NCMC Board of Trustees approve personnel actions

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The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved several personnel actions Tuesday evening.

One action was an increase in salary for several Trio staff members to align with national Trio salary surveys. Student Support Services changes included Stacey Russell’s salary increasing from $24,877 to $27,000 for a 10-month, 80% time contract, John Wilbur’s salary going from $32,476 to $37,000 on a 12-month contract, and Tocarra Williams from $31,290 to $35,250 on an 11-month contract.

Upward Bound changes included Carmen Austin’s salary increasing from $31,209 to $34,250 and Heather McCollum’s going from $37,547 to $39,000. Austin and McCollum’s contract term was also changed from 12 to 11 months.

Chief of Staff Kristi Harris noted the salary increases will come from Trio Grant funds at no cost to NCMC. The changes will be effective as of January 1st, 2020.

A few job descriptions were changed. Those included the renaming the Dean of Extended Campus as the Associate Director of Admissions and the Marketing Director as Marketing Specialist. A few supervision changes were made to the Sports Information and Marketing Coordinator Assistant Coach.

Nate Gamet was approved as the Interim Head Men’s Golf Coach from January 13th to June 30th. He will receive a stipend for $1,875 as compensation. Jessica Standiford of Princeton was hired as an adjunct instructor for massage therapy courses beginning this spring. Megan Ruffier was hired as a cook for the Green Hills Head Start Brookfield A location.

Custodian Gary Boyle’s retirement was accepted effective February 28th, and Nursing Instructor Deanna Scroggie’s resignation was accepted effective June 30th.

The board also approved Head Start surplus items, including three laptops, one monitor, and two CPUs. The items will be sent for recycling, as they are defective.

Head Start Director Sue Ewigman reported this is the last week for Head Start’s fiscal year. There are several training sessions coming up, including Child Plus, class training, and map training. She explained the map training is a general overview of the Head Start program, and everyone but two staff members plan to attend the week-long training in April. The other two staff members hope to go to MAP training in the future.

Head Start Director Janet Gott reported work on the new Trenton facility has been slow lately, and they hope to start purchasing things like flooring soon. There is one position open at the Chillicothe Center.

Vice President of Student Affairs Doctor Kristen Alley reported Katie Blanchard and Cash Miller have been chosen to attend the Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum. The same group of administrative management professionals (AMPs) will work both commencement ceremonies this year, and the other half will work the ceremonies next year. Commencement information is to be put on Blackboard.

Preferred Family Healthcare decided to no longer have counseling on campus because not many students were using the service.

The Science Olympiad will be held on February 8th. Board of Trustees President Don Dalrymple noted seven schools will participate.

Vice President for Academic Affairs Doctor Tristan Londre reported the Trio Student Support Services Grant application for renewal of the program was submitted recently, and work will be done on a Talent Search Grant next.

President Doctor Lenny Klaver said NCMC wants to recruit for a digital media program. He attended the Wright Memorial Hospital Board Annual Meeting and said the hospital has turned around its finances in the last few years. He called the hospital system “strong.”

Members of the Ag Club gave a report. Club Member Jacob Butler said the group plans to have a livestock judging team next year. NCMC will be the only community college in Missouri to offer a livestock judging team.

Andy George reported an Agriculture Operations Technology Certificate will be offered at NCMC, which is endorsed by MFA Incorporated. It will allow students to earn a one-year certificate and an opportunity for an apprenticeship and full-time employment with MFA.

Calvin Basham is the State Professional Agricultural Student Organization president, and he wants to run for a national office. Katie Blanchard noted FFA members will attend a contest day at NCMC March 19th starting at 9:30 in the morning.

After an executive session Tuesday evening, the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees unanimously approved extending the employment contract of the college president.

Doctor Lenny Klaver’s contract was extended by one year, making it effective through June 30th, 2024. His salary is to be set as part of the budget process.