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September 19, 2006

Long time instructor to retire at end of semester

Having worked at Cowley College since 1975 and served as the school’s registrar for the past 18 years, Forest Smith submitted a letter of retirement, effective January 1, 2007, to the Board of Trustees during its regular monthly meeting Monday night.

The long time friend and fixture of the college is looking forward to retirement.

“I’m ready to sit back, relax, look at the world and decide what I want to do next,” Smith said.

Smith worked in Cowley’s admissions offices from 1975 to 1988. He took over as registrar in the summer of 1988 and has kept the records on enrollment and academic standing on Cowley students.

Cowley College President Dr. Pat McAtee praised the work Smith has done for the past 31 years.

In other matters, the Board:

1. Heard from members of the Board that attended the KACCT/COP Annual meeting held September 8-9 at the Airport Hilton in Wichita. The Board provided a copy of “A Statewide Assessment of Deferred Maintenance Needs” for the KACCT.

2. Saw Cowley President Dr. Pat McAtee present a gift to Tamara McMillan of Pensacola, Fla., for being named September Student of the Month.

3. Was introduced to Student Government Association Officers for the new academic year. They are Zach Blanchard, Alexie Smith, Adam Wiley, Aaron Loehr, Angela Welch and Krista Dopfel.

4. Viewed a fall enrollment report that indicates as of Sept. 12, full-time equivalency was 3,246, which is slightly down from this time last year.

5. Accepted the resignation of Lynn Vorak as director of student services, effective Aug. 31.

6. Approved the employment of Ida Barnes as custodian, effective Sept. 28; approved the employment of Bryan Cales as custodian, effective Sept. 18.

7. Held an executive session to discuss non-elected personnel.