The East Central College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to award a contract extension to President Dr. Jon Bauer at the June 14, 2017 meeting. Approved following an executive session, the extension will run through June 30, 2020 with any change in salary commensurate with raises provided to all employees in fiscal years 2019 and 2020.
Bauer recently completed his fifth year as ECC president.
Board of Trustees President Ann Hartley commented that Dr. Bauer has provided outstanding leadership in his tenure at the college. “Dr. Bauer has a passion for East Central College and the community it serves,” said Hartley. “He brings integrity, dignity and accountability to the position, and the Board of Trustees believes he will continue moving the college in a positive direction.”
“Serving as president is an honor and a privilege,” said Dr. Bauer. “I am humbled by the extension, and I look forward to serving the college as we go through our accreditation process and celebrate our golden anniversary in the next few years.”
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.