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Board of Trustees Minutes - 6/22/2015

The Board met June 22, 2015

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Trinity Valley Community College
 
The Trinity Valley Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015 in the Board Room of the Orval Pirtle Administration Building in Athens, with the following members present:
 
Mr. Ray Raymond                Mr. Kenneth McGee                        Mr. Homer Norville
Mr. David Monk                    Mr. Jerry Stone                                 Mr. Ron Day             
Dr. Charlie Risinger             Mrs. Paula Kimball
                       
1. Mrs. Kimball opened the meeting with prayer.
 
2. There were no public comments.
 
3. TVCC Public Information Officer, Mark Meredith, provided the Board copies of recent editorials on community college funding in Texas.
 
4. The following topics were discussed or reviewed in the President’s report:
 
     President Forgey introduced Mr. Russell Self, Chair, Developmental Studies and Math Professor who updated the Board on the statewide Mathways Project.
 
     President Forgey advised the Board of the TVCC Foundation Golf Tournament and thanked Dr. Risinger and Trustee Raymond for sponsoring holes at the tournament.
 
     President Forgey informed the Board that the TACC presidents’ quarterly meeting would be July 8 – 11.
 
     President Forgey reminded the Board that the next regularly scheduled Board meeting would be July 27, 2015.
 
5. Mr. McGee moved, seconded by Mrs. Kimball, the minutes to the April 27, 2015 Board meeting be approved.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
6. Mr. Stone moved, seconded by Mr. Day, the Board approve the business, financial and investment reports for April and May 2015.  Motion carried unanimously. 
                      
 
 
                       Board Minutes
                       June 22, 2015
                       Page 2
 
7. Dr. Risinger moved, seconded by Mr. Day, the Board approve the purchase of four new vehicles from Silsbee Ford through the TASB BuyBoard purchasing co-op program, rejecting all bids received. Motion carried unanimously.
 
8. There was no discussion or action taken on athletic insurance.
 
9. Mr. Monk moved, seconded by Mr. Norville, the Board approve the schedule and associated tuition and fees for the Continuing and Workforce Education 2015 summer/fall classes.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
10.    Mr. McGee moved, seconded by Mr. Stone, the Board approve the student loan default management services contract with Texas Guaranteed beginning September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016 in the amount of $72,275.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
11. Mr. Norville moved, seconded by Mr. Monk, the Board award bank depository contracts to Prosperity Bank and American National Bank. Motion carried 7 – 0 with Dr. Risinger abstaining.
 
12. Mr. Monk moved, seconded by Mr. Norville, the Board adopt tax abatement guidelines.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
13.  Mr. Norville moved, seconded by Mr. Monk, the Board approve the amended tax abatement request for Longhorn Fabrication.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
14.  Mr. Norville moved, seconded by Mr. Stone, the Board approve hiring a welding instructor for the Terrell campus.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
15.  Mr.  Norville moved, seconded by Mr. Stone, the Board go into closed session at 8:19 p.m. to discuss land and/or personnel in accordance with Govt. Codes 551.072 and 551.074.  Motion carried unanimously.
                      
16.  Mrs. Kimball moved, seconded by Mr. Stone, the Board return from closed session at 9:00 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
17.  Mr. Stone moved, seconded by Mr. Norville, the Board approve the following personnel actions:
 
        a.    Retirements/Resignations:
        (1) Lisa MacAllister, Coaching Assistant, Volleyball
        (2) Jill Foltz, Art Professor
        (3) Dennis Nolley, Workforce Education Counselor
     
 
Board Minutes
        June 22, 2015
        Page 3
 
       b.   New Hires:
(1)  Citlali Urtis, Administrative Assistant, Registrar
(2)  Marlo Bitter, Director, Communications
(3)  Rosemary Bell, A D N Professor
(4)  Doris Tatum, Administrative Assistant, Correctional
                        Education
(5)  Raleigh Dow, Campus Police Officer
(6)  Malcolm Quattlebaum, Transportation & Logistics Assistant
(7)  Debra Airheart, English Professor
(8)  Donna Burnside, Speech Professor
(9)  Jennifer King, Accounting Professor
(10) Clayton Pradarits, PC/LAN Analyst
 
c.    Reclassifications:
(1) Robert Janeway, PC/LAN Analyst to Systems
                        Administrator
                     
                            d. Other as necessary:
                                   (1) Renewal of FY 2015-2016 faculty contracts
                                   (2) Renewal of FY 2015-2016 administrative contracts
                                   (3) Admission specialists hiring issues
 
                                Motion carried unanimously.
 
18.   Dr. Risinger moved, seconded by Mr. McGee, to adjourn the meeting at 9:01 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.
 
 
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6/23/2015 9:47:52 AM

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