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IECC trustees back local rec center plans

Posted on May 19, 2021

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Illinois Eastern Community College District trustees are on board with construction of a community recreation center at Lincoln Trail College.
The IECC board officially approved a resolution of support for the long-awaited project during its meeting Tuesday at Frontier Community College.
This is the second month trustees have approved measures that could finally lead to the construction of the Crawford County Recreation Center on LTC’s campus.
In April, trustees hired Sandra Walk of Walk Architecture, Effingham, for improvements to the LTC pool area.
The natatorium will be an important part of the planned rec center and improvements there are viewed as a significant step toward it finally being built.
In other business, the board became the latest governing body to green light expansion of the Robinson/Crawford Enterprise Zone.
The goal of this extension is to motivate economic development. The vote helps pave the way to including property north of Illinois Route 33 at Stoy in the zone. Koert and Sarah Mehler plan to open an event center on 8 acres adjoining the Crawford County Forest Preserve.
Also Tuesday, a contract was approved with the Instructional Design firm Symbiosis. The company will provide services to redesign, customize and enhance the overall quality of the district’s online and hybrid course delivery. A contract extension with Ellucian was approved by the board to provide software for the District’s financial, personnel and student records operations.
In personnel matters, the board hired new head men and women’s basketball coaches for LTC.
Willard Cotten, previously head men’s coach at LTC  from 2005 to 2010, is returning to the job effective immediately. Zach Loll has been named to the new head women’s coach. His hiring is also effective immediately.
Jamie Carman, LTC retention coordinator, is transferring to the position of director of advising and retention.
Trustees renewed LTC’s athletic training services contract with Crawford Memorial Hospital.
They also approved several affiliation agreements with area health care institutions dealing with IECC’s Certified Medical Assistant Program and for the Medical Lab Technician Program.
Revisions to the current Appropriate Use of Information Technology Resources Policy were approved in an effort to maintain technology security.
The board is considering a new policy to establish guidelines for partnerships between the district and various college foundations, the board’s partnerships with local communities and for standards for named gifts. 
The next regular board meeting will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at LTC.

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