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Higher Education
Galveston College Board of Regents
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to order an election of board members for May 5 and accepting the terms of a contract for election services with Galveston County.

Regents with terms expiring in May are Tino Gonzalez in Position 1, Fred Raschke in Position 2 and Karen Flowers in Position 3. The college will also host a special election for the unexpired term for Position 7, which had been held by George Black. Candidates are elected to 6-year terms. The term for Position 7 expires in 2022.

Candidate filing will take place through February 16 for the regular election, and through March 5 for the special election.

Early voting for the election begins April 23 and continues through May 1.

The board took no action regarding a recommendation concerning the Main Campus Instructional Building for Nursing and Health Sciences Programs, Applied Technology Center Instructional Building, and the Student Housing Projects.

There was no recommendation available for the item.

The board voted unanimously to accept a recommendation from the Facilities Committee regarding insurance claims and mitigation grant funding for campus facilities damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

The board voted unanimously to approve the proposed 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Academic Calendars.

The board voted unanimously to ratify the appointment of Samuel Flores, Jr. and Chase McGlinchey as full-time instructors.

Flores is an instructor of welding, and McGlinchey is an instructor of EMS.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Regent Carl Kelly was absent and Position 7 is vacant. Agenda

During the meeting, the board heard updates regarding the Criminal Justice Program, which has approximately 120 students enrolled. The college is also working toward its first full-time police academy.

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