Four candidates have filed to run for St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees in April's election.
The winner will represent subdistrict 3, including the school districts of Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Affton, Bayless, Brentwood, Kirkwood and Webster Groves, as well as southwest portions of St. Louis City on the board which oversees college affairs.
The candidates are:
- Allison F. Stenger
- Samuel Henderson
- Robert M. Johns
- Joan H. McGivney
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McGivney is the current subdistrict 3 representative. She served six years on the Webster Groves School Board and served on the St. Louis County Special School District Governing Council, according to the community college. She was a substitute teacher for the Affton, Bayless and Hancock Place school districts.
The board of trustees hold the following responsibilities, according to the community college website:
The Board of Trustees is responsible for approving the appointment, retention and dismissal of employees of the college, approving employee compensation, defining and assigning employees' powers and duties, levying such taxes as are required for the operation of the college, establishing fees for students in the amount necessary to maintain college courses, providing instructional programs and services and physical facilities, approving all contracts, formulating and overseeing disciplinary policy regarding students, and complying with all applicable federal, state, and local mandates.
Consistent with these responsibilities, the board functions as the policy-making body exercising overview of administrative functions delegated to the chancellor, selecting, appointing, and evaluating the chancellor of the college, providing ways and means for obtaining adequate financial support, electing to hear appeals of employees as outlined in applicable grievance procedures, hearing members of the public, staff and students at regular board meetings, and approving the annual budget.