Cowley College Board of Trustees

Highlights from the Board of Trustees' Meetings

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Academic Year 2005-2006

July 18, 2006
Board approves raises during regular monthly meeting

  • Approved salary increases for classified staff and administrators.
  • elected the following officers for the upcoming year: Chairman, Lee Gregg Jr.; vice chairman, LaDonna Lanning; Kansas Association of Community College 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 each member of the Board was named trustee designated to open bids.
  • appointed Libby Palmer as clerk of the Board, Tony Crouch as treasurer of the Board, and David Andreas as Board attorney.
  • designated Home National Bank and Union State Bank as official depositories for college funds, designated the Arkansas City Traveler and Winfield Daily Courier for publication of official notices
  • heard a construction report from Vice President of Business Services Tony Crouch. The installation of the new carpet in the Storbeck Dormitory is complete. Shower repairs are nearing completion in the Kirke Dale Dormitory. Heating, air-conditioning, electrical and minor plumbing work are in process at the Mulvane Welding/Industrial Technology Facility.
  • presented for first reading the policy Grant-In-Aid Tuition Reimbursement for full-time Classified Staff.
  • presented the final readings on four policies, including Guidelines on Demonstrations and Leafletting, Family and Medical Leave Act, Reimbursement for Travel, and Absence and Sick Leave – Administrative and Classified Personnel.


June 20, 2006
College extends the contracts of several administrators

  • Nine Cowley College administrators, who have worked at the school for a combined 113 years, received approval to extend their administrative contracts during the Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting held Monday night.
  • approved the final reading on Graduation Requirements, Class Rosters, Assignment of Grades, and Records Retention.
  • heard Chairman Mark Paton appoint Ron Godsey and Albert Bacastow Jr. as the nominating committee to make recommendations for the Board’s annual reorganization. The recommendations will be effective for the 2006-07 academic year.
  • approved the Master Agreement between the Cowley College Education Association and the Board of Trustees of Cowley College beginning Aug. 1, 2006, and ending July 1, 2008.
    approved the offer from EMC to provide workers compensation insurance coverage with a $1,000 deductible.
  • approved advisement pay for 41 college personnel for spring semester advisement pay.
  • approved overload contracts for 13 college personnel for the summer’s first four and eight-week sessions.


May 16, 2006
Aguilar to retire from Cowley

  • accepted letter of retirement from Roxie Aguilar, library assistant at Cowley College.
  • was presented first readings on four policies, including Records Retention, Graduation Requirements, Class Rosters, and Assignment of Grades. The Board approved the final reading on the Immunization Policy.
  • approved compensation for sponsorships of college activities.


April 18, 2006
Roderick, Shepherd to retire from Cowley

  • A pair of long time employees of Cowley College submitted letters of retirement to the Board of Trustees: Wanda Shepherd and Cliff Roderick.\
  • approved the travel and expense request for the Cowley athletic programs should they qualify for regional/national competition.


September 20, 2005
McAtee shows rough draft of proposed Aviation Technology Center

  • Dr. Pat McAtee presented a rough draft of the proposed Aviation Technology Center . If the project were approved, the target date for completion would be the fall of 2007.
  • heard a construction report from Vice President of Business Services Tony Crouch. Crouch said the Webb-Brown Academic Center, Mulvane Industrial Technology Center, and the Winfield Center are complete and seem to be meeting expectations.