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

The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to accept a proposal from Creole Design of Houston to provide services as the residential architect for the Student Housing Project.

The board had voted to terminate its contract with EYP as the institutional architect for the Student Housing Project.

The board voted to ratify acceptance of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Basic Grant Award for program year 2018-2019.

The college will receive $115,078 for the program year. Last year, the college had received $94,791 through the grant.

The board voted to accept the United States Department of Education's TRIO – Upward Bound Program Supplemental Grant Award.

The college is receiving a $40,000 supplemental award in addition to the $315,155 grant.

The board voted to accept the U.S. Department of Education's Title V Grant Award – Development Hispanic Serving Institutions Program.

The college is receiving $549,996 for the initial program year, and anticipates receiving a total of $2,749,938 over a five-year period.

The board voted to direct the board president to proceed as discussed in executive session regarding the purchase of property.

All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda

During the meeting, the board heard a report from Vice President of Instruction Dr. Cissy Matthews regarding the dual credit program. Matthews announced that there are 588 students enrolled in dual credit courses this semester, taking high school and college credit courses concurrently.

The board also heard a presentation on Dr. Laimutis Bytautus, associate professor of Chemistry, who is a co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation Grant project.





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