North Central State College

                                                       Board of Trustees= Meeting

                                                                   May 23, 2001




1.                  CALL TO ORDER


The Chairman, Mr. Brad Preston, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


2.                  ROLL CALL


The Secretary called the roll.


Present:            Dr. Ford

Dr. Kafer

Mr. Kehoe

Mr. Preston

Mr. Schmid

Mr. Wiseman


Absent:           Mrs. Humphrey

Dr. Ressallat

Mr. Ross


The Chairman declared a quorum in attendance.


3.                  INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS


The Chairman introduced Brian White, Superintendent of Physical Plant Facilities.


4.                  APPROVAL OF MINUTES


The Chairman called for questions or comments regarding the minutes of the April 18, 2001, meeting.  Hearing none, the Chairman called for a motion to approve the minutes as submitted.  Mr. Schmid moved to approve the April 18, 2001, minutes seconded by Mr. Wiseman.  The motion carried unanimously.


5.                  TREASURER=S REPORT


Mr. Miller presented the Treasurer=s Report for the period ending April 30, 2001.  Mr. Miller reported that revenues for April totaled $614,862.  Mr. Miller stated that the Other Revenues line item in the amount of <$49,207> represents the Bookstore payment.  Expenditures for the month were $1,186,202 leaving a deficit of <$571,340>.  Year-to-date revenues are $12,096,382 and year-to-date expenditures are $11,033,655 leaving an excess of $1,062,727.  Mr. Miller concluded his report stating that the StarOhio month end balance for April is $2,724,407.


6.                  OLD BUSINESS


Evaluation Sub Committee


Dr. Kafer informed the Board that Mr. Preston asked her to head up an Evaluation Sub Committee.  Dr. Kafer asked Mr. Ross and Mrs. Humphrey to be members of the committee.  Dr. Kafer went on to explain the process they went through and gave a brief report on what they came up with .  The process should be flexible, open, and on-going.  Dr. Kafer distributed a document the committee had produced to use as an aide during the President=s evaluation.  The committee will get together to discuss the review and bring it to the full board.  Dr. Kafer also distributed the Noel Levitz Executive Summary.  Mr. Wiseman moved to adopt the recommendation of the committee to use the document as a blue print in which to conduct the President=s review, subject to modifications.  Mr. Kehoe seconded the recommendation and the motion passed unanimously.


Discussion of Revised Shared Services Agreement


Dr. Abrams stated that Mr. Ross, Mr. Miller, Mr. Harkness, Mr. Preston, and himself had a meeting yesterday.  They are continuing to work on accountability and process issues.  The Board continued to discuss the status of the agreement.


7.                  NEW BUSINESS


1.                  Part-Time Spring Quarter Agreements - Mr. Collins presented the Spring quarter Part-Time Agreements report.  Mr. Collins stated that this is a standard report listing adjunct faculty for Spring quarter and faculty receiving adjunct pay for Spring quarter.  Mr. Collins also stated this report is an informational item and formal action is not required by the Board.


2.                  Mr. Miller presented Resolution R-2001-14 - Approval of Employment of College Personnel.  Mr. Miller stated that these are not new positions.  The Tech Prep Recruiter position is a replacement and the second position was previously approved.  This position was made possible by two 12-month faculty moving to a  nine month contract.


                                           CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF

                                      EMPLOYMENT OF COLLEGE PERSONNEL




BE IT RESOLVED: by the Board of Trustees that the following non-academic professional staff is hereby awarded an employment agreement at the salary and dates stipulated below:





Crystal Escalera, Tech Prep College Recruiter

SALARY: $4,262.83 prorated from $25,000.00 for a fiscal year


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: by the Board of Trustees that the following faculty is hereby awarded an employment agreement at the salary and dates stipulated below:



Kendra Hall, Physical Therapist Assistant Instructor

SALARY: $26,323.00 for a fiscal year.


ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Wiseman moved approval of R-2001-14.  Mr. Schmid seconded the motion, and the motion carried unanimously.


3.                  Mr. Miller presented Resolution R-2001-15 - Consideration of Approval of Salary Increases.  Mr. Miller stated that the three individuals listed in the resolution are the individuals who petitioned and decertified with the union.  Last July they were not included in the wage increase.







WHEREAS: the employees of North Central State College were granted a salary increase effective July 1, 2000, and


WHEREAS: the Maintenance Assistants of North Central State College were not granted a salary increase effective July 1, 2000,


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: by the Board of Trustees that William Bogolis, William Hipsher, and David Pisel be hereby granted a salary increase of $1,040.00 to base salary retroactive to July 1, 2000.


ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Schmid moved approval of R-2001-15.  Mr. Kehoe seconded the motion, and the motion carried unanimously.


4.                  Dr. Abrams presented Resolution R-2001-16 - Consideration of Approval of 2001-2002 Contract with Mansfield City Schools.  Dr. Abrams stated that this is an annual activity to approve and update for providing classrooms for Vocational Training.  This is the same contract as last year with some adjustments.





                                  CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF 2001-2002

                                  CONTRACT WITH MANSFIELD CITY SCHOOLS




WHEREAS: the Board of Trustees of North Central State College endorses the philosophy that supports vocational programs at the secondary school level and also adult education programs for certain related vocational education programs, and


WHEREAS: the Mansfield City Schools require additional space and equipment to properly provide secondary vocational programs and adult vocational education programs in certain trade and industry areas, and


WHEREAS: North Central State College and the Board of Trustees wish to make available its resources as appropriate in support of community needs, and


WHEREAS: suitable space and equipment can be provided to the Mansfield City Schools by North Central State College.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: that the Board of Trustees endorses and authorizes the administration of the College to enter into agreements with Mansfield City Schools for the period of July 1, 2001, to June 30, 2002, to provide facilities for certain classes of their secondary and adult vocational programs as per the contract presented.


ACTION TAKEN: Dr. Kafer moved approval of R-2001-016.  Mr. Schmid seconded the motion, and the motion carried unanimously.


5.                  Mr. Miller presented Resolution R-2001-17 - Consideration of Approval of Carpet Bid.  Mr. Miller stated that the carpet will be installed in the Child Development Center.  Two bids were received for this project. $20,000 will be taken out of the Shared Services Basic Renovations budget and $3,392 will be taken out of the Early Headstart Grant as indicated in the resolution on competitive bid.


ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Wiseman moved approval of R-2001-17.  Mr. Schmid seconded the motion, and the motion carried unanimously.


8.                  BOARD CHAIRMAN=S REPORT


Mr. Preston informed the Board that he attended the Spring OACC meeting.  He announced that the Fall OACC meeting will be hosted by NC State on September 13 and 14 at Mohican Lodge.  The theme of the meeting will be AThe Learning College@.  On the evening of the 13th there will be a barbeque at Malabar.  Mr. Preston feels that it is important the Board members make every attempt to attend the conference.  Mr. Preston also informed the Board that Terry O=Banion will be the keynote speaker at the conference.  Mr. O=Banion is an authority on Learning Centeredness.  He will speak half of the day for OACC and the other half at the College for the faculty and staff to coincide with the in-service days.


9.                  PRESIDENT=S REPORT


Discussion of Proposed FY 2002 Budget - Dr. Abrams stated that this is the month we usually come with a specific budget proposal but due to the challenges at the State level we are unable to do so at this meeting.  He stated that he hopes to bring a proposal for Board approval next month.  Dr. Abrams distributed a draft report of the 2001-2002 budget and discussed the report with the Board.


Advanced Technology Training Center - Dr. Abrams informed the Board that on State Route 39 where the speed limit drops from 55 to 35 there is a billboard sponsored by some businesses in Shelby welcoming NC State to Shelby.


Other - Dr. Abrams shared with the Board the bronze cast college seal that Beth Franz had created.  He stated that it will be mounted to the podium for use at events such as commencement.


Dr. Abrams also stated that Dr. Bill Benz, President of Ashland University, will be the commencement speaker.  Commencement is June 8.


Bob Zettler discussed the book Skill Wars and informed the Board that the author of this book will be on campus conducting a seminar on June 6 & 7.  A grant was received from Jobs & Families First to cover the cost of the seminar.




The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 168 of the Fallerius Technical Education Center.


11.              ADJOURNMENT


The Chairman called for any additional business requiring Board action.


ACTION TAKEN: As there was no further business for Board approval, a motion was made by Dr. Ford, seconded by Mr. Kehoe to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously and the meeting adjourned.







Respectively submitted:                                     Mr. J. Bradford Preston, Chairman

Lisa A. Kitts, Secretary