Board Member Dinner
Visitor Center, 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 - November 14, 2016
The Board of Trustees of Western Texas College met in a regular Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 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, Ms. Donna Cutler, Mr. Roy Bartels, Mr. Mike Thornton, Ms. Patricia Claxton, Ms. Melanie Schwertner, Ms. Stephanie Ducheneaux, Mr. Ralph Ramon, Mr. Lorenzo Sands, Ms. Tammy Davis, Mr. Britt Canada
Others Present: Mr. Glen Brockenbush (SDN), Mr. Mike Bailey (TD Industries), Ms. Cheryl Costello (TD Industries)
Mr. Lee Presswood, board president, called the meeting to order and Mr. Scott Richburg gave the invocation.
The Women’s Cross Country team was introduced: Seagle Brown, Jamaica; Kimisha Chambers, Jamaica; Britney Duncan, Jamaica; Delaney Reyes, Dilley, TX; Taylor Richards, Paradise, TX; Amberlyn Waller, Houston, TX; Cameka Witter, Jamaica; Stefan Campos, assistant coach; and James Williams, head coach.
The Men’s Cross Country team was introduced: Sean Bailey, Jamaica; Orwin Emilien, Africa; Michael Gonzalez, Burleson, TX; Malik Gray, Duncanville, TX; Cameron Harris, Lewisville, TX; Bryderick Harrison, Houston, TX; Adan Maciel, Grand Prairie, TX; Fabian Pena, Brady, TX; Rhayko Schartz, McKinney, TX; Sean Washington, New Iberia, LA; Stefan Campus , assistant coach, James Williams, head coach.
The Women’s Rodeo team was introduced: Lauren Dennis, Snyder, TX; McKayla Lucas, Roosevelt, UT; McKenzie McAngus, Eldorado, TX; Callie Otoupalik, Arlee, MT; Ally Zehrer, Rogers, MN, Greg Rhodes, head coach; absent Madisyn Harris, Roosevelt, UT, and Shelly Collier, assistant coach.
The Men’s Rodeo team was introduced: Andrew Alvidrez, Andrews, TX; Kyle Brown, Canada; Ethan Cook, Fruita, CO; Larry Falcon, Floresville, TX; Blaise Freeman, Snyder, TX; Brian Gill, Australia; Ross Griffin, Tularosa, NM; Zack Hibler, Wheeler, TX; Logan Hyatt, Stockton, AL; Zack Hyatt, Stockton, AL; Tom Knight, Australia; Tanner Lockhart, Lewis, CO; Daniel Rogan, Australia; Clayton Sellars, Fruitlandpark, FL; Tristan Sevell, Harper, TX; Cole Stevens, Hammond, WI; Joshua Walker, Dora, NM; Lane Wiberly, Belen, NM; Greg Rhodes, head coach, absent Kodie Jang, Australia, Jacob Spencer, Blanco, NM; and Shelly Collier, assistant coach.
Motion by Mr. Peterson, seconded by Mr. Bullard to approve Board minutes of August 8, 2016. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Dr. Kidd, seconded by Mr. Richburg to approve the financial information for August 2016. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion by Mr. Bullard, seconded by Dr. Kidd to approve the small class report. Motion carried unanimously.
Information and Discussion
Mr. Mike Thornton presented the infrastructure update.
Dining Hall/Student Center:
Pictures were given to the board.
Mr. Britt Canada presented the enrollment report for fall 2016.
Overall we have good enrollment.
Do we have any students in West Hall? We do have students in West Hall, but when an opening comes up in Clinton or Glover they are moved.
Dr. Beebe introduced TD Industries. Mr. Mike Bailey is the manager and Cheryl Costello is the business development manager. They are both helping us ease into the transition.
Ms. Patricia Claxton discussed pre-bid for roofing. At the end of May, a hail storm came through Snyder. Nine of our buildings with shingles were affected; the 5 apartments, Dr. Beebe’s house, the two new dorms, and part of the annex. The roofs were 10 years old. Our insurance company inspected all of our buildings. We will bid per building so we could have one company or multiple companies.
Dr. Beebe discussed certified values. Due to an error with Oxy Permian by Stephen Campbell, we have an $84 million reduction in values. Larry Crooks sent us this information. We have already approved our budget and tax rate. With our tax rate of 33 cents, we were facing a $1,623,285 million loss. We are now looking for $507,441. Our total loss is $2,130,726 million dollars. We are not sure what we are going to do. There is no recourse in their error of our values. We have never had an error like this. It is very frustrating that there isn’t any recourse. Dr. Beebe will send this information across campus to let everyone know what we are facing. We are desperately trying not to cut positions or reduce salaries. This should not have happened.
A September 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 – October 10, 2016
|Information & Discussion|
Mr. Mike Thornton will hand out infrastructure update packets during the meeting.