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Board of Directors Meeting

Technology Drive Campus - September 12, 2019 - Minutes

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Alan Alley, Rick Clark, Ben Collier, Brooke Elswick-Robinson, Tiffany Kiwabonga, Kathryn Lamp, Bob Maher, Ramona Salyer, Chrisha Spears

MEMBERS ABSENT:

Amanda Collins

ALSO PRESENT:

Karen Blevins, Todd Brand, Terri Branham-Clark, Larry Ferguson, Steve Flouhouse, Allison Goble, Michelle Goodman, Leigh Latherow, Pam Miller, Ann Perkins, Brooke Seasor

CALL TO ORDER

Board Vice-Chair, Rick Clark, called the meeting to order at 8:37 a.m. in the Rocky Adkins Pavilion on the Technology Drive Campus of Ashland Community and Technical College.

BOARD MEMBER SWEARING-IN CEREMONY

Kentucky State Representative of the 100th District, Terri Branham-Clark, gave the Oath of Office Swearing-In for newly appointed Board members Benjamin Collier and Robert Maher.

APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

Members reviewed the minutes of the April 26, 2019 meeting. Ramona Salyer made a motion to accept the minutes as written. Kathryn Lamp seconded the motion. All voted to approve the minutes.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Ramona Salyer, Secretary to the Board, announced a slate of candidates to be considered for Board Officer positions: Rick Clark-Chair; Kathryn Lamp-Vice-Chair: Ramona Salyer-Secretary. A motion was made by Ramona to accept the slate of officers as presented. The motion was seconded by Bob Maher. By vote, the slate was unanimously approved. She announced that the term of service would run through December 31, 2020.

RECOGNITION OF FORMER BOD MEMBERS

Dr. Larry Ferguson, ACTC President & CEO, recognized former Board members, Ann Perkins and Leigh Latherow, for their service to Ashland Community and Technical College. Both were presented with a plaque honoring their service (Ann Perkins, 11 years and Leigh Latherow, 6 years). Ann and Leigh both expressed thanks for the opportunity to serve, along with their admiration of the important work ACTC does for our students and community.

PRESIDENT’S UPDATE

President Ferguson gave the following updates:

LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT

  • CULTURE, accessing and charting a path forward
    • Special work group helped identify 25 action items for the current year
  • Strategic Plan Review
    • Community Session 3/20
    • Faculty & Staff 3/29
    • 3 metrics
      • Experiential Learning
        • 17-18: 48.8%; 21-22: 73.3%
        • Apprenticeship position
      • Associate Degree Transfer
        • 17-18: 32.2%; 20-21: 38.8%
      • Retention URM
        • 17-18: 36.8%; 20-21: 53.1%
  • Implementation of the 4 Disciplines of Execution
    • Operating System for getting things done
    • Focus on a wildly important goal: graduation and transfer
    • Strategy versus Implementation
    • 8/22 & 23; Execution Design Session
    • 9/16 & 17; Manager Implementation Session
  • Mission Statement Revision
    • March, Faculty & Staff Input
    • July, Board reviewed and approved
    • August, Faculty & Staff approved,
    • September 20, Board of Regents
  • BUDGET As of 9/10/19, we have met our revenue projections for Fall 2019
    • Net SCHs now 0.94% over budget; 214 net schs.
    • We have produced a total of 25,965 credit hours in all forms – credential seeking, non-credential, visiting, high school, and workforce.
  • ENROLLMENT
    • As of 8/26, 2,146 (Goal of 2,090). 2.6% over goal
    • Moving Target: Snapshot is not until November 1, 2019
    • We met our goals for First Time Freshmen, First Time Transfer, and Readmits
    • We are not meeting the projections for non-credential and visiting students (MSU), nor returning students but we were close (1104 vs. 1125)
  • Loan Default Rate
    • Confirmed 29.9% cohort default rate for 2015.
    • 2016 is expected to be below the 30% threshold.
    • Our FY2017 current rate is 18.5%.

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP/INTERNAL RELATIONS

ACADEMICS

  • Marine Technology Update
  • CDL simulator
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Investments into our APT program
  • Investments into our CMM program
  • AIT program upgrades

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Goodpaster Building, HVAC. $800,000. Project to start mid-November, finished mid-February. Upgrading AC unit, new VAV’s, new controls, and duct cleaning

FOCUS/4DX

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Working closely with our legislators in preparation for upcoming session. Adkins, Webb, Bentley, Branham-Clark, Hinkle
    • KERS pension concerns
    • Dual Credit
  • We are working closely with the Greenup and Russell ATCs to offer dual credit for CTE
  • FUNDRAISING
    • ACTC
      • FY18: $8,195.88
      • FY19: $108,35.50
      • 1222% increase
    • CTCFA
      • FY18: $314,836.53
      • FY19: $448,244.48
      • 42% increase
    • GRANTS
      • Additive Manufacturing Program; $259,340
      • USDA, $99,500
      • Toyota, $40,000 for YWL

COLLEGE BOARD RELATIONS

  • Met with all new board members
  • One-on-one meetings with existing members

NEWS

  • On Tuesday we officially opened the Pathfinder Food Pantry on the CDC campus.
  • This week, we signed an MOA with Mountain Comprehensive Care to provide counseling services for students.

ACTC BOARD AND CABINET INTRODUCTIONS

Each Ashland Community and Technical College Board member and each ACTC Cabinet member gave a brief introduction of themselves to those in attendance.

BOARD CHAIR COMMENTS

In closing, Chair Rick Clark remarked that he is honored to serve as Chair of the Ashland Community and Technical College Board of Directors. He noted the importance of the college to our area economy. He stated his admiration for Dr. Ferguson’s leadership and looks forward to working with Dr. Ferguson, the Board and college employees to move the college forward. He said that serving on the Board is a way of giving back to his community.

ADJOURNMENT

Brooke Elswick-Robinson made a motion to adjourn. Ben Collier seconded the motion. All were in favor. The meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Pam Miller, Recorder