Spoon River College Board of Trustees March Meeting Summary

With no action items on the agenda other than the Consent items, the Spoon River College Board of Trustees heard several reports, and discussed how best to fill three faculty positions that will soon be available, plus possible changes to the Agriculture program.

Carol Davis, vice-president of Community Outreach and SRC Foundation director, reported the annual President’s Reception will be held May 1 to honor Foundation donors, plus three new named endowed scholarships: Susanna Wood Memorial Scholarship; Marge Saville Memorial Scholarship; and Bradley K. Watson Scholarship. In addition, Davis reported on three new start-up named endowed scholarships: The Shauna Helle Memorial CF Scholarship and two new flow-through scholarships: Canton Area Chamber of Commerce and Fulton County Retired Teachers’ Association.

Davis also said that a Job Fair the College is partnering on would be held at the Donaldson Center on April 23 from 12-2 p.m.

Mike Denum, dean of career and technical education, reported on changes in curriculum that have been made in some of the existing career programs and on proposals for future career programs.

Student trustee Scott Anderson introduced Josh Webb of Astoria, who has been elected as the student trustee for the 2014-15 academic year. Anderson also reported that four SRC students were selected to be part of the All-Illinois Academic Team, and will be honored at a banquet in Springfield on Tuesday, April 1. They are Amanda Wrenn and Arlen Kuzekov from the Macomb Campus, and Katelyn Riehl and Scott Anderson from the Canton Campus.

Complete minutes from board of trustee meetings are available on the Spoon River College website at www.src.edu.