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Galveston College Board of Regents
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, February 09, 2012

The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to renew a contract with Roadrunner Restoration for disaster restoration and recovery services.

The contract was renewed for a 12 month term, with four renewal options of 12-months each.

Galveston College utilized the company's services following Hurricane Ike. There is no retainer to the contract, which provides products and services on an “as-needed” basis following a disaster, using an itemized price list.

The college board voted unanimously to accept the Gulf Coast Partners Achieving Student Success Grant for 2012. The grant totals $600,000, and provides assistance in preparing students for college level courses through a partnership with Ball High School.

The college board voted unanimously to accept the retirement of Randy Lankford, a biology professor who served more than 42 years with the college.

The college board voted 7-1-1, with Greg Roof opposed and Tino Gonzalez abstaining, to move forward on the purchase of real property. The item was discussed during an executive session.

The college board voted unanimously to approve a joint election agreement with the City of Galveston for the May 12 General and Special Elections.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present.  Agenda

During the meeting, student representative Krista Cárdenas reported that the college's Student Government Association is building a float that will take part in parades presented by the Krewe of Aquarias and Krewe of Gambrinus during the upcoming Mardi Gras celebration.

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