July 10, 2003



Waivered Programs

Campus Security

Budget Adoption

Trustee Goals for 2003-04

Board Elections 2003-04


Gates Grant Program

TACTC and ACCT Spring Conference Take-aways

New AAG: Derek Edwards

Board Retreat September 13 or 14





Call to Order

Michael Allan, Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:25 a.m.


Roll Call

Members Present:††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Michael Allan

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth Chen

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Edward Davila

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Michael Emerson

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Arun Jhaveri


Attorney General Representative:†††††† Michael Shinn


Approval of Minutes

Minutes of Board of Trusteesí Meeting for June 12, 2003, were approved.






Associated Students of Highline Community College



Washington Public Employees Association



Highline College Education Association



Faculty Senate





a.†††††† Election of Board Officers

It was moved by Michael Allan and seconded by Mike Emerson that the following be named Board Officers for the 2003-04:


Chairman:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mike Emerson

Vice Chairman:†††††††††††††††††††††† Ed Davila

TACTC Representative:†††††††† Elizabeth Chen

Legislative Representative:†††† Arun Jhaveri

Foundation Liaison:†††††††††††††††† Michael Allan


Motion carried.


b.†††††††† Approval of Budgets for 2003-04

It was moved by Elizabeth Chen and seconded by Mike Emerson to approve the 2003-04 General Fund budgets, tuition waivers, and rental fees, and delegate to the President the authority to determine and set the class and course fees and make other necessary changes.


Motion carried.


A copy of the budget summary for 2003-04 is filed with the official minutes in the Presidentís Office.


c. & d. Presidentís Annual Leave Buyout Policy

It was moved by Michael Allan and seconded by Mike Emerson to approve a policy allowing buyout of annual leave of the College President up to a maximum of 240 hours except if the president is a member of any Washington State public employees retirement system (i.e., PERS or TRS).After some discussion, it was moved by Arun Jhaveri and seconded by Elizabeth Chen to table this action item for further discussion at the August retreat meeting or September meeting.


Motion carried.


e.†††††††† Resolution 67-03 Pertaining to Appreciation for Service of Michael Shinn




(Pertaining to Appreciation for Service of Michael Shinn)



Whereas, Michael Shinn has served Highline Community College Board of Trustees since 1998 as an assistant attorney general, and


WHEREAS, Michael Shinn has fulfilled his responsibilities as a trusted advisor, and


††††††††††† WHEREAS, Michael Shinn has also rendered diligent service to the president and the administration of the College, and


WHEREAS, he has given unstintingly of his time, energy and expertise to the Trustees and the administration of the College, and


WHEREAS, effective September 1 Michael Shinn is moving to Vancouver and will be reassigned to other duties in the office of the Attorney General of Washington,


††††††††††† THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees on behalf of themselves and the administration of Highline Community College express their heartfelt appreciation and high regard for Michael Shinnís service to Highline Community College and wish him well in his career.


It was moved by Michael Allan to approve Resolution 67-03 Pertaining to Appreciation for Service of Michael Shinn.


Motion carried.




Marie Zimmermann reported.
  • Congratulations to Wendy Swyt, English faculty member, for being honored by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, NISOD, at their annual meeting as an Outstanding Teacher of the Year.She was nominated by Highline after her recognition as Highlineís Outstanding Teacher of the Year for 2003.
Student Services

Becky Riverman reported.

  • The summer quarter enrollment report was distributed to the Board and questions were answered.


General Administration

Laura Saunders reported.

  • In preparation for demolition, digging has begun beside Building 8.The fences are up and utility tunnels are being dug while trying to keep pathways open.The contractors have been exceptionally cooperative and have suggested alternative walking routes around the building.
  • The bids are in on the Child Care Center and they are beginning the value engineering stage.
  • The clearing and grading bids are due tomorrow for the Higher Ed Center.There are 13 bid packages and the total impact on the budget wonít be known until all of them are in. Mortenson is the general contractor and the architect is LMN Architects.
  • The architect selection process for the Allied Health Building will begin on July 30.
  • The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Child Care Center will be on July 31.
  • The Groundbreaking Ceremony with Central Washington University for the Higher Education Center will be on August 11.
  • The Business Office will be doing a preliminary close of the books for June tonight so that an evaluation of the budget can occur.
  • The first year of a project created at Highline to allow students to spread their tuition payments over a longer period of time has been completed and is working well.
  • Preparation of Disaster Assessment is underway, as requested by the Governorís office.We are making sure HCC is in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission regulations on the usage of financial information because HCC collects credit card information for tuition payments.


Institutional Advancement

Lisa Skari reported.

  • Kari Cantey, Director of Communications and Marketing, has returned from Maternity Leave and thanks were extended to Helen Buller, Cherie Crowley and Maggie Scowden for doing an excellent job during her leave by continuing to serve clients and continued to produce high quality products.
  • The College will be one of many sponsors of Federal Wayís Festival Days, to be held August 22-24.The events should create widespread publicity for the College.
  • During the last week of June Ms. Skari completed the Washington Executive Leadership Academy (WELA) sponsored by the State Board, Washington State Presidents, Association, and TACTC.It was a year long academy that focused on personal development as well as exposing the participants to many college presidents, trustees and state board staff.Ms. Skari thanked the Board for her opportunity to participate in the program.



Unscheduled Business

Elizabeth Chen commended Michael Allan for his leadership this year as Board Chair and Mike Emerson for his work as TACTC President this year.


New Business



Executive Session

At 10:55 a.m., the Board convened into Executive Session to discuss the performance of a public employee.At 11:05 the Board reconvened.



The meeting adjourned at 11:05 a.m.


Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be September 11, 2003.


††††††††††† 8:00 a.m.†††††† Study Session†††††††††††† Building 25, Room 411

††††††††††† 10:00 a.m.†††††† Meeting††††††††††††††††††††††† Building 25, Board Room



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Michael J. Allan, Chair†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Priscilla J. Bell, Secretary