COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 9
MINUTES OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
Master Plan Discussion
Call to Order
J. Michael Emerson, Chair, called the meeting to order at
Members Present: Michael Allan
J. Michael Emerson
Attorney General Representative:
·President Kolesta Moore was unable to attend and sent her apologies and a written report to the Board.
Amal Mahmoud reported.
·HCEA and HCC Administration have begun negotiations which is going well.
Continuing Probation and Tenure Recommendations
a. Dr. Bell, having given due consideration to the recommendations of the Tenure Review Committee recommended to the Board:
THAT Probation be continued for the following first-year probationers:
Chris Brandmeir Jeff Ward Grisha Stewart
Michael Girvin Elise Muller-Lindgren Stephen Washburn
THAT probation be continued for the following second-year probationers:
Katie Guillford Korey Marquez
Tina Ostrander Ron Sabado
And, further, MOVE
THAT Tenure be granted for the following third-year probationers:
Thressa Alston Babs Cerna Rick Hughes
Hara Brook Reegan Copeland Lorna Schletzbaum
Deborah Bacharach Sue Frantz Bobby Wheeler
Carpenter Eena Hibbs Dusty
It was moved by
b. Having given due, careful, and deliberate consideration to the
recommendations of the President and the Tenure Review Committee, it was moved
The motion carried with two abstentions.
Lisa Skari reported.
·The Gala is now two months away. There is $30,000 in sponsorships which is a record for sponsorships for any Gala and we are still in the process of getting more corporate sponsorships to reach the goal of $40,000. There’s been 80 tickets sold and the goal is 300. Tickets are $100 and will cost $125 after April 1. Collection of auction items are going well.
·Highline Institutional Advancement was one of the sponsors of the Federal Way Womens’ Network Forum, with 110 women participating. The Forum originated from the former Center for Extended Learning’s Women’s Networking Breakfast and this recognition was mentioned.
Jack Bermingham reported.
·Dr. Bermingham commented that he was pleased with Donald Schwendeman’s academic success story and that Donald was present to hear the Board’s approval of granting tenure to Sue Frantz, one of the instructors he acknowledged as making a difference in his academic success. He stated that Donald too, will make a difference in individuals’ lives.
·The search for new faculty positions is underway. Jack stated that the beginning stages of the Gates Project are well underway with student recruiting. Jeff Wagnitz is on point with the Project and Michael Silver, past Superintendent of Tukwila School District, is assisting with the project.
·Jack recognized the faculty as being very involved in their disciplines outside the classroom by publishing or in making presentations at conferences, and the ability of the faculty to be leaders. Professional development takes place both here on campus as well as at off-campus sites.
Ivan Gorne reported.
·At the continued encouragement of President Priscilla Bell, Lisa Skari and Ivan Gorne have worked with staff and faculty in Instruction and Student Services to put together a Scholarship Coordinating Committee for the purpose of ensuring that students are nominated and prepared to apply for the many scholarships available.
·SCORE Conference (Students of Color Opting to Reach Excellence) was held on February 27. Students of color on campus need to raise their sights of the potential of what higher education can do for them. Highline student leaders presented a panel and talked student-to-student about what it really takes as well as what support is required.
·Educational planning and advising staff and a variety of other groups not only work diligently on campus, they also dedicate themselves to their professions as well. Two program proposals have been accepted for a regional advising association group, the National Association of Academic Advising.
·One of our educational planners, Nga Pham, originally
·Both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams have had some success this year and they gained experience reaching the playoffs, although they didn’t advance. More wrestlers are going to national championships than ever before, with one wrestler designated as an All American.
Laura Saunders reported.
·The utilities station project should be finished next week.
·During the construction process in the last five years, we’ve discovered that our electrical system has been sending electricity in the wrong direction. We are correcting these problems as we complete new construction. We have one more planned power outage on the weekend of March 27 to complete the correction in the electrical distribution system. The problems we have experienced were created from the poor construction of the 1960s.
·The Policy Development Council adopted a non-smoking
campus policy and made a suggestion to the president in terms of
implementation. A campus committee has designated
some smoking areas on campus and the education program for getting this policy
advertised is underway so that it’s in place by fall quarter.
·The drafted Safety Plan has included all the campus input and safety improvements and the plan has been approved.
·In compliance with Accreditation, a campus committee has developed a performance appraisal and review pilot for the administrative and exempt staff. This is a two year process and the pilot has been tested in all areas. All administrative and exempt staff will go through this appraisal process.
·The community college system received legislative funding about a year ago to reinvent our computer systems moving them off the old hardware and onto the new hardware so that the systems are web based and more up-to-date. It’s a huge project and the process is underway.
·The Higher Education Center building construction is
coming along. The Student Union has some
challenges, probably a couple of weeks late, but the goal is to have it open
for the fall quarter. The
It was decided that the Trustees will discuss the upcoming trustee conferences at the next meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the
Study Session Building 25, Room 411
10:00 a.m. Meeting Building 25, Board Room
OFFICIAL MINUTES SIGNED
J. Michael Emerson, Chair Priscilla J. Bell, Secretary