The minutes of the regular meeting
on May 12, 2005 were
Dr. Bell extended congratulations
to Lisa Skari for being named the alum of the year for the Federal Way Chamber
Advancing Leadership project.Ms. Skari
has been very involved and made great contributions to the Federal Way community both in its Chamber and Rotary and
will be Rotary president-elect next year.
Associated Students of HighlineCommunity
Alicia Akerman reported.
The Students Activities Budget Committee
is presenting the budget to the Board today for approval.
The Students’ Rights and Responsibilities
Committee has been working on revising the Student’s Rights and Responsibilities
document and they intend to have that finished by the end of this
The Recycling Policy that Student
Government has been working on for the past two years was accepted
yesterday by the Policy Development Council.
Student Government elections were held
and the new officers for next year are: President, Paul Kalchik; Vice
President for Administration, Jared Tarabochia; Vice President for
Legislation, Jacob Jennings; Treasurer/Club Diplomat, Julian Torres;
Senators, Katie Hutchison, Alexander Bozhko, and Huy Pham.
Thanks were extended to individuals who
contributed in completing the Recycling Policy: last year’s Vice President
for Legislation, Michelle Colepak; Senator Josh Oakley who led the
committee this year and the environmental science professor, Woody Moses.
The student awards ceremony received
good feedback as a beautiful event in the new building.There were 70 awards presented.
Alicia extended thanks to the Board for
making her comfortable in giving her reports to the Board this year and
she said goodbye.
Washington Public Employees
Tenaya Wright reported.
list of all classified staff members graduating with degrees this year was
presented to the Board.She gave
the names and positions they hold on campus of each of the people who
received their degrees.
numbers of classified staff people receiving service awards this year are:
15 five-year pins; 5 ten-year pins; 9 fifteen-year pins; 3 twenty-year
pins; and -year pin
to Ronda Stafford.
next chapter meeting is on June 17 to discuss and educate people on the new
contract that will become effective July 1.
Education Association (HCEA)
Ruth Windhover reported.
Welcome was extended to new trustee, Rita Creighton.
On campus HCEA has conducted a very successful
membership drive this spring.
HCEA sponsored two meetings explaining the merit
steps which are for the upper end of the faculty salary schedule and
insights on how to assemble the required portfolio to move from one column
to the next.The portfolio
demonstrates excellence in a variety of aspects of the profession
including teaching, service, professional development and leadership.
HCEA members have been very active on the state
level. The legislature enacted the
second substitute Senate Bill 5441 authorized formation of a steering committee
to develop recommendations about how the state can best provide stable
funding for early learning K-12 and public colleges and universities.Two advisory committees were also
authorized, one for K-12 and one for higher education.These committees haven’t been formed yet
but Bruce Roberts, an economics instructor and also a member of Highline’s
bargaining team, has been recommended to serve on the higher education
committee working on funding for public higher education.
The legislature also passed a second substitute House
Bill 1794 authorizing a pilot program where four community and technical
colleges are authorized to offer a program of study leading to an applied
baccalaureate degree and Ruth and Laura Saunders are serving on the State
Board task force that’s developing the application procedures for that
The legislature also authorized the updating of the Best
Practices Task Force to recommend best practices for part time faculty
the system, part time faculty deliver half of the instruction.Two of Highline’s permanent part time
instructors, John Fox in the philosophy department, and Eleanor Hartman in
the writing department, served on the first task force.Eleanor just retired from Highline after
teaching for 25 years as a part time writing instructor. Ruth will be serving on the current task
force and another Highline part time writing instructor, Phil Jack, has
been nominated to serve on that committee.The first meeting will be held the last week of June.The interim report is due to the State Board
in the middle of November.
On behalf of the HCEA Ruth thanked the Board for
serving as trustees for the College.The faculty understand and appreciate the crucial role they play in
the life of the College
is anticipating next year’s statewide movement to a common course numbering
a. Resolution 69-05 Pertaining to Authorization
to Expend Funds
COLLEGE, District 9
(Pertaining to Authorization to
Whereas, the new fiscal year will begin on July 1, 2005, and
WHEREAS, a final determination of the budget will not be made prior
to the date of the June 9, 2005, Community College District 9 Board of
Trustee’s meeting, and
WHEREAS, students have enrolled for
summer session that will begin on
June 20, 2005,
WHEREAS, the disruption of planned and
scheduled activities could seriously hamper the College’s operations for the 2005-2006
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the
Board of Trustees authorizes the President of Highline Community College and
her designees to expend funds beginning July
1, 2005, to meet College needs at the same rate as in the 2004-05
approved budget, or as specifically authorized by legislative action to take
effect July 1, 2005.
It was moved by Mike Emerson and
seconded by Rita Creighton to approve Resolution 69-05 Pertaining to
Authorization to Expend Funds beginning July
A copy of Resolution 69-05 is filed with the official
b. Student Activities Budget 2005-2006
It was moved by Elizabeth Chen and
seconded by Mike Emerson to approve the Students’ Activities Budget for
A copy of 2005-06 Students’ Activities Budget is filed with
the official minutes.
c.2005 Addendum to President’s Contract
It was moved by Michael Allan and
seconded by Mike Emerson to amend the presidential contract between Highline
Community College Board of Trustees and Dr. Priscilla J. Bell effective July 1, 2004 through and including June 30, 2007.
The motion carried.
The Board extended their appreciation and thanks for the job
that Dr. Bell is doing as President of Highline Community College.
Jack Bermingham reported.
Bermingham expressed his appreciation for all the great work that Scott
Hardin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, has provided on the
leadership of the student retention initiative.He also expressed his appreciation to
the faculty working on this initiative--Ruth Frickle from Social Sciences;
Jessica Gilmore from Business; Kathy Oberg from Health, PE &
Education; Bob Maplestone from Pure & Applied Sciences; and Larry
Blades from Writing.
the newly tenured faculty reception was held with four faculty being
recognized, Katie Gulliford from Chemistry, Laura Manning from Speech, Ron
Sabado from Accounting, and Tina Ostrander from Computer Science.Thanks were expressed to all those involved
in getting them through the tenure process and to Elizabeth Chen for
attending and addressing those attending the reception.
to Nancy Warren for her outstanding leadership in the annual successful
spring festival career fair.
division chair elections were held this quarter.Allison Green, Writing Instructor was
elected to replace Lonny Kaneko in Arts and Humanities.Kathy Oberg was re-elected as the
division chair for Health, PE & Education Division.
pilot transition program for developmentally disabled students is ending.This program was a collaboration with
the schools and HCC’s developmentally disabled program directed by Judy
Perry.Lisa Turner did an
outstanding job leading the pilot program.The transition program highlighted ten developmentally disabled
students from three different school districts and by the end of the year
eight of them were employed.Jeff
Wagnitz did the presentation on the collaboration and employment is the
objective.Most disabled students
come out of schools at 18-21 years of age and are not prepared for
employment.This program is
designed to transition them into employment.It is a terrific program with a terrific
outcome and work is being done to expand it. This is done with a collaboration of a number
of county agencies.It is another
area in which the College is involved in the community which is very
special to those individuals and the lives of their families.
Marion Davis, Director of Financial Services
introduced the Board to Sherry Stroud, the new accounting manager, who
started three weeks ago. She joins HCC with experience in the insurance
industry with a strong background in accounts payables/accounts
Dennis Colgan has been hired as the
Executive Director of Administrative Technology and will start on July 1.He’s from SouthSeattleCommunity College and has lots of experience in community
colleges and will replace Don Cowan, interim director for the past eight months.
A firm was hired to clean up the water
retention pond area and the blackberry bushes have been removed.There are a lot of ducks in the pond
Laura will be on sabbatical for the
summer and back on campus in September.Marion Davis will be her substitute during that time.
the month of June, Communications and Marketing have arranged for ad spots
promoting summer and fall enrollment on radio stations KUBE, KISS, KISW.
Lentini will be doing special things on the HCC webpage so web driven people
can get specific information regarding the programs.These will then be followed with direct
mail pieces to target Running Start students and evening classes.
Donor Recognition event will be October 3 at the SeaTac Marriott.
to Foundation Board members Dianne Summerhays and Vern Warmbo supported by
Rod Stephenson focusing on building the Board membership. Lori DeVore, voted Federal
Way’s favorite real estate agent, will be
joining the Board this month.
25 is the date for the Central Washington University/Highline Community
College Higher Education Center grand opening.Governor Gregoire has been invited.
Ivan Gorne reported.
today will be in the new TacomaConvention
Planning and AdvisingTransferCenter recently reported that
about 52% of Highline students go to college orientation, the Running Start
orientation or the considering college orientation.
top four transfer schools are the University
of Washington Seattle, Central
Washington University Des Moines, University
of Washington Tacoma, and WashingtonStateUniversity.The largest number of students who go on
to private college go to the University
efforts have expanded, Toni Castro, Associate Dean for Multicultural
Diversity Student Services, with a group of individuals have gone to North
Seattle Community College to talk to their team about the whole accreditation
process and then Toni went back to talk to the Student Services
Fujiwara, the Director of International Student Programs, returned from a
recruiting trip.The biggest drop
in the international student enrollment has been from the students
transferring from the Kaplan ESL program.For the first time a member from Kaplan accompanied Mariko on the
recruiting trip and it is hopeful that this feeder program to the
international student program will improve its enrollment.She visited the Jikei Group in Japan
to work on providing a group study type of exchange program for
students.Drs. Jack Bermingham and
Priscilla Bell met members of the Jikei Group while in Japan
with the Community Colleges for International Development tour last year.
Prenovost and Jamie Wells from Outreach and Erik Tingelstad from Career
Services assisted with the spring festival career fair by getting about 700
high school students and some junior high students to attend.HCC students also attended this career
part of the enrollment management program there is a Mission Possible
campaign with students that are new to the College.Students are contacted in four different
ways: letter, postcard, e-mail, and telephone call.
new scholarship program has been initiated with 47 high schools this
spring in the HCC area to award scholarships to HighlineCommunity College at $500.00
per quarter.If the students
continue to be active and academically successful, their award continues.
The meeting was
adjourned at 11:00 a.m.
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly
scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees
will be July 21, 2005.