Touch Base Tuesday 2-25-20

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Dear Faculty and Staff:

I had the pleasure of getting to know several new employees in Student Services and Administrative Services at the Feb. 19 Tea With the President. This activity represents a wonderful way to get to know our extraordinary faculty and staff. Attending the tea were (below, from left): Dr. Diane Arnzen, director of academic advising; Lisa Baker, academic advisor; Barb Panosh, administrative assistant; Julie Bergen, academic advisor; James Bratcher, academic advisor; and, Dr. John Bookstaver, vice president for academic affairs.

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February’s Tea With the President participants

Members of the Cabinet and Board of Trustees participated in the SCC Foundation Board’s Annual Planning Workshop on Friday. At the workshop, Vice President Galbierz and I shared the same information provided at the All Staff and Faculty Updates. The Board then moved into a fundraising and strategic planning session that included a development inventory; an assessment of the Board’s philanthropic philosophy; and, a SWOT analysis activity. Thanks to Betsy and her staff for a successful workshop.

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The Foundation Board Workshop included college and Foundation updates and a SWOT analysis activity.

On behalf of Vice President Leenhouts, I’m pleased to announce the arrival of our new Director of Financial Aid, David Seward. David comes to SCC from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith where he served for five years as the director of financial aid. He held the same position at Joliet (IL) Junior College for nearly 11 years. David holds a Master of Arts degree in organizational leadership from Lewis University, and he brings with him nine years of Colleague experience in the financial aid environment. He is located in ADM 1204. Please be sure to stop by to say “hello” and welcome David to the SCC family!

I encourage you to take some time to enjoy the “Visions of Cuba: An Exhibition of Photography” curated by SCC Professor or Art Brian D. Smith in the Fine Arts Building gallery. It features spectacular images taken in Cuba over the last three years by a select group of local photographers, including SCC Foundation Board Member Graham Fisher.

Have a great week – and, do something fun to celebrate Leap Year this Saturday, February 29.

 Barbara

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