TCC Board of Trustees to Meet September 24

FORT WORTH, Texas (September 21, 2015) 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 Regular 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, September 24, 2015, to consider and act on the following Agenda:


  1. Call to Order
  2. Public Comment. (No presentation shall exceed three minutes.)
  3. Consideration and Approval of Tahita Fulkerson Library Resolution
  4. Presentation on Student Access and Success and Administrative Programs and Projects
    1. Global Initiatives
  5. Board Action Items and Board Business Related Items
    1. Approval of Minutes of the Meeting:
      1. August 24, 2015
  6. Consent Agenda
    1. Consideration and Approval of Tuition for Continuing Education Courses
  7. Consideration and Approval of Items removed from the Consent Agenda
  8. Committee Reports
    1. Audit & Finance Committee
    2. Governance Committee
    3. Institutional Planning Committee
  9. Consideration and Approval on Committee Recommendations
  10. Consideration and Approval of TCCD Investment Policy
  11. Consideration and Approval of Three (3) Year Contract with Tradesmen International, LLC for Professional Employer Services Amount: $4,500,000.00 (Not Exceed)
  12. Consideration and Approval of Purchase of Adobe Enterprise License for Creative Cloud Software Amount: $326,830.00
  13. Consideration and Approval of Annual Renewal of Blackboard Modules Licensing and Hosting Fees Amount: $504,688.01
  14. Consideration and Approval of Annual Renewal of Ellucian Administrative Software Amount: $568,891.45
  15. Consideration and Approval of Annual Subscription Renewal of Alma Software from Ex Libris Amount: $119,110.07
  16. Consideration and Approval of Purchase of Cisco SMARTnet Service Contract from Flair Data Systems Amount: $191,125.82
  17. Consideration and Approval of Renewal of On-line Tutoring Services (SMARTTHINKING) with NCS Pearson Amount: $150,000.00
  18. Consideration and Approval of Purchase of Oracle Database Application Software Amount: $708,476.00
  19. Consideration and Approval of Purchase of Additional Contacts from Ellucian for Central HelpDesk Services Amount: $407,734.00
  20. Monthly Financial Report
    1. Financial Summary Update
    2. Review of Income and Expenditures
    3. Review of Investment Portfolio
  21. Chancellor’s Report
    1. New Staff Member Introductions
    2. Campus Accolades
    3. Recent Activities
      • August 25, Chancellor’s Employee Appreciation Breakfast, Arlington Convention Center
      • August 26, Joe Bosley Retirement Celebration, Northeast Campus
      • August 31, Gary Smith Retirement Celebration, Northeast Campus
      • September 3, State of the County Luncheon, Worthington Hotel
      • September 8, Institutional Planning Committee Meeting, May Owen Center
      • September 11, Meeting with Marcelo Cavazos-Arlington ISD Superintendent, May Owen Center
      • September 16, North Texas LEAD Board of Directors Meeting, DFW Airport
      • September 18, National Community College Hispanic Council Conference, Sheraton Hotel
      • September 19, 4th Annual Intergenerational Community Conversation, South Campus
      • September 22, Chancellor’s Executive Leadership Team/Joint Consultation Committee Monthly Meeting, May Owen Center
      • September 22, Audit & Finance Committee Meeting, May Owen Center
      • September 24, Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting, May Owen Center
  22. Board President’s Report
    1. Chancellor’s Circle State of the College Breakfast
    2. TCC Foundation
    3. Alliance Opportunity Center
    4. TCC Foundation Innovation Fund
  23. Closed Meeting:
    1. Deliberation Real Property, Section 551.072, Texas Government Code. The Real Property discussion will address the purchase, improvement, exchange, lease or value of Real Estate to include recommendations from the Institutional Plan (Facilities and Academics Plan).
    2. Deliberation on Personnel Matters, Section 551.074, Texas Government Code. The deliberation will include a discussion on the appointment, employment and evaluation of the Chancellor.
    3. Consultation with Attorney, Section 551.071, Texas Government Code. For purposes of a private consultation with Board’s Attorney on any subjects or matters authorized by law. The deliberation will include any Pending/Contemplated Litigation.
  24. Consideration and Action on Closed Meeting Items
  25. Adjournment and Announcement of Next Meeting: October 29, 2015


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Posted 6:05 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2015


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