Hill College Board of Regents September 2019 meeting summary

  Hill College
  Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:00 AM
  General Events

Hillsboro, TX

The Hill College Board of Regents regular meeting was held Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 in the Hill College Board Room in the Administration Building in Hillsboro. The meeting was called to order by Regent President David Teel at 7:06 p.m. 

The August 2019 regular and executive 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 August 2019 financial report. Auvenshine moved to approve the report and Lloyd seconded the motion. The financial report was approved as presented. 

Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm presented the President’s Report. She introduced special guests: Dean of Arts and Humanities and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Nancy McKenzie, Dean of of Business and Industry Pathway Dr. Kayla Kelly, Director of Educational Support Services Joe Shaughnessy, Biology/A&P Instructor Dr. Don Nelson and Assistant Dean of STEM Pathway Dr. Alyssa Carter. Additionally, she introduced the faculty and staff who were selected to participate in her mentoring program: Women’s Basketball Coach Scott Hyland, Wellness Coordinator Aaron Baker, Biology Instructor Lauri Heintz, Director of Dual Credit Regina Paneitz and Vocational Nursing Instructor Sara Degner. 

The Association of Community College Trustees is coming up Oct. 16-19 in San Francisco. The Burleson Opportunity Fund (BOF) Breakfast of Champions is Oct. 10. The annual scholarship luncheon was held Sept. 18 recognizing scholarship recipients and honoring donors. The We Believe employee fund raising campaign is underway with funds going to support a campus beautification project. The College wishes Director of Development Preston McReynolds well in his new adventures. His last day at Hill College is Oct. 4. Thanks to Eve Bowen, library services assistant, who wrote a grant to help preserve the Light Crust Doughboys archives that was donated to the W.R. Auvenshine Library. The Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) recently awarded a $13,263 grant to the Library, under its TexTreasures Grant program, TXT-20006. The grant will provide digitization and public access to the collection beginning Oct. 1. Patrons will be able to view the collection digitally through the Library’s catalog and be able to search the collection using the finding aids on the LibGuide pages. 

Boehm was appointed to the TACC legislative committee and will serve on the new committee 60x30 state strategy committee. She continues to write a monthly op-ed piece for the Cleburne Times Review and the Hillsboro Reporter. 

Athletic Director and Head Rodeo Coach Paul Brown presented the Athletic Report. The volleyball team is 7-4 overall, 2-0 in conference. Men’s soccer is 4-3 overall, 1-1 in conference. Women’s soccer is 5-2 overall, 3-0 in conference and ranked 17th in the nation. The next home soccer match is Sept. 27 at The Depot in Cleburne. College rodeo season kicks off at Panola Sept. 27-28. 

For the Student Success Initiative, Boehm announced the new National Society of Leadership Success (NSLS) is being formed this fall semester through the Psychology 2389 Cooperative Academic Leadership course. This course is being taught face-to-face at the Burleson Center and zoomed to the Hill County Campus in Hillsboro and the Johnson County Campus in Cleburne. 

For the SACSCOC update, Vice President of External Affairs Jessyca Brown presented Standard 4.2d, three board policies that address ethics, integrity and conflict of interest disclosures. 

Vice President of Student Services Lizza Trenkle presented the enrollment update. The fall state reports we are up in head count enrollment and down in contact hours. The first eight-week session, enrollment is up 80 percent with 402 head count and 29,952 contact hours, 367 dual credit students for the 16-week semester, and up 162 online students. 

Under new business, Curbo presented for consideration of approval Office Supplies bids with the administration’s recommendation of Quill Business Supplies of Waco. Regent Jennifer Nowlin motioned, Regent Tony Marley seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

Curbo presented the need of RFPs for the purpose of purchasing a passenger bus and two new scoreboards for the baseball and softball fields. Regent Rick Sullins motioned to approve, Auvenshine seconded and the motion was approved.

Vice President of Instruction Dr. Kerry Schindler presented for consideration of approval an affiliation agreement with Methodist Dallas Heart Center and Hill College Health Science programs (vocational nursing, associate degree nursing, echocardiography technician and emergency medical services).  Nowlin motioned, Regent Charles Bryant seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

Schindler presented for consideration of approval an affiliation agreement with Grand Canyon University (GCU) and Hill College Associate Degree Nursing program for Hill College ADN students to be concurrently enrolled in GCU’s BSN program. The concurrent enrollment agreement allows students to be able to receive scholarships from GCU. Bryant motioned, Auvenshine seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

Brown presented for consideration of approval of Policy CAM (Local). Marley motioned to approve, Nowlin seconded the motion, and the motion carried. 

Under personnel considerations, Jamie Jaska, director of human resources, presented for approval a welding instructor replacement appointment, and voluntary resignations of a vocational nursing instructor and an EMSP instructor. Nowlin made a motion to accept, Regent Secretary Karen Brackin seconded, and the motion passed. 

With no further business to conduct, Brackin motioned to adjourn, Marley seconded, and the meeting adjourned at 8:11 p.m.