Board Meeting Minutes Friday, March 12, 2021

Salish Kootenai College Board of Directors
Board Meeting Minutes
Friday, March 12, 2021
Robert Depoe Classrooms 142-143
Social Distancing

Members present: Jim Durglo, Felicia Paul, Jamie Courville (Zoom), Nich’e Caye, Jennifer Finley, Anita Dupuis and President Sandra Boham.

Members absent: Ronda Howlett

Others present: Dan Durglo, Stacey Sherwin, Audrey Plouffe, Antony Berthelote, Nick Roberts and Anita Big Spring.

Meeting Call to Order

Jim Durglo, SKC Board Chair called the SKC Board of Directors meeting to order at 10:05 am with the opening prayer by Dan Durglo, VPAA.

Open for Groups and Individuals

None

Consent Agenda

Reports (included in packet) Questions/Comments

February 12, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Financial Report

Personnel Report

Student Services Report

Vice President for Academic Affairs

SKC Foundation Report

Motion by Jennifer Finley to approve the consent agenda, which includes the February 12, 2021 board meeting minutes. Second by Felicia Paul. Voting 5 For, 1 Abstention (Anita Dupuis); 1 Absent (Ronda Howlett). Motion carried.

President’s Report

President Boham briefed the board:

  • AIHEC Spring Board Meeting
  • UM Council of President’s Meeting (April 9)
  • NWCCU Accreditation virtual site visit
  • Student Union operations
  • Fitness Center to expand hours and add new equipment
  • COVID
  • Childcare Scholarship
  • CARES ACT Funding
    • Paid memberships to Boys and Girls Club
    • Free tuition for all students
    • Help students with purchasing books

Old Business

Board Goals and Priorities

  • Increasing Native American Faculty/staff/students
  • Needs Assessment
    • Meetings and Forums in the community
    • Incentives to the community to attend

Consensus of the Board to spend more time the goals/priorities and to dedicate an evening develop a time line if we are going to be more successful and accurate. To have it as a working document.

New Business

AIHEC Legislative Summit Closing Session – March 12, (12: noon-1:30 pm via Zoom).

Board Action Items

Policy xxx Sexual Misconduct, Molestation, and Abuse Prevention Policy.

Motion by Anita Dupuis to approve and adopt Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Molestation, and Abuse Prevention Policy. Second by Nich’e Caye. Voting 6 For, 0 Against, 1 Absent (Ronda Howlett). Motion carried.

Policy 261.21 Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy

Motion by Anita Dupuis to approve the changes to Policy 261.21 Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy. Second by Jennifer Finley. Voting 6 For, 0 Against, 1 Absent (Ronda Howlett). Motion carried.

Honorees

The Board to review the Honorary Degree and Distinguished service list. This year we will have smaller Honoree dinners due to the amount of recipients. We did not honor anyone in 2020 due to COVID.

The next scheduled meeting will be Friday, April 16, 2021 beginning at noon.

Executive Session called at 3:20 pm

The March 12, 2021 SKC Board of Directors meeting adjourned at 4:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Anita Big Spring

SKC Board Recording Secretary