Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center for their regular board meeting.

The board discussed and approved a board member appointment, as well as a board member resignation.  At the May 24, 2013, special meeting of the board, a sub-committee had been appointed to fill the board vacancy in District 7, which was vacated with the departure of board member Cindy Cox of Bedford who is moving out-of-state with her family.  Rech stated it was the recommendation of this sub-committee that Jan DeMott of Bedford be appointed to the vacant position.  The board voted unanimously to fill the position with DeMott until the September 10, 2013, regular school board election when a board member will be elected.  

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the SWCC Administration Center for their regular monthly board meeting.

During the meeting, the board accepted a contingent offer of $186,000 from Cathy Maynes for the purchase of the student-constructed carpentry house at 1307 N. Mulberry Street in Creston.  The house will continue to be listed for sale until June 20, 2013, or the day the contingency is satisfied.

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

Teresa Krejci, SWCC chief financial officer, talked to the board about the upcoming 20 ¼ Facilities Levy.  The levy, which is a continuation levy that has been in place since the inception of SWCC in 1966, is voted on every 10 years.  The current levy will expire in 2014.  Krejci said funds from the levy may be used for purchase, repairs, renovation, and replacement of physical structures.  Krejci explained the tax is 20 ¼ cents per $1,000 assessed valuation tax on property.  Following Krejci’s presentation, the board voted to authorize the administration to proceed with the necessary arrangements for the facilities levy election on September 10, 2013.

Davidson Doug WEBCreston, IA—A coach has been named and the Southwestern Community College bowling program is slated to begin with the fall 2013 semester.  Doug Davidson of Orient has been named the college’s first-ever head bowling coach.

Davidson, who owned and operated a bowling center in Creston for 22 years, will begin recruiting for the Spartans’ new athletic program immediately.  Davidson was a member of the Iowa Bowling Proprietors Association and served in the roles of president and secretary for District 9.  He was an Iowa Bowling Proprietor Board member for 10 years.  Davidson was instrumental in starting the first junior bowling traveling tournament in south central Iowa.  He holds a coaching certificate for the Young American Bowling Association.

CRESTON—During the past few months, Southwestern Community College has worked hard to expand transfer options related to criminal justice coursework with five four-year colleges in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska.  The college has been working closely with Buena Vista University in Storm Lake; Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO; Peru State University in Peru, NE; Simpson College in Indianola; and the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO.