Seward County Community College/Area Technical School President Duane Dunn and Fort Hays State University President Mirta Martin

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School President Duane Dunn and Fort Hays State University President Mirta Martin discuss details of the articulation agreement between the two institutions during Martin's visit to Liberal. Martin, who recently took office as the president of FHSU, toured the SCCC/ATS campus, which she described as impressive and beautiful, before lunch with the SCCC/ATS Board of Trustees and deans.
The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees met Thursday with the college’s 2014-15 academic year off to a positive start.
“I went to the Presidential Scholars Dinner [last week] and I could not have been more impressed with the students,” said trustee Sharon Hobble. “They were so friendly and outgoing.”
Board president Ron Oliver agreed.
“That’s a good group of students,” he said.

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AGENDA
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Hobble Academic Building Boardroom
7:30 P.M.


I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of August 4, 2014

III. Visitor Reports:
A. Introduction of New Faculty and Staff
B. SCCC/ATS Foundation
C. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A. Personnel Report
B. Review of succession plan
C. TRiO Student Support Services Grant
D. Bids:
1. Food Safety/Science Lab Construction
2. Virtual Server Environment Upgrade
3. Network Storage Upgrade

VII. College Reports:
A. Dean Rapp
B. Dean Thatcher
C. Dean Donovan
D. Dean Sander
E. President Dunn

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Executive Session

XI. Adjourn


Music and memory will play out in harmony next weekend at the Seward County Community College Showcase Theater when the Lori Geis Choir Alumni present a benefit concert "Honoring Lori's Legacy." The event, set for 7 p.m. is free to the public with a free will donation to the SCCC/ATS Foundation for music scholarships in Geis' memory.

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Strong early numbers indicate enrollment for the 2014-15 academic year at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is likely to increase, and the dorms are nearly full already, based on reservations received. The good news came in a report to the SCCC/ATS board of trustees during the August meeting on Monday.

A budget hearing at the meeting - open to the public - passed quietly, without comments. The board approved the budget as presented with a vote of 4-0. Chairman Ron Oliver, John Engel and Sharon Hobble were present. Dustin Ormiston, who was out of town, participated via speaker phone in order to establish a quorum. Board members Marvin Chance and Rick Brenneman were absent.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School's board of trustees voted
Monday to approve a 3.99 mill levy increase for the upcoming year. The funds will
enable the college to stay on course in the aftermath of stagnant state aid and
declining property values.

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NACE brought its industry-standard training to Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. The class is the latest installment in a 23-year partnership with the industry leader.

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AGENDA
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Monday, August 4, 2014
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
7:30 p.m.


I. Call to Order

II. Open Official Budget Hearing

III. Approval of Minutes of July 21, 2014

IV. Visitor Reports:
A. Introduction of New Faculty and Staff
B. Board of Trustee Comments

V. Old Business

VI. Hearings/Petitions

VII. New Business
A. Personnel Report
B. SCCC/ATS Foundation Facility Request as per Board Policy #113
C. Board Policy Manual: Policy #301 College Organizational Structure
D. Bids and Quotes: Food Science and Safety Laboratory Equipment

VIII. College Reports
A. Dean Rapp
B. Dean Thatcher
C. Dean Donovan
D. Dean Sander
E. President Dunn

IX. Bills Pending

X. Close Budget Hearing/Adoption of 2014-2015 Budget

XI. Other

XII. Adjourn





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July 30, 2014
AGENDA
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Monday, July 21, 2014
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
7:30 P.M.



I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of June 23, 2014

III. Visitor Reports:
A. Introduction of New Employees
B. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business:

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A. Personnel Report
B. Annual Organization of Board:
1. Election of Officers
2. Designation of Voting Delegate at ACCT Congress
3. Trustee Committees
C. Board Policy Manual:
1. Board Policy Series #114, Policy on Nondiscrimination/Appointment of Compliance Officer
2. Board Policy Series #619, Fringe Benefits
D. EduKan Consortium Financial Audit Report
E. Adoption of FY2015 Institutional Goals
F. September Board Meeting Date
G. Agreement to Employ Board Attorney
H. Legal Publication of the College
I. Authorization to Publish FY2015 Budget

VII. College Reports:
A. Dean Rapp
B. Dean Thatcher
C. Dean Donovan
D. Dean Sander
E. President Dunn

VIII. Final June 2014 Bills

IX. Bills Pending

X. Other

XI. Adjourn

Camper Emily Ibarra of Great Bend and visiting professor, Dr. Pamela Hatesohl of Kansas State University stir small batches of yogurt they will allow to ferment.

Though the Food Science and Safety program at Seward County Community College/ATS is relatively new, the career and industry possibilities are broad. This year’s FSS Summer Academy introduced students to the chemistry and biology used to study food properties, food spoilage, food processing and foodborne diseases.
What that meant in practical terms was yogurt-making, Amish friendship bread and even a cookout — after students learned the science of meat safety by injecting E.coli bacteria into raw hamburger, preparing slides, and observing what happened over time.

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