New Year Begins For Iowa Lakes Trustees
ESTHERVILLE – The Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College began their new year during a meeting Oct. 14, in Estherville. The meeting started with the acceptance of the election results followed by the adjournment of the old board.
The new board meeting was officially called to order at which time incumbent board members Pat Kibbie, Bud Kyle, Jan Lund, and Susan Zulk were administered the oath of office.
Other official business included the re-election of Jack Tatman as President of the Iowa Lakes Trustees, and Jan Lund was re-elected to the position of Vice President. Clark Marshall was elected to serve as secretary; Bob L’Heureux was selected treasurer; Scot Bauermeister of the Fitzgibbons Law Firm will serve as attorney; Jan Lund and Lynn Kueck were chosen to represent the college at the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees as delegate and alternate, respectively; two students (Jeff Cartmill and Nicole Li) will serve on the Finance Committee; and the Trustees received their committee assignments for the upcoming year.
The featured Iowa Lakes Report for October included students in leadership positions. The college has student senators at each campus–in Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer, and Spirit Lake. Those at the meeting introduced themselves, talked about why they’re glad they selected Iowa Lakes, and shared some of their goals for the coming year. Also being introduced at the meeting were the resident assistants. These are students who serve as college housing supervisors.
Graduate assistants were also introduced. The graduate assistants help with college housing and academics, as well as serve as an assistant coach in a sport. They include: Brad Stockton of Williamsburg, assistant wrestling; James Rollins of West Deptford, N.J., assistant wrestling; Ashley Martin of Ames, assistant women’s basketball; Sunying Ling from Shanghai, China, assistant volleyball; and Erin Jones of Cedar Rapids, assistant softball. All of the graduate assistants are pursuing a master’s degree through Iowa State University.
Also during the meeting, Julie Carlson, Dean of Enrollment Management, reported that the Certified Enrollment for this fall has been turned into the state as of the last day of October. Enrollment is at 32,454 credit hours. That number is slightly different than the data projected earlier, yet still shows an increase in credit hours.
In other business, Delaine Hiney, Executive Director of Facilities Management, addressed the Trustees concerning several projects. Specifications are still being developed for a proposed addition to the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology building. The specs should be completed by the November or December Trustee meeting. When finished, a date will be set for bids to be submitted.
The wrestling facility is now complete, however the mats were damaged during the flooding earlier this year and will not arrive until later this month. An open house has been set for Nov. 11.