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Dear Friends,

Welcome to St. Charles Community College. As the institution celebrates its 30th anniversary providing excellent programs and services to the community, we invite you to discover all the college has to offer.

You will find extraordinary faculty and staff who are student-centered and committed to your success. With access to academic and career counselors, and countless student resources, all the tools are in place to enhance your growth and development. Whether you are seeking an associate degree, learning new job skills or taking classes for personal development, St. Charles Community College is an affordable choice. In fact, we offer many options to ease the financial challenges of higher education. From scholarships to financial assistance, we will develop a plan to meet your needs.

Discover the news and events making headlines at St. Charles Community College. The President's Report is a brief monthly newsletter of highlights to the SCC Board of Trustees and the community. Get the latest information in the current issue. (Find archives of past issues here.)

Life outside the classroom is valued just as much as lectures, papers and projects. We hope you will explore our student life offerings – clubs, activities, athletics, cultural and educational events – and get involved. Our beautiful campus has been recognized for its innovative design and provides an environment that engages students and promotes learning.

We are proud of all that has been accomplished at SCC throughout the past three decades. Students who began their educational journey with us have gone on to accomplish great success. We invite you to begin your journey with us and to take that first step in fulfilling your hopes and dreams.

To learn more, I invite you to visit our campus and explore our website. We’re here to support you. Welcome to St. Charles Community College!

Warm regards,

Barbara R. Kavalier, Ph.D.


Dear Faculty and Staff:

It is my pleasure to announce the President’s Council selection for the October 2018 President’s Award: Theresa Flett (staff award) and Becky Thorn (faculty award).

Recently, Assistant Professor Becky Thorn began her third year as chair for the music department at SCC. Inspired by Becky’s leadership, the department has improved, experiencing a renewed sense of community. Additionally, Assistant Professor Thorn has connected with our external community through her direction of the Chamber Choir.

Theresa Flett, Reference Librarian, is recognized for her work with students. She developed a library guide for Fake News and has been successful connecting dual credit students with key resources. Theresa is also a good resource for technology and often helps both students and faculty with questions that range from open source textbooks to Wi-Fi hotspots.

Please join me in congratulating Theresa and Becky for their successful contributions to St. Charles Community College.

On October 2, Vice Presidents Bookstaver and McDorman sent an all college e-mail regarding some organizational changes. According to John and Heather:

In order to have a more focused approach to enrollment management and the Guided Pathways model, later this year the college will begin a search for a Vice President for Student Services. This senior leader will oversee the areas of Registration, Records, Assessment, Financial Aid, Veterans Services, Academic Counseling, Career Services and the Welcome Center.

In his role as Executive Dean, Boyd Copeland’s responsibilities will expand beyond Student Life, Mental Health Services, and Disability Support to include oversight of Athletics, Student Conduct, and Title IX. We appreciate the expertise Boyd brings to these functions.

Soon you will be receiving a notice from Human Resources related to Benefits Open Enrollment for 2019. I am very pleased to share on behalf of Vice President Davis that, overall, benefits costs will be lower, while the college’s contribution (employer credit) will remain the same! Individual cost impact varies based on benefit selections. The premium changes will include a medical decrease, dental increase, long-term disability increase, and no change to all others.

In late September, Learning and Development Points were issued to employees who have a account and have achieved Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 in the Learning and Development program. Certificates of accomplishment will be sent to supervisors for distribution. This is a wonderful opportunity for supervisors to recognize and appreciate staff members for their achievements and dedication to SCC’s value of “Learning for Life”.

Recently, the City of Cottleville donated two cars to SCC’s Police Department. Having additional patrol cars will assist the department in maintaining service and controlling traffic for big events on our campuses as well as prepare us for the future. Thank you Chief Ronkoski for your good work on establishing this mutual aid agreement between SCC and the City of Cottleville. The following provides before and after photos of the new vehicles.







Finally, I would like to invite you to complete the faculty and staff student housing survey, if you haven’t done so already. Your feedback is invaluable as we consider moving forward with this opportunity for the college. The survey will take about five minutes to complete and will close at the end of the day today. 

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Best wishes,


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