April 2, 2014 Minutes

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES

            Wednesday, April 2, 2014

TATC – Board Room

            88 South Tooele Blvd., Tooele, Utah

 

 

 

Board Members Present: Joyce Hogan-Chair, Thomas Bingham, Donna Dillingham-Evans, Phillip Eaton, Charles Hansen, Julia Holt, Karen Nelson, Marvin Shafer, Kathy Taylor, Dave Ulery, Scott Wilkinson

Staff Present: Robert Allen, Sarah Anderson, Ellen Lange-Christenson, Scott Snelson, Jonathan Tibbets

Guests: Robert Brems-UCAT President, Dana Miller-SWATC President, Jordan Rushton-UCAT Director of Public Relations

 

 

Welcome & Introductions

Joyce Hogan welcomed Board Members and guests. Ms. Hogan thanked members for their continued efforts serving on the TATC Board and welcomed Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) President Robert Brems, South West Applied Technology College (SWATC) President Dana Miller and UCAT Director of Public Relations Jordan Rushton.

 

Campus Report

President Miller presented an award to TATC and President Snelson for SWATC’s appreciation in obtaining the legislative funding for their new building. 

 

President Brems and Mr. Rushton presented the new UCAT Student of the Year Program to the Board that will go into effect fiscal year 2015.  The Student of the Year Program is designed to highlight UCAT’s outstanding student body and serve as a marketing tool.    

 

Dean Dillingham-Evans presented on the new Utah State University Math, Science and Technology building that will be located in the Education Corridor just south of the Community Learning Center.  The groundbreaking for this building will take place on May 15, 2014.  Dean Dillingham-Evans is currently looking for donations from the community for the building.   

 

Scott Snelson commented on the four previous awards TATC has received for the building and announced two new awards including LEED Silver Certification for Energy Efficiency and the Best in Higher Education Award from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Rocky Mountain Chapter 2014.  Mr. Snelson thanked Ms. Lange-Christenson for her work and creativity in designing the interior of TATC.  

 

Mr. Snelson reported that TATC had received official notification from the Council on Occupational Education (COE) that the school is compliant in all programs.

 

Mr. Snelson explained that TATC is increasing needs-based scholarships and implementing merit-based scholarships for students by participating in the Ken Garff Keys to Success program, issuing two scholarships for Career and Technical Education at the State Office of Education and a NASA Space Grant scholarship.


Mr. Snelson commented on Kathy Taylor’s induction into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame.  The Board congratulated Ms. Taylor on her induction and noted her multiple years of service to Tooele County.

 

Committee Reports:

 

Finance & Audit

Dave Ulery reported that the 2012-2013 Annual Financial Audit Report had been completed and the Auditors reported all financial statements were correct as shown.  The only correction from the State Auditors was to have a second individual review journal entries. Dave Ulery moved to approve the 2012-2013 Annual Financial Audit Report, seconded by Kathy Taylor. Motion passed unanimously.

 

Mr. Ulery noted that the Truth in Tuition Public Hearing to review the potential tuition increase would take place on Monday, April 7, 2014 and was announced in the Transcript Bulletin on April 1, 2014. Scott Snleson commented that the recommendation from the UCAT campus presidents was to not raise tuition.    

 

Instruction & Student Services

Charles Hansen reviewed the Employer Advisory Committee Reports and noted that all committees commented on positive impact the new facility has had on each program.

 

Jonathan Tibbets reviewed the Commercial Driver’s License Program Approval. Thomas Bingham moved to approve the Commercial Driver’s License Program, seconded by Charles Hansen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Mr. Tibbets reviewed the 2014-2015 Student Fees and explained the reason behind the changes in the fees. Mr. Snelson commented that the fees will be reviewed with the Tooele County School District Board of Education at their May board meeting.  Julia Holt moved to approve the 2014-2015 Student Fees, seconded by Thomas Bingham.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

 Ms. Lange-Christenson reviewed the Third Quarter Membership Hour and Enrollment Report for FY 2013-2014 and indicated that membership hours have increased by 40% and enrollment has increased by 49%.  Donna Dillingham-Evans moved to receive the FY 2013-2014 Third Quarter Membership Hour and Enrollment Report, seconded by Dave Ulery.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Ms. Lange-Christenson reported that the TATC Federal Financial Aid application is currently being reviewed and processed.

 

Planning & External Relations

Donna Dillingham-Evans reviewed House Bill 95 – Applied Technology College Governance.  Ms. Dillingham-Evans explained the bill was passed to create uniformity in the Board of Directors make-up across the UCAT system.  The TATC will be impacted by having one Tooele County School District Member on the board as opposed to three and there will no longer be a representative from Salt Lake Community College, leaving three positions on the board to fill.  Joyce Hogan, Dave Ulery and Charles


Hansen were elected to serve on the nominating committee for the new TATC board members.  Ms. Hogan thanked Julia Holt, Karen Nelson and Kathy Taylor for their service on the TATC Board.  Mr. Snelson noted that H.B. 95 goes into effect May 15, 2014.     

 

Scott Snelson reviewed the 2014-2015 UCAT/TATC Legislative Allocation with the board, specifically focusing on the Custom Fit Allocation.  Mr. Snelson indicated that further discussion and review on this topic will be conducted at the next TATC Board meeting. 

 

Ms. Dillingham-Evans reviewed the USU/TATC Joint Collaboration for the SBDC and Custom Fit Program Model.  Thomas Bingham moved to approve the USU/TATC Joint Collaboration for the SBDC and Custom Fit Program Model, seconded by Scott Wilkinson.  Motion passed unanimously

 

Action Items:

 

January 8, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

Karen Nelson moved to approve the January 8, 2014 Board meeting minutes as presented, seconded by Kathy Taylor.  Motion passed unanimously. 

 

2012-2013 Annual Financial Audit Report

Dave Ulery moved to approve the 2012-2013 Annual Financial Audit Report, seconded by Kathy Taylor. Motion passed unanimously.

 

2014-2015 Program Approval

Thomas Bingham moved to approve the Commercial Driver’s License Program, seconded by Charles Hansen.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

2014-2015 Student Fees Approval

Julia Holt moved to approve the 2014-2015 Student Fees, seconded by Thomas Bingham.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

SBDC Partnership

Thomas Bingham moved to approve the USU/TATC Joint Collaboration for the SBDC and Custom Fit Program Model, seconded by Scott Wilkinson.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

Information Items:

 

Scott Snelson reviewed the Council on Occupational Education Substantive Changes.

 

Mr. Snelson noted upcoming event at TATC including the Employer Advisory Committee Appreciation Dinner coming up on April 10, 2014, TATC hosting the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on April 23, 2014, TATC’s Student Recognition Ceremony on May 22, 2014, Education and Training Corridor Days on May 22, 23 & 28, 2014.


Mr. Snelson reviewed the DRAFT 2014-2015 Campus Calendar and asked board members to confirm the tentative board meeting dates.

 

Other Business:

 

Public Comment

Scott Wilkinson commented on the success of the Morton Salt Union Meetings held at TATC and noted that it was a great opportunity to get the Morton Salt management into the building. Mr. Wilkinson mentioned that Morton Salt is now developing an apprenticeship program in partnership with TATC.

 

Dave Ulery moved to adjourn, seconded by Charles Hansen.

 

Meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m.