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Minutes of Regular Meeting BC3 Board of Trustees

August 19, 2009

Science & Technology Building Board Room



Meeting Subject Subject Description
Members Present Joan Chew, William DiCuccio, Jessica Forsythe, Grace Hawkins, Gene Marcink, Bruce Mazzoni, Eric Schultz, Ray Steffler
Members Absent Brian Ellis, Gordon Marburger, Bill McCarrier, Glenn Miller, Dale Pinkerton, Dick Rittelmann, Robert Smith, Don Tylinski
Also Present Linda Dodd, Jim Hrabosky, John Kearney, Nick Neupauer, Bill O’Brien, Brian Opitz, Julie Sheptak, Renee Piovesan, Jean Garrett, 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 agenda. Motion Carried. Mr. Steffler welcomed Mr. Bruce Mazzoni to the Board of Trustees.
Minutes Dr. DiCuccio moved to approve the Minutes of the June 17, 2009, Regular Board Meeting. Motion Carried.
Introduction of Guests Susan Changnon introduced today’s guests.
Treasurer's Report Jim Hrabosky reviewed the June and July Operating, Capital, Academic Enhancement and Restricted Funds Budget Summaries, as well as the Enrollment Report. The Budget Summaries were accepted as presented.
Public Comment None
President’s Report Dr. Neupauer reported on the following:
State Activities
-Dr. Neupauer attended a meeting of the Community College Presidents last week. The topic of discussion was “what-if” scenarios if the state budget is not passed soon.
-The lack of a state budget will have an impact on our grant programs. ACT 101, New Choices/New Options and Dual Enrollment are likely to be eliminated in the state budget. Staff is working into August, then on a month-by-month basis.
-The state budget will continue to be an area of concern for at least the next two years.
College Activities
-The College will be closed on September 7 for the Labor Day holiday.
-BC3 has experienced the most growth as compared to the other PA community colleges. -After the 8/07 purge, enrollment was up 16.2% over this time last year. The number of credits sold is up 17.3% (3,000 more credits than fall 08-09). Enrollment increases by location: Main Campus increased 10.5%, Lawrence County increased 30%, Mercer County increased 20%, other PA counties increased 32.5%, out-of-state increased 20%. We have 3,900 credit students enrolled to date.
-The College’s strategic plan is being finalized.
-A meeting was held on 7/30 with Lt. Governor Scarnati to discuss BC3’s role in Jefferson County as part of an 11-county consortium.
-Francie Spigelmyer held a part-time faculty orientation on 8/15, with over 70 in attendance.
-The LindenPointe expansion project is in process.
-The Nursing Division received $37,000 from PHEAA and $8,500 from the Edna McKenzie Scholarship.
-Dr. & Mrs. Neupauer will co-chair the 2010 March of Dimes walk-a-thon on 5/01.
Committee Reports
Executive Mr. Schultz reported that the Executive Committee met on 7/31 to consider a change order to the Pioneer Café Phase II renovation. In order for the project to be completed in time for the start of the fall semester, the change order request needed to be brought to the Board before today’s meeting. The Board gave the Executive Committee authorization to act on its behalf in such circumstances, with ratification of the action at the next regular meeting. The Committee approved a $320,595 add to the R.A. Glancy & Sons, Inc. contract to add an outdoor seating area and the renovation of restrooms to meet applicable building code.
Resolution 09-04, Pioneer Café Phase II Renovation Change Order Ratification
  Mr. Schultz moved to ratify the Executive Committee’s action taken on 7/31/09, to approve the Change Order of a $320,595 add submitted by R.A. Glancy & Sons, Inc. Motion Carried.
Finance Mr. Schultz reported that the Finance Committee met on 8/14 to discuss the Mercer County expansion project and business plan; potential cash generators; projected statement of cash flows as related to the delay in the adoption of the state budget; impact of enrollment numbers, using reserve funds to balance the budget and preparing for the 2010/11 budget.
Facilities No report.
Personnel A revision was made to Ordinance No. 8 Tobacco-Free Campus that was adopted by the Board on June 17, 2009.
Motion, Ordinance No. 8 Tobacco-Free Campus Revision
  Dr. DiCuccio moved to approve the revised Tobacco-Free Campus Ordinance as presented. Motion Carried.
Assessment No report.
Delegate Reports
Foundation Ms. Chew & Dr. Neupauer reported on the following:
-The annual golf outing is scheduled for 8/24, with 78 golfers registered. There are several new sponsors this year. Credit goes to the Foundation staff for this event.
-The Conservancy is hosting Extreme Croquet for Penn Township’s Community Day on 8/22.
-The Conservancy is preparing for the VNA Butterfly Release Memorial Celebration and Conservancy Open House on 9/13.
Alumni Assoc. Dr. Neupauer reported on the following:
-Finalized plans to host an Alumni Caribbean cruise in September 2010.
-Planning receptions for Computer majors and Phi Theta Kappa in conjunction with the Oak Hills Legacy Dinner on October 17.
-Three Distinguished Alumni have been selected and will be announced once they verify their attendance at the Oak Hills Legacy Dinner.
Old Business No report.
New Business Informational Items
The September 16, 2009, board meeting will be held at the Lawrence Crossing site in New Castle.
Executive Session An Executive Session was held from 1:15-2:15 p.m. to discuss personnel-related issues.
Adjournment Dr. DiCuccio moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion Carried. The meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.
Jessica Forsythe


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