COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 9
MINUTES OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
February 10, 2005
Call to Order
Ed Davila, Chair, called
the meeting to order at 10:15 a.m.
Members Present: Michael Allan
Members Absent: Arun Jhaveri
Representative: Derek Edwards
Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the regular meeting
on January 20, 2005 were approved with the correction in the WPEA report to 300
“pounds” not “300 tons” of food were donated to the Des Moines Food Bank.
Bell reminded the Board that following the Board meeting today, the Circle
of Honor lunch will be in the Student Union Building at 11:30 a.m. This event is planned to honor people
who have supported and donated to the College.
Gorne introduced Jason Prenovost, Coach of the Highline Men’s Soccer Team
and the Director of Outreach Services at the College, who was named the
Coach of the Year for Soccer by the Northwest Athletic Association of
Community Colleges. Jason
introduced members of the Men’s Soccer team which won the championship
this year--Chris Conner, Kyle Colbath, Josh Dworsky, and Steve
Pirottee. Chris from Decatur High
School received a scholarship to Seattle Pacific University and Kyle
received a scholarship to Western Washington University. Steve got a 3.88 as a freshman and was
an all state selection as a senior at Mt. Rainier High School. Josh came from Alaska to play with
Highline and got a 3.41 G.P.A. Ten
of the eleven freshmen on the team have over a 3.0 G.P.A. The Board extended their congratulations
to Jason and the team.
Associated Students of Highline Community College (ASHCC)
Alicia Akerman and Ilia Kaminsky distributed a report and
discussed the following projects and initiatives.
- Book Exchange
Program which allows students to sell their books online to other students
on Highline’s campus. They are
working on a prototype they hope to have ready by the end of this quarter.
Services and Activities Budget Committee is underway and budget proposal
packets are due tomorrow.
Expanding Your Horizons Conference is March 18 for eighth and ninth grade
girls to encourage them to pursue math & science degrees. Christina Higashi and Alicia are working
on a workshop being planned for the conference called “When I Grow Up I
want to be President” to talk about their experiences in Student
Highline Student Union Building grand opening was held and was a great
success and thanks were extended to those who attended.
CUSP and SBCTC Student Legislative Training – 24 Hour Academy was attended
by Paul Kalchik and John DuBois.
trip to Olympia is planned to talk to legislators about issues affecting
students such as tuition, Pell Grants, financial aid options and student
Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA)
Gum-Lai Ross reported.
has six bills introduced to the House and the Senate.
lobby day to Olympia is planned for Monday February 21.
WPEA scholarship has been awarded to Michelle Tuscher. Four scholarships are available which
will be publicized to WPEA members.
Highline College Education Association (HCEA)
Allan Walton reported.
Windhover is in Olympia today. HCEA
will be in Olympia on President’s Day, the 21st to lobby our legislators.
constitution and bylaws are currently being revised and updated.
- A membership
drive is being planned for spring quarter.
Phil Droke reported.
- The Senate had no agenda items this month so did not
meet. There are no academic issues
presently and everything seems to be fine.
Approval of the Change in July 2005 Board of Trustees Meeting Date
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
Daryl Brice Maurea Maya Joy
Jin Do Woody Moses Teresa
Chris Gan Jason Ramirez Aaron Warnock
Jon Jahns Gregory Reinemer
THAT probation be continued for the following second-year
Chris Brandmeir Elise Muller-Lindgren Stephen
Michael Girvin Jeff Ward
FURTHER MOVE THAT Tenure be granted
for the following third-year probationers:
Ostrander Ron Sabado
It was moved by Mike Emerson and seconded by
Michael Allan that the tenure recommendations as presented by Dr. Bell be
President of the Foundation, and Rod Stephenson, Director of Resource
Development, reported. The Foundation
Board’s goal this year is to increase its capacity to raise money for Highline
and to raise awareness of the needs of Highline in the community. There are three areas being concentrated upon
this year. Build the Board membership to
15-20 members from 12 with the ability to support Highline themselves and
influence others. Three new members have
recently joined the Board bringing the total to 15. A new orientation process has been instituted
for new Board members to help them understand that the Foundation is dedicated
to the mission of the College and to raise money and friends and strengthen
community development to promote partnerships between the College and community
The second goal is
to raise $1.3 million to match the $500,000 from the state for the construction
phase as well as the operational phase of the Marine Science Technology Center
(MaST) located in Redondo. In the
state’s capital budget, Highline has a $500,000 request submitted and assuming
the capital budget request goes through, needs to be matched by $500,000
non-state dollars. Research is being
done to explore other funding such as some federal funds from the National
Science Foundation that is strictly capital for marine science and marine
The third goal is to
build and strengthen relationships of our current and past contributors and
donors. The approach in the past was to
send out a mass mailing of 12,000 for specific events such as the Gala to
sending out 4,500 mailings to targeted people four to six times a year
reminding them about Highline. This
specific mailing is finite and saves on mailings. In addition, they are pursuing re-introducing
Highline to other folks that were previous donors that haven’t been heard from
for a few years.
Starting this year, more emphasis will be placed on taking
care to shake hands, smile, and appreciate those who have helped the College currently
and in the past. At the donor
recognition event earlier this year, 160 people attended with invitations sent
to past donors which had not been done before.
About 60 people will be attending today’s Circle of Honor, many of whom
haven’t been talked to in years. Past
board members, trustees, college presidents and donors will be coming which is
a new change. The Gala chaired by Nancy
Warren last year generated short of $100,000, a lot more than in the past. This year the event is designed to thank and
honor people and get a chance to get to know them better. There is a mission this year to increase the
Foundation’s capacity, building the Board and taking larger challenges with the
MaST program. New designed events are
being planned to get us in front of people who have been a part of
With the amazing progress of Highline’s expanding campus,
the Foundation has to keep up with this increased progress. The Foundation needs to have the capacity to
really help out in a meaningful way which means more and more money which means
more and more people helping out.
Ivan Gorne reported.
Childhood Learning Center is serving 70 families this quarter and is turning
into a work site for state and federal work study students. The Center works with instructional programs
so there are eight cooperative education students, eight students from SeaMar
working towards a Masters degree in nutrition, and 30 nursing students.
A number of
Student Services staff teach sessions every quarter to students on how get a
great start in college and be successful including Erik Tingelstad in Career
Employment Services, Cindy Holland in WorkFirst Program, Denny Stuessy in
Educational Planning and Laura Westergard in Entry Services.
Orientation has been changed from a half day program with 300 to 400 students
to a more decentralized basis into different areas and an on-going program, it
is reaching more students. The
participation rate is up to 55 percent of all new Highline students
There were 1200
students on campus for the Jostens Leadership Conference. This was a great opportunity for Outreach to
introduce college life to students.
Students came from as far away as the Elma School District. This event was a significant test for our
food services to make and deliver 380 pizzas to feed those students.
Jack Bermingham reported.
to the newly tenured faculty and the faculty continuing their probation
and thanks to the Tenure Working Committees and the Tenure Review
Committee. He recognized the
contributions and hard work that goes into the evaluation process with
many, many faculty involved. The faculty that are involved take the tenure
process quite seriously and put a lot of energy into it.
and appreciation were extended to the staff in Facilities and
Administrative Technology for their assistance in the process of moving
offices in and out of buildings.
There were 86 different individuals in instruction with moves into
the new building 29 out of building 20, and between buildings 15 and
18. The folks in Facilities did a
terrific job making these moves possible.
It was really remarkable trying to do that in the middle of the term
and thanks were also extended to faculty colleagues for being so patient
and their willingness to do this in the middle of the term since it was
not possible to wait until the spring break to move into 29.
new Highline Student Union has changed the dynamics of the campus allowing
space to have events that stimulate the intellectual environment and
allows significant faculty participation.
There is a nice collaboration of Student Services, Student
Programs, and Instruction. Bobby
Seale, famous founder of the Black Panther Party, spoke in the building
and there was an incredible turn out of students with the space that it
provides which was overflowing in the 10 o’clock hour. With this facility, faculty have the
ability to bring their students into these types of events which creates
opportunities for classroom discussion and makes for a tremendous learning
experience. Having such a great
turnout for the very spirited presentation of Bobby Seale really showcased
what a difference that building makes for Highline.
Phillips, computer science faculty member, has a Fulbright Scholarship and
at the end of the quarter will be going to Namibia for nine months to work
with them helping put together a Master’s degree program in computer
science and doing some outreach and workshops on computer forensics and
Laura Saunders reported.
Building 20 will
disappear starting next week and the temporary cafeteria tent will also be
A lot of time has
been and is being spent on the details of the Central Washington partnership
working on the administrative aspects such as parking permits, etc.
first CWU event on campus will happen this Friday, an orientation for
their business students. It will be
the first of many orientations. The faculty and staff have been around the
campus almost everyday getting used to new quarters and exploring the
campus and are beginning to move into the Higher Education Center.
at Highline, three people in our Facilities Department have become
American Citizens, Carmen Rumoaldo, Blanca Verrios, and Keo
Bunthoeun. During the past two
years, three people in the Facilities Department have had perfect work
attendance which means they have gone all year without missing one day or
even one hour of work, Joel McCluskey, Xin Nguyen, and Lap Tran. Congratulations to all of these
Lisa Skari reported.
- Thanks were extended to Rod Stephenson,
Director of Resource Development, for making the arrangements for the
Circle of Honor today. He
redesigned the event so that the Circle of Honor is not combined with the
scholarship recognition event as was done in the past. The Circle of Honor will celebrate our
former board members, trustees and college presidents with 57 people
coming. It will be a great
opportunity to showcase the new building and also do some reconnection
with the people that have helped our institution.
- As a follow up to the community
perception survey, work is being done with Arcentia, the design group,
over the next three months to put together a visual and verbal brand
position, communication strategy and marketing effort. Now that the research is completed, gaps
and strengths were found and a visual and verbal brand position, communication
strategy, and marketing will be developed.
Out of this, a matrix will be made that will help us identify how
we can meet the challenges, how consistent messages can be sent, and how
we allocate resources.
- A sheet was distributed to the Board
with the State Board’s website address to access one page information
sheets about issues regarding access, branch campuses, and other
On March 10, 5:30-7:00 p.m., the Highline Board and the CWU Board will
be co-hosing a reception for the superintendents and public school district
boards in the area including Renton, Tukwila, Auburn, Highline, Federal Way,
and Kent in the Higher Education Center on campus. This will be an informal reception with a
more formal presentation about the partnership with CWU.
The Board will be given a tour of the Faculty Resource Center after
next month’s meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 a.m.
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly
scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be March 10, 2005.
8:00 a.m. Study Session Building 25, Room 411
10:00 a.m. Meeting Building 25, Board Room
SIGNED MARCH 10, 2005
Edward Davila Priscilla
J. Bell, Secretary