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Board Meeting, 7:00 P.M.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Palmer Hall Boardroom
Board Member Dinner
Pruitt Community Room 6:00 p.m.



I.   Call to Order

    1. Mr. Bullard will give the invocation
    2. Recognize guests
    3. Introducation of men/women golf teams; men's basketball team; and women's basketball team

II.   Routine Matters

    1. Recommended Action 
      1. Approval of Board minutes October 14, 2013
      2. Approval of financial information October 2013

    2. New Business
      1. Consideration of approval of fall small class report
      2. Consideration of approval of resolution for election - Scurry County Appraisal District Board of Directors 2013-2014

III.   Information and Discussion

    1. Petroleum Technology program
    2. December Board meeting
    3. November calendar
    4. Information and questions from Board members
    5. Suggested agenda items
    6. 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 - December 9, 2013 


The Board of Trustees of Western Texas College met in a regular Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2013 in the Palmer Hall Boardroom.

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

Absent:            Mr. Mike McWilliams

Staff Present:  Dr. Barbara Beebe, Ms. Patricia Claxton, Ms. Melanie Schwertner, Mr. Jerry Dever, Mr. Jeremiah Boatright, Mr. Mike Thornton, Ms. Tammy Davis, Mr. Ben Martin, Ms. Melanie Graf, Mr. Britt Canada, Mr. Ralph Ramon, Dr. Rosemary Reynolds-Sundet, Dr. Berry Jordan

Others Present: Mr. Ben Barkley (SDN)

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

The men/women cross country teams were introduced.  The men’s team members include:  Jimmy Brooks, Wyomissing, PA; Rashad Clark, Los Angeles, CA

Jerome Gatewood, University City, TX; Eddie Guitierrez, League City, TX; Aaron Hamilton, Chicago, IL; Aaron Lecense, Houston, TX ; Sydney Scruggs, Irvington, NJ; Joshua Stubbs, Nassau, Bahamas, and Oraine Wint, Bellfield, Jamaica.  The women’s team members include: Abogunloko Bukola, Ekiti State Africa; Alexis Calamease, Grand Prairie, TX; Destanie Finley, Bangs, TX; Chartia hurt, Baltimore, MD; Azalia Rodriguez, Irving, TX; Kernesha Spann, Port of Spain, Trinidad; and Terriann Williams, Westmoreland, Jamaica; Mr. James Williams, head coach, and Mr. Chris Zadroga, assistant coach.

The volleyball team was introduced.  Team members include: Pelenaise Havili, West Jordon, UT; Lauran Meeks, Colorado City, TX; Desjanee Johnson, Monahans, TX; Moana Moe, Orem, UT; Vanessa Salazar, Edinburg, TX; Abigail Kirby, Richmond, TX; Tori Robertson, Fredericksburg, TX; Brooke Bloomfield, Sandy, UT; Haleigh Fisher, Pflugerville, TX; Kelani Robison, Draper, UT; Susanne Lotz, Denzlingen, Germany; Valicia Jarrett, Sherwood, AR; Kayla Bloomfield, Sandy UT; and Talaitupu Faumui, West Jordon, UT; Mr. George Hamilton, head coach; and Ms. Shelly Want, assistant coach. 

The meat judging and show teams were introduced.  Members include: Haley Reynolds, Dorris, CA; Mackenzie Taylor, Alba, TX; Jackilynn Tabor, Moran, TX; Shelbi Meador, Ira, TX; Jonah Lawrence, Sweetwater, TX; Ricky Williams, Snyder, TX; Savannah Riggins, Hawley, TX; Landon French, Burleson, TX; Sarah Sharp, Burleson, TX; Marcelino Felipe, Coleman, TX; and Ms. Jessica Colvin, head coach.

The Honor Code students (ambassadors) were introduced.  Members include:   Ashley McGinnis, Snyder, TX; Taylor Garcia, Snyder, TX; Chassidy Collins, Snyder, TX; Rachel Tassin, Santa Fe, TX; David Ellis, El Paso, TX; Landon French, Burleson, TX; Collyns Rodriquez, Lamesa, TX; Hunter Spear, Lubbock, TX; Hunter Cox, Snyder, TX; Justis Bradley, El Paso, TX; Freddy Andersen, Denmark; Mr. Ben Martin, advisor; Ms. Melanie Graf, advisor.

Motion by Mr. Riggan, seconded by Dr. Kidd to approve the board minutes for August 12, 2013; August 20, 2013; August 26, 2013, and August 30, 2013.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Bullard, seconded by Mr. Riggan to approve the financial information for August 2013 and September 2013.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. Peterson to approve the summer small class report.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Peterson, seconded by Mr. Richburg to approve the resolution for the Scurry County Appraisal District board of director’s election 2014 – 2015 nominating David Beaver.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Bullard, seconded by Mr. Riggan to approve the amendment to the Western Texas College money purchase plan.  Motion carried unanimously.

Information and Discussion

Mr. Britt Canada presented the enrollment report.  Our enrollment is 2051 which is down 200 students from last year.  This drop is due to our partnership with TSTC was dissolved.  When we are in a time of a low unemployment rate, students work instead of coming to school.  Our contact hours dropped 22,000, but we did not lose a lot of fulltime students.  Our number of freshmen increased.  The student type is about the same, and we increased in the prison units.  We have 29% of Hispanics which is good for our Title V grants. Continuing education has 22,000.  We were working with TSTC on our Achieve program, but we weren’t making any money on the deal, so the program went away.  The next report for continuing education the contact hours will be lower, but we will recover. 

Mr. Britt Canada also presented the SACS onsite visit report.  We started our electrical lineman program and didn’t send in our substantive change in time.  They wanted us to tell them right away and we didn’t.  When we did send it in, they said they needed to send a team down to look into the program until we had 4 off campus sites.  We only had 3.  We wrote a long report and they came to campus.  We received one recommendation which stated, “The committee recommends the institution provide evidence that they offer adequate instruction in the use of library and other learning resources for students at the Big Country Electric Cooperative site.”  Our librarian will go talk to the lineman students and let them know about all of our resources.  This should satisfy this recommendation.  They were very complimentary of our program.

An October calendar was presented to the board.

There was no information or questions from board members.

There were no suggested agenda items.

Dr. Beebe presented the following president’s report:

  • The WTC campus bookstore hosted an Open House August 16th to showcase their newly renovated space.  If you haven’t stopped by recently, I invite you to check out the bright new store.
  • After decades of service, Diane Beard and Carol Watkins oversaw their final vocational nursing graduation and pinning ceremony as WTC instructors on August 29th.  It was a moving ceremony for the students as well as the instructors. 
  • College on the Square hosted a standing room only Town Hall meeting for Senator Robert Duncan on September 4th.  Topics discussed included education, transportation, and water.
  • Attended the president’s meeting and general session of the WJCAC conference in Abilene on September 12th, and the Region V meeting on the 13th.  Longstanding conference commissioner and NJCAA region V director John Green is no longer with Clarendon College and the search is now on for his replacement.
  • After receiving first-rate testimonies from her references, the search committee offered the vice president of instructional affairs position to Dr. Rosemary Reynolds-Sundet.  Rosemary began the second week of September and enjoyed a college and community meet and greet in her honor on September 19th.
  • A very successful “2013 TACRAO College Day” (Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) was held in the gym on September 26th with numerous colleges, universities, military branches and TDCJ representatives in attendance.
  • Attended August, September, and October informative Kitchen Cabinet meetings.
  • From September 30th through October 3rd, TC hosted a visiting team from SACS in regards to our electrical lineman (ELM) program.  Many thanks to Mr. Britt Canada who did a marvelous job representing WTC in addition to being at the beck and call of the team during their visit.  Thanks also go out to the numerous faculty and staff members who were interviewed by the team during their stay.  I would like to publically thank Britt for doing such a wonderful job!
  • Dr. Sundet, Mr. Roy Bartels, and I attended an informative STEM Advisory Committee meeting at Roscoe Collegiate ISD the evening of October 7th.  Agriscience and the possibility of veterinary technology offerings were discussed.
  • Ms. Tammy Davis, Ms. Jessica Colvin, and I met with Mark Miller at Texas Tech on October 10th do discuss a new partnership with them.  Jessica will soon be interviewing Texas Tech graduate students to select one who will be able to coach her meat judging team during practices and at competitions. 
  • College on the Square is now under exciting new management!  Jeremiah Boatright has taken on the challenge of leading COS as the new Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education.  Aaron Greene is the new Coordinator of Workforce Development and Pam Glasscock is the new Administrative Assistant.  With a number of new and innovative third party partnerships in the works, we look forward to Jeremiah shaping the successful future of COS.

The scheduled executive session was canceled.

Motion by Mr. Richburg, seconded by Mr. Bullard to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.

Date of next regular board meeting – November 11, 2013




 Click here for the financial information
Check Register
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New Business

Click here for the fall small class report


Western Texas College has 682.94 votes for the Sucrry County Appraisal District Board of Directors 2013-2014 election.  You may use all of the votes on one nominee, or you can split the votes between the nominees. 

Click here for the resolution for election - Scurry County Appraisal District Board of Directors 2013-2014



Information & Discussion

Mr. Roy Bartels will update the board on our petroleum technology program.


Dr. Beebe willl be attending the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) annual meeting on December 9th, and would like to recommend moving the board meeting to December 16, 2013.  


Academic Calendar

Athletic Calendar