October 20, 2009
Board approves lease agreement at Bloomenshine
Having held classes at the Bloomenshine Building in Mulvane since 2005,
Cowley College’s Board of Trustees decided to renew its lease
with the facility for the next three years during its regular monthly
meeting Monday night in the McAtee Dining Center.
The college’s lease at the Bloomenshine Building will run through July 31, 2013. Cowley, which began holding classes in Mulvane in 1987, has seen enrollment at the Bloomenshine Building grow from 220 students in 2007 to 567 students on the first day of fall classes in 2009.
Also, Tony Crouch, executive vice president of business services, provided an update on the physics lab project being done in Galle-Johnson. The project is progressing on schedule and is in line to be completed on Nov. 10.
In other matters, the Board:
- Saw Cowley President Dr. Pat McAtee present a gift to Ashley
Spencer of Weir, KS, for being named October Student of the Month.
- Heard about the programs and sessions conducted at the 40th Annual
Community College Leadership Congress attended by Board members Mark
Paton, Donna Avery, and Ron Godsey. The event was held Oct. 7-10 in
San Francisco, CA.
- The Board approved a pair of change order requests from Tony Crouch,
executive vice president of business services, for work needing done
on the physics lab project. The first change order is to complete a
reskin of the north side of the hallway. The change will create a uniform
appearance for the length of the hallway. Cost of the change is $6,770.
The second change will be a time and materials charge to level the
- Heard construction updates from Tony Crouch, executive vice president
of business services. The boiler project is completed and scheduled
to be commissioned this month. Commissioning is a process performed
by the engineer wherein the equipment is run for a few days, then checked
to see that the equipment and controls are functioning per the engineer’s
design. The Brown Center and Wellness Center’s roof replacement
is pending dry weather.
- Submitted the following policies for final reading: Guidelines
for Classified Staff Reduction in Force; Harassment and Discrimination;
Satisfactory Academic Programs Policy for Federal Aid Recipients.
- Submitted the following policies for first reading: Student Affairs
Council; Student Grievances; Student housing; Access to the Student
Center; Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
- Viewed a fall enrollment report that indicates 20th day full-time
equivalency was 2,668.67, which is up from 2,405.40 from this time
last year. A total of 1,029 Cowley County residents registered for
classes at the college. There are 12 foreign countries represented.
- Accepted a letter of retirement from Joyce Holloway as coordinator
of Allied Health Support Services, effective Dec. 31.
- Approved the employment of Roxie L. Froese as security officer,
effective Oct. 5; approved the hiring of Desiree’ A. Nellis as
Upward Bound program secretary, effective Oct. 20.
- Approved Cindy Branscum's request to move from a full-time MICT
instructor to an adjunct faculty member.
- Approved overload contracts for 2009 fall semester.
- Held a 15-minute executive session for preliminary discussions
relating to acquisition of real property.
- Board member Dennis Shurtz was absent.