COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 9
HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MINUTES OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
May 10, 2007
Activities (S&A) Budget
Call to Order
Elizabeth Chen, Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:10
Members Present: Elizabeth Chen
Karen Vander Ark
Member Absent: Ed
Attorney General Representative: Derek
Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees Meeting on April
12, 2007 and minutes of the Special Meeting on April 26, 2007 were approved.
- Dr. Bermingham
introduced expressed his appreciation and thanks to Natasha Burrowes and
Yoshiko Harden-Abe for their leadership and work on the Tenth Annual Unity
Through Diversity Week celebration.
It was a very successful event with good attendance.
Bermingham acknowledged Trustee Dr. Chen for being a candidate for the
American Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board. The election will be in September. He also commended her for her leadership
on the ACCT Diversity Committee over the last few years.
Associated Students of Highline Community College
- Gary Elden
is the Student of the Month.
Budget Committee Chair Renee Reiche started the budget proposal report and
is on time for the budget process.
Government elections are scheduled for May 23-24 with six vice
presidential and three presidential candidates.
selection of Commencement Speaker will occur next week.
Student Awards Ceremony is May 23 at 5:00 p.m. and the Board was invited.
- The boat
cruise is sold out for May 18.
- Annual Hip
Hop summit is May 11 at 9:00 a.m. through the afternoon. The summit focuses on discussion about
how Hip Hop has shaped and continues to influence our society.
Spring Festival on May 4 was attended by hundreds of potential students.
- Clubs Staff
is working on finishing the year with 48 clubs.
Public Employees Association
- First quarterly WPEA district meeting will be
held May 15.
- The brown bag chapter meeting will be held May
- Gum Lai Ross will be attending the Washington
Academic Advising Coalition Conference May 11, Developing Students,
Highline College Education Association
A group of the HCEA leaders are working on an effort to take the lead to
educate the public about the need for greater support for public education at
all levels and take the lead in building coalitions with other organizations. The goal is to increase the revenue stream,
to enable the state to reach its potential for economic development, for
quality of life, and for a well educated responsible citizenry. Public education is not adequately supported
by the state and support needs to be examined before there is a world class
education system which the Governor’s Washington LEARNS effort aspires.
Student and Activities
(S&A) Budget 2007-08
Jonathan Brown, Associate Dean for Student Programs, gave a process
overview of the S&A Budget Committee which is a sub-committee of the
Student Government Council. The Council
appoints a chair and the chair runs the process with the executive members of
the Student Government to develop this committee that is composed of students
and a minority of faculty and staff and the ex-officio members, Jonathan Brown
and Toni Castro, to make sure that this process adheres to the state guidelines
for S&A fees and to work within the financial codes. Money comes from a portion of tuition (approximately
10 percent), an allocation from Running Start program, program revenue if it is
earned, and interest from the fund balance.
Chair Renee Reiche explained the budget and the allocations in a report
that was distributed for the $2,232,785.45.
Approval of the budget will be requested from the Board at the June 14
Continuing Probation and Tenure Recommendation
Having given due consideration to the
recommendations of the Tenure Review Committee and the College president, it
was moved by Karen Vander Ark and seconded by Rita Creighton that the tenure be
granted to Marcia Welch – Business Information Technology.
b. Approval of HCEA/Highline
Community College Agreement for 2007-2009
It was moved by Mike Regeimbal and
seconded by Rita Creighton to approve the agreed to modifications in the
Highline College Education Association (HCEA) Highline Community College
Agreement 2004-2007 and extend this agreement from 2007-2009.
Student Award Recognitions
Engineering faculty member, introduced seven of the 18 students who created
four vehicles in the Human Powered Paper Vehicle event and demonstrated the
vehicles. The vehicles are created 90
percent out of paper and 10 percent non-paper materials and the students raced
them in Eastern Washington on a 300 meter
track winning four of the six awards in the competition. The students are from the Engineering Class
290, a class created from of a NSF scholarship grant providing 30 engineering
students with scholarships.
Alice Madsen, Dean
of Instruction for Professional Technical Programs, introduced the winners of
the Washington Award for Vocational Excellence, Tommy Burdette in the Paralegal
Program and Rickitia Reid in the Accounting Program.
Coordinator of the Honors Program, introduced the following students who were
- Julie Bentley, University of Washington
Tacoma’s “Next Step” scholarship.
- Joseph Burnett, University of Washington
Martin Family Foundation Scholar
- Christina Escoto, transferring to
University of Washington School of Nursing
- Mariya Gapartsyna, transferring to
University of Washington School of Nursing.
- Ramsey Goodner, accepted to the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point.
- Alice Lee, Honors Scholar transferring
to University of Washington School of Nursing.
- Anna Lee, Gates Millennium Scholarship
- Andrea Lucero, Gates Millennium
Scholarship winner, Alexander J. Anderson Scholarship and William O.
Douglas Scholarship winner from Whitman
- Larita Nunnery, Honors Scholar transferring
to Seattle Pacific University School of Nursing.
- Christopher Thomas, “Next Step”
scholarship candidate who also won a University of Washington
Tacoma scholarship for his outstanding essay.
Sandra Glover, instructor
in the Music Department and director of Highline’s Chorale, received an
invitation for the Chorale to participate in a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 22,
207. She introduced a few members of the
Chorale who participated in the performance of Haydn’s Mass in Time of War. The
students raised $45,000 to be able to participate in this event. Students Jennifer Grayhill and Mary
Gladstone, and staff member Denny Steussy expressed their appreciation for
having the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall and explained what the
opportunity meant to them. Dr. Glover
also expressed her appreciation to Marie Zimmermann and Rod Stephenson and
administration for their support in making this possible.
expressed by the Board to all of the instructors and students.
Marie Zimmermann reported.
- WorkFirst program
receives funding from the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Program funded
out of DSHS started in 2002 funded at $60,000 and over the years they were
so pleased with the work at Highline that next year the appropriation will
be $265,000 an increase of $70,000 from the appropriation this year. The program coordinated by Linda Faaren is
managed out of Instruction in the area of Jeff Wagnitz.
- An example
of a learning experience for students was described. There is a new polysomnography program
with a sleep lab and Nicki Bly is the program coordinator. She contacted Naoko Barker, a new
faculty member in the Interior Design program, to ask if Naoko would like
to have her interior design students take on a project for the sleep lab
which would be a learning experience for the students. Naoko and Nicki worked together to
develop a project for a group of students for the quarter. The students visited other sleep labs
and interviewed people who had spent the night in a sleep lab about what
they liked and didn’t like and then put together their presentation. Some of the ideas in the presentation of
the interior design students will be used in the new sleep lab.
Lisa Skari reported.
- Career Fair
Spring Festival was attended by over 600 students and 400 junior high
students. Usually the festival is
focused on the high school student population as a way to recruit
students. There were about 30
educational booths and 30 employers participating. This year we were notified that the
junior high students were coming focused on the college readiness from the
district. Kudos to Jason Prenovost
and his staff for putting together seminars on short notice for them. Thanks to Nancy Warren and Erik
Tingelstad and the staff of Workforce Development, Student Programs, and
the faculty presenting the seminars.
- Gala at the
Cedarbrook on May 5 had over 200 attending and netted over $108,000 which
is a record to date with fewer items and bigger bids. Thanks to Rod Stephenson, Alana Young,
and Melissa Sell for all the coordination in the planning and to the
volunteers Kelly Maloney, Nancy Kent, Sandy Moser and a host of others.
- The recipient
of the Distinguished Alumni for this year from internal and external nominations
year is Chris Carrel, Executive Director of the Friends of Hylebos
Creek. This is a group that has
preserved more than 140 acres of the creek habitat in Federal Way, Milton,
and Port area. He has an impressive
career, and is a co-founder of Atmosphere Alliance which is now Climate
Solutions and in 1997 he received a Communicator of Excellence Award for
the Washington Press.
- Admissions and
advising are in process for summer and fall quarter particularly for
selective programs, with 51 applications for polysomnography, 178
applications for registered nursing, and 46 applications for respiratory
and Career Resource Center
lead by the Counseling Department do a workshop series. The topics addressed in the last of
weeks included dressing for success, relationships - balancing work and
school, and smoking – kicking the habit.
- On May 23 is
the Student Awards Ceremony and the Board was invited.
success story – Doris Martinez is a graduate of Decatur
High School and did her senior
year in the Occupational
Skills Center. She is a founding member of the United
Latino Association in 2004 and also the promotions consultant for
promotions on the many activities on campus and works at the Marriott in
SeaTac and is interested in hospitality and tourism. Doris was accepted to Seattle University
and will start in the fall to pursue her degree in Mass Communications and
Larry Yok reported.
- Tonya Benton
has been hired as the Director of Institutional Research coming from the University of Washington as a manager of research
projects. She begins on May 14.
- There was an
all campus on campus security.
Highline is an open campus and must partner with students to work
on safety and cannot be guaranteed safety.
The emergency preparedness plan is being updated and emergency
drills are being scheduled for the buildings. Director of Auxiliary Services and Campus
Safety and Security Supervisor are reaching out to other emergency
agencies assuring we have relationships with them. One of the commanders of the patrol
division and a Des Moines
police department officer also attended.
They have been very responsive to our assistance in the past. There is an ad hoc committee chaired by
Dennis Colgan originally developed to review and implement corrective measures
for winter storms which has been expanded to include on campus violence
There will be no proxy vote for Highline at Trustees Association of
Community and Technical
Colleges conference May
17-29 because Highline’s trustees are not available to attend the
will check her schedule and try to attend.
be in China
for about nine days with Dr. Chen. Lisa
Skari will have responsibility for the College during that time. He is looking forward to this opportunity in China to do some things with Yangzhou.
Congressman Adam Smith’s office called to report that Highline’s grant
proposal submitted for international business was funded for $85,000 the first
year and up to $92,000 for the second year.
Part of that grant focuses on the Kent
Yangzhou Sister City
partnership and training and some opportunities for promoting local business
contacts in Yangzhou from King County.
Tuesday the second annual effort to bring ESL students and families on campus
was held with an overflow crowd in the Student Union. There were a number of academic professional
technical programs represented as well as Student Services areas like financial
aid and advising. A welcome was done in
14 different languages. It was a great
event and thanks to Jeff Wagnitz for coordinating the event. This was an opportunity to have ESL students
on campus and let them know about different pathways out of ESL into opportunities
to get a better education and make a better life for themselves and get a job
that they may not have been aware.
Festival went very well and was very successful.
to Ruth Windhover for the collaborative efforts in getting the HCEA Agreement
to Marcia Welch for being granted tenure.
Luncheon is today following the Board meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 p.m.
Next Regularly Scheduled
Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be
Thursday, June 14, 2007.
8:00 a.m. Study
Session Building 25, Room 411
10:00 a.m. Meeting Building
25, Board Room
Elizabeth Chen, Chair Jack
Bermingham, Interim Secretary