Membership

The Council consists of 20-25 volunteer members. Council members represent one of six community sectors. Council members will serve three year renewable terms. Representatives from key partner agencies may attend the Council meetings as a resource for discussion purposes.

Current members include:

  • Jessica Beyer - Greater Mankato Growth
  • Randy Farrow - Mankato Clinic
  • Sara Folsted - Rice County
  • Heather Gleason - South Central Work Force Council
  • John Harrenstein - City of North Mankato
  • Dr. Jim Hebl - Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Jeffrey Hendricks - Crystal Valley
  • Shannon Hillesheim - New Ulm Economic Development Corporation
  • Nort Johnson - Faribault Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
  • April M. Kopack - Three Links Care Center
  • Deanna Kuennen - City of Faribault
  • Jane Lebert - Sage Glass
  • Jody Long - Jennie-O
  • Amanda Mackie - Minnesota Valley Action Council
  • Rick Miller - District One Hospital
  • Dr. Paul Peterson - Mankato Area Public Schools
  • Sarah Richards - Jones Metal
  • Todd Sesker - Faribault Public Schools
  • James Stickney - Daikin Applied
  • Kevin Voracek - City of Faribault

 

SCC PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COUNCIL CHARTER

The Council Charter outlines the role, responsibilities, structure and processes of the President’s Advisory Council (Council) for South Central College (College).

Purpose of Council

The purpose of the President’s Advisory Council is to provide leadership and strategic guidance for the College. Council members serve as community champions for South Central College. Members of the Council share their gifts in service to the college mission by providing professional expertise; their diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives; their connections to resources at all levels, and other forms of needed assistance. The Council has no governing function within the college.

Role and Responsibilities

The Council will collaborate with the College to articulate the organization’s vision, mission, values, and goals.

The Council will provide input on the strategic direction of the College; including review of the annual work plan.

Council members will represent six community sectors within the region (Agriculture, Education, Health Care, Local Government, Manufacturing, and Non-Profit). Council members will represent the SCC service area, which serves students from six counties (Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Rice, and Steele) within southern Minnesota.

Individual responsibilities include:

  • Give critical assistance where needed (i.e. identifying concerns)
  • Assist with fostering connections to the college
  • Create a link to important professional and technical expertise and perspective
  • Build relationships with fellow advisory council members in support of college goals
  • Serve as a resource for the President and Cabinet members
  • Serve as a college ambassador in the community
  • Keep informed about plans, activities, and needs of the college
  • Provide input and counsel in support of grants and funding opportunities

Time commitment:

  • Attendance at two President Advisory Council meetings per year
  • Periodic communications
  • Periodic event attendance (optional)

Membership

The Council consists of 20-25 volunteer members. Council members represent one of six community sectors. Council members will serve three year renewable terms. Representatives from key partner agencies may attend the Council meetings as a resource for discussion purposes.

Council Culture

The Council seeks an engaged culture, which is categorized by honesty and a willingness to challenge all to succeed.

The Council is responsible to establish, maintain, clarify, and protect the College’s relationship with the local, regional, and national community.

Agendas for each meeting are established and sent out one week prior to each Council meeting. The agenda addresses Council priorities, limits presentation time, and maximizes discussion time.

Reporting

Proceedings of all meetings are documented as minutes. Minutes of all Council meetings are approved by the Council at the subsequent meeting. Minutes will be taken by a member of the College staff.

Review of Charter

The Council will review this charter every two years to ensure it remains consistent with the Council’s purpose and responsibilities.

A copy of the charter and membership is available on the College’s website, under the Office of the President. 

 

Approved October 29, 2019