 center-based pre-school slots. The fiscal year 2016 budget will be revised to reflect allocation for early Head Start services. Trustees will meet at noon June 8th regarding a grant application for additional funds for a cost of living allowance and extended hours for center based child attendance.

The trustees’ meeting will be at the Head Start office in Trenton.

There was no executive session meeting Monday evening.