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December 20, 2011

New auditor shares information with college's Board of Trustees


Scott Loyd of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC provided Cowley College’s Board of Trustees with an audit report during the regular monthly meeting held Monday night in the McAtee Dining Center.

Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk and Loyd recently became the new auditors for the college. Parman-Tanner-Soule and Jackson were the previous auditors for the school.

“I appreciate the opportunity to serve as your auditor and having Dr. Pat (McAtee), Tony (Crouch) and all the staff answering our questions,” Lloyd said.

The Board unanimously approved the audit report as presented.

“We want to thank you for the nice job you have done for us,” Dr. McAtee said.

In other matters, the Board:

  1. Saw Cowley President Dr. Patrick J. McAtee present a gift to Rosemary Simmons of Arkansas City for being named December Student of the Month.
  2. Heard from Dr. McAtee and Board member, Jim Ramirez, on the KACCT/COP joint meeting they attended Dec. 5 at Independence Community College. Ramirez distributed a copy of the KACCT Marketing Recap, which included the group’s marketing plan.
  3. Discussed the dinner meeting with Senator Steve Abrams and representative Ed Trimmer, which was held Dec. 1 in the Private Dining Room of the McAtee Dining Center. The meeting was held to keep area legislators informed of issues that are critical to the future of Cowley College.
  4. Decided to move the January Board meeting date to Tuesday, Jan. 17 due to Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 16.
  5. Held a 20-minute executive session for preliminary discussions of property acquisition and to consult with legal counsel.
  6. Tony Crouch, executive vice president of business services, provided the following construction update. The baseball, track, cross country, and soccer coaches are moving into their new offices at the Travis Hafner Training Center; The air conditioning/heating system inside W.S. Scott Auditorium is operational, but some ductwork remains as well as the control system; Conco and Winfield Plumbing will be replacing the main sewer line in each hallway of The Lodge dormitory over Winter Break. The work will be complete prior to the students return on Jan. 10.
  7. Approved the policy Control of Vehicular Traffic on Campus and Credit Hour Definition.
  8. Presented for first reading the following policy, Request for Professional Services.
  9. Reviewed the academic report submitted by Slade Griffiths, vice president of academic affairs. The report contained a copy of the most current Accountability and Institutional Measures (AIM) document.
  10. Heard from Ben Schears, vice president for institutional advancement, about planned giving/major gift solicitation; the annual fund campaign; Hafner Center campaign; and the Deferred Maintenance Tax Credit Program.
  11. Viewed a spring enrollment report that indicates as of Dec. 14, full-time equivalency was 2,225, compared to 2,231 at this time last year.
  12. Approved the employment of Kathy Blaine as accounts payable specialist, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
  13. Sue Saia, vice president of student affairs, informed the Board of the Martin Luther King Celebration of Unity, which will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 15 in the college’s Robert Brown Theatre.
  14. The Board approved the purchase of property at 325 E. Filmore; Arkansas City Kansas.
  15. Prior to the meeting, members of Cowley College’s Board of Trustees, and college administrators, were treated to a steak dinner courtesy of Board member Jim Ramirez and the Alumni Grill & Bar in Arkansas City.