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December 18, 2007

Board approves to implement men and women's soccer at Cowley


With the incredible success of it's athletic programs, Cowley College athletic fans will have another sport to cheer for as the college's Board of Directors approved the recommendation to form men and women's soccer teams in the 2008-09 academic year during the annual monthly meeting held Monday night in the McAtee Dining Center.

Cowley athletic director Tom Saia is excited about the addition of the soccer programs, which will begin playing in the fall.

"We want to get a top-notch coach that will help us build a solid foundation during the 2008-09 season," Saia said. "We want to get someone in here as soon as we can and I have no doubt we will get a quality coach."

The soccer teams will play its home games at the Tiger Track and Field complex. There are currently 11 women's soccer programs and 10 men's soccer programs in the Jayhawk Confererence. The implementation of the soccer programs will provide an additional 30-50 students on the Arkansas City campus.

"This will bring an additional group of bodies on campus that will be in the seats at the college," Cowley College Presidnt Dr. Patrick J. McAtee said.

In other matters, the Board:

1. Saw Cowley President Dr. Pat McAtee present a gift to Ashley Cochran of Ark City for being named December Student of the Month.

2. Heard from Elliott Jackson of Parman, Tanner, Soule, and Jackson, Certified Public Accountants, as they completed the annual audit of all the college's funds for fiscal 2007.

3. Dr. McAtee provided members of the board with a copy of the Joint KACCT/COP Quarterly meeting minutes held Dec. 3 at Labette Community College.

4. Set the January Board Meeting date for Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m.

5. Tony Crouch, executive vice president of business services, provided an update on construction of the new dorm. Completion is set for Aug. 1, 2008. Conco is nearly finished forming the panels for the cast concrete walls and is expected to begin erecting the walls around Jan. 15. Foundations are basically completed.

6. Approved the following policies: Use of Tobacco on Campus; Payroll Accounting; Optional Payroll Deductions; Purchasing Policies and Procedures; Access to College Facilities; Services of the Bookstore; Maintenance and Services; College Vehicles; and Requisition and Selection Classified Personnel.

7. Determined the Martin Luther King Jr. “Celebration of Unity” will be held Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Robert Brown Theatre.

8. Viewed a spring enrollment report that indicates as of Dec. 11, full-time equivalency was 2,203, which is slightly down from this time last year.

9. Approved the promotion of Shannon Massey for the position of Director of Alumni and Development.

10. Approved the employment of Stephen McCann as coordinator to Endowment and Alumni, effective Jan. 1.

11. Approved the advising contracts for fall 2007.