October 9, 2017

A few updates this week, as we are at the midpoint of the fall semester: Board Meeting Each October, prior to the monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees, we have the wonderful opportunity to recognize employees who have reached milestones of service with East Central College. This past Monday employees with five, 10, 15, […]

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September 22, 2017

The new Leadership Council recently met for the first time, the beginning of a group that I anticipate will prove tremendously beneficial for East Central College. Comprising the leaders of the college’s employee groups, members of the administrative team, and me, the Council will have the responsibility for identifying important strategic issues and developing plans […]

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September 8, 2017

One of the tenets of any organization committed to quality improvement is to use data, not intuition. Our Mission states that “as a learning organization, the College will preserve and enhance its commitment to continuous quality improvement. As a planning institution, the College will make decisions informed by data.” I was reminded of the importance […]

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August 29, 2017

I want to take this opportunity to update you on the monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees. The board met last night, both for purposes of setting the annual tax levy, as well as the regular agenda. The tax rate adopted by the board will remain unchanged from last year, at 37 cents per […]

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August 18, 2017

The start of the academic year is always special, and this year will be even more memorable because it coincides with the solar eclipse. This once-in-a-lifetime event will be spectacular, as we are right in the path of totality. Hundreds of thousands of people, perhaps over a million, are expected to be coming to Missouri […]

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August 11, 2017

As we approach the start of the 2017-18 academic year, I am excited about the coming year and eager to tackle the work that’s in front of us. This is a momentous time for the college. In the coming year we will host a team from the Higher Learning Commission for our Comprehensive Quality Review. […]

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