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Minutes of Regular Meeting BC3 Board of Trustees

May 19, 2010

Science & Technology Building Board Room



Meeting Subject Subject Description
Members PresentJoan Chew, Jessica Forsythe, Grace Hawkins, Gordon Marburger, Gene Marcink,
Bruce Mazzoni, Bill McCarrier, Dale Pinkerton, Eric Schultz, Ray Steffler, Don Tylinski
Members AbsentWilliam DiCuccio, Brian Ellis, Glenn Miller, Dick Rittelmann, Robert Smith
Also PresentSusan Changnon, Linda Dodd, Jim Hrabosky, John Kearney, Pat Massaro,
Nick Neupauer, Bill O’Brien, Brian Opitz, Ruth Purcell, Julie Sheptak, Francie Spigelmyer, James Coulter, Megan Duncan-Butler Eagle
Call To Order Mr. Steffler called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m.   
Agenda Ms. Chew 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 April 21, 2010, Regular Board Meeting.  Motion Carried.
Introduction of GuestsSusan Changnon introduced today’s guests.
Treasurer's ReportJim Hrabosky reviewed the April 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 and three students participated in the 4/27 Lobby Day events in Harrisburg.  Thank you to Brian Ellis for hosting the group.
-The Advance PA advocacy campaign is in process with online petitions.
College Activities
-The College will be closed on May 28-31 for the Memorial Day holiday.
-Nearly 2,000 attended the 5/18 Commencement ceremony. -Summer enrollment is up 7.7% and credit count is up 10.4%.  Fall enrollment is up 13.3% and credit count is up 15.8%.  Main Campus is up 14.3%; Lawrence Crossing is up 1.6%; LindenPointe is up 41%; Out-of-State is up 50%.
-Senator Scarnati is working with us for the expansion in underserved areas.
-We have received good coverage from the Eagle regarding the Armstrong Lodge roof.  Kudos to Brian Opitz and his staff for the clean-up. -Work Study funding has been cut $30,000.
-The Children’s Creative Learning Center received Star 4 level through the Keystone Stars program.
-Linda Dodd is the College and University Personnel Association member of the year. An Executive Session was held from 12:50-2:05 p.m. to consult with the College’s solicitor regarding litigation involving the Butler County Controller’s decision to withhold budgeted funds due the College.


Action Item
Mr. Schultz moved to approve authorizing the VP for Administration and Finance to engage in the submission of a RFP to obtain the exact cost and specifications for evaluating the cost to obtain an auditable indirect cost plan that meets the requirements of the OMB Circular A-21 and includes a calculation of an out-of-county tuition rate reflective of all costs, both direct and indirect.  Motion Carried.


Committee Reports  
Executive Mr. Steffler reported that Committee met on 5/14 to discuss the pending lawsuit.
Finance \Mr. Schultz reported that the Committee met on 4/27 to discuss indirect cost allocation.  The Committee also met on 5/18 to discuss the proposed 2010-11 budget, auditing services, parking fees and PDE giveback.  Jim Hrabosky presented the proposed budget to the full board.  The budget was built with no operating increases from the state or county.  The budget includes a $5 per credit increase in tuition.


Action Items
Mr. Schultz moved to approve the proposed 2010-11 budget as presented.  Motion Carried.

Mr. Schultz moved to adopt the 2010-11 Tuition Policy as presented:  In-county tuition at a rate of $84 per credit hour; non-sponsored PA residents at a rate of $168 per credit hour and out-of-state residents at a rate of $242 per credit hour.  Motion Carried. Mr. Schultz moved to approve the extension of Maher Duessel CPAs’ appointment as Butler County Community College’s auditor through fiscal year ending 6/30/10, for a fee of $31,300.
Facilities Mr. McCarrier reported that the Committee met on 5/14 to discuss the recent damage to the Armstrong Lodge and review quotes for Cranberry Center sidewalk replacement and exterior building painting.  Brian Opitz reported on the Committee’s tour of Armstrong Lodge.  Due to the substantial structural damage, the Committee recommends to demolish the Lodge.  The former Bookstore will be prepared to house the Children’s Creative Learning Center for the fall term.  The PA Dept. of Education has been contacted as there is not enough time to go through the bidding process to renovate the building for an August start.
Personnel Mr. Steffler reminded the Trustees to complete their evaluation of Dr. Neupauer and return it to Linda Dodd.
No report.
Delegate Reports
Foundation Ms. Chew and Ruth Purcell reported on the following:
-The LindenPointe project is going well.  Brian Opitz is the Clerk-of the-Works for the project.                                                                                                                                                    -2-
-Approximately 250 visitors toured the Marcraig House at the Home and Garden Show, located at The Conservancy on 5/08.
-The second annual Extreme Croquet and Lawn Party will be held on 6/25.


Alumni Assoc. Ruth Purcell reported on the following:
-The Pioneer golf outing was held on 5/07.  It was a great day with 68 golfers enjoying the new venue.                                        
-Planning a “BC3 Night at Pullman Park” on 7/30.  The event is co-sponsored by the Alumni Council and the BC3 Social Committee.


Old Business

No report.

New Business

Action Item
Motion, 2010-11 Officer Nominations
Mr. Steffler presented the slate of candidates for 2010-11:
Chair                      Ray Steffler
Vice-Chair             William DiCuccio
Secretary              Jessica  Forsythe
Treasurer              Eric Schultz
Mr. Steffler opened nominations from the floor for each office.  There were no nominations.  Ms. Chew moved to accept the slate of candidates and closed the nominations.  Motion Carried.

An Executive Session was held from 2:40-2:53 p.m. to discuss personnel-related issues.

Adjournment Ms. Forsythe moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion Carried.  The meeting adjourned at
2:53 p.m.
Jessica Forsythe

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