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Higher Education
Board of Trustees
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, April 01, 2011

The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Thursday voted unanimously to declare a financial exigency at the college.

A declaration of a financial exigency gives notice that the college may conduct lay offs, or a reduction in force. Area schools have been considering reductions in staff levels due to budget issues stemming from reductions in state funding allocations.

The college board voted unanimously to approve proposed fee increases for the 2011-2012 school year.

The college board voted 5-1, with Don Criss opposed, to appoint Tomas Garcia as examiner in the Advising and Testing Services Department.

The college board voted 5-1, with Criss opposed, to appoint Carmen Allen as research analyst of assessment and surveys in the Institutional Research Department.

The college board voted 5-1, with Criss opposed, to accept the review of the Welding Technology Program.

The college board voted 5-1, with Criss opposed, to accept advisory services for THECB reporting of workforce and continuing education.

The college board voted 5-1, with Criss opposing, to accept advisory services for an updated follow-up status report.

The college board took several items into executive session, including the disposition of an employee grievance and action on the contract of COM President, Michael Elam. A full report on the action from those items will be available at a later date.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Trustee Clemon Provost was absent.  Agenda




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