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Board of Control elects new chairman

Lee Harstad

The Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control elected a new chairman and a new member during a special meeting Friday.

The Board of Control (BOC) oversees local funds raised to support Colorado Northwestern Community College-Craig (CNCC-Craig).

Barbara Pughe became the new chairman of the board, replacing Pam Foster, and Dana Gregory was sworn in as the newest board member.

Pughe will serve as chairman until November 2001 when the next election will be held. Pughe was elected by acclamation and is looking forward to continuing her service on the board.

“I will do the best for the community,” Pughe said. “The college is going to be a main part of the community from now on. It has been, but it will be even more so now.”

Dana Gregory, scheduling and planning supervisor at Tri-State Generation and Transmission station in Craig and an engineering graduate of Colorado University, has lived in Moffat County for 19 years.

Gregory, after taking his oath, also became the new Board of Control Foundation representative. In the position, Gregory will serve on the CNCC foundation committee with other community members. The committee deals with grants and other financial matters.

“My goal is to be a positive and hard working member of the board,” Gregory said. “The community is growing and the college is growing and since becoming a member of the state system, there is a new mix involved. But, there still is a lot more I need to learn.”

Existing board members were also named officers. Link Derick became the new treasurer and will be responsible for assisting and advising the administration on college financial matters. Derick will also be the co-signer of checks issued by the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District.

Jim Ross was selected as the secretary. With this position, he is responsible for delivery of notice of special meetings, will sign approved meeting minutes and will preside over BOC meetings in the absence of the chair.

Shane Warrick is the fifth member of the BOC.

The board also approved a $15,000 expenditure for The Center of Craig to help in program improvement. The money will go to assist the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) which will be housed at The Center of Craig. A designated computer laboratory will be at the SBDC which will be made available to business and industry in the community. Also, the classrooms and darkroom at The Center of Craig will be completed with these funds. Tax money obtained by the BOC can be used to defray the cost.