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October 27, 2020 at 6:45 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. WELCOME
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS
4. MINUTES
Description:  Minutes of the regular meeting of September 22, 2020 have been provided to the Regents.

After discussion the Board may wish to approve these minutes.
5. CONSENT AGENDA
Description:  A.  APPOINTMENTS
Faculty  
Stedje, Lee - Instructor, Automotive Technology
Effective Date:  October 21, 2020
Salary:  $52,166/year, 9 months, full-time
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree and Basic Certificate
Bio:  Mr. Stedje received his Bachelor’s degree in Technology and Agronomy from Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma and his Instrument and Electronics Basic Certificate from Amarillo College.  He has more than 20 hears related experience working at Tri County Electric Coop maintaining fleet vehicles, DCP Midstream as a Mechanic II, and Stedje Livestock.
Replacement for:  Billy Barclay

Voelm, Kelly - Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing
Effective Date:  October 6, 2020
Salary:  $60,956/year, 9 months, full-time
Qualifications:  Doctorate and Master’s degrees
Bio:  Ms. Voelm received her PhD in Nursing Practice from Capella University online and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix online.  She has more than 10 years related experience as faculty and adjunct faculty at Amarillo College and nursing positions at NWTH and BSA.
Replacement for:  Kathy Snider

Administrators
Petty, Lori - Director of Center for Teaching and Learning
Effective Date:  September 1, 2020
Salary:  $75,758/year, 12 months, full-time
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees
Bio:  Ms. Petty received her Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota University, Master of Science degree from WTAMU, and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas Tech University.  In addition to her previous experience at Amarillo College, Ms. Petty has more than 7 years experience teaching at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and the University of Texas at Brownsville.
Replacement for:  Promotion from Classified to Administrative

B.  BUDGET AMENDMENTS
The Budget Amendments for approval by the Board are attached.

After discussion, the Board may wish to approve the Consent Agenda.
6. PURCHASE OF PERKINS BASIC FUNDED EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
Description:  Approval is requested to proceed with the purchase of Perkins Basic funded equipment and supplies for CTE programs.  This approval will cover the purchase of items listed in Attachment A in an aggregate sum not to exceed the award amount of $872,047.  Attached at pages 5 through 15 are the history of the grant and Attachment A.

After discussion, the Board may wish to approve this request.
 
7. PURCHASE OF PROPERTY AT 3701 S. PLAINS BLVD., FORMER J.C. PENNEY BUILDING IN AMARILLO, TEXAS
8. FINANCIAL REPORTS
Description:  The financial statements as of September 30, 2020 are attached.

After discussion, the Board may wish to approve the Financial Reports.
9. INNOVATION OUTPOST VISION
Description:  The Innovation Outpost is central to No Excuses 2025 strategic plan to diversify our local economy and add new programs that create new industry.  This overview will provide an update on the progress of the Innovation Outpost.

This item is for information only and no action is required.
 
10. SITE PLAN FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE INNOVATION OUTPOST
Description:  This item is on the agenda in order that the Board of Regents may approve the proposed Site Plan for future construction of the Innovation Outpost located at the Amarillo College Downtown Campus 

After discussion, the Board of Regents may wish to approve the Site Plan and authorize Parkhill Smith & Cooper to proceed with obtaining approval from the City of Amarillo.

 
11. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AMARILLO COLLEGE SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS
Description:  This item is on the agenda in order that the Board of Regents may consider the establishment of the Amarillo College School of Cinematic Arts in collaboration with Sharpened Iron Studios, LLC.  Copies of the Film School Agreement and Lease Agreement with Sharpened Iron Studios, LLC. will be included in the Board materials.

After discussion, the Board of Regents may wish to approve the Film School Agreement and the Lease Agreement.
 
12. ADJOURNMENT
Description:  If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of any item on the agenda or any other permitted matter(s) should be held in closed meeting, the Board will convene in such closed meeting in accordance with the applicable section of the Texas Government Code, Title 5, Chapter 551 et seq.


NOTE:  The Board of Regents will have dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the College Union Building, Oak Room 203, on the Amarillo College Washington Street Campus, 2201 South Washington Street.  A status update will begin at 5:45 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 6:45 p.m.
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