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Hill College Board of Regents November 2017 meeting summary


The Hill College Board of Regents regular meeting was held Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in the Hill College Cafeteria in Hillsboro at 12 p.m.

The October 2017 regular meeting minutes were reviewed. Regent Rick Sullins motioned and Regent Jolene Lehmann seconded the motion to approve the minutes. The minutes were unanimously approved.

Vice President of Administrative Services Billy Don Curbo presented the October 2017 financial report. Regent Jennifer Nowlin moved to approve the report and Regent Secretary Karen Brackin seconded the motion. The financial report was approved as presented.

Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm presented the President’s Report. The second eight-week registration just finished with an increase in students. The December mini-mester is now open for registration. Hill College recently hosted the North Texas Community College Consortium Faculty Innovation Conference at the HILCO Event Center in Itasca with 40 attendees and seven Hill College faculty presenting. Phi Theta Kappa inducted 35 new students into the honor society and recognized the 2017-2018 officers. Hill College recently hosted over 400 FFA students for the Lake Whitney District leadership development competition. Hill College recently hosted the CHI educators training serving over 25 cosmetology instructors. The Texas Heritage Museum recently held the annual banquet where author T. Lindsay Baker spoke about his book “Confederate Guerilla: The Civil War Memoir of Joseph M. Bailey.” EMSP students loaded desks for the city of Cleburne to donate to the city of Ingleside for Hurricane Harvey victims. The annual superintendent and principal luncheons were held recently. Johnson County Campus Student Government Association students and alumni volunteered to assist at the annual Pioneer Days at the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum and Big Bear Museum. The band and choir holiday concert will be held Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center in Hillsboro.

Athletic Director and Head Rodeo Coach Paul Brown presented the Athletics Report. Men’s soccer ended the season 7-6, 0-4 in conference. Two players were all-conference, two honorable mentions and two were named to all-tournament team. Women’s soccer ended 15th in the nation, undefeated, 6-0 in conference. Four students were named all-region, four recognized with honorable mentions, five were named all-tournament and a tournament MVP. They ended their season 14-1. Women’s volleyball were 26-1 going into the national tournament, 12-0 conference. We had a conference MVP player, who was an All-American last year. One player was recognized as the defensive player of the year, five were named to all-region team, two to all-conference team. They ended the year eighth in the nation. The men’s rodeo team is half way through the college rodeo season and are currently second in the region and sixth in the nation. The women’s team is eighth in the region. The National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev., is coming up Dec. 7-16 and ten Hill College alumni will be competing this year at the NFR. The men’s basketball team is currently 6-1 and the women’s basketball team is 5-3. 

Vice President of Student Services Lizza Trenkle presented three affiliation agreements with Hill College Community and Workforce Education department for clinical education experience including the Burleson Family Medical, Gary Pritchett Chiropractic, and H.O.P.E. Clinic for the medical assistant program. Trenkle also presented an affiliation agreement with CVS Health, Inc. and the Community and Workforce Education department for healthcare support staff externship training, as well as an agreement with Eagle Drug for the clinical education experience for the pharmacy technician program; and with Town Hall Estates, Keene, for the nurse aide program. Regent Tony Marley moved to approve the report and Lehmann seconded the motion. The affiliation agreements with Community and Workforce Education department were approved as presented.

Vice President of Instruction Rex Parcells presented two affiliation agreements with Hill College academic programs; Keller Fire Department with Health Science Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens Law Enforcement Division with the Criminal Justice program. Regent Rick Sullins motioned and Brackin seconded the motion and the agreement were approved as presented.

Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics Sherry Davis presented the mission statement for annual review and consideration of approval. Nowlin motioned to accept the recommendation, Marley seconded the motion and the motion passed for the mission statement to be approved with no changes.

Human Resources Director Jamie Jaska presented personnel considerations of two staff replacement appointments and three faculty replacement appointments. Sullins made a motion to accept, Marley seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

With no further business to conduct, Brackin motioned to adjourn, Sullins seconded and the meeting adjourned at 12:51 p.m.