OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE

    Regular Board of Trustees

         January 29, 2009

  

BOARD PRESENT                  BOARD ABSENT                   STAFF PRESENT                    OTHERS

 

Newton Cummings                  Gerald One Feather                  Thomas Shortbull                    Steven Sandven

Dennis Brewer                         Bennett Sierra                          Gerald Giraud                          Todd Hesson

Pete Red Willow                                                                      Chris Noordsy                         Gerald Big Crow

Francine Poor Bear                                                                  Diane Winters 

John Her Many Horses

Ernie Little

Kyle White

Denise King-Red Owl

Rhonda Two Eagle entered at 7:07 pm

                                                                                                                       

PLACE:  Piya Wiconi, Kyle, S.D.                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                               

1.  CALL TO ORDER

 

Mr. Newton Cummings, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 5:06 p.m.

 

2.  INVOCATION

 

Mr. Ernie Little gave the invocation.

 

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 20, 2008 regular Board of Trustees meeting minutes. Ms. Francine Poor Bear seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to enter into executive session. Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Entered into Executive Session at 5:08pm

Out of Executive Session at 5:40 pm

 

4.   Seating of OST Education Committee Representative as BOT member

 

Mr. Newton Cummings presented the seating of the Gerald Big Crow as the OST Education Committee Representative on the Board of Trustees.  (See Attachment A)

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to have the Board President, Mr. Newton Cummings, write a memo to the OST Education Committee asking the Education Committee to reconsider

the appointment of Gerald Big Crow as the OST Education Committee Representative on the Board of Trustees. Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

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

 

5.   Multi-Purpose Building Schematic Design – Todd Hesson

 

Mr. Todd Hesson with Encompass Architects presented the multi-purpose building schematic design to the board for approval. (See Attachment B)

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to approve the multi-purpose building schematic design as presented. Mr. Kyle White seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  7 for;                             Against: 0                                Not Voting: 1                           Motion Carried

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow left the meeting at 6:16 pm and requested to stay on the Personnel Committee.

 

6.   Election of Officers   

 

The election of officers took place as follows:

 

President of Board of Trustees

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to nominate Mr. Newton Cummings as President of the Board of Trustees.

 

Mr. John Her Many Horses made a motion to nominate Mr. Ernie Little as President of the Board of Trustees.

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to cease all nomination. Ms. Francine Poor Bear seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   7 for;                           Against:  0                               Not Voting:  0                         Motion Carried

 

The vote for President of the Board of Trustees was 4 for Mr. Newton Cummings and 1 for Mr. Ernie Little.

 

Vice-President of Board of Trustees

 

Mr. John Her Many Horses made a motion to nominate Mr. Ernie Little as Vice-President of the Board of Trustees.

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to nominate Mr. Bennett Sierra as Vice-President of the Board of Trustees.

 

Mr. John Her Many Horses made a motion to cease nominations for Vice-President of the Board of Trustees.  Ms. Francine Poor Bear seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   7 for;                           Against:  0                               Not Voting:  0                         Motion Carried

 

The vote for Vice-President of Board of Trustees was 3 for Mr. Ernie Little and 3 for Mr. Bennett Sierra.

 

The election of the Vice-President of Board of Trustees will be postponed until the next Board of Trustees meeting. 

 

Secretary for Board of Trustees

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to nominate Ms. Francine Poor Bear. 

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to cease nomination.  Mr. Kyle White seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   6 for;                           Against:  0                               Not Voting:  1                         Motion Carried

 

Treasurer of Board of Trustees

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to nominate Mr. Ernie Little for Treasurer.  

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to cease nominations.  Ms. Francine Poor Bear seconded the motion.

 

Vote:   7 for;                           Against:  0                               Not Voting:  0                         Motion Carried

 

Mr. Shortbull asked each Board member present which committee they wished to be seated on.  Those members absent will be contacted as to their preference of committees.

The members of the committees are as follows:

 

Finance Committee - Newton Cummings, Ernie Little,

Program Policy Committee – Dennis Brewer, Kyle White,

Personnel Committee – John Her Many Horses, Denise King-Red Owl, Francine Poor Bear

 

7.   FINANCE

 

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

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to approve the finance committee meeting minutes as presented. Ms. Francine Poor Bear seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  7 for;                             Against: 0                                Not Voting: 0                           Motion Carried

 

Mr. Shortbull presented a requisition that was not presented at the finance committee meeting to the board from the Head Start Program to Doug O’Bryan Contracting to extend the sewer

line to the lagoon in the amount of $36,025.00 to the board for approval. (See Attachment B)

 

Mr. Ernie Little made a motion to approve the requisition from the Head Start Program to Doug O’Bryan Contracting to extend the sewer line to the lagoon in the amount of $36,025.00 as

presented. Mr. Kyle White seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  7 for;                             Against: 0                                Not Voting: 0                           Motion Carried

 

8.   PROGRAM POLICY  

 

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

 

Ms. Francine Poor Bear made a motion to approve the program policy meeting minutes as presented. Ms. Denise King-Red Owl seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  7 for;                             Against: 0                                Not Voting: 0                           Motion Carried

 

9.  PERSONNEL

 

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

 

Mr. John Her Many Horses made a motion to approve the personnel committee meeting minutes as presented. Ms. Francine Poor Bear seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  7 for;                             Against: 0                                Not Voting: 0                           Motion Carried

 

10.  REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS   

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the resignations to the board.

 

11.  OLD BUSINESS

 

No Old Business

 

12. NEW BUSINESS  

 

1.      Board of Trustees will defend OLC’s Shared Governance including Piya Wiconi Oklakiciye  

 

Mr. John Her Many Horses made a motion that the Board of Trustees will defend OLC’s shared governance including Piya Wiconi Oklakiciye when the Higher Learning Commission of

the North Central Association conducts a Focus Visit on May 4-5, 2009. Ms. Francine Poor Bear seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  7 for;                             Against: 0                                Not Voting: 0                           Motion Carried

 

Mr. Ernie Little requested to have OLC look into getting more certified electricians.

 

Ms. Rhonda Two Eagle entered the meeting at 7:07 pm

 

Ms. Rhonda Two Eagle stated she would like to be on the Finance Committee.

 

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

 

Finance Committee– Monday, February 23, 2009–3:30p.m.–Pine Ridge College Center

Program Policy Committee- Monday, February 23, 2009–4:30p.m.-Pine Ridge College Center

Personnel Committee-Tuesday, February 24, 2009-5:00p.m.-Piya Wiconi Board Room

Board of Trustees-Thursday, February 26, 2009-5:00p.m.-Piya Wiconi Conference Room

 

14.  ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. John Her Many Horses made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Ms. Francine Poor Bear seconded the motion.

 

Vote: 8 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