Happy New Year!!

As we prepare for the spring semester 2003, you will again be in the front lines of our ability to recruit and retain students. Most of you are aware that a student survey, which polled 50 community colleges, showed our students with an above average perception of how our professional and classified staff relate to our students and are critical to their success at CSI. This semester students remain vital in our efforts to deal with our budget woes. During the next three weeks we will begin in earnest our efforts to convince the Idaho Legislature and Governor Kempthorne the value of higher education to our state and the importance of increasing our appropriation. There are still those who feel higher education, including community colleges, have not been cut enough or certainly should not expect any budget increases; however, a report which just surfaced on higher education funding across the United States indicated Idaho suffered the third largest decrease in higher education funding. Idahoís decrease was 5.6% while the national average was a 1.2% increase. These facts provide us some valuable data in support of our additional funding request. I want you to be assured that we will this year search every avenue of our budget in an attempt to provide some additional salary dollars. At this early time, itís difficult to project if this is possible or not, but I want you to know your welfare is at the top of our wish list. Have a great spring semester 2003.



Karen Slaugh · Records Office
Revis Turner · CND
Gabe Kleinkopf · Maintenance
Leo Malberg · AV Production
Cindy Flowers · Facilities Use coordinator
C R Call · Maintenance
Mike Kestie · Support Services Tech
Judy Thom · Human Resources
Judy Tipton · Office on Aging
Ann Keane · Academic Deveopment
Pam Reich · ISBDC Office Specialist
Gabe Kleinkoph · Maintenance
Caralee Perry · Physical Science
Jerry Meyerhoeffer · President
Kitty Andrews · Office on Aging
Richard Boyd · Office on Aging
Cindy Scott · Office on Aging
Jodie Vargas · CND
Maggie Seipel · Office on Aging
Sveltlana Schuckert · Fine Arts
Nina Schwarz · Financial Aid Office
Penny Johnson · Real Estate/Home Buyer Education
Ima Head · Maintenance
Travis Cloyd · CSI Help Desk
Mark James · Maintenance
Mark Mueller · Maintenance


Jennifer Zimmers · Financial Aid Office
Jay Sneddon · Data Service
Rod Pooler · Security Team
Ken Barret · Security Team
Chuck Lee · Security Team
Dave Annis · Security Team
Bill Peters · Security Team
Mevida Teffer · Security Team
Tim Driscol · Security Team
Frank Garrison · Security Team
Bruce Cameron · Security Team
Dick Ihlers · Security Team
Carol Carlile · Records
Lena Paxton · Records


Our semi annual PACE in-service event will be next Thursday, January 9th. We will begin at 7:30am on the second floor of the Taylor Bldg, 276/277. We expect to hold your interest until at least 10am.
Join us for breakfast, a year end wrap up of PACE activity and meet your new executive committee.
President Meyerhoeffer will provide us with the state of the college address and our own Jan Mittleider will inspire us with motivational activities you will not want to miss.
As the new year begins and students return, it will be important that all of us have this opportunity to look back at our accomplishments and forward to the year ahead. Faculty will have this opportunity the following week. Supervisors, please make every effort to ensure that your staff schedules will allow for all to attend.


Motivating Me!

12:00-1:00 Taylor Building #256
recuperate from the holidays with a lunch hour of a little fun, relaxation, and movement. Facilitated by Barbara Knudson and Jodie Vargas. Reservations required due to limited space.

American Disability Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Sick Leave

11:30 -1:00 Taylor Building #277
Confused about these issues? Everyone is. See how case law is defining these acts and what they mean to you. Facilitated by Barbara Knudson and Dannette Starr.



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Tina Standlee
Magan Ruffing
Joan Drown
Eldora Walker
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