Highlights from the Board
of Trustees' Meetings
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of Trustees' Meeting, click the meeting headline.
April 19, 2005
Board hears construction report,
updates from president
- Tony Crouch, vice president of business services,
gave Board members an update on the progress being made on three construction
projects: Webb-Brown Academic Center, Bloomenshine, and the
Automotive Technology and Machine Tool Technology building.
- McAtee said that the Kansas Institute for Technical
Excellence (KITE) was getting ready to launch another venture. KITE,
of which Cowley is a member, identified four key areas to develop
centers for excellence. Aviation was the first.
- heard a report from those who attended the 110th
annual meeting of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central
Association of College's and Schools
January 25, 2005
Out-district tuition issue being watched closely in Legislature, McAtee says
- Dr. Pat McAtee discussed the issue about eliminating
out-district tuition as an issue in the Kansas Legislature, and one
that community colleges are watching closely.
- McAtee said the Board
of Regents is looking for ways to fund technical education.
- heard a
construction report from Vice President of Business Services Tony Crouch.
Crouch said the Webb-Brown Academic Center was coming
along nicely. Crouch said the Bloomenshine building in Mulvane also
December 21, 2004
Board receives update on new communication program
- learned that the college now offers three new
communication courses: Introduction to Broadcasting, Introduction
to Public Relations, and Radio Practicum.
- the college purchased a 16-channel mixing board
for the communication students to use for broadcasting Tiger basketball
games on KACY 102.5 FM and to use in the classroom.
- approved a lease agreement with Cowley
College and the city of Arkansas City to build a new fence around
Lady Tiger Softball Field located at Seventh Street and Washington
- approved a lease agreement between Cowley College
and USD 263 in Mulvane.
- approved the college to proceed with expanding
its Industrial Technology Department in Mulvane's business park.
November 16, 2004
Board receives update on Academic Civic Engagement
through Service program
- Knoles gave Board members an overview of the
- Approved the adoption of Policy 111.00 Faculty & Staff
Code of Conduct, and 1XX.00 Assignment/Use of Employee Work Area
November 4, 2004
Board OKs refinancing debt structure
at special meeting
- passed a resolution to refinance
dormitory system revenue bonds that will save the college $165,000.
October 19, 2004
Board given update on Aviation Maintenance Technology
- Federal Aviation Administration certification
was received Aug. 16, and last week the FAA authorized the college
to give credit to students in the PowerPlant portion of the program.
Board Chairman Ron Godsey to proceed with offering for sale dormitory
system refunding revenue bonds, series 2004, for the purpose of saving
the college money.
- approved an agreement between the college and
Pratt Community College to operate a satellite associate’s
degree in nursing and licensed practical nursing program.
September 21, 2004
Board votes 4-2 to join county economic development partnership
- voted 4-2 to join three other entities to provide
economic development services within Cowley County.
- Board members toured the renovated south lobby
of W.S. Scott Auditorium.
- approved a lease agreement of property at 242
Industrial Drive, Mulvane, for a three-year period at $1,000 per
month for the purpose of expanding Industrial Technology Department
programs to Mulvane.
August 10, 2004
Trustees OK 04-05 budget that includes fewer tax dollars
- unanimously approved the 2004-2005 budget for
the college that is seeking $235,000 fewer tax dollars than the previous
year. The college’s
budget approved Monday night is based on an increase of 5,000 credit
hours over last year, a state operating grant of $7,485,984, and a
county valuation of $191,452,007, which is $12 million less than a
The college’s total budget for 2004-2005 is nearly $24.8 million.
It is seeking $3,362,132 in tax support. Since the 1999-2000 academic
year, the college’s budget has decreased to the current 17.561
- discussed at length the college’s role in economic
development within the county. It voted 6-0 to stop funding the Cowley
County Economic Development Agency, which is being dissolved in favor
of a new partnership. The cities of Arkansas City and Winfield, along
with the county, have discussed a new venture for economic development
in the county.
- authorized college officials to make an offer of $52,000
on property at 412 W. Washington Ave.
- approved a $100,000 facelift
to the east entrance of Galle-Johnson Hall.