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Board of Trustees' Meetings

Academic Year 2021-2022

June 20, 2022

Dr. Rittle takes part in final Board meeting as College president

After seven years as president of Cowley College, Dr. Dennis C. Rittle took part in his final Board of Trustees meeting Monday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. Also, during Monday’s meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the 2022-2023 proposed operating budget of $24,834,769.

May 16, 2022

Board approves Strategic Plan

The Cowley College Board of Trustees approved the College’s Strategic Plan during Monday’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting held in the McAtee Dining Center.

Read MinutesApril 18, 2022

Board extends appreciation to president Dr. Dennis C. Rittle

With Cowley College president Dr. Dennis C. Rittle recently announcing his plans to leave the College to serve as the fourth president of NorthWest Arkansas Community College located in Bentonville, Arkansas, the Cowley College Board of Trustees accepted a letter of resignation from Dr. Rittle effective July 9, 2022 during its monthly meeting held Monday in the McAtee Dining Center.

Read MinutesMarch 14, 2022

Dr. Rittle provides College update during monthly Board meeting

Members of Cowley College’s Board of Trustees were able to hear about important events and projects going on at the College during the annual monthly meeting held Monday in the Patrick J. McAtee Dining Center.

Read MinutesFebruary 21, 2022

Trustees receive positive enrollment update

Kristi Shaw, vice president of student affairs, and Debbie Phelps, executive director of institutional effectiveness, provided a positive spring enrollment report during Cowley College’s Board of Trustees meeting held Monday in the McAtee Dining Center.

Read MinutesJanuary 18, 2022

New Trustees take part in initial Board meeting

Newly elected Trustees Marla Sexson, Bob McGregor, and Brett Bazil took part in their first Board Meetings at Cowley College Tuesday night in the Patrick J. McAtee Dining Center.

Read MinutesDecember 13, 2021

Cowley College receives exceptional audit

Monday night’s Cowley College Board of Trustees meeting was the final meeting for outgoing Trustees Ned Graham, JoLynn Foster, and Brian Sanderholm.

Read MinutesNovember 15, 2021

Board of Trustees hear from national champion cross country team

Cowley College’s Board of Trustees hosted a special visitor during its monthly meeting held Monday in the McAtee Dining Center as the national champion men’s cross country team brought their trophies to share with the group.

Read MinutesOctober 18, 2021

Former Trustee and long-time College employee remembered fondly at meeting

Sid Regnier was a vital part of the Cowley College campus for the better part of four decades, having spent 26 years of service to the college as the vice president of business services before retiring in 2000. He later spent two years as a member of the college’s Board of Trustees before having to step down due to health issues in 2017. Regnier, who recently passed away, was remembered for his long-time dedication to the school during Cowley College’s Board of Trustees meeting held Monday in the McAtee Dining Center.

Read MinutesSeptember 23, 2021

A vision casting of the Board of Trustees of Cowley College was called to order on September 23, 2021 at 9:30am, in the President’s Private Dining Room inside the McAtee Dining Center, 206 S. 4th Street in Arkansas City.

Read MinutesSeptember 20, 2021

Board meeting held at Sumner Campus

With plans to construct student housing on Cowley College’s Sumner Campus, the Board of Trustees had an opportunity to view the area during the annual monthly meeting held Monday at Cowley College’s Sumner Campus in Wellington.

Read MinutesAugust 23, 2021

Master Agreement supported during monthly Board meeting

The Cowley College trustees supported the proposed changes to the 2021-2022 Master Agreement between the Board of Trustees of Cowley College and the Cowley College Education Association during Monday night’s regular monthly meeting.

Read MinutesAugust 4, 2021

Cowley’s Board of Trustees approves design phase for Residential Housing on the Sumner Campus

The Cowley College Board of Trustees approved Conco Construction to begin the design and engineering phase for the Student Housing Project on the Sumner Campus during a special meeting held Wednesday in the McAtee Dining Center.

Read MinutesJuly 19, 2021

O’Toole named athletic director at Cowley College

Jason O’Toole, a former Cowley College student-athlete and long-time College employee, was approved as the new athletic director at Cowley College during Monday night’s annual Board of Trustees meeting held in the President’s Private Dining Room located inside the McAtee Dining Center. read more

Read MinutesJuly 10, 2021

A work session of the Board of Trustees of Cowley College was called to order on July 10, 2021 at 9:00am, in the President’s Private Dining Room inside the McAtee Dining Center, 206 S. 4th Street in Arkansas City.


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