Board Member Dinner
Pruitt Community Room, 6:00 p.m.
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.
IV. Date of next regular Board meeting - December 12, 2016
The Board of Trustees of Western Texas College met in a regular Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016 in the Palmer Hall Boardroom.
Present: Mr. Lee Presswood, Mr. Drew Bullard, Mr. Eddie Peterson, Mr. Scott Richburg, Dr. Jay Kidd, Mr. Mike McWilliams, Mr. Tim Riggan
Staff Present: Dr. Barbara Beebe, Mr. Jerry Dever, Mr. Roy Bartels, Mr. Mike Thornton, Ms. Patricia Claxton, Ms. Melanie Schwertner, Ms. Stephanie Ducheneaux, Mr. Ralph Ramon, Ms. Tammy Davis, Mr. Britt Canada, Mr. Geron Scates, Mr. Brent Burleson, Ms. Kat Schlegel, Mr. Darryl Davis
Others Present: Mr. Ben Barkley (SDN)
Mr. Lee Presswood, board president, called the meeting to order and Mr. Tim Riggan gave the invocation.
The women’s basketball team was introduced and members include: Alexis Baston, Hurst, TX; Payton Berger, Azle, TX; Tamika Dixon, Fulsheer, TX; Myra Garcia, El Paso, TX; Raquel Horta, Albuquerque, NM; Rosemary Ilanq, Greenfield, MA; Kyra Lewis, Midland, TX; Reece Quigley, Lubbock, TX; Yaritza Rivas, Midland, TX; Catara Samuel, Amarillo, TX; Jauslynn Shephard, Lubbock, TX; McKenna Spikes, Vernon, TX; Esther Udonsi, Garki, Nigeria; Allison Valdez, Midland, TX; Caitlyn Bigham, manager, Alex Brazil, manager, Ariel Braker, assistant coach, and Darryl Davis, head coach.
The men’s basketball team was introduced and members include: DaQuan Jeffries, Edmond, OK; Kevin Hicks, New Orleans, LA; Josh Proche, Dallas, TX; Jordan Tolbert, Houston, TX; Zarious Moffett, Dallas, TX; Jordan Evans, Waco, TX; Brian Roberts, Cleveland, OH; Jordon Fullerton, Toronto, Canada; Ja’Niro Lane, Texarkana, TX; Christian Bennings, Lubbock, TX; Traylin Prejean, Lafayette, LA; Anton Bilous, Cherkassy, Ukraine; Demarcus Hartsfield, San Antonio, TX; Kolbe Kinghorn, Springfield, MO; Nigel Allen, Port Allen, LA; Ruben Freeman, Temple, TX; David Allen Lyons, Dallas, TX; Lorenzo Anthony, assistant coach, and Andre Owens, head coach.
The women’s softball team was introduced and members include: Jordan Ruiz, Snyder, TX; Rachel Gawdun, Tempe, AZ; Carmen Spring, Corona, CA; Sarah Nagy, Kerrville, TX; Aryn Flores, Midland, TX; Tobi Bonifacio, Kihei, HI; Addison Jobe, Lubbock, TX; Bailey McAlpine, Amarillo, TX; Breanna Jacobs, Alamogordo, NM; Naudia Gonzalez, Snyder, TX; Alyssa Adames, Victoria, TX; Abby Garcia, Sweetwater, TX; Kawena Cabrera, Wailuku, HI; Jaden Shoults, Midland, TX; Priscilla Guzman, Snyder, TX; Kaitlyn Hicks, Silsbee, TX; Melanie Sendejo, Seminole, TX; Melanie Jeagers, assistant coach, and Rome McNary, head coach.
Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. Peterson to approve Board minutes of September 12, 2016. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. Riggan to approve the financial information for September 2016. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Dr. Kidd, seconded by Mr. Bullard to award the roofing proposal to J. Ferg Pros for the removal and replacement of roofs with composition shingles for 9 buildings for $175,665.10. Motion carried unanimously.
Information and Discussion
Mr. Mike Thornton presented the infrastructure update. Projects 1, 2, and 3 should be finished by the end of the month. A walk through will be conducted tomorrow with a punch list. The renovations really look good.
Dining Hall/Student Center:
Pictures were given to the board.
Dr. Beebe discussed personnel. Mr. Sam Hayes, head men’s soccer coach, resigned at the end of September for personal reasons. Mr. Brent Burleson is our new Director of Safety and Security, and he began his duties today. We are thrilled to have him. Mr. Burleson was asked what his philosophy was. He stated he remembers what it was like to be 18 years old. Kids will be kids but they have rules that must be followed. It hasn’t been bad so far. We have 12 part-time security officers.
Dr. Beebe also discussed graduation. We are moving graduation to 10:00 am on May 5th. We normally have graduation in the evenings. Dr. Beebe would love for the board to attend graduation. We are moving graduation to the morning in hopes that more students will walk since they will finish up finals the day before. Prison graduation will be held the Monday after campus graduation at 1:00 pm. Campus graduation will be held at the Coliseum. We are going to see how the time change goes.
An October 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:
The scheduled executive session was cancelled.
Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. Bullard to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Date of next regular board meeting – November 14, 2016
|October 2016 Financials|
|October 2016 Check Register|
Western Texas College Strategic Plan
Our Strategic Plan is based on our Mission Statement and the associated goals and objectives.
Western Texas College is committed to excellence as it challenges students to reach their full potential.
The institutional goals of Western Texas College are to:
The five institutional goals of the College’s Mission Plan inform our proposed Strategic Plan through related objectives, strategies and initiatives:
1. Quality Education and Accessibility – Includes objectives designed to increase access to higher education
2. Student Life and Engagement – Includes objectives designed to help students reach their educational goals, as well as improve social and personal skills. Can involve community involvement
3. Success and Support Services – Includes objectives designed to support the entire college community (students, faculty, and staff).
4. Learning Environment –Includes objectives designed to improve safety and efficiency of the campus infrastructure and physical plant
5. Life-long Learning – includes objectives designed to encourage learning in students and employees. For employees, professional development is important.
If the goal was to improve community engagement, than an objective might be to add additional classes at College on the Square. A strategy might be to have a total of at least 10 classes in the next 6 months. An initiative would be to have a specific person identify and schedule those classes.
Exhibit "A" and "B" are one document. They are separated for easier reading.
|Information & Discussion|
Mr. Mike Thornton will present the infrastructure update.
Dr. Beebe will discuss personnel updates.
Ms. Patricia Claxton will discuss Western Texas College's Standard and Poor's rating.
Ms. Stephanie Ducheneaux will discuss our 4-day academic week.