NCMC Board Of Trustees Meeting Report

Date 2014/5/30 4:04:08 | Topic: News

Personnel decisions highlighted last evenings' meeting of trustees for North Central Missouri College.
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This includes internal transfers for three current employees; three resignations; and full time employment of two persons and another part-time.

Trustees approved Doctor Jamie Hooyman for a newly-designed title and job description: “vice president of institutional effectiveness” effective July 1st. Her salary
will be 87-thousand, 500 dollars. In effect, she'll take the place of vice president of
instruction and student services, Doctor James Gardner, who's retiring next month.

Doctor Hooyman has been dean of instruction the last seven years and served one year
as an associate dean. In the new budget year, the college will not have an associate dean.

Jenna Vandel was hired as criminal justice / sociology instructor effective in August. She has been advising coordinator in student services. Jamie Cunningham transfers to
cashier / admissions. She's been Mo Health Wins recruitment and advisement specialist.

Beginning June 16th as the advising and testing coordinator is Lori Holder of King City who's described as relocating to the Trenton area. Vel McClanahan of Pollock was employed as of July 1st for the 11 month skills lab supervisor and nursing instructor. Todd Blanton of Cainsville was hired for part-time adjunct instructor inindustrial technology and alternative energy programs at the college.

Annabelle Smith resigns as of May 30th as library assistant; Leah Brinser resigns as of June 14th as office of development assistant; and Pat Johnson resigns as of June 30th
as a Head Start teacher at Bethany. N-C-M-C sponsors the Head Start program.

Trustees approved use of Mo Manufacturing Wins grant funds to purchase welding equipment from Airgas USA at Macon. The bid of nearly 38 thousand ($37,858) was the lowest of three received. Initially, the welding equipment is to be used at the colleges' Chillicothe outreach location-- the Grand River Technical School.

Two purchases are related to information technology for North Central.

The third year of a campus software agreement with Microsoft was renewed for 34 thousand dollars. And 22 thousand dollars is the cost for Veeam backup software to replace the backup the college has been using. It was the lowest of three bids.

Funds for both CDWG purchases come from information technology services budget.

Trustees held their first reading on a board policy manual change pertaining to procedures regarding investment of C-D's and money markets.

College President Neil Nuttall discussed several topics including reference to what he termed a very tight college budget anticipated for the fiscal year beginning in July due in part to projected increases in utility costs and health insurance. He also discussed a need to develop a “strategic enrollment plan”; to re-design the college website to make it more “user-friendly” for students; and waiting on Governor Nixon's action pertaining to higher education funding and its potential impact on the budget.

Marcy Cutsinger last evening presented her annual report to the trustees on student support services and Upward Bound.



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