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June 19, 2014

Special Board Meeting planned for June 23

During Monday night’s Board of Trustees meeting held in the President’s Dining Room, Cowley College’s Board of Trustees reviewed a request from Darron R. Ammon, RLA, LEED AP of Bartlett & West to schedule a work session at 6 p.m. Monday, June 23 in the Brown Center Room 202. The special meeting will be held to discuss the Facilities Master Plan being conducted by Bartlett & West.

Another item to be considered at the special meeting is the school’s Nepotism policy.

In other matters:

  1. The Board conducted first readings of the Conflict of Interest and Nepotism policies.
  2. Interim president Tony Crouch and Board of Trustee representative, Jim Ramirez, provided a brief synopsis of the KACCT Quarterly meeting which was hosted by Garden City Community College on June 13-14.
  3. Discussed having an ACCT representative conduct a new and experienced Trustees conference at the school’s main campus in Arkansas City.
  4. Approved a listing of items needed declare surplus. The items included a Toledo Scale, an Adesso Cyber Pad, and a pair of 2009 Dodge Grand Caravans.
  5. Tony Crouch, interim president, provided the Board with construction updates. The Board approved a roofing proposal from Stanfield Roofing to replace the roof on Galle-Johnson. The Board also approved a bid from Mahaney Roofing to replace the roof on the Nelson Student Center. The final construction project consisted of the Board approving the bid from Traver’s Furniture and Carpet to replace the carpet in Kirke Dale Dormitory.
  6. The following policies and procedures were submitted to the Board for first reading: Reimbursement for Travel (131.00), Non-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Equal Employment Opportunity (128.00).
  7. Reviewed a copy of the summer and fall enrollment reports. Summer classes began on June 2.
  8. The Board approved the opportunity to participate in a KACCT Leadership Institute with the intent being to “grow your own leaders”. The training will be conducted by former Butler Community College president Jackie Vietti. The cost is a $500 contribution from each school to organize and administer such a program.
  9. The Board accepted a letter of resignation from Matt Soule as Central Dorm manager/coordinator of intramurals, effective June 16; accepted a letter of resignation from Matt Nies as dorm manager/assistant to student life, effective August 1; accepted a letter of resignation from Krystle Nies as admissions representative, effective June 27; accepted a letter of resignation from Shannon Barker as Upward Bound academic coordinator, effective July 22.
  10. The Board approved the employment of Michael Hayden as math instructor based on Classification B of the professional salary schedule, effective August 1; approved the employment of Kirsten dos Santos as English instructor based upon the Classification C of the professional salary schedule, effective August 1; approved the hiring of Molley Scanlon as assistant volleyball coach, effective June 5; approved the hiring of Taylor Hatfield as assistant softball coach, effective July 28; approved the lateral transfer of Cathy Britton to Director of Student Services, effective June 17.
  11. Approved new positions for Adult Education instructor at the Hutchinson Corrections Facility, and part-time Corrections GED Examiner. The positions are related directly to a new contract with Greenbush to provide GED services. These positions continue only as long as the contract is in force.
  12. Current open personnel positions are: Executive Director of Student Life; Executive Director of Enrollment Management; dorm manager/coordinator of intramurals; certified nursing coordinator; student services representative; dorm manager/assistant to student life; admissions representative; Upward Bound academic coordinator, and part-time library assistant.
  13. Approved overload contracts for 22 faculty members for the Summer semester, according to the Master Agreement.
  14. Held three executive sessions totaling one hour and 25 minutes for preliminary discussions relating to non-elected personnel, professional negotiations, property acquisition, and consult with legal counsel.