Highlights from the Board of Trustees' Meetings
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Academic Year 2003-2004
July 20, 2004
Board discusses college's role in economic development during meeting
- members of Cowley’s Board of Trustees want
to be involved in economic development in Cowley County.
- approved renewing the college’s lease agreement
on the Wellington Center for three years effective Nov. 1, 2004.
- approved Todd Q. Clark as head women’s
- approved compensation for full-time instructors
for teaching summer school for the second four-week session, and
approved the funding of all classified positions for the 2004-2005
the following Board officers for the 2004-2005 academic year: Chairman,
Godsey; vice-chairman, Mark Paton; voting delegate to the Kansas
Association of Community College Trustees, Godsey; voting delegate
to the Association of Community College Trustees, Avery; representative
for professional negotiations, Gregg; trustee designated to open bids
received for college purchases, Paton; Board representative to the
College Endowment Association, LaDonna Lanning.
Libby Palmer as clerk of the Board, Crouch as treasurer of the Board,
and David Andreas as Board attorney. McAtee praised Andreas for his
the continued use of Home National Bank and Union State Bank as official
June 22, 2004
Cowley scores higher than national average on student satisfaction
- heard report on the 2004 Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction
Inventory that indicated students rated their level of satisfaction with
various college services higher than the national average.
Dr. Pat McAtee, president, discuss some of the important issues that
will be addressed during the Kansas Association of Community College
Trustees/Council of Presidents retreat: the current funding formula
for higher education, specifically community colleges; the centers
for excellence that have been talked about; and sign off by Regents
universities when other colleges want to offer courses and programs
in the Regents university’s
- heard a construction report from Tony Crouch,
vice president of business services. Crouch said the new classroom
building was about a week away from the start of construction, and
that the project to renovate the south lobby of W.S. Scott Auditorium
remained on schedule.
a 3.5-percent increase in salaries or hourly wages for the 2004-2005
academic year effective Aug. 1. The college’s fringe benefit
contribution also was increased $20 per month to $480 per month. Together,
the total compensation increase is 3.6 percent.
May 18, 2004
Board discusses air conditioning
in W.S. Scott Auditorium
- discussed air conditioning W.S. Scott Auditorium.
The Board requested more information.
the College Education Association's acceptance of a negotiation dated
May 12, 2004, with one exception.
the following construction update from Crouch: 1) The renovation work
on W.S. Scott Auditorium 2) Construction on the new classroom building
3) The remodeling of the men's restrooms in Galle-Johnson Hall 4)
The orchestra pit lift project .
compensating 12 sponsors or co-sponsors of college clubs and organizations.
April 20, 2004
Concerned aviation students, parents address Board
- heard numerous questions about the fate of the
program at Strother Field
amendments to the Neighborhood Revitalization Program by the city
of Arkansas City.
- acknowledged Tom Saia, director of athletics,
for being selected for induction into the National Junior College
Athletic Association Football Hall of Fame.
March 16, 2004
Board approves new tuition rates for 2004-2005 academic
- Oklahoma residents who enroll at Cowley County
Community College beginning with the fall 2004 semester will be charged
the same tuition and fee rate as Kansas residents
- tuition was increased
$2 per credit hour for Cowley County and all other Kansas residents,
$10 per credit hour for international students, and kept the same
for all other out-of-state residents. Tuition for Oklahoma residents
was reduced $31 per credit hour. Student fees will remain unchanged
at $18 per credit hour.
- along with the tuition adjustment, the Board
also approved an increase in the room and board rate for students
living on campus.
- voted to enter into a lease agreement with Unified
School District No. 263, Mulvane, for five years, with the option
to renew, on a renovated school within Mulvane that would house the
college's Mulvane Center.
- viewed a 20th-day enrollment report for the
spring semester which indicates that total headcount was at 4,507
students on Feb. 16, the official reporting day, and that full-time
equivalency was 3,044.50.
- heard McAtee praise Beverly Grunder, chair/instructor
of the Business and Service Technology Department, for her work with
students in Phi Beta Lambda.
February 17, 2004
Architect shares blueprints of W.S. Scott Auditorium
remodel with Board
- viewed architect's drawings of the outside and
inside of the W.S. Scott Auditorium building.
Classes began at the Aviation Tech Center Jan. 26 .
January 21, 2004
Board authorizes lease purchase
agreement to fund remodeling, new building
- adopted a resolution to enter into a lease purchase
agreement for funds that will be used to build a new classroom building,
remodel the south portion of W.S. Scott Auditorium, and to pay for
the costs of refunding series 1998 certificates of participation.
a proposal by Associated Theatrical Contractors in the amount of
$118,452 to install a lift in the orchestra pit in the Robert Brown
October 21, 2003
front of W.S. Scott Auditorium step closer after Board action
- authorized Ranson Financial Consultants of Wichita
to issue certificates of participation to help finance the remodeling
of the front of W.S. Scott Auditorium.
- approved renovation of the Recreation.
- heard a report from McAtee on the Oct. 15 Council
of Presidents meeting in Topeka.