OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE

                                                                 Regular Board of Trustees

                                                                        January 31, 2008

  

BOARD PRESENT                  BOARD ABSENT                   STAFF PRESENT                    OTHERS

 

Newton Cummings                    Kevin Killer                              Thomas Shortbull                       Steven Sandven

Bennett Sierra                                                                           Marilyn Pourier                         Karlene Hunter

Monna Patton                                                                           Diane Winters                           Mark Tilsen

John Her Many Horses                                                              Andrew Thompson

Francine Poor Bear

Dennis Brewer

Pete Red Willow

Gerald One Feather

Ernie Little

Richard Iron Cloud

 

                                                                                                                       

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. Richard Iron Cloud gave the invocation.

 

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

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

 

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

 

4.  Lakota Express Direct Mail Report

 

Ms. Karlene Hunter and Mr. Mark Tilsen presented the Oglala Lakota College Direct Marketing Campaign annual report for fiscal year 2006-2007 to the Board of Trustees. (See Attachment A)

 

5.  FINANCE

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the Finance Committee meeting minutes to the board for approval. (See Appendix I) Mr. Shortbull also presented a memo for the janitors pay to be retroactive back to January 1, 2008 to the board for approval. (See Attachment B)

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve the Finance Committee meeting minutes with the memo. Ms. Francine Poor Bear seconded the motion.  

 

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

 

6.   PROGRAM POLICY  

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the program policy committee meeting minutes to the board for approval. (See Appendix II)

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve the program policy meeting minutes as presented. Mr. John Her Many Horses seconded the motion.

 

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

 

7.  PERSONNEL

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the personnel committee meeting minutes to the board for approval. (See Appendix II)

 

Mr. Gerald One Feather made a motion to approve the personnel committee meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

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

 

8.  REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS   

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the resignations to the board.

 

Mr. Shortbull reported on the SB 101 – Appropriations Bill for the Tribal Colleges to the board.

 

9.  OLD BUSINESS

 

No Old Business

 

10. NEW BUSINESS  

 

1.       OLC Dorm Construction – Pejuta Haka

 

Mr. Shortbull presented an OLC Dorm Survey to the board to show the district with the most need for a dorm. (See Attachment C)

 

Ms. Monna Patton made a motion to build the next dorm at Kyle. Mr. Bennett Sierra seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Shortbull stated he will have Ms. Shirley Brewer on the Board of Trustees meeting agenda to report on the Pine Ridge Dorm.

 

            2.   Payroll Direct Deposit for OLC employees

 

Mr. Shortbull stated the administration preference that all OLC employees use direct deposit for their payroll. There was an informal poll of the board members as to the administration having discussions with those OLC employees that are not using direct deposit for their payroll. The informal vote was as follows.

 

Vote:   7 for;                             Against: 2                                 Not Voting: 2   

 

 

             

            3. 2009 Board Attendance at Educational Conferences and Board Training

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the 2009 board attendance at educational conferences and board training to the board and let them decide which one they would like to attend.

 

NIEA Conference – Seattle – October 23-26 – Bennett Sierra, and John Her Many Horses

WIPCE – Melbourne – December 7-12 – Ernie Little, Richard Iron Cloud, and Monna Patton

Falmouth Board Training – Las Vegas – December 4-12 – Francine Poor Bear, Dennis Brewer, Pete Red Willow

 

Mr. Ernie Little asked if Ruth Brown can come and address the Board of Trustees and Staff on General Management Plan for the South Unit.

 

 

 

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

 

Finance Committee– Tuesday, February 19, 2008–3:30p.m.–Pine Ridge College Center

Program Policy Committee- Tuesday, February 19, 2008–4:30p.m.-Pine Ridge College Center

Personnel Committee-Wednesday, February 20, 2008-5:00p.m.-Piya Wiconi Board Room

Board of Trustees-Thursday, February 21, 2008-5:00p.m.-Piya Wiconi Conference Room

 

 

 

Ms. Francine Poor Bear made a motion to enter into Executive Session. Mr. John Her Many Horses seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Entered into Executive Session at 7:09 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 7:11 p.m.

 

12.  ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                               Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

                                                                               Diane Winters

                                                                               Recording Secretary

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

Mr. Newton Cummings