Hill College Board of Regents February 2018 meeting summary

  Hill College
  Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:09 PM
  General Events

Hillsboro, TX

The Hill College Board of Regents regular meeting was held Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in the boardroom of the administration building of the Hill County Campus in Hillsboro at 7 p.m. 

The January 2018 regular meeting minutes were reviewed. Regent Rick Sullins motioned, and Regent Dwight Lloyd seconded the motion to approve the minutes. The minutes were unanimously approved.

Vice President of Administrative Services Billy Don Curbo presented the January 2018 financial report. Regent Tony Marley moved to approve the report and Sullins seconded the motion. The financial report was approved as presented.

Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm presented the President’s Report. She mentioned several upcoming College events and activities including a scholarship luncheon and Alden J. Smith Blanar Speaker Series will present The Day Tripper’s Chet Garner March 22, and the 13th annual Boots and Suits Gala will be held April 20. She recently attended three political candidate forums, and reported the College received the SACSCOC approval letter in January notifying approval of the 5th Year Impact Report.  The next accreditation visit will be in 2020. The College recently received a donation of over $13,000 from the Hill Regional Hospital Auxiliary, “Pink Ladies,” group for nursing scholarships and $5,000 from Philip M. Spruell, a member of the Performing Arts Series, for the music department. The Police Academy application is being submitted to TCOLE with plans for the program to be available for the 2018 fall semester upon approval of TCOLE. An additional all-staff day was held in February for employees to learn about the Employee Assistance Program and hear presentations from the Education Advisory Board regarding the shifting enrollment landscape of community colleges. The Century Club membership drive is underway and the Club will be considering funding a project on campus. She recently was the guest speaker for the Cleburne Pinnacle Bank 50 Club regarding the development of a Johnson County Opportunity fund--a scholarship program for Johnson County dual credit students. She is working with the Go Hillsboro group, whose initiatives are beautification of Hillsboro and workforce development.

Vice President of Instruction, Rex Parcells, presented the Athletic Report. Men’s basketball is 20-7 overall and 5-4 in the conference. Women’s basketball is 16-11 overall and 7-4 in the conference. The NJCAA Region 5 tournament will be held in Lubbock March 7-10. The softball team had one of the best starts of their season in the college history. Baseball is currently 7-2. The men’s rodeo team is currently first in the Southern Region standings and second in the nation. At the College Rodeo Showdown in San Antonio in February Hill College won the bareback riding, bull riding and men’s all-around titles, however, was second to Tarleton State University in the team championship since the rough stock events are not counted in the points at the Showdown.

Boehm reported that Hill College music student, Allen Pack, was recently recognized and named first chair trombone at the state band convention for the Student Success Initiative Report.

Curbo presented for consideration bids for roofing repairs for the Administration Building with the recommendation of Honey’s Roofing LLC., in the amount of $72,986.38. Regent Charles Bryant made a motion to accept the bid, Lloyd seconded the motion, and the motion passed. 

Curbo presented bids for consideration of approval to address transportation issues. Regent Vice President Bill Galiga motioned to approve up $150,000 from institutional reserves to purchase a bus. Lloyd seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

Curbo presented recap property bids for delinquent tax foreclosures for the Alvarado ISD with a loss of $65.79 and a property to be deeded to Godley ISD. The motion was made by Marley, seconded by Sullins, and the motion passed. 

Curbo presented the Hill County Appraisal District’s 2018 building addition proposal that includes renovation and expansion of the existing office located at 1407 Abbott Ave., Hillsboro, for a total maximum amount not to exceed $425,000. The cost to the college district would be $1,769 per year. The item was tabled, and the Appraisal District will be asked to make a presentation regarding the renovation and expansion proposal.

Boehm presented for consideration a cost-sharing proposal for the employment of an educational architectural firm, between the City of Burleson, Burleson ISD, and Hill College regarding a study for a higher education center in Burleson. Regent Dr. William Auvenshine moved to approve, Regent Jennifer Nowlin seconded the motion, and the motion passed.

Boehm presented for consideration of election for the Hill College Board of Regents: Place 1, Abbott, Rick Sullins; Place 2, Whitney, Dr. Allan Lane; Place 2, Itasca, Karen Brackin; and Place 4, Hillsboro, Dr. William Auvenshine. Since board members were unopposed, Lloyd moved to forego an election, Sullins seconded the motion, and the motion passed. 

Dean Lori Moseley presented a clinical training affiliation agreement between Hill College’s Emergency Medical Sciences program and Medical City Healthcare for consideration of approval. Nowlin motioned to approve and Lloyd seconded, the motion and the agreement was approved as presented.

Director of Human Resources, Jamie Jaska, presented for consideration the approval of TASB Policy Update #33. The following local policies were approved as revised: CAK, Appropriations and Revenue Sources – Investments; CHF, Site Management – Weapons; CR, Technology Resources; CS, Information Security; DH, Employee Standards of Conduct; DIAA, Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation - Sex and Sexual Violence; EFCD Special Programs - High School Equivalency Testing Centers; FFDA, Freedom from Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation - Sex and Sexual Violence; FLB, Student Rights and Responsibilities - Student Conduct; and GCB, Public Information Program - Requests for Information. Lloyd motioned and Sullins seconded the motion, and the agreement was approved as presented.

Jaska presented personnel considerations for approval. Two staff replacements, coordinator of recruitment and campus safety officer, one new HVAC faculty position, and one voluntary staff resignation. Marley made a motion to accept, Nowlin seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. 

With no further business to conduct, Regent Secretary Karen Brackin motioned to adjourn, Galiga seconded, and the meeting adjourned at 8:37 p.m.