COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 9
MINUTES OF BOARD OF TRUSTEESí MEETING
Year End Financial Reports
Call to Order
J. Michael Emerson, Chair, called the meeting to order at † Mr. Emerson stated that the meeting will be shortened because the Board will be attending the TACTC Conference immediately following the meeting.
Members Present:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Michael Allan
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth Chen
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Edward Davila
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Michael Emerson
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Arun Jhaveri
Attorney General Representative:†††††† Derek Edwards
Minutes of Board of Trusteesí
Dr. Priscilla Bell reported.
∑ The report on the Status of College Efforts in Support of Strategic Initiatives 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the Board packets updates the reports given to the Board throughout the year.† The document is a year-long picture of efforts undertaken by the College to achieve each of the Strategic Initiatives and demonstrates the incredible amount of work done by faculty and staff.† Their work is what makes it possible for this institution to achieve excellence and keep doors open for students.
Michelle Tuscher reported.
∑ At the upcoming Board of Trusteesí meetings, one chairperson from each WPEA committee will report their committee status to the Board.
Ruth Windhover reported.
∑ HCEA will hold itís luncheon for faculty and administrators during Opening Week on Wednesday, September 17.† At that luncheon, Barry King, the chief lobbyist for Higher Education for the Higher Education Association, will speak about past political activity and the outlook for future legislation.
∑ Ms. Windhover will continue this year as the State Higher Education Chair for the Washington Education Association.
No action items.
Ivan Gorne reported.
∑ The Opening Week Agenda was distributed to the Board.
Laura Saunders reported.
∑ Construction on campus during the summer will cause challenges for fall quarter because of the difficulty to get around campus.† All construction projects are on schedule and within their budgets.
∑ LMN Architects has been hired as the consultant for developing a pre-design and proposal to the State Board for a new Allied Health building that will be approximately the same size as the Higher Education Center.
∑ Tomorrow, an architect will be selected as a consultant to guide the planning of the renovation of Building 4.
∑ Due to the hard work of faculty and staff bringing in excess enrollment and the prudence and care that they exercised in looking at their own expenditures, the College ended the fiscal year in a healthy financial state.† The financial report given to the Board in their packets reflects the final close of the books for 2002-03.†† The budget forecast for this year looks much better than we anticipated.
Lisa Skari reported.
In an effort to work with the surrounding
The College has been selected as a recipient of
a National Science Foundation Grant to fund the Engineering Scholars
program.† The $400,000.00 grant over four
years will provide funds for students pursuing an Associate of Science degree
with the intent to transfer to an engineering program at a four year
institution.† It is targeted at the
financially disadvantaged, minorities, and students with disabilities.† HCC partnered with
∑ Ms. Zimmermann will be Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs while Dr. Bermingham is on sabbatical fall quarter.
∑ Dr. Mary Averett is serving as Interim Dean of Extended Learning on loan from the Spokane Community College District for a six week period.† Dr. Averett is at a retreat today with the Extended Learning staff and will be introduced to the Board at a later date.†
The College was successful in receiving a
$65,000.00 grant from the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.† This grant was one of ten awarded in the
nation to help fund programming that develops literacy skills of parents and
their children.† These funds will be used
to expand current programs in
The meeting was adjourned at
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly
scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be
††††††††††† † †††††† Study Session†††††††††††† Building 25, Room 411
††††††††††† 10:00 a.m.†††††† Meeting††††††††††††††††††††††† Building 25, Board Room
OFFICIAL MINUTES SIGNED OCTOBER 9, 2003
J. Michael Emerson, Chair†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Priscilla J. Bell, Secretary