April 2020 Special Meeting Minutes

April 2020 Special Meeting Minutes

Board of Trustees

Special Board Meeting via Phone Conference

24 April 2020

The North Arkansas College Board of Trustees met in a special session on Thursday, 24 April 2020 in a phone conference. Chair R.G. Earnest called the meeting to order at 3:02 p.m. Trustees Kevin Cheri, Bill Lovell, David Evans, Chris McNew, Sarah Newman, and Scott Miller were present.

North Arkansas College personnel attending included Don Sugg, Dr. Berry, Nell Bonds, Tavonda Brown, Ricci Dillon, Melissa Bray, Cheri Conner, Dr. Arnold, Jennifer Marshall, Dr. Kershaw, Micki Somers, with guest Richard Stipe. 

Consent Agenda

The Consent Agenda included the Re-placement Position: Vice President of Finance and Administration.  Chair Earnest asked for a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. A motion was made by Trustee Miller, seconded by Trustee Lovell, and unanimously approved.

The Second Consent Agenda included the South Campus Contract Award. A motion was made by Trustee Evans, seconded by Trustee Newman, and unanimously approved.

Board Comments

Dr. Esters presented the replacement of VP of Finance and Administration. He noted the search committee recommended Richard Stipe. He has a MBA from University of Arkansas. He is currently the VP of Finance & Administration and Chief Finance Officer at East Arkansas College. 

Don Sugg commented he highly recommends and has high regards Richard Stipe in the top of the State. Richard Stipe thanked the group for the kind words and he eager to begin work at North Arkansas College. 

 Don Sugg discussed the second consent agenda item: South Campus Contract Award. He proposed the Contract Award to Harness Roofing, Inc. the lower bidder for $415,238 for re-roofing specified flat sections of the South Campus facility. He greatly appreciated Roger Harness with Harness Roofing for cutting out all profit and a piece of the material costs. 

Trustee Cheri moved to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Evans seconded the motion, which was unanimously approved.