OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE

                                                                Regular Board of Trustees

                                                                        March 22, 2007

  

BOARD PRESENT                  BOARD ABSENT                   STAFF PRESENT                    OTHERS

Newton Cummings                                                                    Thomas Shortbull                       Steven Sandven

Bennett Sierra                                                                           Diane Winters

Dennis Brewer                                                                          Arlene Quist

Gerald One Feather                                                                   Gerald Giraud

Ernie Little

Richard Red Owl

Richard Iron Cloud

Francine Poor Bear

John Her Many Horses

Monna Patton

Pete Red Willow

Kevin Killer

                                                                                                                       

PLACE:  Piya Wiconi, Kyle, S.D.                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                               

1.  CALL TO ORDER

 

Mr. Newton Cummings, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 5:12 p.m.

 

2.  INVOCATION

 

Mr. Gerald One Feather gave the invocation.

 

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve the regular February 22, 2007 Board of Trustees meeting minutes as presented. Ms. Francine Poor Bear seconded the motion.

 

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

 

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

     Election of BOT Officers

 

Mr. Newton Cummings presented the issue of President John Steele’s appointment of Ed Iron Cloud as the OST President’s appointment on the Board of Trustees.

 

The Board of Trustees gave due consideration to OST President Steele’s appointment of Ed Iron Cloud as his representative on the Board of Trustees, but the board decides to ask President Steele to make another appointment.

 

Mr. Bennett Sierra made a motion to inform President Steele that the Board of Trustees gave due consideration to his appointment of Ed Iron Cloud as his representative on the Board of Trustees, but the board decides to ask President Steele to make another appointment. Mr. John Her Many Horses seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  8 for;                              Against: 0                                 Not Voting: 2                            Motion Carried

 

Mr. Newton Cummings inquired as there is not all of the Board members who have been appointed to the Board of Trustees, does the Board want to conduct the Board of Officers election at this board meeting or wait until next board meeting?

 

Mr. Richard Red Owl made a motion to have the election of officers at the April Board of Trustees meeting. Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Ms. Francine Poor Bear left the meeting at 5:20 pm

 

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 as presented. Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Kevin Killer Entered the Meeting at 5:26p.m.

 

Mr. Shortbull presented two requisition from the Tech. department to CDW-G for upgrading OLC’s software one for $10,000 and the other for $9,000 to the board for approval. (See Attachment A & B)

 

Mr. John Her Many Horses made a motion to approve both requisitions as presented. Mr. Dennis Brewer seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Shortbull presented a requisition from the Head Start program to Ward Construction for the Martin Head Start roof in the amount of $10,412.17. (See Attachment C)

 

Mr. Richard Iron Cloud made a motion to approve the requisition to Ward Construction for the Martin Head Start roof in the amount of $10,412.17 as presented. Mr. Bennett Sierra seconded the motion.

 

Vote: 10 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. Ernie Little made a motion to approve the Program Policy Committee Minutes as presented. Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  10 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)

 

Mr. Gerald One Feather made a motion to approve the Personnel Committee Minutes as presented. Mr. John Her Many Horses seconded the motion.

 

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

 

8.  REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS   

 

No reports or announcements.  

 

9.  OLD BUSINESS

 

No Old Business

 

10. NEW BUSINESS  

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the issue with the 2% right to work fee.

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve paying the installments for the 2% right to work fee. Mr. Richard Iron Cloud seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Shortbull requested approval from the board to request from the Oglala Sioux Tribe $50,000 for scholarships from the 2% Right to Work fee that OLC is paying to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. (See Attachment D & E)  

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to approve the request to the OST council. Mr. John Her Many Horses seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Shortbull informed the board there will be two meetings in April with one on the 17th for the Head Start Site Review and the 26th for the regular BOT meeting. 

 

Monna Patton entered the meeting at 5:40 p.m. 

 

Mr. Shortbull informed the board of the upcoming trips for the board members to attend.  After going through a selection process, the following Board members will go to the following conferences and board training.

 

NIEA – Ernie Little, Kevin Killer, Monna Patton, and Newton Cummings (Alternate will be Richard Iron Cloud)

Falsmouth Board Training December 2007 – Dennis Brewer, John Her Many Horses, Bennett Sierra

NIEA Fall 2008 Seattle – Pete Red Willow

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to enter into executive session to receive College Attorney Report. Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Entered into Executive Session at 5:45 p.m.

Out Executive Session at 6:20 p.m.  

 

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

 

Special BOT Meeting – Head Start Site Review – April 17, 20075:00 p.m. - Piya Wiconi Conference Room

Finance Committee–Monday, April 23, 2007–3:30p.m.Pine Ridge College Center

Program Policy Committee–Monday, April 23, 2007–4:30p.m.-Pine Ridge College Center

Personnel Committee-Tuesday, April 24, 2007-5:00p.m.-Piya Wiconi Board Room

Board of Trustees-Thursday, April 26, 2007-5:00p.m.-Piya Wiconi Conference Room  

 

 

12.  ADJOURNMENT

 

Ms. Monna Patton made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 6:27 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                               Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                               Diane Winters

                                                                               Recording Secretary

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Mr. Newton Cummings