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September 18, 2007

Morrow to retire after 18 years at the college


Having worked at Cowley College since 1990, Terri Morrow, dean of development and college relations, submitted a letter of retirement, effective January 1, 2008, to the Board of Trustees during its regular monthly meeting Monday night.

Morrow was originally hired to help put together a campaign to make the Brown Center a reality. After four years at the college she was promoted to her current position.

“I am particularly thankful to Dr. Pat McAtee who gave me the opportunity to work here in 1990,” Morrow said. “Much has changed and grown at the college over the years, and it has been a privilege to work with the talented and dedicated people who make up the Cowley family. Contributing a small part in the growth of the college has been truly rewarding.”

Morrow’s primary roles at the college include fundraising for scholarships, capital and annual campaigns, special event fundraisers, college relations, issuing scholarships, mailing the Tiger Alumni News quarterly to alums and friends of Cowley, and serving as liaison to Great Western Dining. She also worked with lining up the performances in the Brown Center.

McAtee informed the Board of Trustees of Morrow’s decision.

“It is with deep regret I tell you that Terri Morrow is retiring effective January 1, 2008,” McAtee said. “She is a good friend and I am sorry to lose her.”

In other matters, the Board:

1. Saw Cowley President Pat McAtee present a gift to Courtney Crain of Arkansas City for being named September Student of the Month.

2. Held an executive session to discuss preliminary discussions relating to acquisition of real property.

3. Approved the decision to purchase the property at 416 West Washington.

4. Heard from members of the Board that attended the KACCT/COP Annual meeting held September 7-8 at the Airport Hilton in Wichita. Donna Avery provided members of the Board with a copy of the 2007-09 Strategic Plan, and a copy of the Kansas Community College credit hour enrollment data and sales and property tax data.

5. Approved a resolution that since Lee Gregg Jr. and Mark Paton were invited to an exploratory meeting with representatives of the city, college, USD 470 and county, that they indicate an interest in a communication tool when the purpose is defined and structured.

6. Tony Crouch, executive vice president of business services, provided members of the Board with an update on the new dorm. The construction fencing is in place, and utility locates have been completed. Construction should be in full swing by Oct. 1. Preliminary completion date is July 18, 2008.

7. Viewed a fall enrollment report that indicates as of September 12, full-time equivalency was 3,126, which is slightly down from this time last year.

8. Accepted the resignation of Terri Morrow as dean of development and college relations, effective Jan. 1, 2008; Accepted the resignation of Tisha Catlin as RN/director of health services, effective Sept. 20, 2007; Accepted the resignation of Brad Louderback as head men and women’s tennis coach, effective Oct. 1; accepted the resignation of Kenneth Turner as assistant men’s basketball coach, effective Aug. 16, 2007; Accepted the resignation of Dawna Headrick as Career and Tech Ed Department secretary, effective Aug. 22, 2007; Accepted the resignation of David Combs as Upward Bound academic coordinator, effective Oct. 31, 2007.

9. Approved the employment of Lance Madison as assistant men’s basketball coach, effective Aug. 27, 2007.

10. Held a second executive session to discuss non-elected personnel.