Road Improvement and Survey Results the Topic at March Board Meeting

 

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In his report to trustees at their March 4 meeting, Dr. Jon Bauer, president of East Central College, noted some of the highlights from a community survey that was conducted in January. “ We received the final draft from The Warren Poll and have had an opportunity to review some of the findings,” Bauer said.

 

“The survey found that 92 percent of respondents described the quality of education at ECC as ‘excellent’ or ‘good.’ Approximately 98 percent felt the college was conveniently located, and just over 78 percent described ECC tuition as ‘inexpensive’ or ‘very inexpensive.’”

 

Bauer stated that the top three reasons respondents felt that students chose to attend ECC were convenience, affordability, and academic offerings.  He noted that a more complete report will be presented to the board in April, and the full results of the survey will be shared at that time.

 

Bauer also informed trustees about his recent meeting with officials from the City of Union regarding planned improvements to Prairie Dell Road. “The city will have funds available this fall for the widening of a section of Prairie Dell Road,” he said.  “We discussed traffic issues associated with entering and leaving campus.”

 

In other action trustees approved the purchase of a Dell storage unit to support the virtual server until for the Computer Information Systems Program.  Seventy-five percent of the $18,064 purchase would be reimbursed to the college through Vocational Enhancement Grant funds. 

 

The Missouri Vocational  Enhancement Grant is a competitive grant administered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

 
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