Board Business: Copiah Lincoln Community College board of trustees

Published 9:53 am Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Copiah Lincoln Community College board of trustees met Oct. 2

• Co-Lin President Ronnie Nettles presented his goals for the 2014-2015 year including: Construction – building a new roof on Stevens Hall, construct a new Early Childhood Education Building, construction of a pedestrian corridor, and replace the rood/mechanical upgrades on the Tom Reid Academic Building; develop funding plan to begin construction on a new women’s dormitory for the Wesson campus, improve graduation and success rates, support efforts and plans to reduce student loan default rates, and develop a balanced budget.

• Approved the transfer of Janice Jarvis as Academic Adviser in SOAR to Director of SOAR at the Natchez Campus effective Oct. 1, 2014 ($43,000 – 12 month)

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• Approved the establishment of a four-day class schedule (five-day work schedule at the Natchez Campus, effective spring 2015.

Vice President of the Natchez Campus Teresa A. Busby said they have had many informal discussion with students and have come to the conclusion that a four-day class schedule would best meet the needs of their students, who are primarily commuters.

Board president Nettles said this will help with recruitment because it would allow more students to have jobs. He added they are not currently in discussions about switching the Wesson campus to four-days, but it is a possibility for the future.

• Approved purchase orders over $5,000 totaling $241,192.43.

• Approved the MACJC special assessments for fiscal year 2015 in the amount of $14,700.40.

• Approved the declaration of a mobile home that was used as a mobile lab by the Adult Basic Education office as surplus property and authorized its disposal

• Approved to accept the donation of one CY tilt truck, 17 18-gallon totes and three 95-gallon containers from the City of Natchez as part of a grant funded by MDEQ, Regional Recycling Cooperative Grant.

• Approved the lowest and best bid on the Lula Stevens Dormitory reroofing project on the Wesson Campus from Mandal’s Inc. in the amount of $125,555.

• Approved the 2014 Campus Security and Safety Annual Report

• Approved the 2014 Campus Fire Safety Report