Loesch and Walker Named Trustee Emeriti
During their July 28th meeting, the Moberly Area Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Rodney Loesch and Greg Walker as Trustee Emeriti. The position honors former Board members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication and service to the College and the community.
"Between Rodney and Greg, they represented 44 years of service to the College," said MACC President Dr. Jeffery Lashley. "During their tenure, the College experienced tremendous growth and change and they both provided important leadership and vision. The current Board members wanted to recognize their contribution with this honor."
Loesch was first elected to the Board of Trustees in April 2000 and was re-elected in 2006 and 2012. He held the office of Board president from 2006-2012, and vice president from 2012-2014. He resigned in May after permanently moving outside MACC's taxing district.
First elected to the Board in 1984, Walker resigned in April after completing his fifth term as a Board member – the longest time of service by any Trustee since the separate college district was formed in 1982. He held a variety of positions, including President from 2000 to 2006 and from 2012 to 2014.
"The College and the communities it serves have certainly benefited from the insight provided by Rodney and Greg over the years," said MACC Board President James Cooksey. "The Board of Trustees believed they should receive the honor they rightly deserve."
The title is given to former members who have completed a minimum of two, six-year terms and who have demonstrated significant, valued contributions to the College, as well as the community. Loesch and Walker received framed resolutions to commemorate the honor during Monday's meeting. They each also received a lifetime membership in the Missouri Community College Association and their names are engraved on a plaque that will hang in the Board Conference Room at the College.