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August 13, 2013

Board approves 2013-2014 operating budget


Cowley College’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the 2013-2014 operating budget for the college during its annual monthly meeting held Monday in the McAtee Dining Center.

The 2013-2014 budget has a projected mill levy of 19.020, which is the same as the final 2012-2013 levy.

Revenues are based on in-state enrollments of 80,000 credit hours, a state operating grant of 6,933,300 and a county valuation of 227,579,957. Expenditures are based on anticipated enrollments at each campus and objectives as set forth by the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Team.

The college’s total budget for 2013-2014 is $34.6 million.

In other matters:

  1. Heard from Chris Cannon, Department Chair of Health & Human Services and Director of EMS Education. Cannon provided the Board with an update and slideshow on Cowley EMS Education. Cannon spoke of Cowley’s 84% student retention rating. “That kind of completion rate is spectacular,” Cowley College vice president of academic affairs Slade Griffiths said. “I thank Chris for being here and also at the All-Faculty meeting”
  2. Discussed the Annual KACCT/COP meeting, which will be held Sept. 13-14 at Cowley College. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 and conclude by 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.
  3. Reviewed a copy of the 2013-2014 KACCT Calendar of Events.
  4. Heard a construction update from Tony Crouch, executive vice president of business services. Gator Demolition has completed the demolition work at the property near the Travis Hafner Training Center. Cowley College maintenance staff will work on removing the remaining fencing; Stanfield Roofing has completed the re-roof project on Walker Technology Building; Winfield Plumbing and Heating has finished work on the band room HVAC project inside Galle-Johnson Hall; Lewis Street Glass Company completed the window panel replacement project on Kirke W. Dale Dormitory; Winfield Plumbing and Heating has completed the HVAC replacement project inside the William R. Docking Dormitory.
  5. Approved the re-submitted Pets/Animals and College Facility policy (145.00).
  6. Received Academic/Endowment/Enrollment/Student Life/and Athletic updates. The Board also had preliminary discussions on late enrollment.
  7. Linda Kreutzer, Director of Human Resources, provided the Board with an update on personnel vacancies, resignations, and hirings over the past 30 days.
  8. Approved the employment of Laura Beck as part-time enrollment services representative at the College’s Westside Center, effective Aug. 14; approved the hiring of Dallas Brose as dorm manager/assistant athletic trainer, effective August 5; approved the employment of Tiffany Corley as Life Science instructor at the Mulvane Center, effective Aug. 6.
  9. Approved the following personnel transfers: Rikki Hettenbach from admissions representative to Business, Computer & Information Technology Department (BCIT) secretary; Lory West from director of admissions to BCIT Department instructor; Janet Davidson from GED instructor to Early Childhood Development instructor.
  10. Accepted the resignation of Katrina Colwell as women’s basketball coach, effective Aug. 21; accepted the resignation of Jancye Sturd as part-time manager of game operations.
  11. Discussed the following positions that will be made available at the college: assistant women’s basketball coach; vice president of student affairs; athletic director; director of marketing; director of admissions; admissions representative; part-time manager of game operations; and associate dean of instruction.
  12. Discussed the third annual scholarship reception, to be held Aug. 22 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. Also, the Vienna Boys Choir Concert, which will take place Nov. 11 as part of the annual Endowment Banquet.
  13. Slade Griffiths, vice president of academic affairs, informed the Board of the six key indicators in Cowley College’s Performance Agreement. (1) First to second year retention rates of college ready cohort; (2) number of certificates and degrees awarded; (3) percent of students employed or transferred; (4) the number of students who complete a remedial English course and successfully complete Composition 1 within the next two years; (5) the number of students who complete a remedial mathematics course and successfully complete College Algebra within the next two years; (6) the percentage of college-ready students that graduate (with an associate’s degree or college certificate) or transfer within three years of first becoming a full-time student at Cowley.
  14. Board members Mark Paton, Brian Sanderholm, and Dennis K. Shurtz were absent.