Board of Directors Meeting
College Drive Campus - April 26, 2019 - Minutes
Alan Alley, Rick Clark, Brooke Elswick-Robinson, Leigh Latherow, Ann Perkins, Kailee Ross, Ramona Salyer, Chrisha Spears
Karen Blevins, Larry Ferguson, Tim Gibbs, Allison Goble, Mike James, Pam Miller, Brooke Seasor, Steve Woodburn
CALL TO ORDER
Board Chair, Ann Perkins, called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m. in the John & Pat Stewart Board Room on the College Drive Campus of Ashland Community and Technical College.
APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
Members reviewed the minutes of the February 20, 2019 meeting. Leigh Latherow made a motion to accept the minutes as written. Ramona Salyer seconded the motion. All voted to approve the minutes.
REVIEW OF 2018-2019 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Dr. Larry Ferguson presented the Board of Directors a recap of his accomplishments, October 2018 through April 2019. He used, as a visual, a PowerPoint presentation (copy attached). The format of the presentation was in line with the KCTCS guide for evaluation of the college president. He spoke regarding ACTC’s vision for the future and the institution’s ROI (relevance, outcomes, impact). He walked the Board through the four areas of evaluation (institutional leadership/management, educational leadership/internal relations, external relations and College Board relations) explaining the strategies and accomplishments in each area. In addition, he discussed five ACTC strategic goals and how ACTC is performing under each one.
EVALUATION OF PRESIDENT FERGUSON
Ann Perkins, Chair of the ACTC Board of Directors, led members in the annual evaluation of the president. Using the KCTCS College Board of Directors Annual Evaluation of the College President’s Performance and Effectiveness form as their guide (copy attached), Board members unanimously rated Dr. Ferguson’s performance as EE (exceeds expectations) in every category. Members feel he has done an outstanding job in the short time he has been ACTC’s president. They expressed great confidence in his leadership and felt his previous experience at the System Office level and his past presidency in Alabama will continue to help him as president of ACTC.
2019-2020 PROPOSED BUDGET
Dean of Business Affairs, Karen Blevins, began the discussion of the 2019-2020 budget by reminding members that ACTC’s revenue comes from two main sources: tuition and state appropriation. She explained that student credit hours mean more to our budget than head count. Dean Blevins also noted that Performance Based Funding adds a new level of accountability.
President Ferguson led Board members through the details of the 2019-2020 budget using a PowerPoint presentation (copy attached). He compared ACTC’s enrollment trends and discussed Performance Based Funding (copy attached), explaining how each affect our revenue. Lastly, he walked through each line item of the revenues and expenditures of the 2019-2020 proposed budget (copy attached).
In closing, Dr. Ferguson commended Dean Blevins and her staff for their diligent and daily budget work. He reminded members that Ashland Community & Technical College is a conservative college.
APPROVAL OF 2019-2020 BUDGET
Board Chair, Ann Perkins, asked for a motion regarding the 2019-2020 budget. Rick Clark made the motion to approve it as written and Ramona Salyer seconded. It was unanimously approved.
APPROVAL OF 2019-2020 MEETING DATES
Chair Perkins asked members to look over the proposed 2019-2020 Board of Directors meetings dates. Presently no one objected to any of the dates so it was agreed that the Board would plan to meet as proposed.
BOARD CHAIR COMMENTS
In closing Chair Ann Perkins reminded those in attendance of the importance of the upcoming May state primary elections and the importance of the election to our college and the state as a whole. She encouraged everyone to vote in the primary and to advocate for funding for higher education.
Leigh Latherow made a motion to adjourn. Chrisha Spears seconded the motion. All were in favor. The meeting adjourned at 10:05 a.m.
Pam Miller, Recorder