Quick awarded Kaskaskia College’s Distinguished Service Award; KC Board of Trustees hold special May meeting

May 4, 2021

Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Monday, May 3, to swear in board members elected in the April election and award the college’s Distinguished Service Award.

Cathy Quick, the executive assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, received the college’s Distinguished Service Award to honor her 30+ years of service to the college. Quick will retire from the college on June 30.

“Everyone at KC will sorely miss Cathy’s experience, job knowledge, professionalism, compassion, and kindness,” said KC President George Evans. “She was the true mortar behind the President’s Office and the trustees.”

Jim Beasley was re-elected for a two-year term, while Laura Wedekemper, Louis Kalert, and Jeff Brown were elected for six-year terms. Brown, a newcomer to the board, is a former Bond County Sheriff and former Kaskaskia College Director of Public Safety. Brown replaces Jim Mason, who chose to step down and not run for election. The board presented Mason with a plaque thanking him for his service to the board.

Additionally, the board chose its yearly organization representations, with Bill Hawley again elected chairman, Linda Stover as vice-chairman, and Laura Wedekemper as secretary. The board also voted to keep its monthly meetings scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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