Board Meeting Minutes Friday, May 21, 2021
Salish Kootenai College Board of Directors Board Meeting Minutes
Friday, May 21, 2021
Robert Depoe Classrooms 142-143
Members present: Jim Durglo, Ronda Howlett, Jamie Courville (Zoom), Nich’e Caye, Felicia Paul, Anita Dupuis and President Sandra Boham.
Members absent: Jennifer Finley
Others present: Dan Durglo, Stacey Sherwin, Audrey Plouffe, Tony Berthelote, Nick Roberts, SKC Foundation; Elaine Frank, Rick Everett, Martin Charlo, Tribal Council Representative; and Anita Big Spring.
Meeting Call to Order
Jim Durglo, SKC Board Chair called the SKC Board of Directors meeting to order at 12:25 pm with the opening prayer by Dan Durglo.
Open for Groups and Individuals
Reports (included in packet) Questions/Comments
April 16, 2021 Meeting Minutes
Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Report
Vice President for Academic Affairs
SKC Foundation Report
Motion by Ronda Howlett to approve the consent agenda, which includes the April 16, 2021 board minutes. Second by Felicia Paul. Voting 7 For, 0 Against. Motion carried.
Nick Roberts, Executive Director of the Salish Kootenai College Foundation (SKCF) briefed the board on the following:
- Scholarship Funds
- SKCF engagement on social media
- Individual donors
- SKCF Fun Run
- Virtual Tours and Tidbits
- Golf Scramble Update
- SKCF board member recruitment
President Boham introduced Brandy Couture, M.S. SKC’s new Chief of Staff to the board.
Brandy briefed the board on the following:
- Legislation on Medicaid budgets
- CSKT School based counseling budget
- SKC Social work programs vs internships in the K-12 Schools
Consensus of the Board to have Brandy Couture follow through with a proposal to support those “at risk” students.
President Boham and Audrey Plouffe, VP for Business Affairs presented the preliminary Budget for 2021-2022.
Consensus of the Board to review the budget and discuss it at the June 2021 SKC Board meeting.
Board Discussion Items
SKC’s 2021 physically distanced graduation will be Saturday, June 5, 2021 beginning at 11:00 am. The stage will be set up outside the Joe McDonald Health Center main entrance. Seating will be in cars or on the lawn. Sound will be via speakers & broadcast over an FM channel so guests can hear in their cars.
Board Action Items
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition and Fee Proposal
Dan Durglo, VP for Academic Affairs; Elaine Frank, Dean of Graduate Studies and Rick Everett, Department Chair, Natural Resources Management Graduate Studies presented the SKC Graduate Program Tuition and Fee Proposal.
Motion by Ronda Howlett to approve the SKC Graduate 2021-2022 Graduate Tuition and Fee Proposal. Second by Felicia Paul. Voting 6 For, 0 Against, 1 Absent (Jennifer Finley). Motion carried.
Policy 555.00 Missing Student Policy
Motion by Felicia Paul to approve the title change in Policy 555.00 Missing Student Policy. Second by Nich’e Caye. Voting 6 For, 0 Against, 1 Absent (Jennifer Finley). Motion carried.
USDA Rural Development Grant
The USDA Rural Development Grant Proposal was presented for the amount of $161,200.
Motion by Ronda Howlett to approve the USDA Rural Development Grant proposal. Second by Nich’e Caye. Voting 6 For, 0 Against, 1 Absent (Jennifer Finley). Motion carried.
AIHEC-ACCT Governance Leadership Institute: Coming Together for High Performing Boards is scheduled for June 7-8, 2021 (beginning at 10:00 a.m. on June 7 and ending at 2:30 p.m. on June 8) at the Hilton Garden Inn in Great Fall, MT.
The next scheduled SKC Board meeting will be June 18, 2021.
Meeting adjourned at 3:00 pm
Executive Session called.
Anita Big Spring
SKC Board Recording Secretary