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Hill College Board of Regents September 2017 meeting summary


The Hill College Board of Regents regular meeting was held Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in the Board Room of the Hill College Administration Building in Hillsboro at 7 p.m.

The August 2017 regular meeting and executive session meeting minutes were reviewed. Regent Dr. William Auvenshine motioned and Regent Charles Bryant seconded the motion to approve the minutes. The minutes were unanimously approved.

Vice President of Administrative Services Billy Don Curbo presented the August 2017 financial report. Regent Tony Marley moved to approve the motion and Bryant seconded the motion. The financial report was approved as presented.

Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm presented the president’s report. She discussed the upcoming Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Conference Sept. 25-28, the employee giving campaign, flu shots being available Oct. 5 at the Hill and Johnson county campuses, the Burleson Opportunity Fund breakfast Oct. 12, the HOTCOC annual meeting featuring Congressman Williams, Gate Precast/Chamber of Commerce round table featuring Congressman Williams, the articulation agreements signed Sept. 19 with Hardin-Simmons University and Southwestern Adventist University, 225 higher education professionals attended the North Texas Community College Consortium hosted by Hill College Sept. 15, as well as the performing arts series event featuring the Light Crust Dough Boys. She hosted a “pizza with the president” event for students and a “coffee and conversation” event for faculty at each campus and the Burleson Center in September. Burleson Collegiate High School welcomed 81 new students.

Vice President of Student Services Lizza Trenkle gave an enrollment update explaining Hill College has seen an increase in headcount and contact hours over last year’s enrollment as well as an increase in dual credit.

Athletic Director and Head Rodeo Coach Paul Brown reported that the Volleyball team is off to a great start with a 10-0 record in the region and a 3-0 record in the conference and sitting 12th in the nation. Women’s soccer is 6-0 in the region and 2-0 in the conference and 20th in the nation. Men’s soccer is 4-2, and 0-2 conference. Softball has a new assistant coach, and the college rodeo season starts Sept. 19.

Dr. Boehm presented the Student Success Initiative, highlighting Phi Theta Kappa Student Brazos McPeek who received the 2017 International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute Scholarship of $1,000; he was one of only two students in the nation to receive the scholarship.  

Vice President Curbo presented TASB Employment Insurance bids for the board’s consideration. Marley made the motion to accept the bids and Regent Secretary Karen Brackin seconded. The motion passed. 

Vice President of Instruction Rex Parcells presented the Mopar CAP Affiliation Agreement, Bruner Chrysler and Hill College Automotive for the board’s consideration. Auvenshine motioned to approve the agreement, the motion was seconded by Bryant and the motion passed unanimously.

Vice President Trenkle presented the CHF (LOCAL) policy for the board’s consideration. Auvenshine motioned to accept the recommendation, Bryant seconded the motion and the motion passed.

Vice President Curbo presented to the board for consideration of approval to Adopt the effective Tax Rate. Marley motioned to adopt the effective tax rate of 0.090183/$100. Brackin seconded the motion and the motion passed.

Vice President of External Affairs Jessyca Brown presented the 2017-2023 Strategic Plan and Core Values for consideration of approval. Regent Vice President Bill Galiga made a motion to accept the proposal as presented and Marley seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Human Resources Director Jamie Jaska presented personnel considerations of two replacement appointments and two voluntary resignations. Regent Jolene Lehmann made a motion to accept, Bryant seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

With no further business to conducted, Brackin motioned to adjourn, Galiga seconded and meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.