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King set for new position

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dottie King
Dottie King is ready for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College to move forward.

King -- a Clay County resident and Van Buren High School graduate -- was named the college's new president recently.

"We're looking at a lot of things," King said. "We're looking at honing our mission and what's important to young women. I look forward to continuing that."

She has served as the school's interim president since July 1, 2010.

King said she received a three-year contract.

She told The Brazil Times a search committee, composed of faculty, students and board members began the process of finding a new president after David Behrs resigned last year.

She submitted her resume for the position and was interviewed in January.

Originally, the search committee intended to make an announcement regarding its findings in March. However, the committee met in Indianapolis earlier this month and unanimously decided to choose King.

"They decided I was their candidate," she said. "It was a feeling of, a mixture of honor and humble."

The decision was then approved by the college's board of directors and the Sisters of Providence.

King is only the 16th president for the university and the first non-Catholic for SMWC.

She has been with the college for nine years, arriving in 2002 as an assistant professor in mathematics.

She taught mathematics for six years and also served as the Mathematics Department Chairperson.

Prior to arriving at SMWC, she taught mathematics at Indiana State University.

She earned her bachelors and masters in mathematics, as well as her Ph.D in curriculum/instruction/educational leadership at ISU.

King said serving as the school's interim president for eight months gave her the confidence she needed for the position.

"Being able to handle everything and believing I had a vision in my mind was important," she said. "There are some really challenging things going on in education. We're going through a lot of those challenges."

King is also a board member for the Clay Community School Corporation.

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Dottie: Congratulations. You'll do a tremendous job!! You have God in your heart!!

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Sun, Feb 27, 2011, at 10:07 PM

Congratulations Dottie you have accomplished more than most persons here in Clay county will ever accomplish in their career. You have made us proud! Keep up the great work.

-- Posted by msemmert on Mon, Feb 28, 2011, at 9:25 AM

Congrats Dottie!!

-- Posted by Indymove on Mon, Feb 28, 2011, at 9:47 AM

I've known Dottie and the King family for many, many years. She will make a wonderful addition to SMWC, as she has to Clay Community Schools.

You GO girl! ; )

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Feb 28, 2011, at 11:04 AM

Congrats Dottie! You know there are always those who can't just let a good thing be posted without trying to throw mud on it - at least that is obvious to me.

-- Posted by Bzlobserver on Tue, Mar 1, 2011, at 7:55 AM

Speaking only for myself, my "lack of response" was due to your comment being unworthy of one.

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Mar 1, 2011, at 11:37 AM

The last time I checked, math and science classes are available to boys and girls equally. Why would an initiative need to be taken for courses already offered?

-- Posted by Claycountian on Tue, Mar 1, 2011, at 9:58 PM

Well then Isn't_it_obvious_to_us I look forward to you taking the reigns and turning the Clay County programs around. Seems you have it all figured out.

-- Posted by Bzlobserver on Thu, Mar 3, 2011, at 7:09 AM

I invite ALL to become members of Northview's Academic booster club...As Isn't it obvious mentioned we have quite a large number of townspeople involved with athletic clubs and band clubs but there are only three of us in academic booster club. Three of us can only do so much and we have got to stimulate interest and academic competition in the students so they will not just measure themselves against other local students as even the ones who excel are only big fish in a very small pond in Clay County. Only those who are pushing themselves to be the best will succeed after high school/college. doing bare minimum is not enough any more. More boosters are needed to cheer these kids on and try to get more into activities that cause them to push a little higher to see how far they can actually go...Sadly even most parents prefer the entertainment factor over their kids' best opportunities. Once the opportunities have past, you can't get them back.

Have a good evening.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Thu, Mar 3, 2011, at 7:57 PM

Wow, ISN'T_IT, I'm flattered you searched through the comments I've made in an attempt to prove your comment worthy of a response from me. (you can't see it, but I'm blushing)

I'm in agreement with FUTUREFARMER, Dottie's credentials speak for themselves .. as do yours.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Mar 4, 2011, at 12:00 PM

Sounds like you didn't make the cut. That's a shame. At least we have Mrs. King's credentials.

-- Posted by Emmes on Sun, Mar 6, 2011, at 8:05 PM

Hahahahahaaaaa.....Oh you are a Beast! hahahahhaaaa Toot Toot!

Emmes...I am quite sure that they teach a class on Understanding Jacka$$ at the YMCA. Would you like to go with me?

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Mon, Mar 7, 2011, at 1:27 PM

PROUD .. I would be happy to go. Wish I cared enough about his comments to respond further. lol

This horse is long dead and I've lost interest.

Let me know when the classes start. ; )

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Mar 8, 2011, at 8:43 AM

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