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COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 9

HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

MINUTES OF BOARD OF TRUSTEESí MEETING

June 14, 2007

 

STUDY SESSION

Executive Session

Highline CC Marketing Campaign

Resolution 71-07 Pertaining to Authorization to Expend Funds

Student and Activities (S&A) Budget 2007-2008

2007-2008 Fee Schedule

Resolution 72-07 Pertaining to Small Business Development Services

Enrollment

MaST Update

Titles of Direct Transfer degrees

China Update

Marketing Plan

 

 

MEETING

 

Call to Order

Elizabeth Chen, Chair, called the meeting to order at 10:20 a.m.

 

Roll Call

Members Present:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth Chen

Rita Creighton

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mike Regeimbal

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Karen Vander Ark

Ed Davila

 

Attorney General Representative:†††††† Derek Edwards

 

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees Meeting on May 10, 2007 were approved.

 

Correspondence

  • Joy Smucker, Chair of the Business Division, recently attended a CWU Business Awards ceremony which was held on the same night as Highlineís gala.She introduced Ron Sabado, a faculty member in Accounting, who was given the Advancing the Dream Award.A co-host of the ceremony was a former student of Ronís who expressed appreciation to Ron for Ronís support and enthusiasm for his students.
  • Highline student Christopher Thomas was acknowledged as one of Highlineís two All-Washington Team Scholars.He won a scholarship to University of Washington, Tacoma.He has also been a recipient of a Des Moines Rotary scholarship.Toni Castro complimented Christopher for his leadership and said he has been a terrific student role model. Christopherís son also attends Highline CC as a Running Start student and was awarded an outstanding academic achievement award from the Writing Dept.

 

 

 

 

STANDING REPORTS

 

 

Associated Students of Highline Community College

Daniel Nordstrom reported.

  • Daniel is graduating from Highline today in Respiratory Therapy.He has obtained his license which will offer him opportunities at hospitals anywhere in the State of Washington.Toni Castro remarked on Danielís many accomplishments and what a great student he has been at Highline.Daniel was asked by Dr. Chen what he learned through student leadership, and he replied that the most valuable lesson was how to stimulate others into getting involved and how to ask for help.
  • The student of the month is Kyoko Honda.
  • Student Government elections were held and Steven Simpkins is the new president.
  • The selection of the Commencement Speaker is Kiana Hayes.
  • S&A Budget committee finished their work on the 2007-08 budget and is requesting the Boardís approval.

 

Washington Public Employees Association

Lydia Bracco reported.

  • WPEA chapter brown bag meeting will be on June 20.
  • In light of commencement activities, Lydia wished to note that two classified staff members received degrees.Kathy Day received her BA from Evergreen State College, Tacoma campus, and Stela Rajic received her MA in organizational design and renewal.
  • Gum-Lai Ross received the Outstanding Student Services Award of $350 for professional development.

 

Highline College Education Association

Ruth Windhover reported.

         Accolades were given to Marie Zimmerman for the great job she is doing with faculty at Highline.

         Ben Thomas received his Ph.D. in music from the University of Washington.

 

Faculty Senate

Phil Droke reported.

  • Dr. Jack Bermingham introduced Phil Droke as the new Division Chair of the Social Sciences Department.
  • Ruth Frickle will be the new chair of the Faculty Senate.
  • The Faculty Senate has passed several new degrees in applied technology and applied science.This allowed some fine tuning in job orientation, and vocational orientation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTION ITEM

 

a. Resolution 71-07 Pertaining to Authorization to Expend Funds

 

HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, District 9

RESOLUTION 71- 07

(Pertaining to Authorization to Expend Funds)

 

 

Whereas, the new fiscal year will begin on July 1, 2007, and

 

WHEREAS, a final determination of the budget will not be made prior to the date of the June 14, 2007, Community College District 9 Board of Trusteeís meeting, and

 

††††††††††† WHEREAS, students have enrolled for summer session that will begin on

June 25, 2007, and

 

††††††††††† WHEREAS, the disruption of planned and scheduled activities could seriously hamper the Collegeís operations for the 2007-2008 College year,

 

††††††††††† THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees authorizes the Interim President of Highline Community College and his designees to expend funds beginning July 1, 2007, to meet College needs at the same rate as in the 2006-07 approved budget, or as specifically authorized by legislative action to take effect July 1, 2007.This authorization expires on October 15, 2007.

 

It was moved by Mike Regeimbal and seconded by Ed Davila to approve resolution 71-07 pertaining to the authorization to expend funds beginning July 1, 2007.

 

†††† Motion carried.

 

A copy of Resolution 71-07 is filed with the official minutes in the Presidentís Office.

 

b.Approval of the 2007-2008 Student Activities Budget (S & A)

It was moved by Karen Vander Ark and seconded by Rita Creighton to approve the Student Activities Budget for 2007-2008.

 

Motion carried.

 

The Board offered its compliments to the Student Services Division and thanked Toni Castro for her efforts.

 

A copy of the 2007-2008 Student Activities Budget is filed with the Official Minutes in the Presidentís Office.

 

c.Adoption of the 2007-2008 Fee Schedule

††††† Dr. Chen remarked that normally this action would be during the year.

It was moved by Ed Davila and seconded by Rita Creighton to adopt the 2007-08 fee schedule.

 

Motion carried.The fee schedule was approved.

 

A copy of the 2007-08 Fee Schedule is filed with the official minutes in the Presidentís Office.

 

d.Resolution 72-07Pertaining to Small Business Development Services for the

City of Federal Way

 

HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, District 9

RESOLUTION71- 07

(Pertaining to Small Business Development Services

for the City of Federal Way)

 

 

Whereas, Highline Community College is fully committed to providing small business development services to its service area via the Southwest King County Small Business Development Center at Highline Community College; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Federal Way provided $17,500 in funding toward the goal of funding the provision of such services; and

 

††††††††††† WHEREAS, the $17,500 allocation must be matched at least dollar for dollar in order to be released; and

 

††††††††††† WHEREAS, Federal Community Block Grant Funds are available for the purpose of providing such services, and

 

††††††††††† WHEREAS, the City of Federal Way has asked Highline Community College to apply for these funds in order that it may release its general fund allocation,

 

††††††††††† THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees of Highline Community College supports development and submission of an application to receive 2008 Community Development Block Grant funds from the City of Federal Way in the amount of $22,960.

 

††††††††††† It was moved by Karen Vander Ark and seconded by Ed Davila to approve Resolution

72-07 Pertaining to Small Business Development Services for the City of Federal Way.

 

Motion carried.

 

A copy of Resolution 72-07 is filed with the Official Minutes in the Presidentís Office.

 

e.Interim Presidentís Contract

It was moved by Mike Regeimbal and seconded by Karen Vander Ark to approve the Interim President Jack Berminghamís contract for 2007-2008.

 

Motion carried.

 

The Board expressed their thanks and appreciation for the work that Dr. Bermingham has done for Highline Community College during this state of change and congratulated him in a job well done.

 

Dr. Jack Bermingham expressed his thanks for the kind words of the Board and agreed with what others have said, in that nothing happens at Highline through the work of just one person.He said it takes lots of dedication, and commitment for successful programs at this institution. People here make such a difference in so many lives.

 

Dr. Chen thanked everyone.

 

AREA REPORTS

Dr. Jack Bermingham requested that, due to the limited time prior to the faculty and staff luncheon, if the Board would forego hearing Area reports from the staff at this time, and Board members agreed.Dr. Bermingham asked to take a few moments to offer some remarks regarding the retirement of Sandy Moser.Dr. Bermingham said what an important role she has played in this institution; in her leadership, her image and professionalism.She is a remarkable colleague, and what she has given to Highline Community College cannot be replaced.

 

Sandy Moser expressed her thanks and how proud she was to have spent her career at Highline and that it makes such a difference for many people.

 

New Business

None.

 

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 10:55 a.m.

 

Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Thursday, September 13, 2007.

 

††††††††††† 8:00 a.m.†††††† Study Session†††††††††††† Building 25, Room 411

††††††††††† 10:00 a.m.†††††† Meeting††††††††††††††††††††††† Building 25, Board Room

 

 

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Elizabeth Chen, Chair†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jack Bermingham, Interim Secretary