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Four Candidates Vie for STLCC Board of Trustees Seat

February 15, 2011

Four candidates, including the incumbent, will vie for a Subdistrict 2 seat on the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees in the April 5 election. The winner will serve a six-year term. 

Incumbent Denise R. Chachere, human resources/organizational development director at Jost Chemical Co., will be opposed by Patrick J. Burke, a building inspector for the City of Creve Coeur; Hattie R. Jackson, retired dean of academic support services and continuing education at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park; and Wendy R. Watson-Robinson, an accounting and control specialist for the U.S. Postal Service.

Subdistrict 2’s approximate boundaries extend from the northern limits of St. Louis City south along the city limit to Oakland Avenue; southeast from Kingshighway along Park, 39th, Jefferson and Osage to Interstate 55 and Gasconade; east on Gasconade to the Mississippi River; and north along the river back to its starting point.

The STLCC Board of Trustees is a six-member board that represents the four subdistricts of the college service area. Subdistricts 1 and 4 are the two large subdistricts, each represented by two trustees. Subdistricts 2 and 3 are smaller, each represented by one trustee. District voters elect board members periodically for six-year terms.

The board is responsible for determining the policies of the college within the legal framework established by statutes of the state of Missouri. The board makes all final decisions concerning employment, termination of services, expenditure of funds, contracts, establishment of new programs, student fees, tax levies and construction of facilities. Regular board meetings are scheduled each month and are open to the public.