TCC Board of Trustees to Meet November 17 at 6 p.m.

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 11, 2011)

Supporting materials for the Board meeting will be provided on the Board Meetings Web page. Once the meeting has begun, streaming video of the proceedings will also be available.

Take notice that a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Tarrant County College District will be held in the District Offices, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, commencing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2011, to consider and act on the following Agenda:


  1. Call to Order
  2. Swearing-In Ceremony for District 2 Trustee Conrad C. Heede
  3. Public Comment. (No presentation shall exceed three minutes)
  4. Presentation on Student Access and Success
    1. Trinity River Campus, Cultivating a Culture of Service and Student Success
    2. Friends of the River Award Presentation
    3. New Professional Development Program and Policy
  5. Board Action Items and Board Business Related Items
    1. Approval of Minutes of the meetings of October 20, 2011
  6. Consent Agenda
    1. Consideration and Approval on Proposed Policy Changes to DK (LOCAL)
    2. Consideration and Approval on Proposed Policy Changes to CAM (LOCAL)
  7. Consideration and Action on Items Removed from Consent Agenda
  8. Committee Reports
    1. Finance & Audit Committee
    2. Governance Committee
  9. Consideration and Action on Committee Recommendations
    1. Appointment of Conrad C. Heede to the Finance and Audit Committee
    2. Appointment of Louise Appleman as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee
    3. Appointment of Kristin Vandergriff to the TCC Foundation Board
    4. Appointment of O K Carter to City of Arlington Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Districts #1, #4, #5, #6
  10. Consideration and Action on Service Authorization to Jacobs Engineering
  11. Receipt of Annual Audit Report
  12. Report on Annual Renewal of Insurance Coverage
  13. Report on New Requirement for Completion of Board member training as required by Government Code Section 61.084
  14. Monthly Financial Report
    1. Financial Summary Update
    2. Review of Income and Expenditures
    3. Review of Investment Portfolio
  15. Chancellor’s Report
    1. New Staff Introductions
    2. Campus Accolades
    3. Recent Activities:
      1. October 21, -Speaker- Development Education Institute, Trinity River Campus
      2. October 21, TCC Foundation Event—A Little River Music, Trinity River East Campus
      3. October 23, -Speaker- Loyalty Class, First United Methodist Church
      4. October 24, TREC tour with Bank Representatives and Texas Wesleyan University staff
      5. October 24, TREC tour with FWISD
      6. October 24, TREC tour with Leadership Fort Worth
      7. October 26, Texas Association Community College Quarterly meeting, Austin, Texas
      8. October 26, Texas Association Community College and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Dinner and Reception, Austin, Texas
      9. October 27, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board meeting, Austin, Texas
      10. October 28, Conversations with the Chancellor, South Campus
      11. October 28, -Speaker- National Conference of Community College Humanities Association, Hilton, Fort Worth
      12. October 31, South and Southeast Campus President Candidates Forums
      13. November 1, -Speaker- Mary I. Gourley Scholarship Luncheon, Northwest Campus
      14. November 3-4, Texas Higher Education Leadership Conference, Austin, Texas
      15. November 8, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Formula Funding Advisory Committee, Austin, Texas
      16. November 8-11, 2011 Executive Council Meeting and American Association of Community Colleges, Fall Global Education Commission, Washington, DC
      17. November 15, Conversations with the Chancellor, Northeast Campus
      18. November 16, Conversations with the Chancellor, Southeast Campus
      19. November 16, TCC Foundation Board meeting
      20. November 17, 1st Annual State of the County featuring Judge Glen Whitley and Memorial Tribute honoring Tom Vandergriff, Omni Hotel
  16. Board President’s Report
    1. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Leadership Conference
    2. Mary I Gourley Scholarship Luncheon
    3. Developmental Education Institute
  17. Closed Meeting:
    1. Deliberation on Real Property, Section 551.072, Texas Government Code. The Real Property discussion will address the acquisition of property near property owned by the College District.
    2. Deliberation on Personnel Matters, Section 551.074, Texas Government Code. The deliberation will include a discussion on candidates for the position of President at the South and Southeast campuses.
    3. Deliberation on Pending/Contemplated Litigation, Section 551.071, Texas Government Code.
    4. Consultation with Attorney, Section 551.071, Texas Government Code. The discussion of legal issues will include those legal issues raised in connection with awarding contracts, purchasing and procurement.
  18. Consideration and Action on Closed Meeting Items
  19. Adjournment and Announcement of next meeting: Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:00 p.m.

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Posted 2:45 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2011

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