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.
The Macomb Pella Windows plant has kept production lines humming even through the recession.
Pella manufactures windows and doors with an eye toward new home construction. Information Technology Coordinator John Swanson said the company weathered the downturn by turning to new opportunities in construction of rental properties.
Monmouth-Roseville School Superintendent Paul Woehlke said many people form their first impression of the district from its website. He said it serves as the online ”front porch” for the district. It needs a facelift.
He said, “We just have not kept up with the times in terms of having a website that's modern and user-friendly and informative and up-to-date.”
Woehlke said the website is a vital link between the district and parents and students. He said people interested in the community, especially businesses, frequently visit the website as do job-seekers.