March 22, 2005
Tuition rates to remain the same for 2005-2006 school year, McAtee says
With other Kansas Community Colleges anticipated to increase its tuition and fees rates for the 2005-2006 school year, Cowley College announced at Monday night‚s regular monthly Board Meeting that it will keep its tuition and fees rates the same for all students.
"We feel like we want to leave it like it is because it is a little above the average," Dr. Pat McAtee, Cowley College President, said.
Currently Cowley‚s tuition and fees rates are $42 and $18, for a total of $60 per credit hour for in-county students, and $47 and $18, for a total of $65 per credit hour for in-state and Oklahoma students. The current average tuition across the state is $41.55, average fee is $19.60 and average total cost is $61.15. It is anticipated that most of the schools will have increases of $2-$4 for next year.
In other matters, the Board:
1. Saw McAtee present a gift to Amanda Hadicke of Arkansas City for being named March Student of the Month.
2. Heard a construction report from Vice President of Business Services Tony Crouch. Crouch said the Webb-Brown Academic Center, on the southeast corner of Third Street and Washington Avenue, was coming along nicely. The new classroom building is on schedule. Also, Crouch said the Bloomenshine building in Mulvane is expected to be completed at the end of June. The college is relocating its general education classes to Bloomenshine, an old elementary school, in time for the fall 2005 semester. Crouch also stated that dirt work is set to begin later this week at the Industrial Technology building in Mulvane. The target completion date for the IT building is July 15.
3. Held an executive session for 30 minutes to discuss property acquisition and non-elected personnel.
4. Accepted the resignation of Errol Lowery as Dorm Manager/Intramural Coordinator, effective March 13.
5. Approved the employment of Jessica Dobson as Coordinator of Academic Support Services, effective March 28.
6. Approved the overload contracts for spring 2005.