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New NSCC Budget Increase Under 1%




The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees approved a new budget that increased less than 1% from the previous year.

The action was taken at the Friday, June 6, board meeting at the college.

Total operating budget for the 2009-09 school year is $18,439,444, up eight-tenths (.8) of one percentage point, or $152,432 more than the 2007- 08 operating budget figure of $18,287,012.

NSCC budgets were up more than 12% for two consecutive budget years. For the 2005-06 fiscal year, the college budget was $14,464,607. The following fiscal year, 2006-07, the budget increased $1,805,423 to $16,270,030, said Michael M. Brown, director of public relations and marketing.

The increase from 2005-06 to 2006-07 was 12.48%.

The following year, 2007-08, the budget went up again, from $16,270,030 to $18,287,012. That’s an increase of $2,016,982, or about 12.4%.

The college receives money from three major sources: subsidy payments from the State of Ohio, tuition and fees paid by students, and money the college earns through business and industry training.

The 2008-09 budget year starts July 1.

Brown said in a press release that despite the relatively small budget increase, Northwest State still will be able to expand its services.

Exciting Time

“It is an exciting time at Northwest State, and yet a challenging time for the people in our service area,” said Tom Stuckey, NSCC president.

“We are now poised to take many positive steps forward to expand our services.”

Philip R. McCartney, Bryan, president of the college, said, “New president Tom Stuckey has developed a strong budget and an overall staff that will provide many benefits to the region for years to come.

“Northwest State’s team has a clear understanding of the college mission, focused on serving students of all different ages, in a very large geographical region.”

Yoder

The board approved hiring of new employees, and promoted others.

Included on that list was Mari Yoder, Archbold, who will serve as vice president for institution advancement.

Her duties were described as overseeing community relations, marketing, alumni, and foundation fund-raising.


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