East Central College trustees voted unanimously to award a one-year contract extension to College President Dr. Jon Bauer. The new contract, approved following an executive session at the board’s July 21 meeting, will run through June 30, 2019.
Bauer recently completed his fourth year as ECC president.
Ann Hartley, president of the board of trustees, stated that Dr. Bauer has provided outstanding leadership since taking over as president in 2012. “His many years of experience at the college prior to becoming president have been invaluable in the smooth operation of the organization and the administration of the college budget,” Hartley said. “Dr. Bauer is respected by his peers across the state and is very active in the community on behalf of the college.”
“Serving as president is a privilege and I am pleased that the board has decided to extend my contract,” Bauer said. “The next three years will be important for the college as we carry out construction, go through our accreditation process, and celebrate our golden anniversary.”
Bauer is the college’s sixth president, succeeding Donald Shook, Charles Novak, Dale Gibson, Karen Herzog and Ed Jackson. On two occasions Fred Davis served as interim president of the college.