October 13, 2005



Preliminary System Legislative Agenda

December 13, 2005 Governor’s Boards and Commissions Conference

Budget Final Report for 2004-05

10th Day Enrollment

2006-07 Budget Planning

Strategic Planning




Call to Order

Elizabeth Chen, Vice Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.


Roll Call

Members Present:                               Michael Allan

Elizabeth Chen

                                                            Ed Davila                                


Members Absent:                                 Rita Creighton

                                                            Mike Emerson


Attorney General Representative:       Derek Edwards


Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the Board of Trustees’ Meeting, September 15, 2005 and Minutes of the Special Board of Trustees’ Meeting, September 29, 2005 were approved.



·         Priscilla Bell introduced Marion Davis who will become the interim Vice President for Administration in about a week.

·         The College received a letter from Marjorie Shay, Tacoma Nature Center, commending the Marine Science & Technology Center (MaST) facility and staff.  They had a young person’s camp there and commented that it is a wonderful resource.

·         On October 26 the College will be hosting the Washington State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce business after hours social from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in the Student Union Building.  The Board was invited to attend.




Associated Students of Highline Community College

Paul Kalchik reported.

·         Student Government is working on the upcoming candidate’s forum to be held on campus with local candidates running for offices such as city of Des Moines as well as some other public offices.  The ASHCC Vice President for Legislation, Jacob Jennings, is also working on the legislative breakfast to be held early winter quarter.

·         Jared Tarabochia attended his first meeting with the tenure committee.

·         Julian Torres is working on “P3”, Parliamentary Procedure Party, which is a teaching club for leaders on the process of parliamentary procedures and Robert’s Rules of Orders so they can be better participants in the Associated Students Council meetings.

·         Huy Pham is working on the Recycling Policy with Instructor Woody Moses who has been supportive to students to implement the policy.

·         ASHCC is working with Ivan Gorne on the designated space for the intercultural center in building 6.

·         Student Senator Alex Washka is working with the evening students and faculty to provide services they may need by conducting a survey to accommodate those needs.

·         Paul will be meeting with Representative Skip Priest next week to address student issues.

·         The Student Government is going to Olympia tomorrow to attend the State Board Legislative Academy co-sponsored with the Council for Unions and Student Programs (CUSP) at South Puget Sound Community College and the State Capitol on training for lobbying the legislature as well as talking to legislators.  Other colleges around the state are also bringing their teams.  

Washington Public Employees Association

Gum Lai Ross reported.

·         Classified staff attended a customer service telephone techniques workshop hosed by Associate Dean for Enrollment Services, Becky Riverman, on October 11.

·         The WPEA district meeting is October 18 at 7:00 p.m. and the state wide Faculty and Staff of Color Conference is October 19-21 in Pasco with a theme of “Moving the Agenda Personally, Professionally and Collectively.”

·         Highline’s Professional Development Day is October 21, 2005 with a theme of “Change the Dial to Fit your Style” and some of the classified staff are on the committee that developed the day's activities.

·         WPEA will be conducting the annual food drive for the Des Moines Food Bank including the raffle for the food drive at the December Holiday Staff luncheon.

·         Job representative chairperson, Gerald Jackson, has been working collaboratively to resolve some current challenges due to the interpretation of the new contract which was effective July 1.

·         The classified staff training for technical and community colleges will be November 11, 2005 hosted by Bellevue Community College.

·         A farewell gift was presented to Laura Saunders and thanks from the classified staff were extended to her for her contributions to Highline.


Highline College Education Association

Ruth Windhover reported.

·         On behalf of HCEA, Ruth expressed appreciation and thanks to Laura Saunders in her role as the chief negotiator on the bargaining team for the College.  She said Laura has been a source of support, cooperation, information, and encouragement for faculty.

·         HCEA is continuing dialog with the administration addressing faculty issues as they arise.

·         Campus Equity Week, a national week of recognition and appreciation to honor the contributions of part time faculty sponsored by a coalition of the National Education Association and other organizations will be October 31-November 4.  During that week, a day will be designated by the Governor as part time faculty appreciation day in Washington State.  HCEA will be sponsoring an event during that week to appreciate Highline’s part time faculty.

·         Ruth will be the faculty representative on the screening committee for the replacement of Earl Hale, Executive Director of the State Board.  Charlie Earl, Everett Community College President is the WACTC representative and Mike Emerson will be the trustee representative on the committee.


Faculty Senate

Phil Droke reported.

·         The Senate met and plans to review and bring up to date some of the documents that were generated more than four to six years ago including statements on ethics.

·         Phil is the Faculty Association of Community and Technical College (FACTC) representative for Highline.  FACTC will be having their conference this year at Highline on October 27-28 with over 100 people registered to date from all over the state.  They will be discussing working with diverse students in classroom settings.



No action items.




Trip to South Africa & Namibia


Marie Zimmermann, Dean of Instructional Resources, reported that Highline's second Fulbright grant gave a group of faculty and staff the opportunity to travel to South Africa and Namibia this summer in support of Highline’s strategic mission and international education partnerships.  The group consisted of seven faculty from Highline, one faculty from Central Washington University, and three faculty from K-12 school districts within Highline's service area.  The group was lead and coordinated by Kathleen Hasselblad, Program Manager for Grants and International Programs, and Tracy Brigham, Health/PE faculty member who is presently in Africa on sabbatical.


Mary Barclay, Director of the Puget Sound Early Start Program, Joan Graham, Education Instructor, Bob Baugher, Psychology Instructor, Emanuel Chiabi, History Instructor, Ruth Windhover, Writing Instructor, gave the report about the experiences they had on the trip.  On June 27 the group from Highline, Central Washington University and the school districts left to work in support of Highline Community College’s strategic mission, enriching the College climate with diverse and global perspectives and strengthening and expanding the college’s presence and roll in the community.  The opportunity to spend a month living and learning together in South Africa and Namibia gave the grant recipients experiences that have informed and enriched their understanding of people, their lives, their histories, and their perspectives on the world.  They developed relationships with people in those countries and their students will be the beneficiaries of their experiences.  They said that they will teach differently with new perspectives and now have contacts that have become their students' contacts.  Their students are already involved in partnerships and learning experiences with people the instructors met this summer in Africa and their intention is that the circle of influence will continue to grow.  The group appreciated having the opportunity to participate in this trip.  



Institutional Advancement

Lisa Skari reported.

·         Highline is sponsoring the Federal Way Women’s Network Forum on October 26, which is an event planned by the Federal Way Chamber.

·         Special thanks to Michael Allan for referring Chuck & Lisa Tuman, real estate agents in Burien, to the Foundation.  They have joined the Foundation Board and yesterday was their first board meeting.

·         Alana Young was hired as the program coordinator for the Foundation.  She’s a Highline and CWU alum and has skills in special events planning and will be working on the gala.

Student Services

Ivan Gorne reported.

·         Mariko Fujiwara is in Japan recruiting students and other staff will be recruiting in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Vietnam this fall.  A student from Sweden is now playing soccer for Highline and a few of his friends from Sweden have also enrolled at Highline.  There are 43 international Highline students staying at the Marina Inn hotel in Des Moines.  The hotel provides shuttle transportation back and forth to campus for students.

·         Student Services staff not only assist students but they also teach classes.  Several staff members teach the College 100 course including Becky Riverman, Laura Westergard, Toni Castro, Yoshiko Hardin-Abe, Natasha Burrows and Fred Capestany.

·         Highline is participating in a dual enrollment conference on articulation of programs assisting students transferring from high school to Highline to the baccalaureate level.  

·         Ivan’s direct report staff toured the remodel of the old bookstore space in building 6.  This space is going to be remodeled to add space for services for international student programs, ABE/ESL, Phi Theta Kappa, interview rooms for Employments Services and college recruiters, and will include the new concept for an intercultural center.



Marie Zimmerman reported.

·         Recognition was extended to Chris Gan, a new faculty member in Biology, who took the lead on the summer camp at the MaST referred to by the letter Dr. Bell discussed under Correspondence praising the program.  The Biology department is talking about how to repeat the program next year and whether it should be run longer or if there should be more sessions.

·         Special recognition was given to Kathleen Hasselblad and the work that she does in Instruction’s international programs and her work on the Fulbright program this summer.  She often does the major part of the grant writing or pulling information together for the grant submittal and completes reporting when the grants are completed.  She also stepped in and did a huge part of the implementation of this Fulbright project.

·         The Nursing Program was visited by a National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission team and was given a verbal report that they would recommend a full eight year accreditation.  A formal written confirmation of the accreditation recommendation has not arrived to date.  Barbara Smith, Nursing Program Coordinator, and Kathy Oberg, the Division Chair, deserve special recognition for the energy they put into this site visit.  The entire nursing faculty and a couple of support staff spent a lot of time this summer completing the final report.

·         The MaST Center website now has a link to watch the video of the various speakers that have presented at the MaST along with the information they have used in their presentations.  These sessions are being taped and Media Services has done a great job in getting this new approach on the website. 


General Administration

Laura Saunders reported.

·         This was Laura's last meeting as a member of the Highline staff and she said that a lot has changed in 15 years when she started at Highline and some things have remained the same that are really important indicating the strength of Highline.  One strength is there is the very strong faculty/administration relationship which was here 15 years ago and is stronger now with a mutual respect for each other and working together collaboratively.  The infrastructure that is needed for the campus is strong with a good team.  She gave recognition to her direct reports in Administrative Services: Marion Davis, who will be taking over as Interim Vice President for Administration; Dennis Colgan, Administrative Technology; Patty James, Institutional Research; Lorna Ovena and the HR office; Randy Fisher, Bookstore; Richard Fisher, Security; Pete Babington, Facilities; Connie Johnson, who worked first as her assistant and has now taken on the responsibility for the property management function.  Laura said that it’s a great team with very capable people.  She has enjoyed working with the Board and administration and her colleagues in Executive Staff, and President Bell.


The trustees told Laura that they have enjoyed working with her at Highline, will miss her, thanked her for her leadership as the Vice President for Administration, and wished her well at Bellevue Community College. 


Dr. Bell extended her best wishes to Laura and complemented her leadership and contributions to the College to make this a great place for students to learn and a great place for faculty and staff to work and she will be missed.  There will be a farewell for Laura on October 20 at the Early Childhood Learning Center at 4:00 p.m. and everyone is invited. 





Unscheduled Business



New Business




The meeting was adjourned at 11:20 a.m.


Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be November 10, 2005.


            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