OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE

Regular Board of Trustees

March 31, 2004

 

BOARD PRESENT               BOARD ABSENT                 STAFF PRESENT                         OTHERS

 

Eileen Janis                             Emma Clifford            Thomas Shortbull                   Colleen Osland

Tom Conroy                           Ernie Little                              Karlene Janis                          

Dennis King                            Bennett Sierra                         Kim Winkelman                                 

Gerald One Feather                 Newton Cummings                 Marilyn Pourier

Pete Red Willow                                                                     Stacy Phelps

Dennis Brewer                                                                        Mike Fredenberg

Bruce Whalen                                                                          Jay Roman

Phoebe Tallman

Ed Iron Cloud

 

 

 

 

PLACE:  Piya Wiconi, Kyle, S.D.

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER

 

Mr. Tom Conroy called the meeting to order at 5:12 p.m.

 

2.  INVOCATION

 

Mr. Bruce Whalen gave the invocation.

 

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 25th, 2004 Regular Board of Trustees Meeting.  Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  8 for;                             Against:  0                               Not Voting:  1                         Motion Carried

 

4.  PINE RIDGE COLLEGE CENTER EXPANSION/ARCHITECTURAL AND MECHANICAN PLAN                

 

Ms. Colleen Osland, Architect for Scull Construction Services, Inc., presented the architectural and mechanical plans for the new expansion of the Pine Ridge College Center. (Architectural and Mechanical Plans are on file in the President’s Office)

 

Mr. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve the architectural and mechanical plans for the expansion of the Pine Ridge College Center.  Mr. Dennis King seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  8 for;                             Against:  0                               Not Voting:  1                         Motion Carried

 

5.  RESEARCH IN NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS PROPOSAL

 

Mr. Stacy Phelps, Director of the Technology Department, presented an abstract and the budget for the Research in Networking Technology and Systems Proposal. (See Attachment A)

 

Mr. Bruce Whalen made a motion to approve the Research in Networking Technology and Systems Proposal.  Ms. Eileen Janis seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  9 for;                             Against:  0                               Not Voting:  0                         Motion Carried

 

 

6.  FINANCE

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Finance Committee minutes to the Board for approval. (See appendix I) Mr. Shortbull stated that there needed to be a correction to the Finance Committee minutes on the motion for the

approval of the requisition if the HD Camera System, and the correction is that at the end of the motion the following language needed to be added, “subject to receiving funding from the Empowerment Zone”.

 

Mr. Jay Roman and Mr. Stacy Phelps presented an abstract on the HD Camera System. (See Attachment B)

 

 

Mr. Bruce Whalen made a motion to approve the Finance Committee minutes with the correction to item # 5 that approval is subject to receiving funding from the Empowerment Zone.  Ms. Eileen Janis seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  8 for;                             Against:  0                               Not Voting:  1                         Motion Carried

 

Ms. Phoebe Tallman left the meeting at 5:40 p.m.

 

7.  PROGRAM POLICY

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Program Policy Committee minutes to the Board for approval. (See Appendix II)

As there was one item referred by the Program Policy Committee to the Full Board, Mr. Shortbull recommended approving the Program Policy minutes and then dealing with the referred item.

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve the Program Policy Committee minutes.  Mr. Dennis King seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  8 for;                             Against:  0                               Not Voting:  0                         Motion Carried

 

Mr. Shortbull next presented the referred item, the New Policy- Definitions of On-Line Courses, to the Board for discussion.

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve the New Policy-Definitions of On-Line Courses.  Mr. Bruce Whalen seconded the motion.

 

 Vote:  8 for;                            Against:  0                               Not Voting:  0                         Motion Carried

 

Mr. Tom Conroy at this time recognized Anthony White Thunder, whom expressed his concerns of employment issues at OLC.

 

8.  PERSONNEL

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Personnel Committee minutes to the Board for approval. (See Appendix III)

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve the Personnel Committee minutes.  Mr. Ed Iron Cloud seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  8 for;                             Against:  0                               Not Voting:  0                         Motion Carried

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to go into Execution Session.  Mr. Dennis King seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  8 for;                             Against:  0                               Not Voting:  0                         Motion Carried

 

Board of Trustee entered Executive Session at 6:16 p.m.

Board of Trustees out of Executive Session at 6:29 p.m.

 

9.   REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1.     AICF Scholarships

 

Mr. Shortbull next presented discussion on the equitable distribution of funding for AICF Scholarships.

 

Mr. Dennis King made a motion to go to donors for general scholarships for students.  Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  8 for;                             Against:  0                               Not Voting:  0                         Motion Carried

 

2.     ONEC Telephone System – E-Rate

 

Mr. Shortbull presented discussion on the ONEC Telephone System.  (See Attachments C, D, and E)

 

Ms. Eileen Janis left the meeting at 6:40 p.m.

 

Mr. Tom Conroy, BOT Chairman, declared the BOT into Executive Session at 6:40 p.m.

Mr. Tom Conroy, BOT Chairman, declared the BOT out of Executive Session at 6:48 p.m.

 

3.     Summer Retreat – Rapid City Holiday Inn

 

Mr. Shortbull informed the Board that the Summer Retreat will be held in Rapid City at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn on August 20th and 21st, 2004.

 

4.     Opening of the National Museum of the American Indian Festivities

 

Mr. Shortbull presented information to the Board on the Opening of the National Museum of the American Indian Festivities in Washington, DC. (See Attachment F)  Mr. Pete Red Willow and Mr. Ed Iron Cloud stated they wanted to go on this trip as representatives of OLC.

 

10.  OLD BUSINESS

 

11.  NEW BUSINESS

 

Mr. Ed Iron Cloud presented to the Board discussion on the MIE wind generator.

 

Mr. Bruce Whalen made a motion to have the MIE Department report back to the Board on the wind generator at the April Board meeting.

 

Mr. Ed Iron Cloud seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  7 for;                             Against:  0                               Not Voting:  0                         Motion Carried

 

12.  SCHEDULE OF NEXT MEETING:  TIME, DATE, AND PLACE

 

Finance Committee – Tuesday, April 27th, 2004- 3:30 p.m.- Pine Ridge College Center

Program Policy Committee – Tuesday, April 27th, 2004- 5:00 p.m.- Pine Ridge College Center

Personnel Committee – Wednesday, April 28th, 2004- 5:00 p.m.- Piya Wiconi Board Room

Board of Trustees – Thursday, April 29th, 2004- 5:00 p.m.- Piya Wiconi Conference Room

 

13.  ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  7 for;                             Against:  0                               Not Voting:  0                         Motion Carried

 

The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                               Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                               Karlene Janis

                                                                               Recording Secretary

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Mr. Newton Cummings