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Posted on 08 October 2014 by admin

Chancellor profile finalized, student award winner, upcoming music showcase and more campus news

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The Chancellor Profile has been approved at the Sept. 25 board meeting, and the application process has started.

The Board of Trustees and the Chancellor Search Committee along with the president of Gold Hill Associates Dr. Preston Pulliams have taken people’s opinions of what they would like to see in a chancellor from the public forums, and have created a Chancellor Profile.

The profile can be viewed publicly on STLCC’s website. It has four minimum qualifications, which include a doctorate degree and administrative experience ,along with 14 expected qualities of the potential chancellor.

According to STLCC Board of Trustees Chair Craig Larson, the targeted deadline for receiving all applications is Jan. 18, 2015.

The Search Committee will then take over the job of reviewing the applications.

They will choose a handful of applicants who will be personally interviewed.

Pulliams will be working directly with the Board and the Search Committee to assist the process.

“We wanted a person that would really focus on our search personally,” Larson said.

Dr. Pulliams has been president of Gold Hill Associates for three years.

He has three other associates who work for the company, doing the same job of consulting other schools.

“We do about seven to eight searches a year,” Pulliams said.

STLCC is hisfourth school this year.

Student contest winner receives gift card

Monique S. Pennermon was announced as the winner of the $25 gift card to the Meramec Bookstore. Pennermon participated in the Business Services office Customer Service Survey. Results of the survey will be used by the Business Services office to improve processes that impact customer relations and ultimately improve the student experience. The Meramec Business Office appreciates the input from all the students who participated.

STLCC tax rate remains

The STLCC Board of Trustees voted to keep the property tax rate for 2014 at 22 cents at the Sept. 25 meeting. The tax rate for STLCC remains unchanged per $100 assessed valuation in accordance with the statutory provisions regarding tax rate settings.

The revised tax rate will be certified by the State Auditor’s office.

Student art displays domestic violence

In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, students in Professors Tim Linder and Cindy Epperson’s class will be creating awareness posters on intimate partner violence.

The posters will be displayed around campus from Oct. 27 to 31. The Counseling Department will also provide educational materials about domestic violence throughout the week.

Music department hosts fall concerts

The Meramec Symphonic Band and Orchestra perform the fall 2014 instrumental showcase at 3 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Meramec Theatre.

The Meramec Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Voices of Magic perform their showcase concert at 3 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Meramec Theatre, highlighting a variety of classical and contemporary works.

Meramec hosts author, educator Victor Rios

Author and educator Victor Rios will present “Punitive Social Control, the Youth Control Complex and Restorative Justice” at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Meramec Theatre.

Rios’s presentation will explore how juvenile crime policies and criminalization affects the everyday lives of urban youth in the United States.

The presentation is sponsored by the Global Studies program and is free and open to the public.

‘Snappin Sistas’ perform

The ‘Snappin Sistas’ will host a photography lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in Lecture Hall Room 103.

The presentation, “Secret Spots for Photo Opps,” is part of the Peterson Lecture Series sponsored by STLCC-Meramec.


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