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MINUTES—REGULAR MEETING

BOARD OF REGENTS

NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE

March 12, 2007

The Board of Regents of North Central Texas College met in a regular session on Monday,

March 12, 2007 in the Conference room in the ASC Building. Dr. Bill Ledbetter called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and established a quorum. A DVD recording of this meeting will be held in the President’s office for a period of two years as an attachment to the minutes to reflect a verbatim account of the proceedings.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Dr. Bill Ledbetter, Chairman

Mr. David Flusche, Vice-Chairman

Mr. Steve Gaylord, Secretary

Mr. Ken Coolen

Dr. Milton Dickson Mr. Troy Idom

ADMINISTRATORS/STAFF PRESENT:

Dr. Eddie Hadlock, President

Mr. Rodger Boyce

Dr. Stephen Broyles

Dr. Lee Ann Nutt

Ms. Sandy Otto

Dr. Condoa Parrent

Ms. Liz Petersen

Ms. Debbie Sharp


RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Dr. Hadlock presented certificates to students from the NCTC Student Government Association in appreciation for their recent participation in Community College Day in Austin. The event was hosted by the Texas Junior College Student Government Association. While in Austin the students lobbied legislators to increase funding for community colleges in an effort to bring down the cost of tuition.  The SGA met with Noe Barrios, Legislative Director and Dianne Helms, Regional Coordinator for Senator Estes’ office. 
OPEN FORUM
Mr. Ken Arterbury addressed the Board regarding the Title III Grant and the Corinth Campus expansion. He encouraged the board to consider the leasing options proposed.
Mr. John Aytes addressed the Board regarding the placement of Executive Session on the agenda. He requested it be held at the end of the Board meeting to allow the public the opportunity to observe the entire meeting.

DISPOSITION OF MINUTES

Mr. Gaylord moved to approve the February 19, 2007 minutes. Mr. Coolen seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.



REPORTS



A. Financial
Liz Petersen, Comptroller of Financial Services, certified that all transfers were made according to Board policy, State and Federal regulations, and internal control procedures. The Board reviewed transfer of funds for February 2007, which totaled $1,078,898.75.
The funds in TEXPOOL for February 2007 totaled $16,225,645.61. There was a total of $5,616,007.63 in Board Designated Reserves.
Ms. Petersen presented the detail of security holdings, book value progression, and market value comparison as of February 2007. A copy of the February 2007 Financial Reports will be made a permanent part of these minutes.
B. M.J. Cox 300 Building
Mr. Dave K. Isbell, Isbell Engineering Group, Inc., reported to the Board the results of the investigation of existing foundation distress in the 300 Building. He stated the purpose of this investigation and report was to determine the cause of the distress of the floor slab in the 300 Building at the Gainesville Campus of North Central Texas College. In addition, recommendations were presented for remediation of the distress and potential costs for repair and renovation of the building.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
At 6:41 p.m. Chairman Ledbetter announced the Board would recess the regular meeting and go directly into executive session as provided for by Texas Government Code 551.074: Personnel Matters. The executive session adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
CONSIDERATION OF POSSIBLE ACTION ON MATTERS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION
Mr. Gaylord moved to approve the faculty contracts for 2007-2008 as recommended by Dr. Hadlock. Mr. Coolen seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Gaylord moved to employ Dr. Janie Neighbors as Vice President of Financial Services at an annual salary of $70,000. Dr. Dickson seconded, and the motion passed five to one. Mr. Idom voted against.
Mr. Flusche moved to approve the expansion of duties and promotion for Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, Provost of the Corinth Campus, to an annual salary of $90,000 effective March 1, 2007. Mr. Coolen seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
OLD BUSINESS
A. Consideration of Approval to Use Board Designated Reserve Funds for Proposed Expansion of Corinth Campus
Mr. Gaylord moved to adopt option #3 (lease only) for the proposed expansion of the Corinth Campus. Dr. Dickson seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
NEW BUSINESS
A. Consideration of Approval of the Resolution of Endorsement of the Texoma Regional Consortium Regional Economic Growth Strategy
Mr. Gaylord moved to approve the Resolution of Endorsement of the Texoma Regional Consortium Regional Economic Growth Strategy. Mr. Coolen seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
B. Consideration of Approval of Request for Academic Leave with Pay
Mr. Coolen moved to approve the request for academic leave with pay for Maria Cecilia Salisbury. Mr. Idom seconded, and the motion passed four to two. Mr. Flusche and Mr. Gaylord voted against.

C. Consideration of Ratifying Continuing Education Fees for 2007-2008

Mr. Gaylord moved to approve the ratifying of Continuing Education fees for 2007-2008. Mr. Flusche seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.


D. Consideration of Tuition Rates for 2007-2008
Mr. Gaylord moved to table this agenda item. Mr. Flusche seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
E. Consideration of Personnel
Mr. Gaylord moved to approve the employment of Tracey Fleniken, Student Success Center Counselor, for the period of April 1, 2007 – August 31, 2007. Mr. Idom seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 9:10 p.m.


ATTEST:

___________________ _____________________

Chairman of the Board Secretary

Dr. Bill Ledbetter Stephen M. Gaylord



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