Bill Meyer, Fort Scott, was selected to finish a Fort Scott Community College Trustee open position, following the recent death of his wife, Liz.
“Bill was selected due to his expressed interest in fulfilling the commitment his wife Liz made to provide the best opportunities possible for students, FSCC employees, and the community,” Alysia Johnston, FSCC president said. “There are three years left on a four-year term.”
He was sworn in at the Dec. 16 Board of Trustees meeting at the college.
“I wanted to continue the work that Liz was doing on the board,” Meyer said. “I have a fairly long history with the college and wanted to help move the college forward.”
In the recent past, both the Meyers worked at FSCC.
“Liz was the director of the nursing program, I was the college registrar,” he said. “We both retired from employment in 2007.”
Some of the challenges the college faces are maintaining an adequate funding stream, meeting the academic and technical needs of students in the future, and maintaining and improving the support for the college by Fort Scott and Bourbon County, Meyer said.
Meyer has three daughters: Kay Meyer, Elizabeth Paulson and Sarah Ettore.
His hometown is Washington D.C.