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Kaskaskia College students to see no tuition increase for coming academic year

Kaskaskia College students to see no tuition increase for coming academic year

The Kaskaskia College Board has agreed not to raise tuition in the upcoming 2021-22 school year.

College President Dr. George Evans outlined his recommendation to the board Monday night.

“No increase of tuition or student fees for this year which would be the second straight year that the college remains flats tuition and I think it’s important to point out that since academic year 2018 the institution has only adjust tuition a total of $3 as well as we have reduced our online fees by $10 and removed the web enhanced fee altogether.”

Evans says now more than ever the college sees the need to continue to keep tuition affordable for all of their populations. Board Chair Bill Hawley called the recommendation a “very wise decision” before the board gave their unanimous approval.

The board gave final approval to have Barnes and Noble College provide college bookstore management services and approve the course material charges of $24 per credit hour, effective fall 2021. The new credit hour charge will present a reduction of up to 35 to 45 percent on textbook course materials for students.

The board acted on a number of personnel matters.

  • Kaylee Hilmes and Megan Frey were named Assistant Professors of Nursing.
  • Seth Orrill was employed as Food Service Manager
  • Rebecca Hempker was hired as Financial Aid Specialist
  • Bridge McConnell was employed as Human Resources Generalist
  • Charlee George was hired as SEALs Coach: Career and Academic Advisor

The board approved the following employee transfers:

  • Kathy Crain from IT Services and Support Coordinator to Purchasing Coordinator
  • Don Bade as Safety and Security Officer to Assistant Director of Public Safety
  • Jody Roper as KC Retention Specialist to Retention and Online Student Success Coordinator

The board accepted the following resignations:

  • Laura Mondy as Assistant Professor of Computer Information Technology
  • Sara Wiechert as Assistant Bookstore Manager