September 11, 2003



Executive Session

Year End Financial Reports





Call to Order

J. Michael Emerson, Chair, called the meeting to order at 8:55 a.m.Mr. Emerson stated that the meeting will be shortened because the Board will be attending the TACTC Conference immediately following the meeting.


Roll Call

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

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

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

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

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


Attorney General Representative:†††††† Derek Edwards


Approval of Minutes

Minutes of Board of Trusteesí Meeting for July 10, 2003, and Minutes of Special Board of Trusteesí Meeting for August 14, 2003, were approved.



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.




Associated Students of Highline Community College

No report.


Washington Public Employees Association

Michelle Tuscher reported.

         At the upcoming Board of Trusteesí meetings, one chairperson from each WPEA committee will report their committee status to the Board.


Highline College Education Association

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.


Faculty Senate

No report.



No action items.



Student Services

Ivan Gorne reported.

         The Opening Week Agenda was distributed to the Board.


General Administration

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.


Institutional Advancement

Lisa Skari reported.

         In an effort to work with the surrounding community of Des Moines, the College will be sending out postcards as a courtesy apologizing for the disruption of on-going campus construction in hopes that increased awareness will create increased patience.The postcards will be going out the middle of September.Ms. Skari extended her appreciation and thanks to Andrea Tompkins and Mail Services staff for their research and hard work in sending the cards to the community.

         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 Seattle University, University of Washington and Washington State University in pursuit of this grant in order to support engineering from the freshman level upward.

Marie Zimmermann reported.

         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 Des Moines, SeaTac and Burien.Dr. Bell stated that the grant process was very competitive and to be selected as one of the ten awarded is very prestigious.





Unscheduled Business



New Business




The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 a.m.


Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be October 14, 2003.


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

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




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