It was the same group of faces but with a whole new sense of purpose as the Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting Tuesday in Estherville.
After the old board adjourned, the new board convened to elect Jan Lund board president and Pat Kibbie vice president. Lund then appointed Scot Bauermeister board attorney and Clark Marshall as acting board secretary until Oct. 31 with Tony Condon taking over as board secretary Nov. 1. Bob L'Heureux was again appointed treasurer.
After designation of depository institutions, the board approved the personnel/consent agenda as presented by Kathy Muller, director of human resources.
In the Iowa Lakes report, the board met student senate advisors and graduate assistants. Troy Larson, athletic director and basketball coach, told the board about the role of graduate assistants.
Larson said they are recent college graduates with coaching as a career goal.
"They are involved in every single aspect of the program," Larson said. "They are so valuable to what we do in the program."
Larson said grad assistants live in student housing, handling complaints and helping students. He said the GAs can get a master's in higher education in two years in which they get "unbelievable, real-world experience."
Delaine Hiney, executive director of facilities management, gave a facilities update and discussed the college's identity theft prevention program.
In the foundation update, Jo Rogers, executive director of institutional advancement, said 2012 events had concluded, generating a little over $49,000 which she said was 13 percent of foundation money. Rogers also gave an overview of the We Believe campaign.
Jane Campbell, executive director of marketing, in the Iowa Lakes update noted the nursing program had recently been reaccredited She also reminded everyone of the Italian buffet 4:30-6:30 next Monday in Emmetsburg. Tickets are $7.25 and are available in the college business office.
The board also heard the treasurer's report and oral reports from Lund and the trustees.