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CARTERVILLE — John A. Logan College President Ron House and Vice President for Business Services and College Facilities Brad McCormick both received two-year contract extensions during the November meeting of the JALC Board of Trustees.

House was named interim president in 2015 and was officially named the college’s eighth president in 2016. House’s contract will run through August 2021.

McCormick has served as the vice president for business services and college facilities since 2007. His new contract will also run through August 2021.

“Ron House has guided us through a very difficult time in the history of the College,” said Board Chair Bill Kilquist. “Through his leadership the College is back on track, and he has the trust of the faculty and staff behind him. With his leadership and the financial stewardship of Brad McCormick for two more years, I am confident we will continue to surge in the right direction.”

“I am very pleased to serve the College in whatever way I can. It is an honor to be a part of the great faculty and staff of John A. Logan College,” House said. “I’m very appreciative of the Board of Trustees for this opportunity.”

In other JALC Board news, House provided the board with a report detailing the state of the college, reporting that as of fall semester 2018, all tenured faculty who were part of the 2015 reduction in force who wanted to return to the college have been brought back and several of the non-faculty layoffs have returned as well.

Also, relationships with in-district high schools have vastly improved, to the point where this fall, 723 high school students are enrolled in dual credit courses. 

“This report highlights success across all areas of the College,” House said. “The improved financially stability and relationships with area schools are the result of the hard work and dedication of the faculty and staff at the College, and I hope that this report will provide you with evidence of that hard work.”

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