OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Southwestern Community College
23, 2002, 6:00 P.M. - SCC Campus
The Board of Trustees of Southwestern Community College met for
its regular quarterly meeting, with dinner preceding the meeting
at 6:00 p.m., on April 23, 2002.
Chairman Conrad Burrell called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
Holt made a motion to approve the minutes of the quarterly meeting
of January 22, 2002. Mr. George
Hooper seconded the motion which carried.
- Cecil Groves
Services - George Stanley
President Stanley reported on the situation with the college's
liability insurance policy which provides coverage in addition
to the State $500,000 limit. The insurer has discontinued coverage
of educational institutions due to their broad basis of risk exposure.
Mr. Stanley is actively searching for another insurance carrier.
In the meanwhile, the college is covered under governmental immunity
for costs above $100,000. It is anticipated that the premium costs
will increase, however.
Education - Dwight Wiggins
President Wiggins called upon Hank Shuler to provide an update
on various activities and programs conducted by the SCC Small
Business Center. Ms. Shuler noted the Center, headed by Russ Seagle,
was doing very well and had recently received an excellent and
superior rating from the auditors.
Services - Gene Couch
Development - Connie Haire
- Jim Campbell
report. Vice President Campbell is attending a meeting in Raleigh.
AND STUDENT SERVICES COMMITTEE
President Wiggins reviewed the Class Visitation Report for Fall
President Couch reviewed Spring 2002 Enrollment Data .
President Couch reviewed the updated procedure for Advanced Placement
and CLEP Credit. This procedure is being revised in order to remain
current and accurate.
President Couch provided details of the proposed Diploma Plus
program created in partnership with the Jackson County public
schools. The program was developed to provide an alternative option
for students who have disengaged from the high school experience.
Students will take required courses at the high school during
the morning and attend college courses at SCC in the afternoon.
Once a model is in place, Macon and Swain County public schools
will be given the option to participate in the program.
President Couch presented the Early Childhood/Teacher Associate
Program for approval. Mr. Holt made a motion that the Early Childhood/Teacher
Associate Program be approved. Mr. Earl Hooper seconded the motion
President Haire provided a quarterly update on activities and
highlights for the Student and Institutional Development area
and distributed an activity update report from the Community and
Resource Development Office. Dr. Haire also presented to the Trustees
for their review the Annual Report for 2000-2001, information
on Collegiate Connections, and a compilation of published newspaper
articles detailing college activities during the past three months.
AND CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS COMMITTEE
President Stanley reviewed the Local Revenue Analysis and State
Current Expenditures for the period ending March 31, 2002.
Stanley presented the Budget Transfers, Budget Increases and/or
Budget Decreases, Annual Local Budget 2002-2003, and Annual College
Budget 2002-2003 for approval.
Unger made a motion that the Budget Transfers, Budget Increases
and/or Budget Decreases, Annual Local Budget 2002-2003 and Annual
College Budget 2002-2003 be approved. Mr. Sutton seconded the
motion which carried.
Groves and Mr. Stanley provided an update on the status of college
facility and property acquisition projects. Mr. Stanley distributed
and reviewed copies of an aerial photograph detailing the Sylva
campus and adjoining acreage. Dr. Groves reviewed PowerPoint slides
of various property parcels adjacent to the college and of the
future Macon Campus site.
Groves and Mr. Stanley briefly detailed possible long-term plans
for the Cashiers Center. A dialogue was recently held with members
of the Cashiers community regarding possible joint efforts between
the community and the college regarding facilities in Cashiers.
response to a request from the SCC Faculty Senate that salaries
for college employees be made available, a list of salary information
and data was recently presented to all college staff. Chuck Reece
presented copies of this information and reviewed it with the
Holt made a motion that the additions to the Full-Time Employee
List and additions to the Part-Time Employee List be approved.
Mr. Hyatt seconded the motion which carried.
Evaluation forms were distributed to the Trustees. Evaluations
should be completed and forwarded to Chairman Burrell by May 15.
exercises will be held on May 10. The commencement speaker will
be Bill Gibson, Executive Director of the Region A Southwestern
Commission. Dr. Groves noted a resolution would be presented to
Mr. Gibson in honor of his contributions and support of the college.
Chairman Burrell encouraged Trustees to attend the ceremony.
appreciation plaque was presented to outgoing Student Trustee,
Joshua Greenley. Chairman Burrell thanked Mr. Greenley for his
service as student representative to the Board. Mr. Greenley
introduced the incoming SGA president, Vanessa Whidden. Ms. Whidden
briefly detailed SGA plans for the upcoming year.
Groves requested permission from the Board to prepare a resolution
in honor of founding SCC president, Ed Bryson, to be presented
to his family. Mr. Earl Hooper made a motion that the Board approve
the preparation of a resolution in honor of founding president,
Edward Bryson. Mr. Holt seconded the motion which carried.
Sutton made a motion to adjourn. Mr. George Hooper seconded the
motion which carried.
next quarterly Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,
July 23, 2002.
meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Board of Trustees
L. Groves, Secretary
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