Planning Committee

The East Central College Strategic Planning Committee will lead the efforts to develop East Central’s strategic plan in coordination with CampusWorks’ strategic planning consultants. The Committee reports to the College President.

The Committee’s purpose is to:

  • Engage the College and its constituents in the planning process
  • Gather and analyze data
  • Develop strategies and objectives
  • Set short and long-term goals
  • Develop an implementation plan

Tri-Chairs:

  • Megan Elbert, Exec. Admin. Assistant to VP of Student Development
  • Wendy Pecka, Assistant Prof, Psychology 
  • Michelle Smith, Exec. Director, Institutional Effectiveness

Committee Members:

  • Duane Clonts, Instructor, Industrial Engineering
  • Bill Cunningham, Professor, Sociology
  • Coreen Derifield, Instructor, Poli Sci/History
  • Nathan Esbeck, Instructor, Industrial Engineering
  • Tom Fitts, Assoc. Professor, EMS
  • Jenifer Goodson, Instructor, EMS
  • Parvadha Govindaswamy, Assoc. Prof, Biology
  • Sue Henderson, Asst. Professor, English
  • Rachel Howard, Instructor, Psych/Soc
  • Chris Swanson, Instructor, Theatre
  • Adam Watkins, Asst. Professor, Art/Program Coord. Fine & Performing Arts
  • Suzanne Shelton, Adjunct Instructor/AEL Instructor
  • Carol Bailie, Payroll Specialist
  • Amy DeMiere, Fine Arts Program Assistant
  • Tim Derifield, Learning Center Specialist
  • Lisa Epple, Career Services Assistant
  • Becki Heimann, Student Services Specialist
  • Justin Kavanagh, Testing Center Clerk
  • Angie Siebert, Foundation Admin. Assistant
  • Amy Sisk, Testing & Advising Assistant
  • Alison Tucker, Learning Center Specialist
  • Christina Ayres, Director, Rolla Campus
  • Anne Boehmer, Dean of Instruction
  • J C Crane, Admissions Director
  • Michelle Branton, Developmental Ed Director
  • Karen Griffin, Financial Aid Director
  • Wendy Hartmann, HR Director
  • Stephanie Hebert, Business Analyst, Enrollment Services
  • Courtney Henrichsen, Campus Life & Leadership Coordinator
  • Sarah Johnson, Associate Director, Financial Aid.
  • Karen Klos, Instructional Design Specialist
  • Jenny Kuchem, Counselor
  • Paul Lampe, Advising & Counseling Director
  • Bethany Lohden, Director Institutional Research
  • Kristin Milligan, Assoc. Director, Learning Center
  • Dana Riegel, Research Analyst
  • Jay Scherder, Public Relations Director
  • Alice Whalen, AEL Director
  • Jon Bauer, President 
  • Joel Doepker, VP External Relations
  • Heath Martin, VP Student Development
  • Phil Pena, VP Finance & Administrative Srvcs.
  • Robyn Walter, VP Academic Affairs
  • Ann Hartley, ECC Board President