CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:13 p.m.
Present: Brannan, Laverty, Pelleran, Proctor
Absent: Canady, Murray, Rasmusson
Trustee Murray arrived at 5:25 p.m.
LIMITED PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS
There were no comments from the public.
2004-2005 BUDGET WORKSHOP
President Cunningham thanked the Board of
Trustees for taking time from their busy schedules to attend the
meeting. The purpose of the meeting today is to update the Board on
where the College is on preparing for the 2004-05 fiscal year budget.
She asked everyone at the table to introduce themselves.
The following staff members were present: Mr.
Rich Howard; Dean Judith Berry, Business, Media and Information
Technologies; Dean Chris Holman, Workforce Development; Dean Roberta
Peterson, Human Health and Public Service Careers; Dean Judith
Cardenas, Student and Academic Support; Ms. Stephanie Shanblatt
representing Dean Gary Knippenberg, Liberal Studies; Ms. Ruth Borger;
Mr. Dave Davidson; Dean Bill Darr, Technical Careers; Mr. Glenn Cerny;
and Ms. Barbara Larson.
President Cunningham asked Vice President Barbara
Larson to provide an overview of the 2004-05 fiscal year budget.
Vice President Larson introduced Mr. Hoa Nguyen,
Mr. Wayne Provines, Ms. Denice Beckwith, Mr. Marti Pennoni, and Ms.
Marie Plant who work as budget officers in the divisions. She
PowerPoint presentation that highlighted historical
financial data, state appropriations, tuition options, possible cost
saving measures and the College's budget process. (The presentation
is on file with the official Board materials.)
There was a question and answer period throughout
President Cunningham asked Vice President Larson
to provide a definition of the various budget categories.
Vice President Larson provided a brief
description of the budget categories some of those included
administration, instructional support, minor equipment, institutional
expenses, and professional fees.
The Board reviewed the
3-year budget allocation
summary spreadsheet that was provided in the Board packet (it is on
file with the official Board materials.)
Trustee Pelleran requested a list of independent
contractors and what the College paid them for the last three years.
She also requested itemized budgets for each division that includes
the actual and the budgeted amounts.
President Cunningham asked each division to give
a brief overview of their budgets.
Deans Cardenas, Berry, Peterson, Darr, Holman,
and Ms. Shanblatt gave an overview of the differences in their budgets
from the previous two years.
Mr. Cerny gave a brief overview of the
Information, Services and College Development budget, President
Cunningham gave a brief overview of the Executive Office budget, and
Vice President Larson reviewed the Administrative Services Division
Trustee Murray requested a listing of the
definitions of the accounts, a listing of all the departments and the
number of full-time and part-time staff in each division.
President Cunningham thanked the Board for taking
the time to ask questions and understand the process. There will be
time in the future to ask more questions as today?s meeting was for
information only. She thanked all the staff in attendance for their
work and time spent in preparing for this meeting.
Trustee Pelleran also thanked everyone for their
work in helping the Board do their job in preparing for the budget
process. She stated that the revenues that governor has proposed are
the same revenues the Board recommended in their resolution passed in
November 2003. Trustee Pelleran suggested, as she is doing in her
organization, conducting a survey on what people would be willing to
invest in and willing to pay. She found in her own experience her
members would support investments in prevention and intervention. She
felt that what the market can bear is a dose of quality education
services and excellence.
President Cunningham stated that some survey data
will be seen in the next Annual Results Inventory report that will
help guide the Board.
Trustee Murray felt that everyone has the
responsibility to continue to put pressure on the legislators and talk
about the cost of public education at all levels.
President Cunningham stated that the Board and
the financial staff have done an excellent job in preparing the
College for this budget crisis. She said other community college
presidents are fearing the decisions they are going to have to make.
The strategic plan has done an excellent job in preparing the College
for this situation. She also said that historically this Board has
kept the tradition to keep tuition low, but that could change.
There were no comments from the public.
IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Brannan and supported by
Trustee Murray for the meeting to adjourn.
Ayes: Brannan, Laverty, Murray, Pelleran,
Absent: Canady, Rasmusson
The meeting adjourned at 7:06 p.m.