December 15, 2009
Board approves access agreement with Arkansas City Police Department
In an effort to investigate and curb violations, apprehend offenders,
and provide emergency response and assistance, the Cowley College Board
of Trustees approved an Access Agreement with the Arkansas City Police
Department during the regular monthly meeting held Monday in the McAtee
In the agreement, Cowley will provide the Arkansas City Police Department keys to enable the city to access structures on the college campus. The keys will open exterior doors of dormitories (but not individual dorm rooms) and exterior and/or interior doors of any other structure located at the Arkansas City campus.
The ACPD may access all other facilities if it has probable cause to believe a crime is, has been, or is about to be committed, or when required to investigate a crime that has been committed. There will be no compensation rendered under this agreement.
In other matters, the Board:
- 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
- Saw Cowley President
Dr. Pat McAtee present a gift to Robin Ray of McAlester, OK for being
named December Student of the Month. Ray told the Board “I have
really enjoyed my time at Cowley and would not want to be anywhere
else. The teachers and staff here have helped me every step of the
- Discussed the
KACCT/COP joint meeting that was hosted by Cowley College on Dec. 6-7.
Board Chair Mark Paton, Donna Avery, Albert Bacastow Jr., and Cowley
president Dr. Patrick J. McAtee attended the meeting. Avery spoke highly
of the work done by Robert Rogers and his staff at Great Western Dining
on the meal they provided during the meeting.
- Viewed a spring
enrollment report that indicates as of Dec. 8, full-time equivalency
was 1,843, which is up from 1,447 at this time last year.
- Tony Crouch, executive
vice president of business services, provided the following construction
updates: Cowley has received its final certificate of occupancy for
it newly remodeled physics lab. The lab will be ready for use in January.
Also, the Brown Center roof replacement is all but done; Mahaney Roofing
has requested an extension through January to complete work on the
Ben E. Cleveland Wellness Center roof; There will be no electricity
in Galle-Johnson or the Kerr Technology Building from Dec. 28-31 due
to electrical upgrades that will be done during that time. Ziegler
Electric has done extensive preliminary work, holding the downtime
to a minimum.
- Approved the 2010-2011
- Approved a revision
to the Graphic Design program.
- Approved the Sensitive
Information and Red Flag Rules policy.
- Determined the Martin
Luther King Jr. “Celebration of Unity” will be held Sunday,
Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. in the Robert Brown Theatre.
- Decided not to attend a joint
legislative breakfast with Butler Community College in January, and
instead will attempt to set a meeting in January with area legislators.
- Accepted a letter of resignation
from Elisha Swope as student services specialist, effective Dec. 4.
- Approved the employment of
Lauren Davis as student services specialist, effective Jan. 4, 2010.
- Libby Palmer, Board Clerk,
- The Board expressed their
deepest sympathy to Libby Palmer, Board Clerk, on the loss of her mother,
Loraine Moore. Their thoughts and prayers go out to Libby and her family.
- Held a 20-minute executive session for preliminary discussions relating to acquisition of real property and consultation with attorney.