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College trustees dealt with a number of personnel matters at their August 26, 2013 meeting.

 

Doug Houston was hired as director of information technology.  Since 2007 he has been employed as assistant network administrator at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff.  Houston served in the U.S. Navy for six years where he completed electronics training through Naval Technical Training Station-Corry Station.  Since his discharge in 1994 he has worked in IT positions for several technology firms.

 

Eric Clapper was promoted to the position of high school relations coordinator.  Clapper has worked in Student Services at ECC for the past two years.  He earned his AA degree from ECC and a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. 

 

Joining the math faculty is Mark McGhee.  In addition to teaching mathematics at Block Yeshiva High School in St. Louis for the past six years, he also served as an adjunct instructor at St. Louis Community College since 2009.  After receiving a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wheaton College, McGhee went on to the University of Missouri-St. Louis to obtain a master’s degree in math.

 

Elizabeth Long was hired as nursing instructor and coordinator of the LPN to RN bridge program at ECC in Rolla.  Long obtained her associate degree in nursing from Chattanooga State and graduated with her BSN from Jacksonville State University.  For the past four years she was administrator of the Waynesville School of Practical Nursing.  Additional work experience includes serving as school nurse for the Waynesville R-VI School District and RN charge nurse at Dixon Nursing and Rehabilitation and Brynn Marr Hospital.

 

Taking over the coordination of Workforce Investment Act youth program is Mary Kay Berry.  She worked at ECC as transcript auditor from 1993 to 1997.  Since 2009 she has been employed as a workforce development specialist at the Missouri Career Center in Washington.  Berry graduated from the University of Central Missouri, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology.

 

College trustees also okayed a request for up to 200 hours in unpaid maternity leave for Dana Riegel. 

 

Employment of part-time instructors for the 2013 fall semester was also approved.

 

In other action, board members reaffirmed the conflict of interest policy as required by the Missouri Ethics Commission.

 

Criminal Background Check Policy

 

Trustees were presented with a proposed new board policy dealing with criminal background checks.  ECC will conduct a criminal background check on all new full-time employees before they are employed, and on other applicants for part-time employment as the college deems necessary.  Adoption of the policy is expected at the October board meeting.

 
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