OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE

Regular Board of Trustees

February 22, 2005

 

BOARD PRESENT                 BOARD ABSENT                   STAFF PRESENT                   OTHERS

 

Newton Cummings                   Zennita Fast Horse (excused)        Thomas Shortbull                      Janine Zephier

Monna Patton                           Ernie Little (excused)                    Karlene Janis                            (Student)

Emma Sam                                                                               Devona Lone Wolf                  

Bennett Sierra                                                               Anthony Fresquez                                

Pete Red Willow                                                                                                                     

Dennis Brewer                                                                                                 

Phoebe Tallman                                                                                                                       

Gerald One Feather                                                     

Eileen Janis                                                                                                      

Richard Iron Cloud

Emma Clifford                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

PLACE:  Piya Wiconi, Kyle, S.D.                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                               

1.  CALL TO ORDER

 

Mr. Newton Cummings, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 5:20 p.m.

 

2.  INVOCATION

 

Mr. Gerald One Feather gave the invocation.

 

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow a motion to approve the minutes of the January 20th, 2005 regular Board of Trustees meeting.  Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  11 for;                            Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

4.  WAKATUYA WOUNSPE YEWICASIPI  (FACULTY SENATE BY-LAWS)

 

Mr. Shortbull presented a memorandum from the Faculty Senate to provide information requested by the Board of Trustees at the January 2005 board meeting.   Mr. Shortbull then requested approval of the Faculty Senate By-Laws from the Board along with the memorandum dated January 11, 2005.  (See Attachment A)

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve the Faculty Senate By-Laws along with the memorandum.  Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  11 for;                            Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

5.   FINANCE

 

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

 

Mr. Bennett Sierra made a motion to approve the Finance Committee minutes.  Ms. Eileen Janis seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  11 for;                            Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

6.    PROGRAM POLICY

 

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

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve the Program Policy Committee minutes.  Ms. “Pinky” Clifford seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  11 for;                            Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

7.   PERSONNEL

 

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

 

Ms.“Pinky” Clifford made a motion to approve the Personnel Committee minutes.  Ms. Monna Patton seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   11 for;                           Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

Mr. Shortbull next presented a memo from Lance Christensen requesting approval to hire Serena King as the new Pejuta Haka College Center Director. The Local Board selected Shauna Pourier as the new director but she declined the position.  Serena King was then offered the position as first alternate and she accepted.  Mr. Shortbull stated that the Personnel Director had not established the salary for Serena King and this will be established at the next Board meeting (See Attachment B)

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve the selection of Serena King as the new Center Director for the Pejuta Haka College Center with the establishment of her salary at the next Board meeting.  Ms. Monna Patton seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   11 for;                           Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

8.  REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

There were no reports or announcements.

 

9.  OLD BUSINESS

 

There were no old business items.

 

10.   NEW BUSINESS

 

Mr. Shortbull next presented a Student Housing Decision Report from Tom Allen, and based on this report, requested that the Board make some decisions concerning the construction of student housing. (See Attachment C)

 

  1. Type of dorm rooms

 

Mr. Shortbull first requested approval for the construction of two bedroom apartments with a common living room area, which would house two students per bedroom.

 

Ms. “Pinky” Clifford made a motion to approve the two bedroom apartments, which would house two students per bedroom.  Ms. Eileen Janis seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   11 for;                           Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

  1. Location of Student Dorms

 

Mr. Shortbull next presented two options for the locations of the student housing:  Option 1 – To have two locations, one in Kyle and the other in Pine Ridge.  Option 2 – To have one location at Piya Wiconi.

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve Option 1 – to have two locations, one in Kyle and the other in Pine Ridge.  Mr. Dennis Brewer seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  11 for;                            Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

  1. Dorm Rent

 

The third decision Mr. Shortbull requested from the Board was to set the amount for the dorm rent.  Mr. Shortbull recommended setting the rent at $600 per semester.

 

Ms. “Pinky” Clifford made a motion to approve the rent at $600 per semester.  Ms. Monna Patton seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  11 for;                            Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

 

Ms. Emma Sam gave a report from the OST President, Cecelia Fire Thunder, concerning the process of relinquishing the Headstart Program.  The OST Council plans to allocate the Headstart Program to another entity but before doing so the Tribe would be setting up a Transition Plan and also needed to finish the current construction.  Secondly, the OST President asked if OLC could work with K-12 schools in developing policies and addressing K-12 needs, culturally and academically.

 

 

Mr. Shortbull recommended that the Board go into Executive Session.

 

Mr. Gerald One Feather made a motion to go into executive session.  Ms. Emma Clifford seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  11 for;                            Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

 

The Board of Trustees entered into Executive Session at 6:20 p.m.

The Board of Trustees exits out of Executive Session at 6:40 p.m.

 

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

 

Finance Committee – Thursday, March 24th, 20053:30 p.m.Pine Ridge College Center

Program Policy Committee – Thursday, March 24 th, 20045:00 p.m.Pine Ridge College Center

Personnel Committee – Monday, March 28 th, 20055:00 p.m. – Piya Wiconi Board Room

Board of Trustees – Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - 5:00 p.m. – Piya Wiconi Conference Room

 

 

12.  ADJOURNMENT

 

Ms. “Pinky” Clifford made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Ms. Eileen Janis seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   11 for;                           Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                               Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                               Karlene Janis

                                                                               Recording Secretary

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Mr. Newton Cummings