Board Member Dinner
Pruitt Community Room, 6:00 pm
WESTERN TEXAS COLLEGE
SCURRY COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT
I. Call to order
II. Routine Matters
III. Information and Discussion
EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Board will adjourn at this time and go into executive session. The executive session will be held under the provisions of Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, including but not limited to, Section 551.071, Section 551.072, Section 551.074, Section 551.076, Section 551.082(a), and Section 551.083.
At the conclusion of the executive session, the Board will reconvene and announce whether any action needs to be taken as a result of the executive session.
The Board of Trustees of Western Texas College met in a regular Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016 in the Palmer Hall Boardroom.
Present: Mr. Lee Presswood, Mr. Drew Bullard, Mr. Eddie Peterson, Mr. Mike McWilliams, Mr. Tim Riggan, Mr. Scott Richburg
Absent: Dr. Jay Kidd
Staff Present: Dr. Barbara Beebe, Ms. Patricia Claxton, Ms. Melanie Schwertner, Mr. Britt Canada, Mr. Ralph Ramon, Mr. Roy Bartels, Mr. Mike Thornton, Dr. Berry Jordan
Others Present: Mr. Ben Barkley (SDN), Mr. Max Drum
Mr. Lee Presswood, board president, called the meeting to order and Mr. Peterson gave the invocation.
The women’s track and field team was introduced. Members include: Amira Davis, Philadelphia, PA; Cassidy Doggett, Sterling City, TX ; Britaney Duncan, Portmore, Jamaica; Stephanie Hale, Cleveland, OH; Rene Medley, Kingston, Jamaica; Marcenia Milburn, Memphis, TN; Alexiis Nobles, Burkburnett, TX; Teja Roker, Bahamas; Sasha Smith-Pollard, Clovis, NM; Shanice Williams, Ontario, Canada; Cameka Witter, Kingston, Jamaica; James Williams, head coach; Trinity Williams, assistant coach, and Chris Zadroga, assistant coach.
The men’s track and field team was introduced. Members include: Robin Black, Clarendon, Jamaica; Chauncey Cooper, McKinney, TX; Rajay Hamilton, Kingston, Jamaica; Ian Kerr, Nassau, Bahamas; Jacoby Lacey, Whitehouse, TX; Vincent Lalang, Eldoret, Kenya; Jalen Lewis, San Antonio, TX; Carlos Loera, Laredo, TX; Victor Montgomery, McComb, MS; Travis Riley, Kingston, Jamaica; Shamar Rock, Bragetown, Barbados; Anselam Roosevelt, San Antonio, TX; Rhayko Schwartz, McKinney, TX; Antwon Smith, Cleveland, OH; Gabriel Walker, Lancaster, TX; Sean Washington, New Iberia, LA; Jason Yaw, Guyana; James Williams, head coach: Trinity Williams, assistant coach; and Chris Zadroga, assistant coach.
The baseball team was introduced. Members include: Ethan Anderson, Chandler, AZ; Chase Nistor, Regina, Saskatchewan; Quinton Garcia, Pecos, TX; Cameron White, Georgetown, TX; Marcos Mora, Houston, TX; Kobrey Garcia, Kingsville, TX; James Balevic, Marietta, GA; Mitchell Morris, Wichita Falls, TX; Mark Trimble, San Antonio, TX; Felix Hernandez, Naranjito, PR; Garrett Powell, Spring, TX; Mitchell Hazlett, Riverview, New Brunswick; Ryan Ramos, Katy, TX; Justin Gray, Wimberley, TX; Kyle Cross, Australia; Spencer Seman, Danbury, TX; Jason Morales, Juncos, PR; Marshall Brown, Liberty Hill, TX; Chris Arnold, Grapevine, TX; Garrett Scott, Klein, TX; Matt Gutierrez, Brackettville, TX; Tyler Leskiw, Australia; Glenn Diaz, Toa Alta, PR; Seth Hubert, Riviera, TX; Owen Bessette, Alberta, Canada; Dalton Castillo, Sinton, TX; Phil Burris, Brownfield, TX; Sean Becker, Telford, PA; Kyle Hussien, Klein, TX; Eddie Tamez, Mission, TX; Derek Cisneros, Kyle, TX; Obi Obinwa, Richardson, TX; Richard Martinez, head coach; Jerry Cervantez, assistant coach; Kenny Jackson, assistant coach.
Motion by Mr. Riggan, seconded by Mr. Peterson to approve Board minutes of January 11, 2016 and January 18, 2016. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. Peterson seconded by Mr. Bullard to approve the financial information for January 2016. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. Peterson to approve the small class report. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. Riggan to approve the tax abatement between Western Texas College and Fluvanna Wind Energy, LLC. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. Riggan, seconded by Mr. Richburg to approve the 2016-2017 school calendar. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. Riggan, seconded by Mr. Richburg to approve a $5 per semester hour increase in our general use fee. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. Peterson, seconded by Mr. Bullard to approve the additions to TASB policy FM (Local) Discipline and Penalties. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. McWilliams, seconded by Mr. Richburg to approve the additions to TASB policy FMA (Local) Discipline and Penalties – Discipline and Procedures. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. McWilliams to approve ordering the General Election of two trustee positions for Place 3 and Place 4 to be held on May 7, 2016. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. McWilliams to approve the Notice of General Election for Early Voting and Election Day. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. Riggan to approve the Early Voting locations and times and Election Day polling locations and times. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. Riggan to appoint Nancy Doyle as the Early Voting judge, Tommy Doyle as Early Voting alternate judge, Paula Juarez as Early Voting (bilingual) clerk, Kay Hopper, Betty Thompson, and Martha Gentry as Early Voting clerks. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. McWilliams to appoint Nancy Doyle to ser as Election Day judge, Tommy Doyle as Election Day alternative judge, Sandy Wells as Election Day clerk (bilingual), Martha Gentry, Kay Hopper, and Carolyn Martin as Election Day clerks. Motion carried unanimously.
Information and Discussion
Mr. Mike Thornton presented the infrastructure update.
Pictures and a configuration of HPE were given to the board.
Mr. Britt Canada presented the enrollment report. Our total duplicated headcount is 2,522 which is the third highest spring enrollment we have had. Total semester hours are 16, 695 and total contact hours are 367,236. Full-time student’s total 509 and part-time students total 2,013. We have 387 vocational majors and 1,708 freshmen. We have 783 concurrent (high school) students and 28.8% Hispanic students. The number of Mitchell County students increased from 202 to 226. We have 528 in-district students, 1,633 out of district students, and 144 non-resident students. Continuing education has a total headcount of 888 students which generated 30,624 contact hours. Our total number of students is 3,410 which generated 397,860 contact hours. We a total of 106 dual credit and college students utilizing the Opportunity Waiver for $73,948.
The March board meeting falls during our spring break. We would like to cancel that meeting.
A February calendar was presented to the Board.
There was no information or questions from Board members.
There were no suggested agenda items from Board members.
Dr. Beebe presented the following president’s report:
EXECUTIVE SESSION: The board went into executive session in accordance with section 551.084 of the Texas Government Code. Purpose: President’s Evaluation. At the conclusion of the executive session, the board reconvened. Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. Bullard to extend Dr. Beebe’s contract one year. Motion carried unanimously.
Date of next regular board meeting – April 11, 2016
Western Texas College Mission Statement
Western Texas College is committed to excellence as it challenges students to reach their full potential.
The institutional goals of Western Texas College are:
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Mr. Mike Thornton will present an infrastructure update during the meeting.
Mr. Will Furgeson and Mr. Charlie Smith will discuss the tax abatement for Lincoln Clean Energy.
Ms. Patricia Claxton will discuss the pre-proposal for our maintenance contract.
Mr. Roy Bartels will discuss the pre-bid/proposal for our telephone provider.