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Minutes of Regular Meeting BC3 Board of Trustees

April 17, 2013

Science and Technology Board Room, Main Campus

 

 

Meeting Subject Subject Description
Members Present Joan Chew, William DiCuccio, Jim Ferguson, Grace Hawkins, Jennifer Linn, Bruce Mazzoni, Scott McDowell, Dick Rittelmann, Nancy Staible, Ray Steffler
Members Absent Jessica Forsythe, Kim Geyer, Gordon Marburger, Bill McCarrier, Glenn Miller, Don Tylinski
Also Present Susan Changnon, Linda Dodd, Jim Hrabosky, Pat Massaro, Nick Neupauer, Brian Opitz, Ruth Purcell, Julie Sheptak, Francie Spigelmyer, Case Willoughby, Tina Fleeger, Ed Biller-Butler Eagle
Call To Order Mr. Steffler called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m.

Mr. Steffler asked for a moment of silence for all those affected by the Boston bombing on April 15.

In the absence of Ms. Forsythe, Mr. Mazzoni moved to elect Mrs. Hawkins as Secretary for today’s meeting.   Motion Carried.
Agenda Dr. DiCuccio moved to approve the revised agenda to include the addition of an action item.  Motion Carried.  
Minutes Mr. Mazzoni moved to approve the Minutes of the March 20, 2013, Regular Board Meeting.  Motion Carried.
Introduction of Guests Susan Changnon introduced today’s guests.
Treasurer's Report Jim Hrabosky reviewed the March Operating, Capital, Academic Enhancement and Restricted Funds Budget Summaries.  He also reviewed the Enrollment Report as of April 15, 2013.  The Budget Summaries were accepted as presented.

Mr. Rittelmann suggested the candidates for the office of Butler County Controller should be asked pointed questions about their views on BC3. Dr. Neupauer reported the candidates were invited to campus to share their views.  That meeting will take place soon.
Public Comment None
President's Report Dr. Neupauer reported on the following:

State and Federal Activities
-The PA Commission’s annual meeting and Lobby Day were held in Harrisburg on April 8 & 9.  Kudos to Brian Opitz and Susan Changnon for their presentation on campus safety.
-Representatives Ellis, Gibbons and Longietti and Senator Hutchinson met with BC3 students during the Lobby Day event at the Capitol building.
-Jim Hrabosky submitted the College’s capital needs list to the state for consideration.

College Activities
-An Open House was held on the main campus on March 23.  There were 200 applications for admission submitted.
-The formal announcement of BC3 @ Brockway was held on March 25 with 95 guests in attendance.
-On April 6, the Boy Scouts sponsored a Technology merit badge academy on the main campus for 180 Scouts.
-Donors to the 1999 capital campaign were acknowledged at a reception on April 12.
-The Shaffer Walking Trail ribbon cutting will be held on April 24.
-Dr. Neupauer will attend a tribute to the late Commissioner Jim Green on
May 2 in Slippery Rock.
-A community Information Night will be held at BC3 @ Brockway on May 6.
-The May board meeting and Commencement are both scheduled for May 15.
-BC3 is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from XTO Energy.
-Butler High School will offer the College Within the High School program this fall.  To date, 139 students are enrolled in two classes.  Kudos to Jane Dollhopf. -WTAE television and the Beaver County Times reported this week about the Community College of Beaver County and BC3 considering initiating a conversation to discuss a merger.  From BC3’s perspective, there is one decision that needs to be made. That is for our Board of Trustees to decide if it wishes to engage in exploring this idea with CCBC’s Board. There is no immediate time table to do so if at all.
Committee Reports  
Executive No report.
Finance Mr. Mazzoni reported the committee met on April 11 to discuss the following:
RFPs for the web page redesign and the student financial aid disbursement; the 2013-14 budget; a program reciprocity agreement; a student fee vote and a faculty contract update.

Resolution 13-17
Mr. Mazzoni moved to adopt the Program Reciprocity Agreement Memorandum of Understanding as presented, among Butler County Community College, Community College of Allegheny County, Community College of Beaver County and Westmoreland County Community College, giving students access to a wider variety of educational programs, while charging students of the other colleges $150 per credit hour instead of the standard double tuition.  Motion Carried.

Motion
Mr. Mazzoni moved to accept the proposal from BarkleyREI of Pittsburgh, PA, for web page redesign services at a cost of $294,000 as presented.   Motion Carried.
Facilities Mr. Rittelmann reported on the March 25 BC3 @ Brockway announcement.  The state is looking at BC3 as a crown jewel for serving a need in Clarion, Clearfield, Elk and Jefferson Counties.  Congratulations to Dr. Neupauer, the faculty and staff for making this site a reality.
Executive Session An Executive Session was held from 1:05 to 1:50 p.m. to discuss personnel-related issues.
Personnel Dr. DiCuccio reported the committee met on April 10 to hear an update on faculty negotiations.

                                            
Motion
Dr. DiCuccio moved to approve the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the Butler County Community College Education Assoc./ PSEA/NEA and the College effective July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2018.  As specified in Article 42, either party may opt to terminate the contract as of
June 30, 2016, or June 30, 2017, by giving written notice by October 31 of the preceding year.  Motion Carried.
Academic
Assessment
No report.
Delegate Reports
Foundation Ruth Purcell reported on the following:

-The Foundation is coordinating the opening and dedication ceremony for the Shaffer Walking Trial on April 24.
-Gifts totaling $4,000 to name benches and bollards on the Shaffer Walking Trail were received from BC3 Trustees, Foundation Board members and staff.
-Ruth attended a regional EITC meeting and is preparing for renewal designation as an innovative educational organization under the program.
-The Foundation is moving forward with a major gifts campaign.>
Old Business No report.
New Business -Mr. Ferguson and Mr. Miller will serve on the 2013-14 nominating committee.  If you are interested in serving as an officer next year, please let them know.
Adjournment Dr. DiCuccio moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion Carried.  The meeting adjourned at 1:55 p.m.
 
 
Jessica Forsythe
Secretary

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