April 17, 2012
Cowley College Westside Center moving to new location
After spending the past three years located at West 21st Street in Wichita, Cowley College is preparing to move its Westside Center to 13th and Tyler. This, among other items, was discussed during the Board of Trustees annual monthly meeting held Monday in the McAtee Dining Center.
The final day of business at the Westside Center’s current location will be April 26. The college hopes to move into its new building on June 4. The new office space will require a few minor revisions. The college is working with the architect on the code drawings for permitting and will proceed with the renovations once approved.
Cowley will receive two months rent-free to help offset the renovation costs.
The Westside Center will have advisors on site to help students determine which academic major or career they are looking to pursue and will enroll students for classes held at any location or online.
The facility will have computers available for students to use for placement testing. However, since the new location is slightly smaller than the current location, there will not be an “open student lab.”
Also during Monday’s meeting, the Board accepted a letter of retirement from Vicki Crouch, Tiger Deli manager, effective July 31.
"Vicki has done a great job and I am going to miss her terribly," Dr. McAtee said. “She gave us 10 great years and I wish her all the best.”
In other matters:
- Saw Cowley President Dr. Patrick J. McAtee present a gift to Katelyn Edwards of South Haven for being named April Student of the Month. "We are very proud of you and happy to have you as April Student of the Month," Dr. McAtee said.
- Heard from Sunni Goentzel, Graphic Design instructor.
- Held a pair of executive sessions totaling one hour and 10 minutes for preliminary discussions relating to property acquisition, non-elected personnel, and consultation with the governing body’s legal counsel.
- Tony Crouch, executive vice president of business services, informed the Board that the basic design for the post office remodel in Mulvane is complete. The college is currently working with the architect on code prints for permitting purposes and bid documents. The intent is to have bids for approval in May.
- Approved the 2013-2014 academic calendar.
- Held a first reading of the following policies: Mandatory Assessment and Placement Policy; and Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Federal Aid Recipients.
- Viewed a spring enrollment report that indicates as of April 11, full-time equivalency was 2,754, compared to 2,819 at this time last year.
- Approved the purchase of vacant property one block east of the Tiger baseball field.
- Accepted a letter of resignation from Blayne Shaffer as enrollment services representative, effective April 5.
- Approved the decision to non-renew the contract of Sunni Goentzel, Graphic Design instructor, and provide her with written notice by May 1, 2012.
- Approved the hiring of Tyler Henderson as custodian, effective May 1.