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Board member resigns

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dottie King
There was an empty board member chair during the Clay Community School (CCS) Board meeting Thursday evening.

Clay Community School Board President Ron Miller announced fellow board member Dottie King's resignation.

King wrote a letter to the board announcing her resignation and apologizing for not being able to finish her term.

She said she and her family relocated to Vigo County after she accepted the presidential position at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC), and she can no longer serve on the CCS board.

Miller said King has served on the board seven years.

She began her career at SMWC in 2002 as an assistant professor of mathematics. Before accepting the position at SMWC, she taught mathematics at Indiana State University from 1985-2002 and was an adjunct instructor of mathematics for Indiana Wesleyan University from 1997-2002.

While at SMWC, King also served as chair of the Sciences and Mathematics Department, assistant dean for undergraduate and international programs, and interim vice president of academic affairs.

After former college President David Behrs resigned last year, she was promoted to SMWC interim president July 1, 2010, and became the College's 16th president Feb. 25, 2011, following a unanimous vote from SMWC Board of Trustee members.

King received a three year contract and she is the first non-Catholic president of SMWC.

According to her SMWC biography, King held leadership positions including promoting excellence in teaching and scholarship, providing leadership for academic departments and interdisciplinary programs in curricular, personnel and budgetary matters and advancing the mission of the college.

King received her bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from ISU, and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction/educational leadership from the same alma mater.

King is committed to encouraging women to persist in their study of mathematics, and published an article in the Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences called "Listening to their voice."

She is also a member of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club.

King has been married to her husband Wayne for 31 years and has six children and one grandchild.

She has received SMWC highest teaching honor, the Sister Mary Joseph Pomerroy Award for Faculty Excellence for teaching and service.

King was unavailable to comment as of press time.

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good luck dottie! pray that God watches over you and wayne; and keeps your family safe.

-- Posted by madmarkbedwell on Sat, Jun 11, 2011, at 5:22 AM

Sure would have been better if she had resigned BEFORE the MAY elections so the voters could have decided on her replacement. Now there will likely be an appointment by the board which is not a "by the people" decision. This happened not too many years ago when another board member who knew they were leaving waited until after elections so a good old boy could be ushered in to his seat. Can't help but be suspicious that this could happen again.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Sat, Jun 11, 2011, at 8:12 AM

Jenny, politics at it's best.

-- Posted by BWare on Sun, Jun 12, 2011, at 11:55 AM

Dottie King has been a teacher and mentor to me. Please understand the election process before making comments about withdrawing prior to the election. The Indiana State 2011 Election calendar states that:

2/18/11 = Filing deadline for candidates

2/21/11 = Last day to withdraw candidacy

5/3/11 = Election day

The Board at SMWC met on 2/25/11 and announced that they had selected Dr. King as President of SMWC. It certainly does not look like Dottie had the opportunity to withdraw from the board prior to the election, at least so that another board member could file candidacy.

Yes, it's a conspiracy and SMWC was involved. Please!

-- Posted by exbrazilrez on Fri, Jun 17, 2011, at 7:58 AM

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