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Kaskaskia College Board hires new music instructor

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The Kaskaskia College Board Monday night named a new Assistant Professor of Music who will replace the two other music instructors who are no longer with the college.

College President George Evans has high expectations for Cody Paul who has a Masters in Music Composition and a Decorate in Musical Arts in Music Competition. He has seven years teaching as a graduate student, including music theory and aural skills that are vital classes for KC music majors.

“Really looking forward to him becoming part of the KC culture.  He will do a phenomenal job also focusing on the education component of music and the fine arts program.  I think he brings a lot of culture and a diverse educational background so we are excited as far as the future goes we are looking forward to continuing the traditions the institution has held for a lot of years.”

Evans says that includes continuation of programs such as the high school honors band. Paul was one of 45 applicants and one of six finalists interviewed and who gave a teaching presentation to the search committee. He also has an interest in music recording, an area that the college has interest in exploring. The committee was unanimous in its recommendation.

The board hired Carrie Butts of Carlyle as the new Cosmetology Coordinator. She is a KC graduate, has owned her own salon for 13 years, and has taught courses for KC in the past.

The board approved the appointment of current KC staff member Erin Hitchcock to the Director of Learning Innovation and Design replacing Joyce Pryor. The board also approved making part-time nursing simulation lab technician Travis Field fulltime.

The board approved a $28,000 contract with ServePro to provide remediation services for water damage at the Nashville Education Center during the heavy thunderstorm activity on June 30th. Some flooring and walls will also have to be replaced in the future. Evans says the center is open and functioning.

The board approved a one year extension of its Health and Dental Insurance Plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. Due to a poor loss ratio during the past year, the rate will increase nearly 14-percent. The increase will be split at the same 80-20 ratio as is the overall cost of health insurance. Evans says the increase was negotiated down from 21-percent. Four other companies refused to bid.



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