Monday, November 2, 2009

Lackman serves as acting president

The Board of Trustees recently appointed Vickie Lackman as acting president of the college, effective Oct. 23. She will serve as the college’s president until the board appoints an interim president later this year.

Former president David Borofsky announced his resignation in July and left the college Oct. 22 to accept a position in Colorado.

Lackman has served as the vice president of human resources for the past five years. She was previously the human resources director for Providence Health System and has more than 20 years of experience in executive-level positions in education, healthcare and manufacturing.

“Vickie will provide Bates Technical College with solid leadership skills, and the college will be in capable hands as the Board conducts a careful search to find the next president to lead the college through its next chapter of growth and advancement,” said Stan Rumbaugh, chair of the board of trustees.

A resident of Gig Harbor, Lackman hold a bachelor’s fine arts degree from Pacific Lutheran University, a bachelor’s in education from Montana State University and a master’s degree in organizational development from California State University. She holds the Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) designation, is a certified mediator and is an active member of the College and University Personnel Association (CUPA) and Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Information on clock-to-credit conversion now online

Faculty and staff can now access clock-to-credit conversion frequently asked questions, a timetable, an overview and a taskforce list on the college’s intranet. Log on to to learn more about the conversion. Call Summer Kenesson, dean of institutional research, at x7204 for questions or for more information.

Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month 2009

This month marks the 8th anniversary of Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month. From music and dance performances to visual art exhibits, literary readings and workshops, Art at Work offers something for everyone. It also gives you a chance to check out the fine art work of Bates Graphic Designer Dionne Bonner. Many of the activities throughout the month of November are free and most are family friendly.

This weekend, Nov. 7-8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the public is invited to tour more than 75 art studios at various locations throughout Tacoma. Visit Dionne's studio at the Broadway Artist Cooperative, 705 Court C.

These tours give you an opportunity to learn how artists work and about the tools they use. Visitors can watch demonstrations, ask questions, purchase a one-of-a-kind creation and even create their own masterpiece.

Learn more about Art at Work month here.

Bob Traufler receives tenure

Congratulations, Bob!

Bob is pictured with his tenure committee, Acting President Vickie Lackman and Board of Trustees Chair Stan Rumbaugh, and with Lackman and the Board of Trustees.

Apparel Construction designs Halloween costumes

BARC's Oktoberfest | Oct. 30, 2009