The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

June 20, 2013

Crowder board advances plan for residence hall

By Roger McKinney

NEOSHO, Mo. — The Crowder College Board of Trustees on Thursday took another step toward a future new student residence hall.

The board gave the go-ahead to seek bids for a construction manager for the project. Jim Cummins, Crowder vice president of finance, said a proposed time frame would allow the multistory, 200-bed building to open in 2015.

It was the final board meeting for Crowder President Alan Marble, who is retiring after 27 years with the college, including seven years as president and interim president.