Highlights from the Board
of Trustees' Meetings
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of Trustees' Meeting, click the meeting headline.
July 17, 2007
Board approves plan to construct new dormitory
plans for construction of a new dormitory.
the following officers for the upcoming year: Chairman, Ron Godsey;
vice chairman, Donna Avery; Kansas Association of Community Colleges
Trustees voting delegate, Donna Avery; Association of Community College
Trustees voting delegate, Ron Godsey; Board representative for professional
negotiations, Albert Bacastow Jr.; trustee designated as the Board
representative to the College Endowment Association, LaDonna Lanning;
and Mark Paton was named trustee designated to open bids received for
Palmer was appointed to serve as Clerk of the Board, while Tony Crouch
was appointed as Treasurer of the Board. David Andreas was appointed
to serve as Attorney for the Board
Cowley President Dr. Patrick J. McAtee provided a letter on the Pratt
Community College response to the KBOR to the Dodge City funding issue.
- Dr. McAtee presented the Board with the new organizational
structure of Cowley College.
Home National Bank and the Union State Bank as official depositories.
Board extends McAtee's contract an additional year
College president Dr. Pat McAtee had his existing contract extended
an additional year, bringing the total to three years.
the Credit by Examination or Evaluation policy.
the Cowley athletic department for recently placing second in the
the resignation of Kenneth Spurgeon as director of Humanities.
May 15, 2007
Board hears about text message alert system
McKown, dean of research and technology, provided information on
a text message alert system that will be implemented in the summer.
the need to come up with a succession plan for the North Central
compensation for sponsorships of college activities.
April 19, 2007
Kansas Board of Regents approves
new degree and certificate programs
- Kansas Board of Regents approved new degree and
certificate programs for Mechatronics and Interior Design.
- the program
revisions for Office Technology were approved, so Cowley now has a
certificate in Medical Coding, Medical Transcription, Legal Office
Assistant and Administrative Office Management.
April 17, 2007
approves two new policies
- approved the Attendance and Classwork policy along
with the Academic Code of Conduct policy.
- heard from director of theatre
Scott MacLaughlin, who recognized technical director of theatre Jamison
Rhoads and Cowley sophomore Brittany Richerson for awards they received
from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
- Vice president of student and academic affairs
Sheree Utash informed the board of the four awards the college received
at the 22nd Annual Admissions Advertising Awards.
- Dr. McAtee acknowledged the accomplishments of
the three faculty members at Cowley’s Aviation Tech Center that received FAA
March 20, 2007
approves hiring of Steve Eck as head men’s
- Steve Eck was named the new head men’s
basketball coach at Cowley College.
- approved the Work Comp Return to Work, Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and Accepting of Gifts
by Employees policies.
- approved a $2 increase in tuition and a $1 increase in fees for all
January 17, 2007
two new policies
- approved the Immunization policy along with the
At-Will Employment policy.
- Ron Godsey, Lee Gregg, Jr., and Mark Paton filed
for re-election for Board of Trustees.
- approved the Audit Contract for the annual audit
of the accounts and records of Cowley College for the year ending
June 30, 2007.
December 11, 2006
Board approves to renew lease
at Southside Education Center
approved the decision to renew the lease agreement
for the Southside Education Center in Wichita through August of 2008
Dr. Patrick J. McAtee acknowledged that the school’s current
partnership agreement with Wichita State University at the Southside
Education Center will not be renewed as of August of 2007.
November 21, 2006
Board approves policies at annual meeting
- approved the Vacation-Classified Personnel policy
along with the Admission policy.
- congratulated the volleyball team on its third
place finish at the NJCAA Division II National Championships.
- commended the cast and crew of “Les Miserables”, School Edition, for
the wonderful performance of the musical.
October 24, 2006
Board approves agreement to provide
MICT training at Butler
- Cowley College will provide MICT training at Butler
September 19, 2006
Long time instructor to retire at end of semester
- having worked at Cowley College since 1975 and
served as the school’s
registrar for the past 18 years, Forest Smith submitted a letter of
retirement, effective January 1, 2007.
- heard from members of the Board that attended
the KACCT/COP Annual meeting held September 8-9 at the Airport Hilton
in Wichita. The Board provided a copy of “A Statewide Assessment of Deferred Maintenance Needs” for
August 15, 2006
Board approves 2006-07 operating budgets
- approved the operating budget for 2006-07. Revenues are based on
in-state enrollments of 100,930 credit hours, a state operating grant
of $8,184,059 and a county valuation of $212,265,903. The projected
mill levy of 18.425 is equal to the final 2005-06 levy.
- approved the
decision to be included in the Deferred Maintenance project.
Ron Godsey and Mark Paton to represent the college on the U.S.D. 470/Cowley
College athletic committee.
- approved the Grant-in-Aid Tuition Reimbursement
for Full-time Classified Staff; approved the Flexible Benefit Plan