Westmoreland County Community College President Declines Pay Increase

Date Published: December 19, 2016

Westmoreland County Community College President Tuesday Stanley declined a pay increase approved by the college board of trustees Wednesday, December 15.

The trustees approved a 6 percent salary increase to be paid in 3 percent increments for the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years in recognition of Stanley’s “outstanding leadership” said Board Chairman Dick Dickert.

The board conducted annual performance evaluations of the president and cited her for “establishing/implementing strategic direction, meeting and exceeding key objectives and developing important college/community relationships.”

“While I appreciate the faith of the board in me, I am declining a pay increase in my salary,” said Stanley. “We have many opportunities at Westmoreland and I remain committed to this institution and our students.”

The board also approved a contribution to the president’s deferred compensation 401A plan according to the terms of her contract.

“The college has greatly benefited from Dr. Stanley’s leadership,” said Dickert. “The trustees are proud and excited that she is leading Westmoreland on its ‘Ambitious Journey.’”

The trustees also approved purchases that will upgrade two Youngwood campus facilities for students:  the Fitness Center and the Multimedia Technology Lab.

Twenty-five new iMAC computers to be purchased for $80,982 from Apple Inc. will modernize and expand the Multimedia Technology Lab. They will replace 18 computers which are nine-years old in current use by students in the Graphic Communications, Multimedia Technology and Photography programs.

New equipment for the Fitness Center includes two Precor treadmills, two Precor elliptical machines and a Precor recumbent bike purchased for $17,654 from Advantage Sports and Fitness.  The Fitness Center is free and open to all Westmoreland students.

In other business, the board took the following action:

  • Approved the annual renewal of the SirsiDynix Horizon Cloud Library System and WebReporter/WebAnalyst for the College Learning Resource Center from for $23,104.63;
  • Authorized the college president, with the approval of the college solicitor, to extend the term of the existing contact with Financial Aid Services, Inc. from January 2 to March 31, 2017 at a cost not to exceed $90,000;
  • Rescinded the purchase of the unified communications system which was approved by the board October 26 because the equipment manufacturer, Avaya, is in the process of filing for bankruptcy;
  • Approved the renewal of a six month phone system maintenance agreement for up to $14,737.88 from Unify, Inc.;
  • Declared as salvage materials the following which are no longer used by the college: a typewriter, radiology film processor and used conference room chairs;
  • Approved a one-year contract for the purchase of welding gases for the Advanced Technology Center from Matheson Valley Welding Supply for $14,523.32;
  • Approved the archiving of the following two programs and their related courses: Occupational Health and Safety certificate and Robotics Technology associate in applied science degree;
  • Approved the Dual Employment Policy which addresses employees who are employed in more than one position either within the college or externally;
  • Approved the board’s 2017 meeting calendar as follows:  January 25, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, August 23, October 25 and December 13.  The meetings will held at 5:30 p.m. in the Gene E. McDonald Board Room in Founders Hall, with the following exceptions: the April 26 meeting will be conducted at the Indiana County center, the August 23 meeting will be held at the Public Safety Training Center and the December 13 meeting will begin at 7 p.m.


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