BY SANDI P. BEASON
FULTON – Six months after the resignation of Charles Chrestman, Itawamba Community College on Monday named Sara C. Johnson to serve as vice-president of instruction.
Johnson has served as ICC's dean of academic instruction since 1999. She has implemented training sessions for adjunct faculty and participated in instruction for the new model of accreditation for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Chrestman left ICC to accept a position as president of Robeson Community College in Lumberton, N.C.
“My mission as vice-president for instruction will be to ensure that ICC is providing transferable skills and knowledge for the students who enroll at ICC whether the student is in an academic, technical, health science or vocational program,” she said.
It also hired Jan Bunch of Goodman as dean of academic instruction. Bunch has served as an assistant to the president at Holmes Community College since 1999, and from August 1992-June 2001, she directed the college's concert choir, Coachmen and The Holmes Connection! groups. “My desire is to work daily to improve the quality of education for students and for the employees around me,” she said.
In other business, the board presented meritorious faculty awards to Terry Kitchens, tool and dye making teacher on the Tupelo campus; Susan Loden, Economics teacher on the Fulton campus; Pat McCormack, English composition teacher on the Fulton campus; and Ken Nowicki, physical science survey teacher on the Fulton campus.
n Discussed the possibility of a land swap with the Itawamba County School District. No action was taken on the district's proposal to swap eight acres at the junior high school with approximately 10 acres near the college's main campus.