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Board Member Dinner
Pruitt Community Room, 6:00 p.m.




Board Meeting, 7:00 P.M.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Palmer Hall boardroom


I.     Call to Order

    1. Dr. Kidd will give the invocation
    2. Recognize guests 

II.     Routine Matters

    1. Recommended Action

      1. Approval of Board minutes May 12, 2014
      2. Approval of financial information May 2014
      3. Personnel
        1. Consideration of approval to fill art instructor position
        2. Consideration of approval to fill biology instructor position
        3. Consideration of approval to fill government instructor position
        4. Consideration of approval of resignation of Ms. Sarah Cochran, nursing instructor
        5. Consideration of approval of promotion in ranks

    2. New Business

      1. Consideration of approval of bid for fire safety training simulator
      2. Consideration of approval of proposed changes to TASB policy DJ (local) assignment, work load, and schedules

III.     Information and Discussion

    1. June Calendar
    2. Information and questions from Board members
    3. Sugggested agenda items
    4. 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 regular Board meeting - July 14, 2014


The Board of Trustees of Western Texas College met in a regular Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014 in the Palmer Hall Boardroom.

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

Absent:            Mr. Tim Riggan

Staff Present:  Dr. Barbara Beebe, Ms. Patricia Claxton, Ms. Melanie Schwertner, Ms. Jessica Colvin, Mr. Ralph Ramon, Ms. Tammy Davis, Mr. Britt Canada, Mr. Roy Bartels, Ms. Laura Caswell, Mr. Geron Scates, Dr. Berry Jordan

Others Present: Mr. Ben Barkley (SDN), Mr. Daniel Schlegel (Museum)

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

The Oath of Office was administered to Mr. Drew Bullard and Mr. Mike McWilliams by Melanie Schwertner

Motion by Dr. Kidd, seconded by Mr. Richburg to name Mr. Lee Presswood president of the Board of Trustees; Mr. Eddie Peterson vice president of the Board of Trustees; and Mr. Drew Bullard secretary of the Board of Trustees.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. Bullard to approve the April 14, 2014 minutes.  Motion carried unanimously.

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

Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. Peterson to approve the contract renewal for Ms. Fanta Cooper, head women’s soccer coach.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Mr. Peterson, seconded by Mr. Bullard to approve contract for Ms. Dana Fahntrapp, petroleum technology instructor.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Bullard, seconded by Mr. Richburg to nominate Mr. Eddie Peterson to serve on the WTC Foundation Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Dr. Kidd to nominate Mr. Drew Bullard to serve on the Scurry County Museum Board.  Motion carried unanimously.

Information and Discussion

Professional services do not have to go out for bid, but we wanted to see what kind of athletic insurance was available.  We currently spend $81,000 on athletic insurance and this is a secondary insurance.  We mainly use this for ACL’s, ankles, shoulders, and sprains.  The number of students being seen goes up every year.

We spend around $171,000 on general liability, employees, Board, and property insurance.  We haven’t gone out for bids in over 10 years.  Patricia would like to uses a consultant like she did last time.  TASB general liability insurance will not cover vehicles or 15 passenger vans. 

We were awarded a Jet grant.  It was written to buy fire safety equipment to use with Safety Plus. We would like 2 permanently installed simulators and 2 portable simulators. We will have a set of simulators on campus and one at Safety Plus.  They can be used by welding, process technology, petroleum, etc. 

Process Technology is part of the STEM grant, and is run under petroleum.  It is a 60 hour degree and will begin this fall.  Process Technology is a vast field that covers almost every aspect of our modern life.  The typical workplace for a Process Technology position is in a petroleum refinery, however, this is only one of many potential fields of employment for which a degree in Process Technology will prepare you for.  The concepts of Process Technology are used in: the heating and cooling loops of large business and educational installations such as factories, hospitals, colleges, and university physical plants. Process Technology is essential to the operation of coal, gas, and nuclear powered electricity generating plants.  Critical to the pharmaceutical and food industries, and essential at pump stations for the control of pumped fluids such as oil and gas.  Once a student completes the program, they will be able to get a job in this area.  Starting salary is $50,000 - $60,000.  The advisory board approved the curriculum and it is ready to be submitted to the Coordinating Board and the Workforce Commission.  The grant will pay for the first two years of instruction and then the instructor will roll into a full-time faculty member. 

A May 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:

  • Hosted March and April Kitchen Cabinet meeting in our cafeteria’s Pruitt Room.
  • RFP’s were scored for our campus infrastructure project, with Teinert Commercial Building Services selected as the ‘Construction Manager at Risk’
  • WTC rodeo competed at The Coliseum April 3rd – 5th.  Congratulations to Coburn Bradshaw who will be representing the WTC men’s rodeo team at the CNFR June 16th – 21st in Casper, WY.  His event is saddle bronc.
  • The WTC women’s golf team will be competing at the nationals May 12th – 15th in Florida.
  • The WTC men’s golf team will be competing at the Nationals May 13th – 16th in Iowa.
  • The WTC men and women’s track team will be competing at the national meet May 15th – 17th in Phoenix, AZ.
  • The WTC Foundation meeting was held April 29th.  The foundation would like the Board to consider rewording the Opportunity Waiver to cover “60 hours” of tuition instead of “2 years” to allow Early College High School students more access.
  • Student Awards Day was held in the courtyard on May 1st.  Over 20 students were honored by WTC faculty.
  • Another successful electrical lineman rodeo was  held at Big County Electric Cooperative with over 25 employers in attendance.  All students have positions waiting for them when they finish the program. 
  • The 43rd WTC commencement ceremony was held on May 9th at The Coliseum.  The 2014 graduating class comprised 214 individuals.  Over 100 chose to walk at this year’s graduation.  Kim Alexander, Superintendent of Roscoe Collegiate ISD, was the guest speaker. 
  • Thanks to the Boar for their continuing support. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  The board adjourned and went into executive session in accordance with section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code.   Purpose:  Personnel.  At the conclusion of the executive session, the board reconvened.   No action was taken

Date of next regular board meeting – June 9, 2014

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New Business

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Information & Discussion

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