Betty L. McLane-Iles

Betty Louise McLane-Iles, professor of French, was elected as chair of Kirksville’s Planning and Zoning Commission, Jan. 14. She was nominated by Dan Martin, director of wellness at A.T. Still University – who was himself elected vice-chair – and seconded by Jessica Parks of the Kirksville City Council. McLane-Iles is the first woman to serve as chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the first Truman faculty member since Randy Hagerty, professor of political science, in 2011. McLane-Iles previously served as the vice-chair of the commission. She is also a member of the Kirksville Historical Preservation Commission and the Friends of the Forest Llewellyn Cemetery Committee. She is the longest-serving foreign language professor in the current Department of Classical and Modern Languages and author of three books.
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