Hill College Board of Regents November 2018 meeting summary

  Hill College
  Tuesday, November 27, 2018 8:24 AM
  General Events

Hillsboro, TX

The Hill College Board of Regents regular meeting was held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in the Hill College Cafeteria of the Hill County Campus in Hillsboro. The meeting was called to order by Regent Vice President Bill Galiga at 12:15 p.m.

 Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm presented the President’s Report. The new 44-passenger bus has arrived at the Hill County Campus. Seven faculty, staff and administrators recently attended the fifth Pathways Conference in Dallas. In December, staff will attend the SACSCOC conference in New Orleans, La. U.S. Congressman Roger Williams recently toured the Cleburne Technical Center to learn more about the welding, HVAC and automotive programs. State Representative DeWayne Burns recently visited the Hill County Campus and the Texas Heritage Museum. Hill College’s program “Burleson Opportunity Fund (BOF)” has been selected as one of the 10 Bellwether Finalist Winners in the Planning Governance and Finance (PGF) category. The College has been competitively selected to compete for the prestigious 2019 Bellwether Award at the upcoming Community College Futures Assembly in February.

Athletic Director and Head Rodeo Coach Paul Brown presented the Athletic Report. The volleyball team won the conference and regional tournaments and recently attended the national tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. They entered the tournament ranked #12 and ended #11 in the nation. Men’s basketball team is currently 6-0, and the women’s basketball team is 3-2. The men’s rodeo team won the last two fall rodeos and are third in the southern region standings. We will have ten former students competing at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas Dec. 6-15. The top five permit holders are current students and will also be recognized at the NFR.

The October 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 October 2018 financial report. Sullins moved to approve the report, and Regent Secretary Karen Brackin seconded the motion. The financial report was approved as presented.

Curbo presented for consideration the delivery method for which the Career Education Center will be handled by using the competitive sealed proposal process as recommended by the administration and the architect. Regent Dr. Allan Lane motioned, Brackin seconded the motion, and the motion passed.

Curbo presented for consideration of approval of property bids for delinquent tax foreclosure for seven properties in the Cleburne ISD for a total loss of $362.04 to the College district. Lloyd motioned, Sullins seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

Curbo presented for consideration of approval of an investment manager for endowed funds. Three firms responded to the request for proposal. Lane motioned to accept the administrations recommendation of the Sweetwater Financial Advisors, LLC of Houston, Lloyd seconded the motion. On roll call vote the motion was carried.

Curbo presented for consideration of a resolution for an equipment lease purchase agreement with TCF Equipment Finance of Waterloo, Iowa, for a Toro reel mower for $33,347.79 over a five-year period. Sullins motioned and Lloyd seconded and the motion carried. 

Vice President Dr. Kerry Schindler presented for consideration of approval of an affiliation agreement with Somerville County Fire Department and Hill College Health Science Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program. Lane motioned to approve, Regent Charles Bryant seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

Schindler presented for consideration of approval of an affiliation agreement with Cardiology Partners, LLC and Hill College Health Science Nursing, Echocardiography and EMS programs for a clinical site. Bryant motioned, Lane seconded, and the motion was approved.

Vice President of Student Services Lizza Trenkle presented for consideration of approval of an agreement between Hill College Continuing Education Pharmacy Technician program and Brookshire Grocery Company for clinical and observation site. Lane motioned, Regent Jolene Lehmann seconded the motion, and the motion carried.

Under personnel considerations, Director of Human Resources Jamie Jaska presented personnel considerations for approval of two staff appointment replacements for a Perkins Grant success coordinator and a cashier, and one voluntary resignation of a professional nursing instructor. Sullins made a motion to accept, Lehmann seconded, and the motion passed.

With no further business to conduct, Brackin motioned to adjourn, Lehmann seconded, and the meeting adjourned at 1:13 p.m.