On December 31, 2018 trustees Ms. Kathleen Cullen, education consultant in Madison, Wisconsin, and Dr. Angela (Angel) Kern, corporate faculty at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, completed their term on the NOCTI Board of Trustees. The NOCTI Board of Trustees and the NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) staff wish Kathy and Angel the best in their future endeavors.
In October 2018, the NOCTI Consortium of States voted to re-elect Dr. Dennis Harden of Missouri, for a second term, and elect Dr. Charisse Childers of Arkansas, and Dr. Mary Jo Self of Oklahoma, to the NOCTI Board of Trustees for a term of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022.
Dr. Dennis Harden has served as the Coordinator of Career Education at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and as the State Representative for the Missouri Department of Education since November 1998. As Coordinator, he supervises and coordinates the functions of the career education unit, provides leadership for the development and implementation of Missouri's State Plan for Career Education, and works collaboratively with the Office of College and Career Readiness. He has served on the NOCTI Board of Trustees since January 2015 as a trustee and as the board secretary.
Dr. Charisse Childers has served as the Director of the Arkansas Department of Career Education since January 2015. As the Director, Dr. Childers is responsible for overseeing career and technical education, workforce training, adult education, and rehabilitation services for the state of Arkansas.
Dr. Mary Jo Self has served as Associate Professor for Workforce and Adult Education/Career and Technical Education at Oklahoma State University since 2007. Dr. Self also serves as the president-elect for the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Harden, Dr. Childers, and Dr. Self to the NOCTI Board of Trustees.
The following Executive Committee officers were elected for a term of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020, at the November 2018 NOCTI Board of Trustees' meeting: Dr. Michele McFarlane, Registrar at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho, was elected Chairperson; Dr. Delmas Watkins, CTE Director at DeKalb County School District in Stone Mountain, Georgia, was elected Vice Chairman; Mr. Mark Williams, Vice President at Academic Development Institute (ADI) in Lincoln, Illinois, was elected Treasurer; Dr. Edward Bouquillon, Superintendent-Director at Minuteman Regional Vocational High School in Lexington, Massachusetts, was elected Secretary; and former Chairman, Mr. Russell Weikle, President of Russell Weikle Education Consulting of Rocklin, California, will serve as Immediate Past Chairman.
NOCTI is pleased to welcome our newest employees!
Greg Jensen joined the NOCTI IT division in January 2019. As a programmer, Greg brings years of experience spanning multiple technologies and methodologies. His most recent position was the senior programmer for a large corporation's web application and services team. His new role will primarily cover systems development and database operations and administration. Greg enjoys sports (basketball, in particular) and spending time with his family.
Jennifer Rehkopf joined NOCTI in November 2018 as a Customer Care Specialist. Jen has extensive customer service experience and most recently served as a customer service and billing representative at Mercy Health Shared Services. Jen joined the NOCTI's Customer Care and Outreach division to focus on customer support and we are excited to have her as part of the NOCTI team!