Westmoreland County Community College Board Approves Contract Extension for College President Tuesday Stanley

Date Published: October 31, 2017

YOUNGWOOD, PA – The Westmoreland County Community College Board of Trustees approved a two-year contract extension for President Tuesday L. Stanley at its meeting held October 25, 2017.

The extension includes a mandated minimal annual increase of each year equal to that given to all college employees; a carryover of 10 vacation days to the following year; a mandatory minimum contribution to her 401A Plan made each contract year in the amount of the difference between her salary and $200,000; and an annual salary increase of 2% retroactive to July 1, 2017

Since her appointment in July 2014, Dr. Stanley has received outstanding performance reviews by the board and did not accept a 6% salary increase as approved by the board in December 2016. 

“I’m overwhelmed, excited and very grateful by the board’s confidence in my leadership and all that we are accomplishing at Westmoreland,” Stanley said. “I look forward to continuing our good work and seeing our strategic plan fulfilled.”

After the extension was approved, Stanley received a standing ovation from the board and guests in attendance.

In another personnel action, the board also approved the appointment of David C. Pistner of New Stanton as the vice president for Continuing Education, Workforce and Community Development. Pistner has served as the college’s director of Workforce Development since October 2016 and brings a wealth of experience to the position. 

Prior to joining Westmoreland, Pistner served as the director of special projects/energy initiatives with the Pennsylvania College of Technology, the director of weatherization training with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, and the chief operating officer/director of strategic planning with the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board.

In other business, the board approved the following actions:

  • A three-year contract for audit services with Maher Duessel to include fees of $42,500 for the 2017-18 fiscal year, $43,783 for the 2018-19 fiscal year, and $45,070 for the 2019-20 fiscal year, plus out-of-pocket expenses
  • A three-year contract effective November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2020 for bank depository and merchant services with First Commonwealth Bank and purchasing card services with Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • A photo ID system provided by Automated Card Systems in the amount of $54,909.88 which will be paid for by Pennsylvania Department of Education funding 
  • The purchase of equipment for the Advanced Technology Center programs in the amount of $19,439.78 from West Penn Laco of Pittsburgh which is funded by the Arconic Grant. Equipment includes a hydraulic mounting press, semi-automatic polishing machine and belt grinder.
  • The purchase of snow removal services for the Youngwood campus from TGLC Landscape, Inc. in the amount of $23,140
  • The purchase and installation of a card access and surveillance cameras from Intertech CI of Pittsburgh in the amount of $362,855. The Pennsylvania Department of Education funds will cover %50 of the purchase.
  • A contract with Westmoreland Electric in the amount of $99,500 for the upgrade of exterior lighting to LED technology at the Youngwood campus and the following centers: New Kensington, Public Safety Training Center, Murrysville and Fayette
  • A three-year electric supply agreement with Constellation NewEnergy Inc. at a fixed price of $.05735 kWh 
  • A three-year gas supply agreement with Direct energy Business at a fixed price of $2.96 Dth
  • A contract for HVAC services from Limbach Company LLC of Pittsburgh in the amount of $18,264 for preventive maintenance
  • A contract with AK Pip Lining Company of Murrysville for storm drain repairs not to exceed $34,550
  • Payment to Hempfield Township of Westmoreland County for a building permit fee in the amount of $18,560 for the Science Innovation Center
  • Termination of the Associate of Fine Arts Degree Music Option
  • Termination of the Horticulture Associate of Applied Science Degrees and Certificate programs
  • The removal of BUS 140 Introduction to Business and the addition of BUS 158 Principles of Management to the Accounting Associate of Applied Science Degree program
  • Changes to the graduation policy, eliminating the application for graduation and nonrefundable graduation fee and changing the starting catalog year requirement for programs with selective admission 
  • A retainer agreement with Citrin Consulting in the amount of $75,000