MPCC board approves new contract with president

Thursday, June 28, 2018

BROKEN BOW, Neb. — Without going into a scheduled executive session, the Mid Plains Board of Governors approved a new three-year contract for MPCC President Ryan Purdy.

The contract pays $230,000 per year, a 1.5 percent increase, and adjusts the retirement match to the same 9 percent match received by other Mid-Plains employees.

Last month, the board approved a 2.33 percent salary package increase for other college administrators, the same as negotiated for faculty salaries.

Classified staff also received a 38-cent per hour increase, a 0.5 percent increase in the TIAA-CREF retirement match for full-time, non-negotiated employees, and a $25-per-credit-hour increase for adjunct faculty to $800.

In other business Wednesday in Broken Bow, Nebraska Community College Association Executive Director Greg Adams spoke to the Board about legislative activities, and bills of more than $1 million were approved for May.

Bonnie Kruse, MPCC area director of Institutional Advancement, reported to the board about alumni engagement efforts, grant opportunities and college fundraising activities. Those included campaigns such as Employee Giving and North Platte Giving Day.

Kelly Rippen, interim vice president of McCook Community College and student affairs, gave an update on enrollment and a recap of MCC’s representation in the NEBRASKAland Days Competitive Art Show. Mike Steele, area vice president of administrative services, shared feedback on the presentations the college administration has been doing throughout its 18-county service area and reported on the progress of the North Platte Community College South Campus parking.

Chuck Salestrom, area vice president of public information and marketing, gave an update on a social media video campaign the college is working on.

The next Board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 25 in McCook.

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