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Minutes of Regular Meeting BC3 Board of Trustees

October 21, 2009

Science & Technology Building Board Room



Meeting Subject Subject Description
Members PresentJoan Chew, William DiCuccio, Brian Ellis, Jessica Forsythe, Grace Hawkins, Gordon Marburger, Bruce Mazzoni, Bill McCarrier, Dale Pinkerton, Dick Rittelmann, Eric Schultz, Bob Smith, Ray Steffler, Don Tylinski
Members Absent Gene Marcink, Glenn Miller
Also PresentSusan Changnon, Linda Dodd, Jim Hrabosky, John Kearney, Patrick Massaro, Nick Neupauer, Bill O’Brien, Brian Opitz, Julie Sheptak, Caitlin O’Reilly, Megan Duncan-Butler Eagle, Ken Hawk-Butler Radio Network
Call To OrderMr. Steffler called the meeting to order at 12:28 p.m.
Agenda Ms. Chew moved to approve the revised agenda to include the addition of an action item.  Motion Carried.
MinutesMr. McCarrier moved to approve the Minutes of the September 16, 2009, Regular Board Meeting.  Motion Carried.
Introduction of Guests Susan Changnon introduced today’s guests.
Treasurer's ReportJim Hrabosky reviewed the September 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
-With the state budget settled, community colleges will be cut .21%. That equates to a $17,859 cut for BC3. We will receive $8.347 million. However, $21.5 million of federal stimulus money will be used to fund the14 community colleges.
-The ACT 101 grant was cut from $8.6 million to $3 million.
-The New Choices/New Options grant was cut from $2.3 million to $1.5 million.
-Dual Enrollment was cut from $10 million to $8 million.
-Nick Neupauer was appointed to two committees of the PA Commission for Community Colleges – Political Action and Strategic Messaging.
-Nick Neupauer will attend a Presidents’ meeting next week in Harrisburg.

College Activities
-The College will be closed on November 25-28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
-Fall enrollment is 4,364.
-There are 350 people participating in the Zimride program, with 150 registering in September. We are the first community college in PA to use Zimride. -The campus public address system will be tested on 10/22. This will be the first test while classes are being held. Thank you to Pat Massaro & Rick Michelini for their work on this project.
-The annual Open House was held on 10/15.
-Backfill planning is in process.
-There were 160 in attendance at the Oak Hills Legacy Dinner on 10/17.
-Susan Changnon received notification that BC3 will receive a NCMPR District 1 Medallion Award for the 2007-08 Annual Report.

Committee Reports
Executive Mr. Steffler reported that there was a joint Executive and Facilities Committee meeting on 9/16.  Discussion points included additional classroom space in the former Student Services Building, renovation or demolition and new construction for the Armstrong Lodge and College use of the Nicklas House at The Conservancy.
Finance Mr. Schultz reported that the Committee met on 10/15 to discuss the photocopier/printer lease, preparation for the 2010 County budget presentation and the 2008-09 audit.
Facilities Mr. Rittelmann reported that the Committee met on 10/21 and was presented updates on the Public Safety Training Facility project, the Student Services Building renovation, a meeting that was held with the Decatur Drive property owner and The Conservancy.  The PSTF project is being funded with grant dollars.  The Student Services Building will be renovated to add six classrooms, four offices, one conference room and one work room.  A sprinkler system will be added to the building.  An enclosed walkway will link Student Services to the Humanities Building.  The Decatur Drive property continues to be evaluated.  There is no recommendation at this time with regard to the property.
Personnel Action Items
Resolution 09-06, Video Monitoring Policy Dr. DiCuccio moved to adopt the Video Monitoring Policy as presented. Motion Carried.

Resolution 09-07, Safety Policy Dr. Smith moved to adopt the Safety Policy as presented. Motion Carried contingent upon editing, approval of editing by legal counsel and the addition of students to the Safety Committee.

No report.
Delegate Reports

Dr. Neupauer reported on the following:
-The Foundation golf outing netted approximately $32,000.
-The BC3 Employee Annual Campaign has received approximately $23,000, with Dr. Neupauer promising to walk from the Old Stone House in Slippery Rock to BC3 if the goal of $25,000 is met.
-Ms. Chew distributed annual campaign solicitation letters to the Trustees on behalf of the Foundation Board of Directors.
-There was record attendance at this year’s Oak Hills Legacy Dinner on 10/17.
-Flyers have been completed for the New Year’s Eve afternoon Extreme Croquet event at The Conservancy.
-The sofa in The Conservancy’s library will be reupholstered by Premiere Upholstery in Butler with the fabric donated.
-The Conservancy is looking forward to a busy holiday season.

Alumni Assoc. Dr. Neupauer reported on the following:
-Received the 52nd Lifetime Member in the Alumni Association
-A reception was held for BC3 Computer majors and Phi Theta Kappa members on 10/17 in conjunction with the Oak Hills Legacy Dinner.
-Finalized plans for a Carnival cruise as an alumni fundraiser for September 2010.
-The Advancement Office staff is doing a phenomenal job in the absence of a Director.

Old Business No report.
New Business Informational Items
The PA Commission’s annual meeting and student recognition banquet will be held on Monday, April 12, 2010, at the Harrisburg Hilton.
Executive Session An Executive Session was held from 1:20-1:45 p.m. to discuss personnel-related issues.
Adjournment Mr. Schultz moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion Carried.  The meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m.
Jessica Forsythe


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