NSCC president announces retirement

Northwest State Community College President Thomas L. Stuckey formally announced at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 28 his intent to retire by June 30, 2018.

During the meeting Paul Siebenmorgen, chairperson for the NSCC Board of Trustees thanked Stuckey for his continued leadership as the board launches a presidential search in hopes of having a new president named by Spring 2018. Board members John Bridenbaugh, Sue Derck and Dr. Robert Hall will serve on the search committee that includes faculty, staff and administrative representation from the College. Stuckey has served Northwest State in various capacities for 31 years.

Also, the Board approved giving the president authority to increase tuition for 2017-18 to the rate allowable by the State of Ohio should the current tuition freeze be eliminated. Ohio public colleges and universities have been operating under a four year tuition freeze implemented by Governor John Kasich.

Also, the Board discussed the pending renovations for the machine shop and welding lab that will support the maintenance and integrity of training equipment. An authorization to award a contract for an architect utilizing funding provided through the State of Ohio capital budget was approved.