CCCC board ratifies reorganization adjustments
Reorganization adjustments and personnel changes announced by president Dr. Adrian Douglas earlier this month were ratified by the Cloud County Community College board of trustees during a special meeting on Wednesday afternoon.
The 4-2 vote to ratify the changes came after three separate executive sessions for the discussing of non-elected personnel.
Board members Greg Askren and Larry Henry voted against the motion.
Douglas, in an email sent to staff, announced the reorganizational adjustments and personnel changes which included establishing a new position of vice president of academic affairs & student success, effective May 18.
The new position will combine the duties of the vice president of academic affairs and the vice president of student affairs.
It reduces the number of college vice presidents from three to two.
Nancy Zenger-Beneda served as vice president of academic affairs and Pedro Leite was hired as vice president of student affairs in May.
All areas of the college that reported to the vice president of academic affairs will report to the person hired to the newly created position.
The position of vice president of academic affairs & student success was posted internally.
Douglas, in the email announcement, stated that the changes yield a net savings of approximately $100,000.
As part of the restructuring, the position of associate vice president of planning and assessment, left vacant with the departure of Marc Malone, will not be filled.
The hiring learning commission liaison duties handled by Malone will be assumed by the vice president of academic affairs & student success.
Also during the meeting, the board met with Douglas, and director of human resources Chris Wilson in executive session for a hearing with Zenger-Beneda, who had been the vice president for academic affairs since July 2017, following the announcement by the college that her administrator contract would not be renewed.
College attorney Justin Ferrell gave an overview of Kansas statute regarding non-renewals during the meeting.
Askren made a motion to meet in executive session for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel with Wilson, vice president for academic affairs Amber Knoettgen and Ferrell. Askren then withdrew the motion for a lack of second.
The board then met in three separate executive sessions, totaling 50 minutes, for the purpose of discussing non-elected personnel prior to ratifying the reorganizational adjustments and personnel changes.