Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:03 PM
Subject: [infolist] Trustee meeting summary
On April 21 the JCCC board of trustees met for their regular monthly meeting and the annual budget workshop.
Awards and recognition
- Karen Martley, executive director, community/workforce development, received The Chair Academy’s 2011 International Exemplary Leader Award, which recognizes her ability to advance academic and administrative leadership on campus.
- Carl Heinrich, athletic director, received from the National Junior College Athletic Association the George E. Killian Award of Excellence, which recognizes those willing to serve and volunteer to support the organization.
- Sophomore center Elizabeth Smith was recently named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and State Farm Junior College/Community College All-America honorable mention team. She is the fourth player in JCCC history to be named a WBCA All-American. Smith helped lead JCCC to a school record 32 wins and a fifth place finish in the NJCAA D-II Tournament. Formerly of Blue Valley Northwest High School, Smith started in all 72 of her career games at JCCC.
- JCCC sophomore forward Taylor Bird and freshman point guard Tanchelle Hollingsworth were recently named as 2011 NJCAA women’s basketball division II All-Americans. Bird was selected to the first team, becoming the sixth player in JCCC history to garner first-team accolades. Hollingsworth was a second-team selection. Both players helped JCCC to a school record of 32 wins and a fifth-place finish in the NJCAA D-II tournament.
- The JCCC debate team won the prestigious McClintock Award, presented to the national champion community college team, at the Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA) National Tournament held at Binghamton, N.Y., in March. The CEDA national championship is based on the team’s earned points during the entire season in competition with four-year colleges and universities as well as other community colleges. JCCC was the top ranked community college the entire 2010-2011 season and finished by a significant margin of points. JCCC dominated the head-to-head competition with fellow community college debate teams throughout the season. This is the second year in a row JCCC has won the National Championship and fifth year in a row JCCC has been in the top three in community college sweepstakes.
- Two JCCC debaters, Jeremy David and Tyler Kowalewski, were both awarded the “All-American Debater Award” in a field of predominately four-year college recipients. This award distinction is given to 30 debaters in the country who represent the best of intercollegiate debate. Recipients demonstrate competitive success, good conduct and contributions to their squad.
- JCCC was also recognized with a Top 3 Public Sphere Award given to debate programs, which over the course of the past academic year have best advanced the values of debate in the public sphere through sponsorship of public debate activities. JCCC was recognized for its end-of-the-semester public debates that have record turnouts and for its retirement home public debates.
Dick Carter, the college’s lobbyist in Topeka, discussed developments in the state Senate and House of Representatives as legislators move toward a final vote on the state budget. Estimates forecast a nearly $10.2 million decrease in expected revenues for the current fiscal year and calculate a $21.5 million expected reduction in receipts for FY2012. The new forecast places the governor’s budget around $15.4 million short at the end of FY12.
- The board approved the treasurer’s report for February 2011.
- The board approved new courses in entrepreneurship, history and marketing and a new certificate in medical coding, to be introduced in spring 2012.
- The board approved clinical affiliate agreements for the administration of justice, business office technology, dental hygiene, early childhood education, emergency medical science, health care interpreting, polysomnography, practical nursing and health occupations, respiratory care and health and human services programs.
- The board approved changes to policy 428.01, Tobacco-Free Campus (see below).
- The board approved the proposal from CDW Government LLC for an amount not to exceed $203,000 for the first phase of a voiceover IP system (the delivery of voice communications over an Internet protocol network) to replace the existing Nortel phone and voicemail system. This first phase includes the Olathe Health Education Center and two data centers on campus. The complete implementation is anticipated to occur over a three-year period based on available funding.
- The board approved the proposal from DLR Group for architectural, engineering and food service consultant services for the new Hospitality and Culinary Academy in an amount not to exceed $739,600, plus usual and customary reimbursable expenses. The academy will be located on the northwest side of the campus.
- The board approved the proposal of $132,657.96 from Datalink Corporation for blade servers. The servers will support desktop virtualization of up to 500 simultaneous client connections and will improve efficiency, reduce labor costs, extend PC lifecycles, reduce security risks, and provide greater flexibility by allowing staff and faculty access to applications and data regardless of location.
- The board approved the lowest acceptable bids of $20,189.50 from Bulbs N More, Inc., $24,587 from City Lighting Products Company, $16,292 from French Gerleman, $1,181 from Interstate Electrical Supply, Inc., $4,803.60 from Wesco Distribution Inc., and $5,160 from Western Extralite Company for the establishment of annual contracts for light bulbs and ballasts at a total expenditure not to exceed $72,213.10. The bulbs and ballasts will be used as replacements in all buildings across campus. The initial term of the contract will be from May 1, 2011, to April 30, 2012. The contract is renewable for one additional year upon approval by both parties.
- The board approved a $1,000 sponsorship for El Centro’s Second Annual Heart of Opportunity Luncheon this month.
- The board approved the renewal of the benefits consulting agreement with Holmes Murphy & Associates, Inc., at a total expenditure not to exceed $35,000.
- The board approved the renewal of the flexible benefits administration contract with Cafeteria Plan Administrators LLC at a total expenditure not to exceed $49,000.
- The board approved the renewal of the employee assistance plan administration contract with Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City at a total expenditure not to exceed $37,000.
- The board approved the low bid of $28,063 from Kansas City Audio Visual for audiovisual equipment to be used in the emergency medical science simulation lab.
On Aug. 1, 2011, Johnson County Community College will become a tobacco-free campus, with smoking permitted only in an individual’s car in the parking lot and in the two smoking huts behind ITC. Beginning on that date, JCCC Police will issue tickets to people smoking on campus. (The first ticket will be a warning; subsequent tickets will cost the smoker $10 each.)
The college will offer smoking cessation classes on campus; classes are also available through the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, Johnson County Health Department, Olathe Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
Until Aug. 1, 2011, smokers may continue to smoke on campus in the designated smoking areas.
The trustees reviewed the college’s proposed 2011-2012 budget. The primary operating budget is $138,587,788 , which is less than the 2010-2011 budget of $140,456,180. The 2011-2012 budget has been built on these assumptions:
- We’d see a decrease of 1.25 percent in assessed valuation from the county and no change in funding from the state.
- There would be no increase in the mill levy. The levy would include the capital outlay levy of .500 mills.
- We’d experience a 2 percent increase in enrollment.
- Tuition would increase by $6 for in-state students and $16 for out-of-state students.
- There would be no new full-time faculty and staff positions.
- Capital budgets would be based on need; operating budgets would be subject to PBS, the process for prioritizing the budget so that college resources are allocated according to the priorities outlined in the college’s strategic plan
The board will approve the college’s 2011-2012 operating budget at the May board meeting and its legal budget in August.
The next meeting of the JCCC board of trustees is at 5 p.m. May 19 in the Hugh W. Speer Board Room, 137 GEB. Board of trustee meetings are open to the public. For more details, see a copy of the board packet at http://www.jccc.edu/files/pdf/board/packets/2011/apr-11.pdf.