Minutes of Board of
Trustees’ Meeting, July
8, 2004, were approved.
Lisa Skari, Executive Director of
Institutional Advancement, introduced the Interim Director for the Office of Resource
Development, Mr. Rod Stephenson, who started a month ago.He has eight years experience in community
college fundraising and Board development work and has a strong background in
finance.He is working closely with the
Foundation Executive Committee and has already met with individual Foundation
Associated Students of HighlineCommunity
Washington Public Employees
Master bargaining negotiations are still in progress and
the next meeting is on the 17th.
Michelle met with Mr. Stephenson to discuss the WPEA
endowment fund and creating a committee for the distribution of funds.
Gary McCune, Classified Staff Training Committee
Chair and a staff member in the Administrative Technology Group, was recently
nominated and awarded the Staff Training for Technical and Community
Colleges Exemplary Staff Award.This is a state group and consists of classified staff
volunteers.The colleges are
separated into regions and there are about 10 colleges in each region.Within each region, nominations are
presented for the award and Gary
won in this region for this year.This
is the third year that HighlineCommunity
College has won this award for Region
Michelle completes her two year term as president of
Highline’s chapter of the WPEA next month.She thanked the executive officers, vice president Lisa Peterson, and
treasurer Dawn Saunders, and the classified staff who volunteered their
time and abilities as committee members. She acknowledged the confidence and
support she received from the classified staff and thanked others at the
College who supported her in her capacity as president.Her experience as president was one of
great personal value at Highline and Administration’s collaboration with
the union helped to create a better community on the campus with some very
positive changes made over the past two years.
Dr. Bell thanked Michelle and stated that it was a
pleasure to work with her these past two years and that she provided
exceptional leadership to WPEA and has done a lot for the College and her
Board Chair Davila also thanked Michelle for her great
leadership and for working hard on behalf of the College.
Laura Saunders reported.
Financial Services completed and distributed the
Budget Books to the Board.
Facilities and Operations, Administrative Technology,
and Security are getting the campus ready for the students’ arrival for
fall quarter--windows are being washed, parking lots are being
re-stripped, and new lighting on campus has been installed.The lighting on the walkway from building
6 to the Pavilion is much better and we hope to continue work on lighting
throughout the campus.
The Board will be taken on a tour of the campus construction
following the meeting this morning.The ChildCareCenter will be dedicated next
Yesterday we had a campus emergency drill which was
better than the last drill we had and demonstrated a number of glitches to
be addressed.Dr. Saunders’ assistant,
Connie Johnson, will be devoting time to identify those glitches.Each time an emergency drill is
conducted, the emergency plan is improved.
Lisa Skari reported
year some sort of assessment is attempted to show what Highline does and
sometimes marketing it is challenging to get an exact return. Press releases are one of the strategies
used.It is difficult to determine
how many of the press release stories we send out actually get published,
how much information is used and how many newspapers come to us for
information for stories they are writing.A report was distributed to
the Board with a recap for the past year that Highline has received over
$76,000 of free publicity.The Communications
and Marketing staff was commended for getting information about Highline
into the media.
has been progressing for the dedication of the ChildCareCenter
next Tuesday. Plans are beginning
for the dedication of the new Student Union in conjunction with Student
Programs Office and Communications and Marketing Department for sometime
in January.The Spring Gala will be
April 30, 2005 at the WashingtonMutualConferenceCenter called Cedarbrook in
4 will be the Donor Recognition and Scholarship Celebration at the SeaTac
Jack Bermingham reported.
were extended to Marie Zimmermann for doing a great job in assuming
responsibilities for Dr. Bermingham while he was away from the College last
month working on the Africa projects and for all
the great work she does for the College.Marie will be on sabbatical fall quarter.
Group in Japan
is one of our educational partner institutions in the CCID and Dr. Bell
and Dr. Bermingham joined CCID’s organized trip to Japan
last April to meet them.The Jikei technology
group visited Highline a couple of weeks ago and attempts are continuing
in exploring ways that Highline might work together with the Jikei Group for
faculty and student exchanges.
the start of the new academic year, Highline’s Gates project, EarlyCollege, begins with its first
day of instruction with a little over 50 students, more than was
anticipated.A good collaboration
with local school districts has occurred to get EarlyCollege started.Highline has worked very closely with
Michael Silver, former Tukwila Schools Superintendent, to get this project
started.Jeff Wagnitz, Dean of
Instruction, has provided the leadership for the College to coordinate and
and has done an outstanding job.
are 15 new tenure track and 15 new one year positions added to the faculty
this year and we continue to make some progress on our diversity initiative
and in improving the number of faculty of color.We hope this will be a terrific first
year for the new faculty at Highline.
Ivan Gorne reported.
Programs is working with their new student group leaders through a
training process that brings all the student leadership together and helps
them to learn to work together better through the year.There are four groups this year: Team
Highline, the programming group that puts together most of the club
activities and public events; Student Government, ASHCC, the governing
group; Technology and Web Group that does design work; and the International
Student Leadership Team.
Brown, Associate Dean of Student Programs, is the chair of the Student
Services Commission, liaison with the Council for Unions and Students
Programs and played a leadership role along with Natashia Burrowes in
putting together the statewide leadership training.They spent three days in Yakima with over 300 students from all the
community and technical colleges in the state where the student leaders
get some additional training and have some opportunities to interact with
students from across the system along with staff in Student Programs.
Student Programs, this is the first year of a three year program with OsakaCommerceUniversity that consists of three weeks
instruction.There was a group of
20 plus Japanese students at Highline with two instructors from the
university in intensive English classes in collaboration with Extended
Learning, International Student Programs, and Kaplan, our contractor
provider for intensive English classes.We look forward to having them come to Highline for two more
years.This program benefits
Highline by providing exposure of Highline in different oversees
markets.The hope is those students
wanting to get some experience in learning English will consider coming
back to Highline into our regular International Student Programs to take
regular college classes.
The meeting was adjourned at At the conclusion of
the meeting, the Board was taken on a tour of the new building construction on
campus and no further action was taken.
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly
scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees
will be October 21, 2004.