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STLCC Trustees Approve Appointment of George Wasson as New Meramec President

March 24, 2011

George Wasson  
George Wasson

The St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees at its March 24 meeting approved the appointment of George Wasson, vice president for academic affairs at the Meramec campus, as the president of that campus. Wasson will assume these duties July 1.

 

“We are confident that George will work with the board, faculty, staff and students to continue the outstanding work done on the Meramec campus and position it to meet the future needs of the community,” said Denise Chachere, chair of the STLCC Board of Trustees.

 

Wasson served as Meramec’s acting president from April through August 2010, when Zerrie Campbell assumed the duties of interim president.

 

“Based on his experience as a senior-level administrator within the district, George truly understands the needs not only of the college, but also of the diverse populations the Meramec campus serves,” said Zelema Harris, STLCC chancellor. “He is committed to providing the highest quality educational opportunities that support teaching and student success.”

 

Said Wasson: “Meramec is a significant community asset, and we must continue to focus on serving the most crucial needs of our local community. I intend to work closely with faculty and staff to address our curriculum, instructional strategies and assessment of student learning to ensure our programs and services address those needs and advance the college’s mission.”

 

During his tenure as Meramec’s vice president for academic affairs, Wasson has developed a plan for establishing the new Center for Teaching and Learning, facilitated the digitalization of the communications lab and worked with the challenge of severe space limitations in the face of student enrollment expansion.

 

Wasson joined the Meramec staff in 1985 as an economics instructor, and became the business administration/economics department chair in 1994. He also served as the acting dean of Meramec’s business division for one year before taking the position of vice president for academic and student services at Wildwood when the new campus opened in 2007.

 

Wasson currently is working toward a doctorate in management, community college policy and administration at the University of Maryland’s University College. He holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics from Indiana University.