OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE

Regular Board of Trustees

March 2, 2006  

BOARD PRESENT                  BOARD ABSENT                   STAFF PRESENT                    OTHERS

 

Newton Cummings                    Dennis Brewer              Thomas Shortbull

Bennett Sierra                           Pete Red Willow                       Dr. Gerald Giraud

Monna Patton                                                                           Arlene Quist

Eileen Janis                                                                               Marilyn Pourier

Emma Clifford                                                              Diane Winters

Gerald One Feather                                                                   Leslie Henry

Ernie Little

Richard Iron Cloud

Bridgette Mills entered 5:20 

Pheobe Tallman entered 5:24

Emma Sam entered 5:41

                                                                                                                       

PLACE:  Piya Wiconi, Kyle, S.D.                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                               

1.  CALL TO ORDER

 

Mr. Newton Cummings, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 5:24 p.m.

 

2.  INVOCATION

 

Mr. Gerald One Feather gave the invocation.

 

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 31, 2006 Regular Board of Trustees meeting.  Ms. Emma Clifford seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  10 for;                            Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                           Motion Carried

 

Ms. Emma Clifford made a motion to go into executive session. Ms. Eileen Janis seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  10 for                             Against: 0                                 Not Voting:  0               Motion Carried

 

Enter into executive session at 5:25

Out of executive session at 6:30

 

Ms. Emma Clifford left the meeting 6:30

 

4.  FINANCE

 

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

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve the Finance Committee Minutes. Mr. Ernie Little seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   10 for;                           Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried  

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Veterans Bronze Statues Bids referred from the Finance Committee and the administration recommended that Randall Blaze receive the bid for two Veterans bronze Statues at $75,000 for the two of them.

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve Randall Blaze for the two Veterans Bronze Statues at $75,000 for the two of them on the condition he shows his tribal enrollment. Mr. Tuffy Sierra seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   10 for;                           Against: 0                                 Not Voting:  0               Motion Carried  

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Pine Ridge Headstart Roofing Bid referred from the Finance Committee Meeting with the administration recommending referring it to the March 30 Board of Trustees meeting to get additional information on the contractors. 

 

Mr. Tuffy Sierra made a motion to refer the Pine Ridge Headstart Roofing Bid to the March 30th Board of Trustees meeting to get additional information on the contractors. Ms. Eileen Janis seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   10 for;                           Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Pass Creek College Center Roofing Bid referred from the Finance Committee Meeting with administration recommending that Ward Construction receive the bid, because they have Indian preference and they are the lowest bidder at $33,937.00.

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve Ward Construction’s bid of $33,937 for the Pass Creek College Center Roofing bid. Ms. Bridgette Mills seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   10 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).   

 

Ms. Emma Clifford made a motion to approve the Program Policy Committee minutes. Ms. Eileen Janis seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   10 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).

 

Ms. Monna Patton made a motion to approve the Personnel Committee Minutes. Ms. Pheobe Tallman seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   10 for;                           Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

 

 

7.  REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Salary Survey Report done by Mr. Tom Allen.  (See Attachment A)

 

Mr. Shortbull also reported the resignation of Romaine Tobacco.

 

8.  OLD BUSINESS

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the issue of the OLC Branch Campus on Cheyenne River Reservation, and stated that there needed to be board action on approving an application for obtaining the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central’s approval of the OLC Branch campus and an updated memorandum agreement between OLC and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

 

Mr. Shortbull next request approval from the Board of Trustees for the submission of an application to the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association for the OLC Branch campus on the Cheyenne River Reservation. (See Attachment B – draft of the application to the North Central Association).

 

Mr. Gerald One Feather made a motion to approve of an application to the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association for the Branch Campus on Cheyenne River Reservation. Ms. Eileen Janis seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  9 for;                              Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 1                            Motion Carried

 

Mr. Shortbull next presented the memorandum of agreement between Oglala Lakota College and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe for a Branch campus on the Cheyenne River Reservation that had been prepared for the board by the College’s Attorney, Steven Sandven. (See Attachment C)

 

Mr. Tuffy Sierra made a motion to approve the memorandum of agreement between Oglala Lakota College and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe for a branch campus on the Cheyenne River Reservation. Ms. Eileen Janis seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  10 for;                            Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

Dr. Gerald Giraud presented an MOA agreement that Leslie Henry and Dr. Giraud put together concerning the OLC Buffalo Herd. The MOA agreement will be between O.S.T.P.R.A. and OLC.  (See Attachment D)

 

Ms. Eileen Janis made a motion to approve the MOA between the O.S.T.P.R.A. and OLC and to start another herd in a few years. Ms. Bridgette Mills seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the issue of the OST 2% Right to Work Fee.  Mr. Shortbull stated that there was previous board action that the College would collect the 2% Right to Work Fee if the tribe addressed their budget problems and that a memorandum of agreement would be entered into that would provide 2-3 years of budget deficit support and after the 2-3 years, the income generated by OLC’s collection would go to OST Higher Education Program.  After a lengthy discussion, the Board moved onto the next item on the agenda as there was no board motion to address this issue.

 

 

9.   NEW BUSINESS

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Council of Elders minutes to the board for approval. (See Attachment E)

 

Ms. Bridgette Mills made a motion to approve the Council of Elders minutes. Ms. Eileen Janis seconded the motion. 

 

Vote:   10 for;                           Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Community Representatives on OLC Early Childhood Program Policy Council to the board for approval. (See Attachment F)

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to approve the Community Representatives on OLC Early Childhood Program Council. Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

Vote:  10 for;                            Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

Mr. Shortbull recommended an OLC Board Member to be a Liaison to OLC Early Childhood Program Policy Council.

 

Mr. Tuffy Sierra made a motion to appoint Ms. Eileen Janis to be a Liaison to OLC Early Childhood Program Policy Council. Mr. Ernie Little seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  10 for;                            Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 0                            Motion Carried

 

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

 

Finance Committee–Monday, March 27, 2006–3:30 p.m.Pine Ridge College Center

Program Policy Committee–Monday, March 27, 2006–4:30 p.m.-Pine Ridge College Center

Personnel Committee-Tuesday, March 28, 2006-5:00 p.m.-Piya Wiconi

Board of Trustees-Thursday, March 30, 2006-5:00 p.m.-Piya Wiconi

 

11.  ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Bennett Sierra made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Ms. Emma Sam seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   10 for;                           Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                           Motion Carried

 

The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

                                                                               Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

                                                                               Diane Winters

                                                                                  Recording Secretary

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Mr. Newton Cummings