August 10, 2005
Several new employees join Cowley College staff
Cowley College has hired several new employees during the past few months as the college prepares for the opening of fall classes Aug. 18.
Nearly every area of the college will see either a new face or a shuffling of responsibilities. Following is a list of the new employees hired since the April 2005 Board of Trustees meeting, and other personnel changes:
Nancy Ayers has been promoted from part time to full time as a math instructor on the northern campuses. Ayers had served Cowley for many years as a part-time math instructor.
Troy Brooke is the new automotive lab assistant at the Mulvane Industrial Technology Center. Since May 2004, he was a General Motors technician at Don Hattan Chevrolet in Wichita.
Chris Cannon, a member of Cowley College’s first Mobile Intensive Care Technician graduating class, is the new MICT instructor at the Winfield Center. Since 1998, he has served Butler County Emergency Medical Services as an MICT, a reserve shift supervisor and senior shift technician, and as a training officer.
Marty Colling is the new machine tool technology instructor. He is a graduate of Cowley’s machine tool technology program and most recently served Cowley as an adjunct instructor in the Industrial Technology Department.
Mike Fell is the new art instructor. For the past three years, he has served Cowley as a part-time art instructor, specifically ceramics and sculpture.
Shawn Lamberson is the new accounting instructor. Previously, he served as director of financial aid and executive assistant to the chief executive officer of Old Town Barber and Beauty College in Wichita. He will teach on the Arkansas City campus and northern campuses.
Ryan Paruch is the new microbiology instructor at the Mulvane Center. Since June 2004, he taught anatomy and physiology at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend, Wis.
Tim Walton is the new lead Automotive Technology instructor for the Arkansas City campus. Since 2001, he worked at Davis-Moore Chevrolet in Wichita as an ASE certified automotive technician.
Mark Ward is the new lead Welding Technology instructor at the Mulvane Industrial Technology Center. Since October 2003, he worked as a welder and mechanic in the locomotive shop at Watco Transportation, Inc., in Wichita.
New staff positions since April:
Cameron Belden is the new assistant men’s basketball coach. Previously, he worked as cart manager at Braeburn Golf Club in Wichita.
Brett Cales is the new manager of the Kirke W. Dale Dormitory and also will serve as intramural program coordinator. He is a 2000 graduate of Cowley College and most recently served as a certified fitness trainer at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Wichita.
Jessica Dobson is the new coordinator of academic support services. Previously, she had worked for the University of Oklahoma and contracted with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to work with its independent living/foster care youth ages 16-21.
Marta Fernandez is the new enrollment specialist at the Mulvane Center. Previously, she was a Spanish instructor at Arkansas City High School and taught English as a Second Language part-time for Cowley College.
Jeff Fluty is the new head athletic trainer. Had been the head athletic trainer at Southwestern College.
Marvis Gaddie is the new secretary for the Business, Computer and Information Technology Department. She previously had served as administrative assistant to the Cowley County administrator. She also had served as deputy county clerk for Cowley County from May 1, 1999 to Jan. 10, 2005.
Brian Jackson was promoted from assistant men’s basketball coach to head coach.
Brad Louderback is the new coach of the men’s and women’s tennis programs. He was head men’s tennis coach at the University of Illinois and head women’s coach at Oklahoma State University. Most recently, he served as a tennis pro at the Ponca City Country Club.
Marcy Peroo is the new secretary for the Upward Bound program. She previously worked for Marlene Harris Accounting.
Eddie Santiago, a graduate of Cowley’s Administration of Justice Program, is the new security officer. Santiago most recently worked for Kaw Nation Casino.
Connie Schaefer is the new nursing coordinator at the Winfield Center. She had been staff development coordinator at Good Samaritan Village in Winfield.
Jesse Sexton is a new building custodian. He previously had been working for Cowley on a part-time basis.
Tracy Stober is the new enrollment specialist for the north campuses. Since June 2001, she has served Southwestern College as a program representative in Wichita.
Cassandra Straub is the new tool room attendant at the Aviation Tech Center in Wichita. Since June 2003, she worked as a laser technician at Intermarc in Wichita.
Matthew Strecker is a new building custodian. He had worked at the former Gallaway’s restaurant (now The Ridge) in Winfield.
Mike Wood is the new vice president for business, industry and entrepreneurship. Most recently, he had worked at Southwestern College.
Existing staff, faculty changes:
At the Southside Education Center in Wichita, two people have become directors and two current directors are assuming other responsibilities. Southside’s changes:
Leslie Berryhill, Natural Science Department instructor, will be director of natural sciences, math and education. In addition to a reduced teaching load, she will be responsible for hiring adjunct faculty members within her discipline at the Southside and Mulvane campuses.
John Thelemann-Williams, formerly the Academic Success Center coordinator, will be the director of language arts and instructional support services. He will have a teaching load of six hours each semester and be responsible for the hiring and supervision of adjunct faculty in English, speech, composition I and II, literature, reading and master student classes, along with supervising the ASC and the tutoring program.
Ken Spurgeon, formerly the director of instructional services, is now the director of humanities and social, behavioral and business sciences. He will be responsible for the hiring and supervision of social and behavioral science adjunct faculty, humanities, business and criminal justice at the Southside and Mulvane campuses. Ken will also oversee the Interpreter Training and teach US History classes each semester.
Ray Willis, director of technical computer education, will keep his title and be responsible for hiring adjunct faculty in the computer area for Southside and the Mulvane campuses.
Several similar changes are taking place on the Arkansas City campus. They are:
Janice Stover, formerly the director of instructional activities, is now the director of academic enrichment. She will supervise and hire all adjunct faculty in the areas of humanities and social and behavioral sciences for the Arkansas City campus and the Wellington Center. She also will coordinate all high school concurrent enrollment, oversee the Wellington Center, and oversee the faculty advising portion of the advising system. Stover also will coordinate professional development and training for the college, work with various teams and coordinate all non-credit workshops and seminars.
Angela Holmes, formerly the coordinator of evening and summer services, is now the director of academic support services. She will hire all adjunct faculty in the areas of math, natural sciences and health for the Arkansas City campus and Wellington Center. She also will oversee the Carl Perkins grant in the capital outlay budget and continue to manage the GED testing, The Underground, and tutoring programs on the Arkansas City campus.
All of these directors will be responsible to attend department meetings, serve on the instructional team, develop and plan adjunct faculty orientation and in-services for all campuses.
Bruce Crouse, chair of the Industrial Technology Department, will remain as the IT chair, but assume the title of department chair of industrial and career technology. He will have a reduced teaching load in Non-Destructive Testing, and be responsible for hiring and supervision all adjunct faculty in industrial and career programs and related classes for the Arkansas City campus and in Mulvane. He also will be responsible for recruiting efforts, developing partnerships, and certifications of all industrial technology programs. Crouse also will work with area high schools to create an industrial technology track for juniors and seniors.
Slade Griffiths, director of allied health and an instructor in the Business and Service Technology Department, will become the department chair for allied health. He will oversee the Emergency Medical Technician and Mobile Intensive Care Technician programs, Pratt’s LPN/RN program, and Certified Medical Assistant and Certified Nursing Assistant classes, all at the Winfield Center. He will continue to teach courses in the MICT program.
Beverly Grunder, chair of the Business and Service Technology Department, will remain as the department chair, but assume the title of department chair of business, computer and information technology. She will have a reduced teaching load in accounting, and be responsible for hiring all adjunct faculty in business, computers and information technology areas on the Arkansas City campus and at the Wellington Center. She will co-chair the Outcomes Assessment Team and work with Utash in overseeing the Workforce Development Center at Strother Field. Grunder will be responsible for business and industry training and oversight of the course schedules each semester and the college catalog from the instructional office.
Jody Arnett, formerly the administrative assistant to the vice president of administration, is now the administrative assistant to the vice president of business services.
Darren Burroughs, formerly director of housing and assistant baseball coach, is now a full-time assistant baseball coach.
John Gage, formerly the shipping and receiving clerk, has a new title: Freight and supply specialist.
Joyce Holloway, formerly the secretary for the Business and Service Technology Department, was promoted to coordinator of allied health support services at the Winfield Center.
Lynne Jordan, formerly the shipping and receiving clerk, is now the accounts payable specialist.
Freddy Scott, formerly a custodian on the Arkansas City campus, has been named northern campus maintenance technician.
Greg Schartz, formerly a groundskeeper on the Arkansas City campus, has a new title: Exterior maintenance technician.
Robert Wood, formerly the manager of the William R. Docking Dormitory and assistant cross country and track and field coach, is now the director of housing and manager of the Docking Dormitory.