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Kaskaskia College picks directors for student services, public safety

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees this month named three people to key positions.

Trustees approved the appointment of KC’s Dean of Enrollment Services, Amy Troutt, to the college’s vice president of Student Services position, effective May 23. She is replacing Dr. Susan Batchelor, who is retiring after 12 years with the college on June 30. Troutt has been employed with the college for more than 15 years.

Trustees also approved the appointment of Shawn Richards to director of Public Safety, effective immediately, to replace retiring director Todd Wagner. Richards has more than 25 years of experience as a law enforcement officer, a detective, and a field training officer. As a current sworn KC Police Officer, Richards has led several trainings on campus with surrounding law enforcement agencies.

Retiring Salem High School Athletic Director Scott Steward was approved by the board for appointment to the KC athletic director position. Steward brings more than 29 years of experience in athletics and coaching.

The board also approved the promotion of Associate Dean of Workforce Engagement & Industrial Career Service Joy Fitts to dean.

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