Released April 19, 1999
Centre College Trustees act on promotions, appointments and budget
DANVILLE, KY- The Centre College board of trustees met Friday, April 16, on the campus. The trustees acted on several faculty and staff appointments, adopted a budget for the 1999-2000 fiscal year and reviewed information about endowment growth.
The board confirmed the promotion of Nancy S. Lackey from dean of students to vice president for student affairs, making her the first female vice president in Centre's history. She originally joined the college in 1986 as director of residential life and counseling, and she became dean of students in 1993.
A native of Lynchburg, Va., Lackey holds a bachelor's degree from Mary Washington College and a master's degree from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining Centre, she worked on the administrative staffs at East Carolina University and Piedmont Virginia Community College.
In other personnel matters, the board confirmed the appointment of three new faculty members in tenure-track positions, effective with the beginning of the fall term. They are Kelly Becker (philosophy), who holds a doctorate from the University of California at San Diego; Alex M. McAllister (mathematics), with a doctorate from Notre Dame Un@; and Philip White (English), whose doctorate is from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Three additional professors who have been at the college on visiting appointments were confirmed for tenure-track appointments: Steven M. Beaudoin (history), with a doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University; Richard D. Axtell (religion), with a doctorate from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and Charles E. Pace (anthropology), a doctoral candidate at Purdue University.
In other action related to the college faculty, the trustees voted to grant tenure to David Binger (computer science) and Chalene Helmuth (Spanish). Five professors were named for promotion from the rank of assistant professor to associate professor: David Anderson (economics), Binger, Keith Dunn (chemistry), Elizabeth Perkins (history) and Joe Workman (chemistry).
The Centre trustees adopted a preliminary operating budget of $31,458,060 for the college for the 1999-2000 fiscal year. The figure represents a 5.4 percent increase over the current budget. The most significant increase in expenditures will be for student financial aid and scholarships, as well as support for the educational program.
The board's investment committee announced that Centre's endowment has hit a market value of more than $146 million, a record high.
The trustees elected the college's corporate officers for the coming year, re-electing the current slate: J. David Grissom, chairman; Nelson D. Rodes, vice chairman; James D. Rouse, secretary; John A. Roush, president; Yvonne York Morley, assistant secretary; and Richard L. Bauer, treasurer.
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