OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE

Regular Board of Trustees

August 25, 2005

 

BOARD PRESENT                 BOARD ABSENT                   STAFF PRESENT                   OTHERS

 

Emma Clifford                                                                          Thomas Shortbull

Emma Sam                                                                               Karlene Janis

Eileen Janis                                                                               Davonna Lone Wolf

Zannita Fast Horse                                                                   Arlene Quist

Monna Patton                                                                           Marilyn Pouier

Gerald One Feather

Newton Cummings

Pheobe Tallman

Richard Iron Cloud

Pete Red Willow

Bennett Sierra

Ernie Little

Dennis Brewer   5:15   

                                                                                                                       

PLACE:  Piya Wiconi, Kyle, S.D.                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                               

1.  CALL TO ORDER

 

Mr. Newton Cummings, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m.

 

2.  INVOCATION

 

Ms. Emma Clifford gave the invocation.

 

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 29, 2005 regular Board of Trustees meeting.  Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 30, 2005 and the August 9,2005 Board of Trustees meetings.

 

Vote:  11 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. Bennett Sierra seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  13 for;                            Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

5.   PROGRAM POLICY

 

            A.   President’s Office

 

                   1. No Meeting

 

6.   PERSONNEL

 

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

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve the Personnel Committee minutes.  Ms. Pinky Clifford seconded the motion.

 

Vote:    12 for;                          Against:  0                                Not Voting:  1              Motion Carried

 

Mr. Shortbull next presented an agenda item that had not been presented at the August 23rd Personnel Committee, and this was the Head Start Salary Scales.  (See Attachment A)   

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made the motion to approve the Headstart Salary Scales. Ms. Pinky Clifford seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Shortbull also presented to the board the Lakota Studies Department Recommendation for Fedelia Cross to fill a vacant Lakota Studied Department Faculty position which also had not been presented at the Personnel Committee meeting. (See Attachment B)  Karlene Janis, Personnel Director, submitted the salary of $30,118

per 20 p.p. for Fidelia Cross.

 

Mr. Ernie Little made the motion to approve Fedelia Cross for the Lakota Studies Department Faculty position at a salary of $30,188 per 20 p.p. Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

Vote:    13                                Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

7.  REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Mr. Shortbull informed the Board that there will be a consultant hired to work on the Strategic Plan. 

 

8.  OLD BUSINESS

 

There were no old business items.

 

9.   NEW BUSINESS

 

1.      Education Department’s Accreditation with NCATE

 

Mr. Shortbull requested board approval for Education Department to seek accreditation with National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve the Education Department seeking accreditation with National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.  Mr. Bennett Sierra seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   13 for;                           Against:  0                                Not Voting:   0             Motion Carried 

 

2.      LaCreek Head Start Building

 

Mr. Newton Cummings informed the Board that he had received a request from Martin Council City Council for demolishing the old Lakota Times Building in Martin.  As this building was given to the Oglala Sioux Tribe for a Head Start Building, Mr. Cummings was asked to have the Board give permission for the building to be demolished.  Arlene Quist informed the Board that the old Lakota Times building had not been turned over to OLC when the Head Start buildings were transferred over to the college.

 

Ms. Emma Clifford made a motion that the Board President informs the OST President to address the problems with the building in Martin.  Ms. Zannita Fast Horse seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  13 for;                            Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

3.  President’s Annual Goals

 

Mr. Shortbull stated that the Board needed to go into Executive Session prior to addressing the President’s Annual Goals.

 

Ms. Emma Sam made a motion to go into Executive Session.  Ms. Pinky Clifford seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  13 for;                            Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

The Board of Trustees entered into Executive Session at 5:50 p.m.

The Board of Trustees exited out of Executive Session at 6:23 p.m.

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the goals that he had developed for the Board’s considerations. (See Attachment C)

 

Ms. Emma Sam made a motion to add Goal 9 to the President’s Annual Goals - To Increase efforts at preservation of Lakota language, culture, and history. Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

Vote: 13 for;                             Against: 0                                 Not Voting                               Motion Carried

 

Ms. Emma Sam made a motion to add Goal 10 to the President’s Goals – To Increase the Technology awareness and knowledge among the reservation students and residents.  Ms. Zannita Fast Horse seconded the motion.

 

Vote: 13 for;                             Against: 0                                 Not Voting                               Motion Carried

 

Ms. Pinky Clifford made the motion to approve the president’s annual goals with the amended goals that were just approved. Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   13 for;                           Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

Mr. Bennett Sierra made a request to attend the NCI meeting in Tulsa Ok.

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made the motion to approve Mr. Bennett Sierra’s trip to Tulsa Ok to attend the NCI meeting. Mr. Richard Iron Cloud seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   13 for;                           Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

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

 

Finance Committee–Monday, September 26, 2005–3:00p.m. –Pine Ridge College Center

Program Policy Committee–Monday, September 26, 2005–5:00p.m. -Pine Ridge College Center

Personnel Committee-Tuesday, September 27, 2005-5:00p.m. -Piya Wiconi

Board of Trustees-Thursday, September 29, 2005-5:00p.m. -Piya Wiconi

 

11.  ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Richard Iron Cloud seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   13 for;                           Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                          Motion Carried

 

The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                               Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                               Karlene Janis

                                                                               Recording Secretary

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Mr. Newton Cummings