Hill College Board of Regents September 2020 Meeting Summary

  Jessyca Brown
  Monday, September 21, 2020 9:59 AM
  General Events

Hillsboro, TX

The Hill College Board of Regents' regular meeting was held Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Board Chair David Teel called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. 

The invocation was given by Regent Charles Bryant.

Regent Rick Sullins moved to amend the agenda to New Business to allow Judge Bob McGregor to Administer the Oath of Office to recently elected board members. Regent Jennifer Nowlin seconded the motion. The motion passed. Returning board members, Jolene Lehmann, Kent Eubank and Charles Bryant signed the Statement of Elected Officer paperwork. Judge Bob McGregor administered the Oath of Office.

The minutes from the August 2020 regular meeting were reviewed. Regent Sullins moved to approve the minutes and Regent Dwight Lloyd seconded. The minutes were unanimously approved.

Billy Don Curbo presented the August 2020 financial report.  Curbo then gave an update on the CARES Emergency Stimulus funds, followed by an update on the AD Wheat Trust Fund. Regent Nowlin moved to approve the financial report as given.  Regent Lehmann seconded. The financial report was approved.

Dr. Boehm gave the President’s Report:

  • The college received $23,900.00 from the Sam and Henrietta Paul trust for an endowed scholarship.
  • The Texas Association of Community Colleges is working on the legislative platform for all 50 community colleges for the upcoming legislative session.
  • The We Believe internal giving campaign is underway for faculty and staff. Donor cards were distributed to the Regents.
  • HCC Foundation meeting was Sept. 9, 2020. Chairman Lynn Gray gave an update on the England Estate and final piece of property for sale. The Foundation also approved $11,004.00 in student scholarship funds for 2020-2021.
  • A Health Screening App has been implemented for faculty, staff, students and visitors to check in daily before coming on campus or attending classes to help cut down on the spread of COVID-19.
  • Hosted Congressman Williams on the Johnson County Campus for a meeting to discuss COVID-19.
  • Burleson Opportunity Fund Breakfast of Champions event replaced with “Come & Go” reception to honor BISD teachers scheduled for Oct. 8, 2020 at the plaza in Old Town. An invitation to the Board is forthcoming.
  • Due to space issues, Burleson Collegiate High School moved classes from Centennial High School to the former Kerr Middle School building.

Lizza Trenkle gave an enrollment report. Consistent with other community colleges, fall enrollment is down 8-10%. 

Jessyca Brown gave the SACSCOC Update. The college is preparing for the October virtual visit. The Board’s virtual interview is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 14, more details to follow.  

Regent Teel presented Consideration of Reorganization of the Board. Regent Lloyd motioned for no changes to be made to the board officers and to continue with David Teel as President, Bill Galiga as Vice President and Karen Brackin as Secretary and was seconded by Regent Nowlin. The motion carried.

Billy Don Curbo presented Consideration of Adoption of Tax Rate. Regent Sullins moved to adopt the “No New Revenue” tax rate of 0.089146/$100 and was seconded by Regent Brackin. The motion carried.

Dr. Kerry Schindler presented Consideration of Approval of Memorandum of Agreement with Houston Baptist University. Regent Lloyd made a motion to accept the agreement and was seconded by Regent Bryant. The motion carried.

Regent Nowlin made a motion to amend the agenda to Personnel Considerations and was seconded by Regent Lehmann. The motion carried.

Jamie Jaska presented the recent Hill College personnel hires and resignations. Regent Bryant made a motion to accept the recent personnel changes and Regent Galiga seconded. The motion passed.

Regent Sullins moved to enter into Closed Executive Session at 12:50 p.m. and was seconded by Regent Brackin.

The Board reconvened to Regular Session at 1:18 p.m. With a motion from Regent Bill Auvenshine and a second by Regent Galiga, the board approved Consideration of Approval of Agreement with Texas Heritage Museum and Shine Box Media. The motion passed.  

With no further business to conduct, Regent Brackin made a motion to adjourn, Regent Bryant seconded the motion. The meeting adjourned at 1:20 p.m.