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November 18, 2014

Board presented with 30 year vision of Campus Plan


Darron R. Ammon, RLA, LEED AP of Bartlett & West, along with John Freshnock of Williams, Spurgeon, Kuhl, & Freshnock Architects, INC, presented Cowley College’s Board of Trustees with the final Facilities Master Plan for review during Monday night’s Board Meeting held in the McAtee Dining Center.

Architect David Herlocker from Winfield accompanied Ammon and Freshnock at Monday’s meeting.

Ammon and Freshnock discussed the various phases of the Master Plan, consisting of the immediate future (next five years), all the way to 30 years from now.

“This is nine plus months of meetings and research to put together this Master Plan,” Ammon said. “We very much appreciate the opportunity to work with you. It is a team effort.”

The Facilities Master Plan presented on Monday came out of initial thoughts on schematic design, a refined concept, and a preferred campus concept.

“I consider this the beginning of the conversation,” Cowley interim president Tony Crouch said. “I love the vision and am tickled with the work done on the Facilities Master Plan over the last few months.”

Also during Monday’s meeting, the Student Information System (SIS) contract between Cowley College and Jenzabar, Inc, was approved by the Board.

In other matters:

  1. John Haas of Ranson Financial Consultants, LLC, presented the Board with information for a refinance on the dorm debt. The Board adopted a resolution to issue a certificate of participation to accept bids for the reissuance of bonds.
  2. Discussed the annual KACCT/COP meeting, which will be held Dec. 7-8 at Fort Scott Community College. Board member Bob Juden and interim president Tony Crouch have requested their attendance for the meeting.
  3. Ron Godsey provided the Board with a brief report on the ACCT Leadership Congress he attended Oct. 22-25 in Chicago, IL. “This was one of the better conferences I have been to,” Godsey said. “It had some very good speakers.”
  4. Tony Crouch, interim president, provided the Board with a construction update. The re-roofing of the Nelson Student Center has been pushed back one week to Nov. 24.
  5. Accepted the resignation of Casey Vogt as Student Services Representative in Mulvane.
  6. Approved the employment of Jerame Hernandez as Systems Administrator, effective Dec. 1; accepted the employment of Gage Musson as Wellness Manager, effective Nov. 1.
  7. Announced the internal transfers/promotions of Bryan McChesney as Systems Administrator from ITV/Technology Coordinator, effective Nov. 1; also Kevin Clark as Systems Administrator from Computer Technician, effective Nov. 1.
  8. The following personnel positions are currently open: Director of Admissions, Student Services Representative/Mulvane, and Computer Technician.
  9. Held a 30-minute executive session to discuss property acquisition, non-elected personnel, and consult with legal counsel.