Fort Scott Community College in Kansas seats three new board members, adds new welding program

The Fort Scott Tribune

Fort Scott Community College president Clayton Tatro

Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees seated three new members Monday night at the board's monthly meeting.

In addition to looking over a proposed budget, the board agreed to add a new welding program, renewed insurance and technology agreements, and looked at a proposed design for locating the School of Cosmetology on campus.

New board members John Bartelsmeyer, John Kerr, and Dick Hedges were installed by Bourbon County Clerk Kendall Mason.

The trio joined members Robert Nelson, Jim Sather and Mark McCoy for a photo.

Following the installation, the Board selected Nelson as chairman and McCoy as vice chairman.

Nelson gave a brief orientation for the new members, including an overview of the board's responsibilities and duties.

Nelson stressed during his comments that the board should remember that all decisions should be made with the belief that the students at Fort Scott Community College were the most important segment of their constituency.

He also gave members a map showing the locations of the 19 community colleges in Kansas and their service area, with FSCC comprised of Bourbon, Linn and Miami, with some responsibilities in Crawford County.

While board members spent the majority of their time reviewing a preliminary budget, they also discussed a proposal from Ed Dissinger of Dissinger Insurance Services.

Dissinger told the board his firm had represented FSCC for over 20 years and also represented 12 other members of the Kansas Jayhawk Conference, as well as 17 different high school state sports associations.
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