New VP of Student Services named
Employed Charley Holstein as Vice President of Student Services effective Jan. 7. Holstein holds a Master of Arts Degree in Management / Human Resources from Webster University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice / Pre-Law from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
Holstein retired from the United States Army after 18 years, serving from 1989 to 2007, and recently served as Deputy Director of Human Resources. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Ervin joins Liberal Arts Division
Employed Joseph Ervin as a full-time English Instructor effective January 7. This position was vacated by the recent retirement of long-time English Professor Mike Mullen. Ervin holds a Master of Arts Degree in English and American Literature from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literature from Eastern Michigan University. He has been a part-time instructor at RLC since August and also has served as a teaching assistant in English at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a part-time online instructor for the Community College of Denver. He previously taught part-time at Front Range Community College in Denver and at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs.
May earns industrial contract
Converted William May, temporary full-time instructor in the Emergency Medical Technician program, to an industrial contract effective Dec. 15. The move is beneficial in allowing the Allied Health Division to employ May in both the EMT program and the American Heart Association Training Center.
New position created
Created the position of Financial / Program Improvement Specialist for Project CHILD / Child Care Resource and Referral, approved the accompanying job description and granted permission to advertise internally to fill the position. Project CHILD recently was informed it would be receiving additional funds from the Illinois Department of Human Services to support the new Quality Rating System which was implemented in July. The new system necessitates extensive data entry tasks.
Collins becomes temporary full-time Heavy Equipment Technology Instructor
Appointed Jeff Collins as a temporary full-time Heavy Equipment Technology Instructor during the Spring 2008 semester. Collins has experience as a part-time instructor at RLC.
D&D wins Automotive equipment bid
Accepted the low bid of $33,776.20 from D&D Equipment Sales of Cobden, Ill., for the Automotive Technology Alignment System. D&D was the lowest of three bids received.
Used equipment to be purchased for programs
Authorized the purchase of a used Caterpillar Challenger 75C for the Heavy Equipment Technology and Agricultural Mechanics programs. The item is necessary for the instruction and accreditation of the Heavy Equipment Technology program and also assists in the instruction of the Agricultural Mechanics program. The cost is $20,000.
In other business, the board ...
• Revised administrative procedures concerning retirement and sick leave. The early retirement option was removed because it is no longer available in the state of Illinois.
• Approved a board policy regarding laptop computer usage.
• Revised the job description for the Provider Services Coordinator for Child Care Resource and Referral.