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College of the Mainland Board of Trustees
News Release
Tuesday, November 01, 2011


College of the Mainland Board of Trustees met for its regular scheduled monthly meeting Oct. 31, 2011, at 12:31 p.m. in the Enrollment Center Boardroom. The meeting was called to order by chair Ralph Holm. The full board was present: Rosalie Kettler; Ralph Holm; Roney McCrary; Wayne Miles; Clemon Prevost; Bennie Mathews; and Nick Stepchinski. All votes were unanimous unless noted.

Action items included:

The financial and investment reports, as well as the minutes from the Sept. 26, 2011 meeting and committee meetings, were approved by the board. The College Board unanimously appointed Sandra Belcher as Collegiate High School principal; Stephanie Stroud, assistant professor of medical/surgical nursing. The Board of Trustees approved tenure for Carla Anderson, professor of Criminal Justice; Savannah Davis, professor of Cosmetology; Julianne Duncan, professor of Emergency Management Services; Kay Frieze, professor of Health Information Management; and Jamie Powell, professor of Cosmetology.

The Board of Trustees approved replacement of gym pool filter, re-roofing of gym swimming pool area, and replacement of AHU and coil of the LRC and Fine Arts Buildings. No action was taken on the North County facilities.

In action items, the College Board approved first reading of local policy revisions, and approved second reading of local policy readings. The Board approved the COM Emergency Operations Plan and an articulation agreement with Lamar University. Trustees voted unanimously on vending services and signature changes for Texas First State Bank safe deposit box. The Board unanimously approved the purchase of a Dell computer and COM’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.

The Board moved to executive session, after two hours the board took no action on President Elam’s contract. The next regularly scheduled board meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 12:30 p.m.  For more information on board meetings, contact Rosie Rojas at 409-933-8271.

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