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October 1999 Minutes

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HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM

REGULAR MEETING OF

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

October 28, 1999

Minutes

The Board of Trustees of the Houston Community College System held a Regular

Meeting on October 28, 1999 at the Pinemont Center, 1265 Pinemont, Houston, Texas.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

Christopher W. Oliver, Chairman

Abel Davila, Vice-Chairman

James R. Murphy, Secretary

W. F. Russell, Deputy Secretary (arr. 4:56 p.m.)

Bruce A. Austin

John Fonteno

Herlinda Garcia

Carol H. Smith

ADMINISTRATION

Ruth Burgos-Sasscer, Chancellor

Sylvia Ramos, President, HCC-Southeast

Sue Cox, President, HCC-Southwest

Jack E. Daniels, President, HCC-Central

Margaret Forde, President, HCC-Northeast

Zachary Hodges, President, HCC-Northwest

Charles Cook, Vice Chancellor, Educational Development file:///D|/system/boardserv/meetings/1999minutes/oct99.html (1 of 7) [3/27/2008 12:48:57 PM]

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Patricia Williamson, Vice Chancellor, Institutional Development

Joseph Fenninger, Chief Financial Officer

Milton E. Milstead, Executive Director, Materials Management

OTHERS PRESENT

Kelly Frels, Yuri Calderon, Bracewell and Patterson

Other administrators, staff, representatives of the news media and interested citizens

CALL TO ORDER

Mr. Oliver called the Meeting to order at 4:16 p.m. and declared the Board convened to consider matters pertaining to the Houston Community College System as listed on the duly-posted meeting notice.

PRAYER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Ms. Smith led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance and offered the prayer.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Smith thanked the Northeast College for inviting the Board to the Pinemont Center for the October meeting. She commented on the excellence of the new facility as an accomplishment for the entire System to be proud of. Mr. Austin acknowledged the presence of Mr. Malonson, editor of the local African-American newspaper and resident of the Pinemont area and thanked him for attending the Board Meeting.

MINUTES APPROVED

Motion No. 969

Mr. Murphy moved to approve the Minutes from the Regular Meeting of September 23,

1999, and the Special Meeting of September 21, 1999. Ms. Smith seconded the motion.

Mr. Murphy requested a revision of the Minutes from the Special Meeting of August 24,

1999 to include his comments on redistricting, and its possible effects on his remaining in office. Mr. Austin requested tabling the Minutes from the Special Meeting of August 24,

1999 also in order to make revisions to include the consultant's opinions with respect to such terms as "packing", "fracturing", "retrogression", and "the one-man one-vote rule".

After discussion, motion carried 7-0 (Mr. Russell had not yet arrived).

AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS

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Faculty Recognition Award - Dr. Burgos recognized Linda Burch, Intensive English instructor, at Southeast College, for her commitment to the success of her students which she has demonstrated by developing a variety of instructional tools to facilitate the learning process, including an interactive CD-ROM program. Ms. Burch has worked actively in workshop presentations and is currently vice president of the Faculty Senate. She is past winner of the Faculty Association Teaching

Excellence award in 1997 and the NISOD Teaching Excellence Award in 1998.

Resolution- Houston 2012 Foundation - The Chancellor read a Resolution addressed to the Houston 2012 Foundation whereby the Board of Trustees endorsed the City's efforts to attract the Olympics to Houston in 2012 and resolved to help support its bid. This Foundation was established to help Houston compete as a viable candidate to host the 2012 games.

Presentation of Plaque to the Board from Harry Goleman Architects - Mr. Jon

Kinsella, Project Manager for the Codwell Hall Building, presented a plaque to the

Board of Trustees and Dr. Margaret Forde, President, Northeast College, for winning a national award from the Metal Construction Association. He said Codwell

Hall has been recognized as a world-class architectural accomplishment.

HEARING OF CITIZENS

Mr. Oliver gave preface to the Hearing of Citizens and invited duly registered speakers to present their comments. a. Carlos Aya, a citizen, addressed the Board concerning his appeal of his non-renewal of contract. He noted this would be the final opportunity for the Board to review his case.

He cited alleged discrimination, wrongful termination, and breach of contract based on

HCCS policy. Mr. Aya requested a hearing with the Board.

b. James Partsch-Galvan, a citizen, addressed the Board concerning the need for change to our entire system of government to put an end to exploitation.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

Motion No. 970 - Mr. Murphy moved approval of the consent agenda, with the exception of items A2, A3, A4, B10, B13, B16, B17, D19, E20, and E23, which were set aside for further discussion. Ms. Smith seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0 (Mr. Russell had not yet arrived). Item E21 (Approve Travel Expenses for Trustee Bruce Austin) was pulled from consideration at the request of Trustee Austin. The following items were then approved:

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Approved Health Careers Clinical Affiliation Agreement;

Approved Certificate Program in Commercial Truck Driving;

Approved AAS Degree in Cosmetology;

II. Purchasing of Materials and Services

Approved Payment to Bracewell and Patterson for Professional Services;

Approved Payment to Feldman & Rogers for Professional Services;

Approved Payment to Harco Insurance Services for Insurance Premiums;

Approved Printing of the HCCS Class Schedules for the 1999-2000 Academic Year;

Approved Printing of Registration Forms;

Approved Electrocardiograph Machines for the Coleman Building;

Approved Cognos PowerPlay Software and Contract Support;

III. Lease or Construction

None

IV. Fiscal Matters

Approved Investment Report for the Month of September 1999;

IV. Other

Approved Board Meeting Public Record Procedure;

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEM

NO. A2 APPROVE 1998-99 FEDERAL TANF ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM

NO. A3 APPROVE 1999-2000 FEDERAL TANF ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM

NO. A4 APPROVE 1999-2000 STATE AGREEMENT ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM

Motion No. 971 - Mrs. Garcia amended a motion to combine approval of consent agenda items No. 2, 3, and 4. Mr. Murphy seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0 (Mr. Russell had not yet arrived).

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEM

NO. B10 APPROVE CONSTRUCTION OF CLASSROOMS AT SOUTHWEST COLLEGE/PIN OAK

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Motion No. 972 - Mrs. Garcia moved approval of consent agenda item No. 10. Mr. Austin seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0 (Mr. Russell had not yet arrived).

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEM

NO. B13 APPROVE AUCTIONEER SERVICES

Motion No. 973 - Mr. Murphy moved approval of consent agenda item No. 13. Ms. Smith seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-1. Mrs. Garcia voted against the motion. (Mr.

Russell arrived during discussion and did not vote).

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEM

NO. B16 APPROVE PRINTING OF THE DIRECT MAIL PUBLICATION "MOVIN' ON"

Motion No. 974 - Mrs. Garcia moved approval of consent agenda item No. 16. Mr. Davila seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEM

NO. B17 APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF BROKERS FOR MARKETING AND SALE OF

DECLARED SURPLUS PROPERTIES

NO. D19 APPROVE URBAN REDEVELOPMENT INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY

OF HOUSTON

NO. E20 APPROVE ELIMINATION OF CONFLICTING POLICIES REGARDING JURISDICTION

OF HCCS PEACE OFFICERS

Motion No. 975 - Mr. Austin moved to combine item Nos. 17, 19, and 20. Mr. Murphy seconded the motion.

Mr. Austin moved to amend his motion to refer item Nos. 17, 19, and 20 to the Finance

Committee for consideration. Mr. Oliver seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-3.

Trustees Austin, Davila, Fonteno, Garcia, and Oliver voted in favor of motion. Trustees

Murphy, Russell, and Smith voted against motion.

Mr. Austin , Mr. Oliver, Mr. Davila and Mrs. Garcia spoke in favor of the motion.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEM

NO. E23 APPROVE BANQUET AND RENTAL OF SPACE FOR EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION file:///D|/system/boardserv/meetings/1999minutes/oct99.html (5 of 7) [3/27/2008 12:48:57 PM]

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CEREMONY

Motion No. 976 - Mr. Austin moved approval of consent agenda item No. 23. Ms. Smith seconded the motion. Motion carried 8-0.

CHANCELLOR'S REPORT

Financial Activity - Joe Fenninger, Chief Financial Officer, presented the financial activity report for the period ending October 31, 1999.

Katy Mills Project - Dr. Burgos applauded the grand opening of the Katy Mills Mall as the largest economic development project in Texas at the present time. She noted the partnering of HCC Workforce division with Katy Mills in Katy Mills' MATCH

PROGRAM. The MATCH Program (Mills Access to Training and Career Help) was designed to equip participants with skills needed to obtain and retain jobs while building a retail career, and our HCCS Institute for Excellence was indeed a great partner in the MATCH Program. This effort is being supported by a Texas Workforce

Commission $807,000 grant which has been awarded to carry the project for 18 months. Dr. Burgos commended Dr. Sylvia Ramos, Dr. Zachary Hodges, Dr. Patti

Carlton, Mr. Sterling Foote, and Dr. Lee Murdy for their major accomplishment in bringing this project online.

CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

Mr. Oliver had no report for this month.

Mr. Murphy reported on the annual ACCT Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in mid-

October. He remarked on the excellent reputation that HCCS has across the country, but noted that HCC is so much larger than most other institutions represented at the conference. HCCS made a presentation on the Ten Year

Facilities Plan, which was very well received.

ADJOURNMENT TO CLOSED OR EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. Oliver adjourned the meeting to Executive Session at 5:56 p.m., notice having previously been given, and reiterated by him in accordance with the Open Meetings Law.

He stated that any final action, vote, or decision on any item discussed in Executive

Session would be taken up in Open Session or in a subsequent Public Meeting. Mr. Oliver reconvened the meeting in Open session at 7:38 p.m. and entertained motions on pending matters.

APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL AGENDA

Motion No. 977

Mr. Murphy moved approval of the Personnel Agenda. Mr. Russell seconded the motion. file:///D|/system/boardserv/meetings/1999minutes/oct99.html (6 of 7) [3/27/2008 12:48:57 PM]

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Motion carried 8-0.

ESTABLISHMENT OF NEXT REGULAR MEETING

The next Regular Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 2, at 4:00 p.m. It is scheduled to be held at the Administrative Center Boardroom, at 22 Waugh Drive,

Houston, Texas.

ADJOURNMENT

With no further business to come before the Board, Mr. Oliver adjourned the Meeting at

7:38 p.m.

Minutes Prepared By: Carolynne Dudley, Administrative Assistant, Board Services

Reviewed, Finalized and Submitted By: Minutes Approved as Submitted:

James R. Murphy, Secretary

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