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Kaskaskia College Restructures Enrollment Department

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

The Kaskaskia College has approved a restructuring of the Enrollment Management Department and has named a new Dean of Student Success.  Dr. Scott Crothers of Greenville has been promoted to the Dean position and will be charged with leading the college's retention and recruitment efforts.   College President Dr. Jim Underwood told the college board Monday night the entire institution suffers if enrollment is not sustained because it is the basis of funding for the college.  He added retention of students will soon have the same impact on funding.  Underwood says enrollment is up slightly, but credit hours are down about 1 and a half percent for the fall semester.

"We're experiencing record enrollments in terms of headcount, but a large portion of our students are attending part time while working part time or full time. So we're seeing a total numbers increase, but a little less in credit hours" Underwood said.

The college board last night named Amy Troutt of Centralia as the new Director of Student Recruitment.  

The board approved the restructuring of the Financial Aid Department and promoted two current college employees.  Ellen Young of Salem has been named full-time Financial Aid advisor/Loan Services Coordinator and Jamie Moergen of Centralia as full-time Enrollment Specialist/Financial Aid Specialist.   

The Board accepted the resignation of Administrative Assistant for the Dean of Instructional Services Debbie Bryant.  


The Board approved seeking bids for the sale of property adjacent to the KC Workforce Center at 325 North Poplar that is not expected to be needed by the college in the future.  The market value of the 61 by 160 foot parcel is $17,000.  A business has expressed interest in acquiring the property.   

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