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October 22, 2013

Board receives update from Business, Computer and Information Technology Department


Rae Dale, Cowley College Business, Computer, & Information Technology Department Chair, delivered a power point presentation during the monthly Board of Trustees meeting held Monday in the McAtee Dining Center to inform the Board of what is happening in the BCIT Department.

Dale has worked at Cowley for the past 21 years and is in her first year as BCIT Department Chair. The BCIT Department is located in the Webb-Brown Academic Center.

The BCIT Department offers Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General Studies Degrees, and/or certification in the following programs of study: Accounting, Agriculture, Business Administration, Business Administrative Technology, Administrative Office Management and Office Careers, Legal Office Assistant and Legal Office Support, Medical Transcription, Medical Coding and Medical Office Support, Entrepreneurship, Equine Management, Golf Course Management, Hotel/Restaurant, Leadership (Business Emphasis), Management Information Systems Other Course Options include, Computer Networking, Culinary Skills, Interior Design, and American Sign Language.

In other matters:

  1. Saw Cowley College president Clark Williams present a gift to Kara Thomas of El Dorado for being named October Student of the Month.
  2. President Williams, Ron Godsey, Ned Graham, Mark Paton, and Jim Ramirez provided a brief report on the 44th annual Leadership Congress they recently attended in Seattle, WA. Paton commended both Ron Godsey and president Williams on their presentation on selecting a president at the Leadership Congress. “They both did an excellent job,” Paton said.
  3. President Williams provided the Board with a presidential report. He spoke of growing enrollment at the college; the college’s fall play “Cactus Flower”, “Everyone involved did a terrific job”, Williams said; his attendance at the Council of President’s meeting in Topeka; the Vienna Boys' Choir will perform at Cowley on Nov. 11 along with several other entertaining events planned during the month of November; his participation at the ACCT 44th Annual Leadership Congress in Seattle, WA; the college’s decision to continue to compete in the same athletic divisions next year as they did this school year; and the school’s success rate in developmental education.
  4. Slade Griffiths, vice president of academic affairs, provided the Board with an academic report.
  5. The academic affairs council approved the following new courses: Peer Service and Awareness I-IV; Archaeology Field School. The council also approved modification of the Anthropology AA degree by adding the Archaeology Field School course.
  6. Ben Schears, vice president for institutional advancement, provided the Board with an Endowment/Enrollment/Student Life update.
  7. Dave Burroughs, interim athletic director, submitted an athletic update for the Board to review.
  8. Approved the decision to move to a quarterly Bills and Claims report submitted by the executive vice president of business services, Tony Crouch.
  9. Linda Kreutzer, director of human resources, provided an update on personnel vacancies, resignations, and hirings.
  10. Announced the hiring of Mike Rosales as admissions representative, and the move of Julia Jarboe from part-time to full-time administrative assistant to the Associate Dean of Online and Outreach Education.
  11. Held a 15-minute executive session for preliminary discussions relating to property acquisition.
  12. Approved the purchase of property at 115 North 4th Street in Arkansas City at a cost of $16,500.