Texas Community Colleges

Board Member Luncheon
11:30 am at the Visitor Center

WESTERN TEXAS COLLEGE
SCURRY COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT
SNYDER, TEXAS

 

Board Meeting, 12:30 P.M.
Monday, July 12, 2021
Visitor Center

Agenda

I.     Call to Order

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

II.    Public comments: 3-minute limit per person

III.   Routine Matters

    1. Recommended Action
      1. Consideration of approval of June 28, 2021 board minutes
      2. Consideration of approval of June 2021 financial information
      3. Personnel
        1. Consideration of approval of Mr. Victor Hinojosa, Instructor Government
        2. Consideration of approval of Mr. Richard Fair, Instructor History/Government
        3. Consideration of approval of Mr. Deenie Johnson, Instructor English

    2. New Business 
      1. Consideration of approval of bids on tax deeds and property cards for Trust Property in the City of Snyder (Ms. Claxton)

IV.   Information and Discussion

    1. Preliminary 2021-2022 budget (Ms. Claxton)
    2. Personnel update (Dr. Beebe)
    3. Farm and Ranch Management program (Mr. Fonville)
    4. July calendar
    5. Information and questions from board members
    6. Suggested agenda items

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Board will 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 Counsel
    2. Deliberation regarding appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of personnel

At the conclusion of the executive session, the Board will announce whether any action needs to be taken as a result of the executive session.

V.     Date of next Board meeting - August 9, 2021

 
Minutes

The Board of Trustees of Western Texas College met in a regular Board meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021 in the Visitor Center

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

Absent:            Mr. Lee Presswood

Staff Present:  Dr. Barbara Beebe, Ms. Patricia Claxton, Ms. Melanie Schwertner, Ms. Stephanie Ducheneaux, Mr. Shawn Fonville, Mr. Britt Canada, Ms. Margo Mitchell, Ms. Emily Powell, Ms. Clarissa Krum

Others Present: Ms. Kaylee Rush, Snyder News, Mr. Chad Goebel, Snyder News

Mr. Peterson, board vice president, called the meeting to order and Mr. Bullard gave the invocation.

No one from the public made any comments.

Motion by Mr. Bullard, seconded by Mr. Riggan to approve the board minutes of May 10, 2021. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Riggan, seconded by Mr. McWilliams to approve the financial information for May 2021.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. West, seconded by Dr. Kidd to approve Ms. Clarissa Krum as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. West, seconded by Mr. Bullard to approve Mr. Gary Miller as the Head Baseball Coach.  Motion carried unanimously.

Intersect Power presented a virtual presentation for the IP Lumina I and IP Lumina II projects. 

Mr. Peterson had to leave the meeting and asked Dr. Kidd to preside over the meeting.   

Motion by Mr. Riggan, seconded by Mr. Bullard to approve the tax abatement application for IP Lumina, LLC and IP Lumina II, LLC, but needs to see the financials before considering the tax abatement, and setting July 12, 2021 as the date for the public hearing on the proposed tax abatement.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Bullard, seconded by Mr. Riggan to approve the resolution (lease no. 008-0724342-101) between Western Texas College and TCF National Bank for grounds equipment. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Riggan, seconded by Mr. McWilliams to approve the resolution (lease no. 008-0724342-301) between Western Texas College and TCF National Bank for grounds equipment. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Riggan, seconded by Mr. Bullard to approve the review of TASB Update 41 legal policies and adoption of local policies.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. McWilliams, seconded by Mr. West to approve the Farm and Ranch Management program.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. Riggan, seconded by Mr. West to approve the five individual’s promotion in rank: Ms. Keely Green from instructor to assistant professor, Ms. Sylvia Mason from instructor to assistant professor, Mr. Floyd Holder from assistant professor to associate professor, Mr. Donald Sewell from assistant professor to associate professor, and Mr. Ray Newton from associate professor to professor.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. West, seconded by Mr. Bullard to approve a two-year extension on the depository contract with First Bank and Trust.  Motion carried unanimously.

Dr. Beebe presented the personnel update.  Mr. Jeffrey Schramm, biology instructor resigned, Mr. Darryl Davis, head women’s basketball coach resigned, hired Mr. Cameron Cates, assistant women’s basketball coach, hired Ms. Sheila Hale, campus events coordinator, hired Ms. Marcie Olsen, prison education advisor, hired Ms. Amy Benitez, Student Support Services academic advisor, and hired Mr. Brandon Juarez, grounds/maintenance. 

Dr. Beebe handed out a brief synopsis of the legislative session.  Eleven community colleges received $1 million and we were one of them.  Of the eleven, seven were in the black to begin with and four are in the red.  We are still in the red.  Twenty-four community colleges are in the red ($43 million).  Makenzie Scott gave $2.4 billion to a number of colleges throughout the nation. Eight community colleges received a total of $110 million.  Of the eight, only four were in the red.  A lot of legislatures thought community colleges did well because of the federal monies and that is not the case.  This will possibly lead to a division in TACC. Of our three funding sources, we receive approximately 1/3 from each of them, and all three are not good right now.  Dr. Beebe is worried about 2024.  We pay TACC a lot of money for them to lobby for us, and they are doing a terrible job.  

Ms. Ducheneaux discussed the developmental program progress report.  The math department is growing since we went to the co-requisites.  We showed improvement in math and reading/writing.  Non-course based math (NCBM) 0223 is paired with math 1332 (STEM), NCBM 0232 is paired with math 1332, NCBM 0214 is paired with math 1314, math 0302 is paired with base non-based math (BNBM).  Each of these classes improved over last fall.  Reading/writing (INRW) 0303 is paired with English 1301, INRW 0302 is paired with arts 1301, INRW 0302 is paired with base non-based writing (BBNBW). All but one class in both fall and spring did not improve. She feels like it was due to placement test.  HB 2223 required that 75% of eligible developmental students be enrolled in a co-requisite course.  In 2021-2022 it increases to 100%.

Mr. Canada went over the Almanac – WTC vs the State.  Our goal is to beat the state. We are doing good and should be proud of our statistics. 

 

Area

Measurement

WTC

State

Overall Enrollment

% enrollment change 2015-2020

-32.2%

-4.3%

Student Characteristics

Duel credit as % of total fall 2020 enrollment

52.8%

25.2%

Fall 2015 First Time in

College Cohort (FTIC)

% earned bachelor in 4 years or fewer

44.7%

40.1%

% earned bachelor or associate in 4 years or fewer

50.2%

45.2%

 

 

 

Graduation Rates

Full-time 3-year (Fall 2017)

41.8%

25.7%

Part-time 3-year

29.4%

14.1%

Full-time 4-year (Fall 2016)

39.9%

33.6%

Part-time 4-year

60.7%

20.2%

Full-time 6-year Fall 2014)

50.8%

42.2%

Part0time 6-year

60.1%

27.7%

Completion Measures

Average time to associate degree (years)

2.7

3.9

Dev. Math (Fall 2017 cohort)

TSI obligation met (% of total)

60.4%

46.5%

Completed college course (% of total)

30.9%

26.0%

Transfer Students (Fall 2014 to FY 2020

Transfer rate

30.6%

25.4%

Faculty (Fall 2019)

% Semester Credit Hours (SCH) taught by FT faculty

80.2%

65.8%

Graduation Rates

Developmental graduation rate (Fall 2017 to FY 2020)

35.3%

19.0%

Non-developmental graduation rate

50.9%

31.9%

Student Debt (FY 2020)

Average debt (FY 2020)

$11,912

$15,625

% with debt (FY 2020)

21.1%

28.5%

 

A June calendar was presented to the board. 

There was no information or questions from board members 

There were no suggested agenda items. 

The scheduled executive session was cancelled.

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

Date of next board meeting – July 12,  2021

 

 
Financials
June Financials       Investment Summary
Check Register
June Check Register  
New Business

 

Tax Deed - Darling        Property Card - Darling          Tax Deed - Sanchez        Property Card - Sanchez

Information & Discussion

Preliminary 2021-2022 Budget

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Dr. Beebe will discuss the personnel update

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Mr. Shawn Fonville will hand out information regarding the Farm and Ranch Management program.  

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Academic Calendar

Events Calendar

Athletic Calendar

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