Posted 11 months ago
By John Axtell
The board meets at least once a year on campus at each of the 3 state colleges, a schedule that trustee Cap Peterson of Norfolk says gives the members invaluable insights on the strengths and needs of each school.
Peterson says the on-campus meetings in Chadron are especially important because the geographic distances mean that for some of the trustees, those sessions are the only time they may get to the northern Panhandle.
The visit begins today with board committee sessions, tours, and a evening reception.
Chancellor Dr Stan Carpenter will also give his annual State of the System to CSC faculty and staff in an all-campus session tomorrow morning at 11:00, and the trustees will tour the school’s 3 major construction projects…the Events Center, Eagle Ridge housing complex, and the Rangeland Center…late tomorrow afternoon.
That evening, board and invited community guests will attend a reception and outdoor BBQ at the president’s home…the first time President Randy Rhine has welcome the trustees as the permanent president, since he was just the interim president and a candidate for the permanent job a year ago.
The reception will also honor Chadron State music professor Dr Sandy Schaefer, winner of the 2013 Nebraska State College System Teaching Excellence Award.
The award has been presented annually since 1984 to one full-time faculty member who demonstrates excellence in teaching, service and leadership. Schaefer, at CSC since 1999, is the 8th Chadron State professor to win the award.
The trustees formal business meeting is tomorrow morning at 8:00 in the Mari Sandoz Center Atrium and is open to the public. A full agenda may be found at the Nebraska State College System website www.nscs.edu. Highlight the Board of Trustees link, then click on meeting information.