Board of Directors Meeting
College Drive Campus-John & Pat Stewart Board Room
April 27, 2022
Rick Clark, Ben Collier, Brooke Elswick-Robinson, Addie Howard, Kathryn Lamp, Vicki McGinnis, Jason Salyers
Amanda Collins, Ramona Salyer
Taylor Alexander, Kellie Allen, Karen Blevins, Todd Brand, Larry Ferguson, Steve Flouhouse, Pam Miller, Brooke Seasor, Steve Woodburn
CALL TO ORDER
Board Chair, Rick Clark, called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m. A quorum was present.
APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
Members reviewed the minutes of the February 3, 2022, meeting. Kathryn Lamp made a motion to accept the minutes as written. Ben Collier seconded the motion. All voted to approve the minutes.
REVIEW OF 2021-2022 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Dr. Larry Ferguson presented the Board of Directors a recap of his accomplishments, July 1, 2021, through April 1, 2022. 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 walked the Board through the four areas of evaluation (Institutional Leadership/Management, Educational Leadership/Internal Relations, External Relations and College Board Relations) explaining his strategies and accomplishments in each area. In addition, he reported the current state (outcomes) of ACTC’s 2016-2022 Strategic Plan.
EVALUATION OF PRESIDENT FERGUSON
Rick Clark, 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 gave Dr. Ferguson high praise for his leadership during the year, noting his always positive attitude and the amazing things accomplished, always within budget constraints. They described him as a pillar of the community and a great representative of the college and the community.
2022-2023 PROPOSED BUDGET
President Ferguson led Board members through the details of the proposed 2022-2023 budget using a PowerPoint presentation (copy attached). He discussed each line item of the revenues and expenditures. He reminded members that Ashland Community & Technical College gets only 42% of its funding by state appropriation. After endorsement by the ACTC Board of Directors, the budget will eventually move through the channels of approval by the Board of Regents (BOR) and the Council of Post-Secondary Education (CPE).
APPROVAL OF 2022-2023 BUDGET
Board Chair Rick Clark asked for a motion to endorse the 2022-2023 budget. Brooke Elswick-Robinson made the motion to endorse the proposed budget, as written, and Kathryn Lamp seconded. It was unanimously approved (copy attached).
2022-2026 STRATEGIC PLAN
Dr. Ferguson presented the proposed 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, Progress--People, Process, Partners (copy attached). The plan is similar to the overall KCTCS Strategic Plan. It will measure, among other things, employee retention (People), enrollment (Process) and industry sector, post KCTCS outcomes (Partners).
APPROVAL OF 2022-2026 STRATEGIC PLAN
Ben Collier made a motion to approve the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan. Kathryn Lamp seconded the motion. All approved.
APPROVAL OF 2022-2023 MEETING DATES
Members did not note any conflicts with the proposed meeting dates. Brooke Elswick-Robinson made a motion to accept the dates, Kathryn Lamp seconded the motion. All approved.
BOARD CHAIR COMMENTS
In closing, Chair Rick Clark mentioned that several Board of members’ appointments will expire soon. Any that desire to remain on the Board should contact Dr. Ferguson and he will help them start the process of possible reappointment. Rick said he was proud to be a part of this Board and appreciates everyone’s hard work.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:04 a.m. by Chair Rick Clark.
Pam Miller, Recorder