NCMC Trustees preview plan for next 4 years

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

Personnel matters were handled during last night’s meeting of North Central Missouri College Trustees.

Agriculture Instructor David Nowland submitted his resignation, effective at the end of his contract. He plans to join his wife in retirement. Nowland has been an ag instructor the past 14 years at North Central.

Anthony Alexander is resigning as of December 2nd as online services administrator andMelissa Spencer plans to resign effective January 31 as an academic adviser and testing coordinator.

Trustees approved a salary increase for long time college bookstore manager Cecilia Marsh. Her new annual salary will be $48,000 an increase of $9,000 allowing Ms. Marsh to have a salary more in line with others in a similar position and to meet the fair labor standard act and its effect on overtime pay.

Trustees approved an 18 month, non-renewable, grant funded position for someone to teach developmental math courses. Curriculum development would begin in January as the person hired would prepare math faculty to scale up Math co-requisite courses.

Laura Stulz of King City was hired as a nursing clinical instructor.

Trustees approved an additional fee allowing students to access Tel-a-Doc for health services and consultation which was recommended by the NCMC student senate. The cost will be $25 for each Spring and Fall semester, $10 for the Summer.

Trustees declared a four-page list as surplus property most of which involves furniture moved out of Geyer Hall and instructional technology equipment not needed.

A first reading was held by the board on an employee orientation policy.

North Central Missouri College President Lenny Klaver previewed what he called a comprehensive strategic plan covering the next four years. Trustees of the college last evening previewed the document with a more formal draft of the plan anticipated for a meeting early next year.

Doctor Klaver said 25 focus groups have been meeting with college leaders comprising a strategic planning council. After committing to principles to guide thoughts and actions, an analysis was made to recognize strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Five initiatives were identified. They pertain to academic excellence, student success, enrollment growth, the campus and community, and the culture of responsibility. Twenty goals have been set. Task forces are working on objectives to meet the goals. Doctor Klaver stressed academic excellence will always be the anchor. Student success, he said, will compliment that. In the focus on growth, Doctor Klaver noted a target of having 2000 students by year 2020.

NCMC plans to host a legislative forum December 2 in Cross Hall.

There’s a meet and greet at 10:30, the forum starts at 11 o’clock and a 12 noon private luncheon for invited elected officials attending to meet Doctor Klaver’s cabinet and the Trustees.

Others presenting reports at last evening’s board meeting included Director of Athletics Steve Richman who discussed the sports teams, their schedules, coaches, and rosters. Green Hills Head Start Director Bev Hooker reported a board training meeting will be December 8 at the central office in Trenton.