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Minutes of Regular Meeting BC3 Board of Trustees

April 18, 2012

Science and Technology Board Room, Main Campus

 

 

Meeting Subject Subject Description
Members Present Joan Chew, Jim Ferguson, Jessica Forsythe, Kim Geyer, Grace Hawkins, Jennifer Linn, Gordon Marburger, Bruce Mazzoni, Bill McCarrier, Scott McDowell, Glenn Miller, Dick Rittelmann, Ray Steffler
Members Absent William DiCuccio, Brian Ellis, Don Tylinski
Also Present Susan Changnon, Linda Dodd, Jim Hrabosky, Pat Massaro, Nick Neupauer, Bill O’Brien, Brian Opitz, Ruth Purcell, Julie Sheptak, Francie Spigelmyer, Dina Fricke, Mark Zorn, Peggy Abersold, Ed Biller-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 Resolution 12-05. Motion Carried.
Minutes Mr. McDowell moved to approve the Minutes of the March 21, 2012, 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, Restricted Funds Budget Summaries.  He also reviewed the Enrollment Report as of April 18, 2012.  The Budget Summaries were accepted as presented. 
Public Comment None
President's Report Dr. Neupauer reported on the following:

State and Federal Activities
-Mr. Steffler, Dr. Neupauer, several members of President’s Cabinet and staff attended the annual meeting of the PA Commission for Community Colleges on April 1-3, in Hershey.  Students, April Beaman and Joy Dillon were honored as part of the All-PA Academic Team at a banquet on April 2.  For their academic achievement and community service, they will receive a full scholarship to any PASSHE university.
-On April 3, Dr. Neupauer and five students met with Legislators during a visit to Harrisburg as part of Lobby Day activities.  The students did a fantastic job.
-The U.S. Secretary of Labor spoke at the Community College of Allegheny County on April 17.  Dr. Neupauer attended the event which included discussions about the IBEW and other partnerships.
-On May 8, Dr. Neupauer will testify to the State Senate on the Veterans Affairs Committee.  He will represent the 14 community colleges.
-Early word on the state budget is that community colleges will be cut five percent.  This means a $350,000 cut.  Community colleges were cut $770,000 last year.

College Activities
-The annual spring Open House was held on the Main Campus on March 21.  Over 300 guests attended with 175 applications for admission submitted.
-The Boy Scout Merit Badge Academy was held on the Main Campus on
March 31.  It was a very successful event.
-Nursing student, David Raisor, passed away unexpectedly on April 8.  Robin Miller of Thompson-Miller Funeral Home did a phenomenal job conducting grief counseling for students, faculty and staff.
-We are moving forward with the RFPs for student housing, a capital campaign feasibility study, Library renovation and master planning.
-Construction bids for the Shaffer Walking and Running Trail are due on May 14.
-All 16 students enrolled in the first Marcellus Shale Roustabout training have found employment.  There are seven students enrolled in the next cohort.
Committee Reports  
Executive Mr. Steffler reported the committee met on April 17, to hear an update on faculty negotiations.
Finance No report.
Facilities Mr. Rittelmann reported the committee met this morning to discuss the Shaffer Walking and Running Trail.  Construction bids are due on May 14. 

The Cranberry Expansion Committee’s report is complete and will be presented to the Facilities committee in May, then to the Trustees for consideration in June. 

A number of Master Plan projects are in the works including the Library renovation.  The projects will be packaged, budget numbers applied, and an implementation schedule developed, then presented to the Board for review.  We must file an application to PDE for 50% funding of capital projects.  We must provide the 50% match.  We have $3 million for the Library renovation.  The Board must adopt a resolution, recognizing we are submitting the application to PDE for scoring purposes.  The state has not come through with funding for two years and no funding is expected this year, but we must be prepared.
Personnel No report.
Academic
Assessment
No report.
Delegate Reports
Foundation Ruth Purcell reported on the following:
-Several Cabinet members and Steve Joseph attended a Library renovation conference in Baltimore on March 25-28.  This renovation will play a large part in the capital campaign.
-The Foundation Board met on March 8, and approved the following new members:  Maurice Goodwin, Lewis McEwen and Tony Shakely.
-The Golf committee decided to increase the sponsorship goal by 20% and grow the basket raffle portion of the event as a means to increase net revenue.
-Lynn Ismail and Michelle Jamieson attended a Small Games of Chance seminar sponsored by the Butler County Treasurer’s office.
-Ruth thanked Mrs. Hawkins and Mr. Miller for their contribution to the annual campaign.
Old Business Please read the BC3 Strategic Plan 2010-2015 as it will be part of an upcoming work session
New Business Resolution 12-05 – Application for State Assistance for Construction of Community College Facilities
Mr. Rittelmann moved to approve the submission of the Application to include renovation of the John A. Beck, Jr. Library and infrastructure upgrades to the Business and Allied Health Building.  The estimate project cost listed n the application is $4,700,000.  Motion Carried.
Commencement is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m.  Details will be forthcoming.  Mr. Peter Varischetti is the keynote speaker.  He will provide an appropriate motivational message.
Executive Session An Executive Session was held from 1:10 to 2:00 p.m. to discuss personnel-related issues.
Adjournment Mr. Mazzoni moved to adjourn the meeting.  Motion Carried.  The meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.
 
 
Jessica Forsythe
Secretary

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