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Galveston College Board of Regents honors late regent George Black
News Release
Thursday, June 14, 2018

GALVESTON, Texas – The Galveston Community College District Board of Regents on Wednesday honored and remembered the late George F. Black with a resolution recognizing his 13 years of service to the students, faculty, staff and community as a member of the board.

In presenting a framed copy of the resolution to Regent Black’s widow, Sherry, Galveston College Board of Regents Chair Ray Lewis shared special memories of the former chair, vice chair and secretary of the board and his service on numerous board committees, including Facilities, Policies and Planning, and as the college’s representative to the Galveston College Foundation Board of Directors.

Faculty Senate Chair Don Davison, professor of business/accounting, in presenting a resolution from the Galveston College Faculty Senate, recounted Regent Black’s advocacy of the students, faculty, staff and citizens of the college district.

A graduate of Galveston College and Texas A&M University, Regent Black served at the state level as a member of the Community and Technical College Leadership Council of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. He was active in Galveston’s First Lutheran Church and was a leader in several community organizations, including the Galveston Kiwanis Club, the Bay Area Council of Boy Scouts and the Mardi Gras Krewe of Gambrinus.

In other business, the board

  • set June 26 at 5:30 p.m. as the date and time for canvassing the returns of the June 16 runoff election for position 7 on the Galveston College Board of Regents;
  • approved insurance coverage policy renewals with the National Flood Insurance Program and Texas Windstorm Insurance Association;
  • accepted a proposal from the Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund for insurance coverage;
  • approved the purchase of furniture for the digital photography lab and new Diagnostic Medical Sonography program lab;
  • approved the purchase of computer servers for the new Computer and Network Administration program;
  • approved a proposal to refresh the college’s computer network servers;
  • accepted the retirements of Pamela C. Britton, assistant professor of Vocational Nursing, effective May 31 and Dr. Susan M. Shea, professor of Associate Degree Nursing, effective Aug. 31;
  • awarded tenure to faculty members, Dr. Srirajya Rudrabhatla, Biology, and Rodrigo Santoyo, Developmental Mathematics;
  • ratified the employment of Jaime Retiz as instructor and director of the new Diagnostic Medical Sonography program;
  • adopted a resolution granting residence homestead tax exemptions for the 2018 tax year;
  • approved the 2018 Budget and Tax Rate Planning Calendar;
  • approved a consulting services agreement with McWilliams Governmental Affairs Consultants; and
  • Ratified the reappointment of faculty members, Sandra L. Martinez and Daniel W. Fink.

Pictured: Galveston College Board of Regents Chair Ray Lewis presents a resolution honoring Regent George F. Black to Sherry Black, as Vice Chair Karen Flowers and Secretary Fred Raschke look on.





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