OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE

      Regular Board of Trustees

                                                                      February 22, 2007

  

BOARD PRESENT                  BOARD ABSENT                   STAFF PRESENT                    OTHERS

Newton Cummings                                                                    Thomas Shortbull                       Bobbi Doeffler

Bennett Sierra                                                                            Karlene Janis

Francine Poor Bear                                                                   Arlene Quist

Pete Red Willow                                                                       Marilyn Pourier

Dennis Brewer                                                                          Michelle Yankton

Ernie Little                                                                                Gerald Giraud

Gerald One Feather                                                                   Diane Winters

Richard Red Owl

Richard Iron Cloud

John Her Many Horses

Kevin Killer entered at 5:45 p.m.

Monna Patton entered at 6:50 p.m.

                                                                                                                       

PLACE:  Piya Wiconi, Kyle, S.D.                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                               

1.  CALL TO ORDER

 

Mr. Newton Cummings, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

 

2.  INVOCATION

 

Mr. Richard Red Owl gave the invocation.

 

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to approve the regular January 25, 2007 board of trustees meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Ernie Little seconded the motion.

 

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

 

4.  OST Tribal President’s representative on the Board of Trustees

     OST Tribal Education Committee’s representative on the Board of Trustees

 

Mr. Newton Cummings recognized Mr. Richard Red Owl as the OST Tribal Education Committee’s representative on the Board of Trustees.  (See Attachment A) 

 

Mr. Cummings informed the Board that Mr. John Steele, OST Tribal President, had been sent a copy of the College Attorney’s position that Mr. Ed Iron Cloud would be in conflict of interest on the Board of Trustees in being appointed as the Tribal President’s representative on the Board of Trustees.  Until a response is received from the OST Tribal President, this position on the Board of Trustees will be vacant.

 

5.  Election of BOT Officers

 

Mr. Newton Cummings stated he will leave the election of BOT officers to the BOT members to hold the election or wait until there is a full board when the OST Tribal President’s representative is seated on the Board.

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to wait for the full board. Mr. Dennis Brewer seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. John Her Many Horses made a motion to enter into executive session. Mr. Dennis Brewer seconded the motion.

 

Entered into Executive Session at 5:50 p.m.  

Out of Executive Session at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

6.  FINANCE

 

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

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to approve the Finance Committee minutes as presented. Mr. Bennett Sierra seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Ms. Monna Patton Entered the Meeting at 6:50p.m.

 

7.   PROGRAM POLICY  

 

Dr. Gerald Giraud presented an AY-05 program review for the department of Applied Science and Technology. (See Attachment B – Summary Report with Full Report on file in Vice-President for Instruction office)

 

Mr. Bennett Sierra made a motion to approve the program review for the department of Applied Science and Technology. Mr. Ernie Little seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Dr. Gerald Giraud presented a program review for the department of Math/Science. (See Attachment C – Summary Report with Full Report on file in Vice-President for Instruction office)

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to approve the program review for the department of Math/Science as presented. Ms. Francine Poor Bear seconded the motion.

 

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

 

8.  PERSONNEL

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Personnel Committee Minutes to the board for approval. (See Appendix II)

 

Mr. John Her Many Horses made a motion to approve the Personnel Committee Minutes as presented with the correction. Mr. Richard Iron Cloud seconded the motion.

 

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

 

9.  REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS   

 

No reports or announcements.  

 

10.  OLD BUSINESS

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to enter into executive session. Mr. John Her Many Horses seconded the motion.

 

Vote: 11 for;                             Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 1                            Motion Carried

 

Entered into Executive Session at 7:15 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 7:30 p.m.

 

11. NEW BUSINESS  

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the issues with the bison to the board.

 

Mr. Bennett Sierra made a motion to approve allowing the College Attorney to negotiate a settlement with Mr. Kehn for OLC’s portion of the damages. Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   11 for;                           Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 1                            Motion Carried

 

Mr. Shortbull informed the board that a decision on which four Board members would attend this fall’s NIEA conference will be made at the March BOT meeting and who goes should be based on years of service on the board and those who had not attended previous conferences.

 

Mr. Ernie Little requested Board approval to establish a scholarship for Mathew and Nellie Two Bulls.

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to establish a scholarship for Mathew and Nellie Two Bulls, and that OLC transfer $10,000 from the General Scholarship Account to this new scholarship. Mr. John Her Many Horses seconded the motion.

 

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

 

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

 

Finance Committee–Monday, March 19, 2007–3:30p.m. Pine Ridge College Center

Program Policy Committee–Monday, March 19, 2007–4:30p.m. -Pine Ridge College Center

Personnel Committee-Tuesday, March 20, 2007-5:00p.m. -Piya Wiconi Board Room

Board of Trustees-Thursday, March 22, 2007-5:00p.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:   12 for;                           Against:  0                                Not Voting:  0                           Motion Carried

 

The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                               Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                               Karlene Janis   

                                                                               Recording Secretary

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Mr. Newton Cummings