COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 9
HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MINUTES OF BOARD OF TRUSTEESí MEETING
Initiative Highlights Report Spring Quarter
Board Officers 2006-07
Community College 2006 Strategic Plan
Call to Order
Mike Emerson, Chair, called the meeting to order at 11:15 a.m.
Members Present:†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth Chen
Attorney General Representative:†††††† Derek
Approval of Minutes
of Board of Trustees Meeting, June 8,
2006, were approved.
Associated Students of Highline Community College
Gum Lai Ross reported.
- Student Services retreat was July 7, 2006 with a
subject of Redefining our Services to Students.
- The WPEA District meeting was held July 18 on
campus - discussions included the healthcare negotiations.
- Highline WPEA Chapter meeting will be on July 21.
- A meeting will be held at Tacoma Community
College on July 24 regarding contract
- Highline WPEA officers met with Larry Yok.
- Union Solidarity Day is July 30 at the Tacoma
- Staff Training for Technical and Community
Colleges will be held August 7-8 at Bellevue Community
- The annual meeting will be at Bellevue Community
College August 12.
Ruth Windhover reported.
- Activities are being planned around the Highline
Reads initiative on campus relative to labor and civic issues and the book
for this year, Freidmanís The World
is Flat. †This book has many
implications for work not only in the US but also internationally.† The program planning will be for
students, faculty and staff relative to the work world they will encounter
and connected to the activities of the Highline Reads program.†
- Encouraging faculty, staff and students to
exercise their civic rights and responsibility relative to Defining
Democracy program, events will be planned around the initiative process.†
- The Executive Board is meeting next week to
finalize HCEA events during Opening Week.
- New VP for Administration Larry Yok, has
scheduled a meeting with HCEA to continue the dialogue with him that began
during the interview process.
- Ruth, WEA Higher Ed Chair, has been attending
meetings of Washington LEARNS which is the governorís initiative to improve
education and also education funding in Washington State
from early learning through higher education.† On September 12, Washington LEARNS will
hold a meeting to receive public comment on its proposed draft report and
they are planning five other meetings throughout the state.† Ruth and other HCC faculty will be
giving testimony to the committee about the need for greater support for
public higher education.
- Appreciation of the HCC faculty, administration,
and Board was expressed for their on-going support of public higher
education in Washington.
a.† Election of Board Officers for 2006-07
moved by Elizabeth Chen and seconded by Rita Creighton that the following be
named Board Officers for 2006-07:
††††††††††††††††††††††† Vice Chairperson:† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rita
††††††††††††††††††††††† TACTC Representative:† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ed
††††††††††††††††††††††† TACTC Legislative Representative: ††† ††††††††††† Karen
††††††††††††††††††††††† HCC Foundation Board Representative: ††††††† Mike Emerson†
Community College 2006 Strategic Plan
giving due consideration to the recommendations of the campus Strategic
Planning Committee and the College President, it was moved by Karen Vander Ark
and seconded by Elizabeth Chen to approve
the Highline Community College 2006 Strategic Plan.
- the Board participated in the workshops that led to this plan and discussed
at length in the Study Session before this meeting.† It is being set for adoption for approval
after considerable input and discussion throughout the College through great
leadership by Lisa Skari and Vickie Ropp.†
It is a plan that is familiar and understandable to everyone to follow.
A copy of 2006-07 Strategic
Plan is filed with the official minutes.
Small Business Development Center
Mary Averett, Dean of
Extended Learning, and Zev Siegl, Certified Business Advisor in the Small
Business Development Center (SBDC), gave an overview of the Center.
They explained the services
provided by the HCC
and the economic development impact created by their clients on the community.† Services provided to small business owners
and entrepreneurs in Southwest King County include one-to-one counseling,
access to business resources, access to lenders/financing, and workshops and
Certified business advisors
assist entrepreneurs with business planning, problem solving, analyzing
financial data and information, starting a business that is past the
pre-development stage, and expanding, stabilizing, selling, or buying a
The SBDC is supported by a
partnership of cities, Port
of Seattle, the College
and King County.
Lisa Skari reported.
- The Foundation Board Chair for this year is Jacki
- Breeders Theatre has a new play.† This is a local theatre company - T.M.
Sell, writes and directs the play, Nancy Warren does all the music, and
Melissa Sell makes the costumes.†
The January production gives the proceeds to the Foundation.
Toni Castro reported.
was highlighted in the Community
College Times with one of our students granted the Jack Cooke
scholarship.† There were 678
students nominated nationally out of 438 colleges with 38 finalists.
- On August
4, Student Programs is sponsoring their summer leadership retreat with an
emphasis on leadership development, personal discovery, and connection and
engagement with Highline
enrollment report was distributed showing 20 percent up from last year and
fall enrollment up 9 percent for fall enrollment at this time last year.†
Jack Bermingham reported.
Yangzhou University dean of computer
engineering and three of his colleagues on campus last week.† Thanks were extended to Elizabeth Chen and Michael Allen for their help
to make that visit very successful.†
This visit was part of Highlineís Sister City
- The Department
of Labor asked Highline to present at a conference because they heard
about the IBEST program for bridging people out of ESL into developmental
education.† Thanks were extended to
from University of North Dakota visited campus last week.† There are on going conversations with
the North Dakota higher education on
collaboration to bring some programs on the campus to give students
baccalaureate opportunities on students.
Pete Babington reported.
- Administrative Technology has upgraded the campus
- Business Office is working on year-end closeout.
- Bookstore now has merchandise with the new campus
logo for sale.
- The Office of the Superintendent of Public
Instruction is having one of their summer institute conferences in August
at Highline which will bring in 800-1,000 K-12 teachers on campus.
- There is a power outage scheduled to replace the
last of the high voltage cables after that conference.
Dr. Bell commented that the Opportunity Grant that was
awarded to Highline was a major effort on the part of a lot of folks on
campus.† Alice Madsen, Jeff Wagnitz Lisa
Skari, Scott Hardin, Toni Castro and others put the proposal together in a short
period of time.† This is the biggest
State Board award that Highline has ever received.† Dr. Bell extended her thanks to all of the
folks that put this proposal together.
Thanks were extended to Mike Emerson for his leadership in chairing the
Board this past year.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:50 p.m.
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board
of Trustees will be September 14, 2006.
††††††††††† † 8:00 a.m.†††††† Study
Session††††††††††††† Building 25, Room 411
††††††††††† 10:00 a.m.†††††† Meeting††††††††††††††††††††††† Building
25, Board Room
Signed September 14, 2006
Emerson, Chair†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Priscilla
J. Bell, Secretary