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WESTERN TEXAS COLLEGE
SCURRY COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT
SNYDER, TEXAS

 

Board Meeting, 7:00 P.M.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Palmer Hall boardroom

Agenda

I.    Call to Order

    1. Mr. McWillimas will give the invocation
    2. Recognize guests

II.    Routine Matters

    1. Recommended Action

      1. Approval of Board minutes June 9, 2014
      2. Approval of financial information June 2014
      3. Personnel
        1. Consideration of approval to accept Ms. Laura Caswell's resignation for the position of Dean of Instructional Affairs
        2. Consideration of approval to fill turfgrass and landscape management position

    2. New Business

      1. Consideration of approval of bid for athletic insurance
      2. Consideration of approval of nominations for the Foundation Board
      3. Consideration of approval of resolution to nominate members to the Appraisal District Board of Directors

III.   Information and Discussion

    1. Preliminary 2014-2015 budget
    2. Athletic report
    3. Infrastructure update
    4. Summer enrollment report
    5. Proposed August Board meeting schedule
    6. July Calendar
    7. Information and questions from Board members
    8. Suggested agenda items
    9. President's report

 

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.

    1. Consultation with Legal Council
    2. Deliberation regarding appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of personnel

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.

IV.    Date of next Board meeting - August 11, 2014

 
Minutes

The Board of Trustees of Western Texas College met in a regular Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014 in the Palmer Hall Boardroom.

 Present:           Mr. Lee Presswood, Mr. Drew Bullard, Dr. Jay Kidd, Mr. Eddie Peterson, Mr. Mike McWilliams, Mr. Tim Riggan

 Absent:            Mr. Scott Richburg

Staff Present:  Dr. Barbara Beebe, Ms. Patricia Claxton, Ms. Melanie Schwertner, Mr. Ralph Ramon, Mr. Britt Canada, Mr. Roy Bartels, Ms. Laura Caswell, Mr. Richard Schulze, Dr. Berry Jordan

Others Present: Mr. Ben Barkley (SDN), Ms. Marina Beebe

Mr. Lee Presswood, board president, called the meeting to order and Dr. Kidd gave the invocation.

Motion by Mr. Peterson, seconded by Mr. Bullard to approve the May 12, 2014 minutes.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dr. Kidd, seconded by Mr. McWilliams to approve the financials for May 2014.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Mr. Bullard, seconded by Mr. Peterson to approve employment of Mr. Patrick Schneider, art instructor.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. McWilliams, seconded by Dr. Kidd to approve employment of Ms. Kimberley Beck, biology instructor.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Dr. Kidd, seconded by Mr. Peterson to approve employment of Mr. Floyd Holder, government instructor.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Mr. Riggan, seconded by Mr. Bullard to approve resignation of Ms. Sarah Cochran, nursing instructor.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Mr. Bullard, seconded by Mr. Peterson for the following promotion in ranks:

  • Dr. Alisa Carter from instructor to assistant professor.
  • Ms. Andrea Albus from instructor to assistant professor.
  • Mr. Garrett Hicks from instructor to assistant professor.
  • Ms. Jessica Colvin from instructor to assistant professor.
  • Mr. Donald Sewell from instructor to assistant professor.
  • Mr. Jerry Dever from instructor to assistant professor.
  • Ms. Judith Petersen from instructor to assistant professor.
  • Mr. Geron Scates from instructor to assistant professor.
  • Mr. Ray Newton from assistant professor to associate professor.

Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Riggan, seconded by Dr. Kidd to award bid for fire safety training simulator to Walter Group, Inc for $127,600.  Motion carried unanimously.  The Board would like a demonstration once the equipment is installed. 

Motion by Dr. Kidd, seconded by Mr. McWilliams to approve changes to TASB policy DJ (local) assignment, work load, and schedules. Motion carried unanimously. 

Information and Discussion

A June calendar was presented to the Board.

There was no information and questions from Board members.

There were no suggested agenda items.

Dr. Beebe presented the following president’s report:

  • Infrastructure Update:  Held all-day, campus wide meetings with PSC and WTC staff from the cafeteria, fine arts, gym and grounds on May 22nd to receive input on their respective campus improvement projects. Hosted the Snyder Job Fair Thursday, May 22nd from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at the Coliseum in partnership with the Chamber, United Supermarkets, Snyder Daily News, DCOS and Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas.
    • Topographical and utility surveys & geotechnical testing are underway.  Two packages for construction are being developed; Package 1 is for utility upgrades and plaza renovations; Package 2 is for building renovations and additions. 
    • Draft reports, conceptual sketches and opinions of cost for Package 1 will be done by the end of June. The same documents for Package 2 will be done by mid-July, and a schematic design for Package 2 is scheduled to be complete by mid-August
  • At the NJCAA National Women’s Golf Championships May 12 – 15th in Daytona Beach, Florida; the Lady Westerners finished in 6th place after 3 rounds of play (the final round was canceled due to rain). Devanshi Naik earned All-American status with a t-15th individual finish. 
  • At the NJCAA National Men’s Golf Championships May 13-16th in Burlington, Iowa; the Westerners finished 13th out of 22, while Federik Andersen tied for 8th individual, and was named to the NJCAA Division 1 Ping All-American Team. 
  • At the NJCAA Track and Field National Championships May 15-17th in Mesa, Arizona; WTC took 1st place in the 100m dash, the 200m dash, the 400 hurdles and the men’s 4x400 relay.  We also took 2nd place in the women’s 4x400 relay and 3rd place in the 400m.  Our women’s team placed 6th overall, and our men’s team tied for 9th overall.
  • Coburn Bradshaw will be representing the WTC men’s rodeo team in the saddle bronc event at the CNFR June 16-21st in Casper, WY.
  • On June 3rd, WTC hosted the Texas 4000, a group of twenty-five bicyclers, who, for the past three or four years , have been spending one night in Snyder in June on their way to Alaska, raising cancer awareness as they go.
  • FYI – Jerry Gannaway is stepping off of the appraisal board. If you would like to nominate an individual for the position, please contact Patricia.
  • Thanks to the Board for their continued support.

The scheduled executive session was canceled.

Date of next regular board meeting – July 14, 2014

 

Financials
Click here for the financial's
Check Register
Click here for the check register
New Business

Information regarding the bid for athletic insurance will be handed out during Monday's Board meeting.

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The Foundation Board would like to recommend Mr. Ben Murphy and Mr. Jason West to continue to serve on the Foundation Board. 

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Click here for the resolution to nominate members to the Appraisal District Board of Directors

Information & Discussion

Click here for the preliminary 2014-2015 budget

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Click here for the athletic report

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Click here for the summer enrollment report

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Proposed August Board meeting schedule:

  • Monday, August 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.: adopt the proposed tax rate and set dates for public hearings
  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.: conduct 1st public hearing
  • Monday, August 25, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.: conduct 2nd public hearing
  • Thursday, August 28th at 5:30 p.m.: vote on tax rate and adopt the budget for 2014-2015

Academic Calendar

Athletic Calendar