Hill College Board of Regents May 2018 meeting summary

  Hill College
  Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:18 AM
  General Events

Hillsboro, TX

The Hill College Board of Regents regular meeting was held Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in the Hill College Board Room of the Hill County Campus in Hillsboro at 7 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Regent President David Teel.

The April 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 April 2018 financial report. Regent Vice President Bill Galiga moved to approve the report and Regent Charles Bryant seconded the motion. The financial report was approved as presented. 

A motion was made by Regent Dr. William Auvenshine and seconded by Sullins to amend the agenda to swear in recently elected board members. Judge Bob McGregor administered the oath of office to Regents Karen Brackin, Sullins and Auvenshine. Regent Dr. Allan Lane was absent and will be sworn in at a later date.

Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm presented the President’s Report. She discussed upcoming regent meetings including Community College Association of Texas Trustees in Ft. Worth and possible consideration of Board of Trustees Institute in Santa Fe, N.M. The President’s Circle reception will be held June 14 at the Cleburne Railroader’s Depot stadium in conjunction with Texas Tech/Hill College Education Night. The board retreat was held May 16 at Hillsboro’s Historic City Hall. Hill College Commencement ceremony was held May 11 with approximately 180 students participating. Bailey Resident Hall will be undergoing repairs on a stairwell and walkway while students are out this summer. The Boots & Suits Gala raised $66,000 for scholarships, furniture for the testing centers and a new dugout for the softball field. The Texas Tech University (TTU) graduation reception for the first three Hill College/TTU graduates was held May 11 at the Johnson County Campus. Welding students won their first welding rodeo competition. Administration, faculty and staff recently attended the Pathways Summit in Houston, as well as the American Association of Community Colleges conference in Dallas. 

Athletic Director and Head Rodeo Coach Paul Brown presented the Athletic Report. Baseball ended the season sixth in the region and had one player selected for second team all-conference. They were 15-17 in conference and 24-23 overall. Softball had one of their best years ever. They were 22-22 overall, 15-17 in conference and fifth in the region standings. Coach Leigh Ebner was voted by her peers as co-coach of the year, two players were named first team all-conference and all-region and four players were named second team all-conference The men’s rodeo team won their region and the women’s team was seventh. This was the 13th time for Hill College men’s team to win the region, the 21st time to be first or second in the region. Seven men’s rodeo team members will attend the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyo. June 10-16.

It was moved by Lloyd and seconded by Regent Tony Marley that the board reorganize for the election of officers. Regent David Teel will remain as the board president, Galiga will remain as the board vice president and Brackin will remain as the board secretary.

Wendie Hernandez, information technology telecommunications manager, presented VoIP (Voice-over Internet Protocol) phone system replacement and upgrade bids for consideration. Five qualified bids out of eight vendors submitted bids which included technical support, maintenance and service. The recommended solution is Technology for Education (TFE) of Hewitt, Texas, for a one-time cost of $96,038.25 and an annual fee of $32,579.82 for a total three-year cost of $193,777.71. Marley motioned to accept the recommendation, Regent Kent Eubank seconded the motion. The motion was approved.

Vice President Lizza Trenkle presented for consideration of approval a memorandum of understanding between Southwestern Adventist University’s (SWAU) Mission Advantage Program and Hill College for career and technical education programs. Sullins motioned and Auvenshine seconded the motion. The motion was approved. 

Trenkle presented an affiliation agreement with Gate Precast Company and Hill College Continuing Education department for consideration of approval. Auvenshine motioned and Sullins seconded the motion, and the motion was approved as presented. 

Trenkle presented an educational services training agreement with Sanders Estes Correctional Center Management Training Corporation of Venus and Hill College Continuing Education department. The educational services are to train inmates for careers in commercial housekeeping, computer information systems and logistics. Lloyd motioned and Bryant seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Trenkle presented an affiliation agreement with Waco Birth Center and Clinic and Hill College Health and Community Services Programs (Vocational Nursing, LVN-ADN Transition, Associate Degree Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Echocardiology Technician). Auvenshine motioned and Brackin seconded the motion, and the motion was approved. 

Vice President Jessyca Brown presented for consideration of approval the Johnson County Campus Advisory Board Bylaw changes. Marley moved and Brackin seconded the motion and the motion was approved as presented. 

Director of Human Resources Jamie Jaska presented personnel considerations for approval of three staff appointment replacements and one faculty appointment replacement. Eubank made a motion to accept, Marley seconded, and the motion passed.

With no further business to conduct, Brackin motioned to adjourn, Galiga seconded, and the meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.