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Iowa Valley Board re-elects Johnson as President

October 23, 2018
From Robin Anctil - Director of Marketing, Iowa Valley Community College District , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

MARSHALLTOWN The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors re-elected Larry Johnson of Iowa Falls as its Board President when it met this week in Marshalltown. Paul Pohlson of Grinnell was re-elected as Board Vice President, Barb Jennings was reappointed Board Secretary, and Kathy Pink was reappointed Treasurer.

During recognitions, Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree presented IVCCD's Ambassador of the Year Award to Terry Buzbee, recently retired President of Emerson Process Management. Duree told the Board that Buzbee was the driving force behind the Marshalltown Education Partnership program and has been serving as chair of the MEP Board. He also was instrumental in forming the Marshalltown Business Education Alliance, which brings community leaders and educators together to improve the Marshalltown education system and build a skilled workforce. "During his time as President of Emerson Process Management, Terry was supportive of building the award winning Machine Operator Training program, and he has been one of the community's strongest supporters of MCC Athletics and Men's Basketball," Duree said. "As anyone who has worked with Terry already knows, he is fully committed to making Marshalltown a better place to live, work, go to school and raise a family."

The IVCCD Board approved three separate 260F Iowa New Jobs Training Agreements with area employers, each one totaling $20,000. The District will train 17 employees with ASI Signage Innovations in Grinnell in leadership, computer skills, CDL, and technical blueprint reading. The agreement with JBS Swift & Co. of Marshalltown provides industrial maintenance and welding training for eight JBS employees, and the agreement with D&B Agro Systems of Hubbard provides safety and technical training for 31 employees.

In other matters, the Board approved the following:

A District Hazard Communication Program and a Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Program identifying policies and procedures for handling hazardous materials and bloodborne pathogens on the District's campuses and in its facilities.

A memorandum of understanding with the Iowa Valley Community College Education Association (faculty union) allowing faculty members to age one year on the salary schedule for the purpose of rank only. The previously approved salary increase of 2.01% for faculty does not change.

A 2019-2020 farm lease agreement with Steve Thompson of D&T Thompson Farms, who farms just over 100 tillable acres of land owned by and adjacent to Marshalltown Community College. The agreement is for $275 per acre for two years.



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