Hill College


Hill College Board of Regents June 2017 meeting summary


HILLSBORO, TEXAS--The Hill College Board of Regents’ regular meeting was held Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 12 p.m. in the Board Room of the Hill College Administration Building in Hillsboro.

The May 2017 regular meeting minutes were reviewed. Regent Jennifer Nowlin moved and Regent Kent Eubank seconded the motion to approve the minutes. The minutes were approved.

Vice President of Administrative Services Billy Don Curbo presented the financial report for May 2017. Regent Vice President Bill Galiga moved and Regent Secretary Karen Brackin seconded the motion, and financial report was approved as presented.

Board of Regents met in closed session from 12:14-12:43 p.m.

Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm gave the athletic report presenting photos of the Hill College Rodeo Team competing at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

Curbo presented the summer project list for consideration that includes technology, small construction projects, signage, repair and updates across locations in the service area for a total of $757,768.00, a portion of which may be funded from reserves. Regent Dr. William Auvenshine moved and Regent Jolene Lehmann seconded the motion with a request that bids over $50,000 be brought to the board for approval.

Vice President Jessie White presented information technology bids with a recommendation to replace outdated computers for students, faculty and staff with new desktops, laptops and monitors throughout the college district be awarded to CDW-G for $471,331.88. Galiga moved and Auvenshine seconded to accept the motion, and the motion was approved.

White presented information technology bids with a recommendation to upgrade the audio/visual technology equipment in the Vara Martin Daniels Performing Arts Center be awarded to Delcom for $54,117.32. Auvenshine moved and Bryant seconded the motion to accept the bid, and the motion passed. 

White presented information technology bids with a recommendation for firewall upgrade to Avalon SonicWall for $37,848.18. Brackin moved to accept the bid, Lehmann seconded the motion and the motion was carried.

Director of Educational Support Services Joe Shaughnessy presented bids with a recommendation to replace the learning management system Blackboard with Schoology at the start of the 2018 spring semester, for a three-year cost of $174,025.00. Auvenshine moved, Nowlin seconded to accept the bid and the motion was passed.     

Curbo presented to the board of regents resale property bids for consideration. Eubank moved, Lehmann seconded the motion to accept the delinquent property tax bid and, the motion passed.

The Automotive Affiliation Agreement with Bruner Automotive was tabled.    

Human Resource Director Jamie Jaska presented the TASB Policy Update #32 for the board’s consideration. Bryant made a motion to accept the updates, Lehmann seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

The Board considered an employee appeal.

Jaska presented personnel considerations of two resignations and three replacements. Nowlin moved, Galiga seconded to accept the motion and the motion passed. 

Jaska presented the faculty contract renewals for 2017-2018. Lehmann motioned to accept, Auvenshine seconded and the motion passed. 

The board met in closed session from 1:28-1:52 p.m. and with no further business to conduct, Brackin moved the meeting adjourn, Eubank seconded and the meeting adjourned.