Eight persons were hired, including a dean of instruction, at yesterdays' meeting of the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees.
One resignation and one retirement were accepted.
Beginning August 4th, Doctor Sharon Weiser of Marshall becomes dean of instruction with an annual salary of 74-thousand, 636 dollars. She's been employed the past four years at Missouri Valley College in Marshall where she was vice president of academic affairs since 2012. She plans to relocate to Trenton. Doctor Weiser replaces Dr. Jamie Hooyman who became vice president of North Central upon the retirement this summer of Dr. James Gardner.
Hired as Level One nursing instructors for the Maryville campus were Janet Nelson of Stewartsville and Deanna Scroggie of Parnell. Ms. Nelson is director of nursing at King City Manor. Ms. Scroggie has been employed as a nurse with the North Nodaway school district. Nursing instructor Debbie Herring resigned her position at Maryville when she chose not to seek a masters' degree.
Other employments approved were Tricia Key of Trenton as the office of development assistant; Jayne Meservey of Chula as library assistant; and Ellen Haley of Chillicothe as adjunct instructor in Spanish. Hired as Head Start teachers were Stacie Foster at the Bethany center and Tiffany White at Brookfield. Retiring was Ellen Hodgewho was health and nutrition coordinator at the Trenton office for Green Hills Head Start. She has been employed with Head Start since 1991.
Trustees approved a Barton campus expense of 56 thousand dollars for industrial technology equipment that is a portable system for training at work sites. Funding is through the MoManufacturingWins grant.
The first reading was held on a proposed change in board policy allowed for staff to use some of their sick leave as a flexible leave. The second reading comes at next months' board meeting. The August meeting will begin with the annual tax levy hearing at 5:15 on Tuesday August 26th.
Chief financial officer Tyson Otto presented the student debt report including the colleges' efforts on collections. He praised Whitney Bingham for her work.
Development Officer Teresa Cross reported donations have been committed for three memorial benches at the Barton campus; with three more initially available.
She stated the gifts in action scholarship campaign has topped 333 thousand 500 dollars
in donations and pledges. Mrs. Cross announced fifteen international students are to be
involved with the college alumni gala in October using a theme: ‚Äúpassport to the world.‚ÄĚ
College President Neil Nuttall discussed recent gubernatorial vetoes and the with-holding of state revenue destined for community colleges including North Central.
In addition to uncertainty on state funding, Doctor Nuttall also expressed concerns for
new requirements on the testing for teachers; and the eligibility of certain students for A-plus incentive funding. Trustees also met in executive session for legal, real estate, and personnel last evening.