2015 Board of Governors Minutes

January 15, 2015

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
January 15, 2015

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting.  The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held in Grand Island, Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

A work session was held prior to the meeting on January 15, 2015.  Agenda items included:

  • G4S Security Services Agreement
  • Worksheet for FT Salary and Classified Wages, 2015-2016

Rita Skiles called the January 15, 2015, meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with seven board members present.  (Mr. Miller was installed later in the meeting.)  John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present.  Mrs. Skiles asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – present
Keller – present
Krieger –absent
Miller – new
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Walline - present
Zikmund –present

POLICY ITEMS

Officers

Chair Skiles announced the slate of officers for the 2015 year.  They are as follows:

  • Sam Cowan, Chair
  • Sandra Borden, Vice Chair
  • Linda Walline, Secretary
  • Linda Aerni, Treasurer
  • Diane Keller, NCCA Representative
  • Sandra Borden, NCCA Representative

MOVED BY ZIKMUND, SECONDED BY PIRNIE to accept the above mentioned slate of officers for the 2015 year.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger –absent
Miller – new
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

John Higgins, Legal Counsel, administered the Oath of Office to the newly appointed officers for the Board of Governors for 2015.  The Oath of Office was also administered to Austin Miller, District IV; Linda Aerni, District V; Diane Keller, District I; Rita Skiles, District II; and Dale Zikmund, District III.

Chair Sam Cowan presented outgoing Chair Rita Skiles with an appreciation plaque for her service, dedication and leadership to the Board. 

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Cowan asked for introduction of guests.  College representatives introduced guests and staff members. 

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Rita Skiles volunteered to review the claims prior to the February 19, 2015, board meeting.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Cowan asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items.  

CONSENT ITEMS

Linda Walline reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY WALLINE, SECONDED BY AERNI to approve the following consent items as presented. 

  1. Agenda for January 15, 2015
  2. Minutes of the November 20, 2014, Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for the period of November 1, 2014, through November 30, 2014, totaling $4,750,449.45 and for the period of December 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014, totaling $5,126,874.38
  4. Financial report for November and December 2014
  5. Purchases:
    Furnas, Webster, and Dawson Restroom Remodel, Hastings Campus:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Lacy Construction Company of Grand Island, Nebraska for $768,000.00 to provide the labor and materials for the Furnas, Webster and Dawson restroom remodel project on the Hastings Campus.

    Architectural Services, Kearney Center: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Wilkins Hinrichs Stober Architects of Kearney, Nebraska for 5.5% to provide architectural services for the new Kearney Center.

    At the November 2014 Board meeting, the Board of Governors authorized Dr. Greg Smith to act on its behalf during the month of December.  The following items were approved for that time period:

    Ordered equipment for automotive program located on the Hastings Campus.  Equipment includes SimSpray Virtual Reality Painting Simulator that was budgeted at $22,000.00 and awarded for $21,138.00 to Aidex Corporation, Rossville, IN.

    Ordered equipment for Drafting and Design Technology program on the Columbus and Grand Island Campus.  Equipment includes Geomagic Capture 3D printer for each campus that was budgeted at $26,626.00 and awarded for $25,000.00 to Nexxt Technologies, Eden Prairie, MN.

    Ordered equipment for Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology program on the Columbus Campus.  Equipment included three engine lathes, two quick change tool system packages and three 4 jaw chucks that was budgeted at $78,024.00 and awarded for $89,683.00 to Industrial Systems, Columbus, NE.

  6. Personnel:The College President recommends Marcia Donley be offered a 79 day contract as the Full-time Simulation Nursing Instructor in Grand Island, Nebraska effective January 16, 2015.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger –absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Ron Kluck, Dean of Extended Learning Services and Training, gave highlights of the 2013-2014 year.

Enrollment:

  • Credit 7,437
  • Non-Credit Reimbursable 8,499
  • Avocational 5,802
  • Adult Education 1,670

This includes enrollment and FTE’s for business and industry training generated in cooperation with the training and development division.

ELS Programming includes:

  • Adult Education (ABE-GED-ESL)
    • Enrollments – 1,670
    • Student contact Hours – 93,484
    • 49 paid staff (only 2 full-time)
    • 186 volunteers – 5,862 hours
    • GED Completions - 101
    • Business and Industry
      • Enrollments – 8,592
      • FTE’s – 192.79
      • Includes students in training and development division classes/workshops
      • Community Education
        • Enrollments – 7,017
        • FTE’s – 42.01
        • Includes credit, non-credit reimbursable and avocational enrollments
        • Early College (High School Students)
          • Enrollments – 3,256
          • FTE’s – 315.17
          • Students enrolled from nearly 70 high schools
          • Courses delivered via telecommunications, onsite lecture, independent study packets and on-line
          • Emergency Medical Services
            • Enrollments – 1,499
            • FTE’s – 49.98
            • As a result of training the past 12 months:
              • 12 new Emergency Medical Responders
              • 67 new Emergency Medical Technicians
              • 6 new Paramedics
              • Third most trained in Nebraska
              • Learning Centers
                • Enrollments – 507
                • FTE’s – 50.57
                • CCC’s presence in over 60 communities
                • Professional Continuing Education
                  • Enrollments – 867
                  • FTE’s – 6.76
                  • Includes continuing education for nurses, real estate, insurance and other occupations.

Educational activities provided and coordinated by Extended Learning Services personnel resulted in a total of 23,408 registrations including credit, non-credit reimbursable (NCR), avocational, and Adult Education (AE) courses.  The total FTE’s generated through Extended Learning Services was 666.  A total of 607.5 FTE’s were generated from credit activities and 58.5 FTE’s from NCR Activities. 

Enrollment Distribution by Category

  • Business and Industry – 37%
  • Community Education – 30%
  • High School – 14%
  • AE – 7%
  • EMS – 6%
  • Professional Continuing Ed – 4%
  • Learning Centers – 2 %

Karin Rieger, Associate Dean of ELS, introduced Dr. Crystal Ramm, full-time Regional Coordinator for the Ord Learning Center. She coordinates and markets on-site and distance educational offerings in the Ord area.  She received her bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she majored in Entomology and minored in Biology, and in May of 2014, received her doctorate in Entomology from UN-L. Originally from Valentine, Nebraska, she now resides in Ord with her 1 ½ year old daughter, Tenley.

Dr. Ramm was the Project Director for grant activities associated with the Regional Strategies for Growing Sustainable Communities Project, made possible through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI).  There were 43 recipients in 30 states awarded projects in 2011.  CCC was the only community college project that was funded.  CCC was awarded a $175,000 grant over a three-year period.  Workshops and events were held to develop and implement plans to stem outmigration, strengthen local leadership, engage youth, encourage entrepreneurship, and build foundation endowments for the future.  These workshops generated 600 registrations representing the three counties covered in the grant; Greeley, Sherman and Valley counties.  Community Builder Events encouraged entrepreneurship in rural communities and included community tours, presentations, vision building, and networking.

Career Discovery Day is an event for high school juniors to assist them in making academic and career decisions.  A mentor works with the students to explore their interests, abilities and values while they learn about career opportunities available in their community.  For the first year event, there were 74 students and 22 mentors.

The RCDI project has expanded CCC’s presence in the three county region.  With easier access to higher education and partnerships established through this project, CCC has become a vested partner in the community.

This year was the 1st Big Give Valley Campaign which helped raise dollars for CCC student scholarships.

Judy Weston, Community Education Coordinator, discussed the CCC Trauma Camp. This has become a very popular summer class for young students. She introduced Tiffany Mayfield. Tiffany is in the 7th grade at Burwell Junior Senior High School. Tiffany was a part of CCC’s inaugural Trauma Camp. She used her camp experience when her younger brother’s play with a friend’s dog grew too rough. The 5 year old was bitten in the face, and the top half of his lip was torn off. During the trip to the hospital Tiffany calmly explained what would happen at the hospital while she stabilized the injured lip. Tiffany returned to the Trauma Camp this past year as a squad leader, and she has since discussed the benefits of Trauma Camp to any student who would benefit from the experience. Tiffany is active in Honor Institute, Honor Roll and FFA, and she volunteers her time to ask for donations for food baskets.  

Tiffany was interviewed by Steve White, NTV News Bureau Chief for the Grand Island area. Steve has been involved with Central Community College as an instructor since 2010. Drawn to Community Education by another instructor, Rae Osenbaugh, Steve stepped into teaching classes relating to social media, such as Facebook, Facebook for Churches, Social Media for Business and recently Pinterest. Steve has adjusted his teaching styles to address the needs of students ranging from 30 years old to 94 years old. As a father of triplets, Steve has taken a sabbatical from teaching but plans to return soon. He resides in Grand Island with his wife and three children.

Ann Chambers, Adult Education Director, introduced Amber Gravert.   Amber told her story about being homeless during the time she would have been in high school. At age 15 she left the home of a drug addicted, alcoholic family member and never looked back. She started working on her GED through CCC in November of 2013, not only for herself, but to be a good example to her 5 children. She is now a mother and wife who helps run the family business, and is so excited and proud to be completing her goal.

Mr. Kluck concluded the presentation by discussing the fruits of the ELS outreach:

  • In 2012/2013:  3,188 people took their first CCC class through ELS or Training.
  • In 2013/2014:  1,024 of those returned to enroll in additional course(s).
  • Of the 1,024 returning students, 598 enrolled in a least one on-campus course.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Sam Cowan requested an executive session to discuss contract issues.

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY KELLER  that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to discuss contract/personnel issues.  (Time: 1:50 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger –absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY WALLINE to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting.  (Time:  2:27 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger –absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Appoint Audit Committee Members

Chair Cowan asked for volunteers to serve on the Audit Committee.   Diane Keller, Austin Miller, and Linda Walline volunteered to serve on the Audit Committee for the 2015 year.

15-16 Capital Projects Budget

Craig Boroff, College Facilities Manager, presented the 2015-2016 planned Capital Projects. 

  • Total ADA-Hazardous Material Projects       $2,238,000
  • Total Funded Capital Improvement               $8,863,257
  • Total Funded Revenue Bond                          $1,954,738

Discussion followed.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY PIRNIE to accept the 2015-2016 Capital Projects Budget.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger –absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Contract Security Provider

Joel King, Vice President of Administrative Services, presented the Contract Security Provider resolution.  This resolution allows CCC to add the cost of college-wide security services to the operational expenses of the College.  It allows the College President, or his designee, to exercise their current authority to enter into, modify, or terminate a contract with security services on behalf of the Central Community College area.  This resolution approves the initial contract with G4S Secure Solutions (USA), Inc. and authorizes the College President to execute that contract on behalf of the College.

MOVED BY AERNI, SECONDED BY SKILES to allow the College President to execute a contract on behalf of the college with the G4S Secure Solutions (USA), Inc. 

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger –absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Salary and Benefits Resolution

Joel King, Vice President of Administrative Services, discussed the salary and benefits package in the work session prior to the meeting.  The salary and benefits resolution states:

  1. Full-time contract and classified employees who are recommended for continued employment shall have their wages and benefits for fiscal year 2015-16 set by the College President with the aggregate cost to be within the board’s guidelines.
  2. Dean-level and above staff shall have their wages and benefits for fiscal year 2015-16 set by the College President with aggregate cost to be within the budget guidelines.
  3. The Secretary and Chairman of the Board of Governors and the College President are authorized to execute and sign contracts, where applicable, for the above mentioned personnel as presented by the College President following the budget guidelines established by this resolution.
  4. This resolution constitutes an authorization to the administration and shall not vest any contractual rights of any employee of the college until it is reduced to contract with that individual.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY KELLER to accept the Contract and Classified Salary and Benefits Resolution for 2015-2016.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger –absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Room and Board/Tuition and Fees

Joel King, Vice President of Administrative Services, gave a brief discussion on the planning of setting tuition and fees and room and board. 

Tuition - Increase of 2.5%

From $80 per credit hour to $82 per credit hour

Fees - No change

 

Remains $12.

Cost for 30 semester hours increases from $2,760 to $2,820 or $60

Room - No change

Single occupancy rate $3,256 per semester

Double or triple occupancy rate $1,628 per occupant, per semester

Board - Pass on increase of 6.5%

14 meal plan per semester $1,526

19 meal plan per semester $1,791

Cost for two semesters R&B 14 meal plan $6,308

Cost for two semesters R&B 19 meal plan $6,838

The College President recommends the tuition, fees, room and board rates, as noted above be approved for 2015-2016.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY WALLINE to accept the recommended tuition, fee, room and board rates, as noted above for 2015-2016.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger –absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

ARC Flash Analysis

Joel King, Vice President of Business Services, discussed the ARC Flash Analysis for Columbus, Grand Island, and Hastings Campuses.  An Arc Flash is the sudden release of electrical energy through the air when an arching fault occurs between phase-to-phase, phase-to-neutral or phase-to-ground conductors.  In order to identify arc flash hazards on Central Community College’s three campuses, bids are requested to provide analysis report, model, data collection, short circuit, arc flash, facility one line based drawings on gear inventoried, labels with boundary and category ratings and calculations and training for CCC employees. 

Lenore Koliha, Environmental Health and Safety Director, explained the ARC Flash Analysis, and why it is needed to be in compliance with OSHA.  She also explained the bidding process and the suggested selection of vendors.  The ARC Flash Analysis will be brought to the February Board meeting for a vote.

Smart Classroom Upgrade

Dr. Eric Jones, Vice President of Virtual Campus, discussed the Smart Classroom upgrade.  In order to maintain classroom technologies for the last 3 or 4 years, the college has budgeted $35,000 per campus to allow for system upgrades and modernization of the on-campus classrooms. This year each campus has identified projects and classrooms to upgrade.

Hastings:

The campus has two rooms in Dawson and a third in Gausman that were part of our first efforts at smart classrooms that would be brought up to current technologies.

Grand Island:

Rooms 210, 211 and 212 are three spaces that may be open into one room or portioned off to be three meeting spaces.  This room will be upgraded to use monitors and integrated electronics to project multiple images or single images on each monitor.

Columbus:

A portion of the budget was used to provide sound reinforcement for classrooms (213, 210, 207, 211).  The balance of dollars are planned to enhance the current systems 209 and 507 and for sound control in 209.

CCC has been consulting with Electronic Contracting to identify strategies and technologies for these projects.  Electronic Contracting has been asked to honor the pricing received from the last two jobs to save the cost of designing and bidding this project.

Discussion followed.  The final proposals and budget will be brought to the February Board meeting for approval.

Naming Rights

Joel King and Dean Moors discussed the process and reasoning for the naming rights for the Hall Student Union and the Kearney Learning Center.  The amounts are guidelines and amounts to be used for donors to review for named gift opportunities for the Hall Student Union on the Hastings Campus and for the new Kearney Learning Center. The amounts presented for the Kearney Learning Center will be used during the campaign.  Discussion followed.  The Board agreed to proceed under these guidelines.  Any named gift opportunities will come back to the Board for final approval. 

REPORTS

Student Success

Dr. Brennan, Executive Vice President, distributed the 2014 Graduate Outcomes Report, and discussed the IPEDS Data Feedback Report for 2014.  The data was compared to a group of 15 other similar institutions.  This provides CCC with selected indicators and a comparison group of institutions, and a useful resource to help improve the quality and comparability of IPEDS data. CCC highlights included:

Enrollment:

Unduplicated Headcount

  • CCC – 12,614
  • Cohort – 9,772

Total FTE

  • CCC – 4,214
  • Cohort – 4,174

Full-time Enrollment

  • CCC – 2,215
  • Cohort – 2,371

Part-time Enrollment

  • CCC – 4,691
  • Cohort – 3,371

Awards (duplicated)

Associates

  • CCC – 676 (658)
  • Cohort – 731 (686)

Diploma

  • CCC  - 486 (375)
  • Cohort – 163 (150)

Certificates

  • CCC – 1,070 (715)
  • Cohort – 88 (107)

Graduation Rates 2010 Cohort

  • CCC – 25% (32%)
  • Cohort – 23% (27%)

Transfer-out Rate

  • CCC – 19% (21%)
  • Cohort – 20% (22%)

Time to Program Completion, 2009 Cohort (first-time full-time)

Normal Time

  • CCC – 23% (19%)
  • Cohort – 23% (23%)

150%

  • CCC – 37% (33%)
  • Cohort – 31% (33%)

200%

  • CCC – 47% (42%)
  • Cohort – 31% (33%)

Retention Fall to Fall (FA13)

Full-time

  • CCC - 63% (61%) (59%)
  • Cohort - 53% (54%) (56%)

Part-time

  • CCC – 39% (41%) (39%)
  • Cohort – 34% (31%) (35%)

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The ACCT National Legislative Summit will be held in Washington, DC from February 9-13, 2015. Paul Krieger, Austin Miller, Tom Pirnie and Dr. Smith will be representing CCC.  They will hear about ACCT suggested legislative priorities and visit Nebraska congressional representatives to tell the community college story and make suggestions. While in Washington, Dr. Smith will also attend ACCT’s First Annual Global Funding Opportunities for Community College Leaders and the ACCT Advisory Committee of Presidents.  A summary of the Summit will be given at the February 19 Board meeting.
  2. CCC FTE enrollment is down 1.76% YTD as of January 1, 2015. The comparable January 1, 2014, YTD figure was down 6.7%. This spring FTE enrollment is down 1.96% suggesting that the FTE enrollment declines of the past few years may be near an end.
  3. The 2014 CCC IPEDS Data Feedback Report (produced by the National Center for Education Statistics) shows that CCC compares well with peer institutions with regard to tuition and fees, student outcomes and progress, and other measures. Dr. Brennan discussed these results earlier in the meeting.
  4. Last year Stacy Werner, one of our nursing faculty members from Kearney, taught “Hospital Medical English” in South Korea at Ulsan College. This year CCC will have students visiting from Ulsan College. Five dental hygiene students, four nursing students, and one sponsor will be arriving in Grand Island on January 19 and departing on February 13. Students will be housed on the Hastings and Columbus Campuses.  CCC will provide a summary of this experience at the February Board meeting.
  5. On December 18, 2014, CCC completed the purchase of a 32 acre site on the northeast corner of 30th Avenue and 11th Street in Kearney, the future location of the new CCC Kearney Learning Center. Dean Moors and Dr. Smith have made many trips to Kearney in November, December, and January.  They have met with almost everyone who participated in the feasibility study last summer. These visits have gone well and the first major funding request was submitted on January 13, 2015. On January 28, there will be a bus load of Kearney community and business leaders on a tour of the Grand Island, Hastings, and Columbus campuses as well as the Grand Island Career Pathways Institute and the Hastings High School advanced manufacturing program.
  6. Recently President Obama recommended free tuition and fees for all community college students. The proposal has received significant media attention in Nebraska. In the past few weeks Dr. Smith has been interviewed by two television stations, the Omaha World Herald and KHAS radio. The proposal has some merit but there are many details to address. The proposal has been endorsed, in concept, by both AACC and ACCT.
  7. Matt Gotschall reports that UNK faculty have asked to come tour our Mechatronics facility and visit with our faculty on the 27th of January. UNK has an industrial distribution degree, so they are thinking of incorporating mechatronics into their program.  This might eventually lead into an articulation agreement.
  8. Upcoming events include: a CCC-Columbus retiree reception at the Elks Club Golf Course on January 21st from 4:30 – 6:30; the NCCA Board meeting in Lincoln on January 23 preceded by a dinner on the evening of the 22ndat the Hillcrest Country Club; the annual Kearney Chamber dinner on January 26; and a CCC-Hastings retiree reception in the Hall Building on January 29 from 9 - 11 a.m.
  9. Novus is doing an upgrade to our “landing page” effective January 22. David Clark and Sandy Burris will take some training and provide technical assistance to the Board on the update in February. It is called a “Broad View Dashboard.” It appears the changes will be mostly visual.
  10. As of January 1, 2015, the mileage rate reimbursement has increased to $.575 per mile.

Reports also included:

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases
  • Board Professional Development (2 year compilation)

ADJOURNMENT

Cowan declared the meeting adjourned at 3:50 p.m.

February 19, 2015

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
February 19, 2015

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting.  The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held at Central Community College, Cottonwood Room, East Highway 6, Hastings, Nebraska.

Sam Cowan called the February 19, 2015, meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with board members present.  John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was absent.  Mr. Cowan asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – present
Keller – absent
Krieger –absent
Miller – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Walline - present
Zikmund –present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Cowan asked for introduction of guests.  College representatives introduced guests and staff members. 

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Paul Krieger volunteered to review the claims prior to the March 24, 2015, board meeting.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Chair Cowan requested that members of the audience register with Dr. Chris Waddle, College Human Resource Director, if they wanted to address the board during the Public Participation segment. 

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Cowan asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items.  

CONSENT ITEMS

Rita Skiles reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY ZIKMUND to approve the following consent items as presented. 

  1. Agenda for February 19, 2015
  2. Minutes of the January 15, 2015, Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for the period of January 1, 2015, through January 31, 2015, totaling $7,903,016.00
  4. Financial report as of January 31, 2015
  5. Purchases:  N-Pace External Evaluator, College-Wide:  The College President recommends acceptance of the proposal from Shain Evaluation and Consulting LLC for $224,448.00 for the external evaluator of the N-Pace grant.

    Purchases:  Faculty Center Renovation, Columbus Campus:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Bierman Contracting, Inc., of Columbus, Nebraska for $981,000.00 to renovate the faculty center on the Columbus Campus.

    Purchases:  ARC Flash Analysis, Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings Campus:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Miller Electric of Omaha, Nebraska for $142,319.77, to provide the arc flash analysis report, model, data collection, short circuit, facility one line based drawings on gear inventoried, labels with boundary and category ratings, calculations, and training for CCC employees.

  6. Personnel:  There are no personnel items this month.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger –absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Foundation

Dean Moors, CCC Foundation Director, reported on the Foundation meeting held earlier in the day.

Highlights included:

Tomasa Aljanabi, a scholarship recipient, spoke to the Foundation.  She has an incredible story to tell.

Dean Moors explained the major reorganization of the Foundation.  Jessica Soucie was just hired as Development Director, and will be reporting to Dean as the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement/Foundation Executive Director. The next position to fill will be the Planned Giving Coordinator.

The CCC Foundation is heading a major gift campaign for the new Kearney Center. The following is part of the structure for this group:

Campaign Manager

Executive Leadership Committee

  • Lead Gifts - $100,000 or more
  • Advanced Gifts - $50,000 to $99,000
  • Major Gifts - $25,000 to $49,000
  • Special Gifts - $10,000 to $24,999
  • General Gifts - $9,999 or less

To date, cash and grants received total $500,000.  First National Bank, Kearney, will manage the depository account.

  • Year-end information from the CCC Foundation for the Warren and Velda Wilson Foundation:

Consolidated assets as of January 31, 2014 were $19.2 million; as of January 31, 2015 consolidated assets were $28.5 million.

  • Yearend campaign, direct solicitation, yielded $142,058, from January 31, 2015, from approximately 2,500 packets sent.
  • A seven-year comparison for CCCF yearend appeals shows:

2008 Total Number of Donations, $40,552; 109 Donors; Average Donation $372.

2014 Total Number of Donations, $142,058, 127 Donors; Average Donation $1,119

  • 2014 Employee Appeal

A chart of participation by location was discussed.  The appeal netted 100% participation from the Foundation Board of Governors, the CCC Board of Governors, Holdrege F/T employees, and Foundation F/T employees.  Although slightly short of the 77% participation goal, the total amount donated (including F/T and P/T employees, Foundation staff, CCC Foundation Board of Directors, and CCC Board of Governors) netted $73,520.

  • Employee appeals in 2009, with 419 employees, 212 F/T donors, 51% donors, and netted $32,072.  In 2014, 450 employees, 315 F/T donors, 70% donors, netted $56,230.
  • New Endowment Funds include:
    • Averett Family Scholarship
    • Beck Family Endowed Scholarship
    • Don and Waunita Butler Endowed Scholarship
    • Essex Family Memorial Scholarship
    • Homer and Margaret Pierce Endowed Scholarship
    • “Give Day” Opportunities
      • Lexington – November 12, 2014
      • Holdrege – November 20, 2014
      • Kearney – December 4, 2014
      • Ord – March 17 and 18, 1015
      • Hastings – May 1, 2015
      • Grand Island – May 1, 2015
      • Columbus – May 20 and 21, 2015
      • Future events include:
        • The 25th Annual CCCF Pro-Am Golf Tournament will be held at the Elks Country Club, Columbus, September 14, 2015; 9:30 a.m. check-in, 10:00 a.m. shotgun start.  Mark it on your calendar
        • CCCF Appreciation Luncheon 2015 will be held on the Columbus Campus, November 4, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The 2014 Luncheon was at the Grand Island Campus, with 240 attendees, and generated over $1,700 for scholarships.
        • Beth Boesch, Columbus, has been named a new CCC Foundation Board member.  Beth is retired from NPPD, and has 40 years supervisory and executive management experience.

Hastings Annual Report

Bill Hitesman, CCC Hastings Campus President/College Vice President of Business, Skilled and Technical Sciences; Health, and Human Services, was anxious to show the newly remodeled student center area, where the board meeting was held.  The students are excited about their new area.  Bill went on to discuss the 2013-2014 Hastings Annual Report. He introduced Media Arts Instructor, Drew Ceperley.  His students graduate from simple projects to more complex projects like the Annual Report.  This allows students to look at real world issues, deadlines, and procedures.  This year, Kori Ohlson, Media Arts Student from Holdrege, designed the layout for the annual report.  Mr. Ceperley stated the program is all about experiences and giving all the possible real world options.  The students gain skills and confidence to be successful. 

Pam Bohmfalk, Board President, Jody Jacobi, Board member, and Tiffany Crouse, Event Coordinator for Kool-Aid Days spoke to the board, telling the Kool-Aid story. 

Edwin Perkins was a young entrepreneur, born in Iowa and settled in Hendley, Nebraska.  In 1920, he and his wife, Kitty, moved to Hastings.  Between 1920 and 1927, they worked on Nix-O-Tine, Motor-Vigor, Onor-Maid, Jel-Aid, and Fruit Smack.  Fruit Smack was too hard to ship in liquid form and was trademarked Kool-Ade in 1928, and trademarked as Kool-Aid in 1934.  Original flavors were strawberry, cherry, lemon-lime, grape, orange, and raspberry.  Today there are over 70 flavors that have been created including Kool-Aid singles, Sugar-Free Kool-Aid and Agua Frescas.

In 1932, Perkins products moved operations to Chicago with Kool-Aid being the only product.  In 1950, 300 production workers produced 323,000,000 packets of Kool-Aid.  In 1953, Perkins sold Kool-Aid to General Foods, and in 1995 General Foods and Kraft merged.

In 1998, Todd Kirshenbaum is credited with suggesting that a Kool-Aid Festival would be a great way to promote Hastings. In 1999, Anne Rohan and the Convention and Visitors Bureau took leadership and in 2000, Nebraska’s Official Soft Drink Heritage Foundation was incorporated.  The 1st Koncert Kool-Aid was held in 2007. 

Recent themes have included:

  • 2014 – Truly Tropical
  • 2013 – Sweet Sixteen and Senior Fest was added
  • 2012 – Still Rockin’ and Miss Kool-Aid Days Pageant started
  • 2011 – Peace, Love and Pineapple
  • 2010 – Keen on Green

In 2015, the Kool-Aid board desires new events and growth.  They are looking at opportunities to grow the festival.  The prospect of teaming with CCC Hastings and moving the event to the campus has been discussed.  The Kool-Aid board thinks it would be a win/win for both, as it would expose thousands of families to the CCC Campus.  It would provide opportunity to highlight specific programs and provide a service learning opportunity for staff and students.   Kool-Aid Days, 2015, will be held August 7-9.

Western Alternative Corrections, Inc.

Michelle Hultine, Marc Hultine, and Dustin Russell talked about the Western Alternative Corrections, Inc. (WAC), located in Hastings.  WAC was founded in 1999 to focus on providing alternatives to incarceration, programming and services for offenders in the Nebraska area.  WAC is a Nebraska owned family business.  The group recently was awarded a grant through the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services to provide intensive programming focused on life skills and vocational training.  There has always been a skills gap for this group of people.  This program is what is needed, along with life skills program and money management. 

A partnership with CCC has been proposed to provide services to program participants that include formal education plans.  In working with CCC, a comprehensive list of training programs and “Skills Gap” programs were identified as suitable options for program participants.  The following is a list of the “Skills Gap” programs:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Agri-Business
  • Construction Technology
  • Drafting and Design Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • HVAC
  • Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts
  • Truck Driving
  • Welding Technology

The following is a list of Certificate/Specialized Training opportunities that would be available to participants through CCC:

  • Project Impact
  • Computer Technology
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Industrial Technology
  • Quality Technology
  • Weatherization
  • Welding Technology

Dr. Nate Allen, Dean of Instruction for Business, Skilled and Technical Sciences, spoke of the Nebraska Precision Agriculture Center of Excellence (N-PACE) Grant and plans for the future.

Formulation of N-PACE:

  • Made sense to pursue this grant giving CCC opportunities to review programs. 
  • Developed Spring/Summer 2014
  • Awarded September 29, 2014 at the White House for $2,499,779.
  • Funded by the Department of Labor
  • Trade Assistance Adjustment Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) – Round 4 funding
  • Followed previous involvement of CCC in TAACCCT funding and awards
    • Academic Skill Builder Workshops
    • IMPACT Grant
    • Partnerships with other institutions with similar programs, Lake Region State College (Devils Lake North Dakota) and Southeast Community College (Beatrice)

Features of N-PACE:

  • Designed to assist long-term displaced workers that need to retool
  • Benefit other students interested in this field
  • Inclusion of multiple aspects of precision technology into the current curriculum and development of new curriculum as needed
  • Laddering of awards (certificate to diploma to degree to 4 year degree)
  • Latticing of programs (utilizing components of multiple programs and allowing curriculum to cross programs)
  • Offering a certificate in precision agriculture technology
  • Offering courses for business and industry
  • Adding seven new positions to Central Community College
    • Project Manager hired, beginning March 2, 2015
    • Two faculty, Business and Industry Outreach Coordinator, and Administrative assistant advertised.
    • Utilizing a steering committee (met February 11, 2015)

Nebraska ranks:

  • 4th for land in farms and ranches
  • 3rd in cash receipts from all farm commodities
  • 3rd in corn production
  • 2nd in pinto bean production
  • 1st in popcorn production
  • 1st in number of cattle on feed
  • 1st in number of cattle slaughtered
  • 1st in red meat production

All these reasons make N-PACE a good fit for Nebraska and CCC.  A steering committee of approximately 40 people from industry from Omaha to North Platte organized a 32 chart paper that now needs to be deciphered.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Dr. Waddle reported no one had signed in for Public Participation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Sam Cowan requested an executive session to discuss personnel and litigation issues.

MOVED BY KRIEGER, SECONDED BY WALLINE that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session to regular meeting in order to go into executive session.  (Time: 2:25 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger –absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY WALLINE, SECONDED BY SKILES to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting.  (Time: 3:00 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger –absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

2016-2017 Calendar

Dr. Brennan presented the proposed calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.

Fall Session – 2016-2017

Mon.-Fri., August 15-19, 2016* - Faculty Contract Days

Tues., August 16, 2016* - Registration (Fall 2016 session)

Mon., August 22, 2016 - Session Begins

Mon., September 5, 2016 - Student/Faculty/Staff Labor Day Break

Fri-Tuesday, October 14-18, 2016 - Student Fall Break

Friday, October 14, 2016 - Faculty Fall Break

Mon., October 17, 2016* - Faculty Non-Teaching Contract Day

Tues., October 18, 2016* - All College In-Service (Student Break/Faculty Contract)

Wed.-Sun., November 23-27, 2016 - Student & Faculty Thanksgiving Break

Thur.-Fri., November 24-25, 2016 - Staff Thanksgiving Break

Fri.., December 16, 2016 - Classes End

Mon-Tue., December 19-20, 2016* - Faculty Contract Days

Mon., Dec. 19, 2016 - Sun., Jan. 8, 2017 - Student Break

Wed., Dec. 21, 2016 - Mon., Jan. 2, 2017 - Faculty Break

Sat.,Dec. 24, 2016 - Mon., Jan. 2, 2017 - Staff Break

Spring Session - 2017                                                                       

Tue.-Fri., January 3-6, 2017* - Faculty Contract Days

Wed., January 4, 2017* - Registration (Spring 2017 session)

Mon., January 9, 2017 - Session Begins

Mon-Tues., Feb. 13-14, 2017 - Student Winter Break

Mon., February 13, 2017 - Faculty Winter Break

Tuesday, February 14, 2017* - Faculty Non-Teaching Contract Day

Sun., March 19-26, 2017 - Student & Faculty Spring Break

Thur., May 4, 2017 - Classes End

Fri., May 5, 2017* - Faculty Contract Day

Mon.-Fri., May 8-12, 2017* - Faculty Contract Days

Summer Session – 2017**

Mon., May 22 - Thur., July 27, 2017 - 10-Week Summer Session

Mon. May 29, 2017 - Student/Faculty/Staff Memorial Day Break

Mon., May 22 - Thur., June 22, 2017 - First 5-Week Session

Mon., May 22 - Thur.., June 8, 2017 - First 3-Week Session

Mon., June 12 - Thur., June 22, 2017 - First 2-Week Session

Mon., June 26 - Thur., July 27, 2017 - Second 5-Week Session

Mon., June 26 - Thur., July 13, 2017 - Second 3-Week Session

Mon.-Tues., July 3-4, 2017 - Student/Faculty/Staff Independence Day Break

Mon., July 17 - Thur., July 27, 2017 - Second 2-Week Session

Special Sessions: Based on student interest and need, a variety of courses may be offered for different lengths of time and at various locations.  Please refer to www.cccneb.edu > CCC Quick Links>Search for Classes or contact your local campus.

Registration: Registration may be conducted any day the college is in session within registration guidelines.  It is important to review a plan of study with your adviser prior to registration.  The registration days indicated on the calendar are designed to handle registration to begin a scheduled fall or spring session.  Seminars and workshops will be scheduled and dates published as needs indicate.

Class Schedules: Class offerings and details are published at www.cccneb.edu > CCC Quick Links>Search for Classes or contact your local campus.  Special courses and workshops are scheduled on demand and are advertised accordingly. 

*         Faculty Contract/Non-Teaching Day

**        Tentative

FALL SESSION - 2016       

Teaching Days         Faculty Contract Days                      Calendar Week

            M        T         W        Th       F 

0          N         NR      N         N         N                  5             August 15-19, 2016

                        (Contract Days/Registration—8/15-19)

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5              August 22-26, 2016

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5             Aug 29-Sept 2, 2016  

4          -           1          1          1          1                     4             September 5-9, 2016

                        (Labor Day Break—9/5)

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5             Sept 12-16, 2016

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5             Sept 19-23, 2016

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5             Sept 26-30, 2016

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5             October 3-7, 2016

4          1          1          1          1          -                      4             October 10-14, 2016

   (Fall Break & In-Service—10/14-18)

3          N         N         1          1          1                      5             October 17-21, 2016  

5          1          1          1          1          1                       5             October 24-28, 2016

5          1          1          1          1          1                       5             Oct 31-Nov 4, 2016

5          1          1          1          1          1                       5             Nov. 7-11, 2016

5          1          1          1          1          1                       5             Nov. 14-18, 2016

2          1          1          -           -           -                     2               Nov 21-25, 2016        

(Thanksgiving Break – 11/23 -11/27)

5          1          1          1          1          1                       5             Nov 28-Dec 2, 2016

5          1          1          1          1          1                       5             December 5-9, 2016

5          1          1          1          1          1                       5             Dec 12-16, 2016

0          NG      NG      -           -           -                     2              Dec 19-23, 2016

                        (Contract Days – 12/19-20)

78        15        16        16        16        15                    87          End of 1st Semester 

                                                                                                           

SPRING SESSION - 2017

            M        T         W        Th       F         

0          -           N         NR      N         N                  4                      January 2-6, 2017   

                        (Contract Days/Registration - 1/3-6)

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      January 9-13, 2017

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      January 16-20, 2017

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      January 23-27, 2017

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      Jan 30-Feb 3, 2017

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      February 6-10, 2017

3         -           N         1          1          1                      4                     February 13-17, 2017

                        (Winter Break – 2/13)

                        (Contract Day - 2/14)

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      February 20-24, 2017

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      February 27 - March 3, 2017

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      March 6-10, 2017

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      March 13-17, 2017

0          -           -           -           -           -                  0                      March 20-24, 2017

(Spring Break – 3/19-3/26)

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      March 27-31, 2017

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      April 3-7, 2017

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      April 10-14, 2017

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      April 17-21, 2017

5          1          1          1          1          1                      5                      April 24-28, 2017

4          1          1          1          1          NG                  5                      May 1-5, 2017

0          NG      N         N         N         N                  5                      May 8-12, 2017         

(Contract Days – 5/5-5/12) 

77        15        15        16        16        15                    88                    End of 2nd Semester                                                                           

 N = Non‑Teaching Days/Faculty Contract

NG = Non-Teaching Days/Faculty Contract – Grading Day

NR = Non-Teaching Days/Faculty Contract Registration

1 = Teaching Day/Faculty Contract

Teaching Days         Faculty Contract Days           Semester Dates

78                               87                                              Fall Semester

77                               88                                              Spring Semester

155                             175                                             Days

MOVED BY MILLER, SECONDED BY BORDEN to accept the 2016-17 Calendar.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – absent
Krieger –absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Brennan discussed transfer agreements between the Nebraska schools. The CCC website transfer can be found at:  http://transfer.nebraska.edu.  When looking for programs, you can use: http://www.cccneb.edu/Transfer. The site allows anyone transferring from a community college to a Nebraska Public College or University to see what is allowed to transfer.  This year LB 54, if passed, will allow change in provisions relating to postsecondary education statewide transfer of credit policies.  Transfer Nebraska has been paid for by the P-16 initiative at UNL.  This allows us to work with 4-year institutions on how to transfer and where their credits are.

How Transfer Nebraska Can Help You

In today's competitive job market, a college degree is more important than ever. If you have completed one or more college courses and want to see how they might transfer, you're in the right place.

Nebraska’s public higher education institutions have joined together to offer Transfer Nebraska, a one-stop site that provides you with a list of courses that will transfer from one school to another – helping you to plan your future, save time and money, and stay on the path to a degree and successful career.

Features of Transfer Nebraska

  • Easy, quick-click method of seeing whether your courses will transfer
  • Course descriptions that help you see the similarities and differences between courses
  • Multi-year college catalogs to identify the exact course you took in a specific year
  • Course codes, numbers and credits that help you select the right course to take for optimum transfer

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. The ACCT National Legislative Summit was held in Washington, DC from February 9-13, 2015. Paul Krieger, Austin Miller, Tom Pirnie and Dr. Smith attended to represent CCC. They heard about ACCT suggested legislative priorities and visited Nebraska congressional representatives to tell the community college story and make suggestions. While in Washington Dr. Smith also attended ACCT’s First Annual Global Funding Opportunities for Community College Leaders and the ACCT Advisory Committee of Presidents.  The most pressing issue for community colleges is the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act which, among other programs, includes Pell grants. ACCT and AACC have lobbied for (1) restoring year-round Pell grants, (2) increasing length of eligibility from 12 to 14 semesters, (3) raising the Pell maximum to $5,775 in 2015-16, and (4) making ability-to-benefit students eligible for the full Pell amount. Making college more affordable was also discussed.
  2. CCC FTE enrollment this year is down 2.5% YTD as of February 1, 2015. The comparable January 1, 2014 YTD figure was 6.7% YTD. While enrollment declines have slowed, we continue to seek ways to reverse the recent trend by both recruiting more students and retaining current students to completion of their educational goals.
  3. The NCCA Board met on January 23, 2015, and took positions on a number of legislative bills that stand to affect community college governance and operations. Community college representatives have testified at a number of legislative hearings on various bills. So, far only two bills have been passed out of committee: LB100 and LB109. Both bills have been advanced for Final Reading. LB100 provides for state aid to tribally controlled community colleges and LB109 changes residency requirements for veterans and spouses and dependents attending a public college or university.   LB 144 and LB 54 are two other bills legislation is looking at concerning the community colleges.
  4. Last year, about this time, one of our nursing faculty members from Kearney, Stacey Werner, taught “Hospital Medical English” in South Korea at Ulsan College. This year we had students visiting from Ulsan College. Five dental hygiene and four nursing students plus one sponsor arrived on January 19 and departed on February 13. By all accounts this was a very successful exchange. We’ll provide a summary of this experience at the March Board meeting.
  5. On January 28, a bus load of Kearney community and business leaders toured our Grand Island, Hastings, and Columbus campuses as well as the Grand Island Career Pathways Institute and the Hastings High School advanced manufacturing program. This was a positive event that should help our fund raising in Kearney and will likely lead to new partnerships with business and industry. A number of Kearney area employers are interested in sponsoring students in a manner similar to our partnership with Nebraska Machinery.
  6. Sandy Burris’ last day in the office will be March 13, 2015. Sandy has done a fantastic job for CCC and has always gone above and beyond the call of duty. Please join me in thanking Sandy for her many years of excellent service. Jamie Meyer, who is a CCC and Kearney State graduate, has accepted the position of Executive Assistant to the college president. Jamie has worked for CCC for 32 years in both full- and part-time capacities. 

The following reports can be found at: 

  • Enrollment Report
  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases

Other Information

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Cowan declared the meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m.

March 24, 2015

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
March 24, 2015

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting.  The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu.  The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held in Grand Island, Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

A work session was held prior to the meeting on March 24, 2015.  Agenda items included:

  • Legislative Update
  • Sustainability Update
  • 2015-2016 Budget
  • Hastings Campus Wind Energy Feasibility Study

Sam Cowan called the March 24, 2015, meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with eleven board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was absent.  Mr. Cowan asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Walline – present
Zikmund –present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Cowan asked for introduction of guests.  College representatives introduced guests and staff members. 

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Austin Miller volunteered to review the claims prior to the April 16, 2015 board meeting.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Cowan asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items.  

CONSENT ITEMS

Paul Krieger reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY KRIEGER, SECONDED BY SKILES to approve the following consent items as presented. 

  1. Agenda for March 24, 2015
  2. Minutes of the February 19, 2015, Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for the period of February 1, 2015, through February 28, 2015, totaling $3,695,616.04
  4. Financial report as of February 28, 2015
  5. Purchases: Computer Purchased Report for March 2015; Grand Island, Hastings, and Columbus Campus:  The cost for the fifty HP ChromeBook laptops is $16,450.00, the twenty-six HP ProBook 650 is $22,735,70, and the sixty-five HP 310 Zero Clients is $29,380.00 for a total of $68,565.00

    Purchases:  Geothermal Phase II, Grand Island Campus:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Mid America Drilling Corporation of Oakland, Iowa for $647,493.00 to provide the labor and materials for the second phase geothermal installation on the Grand Island Campus.

    Purchases:  Panoramic Digital X-Ray Machine, Hastings Campus:The College President recommends acceptance of the quote form Panoramic Corporation from Fort Wayne, Indiana, for $21,995.00 for a Panoramic Digial X-Ray machine on the Hastings Campus.  The College received only one quote.

  6. Personnel:  The following faculty are being recommended for Emeritus status:
  • David Fulton
  • George Steinsberger
  • Wayne Vian
  • Walter Miller
  • Larry Eastwood
  • Marilyn Carlson

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Training Cluster

Ron Kluck reported on the highlights of the Training and Development cluster. The mission of the CCC Training and Development Cluster is to deliver comprehensive training through consistent assessment, customization, delivery and evaluation of programs and services.

Training Requests:

  • Computer Technology
  • Industrial Technology/Mechatronics
  • Leadership Development
  • Process Improvement
  • Quality Control
  • Safety, OSHA/EPA
  • Welding Technology
  • Weatherization

New trainer/coordinators include: Regina Rathman, Leadership Development and Jared Pettit, Industrial Technology.

2013-14 Worker Trainer Grants

  • 40 applications written
  • 38 grants awarded
  • $173,788 dollars awarded

Craig Williams is a native of Hastings, Nebraska. After graduating from Hastings High School, he served in the U.S. Army as a Nuclear Missile Launch Control Operator from 1971 – 1974. He earned an AAS degree from CCC in Marketing and Management in 1976, an AAS degree from CCC in Construction Technology in 1979 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Bellevue University in 2005. He was a Deans Scholar each semester at Bellevue University. Craig is the Chairperson of the Adams County Veteran’s Service Office Committee. He has worked for Hastings Utilities for the past 32 years and currently serves as Training & Development Coordinator for the entire facility of 87 people. He has gone through all of the ranks in Operations and remains a Qualified Shift Foreman. Craig earned a Professional in Human Resources certification – PHR and a Certified Safety Manager certification – CSM. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and of the National Association of Safety Professionals.

Craig spoke about having employees take various training courses through CCC and how beneficial they were to his business. Pat Igo has been in the railcar repair industry for 40 years with different levels of responsibility, such as Foreman, Material Manager, Plant Manager and GM of Mexico Operations. His career includes working for GE, Meridian Rail, Greenbrier and now Freightcar. Having worked for different companies has caused him to move a few times. He has lived in Illinois, Wyoming, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mexico City and now Grand Island. Having married his wife of 41 years at an early age, his education was attained through night school where he received an Associate degree at Danville Area Community College, a Bachelor of Science through Eastern Illinois University and an MBA through Texas A&M Texarkana. He has won numerous management awards throughout his career but is most proud of the GE Felipe Award for Public Service. Pat and his wife Susan have three adult daughters and are enjoying five grandchildren, with the sixth due at the end of this month. Pat noted he is very impressed with the training and development department at CCC. Many employees took leadership training sessions where everyone was very engaged in the training and they will be sending additional employees in the future. His business has changed management styles for the better after receiving this training.

Training & Development Cluster Goals

  • Assist economic development efforts of entire service area
  • Maintain open communication links with all external constituents and internal departments
  • Incorporate full-time faculty within training programming as much as possible
  • Recruit students into campus instructional programs Ron thanked the grants department for their help.

Health Cluster

Dr. Marcie Kemnitz, Dean of Health Sciences, and Diana Watson, Regional Director/International Studies Coordinator reported on students from Ulsan College, South Korea, that recently visited CCC. The students visited from January 19 thru February 13. There were five students visiting the dental hygiene program in Hastings and four visiting the nursing program in Columbus, along with their sponsor Dr. Kim Soo Ok. It took a number of CCC individuals and departments within the college to make this project a success.

Goals:

  • Provide opportunities for students to experience health and dental culture in the U.S.
  • Practice conversational English
  • No credit granted (tourist visa)

A video was shown of the South Korea students regarding their experiences at CCC.

Benefits to CCC Students and Staff:

  • Exposed to new culture
  • Introduced to different health practices

Reflections and Recommendations:

  • Include transition day(s) for jet lag and practicing English
  • Recruit more volunteers for transportation and activities
  • Communication aids – Google Translate and other technology

Bev Schreiber, Nursing Faculty, appreciated working with the four nursing students that visited Columbus. In addition, the CCC students learned about school and health care in Korea. Some of the South Korea student have aspirations to study in the U.S.

Ulsan College provided the funding and it was a combination of their funds and a Korean government grant.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

No executive session was needed.

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

There were no consent/action items to discuss.

INFORMATION ITEMS

Hamilton Phase 2

The Hamilton remodel will be a consent item for the April Board meeting. The project will consists of a 12,000 square foot interior remodel, a new exterior canopy, and a new 200 square foot vestibule. The interior remodel will include a new computer lab, remodeled drafting space, entrance, and offices.  Included within these rooms will be new windows and doors, paint, carpet, HVAC, plumbing and electrical components.  A copy of the finished floor plan is on the Novus site.

Hastings Paving Improvements

This project consists of reconstructing the south parking lot east of Nuckolls and south of the Dawson building along with reconstructing a portion of South Military Drive from the Adams building to west of the Platte building on the Hastings campus.

Included in this project is a landscaped green space area between the Adams and Platte building, a bio-retention cell to help with drainage, 11,000 square yards of concrete pavement, 1,200 square yards of sidewalk pavement, and 1,400 linear feet of storm sewer and storm sewer structures, parking lot and pedestrian lighting, and landscaping.

Two diagrams are attached showing the extent of the project.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Brennan reported on the Score Card - Benchmarks and Key Performance Indicators.

Areas reviewed were Enrollment (IPEDS 12-month enrollment), Student Success (Student Completion Rates, National Completion Agenda, Fall Retention Rates, Course Completion Rates, Graduate Employment), Financial (Tuition & Fees, National Association of College and University Business Officers study of percent of dollars spent on each area ,Student Services Satisfaction Survey), Student Satisfaction (Community College Survey of Student Engagement, Student Survey of Instruction), and Employee Satisfaction (Employee Engagement Survey).

Dr. Brennan also reviewed the Student Progress Notification System (SPNS).

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. Dr. Smith thanked all the faculty/staff that helped with the very successful Ulsan College Student Visit.
  2. Austin Miller and Dr. Smith attended an ACCT (American Community College Trustees) GLI (Governance Leadership Institute) in New York from March 19 – 21. They learned more about board responsibilities, board/CEO relationships, and emerging trends in community colleges.
  3. On March 12 CCC-Columbus hosted the CCPE (Coordinating Commission for Higher Education). We were asked to give two presentations: (1) Reverse Transfer by Kim Ottman and (2) VFA (Voluntary Framework of Accountability) by Greg Smith. Both presentations were well received and the commissioners asked many questions. Nebraska is setting an example in both areas.
  4. CCC FTE enrollment is down 2.5% YTD as of 2/1/15. The comparable 1/1/14 YTD figure was 6.7% YTD. While enrollment declines have slowed, we continue to seek ways to reverse the recent trend by both recruiting more students and retaining current students to completion of their educational goals. CCC enrollment patterns are tracking national trends. Two reasons cited for the decline are our healthy economy (low unemployment rates) and smaller high school graduating classes.
  5. The NCCA Board met on January 23, 2015, and took positions on a number of legislative bills that stand to affect community college governance and operations. Community college representatives have testified at a number of legislative hearings on various bills. So, far only two bills have been signed into law: LB100 and LB109. LB100 provides for state aid to tribally controlled community colleges and LB109 changes residency requirements for veterans and spouses and dependents attending a public college or university. We continue to track other bills of interest.
  6. Nebraska’s six community colleges requested a 5.5% increase in state aid for each year of the coming biennium. The CCPE (Coordinating Commission for Higher Education) recommended slightly over 4% and the Governor recommended 3%. The 3% figure was inserted into the initial budget document. Community college CEOs and Dennis Baack (Nebraska Community College Association Executive Director) testified before the appropriations committee favoring the larger increases.
  7. CCC spring graduations will be held Friday, May 8 in Columbus and Saturday, May 9 in Grand Island and Hastings with lunch at Lochland Country Club between ceremonies. We hope that, as in years past, a large number of CCC board members will be able to attend these uplifting celebrations.
  8. The CCC annual house auction will be held on the Hastings campus on May 6, 2015, at 6 p.m. It will be conducted by Ruhter Auction and Realty Inc. Open houses are scheduled on April 12th and 26th from 2 – 4 p.m.
  9. The ACCT Leadership Congress ’15 is scheduled for October 14-17, 2015, in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Early registration has begun. We hope to send a team of board members to this event so please clear your calendars if you wish to attend.
  10. Reminder – the annual NCCA conference will be held in Scottsbluff. This year the dates are October 5-6. Please clear your calendars.
  11. Dr. Smith will be attending the AACC Annual Conference in San Antonio from April 17- 21. Scheduled activities are: (1) A presentation entitled “Change Leadership Strategies to Support Student Success”; (2) the AACC Commission on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; (3) the SEED (Sustainability Education for Economic Development) task force; (4) a meeting with representatives of CCID (Community Colleges for Economic Development) to explore a partnership with PIN (Postsecondary International Network); a meeting with the head of American Honors to explore the feasibility of an honors program at CCC; and attendance at PTK (Phi Theta Kappa) events recognizing Matt Gotschall (Shirley B. Gordon) and our students (i.e., an invitation only breakfast event). Matt Gotschall, Thomas Walker, and Gerry Racioppi.
  12. The IRS will be auditing our payroll records on April 21, 2015. This is a routine audit. CCC was randomly selected. We will report the IRS findings at a future board meeting.
  13. On February 23, 2015, Dr. Smith accepted another 4-year appointment to the Higher Learning Commission’s Peer Review Corps.
  14. On March 3 CCC-Columbus Agriculture Instructor, Wade Hilker and the CCC Ag Club hosted a District 2 & 7 Agricultural Education Career Development event. We had 867 students and their advisors and support personnel on campus and were able to successfully offer 18 different contests in preparation for the State FFA competition.

The following reports can be found on Novus: 

  • Grants Report
  • Monthly Purchases

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Cowan declared the meeting adjourned at 3 p.m.

April 23, 2015

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
April 23, 2015

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting.  The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held in Grand Island, Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

A work session was held prior to the meeting on April 23, 2015. Agenda items included a presentation on the recent reorganization of CCC’s Agricultural Sciences program.

Sam Cowan called the April 23, 2015, meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with eleven board members present. Mr. Cowan asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Pirnie – present at 1:45
Skiles – present
Walline – present
Zikmund –present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Cowan asked for introduction of guests.  College representatives introduced guests and staff members. 

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Corey Burns volunteered to review the claims prior to the May 21, 2015 board meeting in Ord.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Cowan asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items. No items were mentioned.

CONSENT ITEMS

Austin Miller reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY MILLER, SECONDED BY BURNS to approve the following consent items as presented. 

MOVED BY AERNI, SECONDED BY WALLINE to approve consent item with addendum correction for Hastings Fuel Canopy from $111,000 to $103,455.

  1. Agenda for April 23, 2015
  2. Minutes of the March 19, 2015, Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for the period of March 1, 2015, through March 31, 2015, totaling $3,852,756.56.
  4. Financial report as of March 31, 2015
  5. Purchases: 25 Passenger bus for Columbus Campus:  The 25 passenger bus will be used by various departments on the Columbus campus to take students to off-site activities. The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Bus Service, Inc, Canal Winchester, OH for $61,502.00.

    Purchases:  Promotional Items for college wide:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Authentic Promotions of Carmichael, CA for $25,648.85 to purchase promotional items to be used college-wide.

    Purchases:  Renovation of Hamilton Building, Hastings Campus:  Work to include approximately 6,000 square feet of interior remodel and a new exterior canopy. The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from Lacy Construction of Grand Island, NE for $1,475,000 to provide the labor and material for the Hamilton building remodel, Hastings Campus.

    Purchases:  Paving Improvement, Hastings Campus.  This project consists of reconstructing a parking lot south of Community Drive and East of Nuckolls building and reconstructing a portion of South Military Drive, landscaped green space area, and construction of a bio-retention cell.  The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from Diamond Engineering of Grand Island, NE for $897,322.14 to provide the labor and materials for the paving improvements on the Hastings Campus.

    Purchases:  Fuel Tank Canopy, Hastings Campus.  This project consists of installing a new freestanding metal canopy and installing a new above ground fuel tank on the Hastings Campus.  The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from GE General Excavating from Lincoln, NE for $111,000 to provide the labor and materials for the Fuel Tank Canopy. Later corrected in addendum to $103,455.

  6. Personnel
    Central Community College recognizes CCCEA as the bargaining unit for Faculty for the upcoming negotiations for the 2015-16 Academic Year.

    The following faculty are being recommended as new hires:
    - Allan Brax – Full-time Precision Agriculture Instructor – Hastings Campus
    - Dr. Leighton Jones – Full-time Biological Science Instructor – Kearney Center
    - Staci Prellwitz – Full-time Psychology Instructor – Columbus Campus

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Accreditation - Much of this info can be received from PowerPoint presentation. Brian McDermott presented.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Sam Cowan requested an executive session to discuss personnel and litigation issues.

MOVED BY KREIGER, SECONDED BY WALLINE that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session.  (Time: 1:29 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY ZIKMUND, SECONDED BY PIRNIE to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting.  (Time: 1:50 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye - arrived at 1:45 p.m.
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye
Zikmund – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

No discussion was needed on consent items.

INFORMATION ITEMS

No items presented.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Brennan presented information on the Survey of Student Engagement 2015 Executive Briefing. 

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. Dr. Susan McDowall, a CCC English faculty professor, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant and will be travelling to Russia for the 2015-2016 school year. The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, and it is the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. There, she will be working with English Language teachers and will be offering seminars on TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) pedagogy, technology integration into classroom learning,  and Open Educational Resource integration into classroom learning. Her Russian university affiliation has not yet been determined.
  2. A second CCC employee, Marni Danhauer is also a finalist for a Fulbright in Germany.
  3. From April 15th -17th the Hastings High School SkillsUSA chapter traveled to Omaha to compete in the State Leadership and Skills Conference. The 31 students who attended represented the school very well and were very successful within their competitions. Congratulations to all of the students on a job well done!
  4. Seven students were State Champions including Alex Kemnitz in Technical Drafting. Two students received 2nd Place awards and five students received 3rd Place awards. Also congratulations to Alex Kemnitz, Marcie’s son, for being elected as a state officer for the upcoming year.
  5. CCC FTE enrollment this down 2.5% YTD as of 2/1/15. The comparable 2/1/14 YTD figure was 6.7% YTD. While enrollment declines have slowed, we continue to seek ways to reverse the recent trend by both recruiting more students and retaining current students to completion of their educational goals. CCC enrollment patterns are tracking national trends. Two reasons cited for the decline are our healthy economy (lowest unemployment rates in the nation) and smaller high school graduating classes.
  6. I am delighted to share some good news from the TRiO office.  It was announced in early April at the TRiO state and regional meeting in Kansas City that Grand Island campus student, Diane Papazian, was chosen to receive the TRiO Works Scholarship for a Nebraska student. This $500 award is open to high school seniors and college students who participate in TRiO and are committed to the completion of postsecondary education. One student was chosen to represent each state in our region—Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri.  This is the first year this particular scholarship was awarded and we are proud that CCC staff had a part in that. Congratulations to Sonya Keopanya, TRiO staff nominator, and Diane for receiving this prestigious award for the 2015-16 academic year.
  7. We continue to fund raise in Kearney. Dean Moors visited a number of CCC supporters yesterday and one pledged $250,000 toward the new CCC Kearney Learning Center.
  8. On April 13 I attended a breakfast at the State Fair Grounds to meet Dr. Hank M Bounds, the new University of Nebraska President. Hank started his college education at a community college and I am optimistic that we can cooperate on many issues related to student success.
  9. The 2015 Nebraska Legislative session continues. The Appropriations Committee seems inclined to accept the Governor’s recommendation of a 3% annual increase in community college state aid over the next two years.
  10. CCC’s 25-county service area estimated assessed valuation for 2016 has increased by 15.48% from $46.29 to 53.46 billion. We have been building our 2015-16 based on a 3% increase assumption so we are in great shape. Across the 25 counties the changes in assessed valuation ranged from a low of 9.27% in Platte and 9.28% in Hall to a high of 31.26% in Webster and 28.23 in Kearney.
  11. CCC spring graduations will be held Friday May 8 in Columbus and Saturday May 9 in Grand Island and Hastings with lunch at Lochland Country Club between ceremonies. As in years past, a large number of CCC board members are able to attend these uplifting celebrations. The Hastings campus reports that close to 200 graduates will be participating in the ceremony – a new record!
  12. The CCC annual house auction will be held on the Hastings campus on May 6, 2015 at 6 p.m. It will be conducted by Ruhter Auction and Realty Inc. An open house is scheduled on April 12th and 26th from 2 – 4 p.m.
  13. Start planning early! The ACCT Leadership Congress ’15 is scheduled for October 14-17, 2015 in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Early registration has begun. We hope to send a team of board members to this event so please clear your calendars if you wish to attend.
  14. Reminder – the annual NCCA conference will be held in Scottsbluff. This year the dates are October 5-6. Please clear your calendars.
  15. Attended the AACC Annual Conference in San Antonio from April 17-21. Among my scheduled activities are: (1) A presentation entitled “Change Leadership Strategies to Support Student Success”; (2) the AACC Commission on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; (3) the SEED (Sustainability Education for Economic Development) task force; (4) a meeting with representatives of CCID (Community Colleges for Economic Development) to explore a partnership with PIN (Postsecondary International Network); a meeting with the head of American Honors to explore the feasibility of an honors program at CCC; and attendance at a PTK (Phi Theta Kappa) events recognizing Matt Gotschall (Shirley B. Gordon) and our students (i.e., an invitation only breakfast event). Matt Gotschall, Thomas Walker, and Gerry Racioppi also attended the conference. Thomas was recognized in a welcoming ceremony for new presidents.
  16. From the State Chamber: 'Nebraska Leads Nation in State & Local Gov’t Spending for Education'  According to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, Nebraska led the nation when comparing percentages of state and local government general spending for all education.  According to the Census data, 40.0% of all Nebraska's state and local government direct general expenditures went to some form of education -- primarily K-12 and higher education.  Nebraska's percentage of total education spending was 6.1% more than the U.S. median figure.  The figures are from school year 2011-12, the latest year available.  When analyzing the same data from neighboring states, Kansas was No. 14 nationally, as its state and local governments dedicated 36.7% of general expenditures to all education, while No. 33 Wyoming dedicated 32.6%.  Other neighboring states fell somewhere in-between those figures.  When considering per capita expenditures of state and local governments for all education, Nebraska is ranked No. 10 highest, according to the Census Bureau
  17. Dean Moors reported a $3.6M range of pending proposals to foundations with $1.2M received in donations and pledges to date.  The fundraising effort is going well. 
  18. One company has indicated it will commit $250,000 for heavy equipment programs. 
  19. Dr. Smith reported Dr. Zikmund has handed in his resignation to the board and Dr. Smith complemented him on his years of service. 

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION BY SKILES and SECONDED BY BURNS to adjourn the meeting.

All approved. Chair Cowan declared the meeting adjourned at 2:37 p.m.

May 21, 2015

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
May 21, 2015

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting.  The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held at the Ord Center, 1514 K. Street, Suite 1; Ord, Ne 68862.

A work session was held prior to the meeting on May 21, 2015. Agenda items included information on hail damage on October 1, 2015 at the Hastings Campus.

Sam Cowan called the May 21, 2015, meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with seven board members present.  Mr. Cowan asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – absent
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – present
Keller – present
Krieger – absent
Miller – present
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – present
Walline – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Cowan asked for introduction of guests. College representatives introduced guests and staff members. 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Chair Cowan requested that members of the audience register with Dr. Chris Waddle, College Human Resource Director, if they wanted to address the board during the Public Participation segment. 

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Austin Miller volunteered to review the claims prior to the June 18, 2015 board meeting in Grand Island.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Cowan asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items. No items were mentioned.

CONSENT ITEMS

Cory Burns reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY BURNS, SECONDED BY BORDEN to approve the following consent items as presented. 

  1. Agenda for May 21, 2015
  2. Minutes of the April 21, 2015, Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for the period of April 1, 2015, through April 30, 2015, totaling $4,005,396.56
  4. Financial report as of April 30, 2015
  5. Purchases: Concrete Replacement, Columbus Campus:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from B-D Construction, Inc. of Columbus, Nebraska, for $39,295.00 to provide the labor and materials to replace concrete on the Columbus Campus.

    Purchases:  Concrete Replacement, Grand Island Campus:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from New Wave Concrete LLC of Grand Island, Nebraska, for $56,300.00 to provide the labor and materials to replace concrete on the Grand Island Campus.

    Purchases: Concrete Replacement, Hastings Campus:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from New Wave Concrete LLC of Grand Island, Nebraska, for $72,760.00 to provide the labor and materials to replace concrete on the Hastings Campus.

    Purchases:  Furniture, Hastings Campus:  The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Eakes Office Plus, Hastings, Nebraska, for $149,753.47 to provide the chairs, stools, and tables for the Hall Student Center on the Hastings Campus.

  6. Personnel:

    The College President recommends that Joe (Britt) Blackwell be offered a 175 day contract as Full-time Accounting/Business Administration Instructor in Columbus, Nebraska effective August 1, 2015.

    The College President recommends that Patricia Evans be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Agriculture/Landscaping Instructor in Hastings, Nebraska effective August 1, 2015.

    The College President recommends that Libby Paro be offered a 175 day contract as the Full-time Occupational Therapy Assistant Instructor in Grand Island, Nebraska effective August 1, 2015.

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

  • Mark Hagge- Ord Jr./Sr. High School Principal
  • Jodi Sell- Dynamic Leadership Coach & Owner of Glow Leadership; Library Media Specialist, LAN manager & Computers at Arcadia Public Schools
  • Mindy Conner- Guidance Counselor, Arcadia Public Schools
  • Barbara Reineke- CCC Ord Learning Center Student- Pursuing an AAS degree in  Business Administration- Accounting 

ExtraORDinary Opportunities   

  • Location, Location, Location!  The Ord Learning Center is located one block from the town square, two blocks from Ord High School, next door to the Senior Center and near a high traffic grocery store location.  In addition, the building houses CCC, the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley County Economic Development, and Valley County Community Foundation Fund.
  • The new IP video system upgrade project was completed by the CCC’s Learning Support Services staff this Fall at the Ord Learning Center.  In addition the CCC’s Information Technology Department recently completed an upgrade on the fiber optics internet connection at the Ord Learning Center to improve connection speed for students and staff.  The Ord Learning Center was given a face lift with the installation of new carpet and painting of the facilities including a new color scheme.

ExtraORDinary Educational Offerings

  • The Ord Learning Center provides Nursing Assistant and Medication Aide Training for the Ord Area.  The Nursing Assistant course requires 76 hours of classroom instruction and prepares students to take the Nursing Assistant State Written and Skills Exam. The Medication Aide class is 40-Hours of instruction providing students with the basic knowledge and skills to safely administer medications.
  • Doug Pauley, Director of Training and Development, sponsored an Apprenticeship Lunch and Learn at the Ord Learning Center on March 3 to inform local businesses of the CCC Apprenticeship Program addressing the skilled labor shortage in Valley County. 
  • A large number of CPR/AED Training opportunities have been offered at the Ord Learning Center for Health Care Professionals and the General Public.  Additional CPR manikins and AEDs were purchased to accommodate the demand for training. 
  • In June, a Certification for Review for LPN-Cs and Supervising RNs for the area will be offered.  This training was offered two years ago and we had participants come from as far as Alliance, NE.  We, again, anticipate a number of nurses will attend from the western part of the state.
  • The Valley County Big Give was held on March 17 and the CCC Foundation was one of the recipients of funds. All donations will be directed to an Ord Learning Center Scholarship awarded to a Valley County student furthering their education at CCC.
  • A new event, Career Discovery Day, was established to assist high school juniors in making academic and career decisions to meet their career goals as they explore their interests, abilities, and values with a career counselor and/or mentor.  A number of CCC Student Service personnel, faculty and administrators participated in the event.
  • A number of customized Excel computer classes and QuickBooks training was offered to local business and to the general public and additional classes will be offered this Fall at the Ord Learning Center. 
  • Early College programming is strong in the area with a number of students from area high schools in Valley County and the surrounding counties enrolling in various delivery modes. 

ExtraORDinary Services

  • Dr. Crystal Ramm serves as the Ord Regional Coordinator at the Ord Learning Center.  She assists students in course selection, registering, proctoring exams and serves as a liaison between the student and the campus instructors.  In addition she coordinates a variety of training programs for the region. Crystal was nominated the past two years for the Dynamic Young Community Leader Award at the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley County Economic Development and Valley County Community Foundation Fund Annual Celebration in April.   
  • The Ord Learning Center facility contains two classrooms, a computer lab, a multi-purpose area and a conference room which houses the distance learning equipment, Nursing Assistant/Medication Aide Lab, GED preparation and testing. 
  • The COMPASS Assessment test is installed in the Computer Lab at the Ord Learning Center and is available to area prospective students.  Over 100 students test annually at the Ord Learning Center.
  • Ord Learning Center offers Adult Education and tutoring to help prepare for the G.E.D.  Dr. Ramm serves as the facilitator for G.E.D. study & practice testing in preparation for taking the G.E.D. exam at one of the CCC campuses. 

ExtraORDinary Community Partnerships

  • The Ord Learning Center facility is used by various non-profit community groups: Teammates Mentoring Program-mentor training; Economic Development Board planning sessions and retreats; Chamber of Commerce planning sessions and retreats; Open Houses for new businesses without a storefront.
  • Central Community College, in cooperation with the Nebraska Community Foundation, Heartland Center for Leadership Development and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship successfully completed the grant project entitled, “Regional Strategies for Growing Sustainable Communities.”  October 2014.  The emphasis of the project focused on building community and economic capacity in the grant region of Valley, Sherman and Greeley Counties in Nebraska.  Over 600 people with representation from all three counties registered for one or more trainings/workshops offered through the RCDI Project.
  • The RCDI project has expanded CCC’s offerings and created new opportunities for career and technical training, academic and career planning services, professional and continuing education classes, entrepreneur and business succession planning, youth programming and has provided easier access to higher education in the three-county region.

ExtraORDinary Future Plans

  • Provide additional Training and Development activities for the businesses in the region.  Enhance our partnerships with area businesses and provide entrepreneurial training opportunities.
  • Additional marketing to promote the activities at the Ord Learning Center.  A brochure describing the services offered at the Ord Learning Center is being developed.
  • Offer summer academic camps for the youth of the area.
  • Continue to enhance our community partnerships with the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley County Economic Development, Valley County Community Foundation Fund, Valley County Health System and area High Schools.

For More Information:  Dr. Crystal Ramm, Regional Coordinator, Central Community College—Ord Learning Center, 1514 K St., Suite 1, Ord, NE 68862, crystalramm@cccneb.edu

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Sam Cowan requested an executive session to discuss personnel and litigation issues.

MOVED BY BORDEN, SECONDED BY KELLER that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session.  (Time: 1:34 p.m.)

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY KELLER to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting.  (Time: 2:22 p.m.)

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Dr. Smith presented the 2016 Board of Governors dates.

TENATIVE

 

 

 

Month

Board of Governors

 

 

JANUARY

 

 

 

CC Futures Assembly

 

January 21, 2016

Grand Island

Lunch

Work Session 12:00 p.m.

CCC Board meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership: ELS

FEBRUARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NLS February

February  18, 2016

Hastings

Foundation Board 9:00 am

Lunch

CCC Board meeting 1:00 p.m. *

Partnership/Ownership:

     Hastings Annual Report

     Foundation Report

MARCH

March 17, 2016

Grand Island

Work Session 9:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership Training/Health

APRIL

 

 

 

 

 

AACC

April 21, 2016 

Grand Island

Work Session 12 p.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership Accreditation

 

MAY

 

 

 

 

 

Graduations

May 19, 2016

Location -  Holdrege or GI

Lunch

Work Session 12:00 p.m.

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership

 

 

JUNE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOUNDATION -June  , 2016 Monday, Grand Island , 9:00 a.m.

CCC BOARD - June 16, 2016

Grand Island or Holdrege

Work Session 10:00 am

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

 

Partnership/Ownership Academic/Student  Services

 

MONTH

 

BOARD

JULY

No meeting

 

 

AUGUST

August 18, 2016

Grand Island

Work Session 11:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership

LSS/Enrollment/IT

SEPTEMBER

September 15, 2016

Grand Island

Work Session, 10:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting, 1:00 p.m.

Budget Hearing

OCTOBER

 

 

 

Foundation Appreciation             Luncheon,

ACCT -

College In Service,

PIN  

October 20, 2016

Columbus *

Foundation Board 9:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board Meeting 1:00 p.m.

Public Participation

Partnership/Ownership Columbus Annual Report

Foundation Report

NOVEMBER

November 17, 2016

Grand Island

Work Session, 10:00 a.m.

Lunch

CCC Board meeting 1:00 p.m.

Partnership/Ownership

Grand Island Annual Report

Report

IT

DECEMBER

 

No meeting

*      Public Participation                                                                                
**    Student or Community Presentations
Presentation Suggestions in Bold

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY BURNS to approve the 2016 Board of Governors dates.

Aerni – absent
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

Sandra Borden reported the NCCA meeting will be October 5th & 6th in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. It is open to the public and the Scottsbluff Bank is helping with funding expenses for this meeting.

REPORTS

Student Success Report

Dr. Kemnitz presented information on Exam Pass Rates for Health Sciences.

Required Certification Exams:

Specific to three program areas:

  • Nursing – both practical nursing and associate degree nursing (NCLEX)
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

Other health programs have optional certification exam

ADN First Attempt Pass Rates:

All calendar years are from January 1st to the last day of the calendar year. Reported from NE State Board of Nursing on NCLEX results. Students taking/retaking the test may not have completed their academic award in the indicated year.

ADN Second Attempt Pass Rates

ADN Cumulative (total) Pass Rates

PN First Attempt Pass Rates

PN Second Attempt Pass Rates

PN Cumulative Pass Rates

Dental Hygiene Pass Rates

Occupational Therapy Assistant Pass Rates

Occupational Therapy Assistant graduates have only been produced at CCC since 2011.  Students taking/retaking the test may not have completed their academic award in the indicated year and may not represent all students within a specific cohort.

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. CCC spring graduations were held Friday May 8 in Columbus and Saturday May 9 in Grand Island and Hastings with lunch at Lochland Country Club between ceremonies. As in years past, a large number of CCC board members attended these uplifting celebrations where record numbers of graduates chose to participate. Thank you for sharing in these celebrations.
  2. We honored Dr. Dale Zikmund’s service to the CCC Board at a function at the Kearney Learning Center on Tuesday May 5. We presented a service plaque at that time. We had a nice crowd including Board members Cowan and Skiles.
  3. The Obituary of Lois Behlen, who passed away on April 24, 2015, is at your places. Lois was instrumental leader in our origination as a College in Platte County.  She was a CCC Foundation Hall of Fame inductee and CCC Honorary Associate Degree awardee.  Lois may be remembered with a donation in her honor to the CCC Foundation - Columbus Campus (her designated memorial).  She lived a long and generous life, 94 years, and will continue that helping legacy through her gifts for years to come. (SEE HANDOUT)
  4. The CCC annual house auction was held on the Hastings campus on May 6, 2015 at 6 p.m. It was conducted by Ruhter Auction and Realty Inc. A Mr. Yeager submitted the winning bid of $126,000. While the selling price was lower than in the past few years, it is the 5th highest selling price in our 19-year house auction history. Congratulations to the CCC construction students and faculty for building a quality home that the owners will enjoy for many years to come!
  5. The NAACLS Board of Directors’ official accreditation award for CCC’s Medical Laboratory Technician program's accreditation was decided at its April 9, 2015 meeting. The Board of Directors’ award is based on the continuing accreditation review process that included a site visit of our program in fall 2014. Accreditation for CCC’s program will continue until April 30, 2022. (SEE HANDOUT)
  6. On Monday and Tuesday (5/18-19/15) a routine Civil Rights Review was conducted on the CCC Hastings Campus. While a number of minor deficiencies were cited (e.g., some mirrors mounted too high), the reviewers were very impressed with CCC’s preparations and with the effort CCC has put into improving grounds and facilities. We are extremely pleased with the findings and will remediate noted deficiencies in the near term at modest cost. Congratulations and thanks to all who helped prepare for this Review!
  7. Grand Island English faculty member, Terry Schifferns, was selected for the 2015 Distinguished Artist in Literature by the Nebraska Arts Council.  She was also selected to attend the National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar Early American Women’s History: Teaching from within the Archives” in Providence, Rhode Island.  And Terry was also selected to attend the Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Workshop in Middlebury, Vermont.  The workshop was the brainchild of Robert Frost and has had heralded writers such as Willa Cather and Toni Morrison to name just a few.  Terry has an exciting summer ahead of her! Congratulations Terry! 
  8. We continue to fund raise in Kearney. We are experiencing significant success with both foundations and individual donors. We have a number of large asks pending. We meet with the campaign executive team once a month to provide updates and seek advice.  We have three fund raising dinners scheduled for June 25, July 9, and September 17 all hosted by CCC alum Dawn Chavanu. As a result of the Kearney campaign we are actively exploring the development of some new academic programs with assurance of significant backing from the Kearney business community.
  9. The 2015 Nebraska Legislative session continues. The Appropriations Committee has accepted the Governor’s recommendation of a 3% annual increase in community college state aid over the next two years. LB519 which includes lottery funds for Nebraska Opportunity Grants was signed by the Governor on May 14 authorizing funding for the next five years.  And, LR293 directs community colleges to conduct examination of funding formula and report to the Education Committee by December 1, 2015. Specifically, “The purpose of this resolution is to thoroughly examine the funding distribution for the community college areas. The current funding distribution has been considered a short-term solution. The presidents of the six community college areas have agreed that the funding distribution needs to be analyzed and have pledged their time and effort to recommend changes in the funding distribution to ensure a viable statewide community college education is available to all Nebraskans.”
  10. CCC FTE enrollment this down 2.5% YTD as of 4/1/15. The comparable 4/1/14 YTD figure was 6.7% YTD. While enrollment declines have slowed, we continue to seek ways to reverse the recent trend by both recruiting more students and retaining current students to completion of their educational goals. CCC enrollment patterns are tracking national trends. Two reasons cited for the decline are our healthy economy (lowest unemployment rates in the nation) and smaller high school graduating classes. At CCC the unduplicated headcount declines for both part-time (23.9%) and full-time (5.5%) students support both of these assertions.
  11. An analysis of CCC fall 2014 courses (N = 1,980) shows that full-time faculty taught 72.6% of courses and produced 75.7% of fall FTE. However, there are two groups of part-timers who are not true part-timers: (a) full-time faculty teaching overload and (b) dual credit instructors who are full-time employees at their high schools. When these factors are considered only 19.1% courses and 17.5% FTE was produced by true part-timers. According to an April 2014 report from the Community College Center for Student Engagement part-time faculty teach approximately 58% of U.S. community college classes and thus manage learning experiences for more than half (53%) of students enrolled in community colleges (JBL Associates, 2008).
  12. Start planning early! The ACCT Leadership Congress ’15 is scheduled for October 14-17, 2015 in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Early registration has begun. We hope to send a team of board members to this event so please clear your calendars if you wish to attend. So, far Austin Miller and I have committed to attend. Flights from Grand Island are relatively inexpensive right now and likely to increase.
  13. Reminder – the annual NCCA conference will be held in Scottsbluff. This year the dates are October 5-6. Please clear your calendars.

Enrollment Report, Grants Report, and Purchasing Monthly Report

These reports are standard reports available at Novus Agenda

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION BY BORDEN and SECONDED BY MILLER to adjourn the meeting.  All approved. 

Chair Cowan declared the meeting adjourned at 3:08 p.m.

June 18, 2015

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
June 18, 2015

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting.  The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held in Grand Island, Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 West Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

A work session was held prior to the meeting on June 18, 2015.  Agenda items included: Tentative Budget Review, Strategic Plan, Pacesetter Campaign, and Weatherization Grant.

Sam Cowan called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with six board members present.  Mr. Cowan asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – absent
Walline – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Cowan asked for introduction of guests.  College representatives introduced guests and staff members. 

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Linda Walline volunteered to review the claims prior to the August 20,  2015, board meeting in Grand Island.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Cowan asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items. No items were mentioned.

CONSENT ITEMS

Austin Miller reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY MILLER, SECONDED BY XXXXXX  to approve the following consent items as presented. 

  1. Agenda for June 18, 2015
  2. Minutes of the May 21, 2015, Board of Governors’ meeting
  3. Claims for the period of May 1, 2015, through May 31, 2015, totaling $3,987,242.53
  4. Financial report as of May 31, 2015.
  5. Purchases: Fascia and Windows Renovation, Columbus Campus: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from B-D Construction, Inc. of Columbus, Nebraska, for $415,345.00 to renovate the East and West Ed fascia and windows on the Columbus Campus.

    Ellucian Recruiter Software Maintenance Agreement:The College President recommends acceptance of the quote from Ellucian, Inc., from Fairfax, Virginia for $72,800 for the Ellucian Recruiter software as a service to be used college-wide.

    Dental Hygiene Kits: The College President recommends acceptance of the quote from HuFriedy Manufacturing Co. Chicago, IL, for $48,488.40 for the dental hygiene kits at the Hastings Campus.

    Furniture: The College President recommends acceptance of the best and lowest bid from OfficeNet, In., Columbus, Nebraska, for $29,866.50 to provide the dining booths for the Hall Student Center on the Hastings Campus.

    SimJunior Simulator Mankin:The College President recommends acceptance of the quote from Laerdal Medical Corporation of Wappingers Falls, NY for $37,543.02 for the SimJunior simulator mankin at the Grand Island Campus.

    Simview Software and Equipment:  The College President recommends acceptance of the quote from Laerdal Medical Corporation of Wappingers Falls, NY for $130,482.80 for the SimView software and equipment for the Grand Island Campus.

    Ellucian Student Planning and Self-Service Financial Aid Software Solutions:The College President recommends acceptance of the quote from Ellucian, Inc., from Fairfax, Virginia for $65,665. For the Ellucian Student Planning and Self-Service Financial Aid software solutions, maintenance and professional services to be used college-wide.

  6. Personnel:

    The College President recommends that David Hassett be offered a 175 day contract as Full-time Welding Instructor in Hastings, Nebraska effective August 1, 2015.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – absent
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Dr. Caroline Kemp, Rachel Brown, and Dr. Kathy Fuscher discussed the academic education division.

Academic Transfer

  • AA and AS courses and degrees
  • Transfer courses

General Education Requirements

  • Career and Technical, Business and Health Programs

Early Childhood Education and Visual Communications

  • AAS, Diploma, and Certificate

Foundations Education courses

  • reading/writing and math
  • Goal:  Supporting underprepared students for success in college-level courses
  • Mandatory Assessment Placement identifies skill level.
  • Support Services include Adult Education, Academic Success Center tutoring and Skill Builder Workshops.
  • Foundations Education courses
    • Reading/Writing Essentials I - ENGL 0960
    • Reading/Writing Essentials II - ENGL 0970
    • Math Essentials - MATH 0980

In Fall 2014, 379 students tested into Math Essentials

  • 236 subsequently enrolled
  • 115 didn’t enroll within two semesters

In Fall 2014, 430 students tested into Reading & Writing Essentials

  • 241 subsequently enrolled
  • 165 didn’t enroll within two semesters

COMPASS/ACT scores in 2016 will increase the number of students who need foundations education.

Rachel Brown discussed Math Essentials Emporium features:

  • Students progress at their own pace with interactive software with required lab attendance.
  • Instructor/tutor to student ratio is 1:10.
  • Individual assistance, active learning, and prompt feedback are prioritized.
  • Piloted in Spring 2015 in Grand Island

CCC students with 30 credits or more transfer to:

  • University of Nebraska: Lincoln, Omaha, Kearney and UNMC
  • Nebraska Community Colleges: SECC, NECC, Metro, MPCC and WNCC,
  • Nebraska State Colleges: Peru and Wayne
  • Bellevue University
  • Clarkson College
  • College of St. Mary
  • Creighton University
  • Doane College
  • Hastings College
  • Midland University
  • Other Colleges in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah

UNL Transfer Student Scholarships Awarded for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015:

  • Benjamin Loseke, Regents  - College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Shayla Trotter, Regents - College of Business Administration
  • Chance Vorderstrasse, Regents - College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources  
  • Molly Gotschall, Regents – College of Education and Human Sciences
  • Maeghan Jenkinson, $1,000 – Explore Center

Academic Transfer specialist:

  • Advise students for academic transfer, Smooth pathways for academic transfer.
  • Review and update existing transfer agreements.
  • Collaborate with faculty to investigate new opportunities.

Articulation Agreement Dialogue:

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha - Bachelor of General Studies, social work, Early Childhood Education initiatives
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln – Ag initiatives and Teacher Education for Industrial Technology
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney – Early Childhood Ed initiatives
  • Midland University – Arts Management and Music Education
  • Peru State College – Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Hastings College – Bachelor Bound Elementary Education
  • Kansas Wesleyan
  • Concordia

Transfer Priorities for 2015-2016:

  • Update agreements in a consistent CCC format.
  • Revise the CCC transfer web page to search by institution and program of interest.
  • Communicate updates in transfer opportunities to advisors and students.

Student Services – Dr. Thomas Walker discussed recruitment initiatives:

  • Recruiter software implementation; led jointly by Sherry Desel and Michelle Lubken.
  • Strategic use of Enrollment Specialists; thousands of phone calls to potential and current students.
  • High School counselors training u High School Visitations
  • Input into the design of the College website and incorporation of “Career Coach” into program pages.

Retention: Implementation of Academic Success Centers - Area Wide

  • Full Service Academic Success Centers established on all campuses
  • Implemented TutorTrac software Fall 2014 – made tracking possible.
  • Fall 2014 together there were 3,771 visits to campus Academic Success Centers
  • Percentage of Grades of “C” or better earned in reading/writing essentials:
    • Students who were tutored: 79%
    • No Tutoring: 58%

Retention: Veterans and Military Resource Center (VMRC)

  • VITAL Counselors began working with veterans on all campuses this year
  • Program Ranked #1 in the Nation (2 year colleges) “Best for Vets” two years in a row 2014,2015 – Military Times
  • Added Purple Heart Parking
  • VITAL counselors

Pre/Post Program

  • Fall to Fall Retention
    • Increased from 47% to 77%
  • Veterans Graduation Rate
    • Increased from 21% to 60%

TRIO

  • Persistence - % that will persist from Fall 13 to Fall 14 or graduate and/or transfer to a four-year school; Goal – 65%, achieved 81%
  • Good Academic Standing - % that has GPA 2.0 or higher, Goal 75%, Achieved 85%
  • Graduation – Rate of completing with a 4 yr. cohort, Goal 28%, Achieved 52%
  • Graduation and Transfer to 4 yr. school – of those graduating, how many transferred to a 4 yr. school by the fall of next year; Goal 15%, Achieved 48%

The National Society of Leadership and Success

  • Began Student Leadership Training Organization: Implementation of National Society of Leadership and Success
    • Over 600 members area wide – largest student organization at CCC – led by student services staff
      • Students will be invited based on being at least part time status, 2.5 GPA Students must attend Orientation, Leadership Training Day, at least three National Speaker Broadcasts and at least three Small Networking Team meetings to become an inducted member.

Student Completion

  • Reverse Transfer – Grant funded
  • Kim Ottman leading the state – 101 processed
  • Marketing approach using data from Colleague and Clearinghouse
  • Transfer Advising u Establishment/Training of Transfer Advisors on all campuses
  • Creation of PASS program

Student Support

  • Instituted Student Success Workshops on all campuses
  • Financial Aid Revised SAP process, including student success plans and a probation semester
  • Enhancement of SAP counseling support for students – Family Resource Center Counselors on campus 1 day per week began in the late spring.
  • Successfully migrated all student services documents/processes to new imaging system (Image Now) – much simpler interface – greater security – industry standard vendor u Implementation of electronic Transcript process – for request and deliver within 24 hours through Parchment – available for Fall 2015

Planned for Next year

  • Orientation Re-design/Enhancement – based on CAS guidance and our own needs assessment
    • Face to face orientation to focus on students establishing relationships with one another, faculty and staff
    • Online NSO to be created to help students with understanding how to navigate degree plans, registration and financial aid.
    • Enhanced orientation programs for Athletics and Resident Students
  • Redesign of front door experience
    • Student Planning Implementation
    • Making Online Registration easier u Recruiter enhancements to facilitate smooth transition from prospect to enrolled student
    • First Year Experience (FYE) professional development with John Gardner will have a great impact on student services programs and services
  • Implementation of CARE Teams
  • Procedural review of DSS – new procedures expected that will enhance/document activity of the office
  • HACU Associate member: Begin work on developing recruitment and retention efforts for diverse populations 
    • Hired an additional bilingual (Spanish) Enrollment Specialist to support this goal recently
  • Piloting providing college planning and visioning services with juvenile services at the Court of Lexington
  • At faculty request adjusting early alert system (SPNS) to earlier reporting timeframes
  • Moving to a developmental code of conduct (NCHERM model)
  • Assess and plan for co-curricular needs at the Learning Centers.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Sam Cowan requested an executive session to discuss personnel and litigation issues.

MOVED BY WALLINE,  SECONDED BY KRIEGER that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session.  (Time: 2:14 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – absent
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY KELLER to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors Meeting.  (Time: 2:47 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – absent
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

General Operational Budget Tentative Approval

Joel King presented the operational budget for fiscal year 2015-16. The resolution for the following budget of expenditures: Operational $56,556,391.88. Final approval for this budget will be acted on September 17, 2015, following a public hearing.

MOVED BY AERNI , SECONDED BY WALLINE to give tentative approval of the operational budget resolution of $56,556,391.88.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – absent
Walline – aye

Motion to authorize actions by the College President in July 2015

Joel King presented the following motion:

As the Board of Governors of Central Community College will not have a meeting in July 2015, the Board hereby authorizes Dr. Greg P. Smith to approve any needed action items from June 19, 2015, thru August 19, 2015.  The following known items may need to be approved:

  • Award RFB and approve repair of hail damage – Hastings
  • Truck to replace the Ford F250 Super Duty Truck – Columbus

Dr. Smith will provide to the Board a summary of all actions taken under this authority at the August 20, 2015, meeting.

MOVED BY WALLINE SECONDED BY MILLER to authorize actions by the College President for purchases and personnel during June 18, thru August 19, 2015

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – absent
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Approval of College President's Contract

John Higgins, College Attorney, asked for approval for the College President's 2015-2018 Contract.

MOVED BY WALLINE, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to approve the College President's Contract.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – absent
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Program Reviews

Dr. Brennan presented program reviews for Advanced Manufacturing and Design, Auto Body Technology, Automotive Technology, Human Services, and Welding. All programs meet the Coordinating Commission guidelines.

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY MILLER to approve program reviews for Advanced Manufacturing and Design, Auto Body Technology, Automotive Technology, Human Services, and Welding be submitted to the Coordinating Commission.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – absent
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Kearney Naming Rights

Resolution to authorize naming rights of the new Kearney Center Building.

Whereas the Robert W. Plaster Foundation may make a substantial contribution to Central Community College for the purpose of partially funding the new Kearney Center, and;

Whereas, a condition of the donation would be that the Foundation be allowed naming rights with respect to the capital project,

Nor therefore be it resolved that the College shall name the new Kearney Center Building the “Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center,” provided that the Foundation approves the proposed contribution to the College.

MOVED BY KRIEGER SECONDED BY AERNI to name the new Kearney Center Building the “Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center,” provided that the Foundation approves the proposed contribution to the College.

Aerni – aye
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – absent
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

REPORTS

Dr. Smith’s Report

  1. We continue to fund raise in Kearney. We are experiencing significant success with both foundations and individual donors. We have a number of large asks pending. We meet with the campaign executive team once a month to provide updates and seek advice. We have three fund raising dinners scheduled for June 25, July 9, and September 17 all hosted by CCC alum Dawn Chavanu. As a result of the Kearney campaign we are actively exploring the development of some new academic programs with assurance of significant backing from the Kearney business community.
  2. The 2015 Nebraska Legislative session has concluded. Community college state aid will increase 3% annually over the next two years. LB519 which includes lottery funds for Nebraska Opportunity Grants was signed by the Governor on May 14 authorizing funding for the next five years. And, LR293 directs community colleges to conduct examination of funding formula and report to the Education Committee by December 1, 2015. Specifically, “The purpose of this resolution is to thoroughly examine the funding distribution for the community college areas. The current funding distribution has been considered a short-term solution. The presidents of the six community college areas have agreed that the funding distribution needs to be analyzed and have pledged their time and effort to recommend changes in the funding distribution to ensure a viable statewide community college education is available to all Nebraskans.”
  3. CCC FTE enrollment is down 3% YTD as of 6/1/15. The comparable 6/1/14 YTD figure was - 5.6%. CCC enrollment patterns are tracking national trends. Two reasons cited for the decline are our healthy economy (lowest unemployment rates in the nation) and smaller high school graduating classes. At CCC the unduplicated headcount declines for both part-time (23.9%) and full-time (5.5%) students support both of these assertions. On the bright side, as of June 1, summer FTE is up 5% over last year (versus -10.1% last year) and fall FTE registration is up 5.5% over the same point in time last summer.
  4. So far we have one applicant for the vacant board position. The last day for submission is July 22.
  5. On June 4 we received a brief note from ACOTE (American Council for Occupational Therapy Education) informing us that CCC’s 2015 Annual Report had been reviewed and accepted.
  6. On Monday June 15 Hasting High School learned that it had been recognized as having the best Career Pathways programs in the state. In an email to Bill Hitesman, Superintendent Craig Kautz said “You do know this would not be possible without CCC.”
  7. In July Spectrum will travel to Syros, Greece to be part of the Festival of the Aegean. They will sing three concerts during their two weeks there. We will keep the college community informed of their adventures.
  8. True Potential Scholarship, founded by CCC grad Ross Pesek, has awarded seven scholarship for 2015-16. Three went to students attending CCC. These scholarships target young immigrants.
  9. AACC has notified me of my appointment to the Commission on Global Education with term dates from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018. AACC six commissions make policy recommendations to the AACC Board of Directors.
  10. The 18th Annual Kool-Aid Days festival is moving to the CCC Hastings campus this year. The event is August 7 – 9 with this year’s theme, “keep Calm and Kool-Aid On.” This event will bring thousands to the CCC Hastings campus, many for the first time.
  11. Start planning early! The ACCT Leadership Congress ’15 is scheduled for October 14-17, 2015 in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Early registration has begun. We hope to send a team of board members to this event so please clear your calendars if you wish to attend. So, far Austin Miller, Sandra Borden and I have committed to attend. Flights from Grand Island are relatively inexpensive right now and likely to increase.
  12. Reminder – the annual NCCA conference will be held in Scottsbluff. This year the dates are October 5-6. Please clear your calendars.

Enrollment Report, Grants Report, and Purchasing Monthly Report

These reports are standard reports available at Novus Agenda

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION BY MILLER and SECONDED BY WALLINE to adjourn the meeting.  All approved. 

Chair Cowan declared the meeting adjourned at 3:03 p.m.

August 20, 2015

CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Board of Governors’ Meeting Minutes
August 20, 2015

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting. The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held in Grand Island, Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

A work session was held at 11 a.m. Topics discussed included: Kearney Learning Center.

Sam Cowan called the August 20, 2015, meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with eight board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Mr. Cowan asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Burns – present
Cowan – present
Keller – absent
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Walline - absent

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Cowan asked for introduction of guests. College representatives introduced guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Austin Miller volunteered to review the claims prior to the September 17, 2015, board meeting.

RECOMMENDATION FOR BOARD VACANCY

Rita Skiles, Sandra Borden, Cory Burns, and Austin Miller served on an interview committee for the Board vacancy. Sam Cowan attended the interviews in place of Rita Skiles. The interview committee recommends the acceptance of Roger Davis to fill the vacancy on the CCC Board of Governors, District III, due to the resignation of Dale Zikmund.

OATH OF OFFICE

John Higgins administered the oath of office to newly appointed board member Roger Davis.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Cowan asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items. No items were mentioned.

CONSENT ITEMS

Cory Burns reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY BURNS, SECONDED BY SKILES to approve the following consent items as presented:

  1. Agenda for August 20, 2015.
  2. Minutes of the June 18, 2015, Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for the period of June 1, 2015, through June 30, 2015, totaling $4,545,504.99. Claims for the period of July 1, 2015, through July 31, 2015, totaling $3,993,995.87.
  4. Financial report as of June 30, 2015, and July 31, 2015.
  5. Purchases: The College President recommends acceptance of the bid from Echo Electric Supply of Hastings, NE for $30,800.70 for the LED lighting on the Hastings Campus.

    Purchases: The College President recommends acceptance of the quote from Gene Steffy Ford of Columbus, NE for $41,298.00 for a One-Ton truck on the Columbus Campus.

    Purchases: The College President recommends acceptance of the state contract price from Hewlett Packard for a total of $165,000.00 for the purchase of HP blade services, storage and associated hardware and professional services.

    Purchases: The College President recommends acceptance of the state contract price from Works Computing for $31,162.88 for the purchase of VMware vSphere licensing and graphic offload cards for blade servers, along with associated professional services.

    Purchases: Computer Purchased Report for August 2015, Grand Island and Hastings: Thirty-five Hewlett Packard laptops were purchased direct from Hewlett Packard through Works Computing ISE, LLC of Waverly, NE for a total cost of $30,605.75.

    Purchases: Results of the Pre-Approved Purchases for July 2015: Ordered Comprehensive Assessment test for nursing. The tests were budgeted at $30,000.00 and awarded for $27,498.00 to Assessment Technologies Institute, Chicago, IL.

    Ordered Athletic Insurance for the athletes in the Athletic Department. This was budgeted as $40,000.00 and awarded for $37,852.00 to Specialty Insurance Solutions, Olathe, KS.

    Ordered yearly maintenance agreement for Ellucian Colleague for Information Technology Services. The maintenance agreement was budgeted at $350,000.00 and awarded for $322,153.00 to Ellucian, Fairfax, VA.

    Ordered 18 month maintenance agreement for video system upgrades for Virtual Campus. The maintenance agreement was budgeted at $150,000.00 and awarded for $147,871.56 to Sirius Computer Solutions, Omaha, NE.

    Ordered memberships for air medical evacuation coverage for Human Resources. The membership was budgeted at $22,000.00 and awarded for $21,537.45 to LifeShield Alliance, Fontana, CA.

    Ordered Blackboard maintenance renewal for Information Technology Services. The maintenance renewal was budgeted at $75,000.00 and awarded for $75,000.00 to Blackboard, Washington, DC.

    Ordered Microsoft Enterprise software to be used college-wide for Information Systems Services. The software was budgeted at $45,000.00 and awarded for $40,988.06 to SoftChoice Corporation, Chicago, IL.

    Ordered Ellucian offsite support services for Information Technology Services. The service was budgeted at $35,000.00 and awarded for $32,502.61 to Ellucian, Inc., Chicago, IL.

  6. Personnel: The College President recommends Hussam Alsmadi be offered a 175 day contract as the full-time Economics Instructor in Hastings, Nebraska effective August 1, 2015.

    Personnel: The College President recommends that Jason Galvan be offered a 175 day contract as the full-time Information Technology and Systems Instructor in Hastings, Nebraska effective August 1, 2015.

    Personnel: The College President approved the following new hires on behalf of the Board of Governors in July:

    Drake, Robert – Psychology Instructor, Kearney
    Harms, Chadric – Arts Instructor, Columbus
    Hoffman, Timothy – Mathematics Instructor, Hastings
    Holt, Douglas – Quality/Environmental Safety Instructor, Columbus
    Janssen, Chase – Precision Agriculture Instructor, Columbus
    Patrick, Teresa – Nursing Instructor, Columbus
    VanWinkle, Paige- Nursing Instructor, Grand Island
    Versaw, Benjamin – Information Technology and Systems Instructor, Columbus

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis - aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

Learning Support Services

Dr. Eric Jones, Associate Vice President, Virtual Campus, gave highlights of the Virtual Campus. His talk revolved around the following topics:

Spring 2015 Enrollment:

  • 2831 STUDENTS TOOK WEB OR VIDEO COURSE
  • 78 PERCENT (2219) VIRTUAL CAMPUS STUDENT WEB ONLY
  • 30 PERCENT (843) VIRTUAL CAMPUS STUDENTS VIDEO ONLY
  • 8 PERCENT (230) VIRTUAL CAMPUS STUDENTS BOTH WEB AND VIDEO
  • 59 PERCENT VIDEO STUDENTS WERE WOMEN
  • 72 PERCENT WEB STUDENTS WERE WOMEN
  • BY AGE THERE WAS A WIDER DISTRIBUTION OF WEB STUDENTS THAN VIDEO STUDENTS

Out of State Students:

  • 99 INDIVIDUALS
  • 330 ENROLLMENTS
  • 30 DIFFERENT STATES 2 COUNTRIES
  • 13 TOOK COURSES FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
  • 14 TOOK COURSES FALL, SPRING
  • 48 TOOK FALL ONLY
  • 49 TOOK SPRING ONLY
  • 48 TOOK SUMMER ONLY

Largest Program Headcount:

  • WEB
    • ACADEMIC TRANSFER 536
    • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 270
    • HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 114
    • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 103
  • VIDEO
    • ACADEMIC TRANSFER 368
    • CRIMINAL JUSTICE 50
    • BUSINESS 37

New Video System:

  • VIDEO CONNECTIONS 28 ROOMS AT 6 LOCATIONS
    • 5 CONFERENCE ROOM
    • 23 CLASSROOM SPACES
    • WITH THE CISCO VIDEO JABBER EVERY OFFICE AND MEETING ROOM BECOMES A POTENTIAL CONNECTION POINT
    • USING THE INTERNET ANY LOCATION IN THE WORLD BECOMES A RESOURCE OR TEACHING POINT
  • BETWEEN 1/1/15 AND 5/31/15 WE SCHEDULED 2003 SESSION
    • APPROX. 200 ADMINISTRATIVE
    • APPROX. 1800 INSTRUCTIONAL OR INSTRUCTIONAL RELATED SESSIONS.
    • 2699.05 HOURS OF MEETINGS OR CLASSES
    • ALL THE INSTRUCTIONAL SESSIONS WERE RECORDED SOME OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE SESSIONS RECORDED
  • STARTING FALL 2015 HIGH SCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL COURSES WILL BE BROUGHT ON LINE ALSO. THIS WILL ADD 14 COURSES.

Resource Center:

  • LIBGUIDES
  • ONLINE LIBRARIAN -- ONLINE CHAT
  • CONTINUE MEMBERSHIP IN ONE LIBRARY
    • MOVING TO A WEB SAS APPLICATION IN THE NEXT 2 YEARS
  • DEVELOPING AN ONLINE INFORMATION LITERACY COURSE FOR FALL TERM
  • DEMONSTRATION OF RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

Moodle Resources:

  • Faculty advisory group
  • Case study of input and Modification

Future:

  • FOCUSED ON BETTER UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS SUCCESSES AND FAILURES
  • IMPROVED TEACHING TECHNIQUES
  • MEETING TECHNICAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL NEEDS

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no need for an Executive session.

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

FTE/REU Report Acceptance

Dana F. Cole & Company, Certified Public Accountants, presented Board members the Central Community College Statements of Reimbursable Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment and Reimbursable Educational Units report. The FTE/REU Audit Statement is for the year ending June 30, 2015 and 2014. Reimbursable Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment for 2014-15 was 3837.31; 2013-14 FTE enrollment was 3926.29.

The auditors acknowledged the statements of reimbursable full-time equivalent student enrollment and reimbursable educational units of Central Community College present fairly, in all material respects, the reimbursable full-time equivalent student enrollment and reimbursable educational units for the years ended June 30, 2015, and 2014, in accordance with guidelines referred to in notes to the accompanying statements.

Kim Pearson, Auditor for Dana F. Cole, confirmed at the audit exit interview on July 30, 2015, with Central Community College board member representatives and staff that the auditors had issued an unqualified audit report.

The College President recommends acceptance of the FTE/REU 2014-15 Audit Statement, as presented by Dana F. Cole, Inc.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY AERNI to accept the 2014-2015 Statements of Reimbursable Full-Time Equivalent Student Enrollment and Reimbursable Educational Units as presented by Dana F. Cole, Inc.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis - aye
Keller – absent
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - absent

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

Hastings Re-Roof - The College President accepted the low bid from Helix Construction from Kearney, NE for $1,678,858.44 to provide the labor and materials for the campus re-roof project on the Hastings Campus. This is covered by the college’s insurance due to a hail storm.

REPORTS

Student Success

Dr. Smith reviewed:

  • Course Completion Rates
  • Gatekeeper Courses
  • Fall-to-Fall Retention Rates
  • Award Completion Rates
  • # of Awards and Graduates Dr. Smith's Report
  1. We continue to fundraise in Kearney. We are experiencing significant success with both foundations and individual donors. We have a number of large asks pending. We meet with the campaign executive team once a month to provide updates and seek advice. Yesterday we met in Kearney with senior leaders of the Peter Kiewit Foundation. Tomorrow we are meeting with representatives of the Buckle. We have a fund raising dinner scheduled for September 24 hosted by CCC alum Dawn Chavanu. As a result of the Kearney campaign we are actively exploring the development of some new academic programs with assurance of significant backing from the Kearney business community.
  2. John Davies, Northeast Community College board member and ACCT State Coordinator for Nebraska, will be stepping down as State Coordinator and a replacement will need to be named. Below is a link to ACCT’s website stating the State Coordinator job description. Kent Miller a Mid-Plains Community College board member, and also an ACCT and NCCA board member, would like to announce the replacement in late September or early October.
  3. CCC FTE fall enrollment is down 2.96% YTD as of 8/17/15. CCC enrollment patterns are tracking national trends. Two reasons cited for the decline are our healthy economy (lowest unemployment rates in the nation) and smaller high school graduating classes.
  4. Last week I approved 14 requests for professional development funds including five individuals working on doctorates.
  5. Dr. Susan McDowall, instructor at Central Community College, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to lecture at the Moscow Timiryazev Academy during the 2015-2016 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. McDowall will be working with future English teachers and Technical professionals, teaching ELL pedagogy and advanced English Language Writing. (SEE HANDOUT)
  6. Mary Young was recently chosen as the two-year college representative on the American Volleyball Coaches Association board. Mary recently finished a three-year term as President of the National Junior College Athletic Association Coaches Association.
  7. Congratulations to Vicki Kucera, CCC Financial Aid Director, on her election as President of the Rocky Mountain Association of Financial Aid Administrators (RMASFAA)! This is our regional association of financial aid professionals – our region is comprised of the states of Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Vicki was elected by her peers to lead the association for the 2015-2016 year, and will also serve as a member of the board for the national financial aid administrators association, NASFAA.
  8. We recently received the final completion letter for the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success Grant (CEVSS- P116G100184). Dr. Frankfort, from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) noted that our project was very impressive and that it accomplished a great deal. Our program evaluator, Dr. Neal Grandgenett of UNO, noted that he has been an external evaluator for about 25 years and this is the very best and most productive project that he has ever witnessed in action. (SEE HANDOUT)
  9. On July 20, 2015, CCC was notified that it had received a U.S. Department of Education TRiO/SSS grant anticipated to continue for five years beginning August 31, 2015. Congratulations to Rosemarie Heinisch and all who helped in this endeavor. (SEE HANDOUT)
  10. AACC has notified me of my appointment to the Commission on Global Education. AACC’s six commissions make policy recommendations to the AACC Board of Directors. (SEE HANDOUT)
  11. The CCC Foundation Pacesetter Campaign is off to a good start with over $46,000 donated so far.
  12. At the CCPE meeting in Lincoln today two CCC instructional programs were approved: Precision Agriculture (AAS, diploma, certificate) and Landscape Design (AAS, diploma, certificate).
  13. In a letter dated July 17, 2015 the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) informed CCC that it had accepted CCC’s Voluntary Compliance Plan which was requested as a result of a routine OCR review conducted on the Hastings campus on May 18-19, 2015. NDE indicated that many of the noncompliance issues have already been addressed. (SEE HANDOUT)
  14. In July Spectrum traveled to Syros, Greece to be part of the Festival of the Aegean. They sang three concerts during their two weeks there. We will report more specifics of their adventures to the board at a later date.
  15. Due to the storm on July 24 Friday night CCC housed about 170 Scouts. Due to continued lightning Saturday morning all Scouts and Leaders held their opening meeting in the 500 commons area and were served breakfast at CCC. Saturday, Scouts and Leaders worked on repairing tents as best they could but some tents were simply beyond repair. About 50 Scouts and Leaders spent Saturday night at CCC. Many CCC staff were involved in responding to this mid-level emergency. Charlie Gregory, Associate Dean for ELS, in particular deserves high praise for his leadership.
  16. Five seven-speed bicycles were purchased by CCC from On Bike Share, whose system also includes weather-resistant bike racks with electronic key boxes and management software that allows program administrators to assign access codes and track bike usage. The bikes will be available for use by CCC students and employees. The purchase was partially funded by a $10,533 grant from BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska. (SEE HANDOUT)
  17. The 18th Annual Kool-Aid Days festival moved to the CCC Hastings campus this year. The event was held August 7 – 9 with this year’s theme, “Keep Calm and Kool-Aid On.” This event brought thousands to the CCC Hastings campus, many for the first time.
  18. Central Community College will have a booth in the Pinnacle Bank Expo Center for the entirety of the State Fair, Friday, August 28 – Monday, September 7, 2015. The days of coverage have been divided between the campuses, area office, and administration with volunteers staffing the booth.
  19. On September 10 the Unicameral’s Education Committee will hold hearings. The Education Committee is directed to “conduct a study of postsecondary education affordability and alternatives for supporting students and families with the cost.” Mike Chipps (Northeast) and Paul Illich (Southeast) will be testifying for NCCA colleges.
  20. LR293 directs community colleges to conduct examination of funding formula and report to the Education Committee by December 1, 2015. Specifically, “The purpose of this resolution is to thoroughly examine the funding distribution for the community college areas. The current funding distribution has been considered a short-term solution. The presidents of the six community college areas have agreed that the funding distribution needs to be analyzed and have pledged their time and effort to recommend changes in the funding distribution to ensure a viable statewide community college education is available to all Nebraskans.” We have upcoming meetings scheduled for September 21 and October 1.
  21. An ACCT fact sheet on America’s College Promise Act of 2015 is included in the materials at your places. Among other provisions the federal government would fund approximately ¾ of the national average cost (approximately $3,800). (SEE HANDOUT)
  22. The ACCT Leadership Congress ’15 is scheduled for October 14-17, 2015 in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. So, far Austin Miller, Sandra Borden and I have registered to attend.
  23. On October 21 the community college CEOs will meet with the UN CEOs in Lincoln to continue our discussions of enhancing the higher education experience for our students.

Enrollment Report, Grants Report, and Purchasing Monthly Reports

These reports are standard reports available at Novus Agenda

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Cowan declared the meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m.

September 17, 2015

CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Board of Governors’ Meeting Minutes
September 17, 2015

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting. The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu.The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held in Grand Island, Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 W. Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

A work session was held beginning at 10:00 a.m. Items discussed included:

  • 2015-2016 Budget
  • Heavy Equipment Operator Program
  • Kearney Center Update

Chair Cowan called the September 17, 2015, meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with eleven board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Chair Cowan asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Burns – present
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Walline - present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Cowan asked for introduction of guests. College representatives introduced guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Dr Walline volunteered to review the claims prior to the October 22 board meeting.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Chair Cowan requested that members of the audience register with Dr. Chris Waddle, Vice President of Human Resources, if they wanted to address the board during the Public Participation segment.

RECESS FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS

MOVED BY AERNI, SECONDED BY BORDEN that the Board recess the regular meeting in order to conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2015-2016 hazardous materials and accessibility budget, the budget statement for 2015-2016 and the tax request for 2015-2016. (Time – 1:04 p.m.).

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED 2015-16 BUDGETS

Joel King, Vice President of Administrative Services, explained that the Board of Governors is required by State Statutes to hold public hearings on the following items: Hazardous Materials and Accessibility budget, uniform budget statement of expense and revenue, additional one percent (1%) allowable increase, and setting the property tax request.

Funds for capital improvement, removing hazardous materials, and providing handicapped access are supported only by property taxes. The operating fund is supported by a combination of property tax, state aid, tuition, and other income.

The $55,256,385 operating fund is up by $229,585 a .42 % increase. The capital improvement fund for new capital projects is $9,740,186, a 5.03% decrease. The hazardous materials/ADA access fund is $2,712,085, an 18.46% decrease. The levy decreased from .082959 to .072265. The capital improvement levy will decrease to .019529. The hazardous materials levy decreased 27.47% to .00544.

MOVED BY WALLINE, SECONDED BY BORDEN to reconvene the regular board meeting. (Time: 1:05 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY BORDEN, SECONDED BY WALLINE to approve the additional one percent (1%) increase of allowable growth for Restricted Funds as shown on the 2015-2016 Budget Form LC-CC.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE - MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY KELLER, SECONDED BY PIRNIE to approve the Hazardous Materials and Accessibility Budget of $6,678,308.59.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY KELLER to approve the budget of expenditures and revenues as represented within the State of Nebraska 2015-2016 Basic Budget Form.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Property Tax Request

Nebraska Revised Statute 77-1601.02 provides that the property tax request for the prior year shall be the property tax request for the current year for purposes of the levy set by the County Board of Equalization unless the Governing Board of Central Community College passes by a majority vote a resolution or ordinance setting the tax request at a different amount.

The request for the 2015-2016 property tax is:

General Fund - $38,204,682

Capital Improvement Fund - $10,324,597

Haz/Access - $ 2,874,810

Total - $51,404,089

Upon approval of the board, this request will be sent to County Clerks in the Central Community College 25 county area.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY KRIEGER to approve the property tax request as listed.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Dr. Chris Waddle, Vice President of Human Resources, stated no one had signed in for Public Participation.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS Chair Cowan asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items. No items were mentioned.

CONSENT ITEMS

Consent items include:

  1. Agenda for September 17, 2015.
  2. Minutes of the August 20, 2015, Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for August 1, 2015, through August 31, 2015, totaling $7,612,492.38.
  4. Financial report as of August 31, 2015.
  5. Purchases: Emergency Boiler Repair: The College President recommends acceptance of the low acceptable bid from LES Boiler and Controls for $63,494.00 to provide the new boiler for the Platte Building on the Hastings Campus.

    Purchases: Emergency HVAC Repair: The College President recommends acceptance of a single source purchase from Rutt’s Heating and Air for $27,950.00 for the Hastings Campus due to the time constraints of this repair.

  6. Personnel: The College President recommends that Dustin Schmidt be offered a 137 day contract as the Full-time Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Instructor in Hastings, Nebraska effective October 1, 2015.

Austin Miller reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY MILLER, SECONDED BY WALLINE to accept the consent items.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline - aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

No executive session was needed.

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

No discussion was needed.

INFORMATION ITEMS

Heavy Equipment Operator Program

Dr. Brennan discussed the desire to start a Heavy Equipment Operator program option at CCC.

Heavy Equipment Operators are skilled technicians who operate large industrial materials moving equipment for the construction of roads, land leveling, pipe laying, and other operations requiring the movement of large volumes of materials. The students would develop the skills and abilities to operate earth-moving equipment in a safe and efficient manner using technical drawings and field markers. Equipment operations would include excavators, scraper, motor graders, backhoes, front-end loaders, forklifts, skid steers and dump trucks. A Class B CDL license would be earned by each student. An optional course in Crane Operations would also be provided.

The program will utilize National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum and assessments that provide national recognized and portable credentials. The NCCER offers a complete series of entry- and journey-level written assessments as part of its National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCACP). These assessments evaluate the knowledge of an individual in a specific craft area and provide a prescription for upgrade training when needed. All assessments are based upon the NCCER Curriculum and have been developed in conjunction with Subject Matter Experts from the industry and Prov™, NCCER’s test development partner. The proposed Heavy Equipment Operations program will offer a 37- hour diploma. The diploma will require 9 hours of general education courses and 26 hours of Heavy Equipment Operations courses and a 2 credit Class B CDL course. Some theory course work can be offered via distance.

In the future, training opportunities will be developed in response to the survey in areas such as single piece of equipment, pipe laying and cement finishing.

The instructors will be NCCER certified.

REPORTS

Student Success Dr. Brennan reported on early college transition to CCC:

  • Profile of early college students that matriculated to Central Community College High school
  • Profile of early college students that matriculating directly to another two year college or to a four year college

Dr. Smith's Report

  1. Nebraska community college trustees and CEOs will have an opportunity to attend an ACCT Governance Leadership Institute in on December 3 (half day) & 4 (full day) in Kearney or Grand Island.
  2. Matt Gotschall was recently appointed to the AACC’s Commission on Leadership & Professional Development He will attend meetings on November 11-12 as part of the AACC Fall Commission Committee and Board Meeting. And, Matt was also selected to attend the League for Innovation in the Community College’s Executive Leadership Institute in December. Congratulations Matt!
  3. The NPPD pro-am golf tourney was held September 10 followed by the CCC Foundation pro-am on September 14 – both at the Columbus Elks Country Club. Both events were very successful with the NPPD tourney raising around $78,000 and the CCC tourney raising over $25,000 for scholarships.
  4. We continue to fund raise in Kearney. We are experiencing significant success with both foundations and individual donors. We have a number of large asks pending. We meet with the campaign executive team once a month to provide updates and seek advice. We have a fund raising dinner scheduled for September 24 hosted by CCC alum Dawn Chavanu. Dean Moors, Jessica Soucie, Thomas Walker, Deb Brennan, and I are scheduling approximately 200 face-to-face meetings in the next six weeks.
  5. The CCC Foundation Pacesetter Campaign is nearing completion with over $46,000 donated. The employee phase of the campaign is underway and off to a good start.
  6. Recently CCC received notice that Caterpillar has awarded a $10,500 grant. This is the 15th consecutive year that Cat has awarded funds to CCC. Nebraska Machinery has awarded a $25,000 year after year.
  7. CCC FTE fall enrollment is down 1.9% YTD as of 9/15/15. CCC enrollment patterns are tracking national trends. Two reasons cited for the decline are our healthy economy (lowest unemployment rates in the nation) and smaller high school graduating classes.
  8. Central Community College had a booth in the Pinnacle Bank Expo Center for the entirety of the State Fair, Friday, August 28 – Monday, September 7, 2015. The days of coverage were divided between the campuses, area office, and administration with volunteers staffing the booth. The booth primarily provided general information about CCC.
  9. Husker Harvest Days was held from September 15-17. NPACE (precision agriculture) and Landscape Design and Construction put together a nice display in our building. Truck Driving may also have a presence if scheduling allows. A representative from NPACE was in attendance the duration of the event to explain the equipment we have on display. There are sell-out crowds that attend Husker Harvest Days and many people stop by our building. This was a perfect opportunity to talk about our programs and spark excitement in the community about what we are doing at Central Community College.
  10. On September 10 the Unicameral’s Education Committee held hearings. The Education Committee is directed to “conduct a study of postsecondary education affordability and alternatives for supporting students and families with the cost.” Mike Chipps (Northeast) and Paul Illich (Southeast) testified for NCCA colleges.
  11. LR293 directs community colleges to conduct examination of funding formula and report to the Education Committee by December 1, 2015. Specifically, “The purpose of this resolution is to thoroughly examine the funding distribution for the community college areas. The current funding distribution has been considered a short-term solution. The presidents of the six community college areas have agreed that the funding distribution needs to be analyzed and have pledged their time and effort to recommend changes in the funding distribution to ensure a viable statewide community college education is available to all Nebraskans.” We have upcoming meetings scheduled for September 21 and October 1 in Kearney.
  12. The NCCA Annual Meeting will be held on October 5-6 Scottsbluff at Western Nebraska Community College. Events for board members will begin at noon on the 5rd and end at noon on the 6th. The NCCA Board meeting is scheduled from 10-12 on the 5th. CCC Board members in attendance will be Sam Cowan, Sandra Borden, Diane Keller, Rita Skiles, and Dr. Linda Walline. There are also 14 CCC employees attending.
  13. The ACCT Leadership Congress ’15 is scheduled for October 14-17, 2015 in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Austin Miller, Sandra Borden, Tom Pirnie, and I will attend. This year’s theme is “High Expectations: The New Community College Model.” The three CCC board members are also attending a two-day preconference ACCT Symposium entitled “Transforming Our Priorities.”
  14. On October 21 the community college CEOs will meet with the UN CEOs in Lincoln to continue our discussions of enhancing the higher education experience for our students. Topics will include reverse transfer and transfer of credits.
  15. I have scheduled fall open forum days for Hastings (9/15) [Completed], Grand Island (10/8), Columbus (10/13), and Administrative Office (10/23).
  16. U.S. Senator Deb Fischer visited the Columbus Campus and took a tour on Thursday, Aug. 7th. She was very impressed with the facility, especially our new facilities.

The following reports can be found on the Novus Web site:

  • Grants
  • Monthly Purchasing

ADJOURNMENT

Cowan declared the meeting adjourned at 2:05p.m.

October 22, 2015

CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Board of Governors’ Meeting Minutes
October 22, 2015

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting. The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held at Central Community College, Room 176 and 177, 4500 63rd Street, Columbus, Nebraska.

A work session was held beginning at 10:30 a.m. Items discussed included: Kearney Center Update.

Chair Cowan called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with nine board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Chair Cowan asked for roll call.

ROLL CALL

Aerni – present
Borden – present
Burns – absent
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – absent
Miller – present
Pirnie – present
Skiles – present
Walline – present via phone

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Cowan asked for introduction of guests. College representatives introduced guests and staff members.

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Rita Skiles volunteered to review the claims prior to the November 19 board meeting.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Chair Cowan requested that members of the audience register with Dr. Chris Waddle, Vice President of Human Resources, if they wanted to address the board during the Public Participation segment.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Cowan asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items. No items were mentioned.

CONSENT ITEMS

Consent items include:

Agenda for October 22, 2015.

Minutes of the September 17, 2015, Board of Governors’ meeting.

Claims for September 1, 2015, through September 30, 2015, totaling $6,173,980.39.

Financial report as of September 30, 2015.

Purchases: Construction Manager at Risk: The College President recommends acceptance of the best proposal from Sampson Construction Company of Lincoln, Nebraska for an estimated $817,800.00 for the Construction Manager at Risk for the new Kearney Center.Purchases: Vpublish Maintenance Agreement: The College President recommends acceptance of the contract price from Vyopta for $27,600 for the purchase of video content management and licensing, along with associated professional services.Purchases: Mechatronics LabVolt Stations: The College President recommends acceptance of the contract price from Mid-West 3D Solutions for $65,948.36 for the purchase of LabVolt stations.

Linda Walline reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY WALLINE, SECONDED BY BORDEN to accept the consent items.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – absent
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – aye
Krieger – absent
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

CCC Foundation Report

Dean Moors, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Foundation Director, discussed the highlights of the Foundation.

Kearney Campaign Status = $3,297,142

397 face-to-face calls to companies and individuals left to make; 250 assigned to Dr. Smith, Dr. Brennan, Dr. Walker, Jessica Soucie, Dean Moors, and others. Letter Solicitations to be made during November:

  • Chamber List/Personal Additions 2,324
  • CCC Nursing Alumni 1,193
  • Other CCC Alumni 2,184
  • Total Mailing for Campaign 5,701

Dean shared the CCC Foundation and Warren and Velda Wilson Foundation Consolidating Statement of Financial Position and Consolidating Statement of Activities as of September 30, 2015; cumulative direct scholarships from CCC Foundation; the 2015 Pacesetter Participation Graph and the 2015 Employee Appeal Statistics

NPPD Nebraska Open Update

Partnership between private, public education and Nebraska Section of PGA; successful revenues exceeding $140,000; community colleges in NPPD’s service area will receive $75,000 or around $15,000 each from the event

CCCF Pro-Am Update Elks Country Club – Columbus; 25 / $1000 each scholarships; 34 teams and pros; 42 sponsors at $300 to $5000; next year’s event will be held at Riverside Country Club in Grand Island on September 12, 2016

“Give Day” Participation and Strategies

  • Big Give Lexington – November 12
  • Give to Grow Phelps County (Holdrege) – November 19
  • Give Where You Live (Kearney) – December 3
  • Big Give to Valley County (Ord) – March 17-18
  • Go Big Give (Grand Island) – May 1
  • Give Hastings Day – May 2016
  • Columbus Big Give – May 2016

Annual Report will be titled CCC Foundation – Impacting Our Area, Our State, Our Country and Our World

Columbus Campus Annual Report

Dr. Matt Gotschall, Columbus Campus President, reviewed the following highlights of the Columbus Campus Annual Report:

Updated Mission, Vision & Values

Growing Diversity

Multicultural Club

  • Four students and Advisor/Instructor, Juan Lara attended the United States Hispanic Leadership Conference held in Chicago, IL on February 12-15. The students had to interview many Columbus business and government people as a requirement to attend the conference. Follow-up presentations included the Columbus Noon Rotary and an invitation to become a member of the 2015-16 Leadership Columbus group sponsored by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. Student Speaker – Jordy Gonzales, sophomore spoke about the conference.

Platte Valley Literacy Assn / CCC Success Story

Mechatronics

  • $1.5 million, Mechatronics Remodel and Open House with Governor
  • Upcoming retirement of one instructor in May ’16; traditionally difficult position to fill

CCC Recognized as Ranked #1 “Best for Vets” in Nation in Community College category by Military Times

  • Sarah Woehl – PT Veteran Outreach Coordinator and new space in fall 2015

Skills USA - #1 in Nebraska, #7 in Nation in Automated Manufacturing Category

  • Student Speaker – Hoss Hammond spoke about Skills USA and the Veterans Club

Spectrum Performed in Greece (July 2015)

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Volleyball #5 in NJCAA Division II
    • Team GPA: 3.52
    • 2014 sophomores (8):
    • 4 now playing at four year institutions
    • 2 Regent Scholars
    • 1 CCC Basketball
    • 1 Employed
  • Individual Student NJCAA Academic Awards in Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Softball

Physical Education Building Addition Planned

  • Approximately: May-Nov, 2016
  • Expand Training Room
  • Expand Weight Room Add Coaches/ AD/ Administrative Assistant Offices and Work area
  • Add Conference Room

CPR Training

  • 533 classes offered in past 2 year renewal cycle; that equates to 3,429 people trained to save lives

Central Honors Institute – 95 middle school students attended

Became a Tree Campus USA

NCCA Report

Dennis Baack, Nebraska Community College Association Director, was unable to attend the meeting. He will present at the November meeting instead.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Dr. Chris Waddle, Vice President of Human Resources, stated no one had signed in for Public Participation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

NO EXECUTIVE SESSION was needed.

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

No discussion was needed.

INFORMATION ITEMS

New Kearney Center Architect Services

Joel King noted the college, in its continuous efforts to improve its operational efficiency and advance our sustainability profile, is considering constructing the proposed building in Kearney as a high performance building. High performance in this case is simply engineering, designing, and constructing it in a manner where we can adopt a carbon neutral plan for the building in the future. Since the college has accepted the challenge of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, new buildings are constructed with the foresight of energy efficiency and carbon neutrality.

REPORTS

Student Success – 2014-15 Enrollment

Dr. Brennan reviewed enrollment highlights from the 2014-15 year:

25-County 19,212
Out-of-Area 2,474
Out-of-State 283
Unknown 134
Total 22,103

 

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Credit Students 13,419 13,092 12,614 11,834 9,454
Non-Credit Students 11,260 11,244 10,850 11,505 12,649
Total 24,679 24,336 23,464 23,339 22,103

 

  2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Credit: On-Campus 4,896 4,609 3,173
Credit: Distance 4,790 4,492 3,613
Credit: Both On and Distance 2,928 2,733 2,668
Total Credit Headcount 12,614 11,834 9,454


Eight of our 25 counties are estimated to have increased in population from 2010 to 2014.

Student Educational Goals

Career and Technical Award 38%
Academic Transfer 21%
Course Only 31%
Job Skills 10%


Top five majors include: academic transfer, business administration, nursing, early childhood education and human services.

Gender (Credit Students Only 14-15
Full-Time Men 1,203
Full-Time Women 1,415
Part-Time Men 2,426
Part-Time Women 4,410
Full-Time Total 2,618
Part-Time Total 6,836
Total Men 3,629
Total Women 5,825
Grand Total 9,454


Of the 1,634 Adult Education students

  • Low ABE (up to and including 5th grade)
    • 1,181 (1,064 ESL and 117 ABE) students
  • Intermediate ABE (6th-8th grade) 357 students
  • Adult Secondary ABE (9th-12th grade) 96 students
    • 19 tested to obtain the GED

COMPASS Test - working state wide to choose a new company as the COMPASS test will be discontinued.

Dr. Smith's Report

  1. Nebraska community college trustees and CEOs will have an opportunity to attend an ACCT Governance Leadership Institute on December 3rd (half day) and 4th (full day) in Grand Island at Fairfield Inn and Suites.
  2. ACCT’s annual National Legislative Summit will be held in Washington, DC from February 8 -11. This year we are trying to schedule all of our congressional representative into a single joint meeting rather than scheduling them individually in their offices. Registration is now open.
  3. We continue to fund raise in Kearney. We are experiencing significant success with both foundations and individual donors. We have a number of large asks pending. We meet with the campaign executive team once a month to provide updates and seek advice. We recently received a $1,000,000 challenge grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation.
  4. The CCC Foundation Pacesetter Campaign is nearing completion with over $46,000 donated. The employee phase of the campaign is underway and off to a good start.
  5. CCC FTE fall enrollment is down 1.7% YTD as of 10/19/15. CCC enrollment patterns are tracking national trends. Two reasons cited for the decline are our healthy economy (lowest unemployment rates in the nation) and smaller high school graduating classes.
  6. LR293 directs community colleges to conduct examination of funding formula and report to the Education Committee by December 1, 2015. Specifically, “The purpose of this resolution is to thoroughly examine the funding distribution for the community college areas. The current funding distribution has been considered a short-term solution. The presidents of the six community college areas have agreed that the funding distribution needs to be analyzed and have pledged their time and effort to recommend changes in the funding distribution to ensure a viable statewide community college education is available to all Nebraskans.” We had meetings on September 21 and October 1 in Kearney and yesterday (10/21) in Lincoln.
  7. The NCCA Annual Meeting was held on October 5-6 Scottsbluff at Western Nebraska Community College. CCC Board members in attendance were Sam Cowan, Sandra Borden, Diane Keller, Rita Skiles, and Dr. Linda Walline; 14 CCC employees also attended. Chuck Underwood, author of a comprehensive books on generational dynamics, The Generational Imperative, gave a presentation entitled, America’s Generations … Where Do You Fit In? Sandra Borden served as an able master of ceremonies for Monday night’s award dinner.
  8. The ACCT Leadership Congress ’15 was held October 14-17, 2015 in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Austin Miller, Sandra Borden, Tom Pirnie, and I attended. This year’s theme was “High Expectations: The New Community College Model.” The three CCC board members also attended a two-day preconference ACCT Symposium entitled “Transforming Our Priorities.”
  9. On October 21 the community college CEOs met with the UN CEOs in Lincoln to continue our discussions of enhancing the higher education experience for our students. Topics included reverse transfer and transfer of credits and, in general, our common goals.
  10. I have completed fall open forum days in Hastings (9/15), Grand Island (10/8), and Columbus (10/13). The Administrative Office is scheduled for tomorrow (10/23).
  11. CCC recently received a report of its official 3-year default rate for the 2012 entering cohort. The CCC rate is 13.4% compared to 20.6% for community colleges nationally.
  12. We were recently notified that we have received, in partnership with Mid-Plains, Northeast, and Southeast, a 5-year $11.9 million grant to continue and expand our services to low income clients pursuing allied health professions.
  13. The CCC fall in service was held on October 19-20. Dr. John Gardner, the nation’s leading expert on the first-year experience in college, spent both days with us helping us identify possible initiatives to improve student persistence and completion.
  14. On the Hastings campus on October 12-13 a group of CCC students, faculty, staff, and board members spent time learning about the Living Building Challenge and assessing whether such a building might be feasible on the Hastings campus. The idea is to design and build a home for the campus residence hall director. Our second year construction students would be heavily involved in the project.
  15. We recently surveyed both students and employees concerning the four-day summer work week and teaching schedule. Close to 90% of students support the 4-day summer schedule. Both students (88%) and faculty (86%) believe that the four day schedule does not affect learning outcomes. The course completion rates increased from 77% in summer 2014 to 81% in summer 2015. Large majorities of hourly (75%) and exempt employees (82%) favor the new summer hours. We estimate that employees and students drove about 397,570 fewer miles for a savings of about $218,664.

The following reports can be found on the Novus Web site:

  • Monthly Purchasing

ADJOURNMENT

Cowan declared the meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

November 19, 2015

Central Community College
Board of Governors' Meeting Minutes
November 19, 2015

Public notice of the time and place of the Central Community College Board of Governors' meeting was given to members of the Board of Governors of Central Community College, to the administrators of the college, and to the five daily newspapers within the 25-county area in advance of the meeting.  The agenda was made available to the public in the office of the College President and on the CCC website, www.cccneb.edu. The College adheres to the Open Meetings Act, a copy of which is located in the Board Room.

The meeting was held at Central Community College Administration Board Room, 3134 West Highway 34, Grand Island, Nebraska.

A work session was held beginning at 10:00 a.m. Items discussed included:  Wind Turbine, Columbus PE Center, Financial Planning, Kearney Capital Campaign, FLSA Update, and State Aid Funding Formula.

Chair Cowan called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m., with ten board members present. John Higgins, Legal Counsel, was also present. Chair Cowan asked for roll call. 

ROLL CALL 

Aerni – present
Borden – absent
Burns – absent
Cowan – present
Davis – present
Keller – present
Krieger – present
Miller – absent
Pirnie – absent
Skiles – present
Walline – present

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Chair Cowan asked for introduction of guests.  College representatives introduced guests and staff members. 

VOLUNTEER TO REVIEW CLAIMS

Austin Miller volunteered to review the claims prior to the January 21, 2016 board meeting.

REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION OF CONSENT ITEMS

Chair Cowan asked board members for items in the consent agenda they would like to move to discussion of consent/action items. No items were mentioned.

CONSENT ITEMS

Consent items include:

  1. Agenda for November 19, 2015.
  2. Minutes of the October 22, 2015, Board of Governors’ meeting.
  3. Claims for October 1, 2015, through October 31, 2015, totaling $5,612,741.49.
  4. Financial report as of October 31, 2015.
  5. Purchases:  5600 G Series Toolcat, Hastings Campus:The College President recommends acceptance of the quote from South Central Bobcat in the amount of $26,435.45 for the purchase of the 5600 G-Series Toolcat.

    Purchases:  HAAS VF-4 Milling Machine, Hastings Campus:  The College President recommends acceptance of the quote from Productivity in the amount of $82,160.00 for the purchase of the HAAS VF-4 milling machine utilizing the Perkins Grant funding.

    Purchases: Convertible Laptop/Tablet, Hastings Campus:  The College President recommends acceptance of the quote from Hewlett Packard in the amount of $33,600 for the purchase of the HP Tablets and cases.

    Purchases:  Groundmaster 7210-D Mower, Grand Island Campus:  The College President recommends acceptance of the quote from Midwest Turf & Irrigation in the amount of $55,170.00 for the purchase of the Groundmaster 7210-D mower.

Rita Skiles reviewed the claims prior to the meeting and stated everything was in order.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY BORDEN to accept the consent items.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – present
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

PARTNERSHIP/OWNERSHIP

NCCA Report

Dennis Baack, Executive Director of the Nebraska Community College Association, gave his annual update on the Nebraska Community College Association.

Grand Island Campus Annual Report

Dr. Thomas Walker reviewed the Grand Island Campus Annual Report.  Highlights included:

Susan McDowall, English instructor at Central Community College, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to lecture at the Moscow Timiryazev Academy during the 2015-2016 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. McDowall will be working with future English teachers and Technical professionals, teaching ELL pedagogy and advanced English Language Writing.  McDowall is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2015-2016.  The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education.

CCC and Grow Grand Island:

Continue to work with regional employers to optimize career pathways and programs offered in area schools, including but not limited to those at Career Pathways Institute (CPI). Cost associated with soliciting input from regional employers should be minimal and captured within costs associated with BRE outreach and surveying.

Evaluate short-term and long-term opportunities to expand the availability of two-year and four-year degree options in Grand Island, with consideration given to the potentially catalytic redevelopment role of a higher education presence and accompanying student population on downtown Grand Island. Minimal cost associated with the evaluation process and outreach to potential public and private institutions.

Maximizing Community Success

  • One of the Host Sites for Skills USA 2017 –2019
  • Campus selected to be a distance site for the American Philatelic Society’s "Sesquicentennial of the Transcontinental Railroad" 2019 StampShow.
  • Assisted in hosting Nursing students from Ulsan College/Korea.

Our efforts extend beyond the Grand Island Campus

  • Extended Learning Services
  • Training & Development
  • ESL/ABE/GED
  • Holdrege Center
  • Kearney Center
  • Lexington Center

Dr. Walker shared a video of the Mayor of Grand Island.

The following students spoke of their experiences at CCC:

  • Sonja Bustamante from Burwell, NE,
  • Courteney Zwiebel from Ainsworth, NE
  • Veteran Anthony Chaulk from Alliance, NE.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Chair Cowan requested an executive session to discuss faculty negotiations.

MOVED BY BORDEN, SECONDED BY WALLINE that the Board of Governors recess the regular meeting in order to go into executive session (Time:  2:03 p.m.)

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – present
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

MOVED BY DAVIS, SECONDED BY BURNS to return to the regular session of the Board of Governors meeting.  (Time: 3:05 p.m.)

 Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – present
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

DISCUSSION OF CONSENT/ACTION ITEMS

Financial Audit Report

Shannon Peard, Dana F. Cole and Company, Inc. spoke to the Board regarding the Annual Financial Statements recently sent to the Central Community College Board of Governors.  In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, Dana F. Cole and Company, Inc. issued their report dated November 10, 2015, on their consideration of Central Community College Area’s internal control over financial reporting and the tests of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements and other matters.  The purpose of that report is to describe the scope of their testing of internal control over financial reporting and compliance and the results of that testing, and not to provide an opinion on the internal control over financial reporting or on compliance.  That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards in concerning Central Community College Area’s internal control over financial reporting and compliance. 

Ms. Peard explained the audit process and answered questions.  She stated the CCC cooperation was greatly appreciated and the statements were unqualified.

Unmodified opinions were received and noted starting on page 51 of the Financial Statement. 

MOVED BY PIRNIE SECONDED BY SKILES to accept the Financial Audit Report as prepared by Dana F. Cole and Company, Inc.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – present
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Motion to Authorize Actions by College President in December 2015

As the Board of Governors of Central Community College will not have a meeting in December 2015, the Board hereby authorizes Dr. Greg P. Smith to approve any needed action items from November 19, 2015, thru January 21, 2016.  Dr. Smith will provide the Board a summary of all actions taken under this authority at the January 21, 2016, Board meeting

MOVED BY BURNS, SECONDED BY SKILES to authorize Dr. Greg P. Smith to approve any needed action items from November 19, 2015, thru January 21,2016.  Dr. Smith will provide a summary of all actions taken under this authority at the January 21, 2016, Board meeting.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – present
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

NCCA 2016 Annual Dues

An invoice for 2016 Nebraska Community College Association membership dues was presented for payment.  The budget is split equally among the five community colleges in the association. 

MOVED BY WALLINE, SECONDED BY BORDEN to accept the NCCA dues invoice for payment

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – present
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Heavy Equipment Operator Program

The college would like to offer a certificate and diploma option in a Heavy Equipment Operator program on the Hastings Campus.  Dr. Brennan reviewed the program. The entire proposal can be found on the Novus website. 

MOVED BY PIRNIE, SECONDED BY SKILES to approve the submission of a new program in Heavy Equipment Operator to the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for their approval.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – present
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

Strategic Plan 2015-2020

Dr. Brennan reviewed the strategic plan for 2015-2020.

MOVED BY SKILES, SECONDED BY BURNS to accept Central Community College’s strategic plan for 2015-2020.

Aerni – aye
Borden – aye
Burns – aye
Cowan – aye
Davis – aye
Keller – present
Krieger – aye
Miller – aye
Pirnie – aye
Skiles – aye
Walline – aye

UNANIMOUS “AYE” VOTE – MOTION CARRIED

INFORMATION ITEMS

Nomination Committee

San Cowan, Chair, stated the slate of officers for the 2016 year are:

  • Chair –  Sandra Borden
  • Vice Chair – Dr. Linda Walline
  • Secretary – Linda Aerni
  • Treasurer – Austin Miller

Officers will be sworn in at the January 2016 meeting.

NCCA Representative

Sandra Borden and Diane Keller will serve as the NCCA representatives for the 2016 year. 

REPORTS

Student Success

Dr. Brennan presented a report on Student Athletic Academic Performance

Dr. Smith's Report

  1. Nebraska community college trustees and CEOs will have an opportunity to attend an ACCT Governance Leadership Institute in Kearney. Board members have been asked to indicate their availability for a number of dates: January 13-14, February 18-19, February 25-26, and March 24-25. An agenda will be available soon.
  2. ACCT’s annual National Legislative Summit will be held in Washington, DC from February 8 -11. This year we are trying to schedule all of our congressional representative into a single joint meeting rather than scheduling them individually in their offices. Registration is now open. Early bird deadline is December 18. You should have received and mail from ACCT on November 10 with some particulars. Please let Jamie know of your interest by Tuesday December 15.
  3. We continue to fund raise in Kearney. We are experiencing significant success with both foundations and individual donors. We have a number of large asks pending. We meet with the campaign executive team once a month to provide updates and seek advice.  We recently received a $2,000,000 challenge grant from the Daugherty Foundation.
  4. The CCC Foundation Employee Campaign is complete with a 70% participation rate and over $63,000 donated.
  5. CCC FTE fall enrollment is down about 1.5% YTD as of 11/16/15. CCC enrollment patterns are tracking national trends. Two reasons cited for the decline are our healthy economy (lowest unemployment rates in the nation) and smaller high school graduating classes.
  6. LR293 directs community colleges to conduct examination of funding formula and report to the Education Committee by December 1, 2015. Specifically, “The purpose of this resolution is to thoroughly examine the funding distribution for the community college areas. The current funding distribution has been considered a short-term solution. The presidents of the six community college areas have agreed that the funding distribution needs to be analyzed and have pledged their time and effort to recommend changes in the funding distribution to ensure a viable statewide community college education is available to all Nebraskans.” We had meetings on September 21 and October 1 in Kearney and yesterday (10/21) in Lincoln. The CEOs continue to work on a suggested formula. It is unlikely that an agreement can be reached without an infusion of new money into the base; however, an increase to the base seems a strong possibility.
  7. Dr Thomas Walker and I recently attended the annual Postsecondary International Network (PIN) conference in Bahrain. Thomas made a presentation on CCC’s environmental sustainability initiatives and I made one on the current issues facing America’s community colleges often using CCC’s data as illustrative. We will be exploring a number of new initiatives and partnerships as a result of our conversations with other PIN members. The 2016 PIN conference will be hosted by Olds College in Alberta, Canada from July 10-16.
  8. Dr. Matt Gotschall and I recently (November 10-12) attended AACC Commission meetings in Washington, D.C. Matt is serving on the Leadership and Professional Development Commission and I on the Global Education Commission. Dr. Thomas Walker is serving on the College Readiness Commission. Some topics receiving continued national attention include degree completion rates, developmental education, well-defined educational pathways, the first-year experience, increased federal regulation, Pell grants, and tuition-free community college.
  9. Dr. Marcie Kemnitz (Dean of Health Sciences) and Diana Watson Holdrege Center Director) were at Ulsan College in South Korea from November 8 – 17 negotiating cooperative agreements for student and faculty exchanges. They learned about Ulsan’s programs and hammered out details for the next group of Ulsan students coming to CCC in January 2016.
  10. This week is international education week.
  11. CCC’s women’s team left on Tuesday for the NJCAA Division II National Volleyball Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Raiders are the #7 seed and played #10 Northeastern Oklahoma this morning at 11 am (MST). Congratulations to coach Mary Young and a great group of young ladies!
  12. CCC’s Veterans Resources Program continues to garner national recognition. Last week, Military Times recognized CCC as the #1 community college in its “Best for Vets” for the third straight year. This award is impressive in that it is strongly based on student outcomes. Here is the link http://bestforvets.militarytimes.com/2016/colleges/2-year/. And, I am very pleased to inform you that Central Community College’s program “GRADES - Guiding Reintegration and Directing Educational Success for Veterans and Military Students through Faculty and Staff Professional Development” has been selected as one of the 10 Bellwether Finalist Winners in the Planning, Governance & Finance (PGF) category. CCC has been competitively selected to compete for the 344
  13. Dr Matt Gotschall has been selected by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce for its 2015 Archway Award presented annually to the Business or Professional Man of the Year. He will be recognized at a dinner on December 1. Congratulations Matt! Well deserved!
  14. Board members are reminded that incumbents need to refile for election by February 16. Members up for reelection in 2016 are Corey Burns, Tom Pirnie, Sandra Borden, Sam Cowan, Paul Krieger, and Linda Walline.

The following reports can be found on the Novus Web site:

  • Monthly Purchasing Report
  • Monthly Enrollment Report

ADJOURNMENT

Chair Cowan declared the meeting adjourned at 4:02 p.m.