COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT 9
MINUTES OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
Executive Session was called at to discuss the qualifications of applicants for Public Employment. Executive Session adjourned at .
The Study Session continued at and the following topics were discussed:
Third Quarter Financials
Student and Activities Budget
The Study Session adjourned at .
Call to Order
Members Present: Karen Vander
Attorney General Representative: Derek Edwards
Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the
Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees on
Change in Order of the Agenda
Mike Regeimbal moved to appoint Dr. Jack Bermingham as President of Highline Community College at an annual salary of $170,000 effective immediately. The motion was unanimously approved.
Dr. Bermingham thanked the Board of Trustees and also thanked the faculty and staff of the campus for their support. He said he would do his best to deserve all the good wishes and the strong commitment shown by everyone over the years to make the college a distinguished and successful one. He added that as we move forward, we hopefully will continue to have lots of success that will translate on a day-to-day basis in having students experience success, and also in having a positive and influential impact on our community. He said that it is important for people to know about the college, and to know about what good things are happening at Highline and they will send their children to the college. He said they will also think of Highline as place for all ages to take classes; that the college is open for business and helping people to succeed. He closed his remarks in saying, “It is a privilege to be in a leadership role at an institution that has a strong tradition in making that happen. Thank you very much. And thank you all for your support.”
Dr. Elizabeth Chen then asked to take the opportunity to remember fellow Board member, Rita Creighton. She expressed that the Board really missed her leadership and remarked on the time and effort she had put into the process of the presidential search. As a member of the Presidential Advisory Search Committee and Co-Chair, Dr. Chen wished to thank all the members of the committee, the faculty, staff, and the community members who put so much time into all those meetings and who put a great deal of effort into this, as everyone was aware of how important this process was to the college. She also thanked everyone who attended the forums and who took the time to send in all their comments to the Board. She explained she had read all of them and expressed her thanks for their insightful comments. She assured everyone that these comments were read very carefully and that the concerns that people had were also noted. She said this was very important in helping to form future directions for the college. She assured Dr. Bermingham that the Board would totally support him and that she felt that the Board and the President would be working together for the same purpose, which would be for the betterment of Highline.
Dr. Davila offered his congratulations and said he felt confident in Dr. Bermingham’s potential and ability. He said he felt the last couple years have been tough on the college and wanted everyone to know how much he appreciated being a Board member. He expressed that he was very proud of the campus and very proud of the Trustees for doing the right thing. He felt that Dr. Bermingham’s long history with the college gives him the capacity for the presidency. Dr. Davila also thanked the Presidential Search Advisory Committee and especially Rita, and all the members who contributed to the committee. He said he honored them and respected them. He also wished to thank the students, faculty, and the classified and administrative staff. He said the process was necessary to be able to hear everyone’s opinion to have a fair and open process. He again offered his congratulations to Dr. Bermingham.
Dr. Bermingham recognized
Dr. Mary Averett. Dr. Averett noted that
the Board members had recently heard about the
Dr. Bermingham then introduced Rich Bankhead, Highline faculty member in the Engineering Department who, in turn, offered a summary of the events of the Paper Vehicle competition this year. Mr. Bankhead said that eight students were involved this year in the competition, and two awards were won by the Highline teams; one for presentation and one for the most innovative design, which is the third year in a row that Highline has won this award. The "A-team" students creating the tricycle design were Jessherrie Turner, Nathaniel Eastland, James Masella, (the driver), and Mikhail Moskvich. The "Gears of War” team, winning Most Innovative Design, and Best Overall Presentation were Kien Kha, Boreth Long, Temitope Akinfolarin, and Glenda Kunkle.
The students spoke of their participation in the project and described what they had gained through the experience. One student commented that “This was the most interesting class I’ve ever been in,” and another added, “This class was about teamwork and how to make things run out of things you didn’t think could work.”
Dr. Elizabeth Chen congratulated all the students and commented, “We need more outstanding female engineers!”
Associated Students of
Student Body President, Steven Simpkins reported.
Dr. Bermingham again expressed his congratulations to Steve for his award on the All Washington Academic team, and Steve expressed that it was an honor to be part of that team.
Lydia Bracco was unavailable for this meeting, and will update the Board at a later meeting.
Ruth Windhover reported.
Ruth said that in speaking on behalf of the HCEA, she looked forward to being able to continue to work with this administration. She reiterated that, as Dr. Davila had said, the transition was difficult, and now the college can continue to look forward to the focus of its mission. She offered her congratulations to Dr. Bermingham, and said she looked forward to working with his leadership.
Ruth noted that the compensation task force had met and discussed administrative and faculty salaries. She hoped that the Trustees would be supportive in the attempt to increase these salary levels in their opportunities to discuss this situation with the State board and with others. She also congratulated the Board on their fair and open deliberations of the final process of the presidential search.
Ruth Frickle reported.
Ruth noted that on behalf of the Faculty Senate, she wished to offer her congratulations to Dr. Bermingham on his appointment as President, and to the Board for their decision.
Ruth noted that discussions in the Faculty Senate had centered on common course numbering, the request for granting an honorary degree, and committee nominations.
The Senate was not enthusiastic concerning common course numbering, but would agree to move forward on this process in order to comply with new regulations.
The Senate did agree to Dr. Bermingham’s request to grant an honorary degree during the commencement ceremonies to Gerald Robinson.
Ruth also commented that there was a lively discussion in the Faculty Senate meeting on the new registration process.
a. Resolution 73-08 Pertaining to Small Business Development Services for the City of
(Pertaining to Small Business Development Services
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 $22,500 allocation must be matched at least dollar for dollar in order to be released; and,
WHEREAS, Federal Community Development 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
It was moved by Ed Davila and seconded by Elizabeth Chen to approve
Resolution 73-08 Pertaining to
Small Business Development Services for the
The motion carried.
A copy of Resolution 73-08 is filed with the official minutes in the President’s Office.
recognized Alice Madsen, Dean, Professional and Technical Education. Ms. Madsen expressed her pleasure in
announcing the winners of the WAVE (Washington Award for Vocational Excellence)
for the 2007-2008 academic year.
Dr. Barbara Clinton added that Rise was one of the reasons that “gets me here every day!”
“Student Services in Community and
Dr. Bermingham introduced Jonathan Brown, Associate Dean, Student Programs/Center for Leadership and Service, whose work on the “Student Services in Community and Technical Colleges: A Practitioner’s Guide” became part of his doctoral thesis. Jonathan explained that he had become involved in this project through his own review of the old student services manual which had formerly been published every ten years. He said he felt that there were many areas of the manual which needed review and expansion, and he became involved in its revision which evolved into an exploratory proposal to his doctoral committee. He then attended a steering committee meeting in November of 2006 and was prepared to speak to the problems of the manual’s 3rd Edition.
He explained the background of the manual:
-Standards Guide for training new administrators
-Promotion of Student Services in
-Procedures and standards for program development
-Assistance for creating revenue and building connections to higher education
-Not a scholarly work, limited or no references
-Written to a lower level
-Manual missing sections
-Not written by practitioners
-timeline was developed in March, 2007
-Jonathan was asked to serve as Editor in June, 2007
-He became a statewide author in summer, 2007
-Due dates for training chapters, November, 2007
-Editing and Production, Winter, 2008
-Publication, April, 2008
-Locate and train 34 authors
-Train on the writer’s guide
-Select and lead editorial Board
-Coordinate editorial process
-Editing and final proofing for publication
-partnered with project coordinator (Rich Halde, Everett CC)
Jonathan added that there were 4 new sections included in the new manual including Best Practices, Challenges, Future Directions, and a Bibliography and Resources section. Other areas include online services, the Trio Program, Veterans Services and information on the Gay and Lesbian Program. He wished to offer special thanks to Gwen Spencer, Laura Westergard, Natasha Burrowes, and a special thanks to Toni Castro. He also noted a number of the photographs in the manual were submitted by Toni Castro.
Toni Castro reported.
· Toni expressed her congratulations to Jonathan Brown for his work on the publication, citing that this work moved the campus onto a statewide level.
· Toni expressed her pleasure at the success of the All Student Services Conference held in Yakima, and noted the excellent work on the website, created by Dena Dillon.
expressed her thanks to Dr. Bermingham for the opportunity to attend the presentation
of the Dalai Lama at the
· The 11th Annual Unity Week was a successful event with workshops, panel discussions and presentations. Toni congratulated Marie Zimmermann who was nominated by Allan Walton for the Extraordinary Woman Award.
announced that the
Toni announced that John Kireru was the student
success story of the month. John came to the
Marie Zimmerman reported.
Lisa Skari reported.
Larry Yok reported.
Dr. Bermingham wished to underscore the remarks made by all those who participated in the Washington Supreme Court visit and the Honors Class Colloquy. He felt that the underlying respect and civility shown by the Justices modeled their passion for the honor of their profession and their commitment to their positions. He added that this event will have a long impact at the college.
Dr. Bermingham also remarked that he agreed with Lisa that Anna Lee’s enthusiasm at the Gala was infectious. He added that she was articulate and a lot of fun. He also said that Rod Stephenson and colleagues provided a great service to the College through all their efforts of preparation for the Gala.
On a sad note, Dr. Bermingham wished to remark on the passing of former union representative, Duke Applegate, who will be sorely missed by many at the college. He wished to extend his condolences to Duke’s wife, Barbara. He said that Duke was a recognizable and much appreciated figure on campus for many years.
Congratulations and many thanks were extended to Jeff Wagnitz and all those participating in the accreditation visit. Dr. Bermingham expressed the tremendous effort that went into preparing for the visit and in the report documentation.
Dr. Bermingham also wished to thank Lisa Skari for the initiative she put forward with the PBS education report. This was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the campus, and everyone will be excited to see the final edit.
Again, Dr. Bermingham thanked everyone for all of their support.
Rashad Norris requested the opportunity to make a few announcements. He discussed the Annual Spring Festival on May 16 which has been orchestrated by Jason Prenovost, at which Highline will host 700 to 800 Junior and Senior High School students. About 30 colleges will be represented at the Pavilion.
Rashad added that on the 13th of May, Highline will be hosting the Heritage Leadership Camp. More than 60 young men of color will be on campus for a number of events. This is a great mentoring opportunity for young people and he wished to thank Lisa for helping to make these arrangements on campus.
The meeting was adjourned at
Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The next regularly
scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be on
Mike Regeimbal, Chair Jack Bermingham, Secretary