Hill College Board of Regents April 2022 meeting summary

  Jessyca Brown
  Friday, April 29, 2022 3:42 PM
  General Events, Academics

Hillsboro, TX

The Hill College Board of Regents met Tuesday, April 19, 2022, for their monthly meeting.

 Board President David Teel called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.

 Regent Bill Auvenshine gave the invocation.

 Minutes from the March 2022 regular meeting and closed sessions were reviewed. Regent Rick Sullins moved to approve the minutes and Regent Jennifer Nowlin seconded. The minutes were unanimously approved.

 Dr. Pam Boehm gave the President’s Report:

  • Lizza Trenkle gave an enrollment report reflecting the 2nd 8-week term had a 24-student increase.
  • Lizza Trenkle gave a presentation on two possible non-credit continuing education programs being explored: CDL - commercial truck driving and heavy equipment operating.
  • The Hill County Summit, held on March 31, had about 75 people in attendance from around the county.
  • TACC is conducting a regional workforce meeting at MCC in Waco. Hill and other Central Texas counties have been invited.
  • Legislative update, including resignation of Jacob Fraire and installation of Dr. Martha Ellis as interim for next 6 months.
  • April is Financial Literacy Month with many activities across the district being offered for students.
  • Held two career fairs, HCC had 25 booths, 10 speakers and many vendors, and JCC had 13 vendors and 30 job applicants.
  • Library held an open house March 24 with a good turnout.
  • Annual Teen Forum was held for 10 Hillsboro ISD students. Presentations and tours were given.
  • JCC Advisory Board, spring meeting held at the Garden of Eating, March 24.
  • Career & Technical Education programs and Student Services conducted a joint Let’s Get Technical event.
  • Hill College/Texas Tech partnership presentation was presented at Rotary Club in Cleburne.
  • Upcoming Spring Fling events next week, including fishing tournament, awards ceremony, and crawfish boil.
  • Commencement scheduled for May 12 at the Hilco Center in Itasca, TX.
  • President’s Retirement Receptions scheduled for HCC May 17 and JCC May 26 from 4 – 6 p.m.

 Athletic Director Paul Brown gave an athletic report, including All-Academic conference athletes, regional qualifiers and women’s basketball coach, Scott Hyland, received Coach of the Year, for the second year.

 Jessyca Brown gave the Student Success Initiative report. Boots and Suits event sponsorships will go to district-wide student scholarships, funds raised from the evening will go to the Student Resource Rooms, and the new Pamela J. Boehm Emergency Student Aid Grant was created to be used for students needing emergency funds during the semester to help prevent them from dropping from school. Over $40,000 was raised.

 Dr. Schindler presented Consideration of Approval of 2023-2024 Academic Calendar. Regent Nowlin made a motion to accept the calendar as presented and was seconded by Regent Dwight Lloyd. The motion passed.

 Jessie White presented Consideration of BHA Proposal (Post Implementation J1 services) The 4.5-month contact for services would be $112,500. With a motion from Regent Lloyd and a second by Regent Sullins, the board approved the proposal.

 Jessie White presented Consideration of Quasar Proposal (Active Directory remediation & Email Exchange remediation) Quasar Data Center immediate cost for active directory—$17,248, Quasar Data Center 1 Year cost of up to $19,152, depending on the amount of storage needed, for a total of up to $35,685 for urgent exchange remediation. Regent Karen Brackin made a motion to accept the proposals for remediation and was seconded by Regent Auvenshine. The motion passed.

 Dr. Boehm presented Consideration of Personnel, including the recent employee hires and resignations. Regent Lloyd made a motion to accept the recent personnel changes and was seconded by Regent Jolene Lehmann. The motion passed.

 Dr. Boehm shared a message from former Hillsboro Mayor, Edith Omberg, that there will be a memorial for her daughter, April Clinkscales, former Hill College instructor, on May 1st, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.     

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