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Minutes of Regular Meeting BC3 Board of Trustees

April 21, 2010

Science & Technology Building Board Room



Meeting Subject Subject Description
Members PresentJoan Chew, William DiCuccio, Jessica Forsythe, Gordon Marburger, Bruce Mazzoni, Bill McCarrier, Glenn Miller, Dale Pinkerton, Dick Rittelmann, Eric Schultz, Robert Smith, Ray Steffler, Don Tylinski
Members AbsentBrian Ellis, Grace Hawkins, Gene Marcink
Also PresentLinda Dodd, John Kearney, Nick Neupauer, Bill O’Brien, Brian Opitz, Ruth Purcell, Julie Sheptak, Francie Spigelmyer, Megan Duncan-Butler Eagle, Jessica Turnbull-Valley News Dispatch
Call To Order Mr. Steffler called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. 
Agenda Mr. McCarrier moved to approve the revised agenda to include the addition of two action items.  Motion Carried.
MinutesMr. Schultz moved to approve the Minutes of the March 17, 2010, Regular Board Meeting.  Motion Carried.
Introduction of GuestsSusan Changnon introduced today’s guests.
Treasurer's ReportJim Hrabosky reviewed the March Operating, Capital, Academic Enhancement and Restricted Funds Budget Summaries, as well as the Enrollment Report.  The Budget Summaries were accepted as presented.   
Public CommentNone
Presidentís Report Dr. Neupauer reported on the following:


State Activities
  -Dr. Neupauer attended the annual meeting of the PA Commission for Community Colleges on April 11-13.  At this meeting, the presidents received the 2009-14 community college strategic plan.  On 3/23/10, the PA House of Representatives adopted a Resolution, making April 2010, “Pennsylvania Community College Month” and it encourages all citizens to recognize, appreciate and support the contributions these institutions make to their communities and to this Commonwealth.  BC3 student, Jenette Armentrout, was recognized at the annual banquet on 4/12 as a member of the PA All-Academic Team.  She is also a bronze scholarship recipient from Coca Cola.  Jenette received a full scholarship to a PASSHE institution.
College Activities
-4/28 LindenPointe groundbreaking
-Brian Opitz updated the Board on the Building D renovation.  The renovation is six weeks in and currently one week ahead of schedule. 
-There were 217 applications received at the 3/20 Open House, with 500-600 in attendance.
-Fall credit registration began on 4/19.  To date, we are up 292 students (a 36% increase) from this time last year (two days into registration).
-Summer registration is up 194 students (a 15.5% increase) from this time last year.  Several classes are already at capacity.
-5/01 March of Dimes Walk for Babies on campus; Dr. & Mrs. Neupauer are co-chairs for this event.

Committee Reports  

Mr. Steffler reported that Executive Sessions were held on 4/07 & 4/21 to consult with the College’s solicitor.  The Executive Committee met on 4/05 to discuss the current County situation as related to BC3.  The Executive Committee met with the Finance Committee on 4/15 to discuss the release of College funds from the Office of the County Controller.

Action Item
Motion, Lawsuit vs. Controller of Butler County
Dr. DiCuccio moved to ratify the action taken to join the Board of Butler County Commissioners as a voluntary plaintiff in the lawsuit against the Controller of Butler County.  Motion Carried.

Mr. Coulter reported that the above Motion is the appropriate action and this will expedite the process.

Finance No report.
Facilities No report.
Personnel No report.
No report.
Delegate Reports
Foundation Ms. Chew and Ruth Purcell reported on the following:
-The Conservancy Task Force held two meetings in April.  They are currently in the fact-finding stage.
-Meetings have been held with T.W. Phillips Gas and Oil to discuss Marcellus Shale exploration, as well as capital improvements at The Conservancy.
-The 7th annual Pioneer Golf Outing is scheduled for 5/07, at St. Jude Golf Club.
-Marketing the 15th annual BC3 Education Foundation Golf Outing for sponsors has begun.
-The LindenPointe groundbreaking is scheduled for 4/28.
-Bring Your Children to Work Day was held at The Conservancy on 4/16.
-Wedding season begins at The Conservancy on 4/24.
-The Conservancy is partnering with the Butler County Chamber of Commerce to host the Home & Garden Show on 5/08.
-Butler A.M. Rotary is organizing a Jazz Festival fund raiser on 8/22 at The Conservancy.
-The second annual Extreme Croquet fund raiser for The Conservancy is 6/25.


Alumni Assoc.

Mr. Miller reported on the following:
-Assisting the Zelienople Volunteer Fire Company with a Community Challenge Match to establish memorial scholarships for the three Seneca Valley High School students who passed away in January.
-The Pioneer golf outing at St. Jude Golf Club will be held on 5/07.                                     
-Planning a “BC3 Night at Pullman Park” sponsored by the Alumni Council.
-Campus clean–up is scheduled for 5/17, to prepare the campus for graduation.

Old Business

No report.

New Business

Action Item
Motion, Bylaws of the Board of Trustees
Mr. Rittelmann moved to approve the revision of “By-laws of the Board of Trustees” to the Administrative Manual, Section 2.07, Article V, Section 1-Mettings, A. to change the number of regular annual meetings of the Board of Trustees from ten to nine.  Motion Carried.

Motion, Lois Jean Robertson Extended Sabbatical

Dr. Smith moved to approve an extended sabbatical leave for the period of April 1-June 15, 2010.  Motion Carried.

Informational Items

-Mr. Steffler reported on the PA Commission for Community College’s annual meeting and student awards banquet on April 12-13, 2010.

-Mr. Steffler asked the Trustees to try to attend the 4/28 groundbreaking at LindenPointe.


Dr. Tylinski moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion Carried.  The meeting adjourned at
1: 05 p.m.

Jessica Forsythe

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