A meeting for life savers
By: Katie Hayes
The most recent Board of Trustees meeting was held at the William J. Harrison Education Center on Sept. 29, 2016.
Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration Paul Zinck presented the STLCC Tax Rate Hearing, which needed approval by Oct. 1. Administration recommended 21.85 cents for every 100 dollars of assessed property value in 2016. The tax rate is the third lowest of all community colleges in Missouri. The rate was approved.
Eleven students, three Meramec campus police officers and the campus dispatcher were honored for assisting former Adjunct Professor Gene Rauscher in June during his Music Appreciation class after he collapsed. The ambulance was called and Rauscher is alive due to the actions of those honored at the meeting.
In 2012, the STLCC Foundation adopted a three-year strategic plan to raise $3 million in three years and exceeded their goal by 11 percent.
In addition, STLCC Foundation increased employee participation from 11 percent to 31 percent.
The STLCC Foundation waited to present another three-year strategic plan to align theirs with the one Chancellor Pittman unveiled Aug. 31 for 2017-20.
Board Chair Joan McGivney thanked the STLCC Foundation for its work.
Zinck spoke a second time during the meeting and announced that enrollment increased by 0.8 percent from last year.
“At the end of July, we were concerned enrollment would decline by as much as 8 percent,” Zinck said. “We had faculty volunteer to call students to get them enrolled and keep them enrolled.”
Pittman introduced Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Anthony Cruz at the meeting as well.
The Board approved the Aug. 18 meeting minutes, which are now available online.