Member Absent:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Michael Allan
Representative:†††††† Derek Edwards
Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the regular meeting
on March 10, 2005 were
Bell congratulated Lisa Skari on her advancement to Vice President for
Institutional Advancement.† When Lisa
hired into the position as Executive Director for Institutional
Advancement, it was agreed that upon completion of a number of goals she
would be promoted to the position of Vice President.† She has accomplished those goals and more.† The Board extended their congratulations
Reichert, Director of Communications and Marketing, introduced Cherie
Crowley, Senior Graphic Designer in the Communications and Marketing
Office.† Cherie received the Paragon
Award sponsored by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations
(NCMPR) for the 2004-2005 Student Handbook.† The Paragon Awards recognize outstanding
achievement in communications at community, junior, and technical
colleges.† The 2004 winners were
announced on March 15, 2005
at NCMPRís annual national conference in Minneapolis.† The Board extended their
Davila recognized and thanked Arun Jhaveri, former trustee, for his
leadership and service to Highline for the past seven years.† A large framed picture of the College and
a card from the Board was given to Mr. Jhaveri in appreciation of the time
he served on the Board.†
Chairman Davila welcomed Rita Creighton to the Board who
was appointed Trustee by Governor Gregoire.† Rita presently serves on the National PTA
Board of Directors and has held numerous leadership positions at the
national and state PTA level and has many years of community service.† She is currently the Community Relations
and Aviation Education Program Manager of the KingCountyInternationalAirport.
number of students recognized by their outstanding academic achievement
were introduced to the Board:
of Washington Tacoma Next Step
scholarship, Johanna Wolf;
Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE), Carol Chandler, Janet Soine, and
Academic nominees Elizabeth Tacke and Meheret Debebe.
The Board extended congratulations
to all of the students for their outstanding academic achievements.
Associated Students of HighlineCommunity
Alicia Akerman reported.
and Activities Budget Committee has developed the preliminary review of
their budget proposal.
Studentsí Rights and Responsibilities Committee has been meeting and have
suggested changes to that document.
Government elections will be May 18 and 19.
Awards Ceremony will be at the end of the month with 71 awards being
DuBois, Student Senator, is now serving as the Treasurers Club Diplomat
for the remainder of the year.
Washington Public Employees
Lydia Bracco reported.
were no new classified employees in April and three new classified employees
next WPEA Chapter meeting on May 20 will be focused on employee education
of the new contract that goes into effect on July 1.
number of classified staff attended the Student Services conference in
April at the TacomaConvention
were two recipients of WPEA endowment scholarships for professional
development benefiting classified employees.†
staff used the entire professional development budget of $10,000 as well
as $10,000 from Dr. Bellís Presidentís Fund for professional development.† Thanks were extended to Dr. Bell for her
support of the funding for classified staff professional development
Education Association (HCEA)
Amal Mahmoud reported.
HCEA membership drive is going very well.
were extended to Dr. Bermingham regarding the discussion with faulty about
advancement on the schedule.† A
social event is being planned for faculty to celebrate.
∑Faculty Senate elections are in process for the next two
years for the executive board.† Ruth
Frickle has done a wonderful job assigning faculty to committees.
will be the President of the Senate again next year.
Faculty Association for Community and TechnicalColleges will have its fall
conference at Highline on October 27 and 28.
Continuing Probation and
given due consideration to the recommendations of the Tenure Review Committee and
President Bell, it was moved by Elizabeth Chen and seconded by Mike Emerson
that probation be continued for
second-year probationerMarcia Welch in Business Information
Technology; and further moved that tenure
be granted for third-year probationer, Laura Manning in Speech.
The motion carried.
Board Vice Chair
It was moved by Mike Emerson and
seconded by Rita Creighton to elect Elizabeth Chen as Board Vice Chair to fill the
Vice Chair vacancy left by the departure of Arun Jhaveri.
The motion carried
Trip to China
A report was given by Jack Bermingham, Elizabeth Chen and
Raegan Copeland on the trip they took with Dr. Bell to Yangzhou,
China, in April for the
Washington Day Celebration.† This
celebration was organized by the Yangzhou Foreign Affairs Office, sister city
of the city of Kent.† They participated in the celebration with Kent
city officials and business and industry leaders and a representative from Green
RiverCommunity College.† In addition to participating in the
celebration, new partnerships were formed with YangzhouUniversity and Jianghai College as
well as re-affirming the partnership with JiaoTongUniversity
The Kent sister city relationship with Yangzhou has been
going on for a long time and Highline in the past has done a number of contract
training sessions for business and city officials from Yangzhou.† These training sessions occurred thanks to
Elizabeth Chenís coordination efforts with Madame Deng, Deputy Director of
Yangzhou Foreign Affairs Office.† Madame
Deng spent winter quarter attending four or five classes at Highline while in
town doing other activities related to sister cities and foreign affairs for Yangzhou.† While in Yangzhou,
Jack presented Madame Deng with a certificate of completion for the classes she
attended at Highline.† Her experience at
Highline, which she said was terrific, made her an advocate in helping to
accomplish the signing of partnerships for Highline with YangzhouUniversity and JianghaiCollege during the trip.
At the Washington Day celebration, Dr. Bell gave a seminar explaining the community college
system of higher education in the United States and what is done at Highline; Dr Bermingham
gave a presentation on the transfer role of community colleges and articulation
with universities; and Dr. Chen talked about the role of trustees.† Honorary titles from JianghaiCollege were given to Dr. Bell as
Honorary President; Dr. Chen as Honorary Trustee and Dr. Bermingham as Honorary
This was a very productive and successful trip.† Agreements were made with Yangzhou
city government for possible future contract training opportunities and
partnerships with YangzhouUniversity
in the areas of computer information and engineering for possible exchange
opportunities for faculty and students.† Yangzhou
officials will be here in July to participate in Kentís
celebration of Yangzhou Day and Highline will also be involved in the
Recognition was given to Marion Davis,
Director of Financial Services, for chairing the committee of a state wide
training program for people working in business and finance across the
state for community colleges.† The
conference was very well received and Marionís leadership was the motivating force
in making the conference a success.
Recognition was also given to Kathy
Tarli, Associate Director of the HR office who has just completed the
Federal Way Emerging Leadership Program.
General Administration does a lot on
campus during the summer and that work is being organized including
completion of the final budget, year-end budget closing, several
construction projects, some remodels, moving some offices around campus,
and getting ready to move into the new office building on Highway 99.
wildlife report on campus includes a killdeer nest with four eggs has been
discovered and at least three adults if not more down on the field.† There are no baby ducks yet that can be
seen and there are lots of turtles
with Arscentia Design Company to help Highline develop and articulate a
brand message with a new identity and look is very close to being
completed.† This will also include
getting the Highline publication messages cohesive across the entire institution.
new Highline view book was distributed to the Board.
has begun on the planning for the Higher Education Center/Central
Washington University dedication to be held on Tuesday October 25 from † The Board was asked to save the date on
Ivan Gorne reported.
The Unity through
Diversity Week was very successful and the Highline Student Union where
most of the functions happened filled up almost totally.† This was a great collaboration with the
faculty and Student Programs/Student Services with five or six faculty and
staff on the committee that organizes it.†
Faculty were very supportive and brought their classes and had
assignments around the activities extending learning beyond the classroom.† The week ended with International Night
and sold out.† Great organization
done by the committee for a very successful week of activities.
Services Conference held every three years was in Tacoma this year and more
than 30 staff attended.† Highline
for the first time did the total e-marketing for the conference.† Jamie Wells and Erik Tingelstad did all
the marketing for the conference and over 600 attended.†
Jack Bermingham reported.
were extended to Rod Stephenson and Lisa Skari for the great job done on
the Gala.† A couple of faculty also
helped including Derek Greenfield who was the MC at the event and he did a
really good job.
April, the Paralegal Department with Joy Smucker, Business Division Chair
and a member of the National Board for Paralegal Association, hosted the
Regional Paralegal Association meeting in Seattle.† A number of the paralegal students and
faculty members Buzz Wheeler and Che Dawson were also involved in the very
Math Department hosted the Regional Math Conference at OceanShores, which was also very
successful.† They also used
Highlineís international relationships by having Marc Jacobs give the key
note for the conference.† Marc is a
faculty member who was at Highline from South
Africa for a term about a year ago.
Greenfield, faculty member in Sociology spent last fall in South
Africa at CapeTechnikon and coordinated a
video conference with students there and here.† There will be another video conference
between some of the students he was working with at Technikon and his
students here this quarter.† This is
a great opportunity to get those students to talk across cultures.
group of faculty are going to South Africa
funded under the Fulbright Program.†
This is a great partnership with our neighbors, with a faculty
member from CWU, one from HighlineSchool DistrictHighlineHigh School, one from TukwilaSchool DistrictFosterHigh School, one from a FederalWaySchool District
junior high school, and one person from EarlyCollege.† A great opportunity for about a dozen
people.† Highline is one of two
community colleges nationally this year to get funding for a group
the faculty meeting yesterday, Vickie Ropp, in compliance with the
accreditation report, gave a presentation on the progress that has been
made in outcomes assessment in the past two years.† She was very good at highlighting how
significant the progress has been since we went through the accreditation
process in this area, how the Board participation is on campus and how
those outcomes assessments of students in several district departments are
already being used to modify curriculum and pedagogy and strengthen the
outcomes as we move ahead.
to Laura Manning, Speech faculty, for being granted tenure.† Laura has already become a leader on
campus and has had a significant impact with Phi Theta Kappa.
The meeting was
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly
scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees
will be June 9, 2005.
††††††††††† † †††††† Study
Session†††††††††††† Building 25, Room 411
††††††††††† 10:00 a.m.†††††† Meeting††††††††††††††††††††††† Building 25, Board Room