Columbia College alumna leads Board of Trustees

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 5:07 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 3, 2008

Daisy Grossnickle, who attended Columbia College in the 1960s, said it has traditionally been important to the school to instill confidence in young women and to further develop their capabilities and talents.

“The same held true in the ’90s for my two daughters, who graduated from the college,” said Grossnickle, who recently was elected chairwoman of the college’s governing Board of Trustees.

She is the first woman to hold that position in the school’s 154-year history and succeeds Dan Scotten, who remains on the board.

Grossnickle, who graduated in 1966, joined the board in 1982 after being involved on the Alumni Association board for 16 years.

As a trustee, Grossnickle has served on several committees. She chaired the educational policies committee, a position she said gave her the best preparation for her new role.

Gerald Brouder, president of Columbia College, said the board is made up of 23 volunteer members. All but five live in Columbia. The board meets three times a year, has the authority to make policies and decisions with administration recommendation and decides on tenure promotions.

Grossnickle said she takes pride in Columbia College for giving people who have families or jobs, or are in the military, a chance to get an education through Internet and evening classes.

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