The West Shore Community College Board of Trustees met last night. The Trustees heard from Sherri Wehrmeister, class of ‘83 about the impact of West Shore had on her success.
They also heard about the ways that the Early Childhood Education and Nursing Programs are expanding on West Shore Campus. Student senate reported on the increase in student activities, credited in part due to the increase in funding that was provided to student senate.
During public comment Michael Krauch spoke about moving the MSU extension office into a suite on the first floor of the recreation center. Krauch said MSU Extension has already seen benefit in collaborating with WSCC. He highlighted the benefit for kids participating in 4-H, allowing kids come see what Krauch said hopefully, will become a part of their future. Michael Krauch reaffirmed MSU Extension's commitment to serving City of Scottville residents as well as all Mason County residents. During the vote, President Urban stressed that the MSU Extension offices approached the college for the space. The board voted unanimously to welcome MSU Extension into the recreation center.
Winter enrollment numbers were presented to the Board, finding that enrollment numbers are up but credit hours are down.
There have been in increase in referrals from Michigan Works, citing an increase in funding that lead to additional referrals. There continues to be an increase in online course enrollment.
As part of the 50th Anniversary, 9 names were added to the Mentors Society in recognition of people for their leadership in the founding and development of the College. New inductees included Sharon Bluhm, Senator Darwin Booher, Ruth Gustafson, Chrissie Hall, David Hall, James Pinkerton, Jack Rasmussen, Shirley Rasmussen and Gerald Svendor. The College has also honored businesses, organizations, and foundations by adding Paine Family Foundation, Delta Foundation, and West Shore Bank to the newly formed Cornerstone Society.
The meeting concluded with the renewal of audit services by Rehmann Robson.