March 2016 Meeting Minutes

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

March 10, 2016

The Northark Board of Trustees met in regular session Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the North Campus. Chair Scott Miller called the meeting to order at 3 p.m. Trustees Kirk Campbell, David Evans, Bill Lovell, Matt Miller, Dr. Marcus Jones, Sara Jo Fendley and Jane Adair were present.

Trustees Jim Milum was absent.

Northark personnel attending included Dr. Jackie Elliott, Don Sugg, Dr. Michael Wiggins, Dr. Rodney Arnold, Katie Vaughn, Jamie Stevens, Don Tomlinson, Kevin Somers, Cindy Mayo, David Zirkle, Kristin Griffin, Jo Adams, Dr. Laura Berry, Ricci Dillon, Rick Williams, and Cheryl Keymer. Lee Dunlap and David Holsted represented the Harrison Daily Times. Jerry Mayland and Russell Larimore were also in attendance.

Approval of Agenda: Chair Scott Miller requested a motion to approve the agenda. Trustee Lovell made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of an Executive Session after New Business. The motion was seconded by Trustee Fendley and passed unanimously.

Regular Reports:

Finance Report:  Don reviewed revenue and expense reports through February, 2016 compared to February, 2015. The auxiliary budget was reviewed which is projecting a positive year-end balance. He also discussed the process for recommending a contractor to replace the roof on the North Campus.  There was discussion about the appraisal of the entire property and costs to continue to repair infrastructure issues versus costs to build the program on the South Campus.

President’s Report:  Dr. Elliott asked Don Tomlinson to share information about the Construction Equipment Operation program. Don reviewed the impact the program has made on the local community over the past few decades. He asked Jerry Mayland to share some of his partnership experiences with the program.

Approval of Consent Agenda: Chair Scott Miller requested a motion to approve the Consent Agenda which included the February meeting minutes and the Grant Position for the Health Education Simulation Center Director. Trustee Lovell made a motion to approve the agenda, which was seconded by Trustee Campbell and passed.

Monitoring Reports:

4.2Community Use of Northark Facilities—Dr Elliott reviewed the use of Northark facilities by internal and external constituents. She also discussed the number of external events that were for-profit renters and nonprofit renters. She discussed planned improvements to help Northark meet the Community Needs End Statement.

New Business:

Investment Policy: Don Sugg presented the proposed Investment Policy and discussed that the purpose of the policy was to provide clear structure, guidance, safeguard and limited flexibility for the investment of college funds and reserves. Trustee Jones made a motion to approve the policy which was seconded by Trustee Lovell and passed.

Commencement Award Committee Recommendation: Trustee Lovell who chaired the commencement award committee presented the recommendation for the 2016 Board of Trustees Award. The Commencement Award Committee also included Trustee Matt Miller and Fendley. The committee recommended Mr. Ronnie Carpenter, a former Northark welding instructor who taught at the College for more than 30 years. Trustee Adair made a motion to accept the recommendation, which was seconded by Trustee Campbell and passed unanimously.

Executive Session: Chair Miller requested a motion to meet in Executive Session to discuss personnel. A motion was made by Trustee Lovell, seconded by Trustee Matt Miller and passed. The Trustees met in Executive Session. Chair Miller requested a motion to reconvene in regular session which was made by Trustee Matt Miller, seconded by Trustee Lovell, and passed.

Board Comments: There being no further business, Chair Scott Miller requested a motion to adjourn, which was made by Trustee Campbell, seconded by Trustee Jones, and carried. The meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

Chair Miller

Submitted By: Trish Villines