CWC holds line on prez pay

Jul 15, 2012 By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer

The Central Wyoming College board of trustees has opted to freeze president Jo Anne McFarland's pay this year.

After lengthy discussion in executive session, the board voted to hold McFarland's pay at $167,775 annually, while adding 10 more vacation days. She now has 41 vacation days.

"I just want it to be clear, that does not reflect a lack of confidence," Phister said. "But we're also sensitive to the economic climate. That's why we thought it was appropriate."

Vice president for administrative services Jay Nielson and vice president for student services Mohammed Waheed celebrated their final board meetings June 20. Their retirements became effective July 1.

Both received standing ovations by everyone in attendance.

Waheed gave thanks to those who he worked with during his nearly 30 years at CWC.

"Thank you for the opportunities," he said. "I've had excellent staff who worked as partners in this journey."

Nielson listed some of the accomplishments he's been a part of at the college since his joining the staff in 1998.

"This is the best college in the state, best place to work in the county," he said. "But as I reflected back, what always struck me was the people."

As of the beginning of the month, Ron Granger took over Nielson's post after having served as associate vice president for administrative services.

Vice president for academic services Jason Wood, who recently earned his doctorate, is now the executive vice president for student and academic services.

Rey said this is a combining of Wood's and Waheed's departments.

Under Wood is associate vice president for student services Coralina Daly, who directed the college's library.

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