Hill College Board of Regents May 2019 meeting summary

  Hill College
  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:00 PM
  General Events

Hillsboro, TX

The Hill College Board of Regents’ regular meeting was held Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in the Hill College Administration Building Board Room in Hillsboro. The meeting was called to order by Regent President David Teel at 6:59 p.m. 

Cook Children's Hospital, Center for Children's Health presented the Blue Peak Community Champion Award to Dr. Lori Valentine Rose (PhD), Hill College life sciences instructor and founder of the Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway. Dr. Rose is a certified nutrition professional (CNP), board certified in holistic nutrition, registered herbalist (AHG), and a national board certified health and wellness coach (NBC-HWC). 

The April 2019 regular meeting minutes were reviewed. Regent President Bill Galiga motioned, and Regent Secretary Karen Brackin seconded the motion to approve the minutes. The minutes were unanimously approved. 

Guest presenter, Karen Morris, Chief Appraiser for Navarro County Appraisal District presented Consideration of Approval of Navarro County Tax Appraisal and answered board questions. Mrs. Nowlin made a motion to approve the request by Navarro County and was seconded by Mr. Marley. The motion passed. 

 Guest presenter, Bruce Baxter-Project Manager for Corgan Architecture, presented a power point and answered questions for Consideration of Approval of HCC Foundation Project. Mr. Lloyd made a motion to approve the revised Phase 1 of the Hill College Career Education Center to be funded jointly by the HCC Foundation contribution and up to $1.5 million of Hill College reserves which were previously approved in the February 2019 meeting. He was seconded by Dr. Auvenshine. The motion unanimously passed.    

Vice President of Business Services Billy Don Curbo presented the April 2019 financial report. Regent Tony Marley moved to approve the report, and Regent Kent Eubank seconded the motion. The financial report was approved as presented. 

Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm presented the President’s Report. Kids Kollege will take place June 24-28 at the Hill County Campus. The Century Club is meeting May 22. Texas Tech University is sponsoring Cleburne’s Plaza Theater’s June 1 performance of Aida. The Texas Tech Jamboree fund raiser is May 25 in Cleburne. The President’s Reception will be held June 11 again at the Cleburne Railroaders stadium. The Board of Regents retreat is June 13 at the Cleburne Technical Center. A record number of 202 students participated in the Commencement Ceremony in Hillsboro. The ADN nursing program was recognized for being ranked #6 in the state by RNCareers.org and is one of the best nursing schools in the nation with a grade of 94.44%. The Hill County Retired Teachers Association awarded six area students with scholarships to attend Hill College in the fall. The Texas Workforce Commission celebrated five students completed their Start2Finish program. 

Athletic Director and Head Rodeo Coach Paul Brown presented the Athletic Report. The Softball team finished their season 11-34 overall and 8-24 in conference and had one player named to first team all-conference. The Baseball team finished 33-19 overall and 20-12 in conference. They placed third in the conference tournament. One player was named first team all-conference and another player was named second team all-conference. The Rodeo team ended the season third in the region. Seven individuals; four team ropers, two bronc riders and one bull rider, will be going to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. to compete June 9-15. The NJCAA Academics will be announced June 15. 

Curbo presented for consideration the approval of a service agreement extension through May 2020 between Hill College and Southeast Service Corporation, dba SSC Service Solutions. Nowlin motioned, Marley seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

Curbo presented for consideration the approval of a food service agreement with Great Western Dining Service, Inc. for a contract from Aug. 20, 2019 through Aug. 19, 2020. Regent Rick Sullins motioned, Brackin seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

Vice President of Information Technology Jessie White presented bids to replace 92 computers for classrooms, labs and staff for a total of $70,654.16. Sullins motioned, Lloyd seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

Curbo presented for consideration delinquent tax foreclosure of 107 Austin, Cleburne, for a total loss to the district of $208.57. Sullins motioned, Auvenshine seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

Curbo presented for consideration the elimination for an iPad fee for the Automotive program. Eubank motioned, Marley seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

Vice President of Instruction Dr. Kerry Schindler presented for consideration of approval of an affiliation agreement between the Health Sciences programs (Emergency Medical Services) and the Keene Fire Department. Lloyd motioned, Nowlin seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

Schindler presented a memorandum of understanding with the National Society of Leadership and Success. Marley motioned, Auvenshine seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

White presented for consideration an interlocal membership cooperation agreement for the formation and administration of the Texas Community College Consortium (TC3) and Hill College. Galiga motioned, Auvenshine seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

In an effort to align fees to other entities, Vice President of Student Services Lizza Trenkle presented for consideration of approval of the Continuing Education tuition fee schedule. Marley motioned, Brackin seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

Under personnel considerations, Boehm presented for approval five appointment replacement positions, two voluntary resignations and four retirements. Sullins made a motion to accept, Brackin seconded, and the motion passed. 

With no further business to conduct, Brackin motioned to adjourn, Nowlin seconded, and the meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m. With no further business to conduct, Brackin motioned to adjourn, Regent Jolene Lehmann seconded, and the meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

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