John A. Logan College recently issued the following announcement.
John A. Logan College President, Dr. Ron House announced at the October 23 meeting of the Board of Trustees that a report from the Illinois Community College Board shows that John A. Logan College and Illinois Eastern College have tied for the lowest tuition rate in the state. According to House, both College’s tuition rate of $115 a credit hour is
Acting Vice President for Instructional Services Melanie Pecord announced that the College’s New Agriculture program recently had eight courses approved by the Illinois Community College Board. According to Pecord, the College will now be able to offer three degrees: Agriculture, Agri Business, and Ag Education
In addition to the new Ag classes, Pecord announced that a new co-curricular math course has been approved to aid students who need to enroll in a developmental math course.
“There is an increased push to have students graduate in two years,” said Pecord. “This course will allow student that maybe had to take multiple semesters of developmental math, to now take the higher level course along with a supplemental class that will now allow them to complete their requirements in one or two semesters.”
The Board approved the following consent agenda items: Protection, Health and Safety projects related to the replacement of the original chiller in the H building, West entrance lobby and elevator renovation, and the Student Services renovation project; vending and pouring rights agreement with Pepsi MidAmerica; and a property easement with Ameren Illinois to perform public utility underground boring.
In new business the board approved a power purchase agreement with Shine Development Partners. A resolution to participate in a Jackson County Enterprise Zone was approved. The board also adopted a resolution to accept a $150,000 grant to purchase welding simulators from the Delta Regional Authority. The next scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees is Tuesday, November 27, at 7 PM.
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