Hill College Board of Regents June 2019 meeting summary

  Robin DeMott
  Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:07 PM

Hillsboro, TX

Hill College Board of Regents June 2019 meeting summary

For immediate release

Date: June 20, 2019

Contact: Robin DeMott, Director of Communications, rdemott@hillcollege.edu, O: 254.659.7771, M: 309.368.7786

HILLSBORO, TEXAS--The Hill College Board of Regents regular meeting was held Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in the Hill College Administration Building Board Room in Hillsboro. The meeting was called to order by Regent President David Teel at 7 p.m.

The May 2019 regular meeting minutes were reviewed. Regent Rick Sullins motioned, and Regent Dr. William Auvenshine seconded the motion to approve the minutes. The minutes were unanimously approved.

Vice President of Administrative Services Billy Don Curbo presented the May 2019 financial report. Regent Jennifer Nowlin moved to approve the report, and Regent Secretary Karen Brackin seconded the motion. The financial report was approved as presented.  

Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm presented the President’s Report. The Board Retreat was held June 13 and a summary of the meeting was presented. ACCT conference will be held Oct. 16-19 in San Francisco. She received a letter from Paw Pals with thanks and compliments for hosting the 20th Wagon Trail Bike Ride May 4. The spring automotive class repaired a 1953 Packard engine. She featured recent graduate Ashley Pryor who was recognized as student citizen of the year in the June op-ed. Dual credit student Caeden Trenkle of Hillsboro who has signed to attend OSU this fall and will be transferring 34 credit hours from Hill College with a 4.0 was selected with the third pick in the 28th round in the MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox. Boehm also gave a legislative report stating that community colleges were exempt from the SB property tax reform. SB25 left the core intact with 42 hours and dual credit students are required to have a degree plan by the time they finish 15 credits. Next year’s budget was presented for review. Through the Go Hillsboro group two industrial maintenance courses will be offered at the Hill County Campus this fall for industry partners, as well as dual credit students.


Vice President of Student Service Lizza Trenkle presented the summer enrollment report which included 11-, 9-, 5-week sessions, and Summer 1. Headcount enrollment is down by 32, however contact hours are up 10,365 hours. Summer 2 registration is underway.

Athletic Director and Head Rodeo Coach Paul Brown presented the Athletic Report. Academic All-Americans and All Academic Teams will be announced in July. Volleyball and soccer will begin in August. The Men’s Rodeo Team was named the Reserve National Champion Team at the CNFR in Casper, Wyo. last week. Saddle Bronc Rider Parker Fleet of Axtell was named the Reserve National Champion. Bull Rider Parker McCown of Montgomery placed fourth in the nation and Team Ropers Cyle Denison of Iowa, La. and Ross Ashford of Lott placed seventh. This is the first time ever for a Hill College rodeo team to be second in the nation. There were over 50 colleges and universities competing at the finals. This was the 18th time Hill College has been in the top 10 in the nation in the 29 years of Brown coaching the rodeo team.

Vice President Jessyca Brown presented a SACSCOC update and reviewed board policies regarding the selection and evaluation process of the CEO, and executive search committee process if needed.

Under new business, Curbo presented for consideration 2018-2019 Self-Funded Athletic Insurance bids.

Auvenshine motioned to approve the Dissinger Reed Caitlin Insurance renewal option #1 as recommended by the administration in the amount of $242,200 as the potential max plan cost for basic coverage and $254,368 max cost with lifetime and $248,066 max cost with 10-year catastrophic coverage. Regent Dwight Lloyd seconded the motion, and the motion carried.

Director of Information Security & Technology Allen Wood presented for consideration to upgrade the end of life core equipment of two Cisco 4510s and one Cisco 2851 router with two catalyst 4500x, five Catalyst 2960x and one ISR4351 Router for the total cost of $79,682.95 with Technology for Education (TFE). Sullins motioned, Brackin seconded the motion, and the motion carried.

Vice President of Information Technology Jessie White presented for consideration the purchase of 111 security cameras from CDW-G that will allow the College to move all surveillance to a new platform, providing a more efficient way of monitoring the buildings district-wide for a total cost of $128,339. Auvenshine motioned, Lloyd seconded the motion, and the motion carried.

 Vice President of Instruction Dr. Kerry Schindler presented for consideration the approval of an educational clinical observation affiliation agreement between Wizcare DBA Whitney Medical and the Health and Public Services programs including vocational nursing, LVN-ADN transition, ADN, emergency medical technicians, echocardiology technicians. Nowlin motioned, Sullins seconded the motion, and the motion carried.

Trenkle presented for consideration of approval an educational services training agreement between Crestwood Midstream Partners of Godley and the Continuing Education Department. Nowlin motioned, Regent Charles Bryant seconded the motion, and the motion carried.

Trenkle presented for consideration the approval of the 2019-2020 Testing Center fees. Sullins motioned, Nowlin seconded the motion, and the motion carried.

Auvenshine motioned and Sullins seconded to move into executive session at 7:55 p.m. At 8:05 p.m. Nowlin motion and Auvenshine seconded to move back to open session. 

Under personnel considerations, Jamie Jaska, director of human resources, presented for approval two staff and one faculty replacement appointments, three voluntary resignations, one retirement, and faculty renewal contracts for 92 instructors. Nowlin made a motion to accept, Brackin seconded, and the motion passed.

With no further business to conduct, Brackin motioned to adjourn, Sullins seconded, and the meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.