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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.

The following personnel received administrative contracts: Dr. Pat McAtee, president; Sheree Utash, vice-president of academic and student affairs; Tony Crouch, vice-president of business services; Pam Doyle, dean of enrollment and retention services; Sue Saia, dean of student life; Charles McKown, dean of research and technology; Tom Saia, athletic director; Terri Morrow, dean of development and college relations; and Sarah Wesbrooks, dean of north campuses.

The Board also approved the final reading on Graduation Requirements, Class Rosters, Assignment of Grades, and Records Retention. They were presented first readings on Definition of Sabbatical and Guidelines on Demonstrations and Leafletting.

In other matters, the Board:

  1. Viewed a summer enrollment report that indicates as of June 14, full-time equivalency was 855, which is up from 706 on June 14, 2005. Fall enrollment was 1,995 as of June 14, compared to 1,915 on the same date in 2005.
  2. 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.
  3. Heard an update on the KACCT/COP Retreat held June 16-17 at Pratt Community College. The retreat was attended by Donna Avery, Mark Paton and Dr. Pat McAtee.
  4. Set 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 as the time and date for the Board Retreat. It will be held in the private dining room inside the Patrick J. McAtee Dining Center. No action will be taken on any items during the retreat.
  5. 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.
  6. Approved the offer from EMC to provide workers compensation insurance coverage with a $1,000 deductible.
  7. Approved advisement pay for 41 college personnel for spring semester advisement pay. There were 833 advisees, and the contracted amount was $30,296.25.
  8. Approved overload contracts for 13 college personnel for the summer’s first four and eight-week sessions, at a total of $54,450.00.
  9. Accepted the resignation of Mia Allen as webmaster, effective June 10; accepted the resignation of Tracy Bergagnini as director of health services, effective July 14; accepted the resignation of Cameron Belden as assistant men’s basketball coach, effective May 31.
  10. Approved the employment of Brian Haden as automotive instructor, effective June 26; approved the employment of Amy McWhirt as director of academic preparation, effective June 20; approved the employment of Julie Rhoads as elementary education instructor at Southside/Mulvane campus, effective Aug. 1; approved the employment of Teresa Klingsick as accounting instructor, effective Aug. 1.
  11. Approved a club sponsorship payment of $800 to Pat Mauzey for Skills USA, and a club sponsorship payment of $800 to Ben Schears for Campus Christian Fellowship.
  12. Held an executive session for 30 minutes to discuss professional negotiations, non-elected personnel, property acquisition, and consult with legal counsel.