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STLCC Board of Trustees Recognizes Hattman for Service

March 24, 2014

Melissa Hattman  

Melissa Hattman, center in photo above, was recognized for her six years of service to St. Louis Community College by her colleagues on the Board of Trustees at the board’s March 20 meeting. Also pictured are Craig Larson, left, board chair, and Dennis Michaelis, STLCC’s interim chancellor.

Hattman, who was elected to the board in 2008 as a Subdistrict 1 representative, chose not to seek reelection when her term expires in April. Subdistrict 1 includes the Hazelwood, Ferguson/Florissant, Riverview Gardens, Jennings, Pattonville, Ritenour, University City, Normandy, Clayton and Ladue school districts.

Redditt Hudson, the regional field organizer for Region IV of the NAACP, will oppose Theodis Brown Sr., the chief of the Castlepoint Fire Protection
Association and also a trustee of the Castlepoint Community Association, for the seat in the April 8 election.

“You are the kind of person who makes us sharper because you ask questions,” Larson said to Hattman. “You will be very difficult to replace and we wish you much success.”

Hattman, the director of community college relations at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, served as board chair in 2011-12, and as vice chair in 2010-11. She was an associate member of Governance and Bylaws, and Diversity Committees with the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), as well as an ACCT voting delegate and member of the Regional Nominating Committee. She also presented at state and national conferences on servant leadership, workforce intelligence and global education.

“I want to thank all of you for what I’ve learned on this journey over the past six years,” Hattman said. “Education is the answer, and STLCC offers access to education like no one else can. Board members dedicate themselves to give the best we have to students. I have much work to do for our institutions. STLCC has a very special place in my heart.”