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September 16, 2008

Board approves Senior Gold Card program


Members of Cowley College’s Board of Trustees approved a Senior Gold Card program that will allow all Cowley County citizens, 65 and over, to attend Cowley College activities free. The action took place during Monday night’s regular monthly meeting. The non-transferable gold card will allow individuals the opportunity to enjoy Cowley College sporting events and performances in the Robert Brown Theatre at no charge.

The program will emanate out of the Public Relations office and will require individuals to enroll in the program. A gold card will then be issued upon eligibility into the program. Proof of age is required.

Cowley College president Dr. Patrick J. McAtee thought it would be a good gesture for the college to offer the Gold Card program, which will begin Oct. 23, to people who have paid taxes to the college over the course of their lives.

“I thought it was time for the college to give something back to those citizens of Cowley County,” McAtee said. “I want them to be able to attend the activities without the cost being a barrier for them.”

In other matters:

1. Saw Cowley President Dr. Pat McAtee present a gift to Sara Smith for being named September Student of the Month.

2. Heard from Mark Paton and Dr. Pat McAtee about the KACCT/Cop Annual meeting they attended Sept. 5-6 in Wichita.

3. Approved the Actuarial Services proposal submitted by Tony Crouch.

4. Approved the Golf Course Management AA degree (KSU transfer degree).

5. Approved the Admissions policy.

6. Approved the 2009-10 academic calendar.

7. Viewed a fall enrollment report that indicates as of September 8, full-time equivalency was 2,448, which is slightly down from this time last year.

8. Accepted a letter of retirement from Martha Schartz as custodian, effective Dec. 31.

9. Accepted a letter of resignation from Yaphett King as assistant men’s basketball coach, effective Sept. 2.

10. Approved the employment of Kenneth Turner as assistant men’s basketball coach, effective Sept. 2; approved the employment of Eduardo I. Andreo as coordinator of learning technology at the e-Learning Center, effective Sept. 2.

11. Held three executive sessions totaling one hour and 10 minutes, for preliminary discussions relating to acquisition of real property, personnel matters of non-elected personnel, and consultation with the governing body’s attorney.