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Higher Education
Galveston College Board of Regents
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to accept a $50,000 Skills for Small Business Program Grant through the Texas Workforce Commission.

The grant will provide training for small private businesses in the area, and fund tuition and fees for new and existing employees. The grant will pay for up to $1,450 for new employee training, and $725 for existing employees.

The college is working with Hometown Bank of Galveston for use of a portion of the grant for training of some of the bank's employees.

The college board tabled action regarding write-offs of uncollectable student debts and third party receivables. The item will be discussed at the board's September 27 special meeting.

The college board will also take a vote on the college's 2011 tax rate at the September 27 meeting.

The college board voted unanimously to name Regent Armin Cantini as delegate and Regent Raymond Lewis as alternate to the Association of Community College Trustees Annual Leadership Congress.

The college board voted unanimously to rebid an annual contract for electrical services.

The college board voted unanimously to accept the TRIO – Upward Bound Program Grant award from the United States Department of Justice for the 2011-2012 project year.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present, with Regent Dr. Greg Roof leaving prior to the end of the meeting.  Agenda

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