Two College Districts Feature Contests for Two Seats
Four people are running for two seats on the St. Charles County Community College Board, and four are running for two seats on the East Central Community College Board. East Central is in Union, in Franklin County, but part of its service territory is in St. Charles and Warren counties.
ST. CHARLES COUNTY
Board member - Two elected
JANET S. WOODBURN
OCCUPATION: President and CEO, Bridgeway Counseling Services, Inc.
POLITICAL CAREER: Incumbent, running for second term. Also served on St. Charles City Council 1981-95.
ISSUES: St. Charles County Community College provides comprehensive educational and vocational programs and services that are affordable, accessible and responsive to the changing needs of the community. My goal as a trustee is to assure the organization is fiscally sound and achieves excellence in quality education and programs.
QUALIFICATIONS: For the past 20 years I have held top-level administrative positions. This experience has provided me the training in business management, personnel and contract negotiations, and fiscal operations that are necessary to assume the leadership of the college. Having lived in St. Charles County for 17 years, I believe that I understand what the community expects of the college.
JOHN A. VERNITTE
HOME: St. Charles.
OCCUPATION: Education and training administrator.
POLITICAL CAREER: Never held public office.
ISSUES: We need to be aggressive in marketing our services to the community at large and in particular to offer customized education and training to business and industry. Building a partnerships with business and industry will be a useful way to serve the community and one that can be a good revenue producer for the college. The college needs to consta ntly assess itself and continue to survey the community for areas in which it can provide services. Seek any and all state and federal grants that could offset the costs of instruction.
QUALIFICATIONS: Eighteen years of education and training experience; 10 years' experience in developing partnerships with business/industry; active member in a number of education and training organizations. Pursuing doctoral degree in education, St. Louis University; hold master's degree in education from University of Missouri at St. Louis; bachelor's degree from St. Louis University.
HOME: St. Charles County.
OCCUPATION: Management consultant.
POLITICAL CAREER: Incumbent. Elected in 1990, currently serving as vice president of the board of trustees.
ISSUES: When I am re-elected, my priorities will be to: 1. Concentrate on consolidating recent expansion activities. 2. Continue to provide the citizens with excellent and affordable academic programs.
QUALIFICATIONS: A lifelong resident of the metropolitan area. All of my children have graduated from the Francis Howell School District and some have graduated from St. Charles County Community College. I have extensive community college involvement, providing more than 20 years of consulting and advisory services to every community college in the metropolitan area. …