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April 16, 2013

Board learns about Advancing Health & Medical Professions Program


With newly elected Board of Trustee members Brian Sanderholm and Ned Graham looking on, Cowley College’s Board of Trustees held its annual monthly meeting Monday in the McAtee Dining Center.

During the meeting, the Board learned about the development of a two-year health career program of study for high school students called AHMPP (Advancing Health & Medical Professions Program). The program was put together by working in conjunction with high schools near the college’s Mulvane Center.

The program allows qualified students to work towards completing their Associate of Science degree in two years while concurrently enrolled in high school. Approximately 14-16 college credits are completed each semester.

Cowley College employees Stephani Johns-Hines, Chris Cannon and Janice Stover worked on creating the program.

The Board also had an opportunity to review a letter from the Kansas Board of Regents confirming many positive areas of institutional performance and effectiveness at Cowley College in the area of effectively supporting Perkins programs. The staff was commended for the excellent job of addressing the needs of the college.

In other matters:

  1. Saw Cowley interim President Tony Crouch present a gift to Piper McCord and Jessica McDowell for being named the March and April 2013 Students of the Month.
  2. Received a construction update from Tony Crouch. Gator Demolition will soon begin work on property owned by the college in South Arkansas City. Crouch also informed the Board that the remaining roof work on the flat section of Ireland Hall was completed over Spring Break. Minor fascia repair on the Ben Cleveland Wellness Center is scheduled for this week. While, the college will be soliciting proposals from area contractors for roof replacement on the Walker Technology Building. The funds to be used are the unbudgeted funds expected yet this spring from High School Technical Student reimbursement. If these funds do not materialize, the work will not be completed at this time.
  3. Provided the Board with a pair of policies for first reading. The policy numbers are 137.00 “Conflict of Interest” and 170.00 “Nepotism”.
  4. Received an academic update from vice president of academic affairs Slade Griffiths. Business and Industry training proposals have been developed for Impact Bank, Rubbermaid and CALMAR.
  5. Received an endowment/alumni update from vice president of student affairs Ben Schears.
  6. Received a letter of resignation from Abi Stevens as early childhood education instructor, effective May 31.
  7. Approved the employment of Paula Phelps as Director of Online Education, effective May 1.
  8. Approved the following policies: Graduation Requirements (216.00) and Compensation for Part-Time Instructors (277.00).
  9. Held three executive sessions totaling one hour and 13 minutes to discus non-elected personnel, professional negotiations, and consult with legal counsel.