Beverly Simone

Reception in Burlington - Aug. 21
9:44 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Last Day for SCC President

Dr. Beverly Simone is retiring as President of SCC.

SCC’s outgoing president says what she will remember most about her time in southeast Iowa will be the “little things.”

Dr. Beverly Simone has been involved in community college education for more than 40 years, the last seven of which as SCC’s president.

She says the time has come to step away and spend more time with her friends and family.

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First Day – Sept. 1
8:44 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Contract Approved for SCC President

Dr. Michael Ash will assume the duties of SCC President on Sept. 1.

Southeastern Community College’s new President is excited for the new opportunities awaiting himself and the college.

Dr. Michael Ash comes to SCC via State Fair Community College, where he most recently served as Executive Assistant to the President for Resource Development and External Affairs at the school in Sedalia, MO.

He was selected from a field of more than two dozen candidates to replace Dr. Beverly Simone, who is retiring after 40-years in the community college system, the last seven of which were as SCC’s president.

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Start Date TBD
11:36 pm
Sun August 5, 2012

SCC Names New President

Southeastern Community College has identified its next president. 

The college’s Board of Trustees has chosen Dr. Michael Ash from a field of 30 candidates.

The trustees said, in a news release sent Friday morning, that the details of Ash’s contract and his official start date have not been finalized.

They will be voted on, though, during a future meeting.

Ash previously served as Executive Assistant to the President for Resource Development and External Affairs at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO.

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Interviews Next Week
7:34 am
Thu July 26, 2012

SCC Announces Presidential Finalists

The Board of Trustees for Southeastern Community College.

The Board of Trustees for Southeastern Community College (SCC) has revealed the three finalists in its search for a new college president.

They are Dr. Michael Ash, Dr. Keith Cornille and Dr. Dale Doty.

Dr. Ash currently serves as Executive Assistant to the President for Resource Development and External Affairs at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO.

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Public Forums Expected
11:47 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

SCC Narrowing Presidential Candidates

Southeastern Community College has narrowed the field in its search for a new president.

Board of Trustees Chairman Brian Roth says the college received 30 applications from individuals interested in replacing current President Beverly Simone.

Simone is retiring after 6 ½ years with SCC.

Roth says a search committee, consisting of college and community leaders, has identified three finalists. 

He says they were selected based on a review of the candidates and a series of SKYPE interviews conducted Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

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School Searching For New President
11:09 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

SCC Vice President Resigning

Southeastern Community College will soon have to fill another vacancy in a key position.

Dr. Phil Thomas has informed the college that he is resigning effective August 15.  He has served as Vice President for Teaching and Learning for the last two years.

Thomas has not identified his new employer as its Board has not yet voted on his appointment.  He expects a public announcement to be made after May 25.

Thomas sent an email to faculty and staff on Wednesday that said he would stay with SCC through a visit by the Higher Learning Commission August 13-14.

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April 2012
6:39 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

In The Tri States

A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from April 2012. 

During the month, NTN Bower announced a major expansion project in Macomb, Southeastern Community College's president announced her retirement, and Spoon River College announced the name of its next president.

Fort Madison city council members chose one of their own to serve as the city's next mayor, and Burlington's new city manager started work.

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Simone At College For 6 1/2 Years
12:13 am
Tue April 10, 2012

SCC President To Retire

Southeastern Community College President Beverly Simone used last night’s Board of Trustees meeting to announce her retirement after 6 1/2 years with the college.

She emailed a copy of her statement from the meeting to college employees Monday night.

In it, Simone, who turns 66 this summer, says with many of her close friends retired and her family out of the area,she will retire this summer.  She says she will work with the Board of Trustees to determine a mutually agreeable date.

Simone will serve as President until her retirement takes effect.

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Accreditation Concerns
5:06 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

SCC Faculty Seek Presidential Evaluation

SCC Board of Trustees

The organization representing Southeastern Community College’s faculty says it is worried that President Beverly Simone is jeopardizing the college’s accreditation.

The SCC Higher Education Association has sent a letter to the college’s Board of Trustees outlining its latest concerns and some possible solutions.

The SCC HEA expressed no confidence in Dr. Simone last year.

The college’s Board of Trustees said, after several months, that it remains confident in her and her commitment to the college.

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No Confidence Vote Reax
12:07 am
Fri January 13, 2012

SCC Board Confident In President

The Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees has released a statement in response to the SCC Higher Education Association's vote of no confidence in President Beverly Simone.

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