Regents of the North Central Texas Community College District heard several reports at their Oct. 15 regular meeting.

North Central Texas College Vice-President of Institutional Advancement Debbie Sharp presented a quarterly report on external funding.

For the Fall 2012 semester, the NCTC Foundation has awarded 719 scholarships valued at $308,320 including 191 dual-credit scholarships valued at $32,403.

Sharp also updated regents on several grants the college has received including the Carl D. Perkins grant valued at $296,548, the Comprehensive Student Success Program Grant valued at $212,775, the Project REV grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women valued at $200,000, and a Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services grant valued at $247,565.

Regents also got an update on the recent Denton County Foundation’s miniature golf tournament, which raised $12,515 for scholarships. In its 10-year history, the tournament has raised more than $112,000 for scholarships for more than 250 students.

Regents also discussed a 40-page report entitled “Reclaiming the American Dream,” focusing on Community Colleges and the nation’s future. The report was commissioned by the American Association of Community Colleges and included seven recommendation to redesign the community college to better serve the needs of students.

In the new business portion of the meeting, board members voted to table a recommendation to change the work week to a four-day format during the summer months. A typing error on a document posted onlineaccompanying the agenda was the reason for regents deciding to table the item.

If approved, the NCTC work week would change to a four-day format (Monday-Thursday) from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the weeks of June 3, 2013 through Aug. 2, 2013.

It will be considered at the November meeting instead.

Regents did approve no change to board policy CAK (Local) on Appropriations and Revenue Sources: Investments. Currently, the majority of funds are invested in TexPool, a public investment pool. TexPool is the largest and oldest local government investment pool in the state of Texas.

Approximately $4 million of board-designated reservefunds are invested in Certificates of Deposit within four Cooke County banks.

Regents voted to set their regular December meeting for Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. before graduation.

Also, five new employees were officially hired, while one was approved for a new position and one resignation was accepted. New employees include Susan Akumu Abu for the position of Matrix Career Advisor, Kari Haile as Alumni Outreach Coordinator, Michael Hake as Coordintor of the GE Locomotive Grant, Kerry Klohn as H1B Grant Coordinator and Glenna Metzler as Dual Credit Coordinator for Denton County. In addition, Dr. Michael Robertson was named the Director of eLearning. Regents also regretfully accepted the resignation of Beverly Snow, the Associate Director of Library Services. She plans to retire on Jan. 31, 2013.

An executive session lasting just over an hour followed. Regents discussed real property and security devices or security audits. Noaction was taken on either item.

Regent Dave Flusche was not present for Monday’s meeting.

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