OGLALA LAKOTA COLLEGE

                                                                  Regular Board of Trustees

                                                                          January 31, 2013

  

BOARD PRESENT                  BOARD ABSENT                   STAFF PRESENT                   OTHERS

 

Newton Cummings                                                                  Thomas Shortbull                    Steven Sandven

Anthony Wounded Head                                                         Marilyn Pourier

Emma Featherman-Sam                                                           Diane Clifford

Warren Cross

Garrett Little Bear

Gerald One Feather

Pete Red Willow

Denise Red Owl

Dennis Brewer

Alice Perkins

Bennett Sierra

Pheobe Tallman entered at 4:48

                                                                                                                       

PLACE:  Piya Wiconi, Kyle, S.D.                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                               

1.  CALL TO ORDER

 

Mr. Newton Cummings, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 4:43 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 December 22, 2013 regular Board of Trustees

meeting minutes. Mr. Anthony Wounded Head seconded the motion.

 

Vote:  9 for;                             Against: 0                                Not Voting: 2                           Motion Carried

 

Ms. Pheobe Tallman entered the meeting at 4:48 p.m.

 

4.   Seating of OST President’s Representative & Education Committee Representative

 

Mr. Shortbull presented a memo from the OST President’s Office and a memo from the OST Education Committee

appointing Ms. Emma Feather-Sam as the OST President’s Office Representative and Alice Perkins as the OST

Education Committee Representative to the board for approval. (See Attachment A & B)

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to seat Ms. Emma Featherman-Sam as the OST President’s Office Representative

and Ms. Alive Perkins as the OST Education Committee Representative on the Board of Trustees.  Mr. Garrett Little

Bear seconded the motion.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Mr. Shortbull informed the two new board members that there were three vacant committee position, two on program

policy and one on personnel.

 

Ms. Emma Featherman-Sam chose the Program Policy Committee.

 

Ms. Alice Perkins also chose the Program Policy Committee.

 

Mr. Shortbull informed the Board that there has been no selection in filling the vacancy of the Wounded Knee District

Board of Trustee representative, and this is now the vacant committee position on Personnel.

 

The Finance Committee consists of Newton Cummings, Anthony Wounded Head, Denise Red Owl, and Bennett Sierra.

 

The Program Policy consists of Emma Featherman-Sam, Alice Perkins, Dennis Brewer, Garrett Little Bear, and Gerald

One Feather.

 

The Personnel Committee consists of Pete Red Willow, Pheobe Tallman, Warren Cross, and one vacancy.

 

5.   Election of Officers

 

Chairman of the Board Election.

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to nominated Mr. Newton Cummings. Ms. Alice Perkins seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Warren Cross nominated Mr. Bennett Sierra. Ms. Denise Red Owl seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to cease nominations. Mr. Anthony Wounded Head seconded the motion. 

 

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

 

After the vote for the President of the Board of Trustees, there was a motion to confirm the election of the Board

President for the 2012-2014 term.

 

Ms. Emma Featherman-Sam made a motion to confirm the election of Newton Cummings as the Board President.

Mr. Anthony Wounded Head seconded the motion.

 

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

 

 Vice-President of the Board election

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to nominate Mr. Dennis Brewer. Ms. Pheobe Tallman seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Warren Cross made a motion to nominate Mr. Bennett Sierra. Ms. Denise Red Owl seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Warren Cross made a motion to cease nominations. Mr. Garrett Little Bear seconded the motion.

 

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

 

After the vote for the Vice-president for the Board of Trustees, there was a motion to confirm the election of the

Board Vice-President for the 2012-2014 term.

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to confirm the election of Mr. Dennis Brewer as the Board Vice President.  

Mr. Bennett Sierra seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Treasurer for the Board election

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to nominate Mr. Anthony Wounded Head. Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded

the motion.

 

Mr. Warren Cross made a motion to nominate Ms. Denise Red Owl. Ms. Alice Perkins seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to cease nomination. Mr. Anthony Wounded Head seconded the motion.

 

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

 

After the vote for the Treasurer for the Board of Trustees, there was a motion to confirm the election of the

Board Treasurer for the 2012-2014 term.

 

Ms. Emma Featherman-Sam made a motion to confirm the election of Mr. Anthony Wounded Head as the

Board Treasurer. Mr. Warren Cross seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Secretary of the Board election

 

Mr. Shortbull recommended special consideration on approving Ms. Denise Red Owl for the Secretary position due

needing someone from the Kyle area for the convenience of getting the Secretary’s signature for college business.

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to nominate Ms. Denise Red Owl. Ms. Emma Featherman-Sam seconded

the motion.

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to cease nomination. Ms. Alice Perkins seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Bennett Sierra made a motion to confirm Ms. Denise Red Owl as the Secretary of the Board for the 2012-2014

term. Mr. Anthony Wounded Head seconded the motion.

 

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

 

6.   FINANCE

 

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

 

Mr. Anthony Wounded made a motion to approve the finance committee meeting minutes as presented.

Mr. Bennett Sierra seconded the motion.

 

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

 

7.   PROGRAM POLICY  

 

Mr. Shortbull presented the program policy committee meeting minutes to the board for approval.

(See Appendix II)

 

In going over the Program Policy minutes the President went over each of the policies with the Board of Trustees and

during the presentation on the Conflict of Interest Policy the board recommended the following changes:

 

1). On Page One under the Purpose Section last sentence “state and federal” is struck from the sentence.

2). On page 3 a new sentence will be added before the Confidentiality heading that states: When the Vice President

for Business determines the President has failed to disclose an actual or potential conflict of interest the Vice

President for Business will turn this over to the college attorney and the Board of Trustees.

 

When reviewing the Whistleblower Policy with the Board of Trustees there where recommended changes to the

Whistleblower Policy:

 

1). On Page one under Section 2 Purpose the first bullet strike local, tribal, and federal.

2). On Page 2 under B strike local, tribal and federal

3). On page 2 under no retaliation add in as provided in section 6 to the end of the last sentence.

4). On Page 3 under section 6 paragraph 3 strike chair of

 

Mr. Dennis Brewer made a motion to approve the program policy committee meeting minutes with the corrections.

Mr. Garrett Little Bear and Mr. Gerald One Feather seconded the motion.

 

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

 

8.  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. Gerald

One Feather seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve Item B #2 in the personnel committee meeting minutes as presented.

Mr. Garrett Little Bear seconded the motion.

 

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

 

7.  REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS   

 

Mr. Shortbull reported on resignations.

 

8.  OLD BUSINESS

 

No Old Business

 

9. NEW BUSINESS  

 

Mr. Shortbull presented a Board Resolution for the submission of an ANA Immersion Grant to the board

for approval. (See Attachment C)

 

Mr. Pete Red Willow made a motion to approve the Board Resolution for ANA Immersion Grant with the corrections.

Ms. Emma Featherman-Sam 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, February 26, 2013–12:00p.m.-Pine Ridge College Center

Finance Committee– Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – 1:00 p.m.- Pine Ridge College Center

Personnel Committee-Wednesday, February 27, 2013-5:00p.m.-Piya Wiconi Board Room

Board of Trustees-Thursday, February 28, 2013-5:00p.m.-Piya Wiconi Conference Room

 

 

Mr. Shortbull informed the board that Michelle Yankton come to the next board meeting to give her Head Start report.

 

11.  ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Garrett Little Bear made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Pete Red Willow seconded the motion.

 

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

 

The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 6:19 p.m.

 

 

                                                                              Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

                                                                               Diane Clifford

                                                                               Recording Secretary

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

Mr. Newton Cummings