The re-employment of 73 full-time faculty members was one of the items approved by East Central College trustees at their April 15 board meeting.

In other personnel matters, the board accepted the retirement of three employees and the resignation of three others.

Two full-time instructors were hired and a professional staff appointment was approved.

Two faculty members have announced their plans to retire. Janice Meyer, assistant professor of Spanish, will complete her service May 17. She has taught at ECC since 1996.

Donna Thomas, coordinator of the LPN/RN Bridge program, plans to retire Jan. 1, 2015. She has been employed in ECC’s nursing program for the past eight years.

Trustees also accepted the retirement of Tamara Weinhold, director of advising and counseling, effective Sept. 1. Weinhold has worked in a variety of positions at the college since February of 1990.

Additionally, trustees accepted the resignations of three members of the professional staff, including Ryan Crider, coordinator of developmental studies for the past two years, and Goldie Gildehaus, student activities coordinator this year. Their last day of employment will be June 30.

The resignation of Gretchen Pettet also was accepted effective April 29. Pettet has been the executive director for ECC’s Center for Workforce Development since 2010.

Two full-time faculty positions were filled. Shanee Haynes, who has been employed in a full-time, temporary capacity this academic year, will be a full-time communications instructor starting this fall semester.

After earning her undergraduate degree in mass communication from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Haynes obtained a master’s degree in communications from Lindenwood University.

She has been an adjunct instructor at ECC, St. Louis Community College-Meramec and Three Rivers Community College.

Effective with the start of the 2014 fall semester, Greg Stotler will teach education classes at ECC. Stotler obtained his bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s degree in information science and learning technologies and an educational specialist degree in technology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

He has been employed as a teacher, library media specialist and technology coordinator for the Strain-Japan School District since August of 2005.

Tammy Stowe will become the college’s new grants specialist. Since last summer, Stowe has been ECC’s coordinator of manufacturing outreach — a position funded through the Missouri Manufacturing WINs grant.

Prior to joining the ECC staff she served as executive director of the Union Area Chamber of Commerce. She took that position in 2002 after working as grant administrator for the city of Union from 2000 to 2001.

After earning an Associate of Arts degree from ECC, Stowe went on to DePaul University in Chicago where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce.