OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE

                                                                   Regular Board of Trustees

                                                                        May 17, 2012

  

BOARD PRESENT                  BOARD ABSENT                   STAFF PRESENT                   OTHERS

 

Newton Cummings                  Rhonda Two Eagle                  Thomas Shortbull

Denise Red Owl                                                                       Marilyn Pourier

Aloysius Wounded Head                                                         Eric Christensen

Warren Cross                                                                           Doug Noyes

Pheobe Tallman                                                                                   Diane Winters

Gerald One Feather

Pete Red Willow

John Her Many Horses

Jackie Siers

Dennis Brewer

Bennett Sierra

Richard Red Owl

                                                                                                                       

PLACE:  Piya Wiconi, Kyle, S.D.                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                               

1.  CALL TO ORDER

 

Mr. Newton Cummings, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 5:17 p.m.

 

2.  INVOCATION

 

Mr. Bennett Sierra gave the invocation.

 

3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve the minutes of the April 19, 2012 regular Board of Trustees meeting minutes. Mr. Dennis Brewer seconded the motion.

 

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

 

4.   Construction of Four Demonstration houses by Applied Science Carpentry Program

 

Mr. Doug Noyes presented the construction of four houses by Applied Science Carpentry Program to the board for the approval. Mr. Shortbull informed the Board that Mr. Noyes

had assured the President that there would be no costs incurred by OLC in the construction of the Four Demonstration houses by Applied Science Carpentry Program

 

Mr. Richard Red Owl entered into the meeting at 5:25

 

Mr. Gerald One Feather made a motion to approve the Construction of Four Demonstration Houses by the Applied Science Carpentry Program as presented. Mr. Bennett Sierra and

Mr. Richard Red Owl seconded the motion.

 

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

 

5.   FINANCE

 

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

 

Mr. Bennett Sierra made a motion to approve the finance committee meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

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

 

 

5.   PROGRAM POLICY  

 

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

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to approve the program policy committee meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Aloysius Wounded Head seconded the motion.

 

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

 

6.  PERSONNEL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

7.  REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS   

 

Mr. Shortbull reported on a Donor Estate.

 

Mr. Shortbull reported on resignations.

 

8.  OLD BUSINESS

 

No Old Business

 

9. NEW BUSINESS  

 

1.      President’s Use of the Apartment

 

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

 

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

 

Entered into executive session at 5:55 p.m.

Out of executive session at 6:05 p.m.

 

Ms. Denise Red Owl made a motion to authorize the President’s use of the apartment for up to 16 nights a month at a rental rate of $160 per month with the

President not occupying the apartment on many months with less than 16 nights per month and there will days during the months that the President does not

have total access to the apartment due to other college uses of the apartment.   Mr. Bennett Sierra seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to have the college attorney prepare a payment agreement between the college and the President for the President’s use

of the apartment. Mr. John Her Many Horses seconded the motion.

 

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

 

2.      Awarding a Honorary Masters Degree in Lakota Leadership to Chuck Trimble

 

Mr. Shortbull requested authorization to award an Honorary Masters Degree in Lakota Leadership to Chuck Trimble to the board for approval.

 

 Mr. Bennett Sierra made a motion to approve authorization to award an Honorary Master Degree in Lakota Leadership to Chuck Trimble as presented.

Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

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

 

3.      Letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services on OLC Head Start Program

 

Mr. Shortbull requested approval to send a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services on OLC Head Start Program to the board for approval. (See Attachment A)

 

Mr. Bennett Sierra made a motion to approve sending the letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services on OLC Head Start Program with the corrections.

Mr. John Her Many Horses seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Shortbull requested approval to have a special board meeting on May 24, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

 

Mr. John Her Many Horses made a motion to approve the special board meeting on May 24, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

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

 

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

 

Program Policy Committee-Tuesday, June 19, 2012-12:00 p.m. – Pine Ridge College Center

Finance Committee– Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 2:00 p.m. – Pine Ridge College Center

Personnel Committee-Wednesday, June 20, 2012 – 5:00 p.m. – Piya Wiconi Board Room

Board of Trustees-Thursday, June 21, 2012 – 5:00 p.m. – Piya Wiconi Conference Room

 

11.  ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. John Her Many Horses seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

 

 

                                                                               Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                               Diane Winters

                                                                                     Recording Secretary

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Mr. Newton Cummings