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Board of Trustees Minutes 11/23/15

 Trinity Valley Community College
The Trinity Valley Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 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. Steve Grant
Mr. David Monk                 Mr. Jerry Stone                 Mr. Ron Day
Mrs. Paula Kimball            Dr. Charlie Risinger           Mr. Homer Norville 
1. Mr. McGee opened the meeting with prayer.
2. There were no public comments.       
3. Mark Meredith presented the new TVCC television advertisement for the public information report.   
4. The following topics were discussed or reviewed in the President’s report:
    President Forgey reviewed the Smart Asset Study which ranked TVCC the 16th best college in the nation.
    President Forgey provided a handout and update on the SACSCOC reaffirmation process.
    President Forgey stated that the TVCC Cardettes and TVCC Cardinal Regiment Band would be participating in the Adolphus Christmas Parade on December 5.
    President Forgey showed pictures of the new welding equipment at the Terrell ISD.
    President Forgey announced the annual Christmas luncheon and fall graduation would be on Thursday, December 17th.
                         President Forgey reminded the Board that the next regularly scheduled Board meeting would be January 25, 2016.
                     5. Mr. Stone moved, seconded by Mr. Grant, the minutes to the September 28, 2015 Board meeting and the October 21, 2015 special called meeting be approved.  Motion carried unanimously.
Board Minutes
November 23, 2015
Page 2
                    6.  Mr. Monk moved, seconded by Mr. Day, the Board approve the business, financial and investment reports for September and October 2015.  Motion carried unanimously. 
                    7.  President Forgey reviewed the continuing education requirements of the Board members.  All members have completed the education requirements.
8.    Mr. McGee moved, seconded by Mr. Norville, the Board approve the 2016 Spring and Summer Continuing and Workforce Education Class Schedule. Motion carried unanimously.
9.    Mike Abbott, Vice President of Information Technology, provided an update on the ERP project.  Mr. Monk moved, seconded by, Mr. McGee that the Board join the Texas Community College or TC3 Consortium. The college will continue evaluating the ERP process and bring pricing back to the Board for consideration.   Motion carried unanimously.
                 10.  Mr. Stone, moved, seconded by Mr. Monk, the Board approve the 2015 ad valorem tax roll levy amounts.  Motion carried unanimously.
                 11.  Mr. Grant moved, seconded by Mr. Day, the Board approve the new PRI contracts with CenturyLink.  Motion carried unanimously.
                 12.  Mr. Monk moved, seconded by Dr. Risinger, the Board approve the increase in the Palestine Workforce Center project of $191,000. Motion carried 8 – 1 with Mr. Norville voting no.
                 13.  Mr. Monk moved, seconded by Dr. Risinger , the Board table action on  TASB Policy update No. 30 and related local policy changes.  Motion carried unanimously.
                 14.  Mr. McGee, moved, seconded by  Mr. Day, the Board go into closed session at 9:17 p.m. to discuss land and/or personnel in accordance with Govt. Codes 551.072 and 551.074 to consider the following items:
                 15. Mr. Monk moved, seconded by Mr. Day, the Board return from closed session at 9:57p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.
Board Minutes
November 23, 2015
Page 3
                  16.       Mr. Norville moved, seconded by Dr. Risinger, the Board approve the following personnel  items. 
                              a. Retirements/Resignations/Terminations
                         (1) Lila Ensign, Student Services Specialist
                         (2) Randy Logan, Building Services Technician
                         (3) Diane David, Humanities/English Professor
                         (4) Bonnie Higgins, Nursing Innovation Grant Project
                              Manager (Grant Ended)
                         (5) Linda Bland, Campus Coordinator/Instructor Vocational
                              Nursing Program
                         (6) Michael Carlisle, Biology Professor
                         (7) Michael Abbott, Vice President of Information Technology
                              b. New Hires:
                                        (1) Zachariah Kennedy, PC/LAN Analyst - Athens
                                        (2) Whitney Hughes, Project Manager, TWC Accelerate
                                               Texas Grant
                                        (3) Casey Riley, PC/LAN Analyst - Palestine
                                        (4) Alexandria Herrington, Admissions Specialist
                              c. Reclassifications:
                         (1) Scott Walker, Coordinator/Instructor, Emergency Medical
                                Service Program – 11 month to 12 month contract
                         (2) Natalie Brown, Instructional Aide, Director of Adult
                                Education, ESL & EL Civics – Transition Coordinator,
                                TWC Accelerate Texas Grant
                         (3) Donna Bennet, Criminal Justice/Government Professor –
                                Division Chairperson, Social Sciences/Professor 
d.     Other personnel action
(1)  Vice President for Institutional Advancement
e.     Real estate possibilities
                              Motion carried unanimously. 
 17.    Dr. Risinger moved, seconded by Mr. McGee, to adjourn the meeting at 9.58 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.
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9/28/2022 11:35:48 AM