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February 17, 2009

Board approves repairs to be done on Brown Center roof�


Thanks to the Deferred Maintenance Tax Credit program offered by the state netting the college nearly $64,000 in its Capital Outlay Fund, the Cowley College Board of Trustees approved to use a majority of the fund to repair two sections of the Brown Center roof during Monday night’s regular monthly meeting.

Tony Crouch, executive vice president of business services, recommended using Carlisle Fleeceback TPO, the same material that previously solved problems with a couple sections of the roof. The material was also used on the new dorm.

Mahaney Roofing, which did previous repair work on the roof as well as numerous other jobs on campus, will be in charge of the project. Total cost of the job is $40,600. The remaining funds from the Deferred Maintenance Tax Credit program will be held for future use.

It is anticipated that the work could be completed in April or May, depending on the weather.
In other matters, the Board:

  1. Saw Cowley President Dr. Pat McAtee present a gift to Boomer Saia for being named February Student of the Month.
  2. Held a 10-minute executive session for preliminary discussions relating to personnel matters of non-elected personnel, professional negotiations, and consultation with the governing body’s attorney.
  3. Heard from Donna Avery and Ron Godsey about the Community College National Legislative Seminar they attended, Feb. 9-11, in Washington, D.C.
  4. Heard from Donna Avery, Ron Godsey, Mark Paton, and Dr. McAtee about the PTK Honor’s Luncheon they attended, Feb. 12 in Topeka. Prior to the Luncheon, Godsey and Dr. McAtee attended the KACCT Board/COP meeting. Godsey was elected to serve as secretary for the KACCT beginning in September.
  5. Slade Griffiths, vice president of academic affairs, provided members of the Board with a brief overview of the Strategic Planning Survey. An AQIP presentation from Sue Saia and Michelle Schoon will take place at the March meeting of the Board.
  6. Heard an outreach update which states online enrollment continues to climb. Enrollment at the Mulvane campus continues to increase as well.
  7. Approved the following policies for editorial change; Family and Medical Leave Act and College Vehicles.
  8. Approved a one-semester sabbatical for Mark Flickinger, art instructor, for the fall 2009-2010 academic year, in accordance with the master agreement, Section 15.
  9. Accepted a letter of resignation from Joanna Pryor as head volleyball coach, effective Feb. 8.
  10. Approved the employment of Larry Strelow as Mechatronics instructor, effective Feb. 3; approved the employment of Jim Ailey as automotive instructor, effective Feb. 13; approved the employment of Shawn White as welding instructor, effective Feb. 5; approved the employment of Bill Minnie as custodian, effective Feb. 3.
  11. Viewed a spring enrollment report that indicates as of Feb. 9, full-time equivalency was 2,314, which is slightly down from this time last year. The summer enrollment report is significantly up from this time last year.