OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE

Regular Board of Trustees

November 23, 2004

 

BOARD PRESENT                   BOARD ABSENT                 STAFF PRESENT                           OTHERS

 

Newton Cummings                    Zennita Fast Horse                   Thomas Shortbull                       Steven Sandven

Tom Conroy                             Emma Clifford             Leslie Heathershaw                           

Ernie Little                                Eileen Janis                             Marilyn Pourier            

Bennett Sierra                           Dennis King                                                                

Pete Red Willow                                                            

Dennis Brewer                                                                                                                                                 

Phoebe Tallman                                                                       

Gerald One Feather

Ed Iron Cloud

 

 

PLACE:  Piya Wiconi, Kyle, S.D.

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER

 

Mr. Newton Cummings, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 5:10 p.m.

 

2.  INVOCATION

 

Mr. Gerald One Feather gave the invocation.

 

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 21, 2004 regular Board of Trustees Meeting.  Mr. Bennett Sierra seconded the motion.

 

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

 

 

4.  FINANCE 

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Finance Committee minutes to the Board for approval. (See Appendix I)

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to approve the Finance Committee minutes.  Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Short bull next presented a new item to the Board, which was a change order from RCS Construction, Inc. for the Nursing Instructional Building to put in a guard rail and landscaping for a proposed cost of $7,601. (See Attachment A)

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve the change order for the Nursing Instructional Building at a cost of $7,601.  Mr. Bennett Sierra seconded the motion.

 

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

 

5.  PROGRAM POLICY

 

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

 

Mr. Tom Conroy made a motion to approve the Program Policy minutes.  Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

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

 

 

6.   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. Ernie Little seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Shortbull next presented a memo requesting salary adjustments for Karlene Janis, Billi Horbeck, Jonalynn Clifford and all staff of OLC to the Board for approval. (See Attachments B)

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to approve the salary adjustments as presented.  Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

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

 

7.  REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Mr. Shortbull informed the Board of the AIHEC Fall Board Meeting.

 

Mr. Shortbull requested permission to have the OLC Lawyer, Steven Sandven draft a letter to the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs and the Director of Indian Education supporting the strict adherence to the federal law concerning the majority student requirement.

 

Mr. Bennett Sierra made a motion to approve the drafting of the letter as presented.  Mr. Ernie Little seconded the motion.

 

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

 

8.  OLD BUSINESS

 

There were no old business items.

9.   NEW BUSINESS

 

Mr. Shortbull next presented to the Board the Final Election Report from the OLC Election Committee. (See Attachment C)  Prior to approving the Board election, Mr. Shortbull presented a letter from Monna Patton disclosing her financial interests with Oglala Lakota College per the newly adopted OLC Conflict of Interest Policy  (See Attachment D).

 

Mr. Tom Conroy made a motion to approve the Final Election Report.  Mr. Ernie Little seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Shortbull next presented a memo from the Faculty Senate requesting approval of the new Wankatuya Wounspe Yewicasipi By-Laws. Mr. Shortbull asked the Board to defer action on the item until a consultant was hired to write a report on the relationship between the Faculty Senate and Board of Trustees. (See Attachment E & F)

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to defer action on this item as presented above.  Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

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

 

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

 

Investment Report–Thursday, December 16th, 2004 – 3:00 p.m., Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn

Finance Committee – Friday, December 17th, 2004- 10:30 a.m.- Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn

Program Policy Committee – Friday, December 17th, 2004- 1:00 p.m.- Board Room, Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn

Personnel Committee – Friday, December 17th, 2004- 2:15 p.m.- Board Room, Rushmore Plaza

Holiday Inn

Board of Trustees – Saturday, December 18th, 2004- 8:00 a.m.- Board Room, Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn

Local Board Training – Saturday, December 18th, 2004 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Hammons Room – Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn

 

 

11.  ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Tom Conroy made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 5:50 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                               Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                               Leslie Heathershaw

                                                                               Recording Secretary

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Mr. Newton Cummings