Four resignations were accepted, five employments were approved including two new instructors, and returning instructors were re-employed at last evening’s meeting of the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees.
Resigning were Lynda Snuffer as early childhood development coordinator effective May 12th, Doctor Stephanie Blaine, nursing site coordinator in Maryville effective May 7th; nursing instructor Brenda Austin effective June 30th; and Andrea Brown, Upward Bound academic adviser effective today (April 27)
Hired to be Upward Bound academic adviser was Heather McCollum of Milan.
Full time instructors employed by the college were Lindsay Oram of Columbia to teach psychology and Brittany Page of Farmington, New Mexico to teach English.
Hired as part time or adjunct instructors were Denise Toole of Chillicothe for accounting and Timothy Smith of Harrisonville for the religion class which is part of the humanities program. Smith is interim pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Trenton.
Trustees approved re-employment of 33 other full time faculty for the next academic year. Salaries are to be determined later as part of the budget process.
Revised job descriptions were approved for the TRIO program assistant; early childhood instructor; and four nursing positions at Maryville including a skills lab supervisor and three instructors. Noting all four positions are vacant, College President Neil Nuttall vowed for the college to hire the best possible candidates in order to get the nursing program at Maryville back to a desired enrollment level.
Chief Financial Officer Tyson Otto reported employee health insurance will go up by five point six percent as the college stays with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Otto noted the
maximum out of pocket cost was increased in order to lessen the increase in premium.
With promising news about higher education funding, Doctor Neil Nuttall announced student tuition remains the same at North Central for the next academic year.
The last day of full time duties for College President Nuttall is May 13th. He will be taking paid time off May 16th to the end of his contract June 30th.
Incoming president Doctor Lenny Klaver begins his duties May 16th which allows him to participate in the colleges’ budgeting process for the coming fiscal year. His first board meeting is May 23.
The oaths of office were given to Chris Hoffman and Diane Lowrey. In election of officers, Rob Maloney will be president; Don Dalrymple vice president; Vicki Weaver is the board secretary; and Tyson Otto is treasurer. Each is a two year term of office.
With the college graduations on May 7th at 9 o’clock and 1 o’clock, the student honors brunch, named for Doctor Vicki Wheeler, is at 10:30 that morning at Cross Hall.
Using budgeted funds, trustees approved a low bid for the replacement of 65 mini personal computers; 26 monitors and 21 p-c’s for academic reinforcement center, library, Lager Lab, and staff. The 78 thousand dollars ($78,620) purchase is with CDWG.
Second year payment was authorized for a Microsoft software licenses for all college servers and work stations. This years’ cost is over 39 thousand dollars, ($39,485).
Numerous computer items were designated surplus for an auction. The Head Start grievance policy and internal dispute resolution were approved by college trustees.