May 2022 Meeting Minutes

May 2022 Meeting Minutes

Board of Trustees

May 12, 2022

The North Arkansas College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday, 12 May 2022 in JPH conference center. Chair Newman called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Trustees Chris McNew, Linda Pledger, Don Tomlinson, R.G. Earnest, Don Tomlinson, Scott Miller were present.

North Arkansas College personnel attending included Richard Stipe, Dr. Rodney
Arnold, Tara Smith, Davina Hefley, Jamie Seed, Chad Johnson, Jacob Williams, Brandon Cone, Melissa Bray, Nell Bonds, Bobby Howard, Micki Somers, Chad Johnson, Aaron Bueg, Ryan Hoffman, Dr. Josephine Kershaw, Tavonda Brown, Kris Greening, Dr. Matt Cardin, David Mason, and guest James White.


Approval of Agenda

Chair Newman asked if there were any changes to the agenda as presented. There being none a motion was made, unanimously approved.


Regular Reports

Finance Report—Richard Stipe shared E&G and Auxiliary budget activities through April 2022.

In the E&G fund, Richard Stipe stated the year-to-date total revenue was slightly above 14 million with April expenditures of $1.183 million. Richard said the total expenditures to date were $12.408 million. He noted the revenues continue to be slightly ahead from previous years’ curve, one reason was the State have distributed the college’s portion of general State revenues out earlier than previous years. He noted we have received all our State general funding.

Auxiliary: Revenue for the current month ended at $ 191,179. Expenditures current month total ended at $104,343. Richard Stipe stated he is comfortable with the financial position for the month of April.

President's Report— Dr. Massengale reported enrollment for the fall semester. He mentioned the Northark Memorial Tree Program and the planting of a tree to Jackson Harness in Marshall, AR. Dr. Massengale mentioned the partnership with Forge Institute in cyber security.

Dr. Massengale praised the Northark students win in SkillsUSA awards. First places include William Lord in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Byron Milla in Automotive Refinishing Technology, Logan Cole in Plumbing, Edna Cole in Cabinet making, and AnneJannette Cole in Electrical Construction Wiring.  The Radiology Technology students placed third in Arkansas in the Radiography Educators Quiz Bowl.

Dr. Massengale informed the Board of Trustees an opportunity to attend a two- year Independent College Board Training on June 2, 2022.

Consent Agenda

The Consent Agenda included the May regular meeting minutes, rewritten policy: Student Accounts Receivable, new positions: Student Housing Coordinator, Psychology Instructor, Replacement positions: Truck Driving Instructor, Sociology Instructor, AAS in Turf Management, AAS in Medical Laboratory Technology, AS Science, Engineering, and Math.

Karsten Leigvold as Student Housing Coordinator, Dr. Douglas Gere as Psychology Instructor, Melissa Klipp as Sociology Instructor, and Jose Camacho as Truck Driving Instructor.

Chair Newman asked for a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. A motion was made by Trustee Earnest, seconded by Trustee McNew, and unanimously approved.


Monitoring Report

David Mason, Dean of Workforce Initiatives presented the May monitoring report. David listed recent projects including RN to EMT program, Truck Driving and HVAC training, collaboration with St Paul to provide summer courses in ATV routine maintenance, chainsaw and outdoor power equipment, and automotive brakes and shocks. He mentioned the partnership with girl scouts to provide horse trailer training. A few upcoming projects include partnering with Wabash National to provide an industrial maintenance training, safety training with Claridge corporation, and industrial maintenance training with Pace Industries.

David mentioned apprenticeship program Medical Assistant and Radiology Technology training with Cox Health.  He is set to increase workforce visibility through pre-apprenticeship programs and plans to incorporate micro-credentials. David mentioned the Manufacturing Day on October 7, 2022 and encouraged the community involvement.


New Business

The New Business agenda included, Harrison Bicycle Trail Expansion Proposal.  A motion was made by Trustee Earnest, seconded by Trustee McNew, and unanimously approved.


There being no further business, Chair Sarah Newman adjourned the meeting at 4:16 p.m.