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Hill College Board of Regents May 2017 meeting summary


HILLSBORO, TEXAS--The Hill College Board of Regents regular meeting was held Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the Hill College Administration Building in Hillsboro.

The April 2017 regular meeting minutes were reviewed. Regent Dwight Lloyd moved to approve the minutes and Regent Karen Brackin seconded. The minutes were unanimously approved.

Vice President of Administrative Services, Billy Don Curbo, presented the financial report for April 2017. Regent Jennifer Nowlin moved to accept the report and Regent Tony Marley seconded. The motion was approved as presented.

Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm gave a legislative update and discussed the upcoming Board Retreat set for May 18. The Men’s Rodeo Team was named the Southern Regional Reserve Champions and a full men’s team and one women’s team member will be going to the College National Finals Rodeo. The Cosmetology department’s CHI Launch Party was a success with over 200 in attendance and two students being selected for the CHI Farouk Systems Styling Team at the Armstrong-McCall Beauty Supply’s Arlington Fashion Focus event. She shared that the Follett Bookstore had a grand re-opening and moved into the old Welcome Center. Academic award programs were held at the JCC and HCC campuses with record attendance. A $2,000 donation from the Johnson County Education Foundation for scholarships was received. She and Vice President of External Affairs Jessyca Brown attended the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) conference in New Orleans, and she recently met with Jeff Sanders, the new Superintendent of Blum ISD. Additionally, Dr. Boehm presented a power point highlighting the spring semester of student events at the College.

Athletic Director and Head Rodeo Coach Paul Brown gave the athletic report including the spring sport outcomes for Baseball, Softball and Rodeo, concluding with Rodeo nationals will be held June 11-17 in Casper, Wyo., and he will report the outcome for nationals at the next board meeting.

Vice President of Student Services Lizza Trenkle presented the administration’s recommendation that the required, designated Records Management Officer be the vice president of student services position. Regent Dr. William Auvenshine made a motion and Regent Jennifer Nowlin seconded the motion to accept the recommendation, and the motion carried.

Trenkle presented the updated Campus Carry Policy. Regent Charles Bryant made a motion and Regent Bill Galiga seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. This new policy is in response to the Texas senate Bill 11 (84R Texas legislature) passed by the Texas Legislature on June 13, 2015. Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, any individual who holds a current and valid License To Carry (LTC), formerly Concealed Handgun License (CHL), may carry a concealed handgun on or about the license holder's person where permitted on College property. Colleges may establish areas on campus where handguns will not be permitted for reasons of campus safety, subject to the approval of the Hill College President and Hill College Board of Regents. Effective notice must be given prior to entrance into gun-free areas. Appropriate rules, regulations and provisions related to carrying handguns based on the student population, safety considerations, and the specific concerns of the campus environment may be established. However, colleges may not establish provisions that generally prohibit or have the effect of generally prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns on campus by LTC holders. Hill College will begin distributing the new policy on the Carrying of Concealed Handguns on Campus to faculty, staff, students and the community this summer as the start of the fall semester approaches. For more information regarding the campus carry policy at Hill College visit the following linkhttp://www.hillcollege.edu/safety/CampusCarry.html

Vice President of Administrative Services Billy Don Curbo presented the Fees Schedule including changes within the Nursing and Automotive departments and the taxation fee in the Godley ISD to be effective in the fall 2017 semester. The motion was made by Auvenshine and seconded by Lloyd to accept the fee changes, and the motion passed.

Vice President of Instruction Rex Parcells presented the list of instructional equipment and projects to be funded by the Hill College Foundation, up to $100,000. The equipment and projects include updating technology in classrooms and labs, and excavation and retaining wall maintenance at the Wallace Campus in Hillsboro. Marley motioned and Brackin seconded the motion to accept the equipment and projects list as presented. The motion was unanimously passed.    

Human Resources Director Jamie Jaska presented the personnel considerations of new appointments and a replacement. Nowlin made a motion to accept the one staff replacement, one new staff hire and one new faculty position. Lloyd seconded. The motion carried.

With no further business to conduct, Brackin motioned to adjourn, Regent Jolene Lehmann seconded and meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.