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Wcc Gives Ponitz New 3-year Contract

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Approval was voted by the Washtenaw Community College trustees . Tuesday night for a new three year contract with WCC President David H. Ponitz, setting a minimum annual salary of $33.400. and also for a new pay agreement providing the WCC Professional Administrators Associatipn pay raises totaling $15,642. The trustees' new contract with Ponitz will become eifective nèxt July 1, replacing a three-year contract that expires June 30. It specifies that his salary will continue at not less than the present $33,400 annually through June 30, 1976, and provides for renegotiation of salary prior to the contract's effective date and annually during the three years. Ponitz has been WCC's president since the college was organized nearly eight years ago. 1 Negofiafiitwe'efi WCC ancT líe Professional Administrators Association started last May, went through the state mediation stage and were about to move to the fact-finding levelvhen agreement was reached Nov. 20. The new agreement previously ratified by the unión, provides pay and fringe benefit increases within the federal 5.5 per cent guideline, retroactive to last July 1, running tó next June 30. Salaries increased 5 per cent were for: Rudolph A. Albert, coördinator of instructional media - $15,592.50; Jêan Bacalis, accounting supervisor - $13,623.75; Richard H. Mallory, director of auxiliary services - $17,928.75; James P. Murray, head of data processing - $12,810; William Pittman, director of building and grounds - $17,928.75; 0'Leta Taylor - $12,390. Salaries increased 5.2 per cent were for: Paul W. Davis, director of community service occupations - $20,908.50; Andrew F Ford, director of the technical and industrial división - $21,960.50; Guy W. Hower, director of counseling and guidance - $19,725; Robert L. Jackson, coördinator of tnade related instruction $18,375.40; Alton L. Kleinhenn, registrar - $18,936; Arthur J. Lemminen, director of training for business and industrial management occupations - $21,960.50; Alvin E. Roberts, black studies director - $21,539.70; Mahren Thomson Jr., director of the exact sciences división - $21,960.50; Frederick F,. Wolven, director of communication arts - $19,540.90. Other personnel actions by the trustees included formal approval for the hiring of two part-time instructors who joined the WCC staff earlier this fall. They are Lawrence Harshman, to teach two architectural drawing courses at $10 hourly, and Richard Broome, as an instructional assistant in the college's Automotive Center at $5.20 hourly. All the personnel actions were apprqved unanimously by the five trustees present. Absent were Trustee William J. Bott, whose resignation from a term running through 1974 is anticipated in connection with his acceptance of an out-of-state position, and Trustee Robert C. Ressler, appointed to the board last August for a term that willend Dec. 31. , Newly elected trustees Ann Cleary Heek and Sally Buxton, whose six-year terms start Jan. 1, attended last night's meeting.