NCMC Board of Trustees meet

Ketcham Community Center in Trenton will have a new facility manager next month. North Central Missouri College Trustees last evening hired Nathan Gamet, originally from Princeton.

He’ll begin April 11th and has a salary of 48 thousand, 500 dollars. Gamet has been employed at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma eight years where he’s coached men’s basketball including head coach for the past three years.

The college hired Jeffrey Grell of Corvalis, Oregon to teach chemistry and physics beginning in August. Eric Tyhurst of Bethany was hired as adjunct math and economics instructor. Trustees re-employed Doctor Jamie Hooyman as college vice president of

institutional effectiveness and Tyson Otto as chief financial officer and director of operations. Salaries for the next fiscal year at to be determined.

Upon recommendation of the faculty, retiring math instructor Melody Shipley was granted professor emeritus status. Jacob Bottcher resigned his job as a computer network administrator to take employment in a business at Bethany.

Presidential candidate Jon Marshall of Iola, Kansas – who was in Trenton yesterday meeting with college students, staff and public – attended the NCMC board meeting. He was to be interviewed last evening in an executive closed session.

Another candidate for college president is to be interviewed during the Trustees special meeting, an executive session scheduled next Tuesday March 29th at 6:30. Trustees will meet with the NCMC Foundation May 9th and rescheduled the May board meeting to Monday the 23rd of May.

Trustees of North Central Missouri College approved a two percent increase for room and board rates for students living on campus at the two dorms. Dean of Students Doctor Kristen Alley, reported the higher amounts are due to projected increases in utility costs, consumer price index, and cost comparisons with other community colleges. There was no increase in room rates last year.

North Central will incur a two point six percent contractual increase in rates next year for services provided by Great Western Dining. Rates are for single and double occupancy plus 12 and 17 meals per week plans. College President Neil Nuttall indicated he may recommend next month a modest one dollar increase in tuition credit hours.

Trustees selected Joe Devorss construction of Trenton to build the Hoffman and Robbins shelter house at the Barton farm campus. The cost is 25 thousand dollars. Money comes from funds donated in memory of Charles Hoffman and Bill Robbins. Tech Electronics of Columbia

was selected to install fire alarm and mass notification system at Alexander Student Center.

The cost tops 22 thousand dollars. It was noted this company did similar installations in other campus buildings. Geyer Hall restoration was described as on schedule if not ahead of schedule with the new windows to arrive next week.

The college received 234 thousand dollars from a land auction of the Covey estate with most of it going toward Geyer Hall. Jamie Hooyman recognized efforts by Karla McCollum in recruiting online students from the Bahamas.

Marcy Cutsinger discussed the annual Upward Bound and student support services TRIO programs. Teresa Cross discussed plans for a “day of celebration” April 28th as well as 175 thousand dollars in student scholarships to be awarded by the NCMC Foundation.

It was reported college president Neil Nuttall and ag instructor Rustin Jumps are to receive honorary state farmer degrees at Missouri FFA Convention April 22nd in Columbia.