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SWIC welcomes new executive director to Sam Wolf Granite City Campus

The new Southwestern Illinois College Sam Wolf Granite City Campus executive director has plenty of experience – in education, in management and in Granite City.

LeVault Nancy 2Nancy Sanders LeVault, left, of Granite City became the SWGCC campus executive director Nov. 3. She took over for prior director Frank Miles, who left last summer.

LeVault said she has set a goal of maximizing the availability of college educational services to area residents and SWIC students.

“As a lifelong resident of Granite City, my family and I have a vested interest in the community,” she said. “SWIC offers many services for area residents and businesses. It is my goal to help them maximize the potential and services that the SWIC education community offers.”

As the chief administrator of the campus, she will serve as the primary point of contact for the community and as campus liaison for the staff. In addition, she will monitor campus operations and collaborate with the responsible staff to assist in providing timely and quality campus service.

LeVault has had a long career in education. She spent 27 years in the Granite City School District: as a teacher from 1987 to 1995 at Marshall Elementary School; as principal of Lake Elementary from 1995 to 2000 and Frohardt Elementary from 2000 to 2003; and as director of Elementary Education/Title I from 2003-2014.

LeVault earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1980 and her Master of Science in Education Administration from SIUE in 1995.

“I want to make certain that residents and businesses in the neighboring communities are aware of the services we can provide. A solid educational experience will have economic impact on a community in the years ahead,” she said. “Coming from a public school background, I want to make certain that we are maximizing our efforts with area high schools.”

She is a member of the Illinois Principal Association, the SIUE Alumni Association, the Tri-Cities Area United Way Executive Board, the Women’s Leadership Society of Greater St. Louis United Way (Education Market), the Chamber of Commerce of Southwestern Madison County, the Good Samaritan House Board of Directors and the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association.

LeVault and her husband, Marty, have two children, Scott LeVault and Tammy Tulacro.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This profile ran in the Dec. 5 newsletter of the Chamber of Commerce of Southwestern Madison County.)

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