The Southwestern Illinois College Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved the hiring of several new employees and completed updates to its sexual harassment policy.
Vice President of Administrative Service Bernie Ysursa said the updates were required by the state of Illinois.
“This policy and procedure will implement the new education and awareness program for all students and new employees, effective Aug. 1, and annual reporting criteria to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office no later than Nov. 1, 2017.” Ysursa said.
The appointment of several new employees was confirmed by the board. They included
▪ Yvonne Hanger was named health information technology coordinator and instructor at a salary of $48,425.
▪ Kate Eckert was appointed accounting technician at salary of $30,910.
▪ Hatim Salah was hired as a commissioned public safety officer at $37,14 per year.
The board announced it received a federal grant in the amount of $91,060 for the Programs for Seniors and Older Persons operation SWIC operates.
School spokesman Mike Fleming said this was the 33rd consecutive year SWIC has received the grant which is used to compensate staff members who work at PSOP.
SWIC President Georgia Costello said that 10 students at the college joined more than 325 people April 12 in Springfield for a rally urging the state government to pass a new budget.