Woodrow joins Board of Trustees
Appointed Kelly Woodrow to the RLC Board of Trustees to fill the vacancy left by Dr. Donald Mitchell. Woodrow's term will remain in effect until the next election for the Board of Trustees.
Born in Hamilton County, Woodrow has operated the family farm for 30 years. The business started with his father and continues with Woodrow and his two sons, Justin and Jason Woodrow. They, as well as daughter Kelsey, attended RLC.
“I’m looking forward to serving the college the best I can,” Woodrow said. He added that his first goal is to look after the interests of the college and the taxpayers in Hamilton County. He served on the Hamilton County Board for eight years and was recommended by former RLC Trustee and current Hamilton County Board Chairman Dr. Donald Mitchell.
Woodrow also has served on the Southeastern Development Board in Harrisburg, the Wabash Area Development Corporation Board of Directors and the Beaver Creek Township Board of Trustees. He said he was approached by RLC Board Chairman Dave Edmison and long-standing Trustee Marvin Scott about representing Hamilton County on the RLC Board.
“They say to get someone who will do a good job, you need to find a busy person,” Edmison said. “We have certainly found that in Kelly Woodrow.”
Woodrow lives in Hamilton County with his wife, Shelley. Daughter Kelsey Woodrow is set to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., this spring.
Schwarze becomes Student Trustee
Learned that Kody Schwarze was elected Student Trustee. He will be seated at the April board meeting. The Agricultural Mechanics major is a 2009 graduate of Valmeyer High School. He replaces outgoing Student Trustee Samantha York.
Employee transfer approved
Approved the transfer of Jo Ann Dick to Coordinator of Special Projects from Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Career Technical Instruction. A revised job description for the Coordinator position also was approved.
Three-decade veteran Davis retires
Accepted with regret the retirement resignation of Phyllis Davis, Administrative Assistant to the Physical Plant, effective Feb. 28, 2010. "I will always treasure my friends and co-workers that I have made over the years and thank the administration and the board for the opportunities you have provided me," Davis wrote. She had been employed full-time at RLC since March 1981.
Two issues tabled
Tabled a resolution authorizing the issuance of general obligation alternate revenue bonds, and tabled an action item regarding the termination of the contract with the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide post-secondary vocational programs at Big Muddy River and Pinckneyville correctional centers effective July 1, 2010.
In other business, the board ...
• Created new policy and procedure regarding recycling, waste reduction and procurement of recycled products (second reading).
• Approved four new courses and authorized their submission to the Illinois Community College Board for action. These are Continuing Education courses: Special Topics in Health Care; Special Topics in Radiology; Special Topics in Emergency Services; and Special Topics in Environmental Sustainability.
• Approved revisions to board policy regarding the tenured and tenure-track faculty and staff seniority list (first reading) and to board procedure regarding employee evaluations, excluding full-time faculty (first reading).
Mark your calendars …
• Culinary Arts Dinner Series, "A Season in Spain," 6 p.m. Friday, March 19, Private Dining Area in the Student Center. Meals are $20 per person by reservation only. Call 618-437-5321, Ext. 1261 for reservations.
• Great Collaborators Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, RLC Theatre.
• Culinary Arts Dinner Series, "A Taste of Tuscany," 6 p.m. Friday, March 26, Private Dining Area in the Student Center. Meals are $20 per person by reservation only. Call 618-437-5321, Ext. 1261 for reservations.
• RLC Spring Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22, RLC Theatre.
• Commencement, Friday, May 14, RLC Gymnasium.