Hill College Board of Regents January 2018 meeting summary

  Hill College
  Thursday, January 18, 2018 9:30 AM
  General Events

Hillsboro, TX

The Hill College Board of Regents regular meeting was held Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in the Hill County Campus Cafeteria in Hillsboro at 7 p.m. 

The November 2017 regular meeting minutes were reviewed. Regent Rick Sullins motioned and Regent Jennifer Nowlin seconded the motion to approve the minutes. The minutes were unanimously approved.

Vice President of Administrative Services Billy Don Curbo presented the November and December 2017 financial report. Regent Dr. William Auvenshine moved to approve the report and Regent Dr. Allen Lane seconded the motion. The financial report was approved as presented. Additionally, Curbo presented a scholarship report and the college’s energy savings report.

Dane Legg from the accounting firm of Lott, Vernon & Company, P.C. presented the audit report for fiscal year 2017. Lane moved to approve the report, Auvenshine seconded the motion and the audit report was approved as presented.

Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm presented the President’s Report. Hill College will host a public forum for candidates running to replace representative Byron Cook on Feb. 8. The annual scholarship luncheons for JCC and HCC will be combined this year and held at the Hillsboro Historic City Hall Feb. 21. Tarleton State University will be breaking ground Feb. 27 in Ft. Worth. The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce annual banquet will be held March 1 at the HILCO Event Center. The IKO grand opening will be held March 22. She recently met with the Johnson County Opportunity Fund, Johnson County city mayors and school superintendents. SACSCOC gave clearance on the five-year impact report and our next accreditation visit will be 2020. Our new website will be rolled out in two weeks. The Century Club membership drive is underway to raise funds for projects on campus. The second Performing Arts Series concert will feature Frisson, a nine-piece chamber ensemble out of NYC, on Jan. 23 in the Performing Arts Center and a Hip Hop group will perform for multiple ISD students prior to their public performance Feb. 13.

Curbo presented bids for Wallace Campus drainage work at the welding building. The bid was awarded to Abney & Foster Construction, LLC in the amount of $54,542. The motion was made by Regent Charles Bryant, seconded by Regent Dwight Lloyd and the motion passed.

Dean of Instruction, Career & Technical Education Dr. Kayla Kelly presented firing range agreements between Hill College and the Hillsboro Police Department, Itasca Police Department, Whitney Police Department, Hill County Sheriff’s Department, and the Texas Department of Public Safety Hill County Region. Lane motioned and Lloyd seconded the motion and the motion passed.

Kelly presented for approval of the curriculum for the law enforcement: basic peace officer academy certificate of completion and the re-establishment of the Hill College Police Academy. The motion was made by Auvenshine and seconded by Nowlins and the motion passed.

Vice President of Student Services Lizza Trenkle presented three affiliation agreements between Hill College’s Continuing Education Department and Short Family Medical, Yvonne Reed M.D., Royce’s Pharmacy, and the Hood County Fire Fighters Association. These agreements are for the certified medical assistant program, pharmacy technician program and the basic EMT program. Regent Rick Sullins motioned and Regent Karen Brackin seconded the motion and the agreements were approved as presented.

Curbo presented property bids for delinquent tax foreclosures in the Alvarado ISD. Auvenshine moved to approve, Lane seconded the motion and the motion passed.

Boehm presented for consideration of approval the Burleson memorandum of understanding between the City of Burleson, Burleson ISD, and Hill College concerning a higher education center. 

Boehm presented personnel considerations for a new dean of community and workforce education, one faculty replacement appointment and one voluntary resignation. Lloyd made a motion to accept, Brackin seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

With no further business to conduct, Brackin motioned to adjourn, Sullins seconded and the meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m.