Board Report from The June 28, 2017, Meeting Of The CF District Board Of Trustees
The meeting was held at the Ocala Campus in the Founders Hall Board Room.
• The District Board of Trustees recognized Molly O’Hara, a nurse working on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at CF who was recently injured in a shooting by a patient at an area hospital. President Jim Henningsen presented Molly with the Patriot PRIDE medal for going above and beyond in her service to the profession, her patients and the college.
IN OTHER BUSINESS, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
• Received the CF Foundation Annual Audit and Direct Support Organization Checklist – Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2016.
• Received the Monthly Financial Summary Report and List of Warrants.
• Approved the board calendar for 2017-2018.
• Approved the Career Pathways Articulation Agreement for 2017-2018 with the School Board of Sumter County.
• Approved the Marion County Career Academy Food Service Renewal Agreement.
• Approved the Capital Improvement Program – Fiscal Year 2018-2019 through 2022-2023.
• Approved the Educational Plant Survey – May 2017.
• Approved the College Attorney Agreement with Robert W. Batsel Jr.
• Approved the Annual Operating Budget for 2017-2018.
• Approved the 2017-2018 Salary Schedule and Related Personnel Policies.
• Approved the 2017-2018 Fund 7 (Unexpended Plant) Budget.
• Approved the Appleton Museum of Art Operating Budget for 2017-2018.
• Approved the Guidelines for Base Fee Facilities Rentals.
• Approved the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service Partnership Agreement.
• Ratified leases with Tidewater Equipment Company, Beard Equipment Company and Ring Power Corporation for equipment used while conducting the noncredit Timber Harvesting Equipment program in Levy County.
• Approved write-offs for Fiscal Year 2016-2017.
• Approved ITB 17-1 Ocala Campus Lighting Upgrades.
• Approved payment of financial obligations due during 2017-2018.
• Ratified Change Orders No. 1 and 2 – Roof Project for Ocala Campus Buildings 3, 6 and 9.
• Trustee Sandra Balfour thanked staff for their work on all of the reports on the agenda and for making CF shine.
• Bill Edgar was selected by the board to serve as chair for 2017-2018. Rusty Branson will serve as board vice chair. Joyce Brancato will serve as the representative to the Appleton Cultural Center Inc. Bobby Durrance will serve as representative to the CF Foundation Board.
• Dr. Henningsen presented a college update to the Ocala Rotary Club June 19 and, in recognition, a donation was made on his behalf to the Polio Plus Program of the Rotary Foundation. The donation will allow 10 children to be immunized against the disease.
• FLATE, the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center, coordinates an awards program, which honored Sam Ajlani, associate professor, Business and Technology – Engineering, with FLATE Post-Secondary Educator of the Year. Rob Adamiak received the Distinguished Partner Manufacturing Service Award.
• At the June meeting of the Council for Instructional Affairs, Dr. Mark Paugh, vice president for Academic Affairs, was elected to the council’s executive committee for the 2017-2018 academic year.
• Revenue received from the State of Florida this year from Industry Certification Testing was $343,197.20, the largest amount CF has received to date, and more than 200 percent higher than the previous year.
• CF has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Duke Energy to cultivate student interest, retention and completion among female and minority students in Digital Media by offering a unique dual enrollment program for summer 2018.
• Dr. Jennifer Fryns, dean of Arts and Education, was selected to attend the 2017 Chancellor’s Leadership Seminar in May 2017. Hosted by Madeline Pumariega, chancellor of the Florida College System, the three-day program is designed for individuals pursuing advancement to senior level positions within the system.
• CF was represented at the Marion County Commission’s Orange Lake Community Resource Fair in Reddick June 17. More than 100 attendees received information from 13 nonprofit organizations and 12 county departments. Thanks to the Marketing and Public Relations and Enrollment Services teams for sharing information about the college and Appleton Museum.
• Joe Mazur, vice president for Administration and Finance, has been elected chair of the Council of Business Affairs for 2017-2018. COBA reports directly to the Council of Presidents and is comprised of all 28 Florida College System chief business officers, human resource directors, procurement directors, finance directors and controllers, and budget directors. Primary projects assigned by COP this year are the Resource Funding Model and Performance Funding Model.
• Dr. Josh Hagan, Michelle Stone, William Galdson and William Thames were appointed to the CF Foundation Board of Directors for terms beginning July 1, 2017.
• Final phases of construction at the new Levy Campus are underway with interior finishes, landscaping, a final lift of asphalt, and the installation of furniture and equipment. The staff occupancy date is July 19, which is also when services will be shut down at the Levy Center.
• In Appleton Museum news, Hollis Mutch joined the Appleton team as the Museum Educator June 1. Hollis replaces Mary Moore, who retired in January. The Colen/Kashdin Fund provided funds for the museum to purchase two wood block prints, “Whistle Blower” and “Earth’s Bounty” by Annelies Dykgraaf for inclusion in the Permanent Collection. Dykgraaf’s work was recently featured in an exhibition at the museum. “Con-Text: the Word Based Images of Tyrus Clutter” exhibit opened June 10 with a reception attended by more than 120 people. Clutter is an associate professor of Art at CF. “Bandits & Heroes Poets & Saints, Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil” runs through Aug. 13. Educational programs include Brazilian Extravaganza July 16 at 2 p.m., Capoeira Demonstration July 30 at 2 p.m. and Forged from Fire, a lecture by Richard Kirk, CF Humanities professor, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. Several of the museum’s docents promoted exhibitions, educational programs and membership to more than 100 people at the Culture Vultures Expo at Stone Creek June 20. The expo was organized to inform Stone Creek residents on cultural events in the area. Children ages 4-17 are enjoying the summer by participating in the Art Camps. The Appleton is partnering again with Ocala Civic Theatre on a set design camp for its production of “Space Pirates” and 14 children are registered.
• In Athletics news, congratulations to Nate Pearson (sophomore from Tampa), who became the highest drafted player in CF Baseball history when the Toronto Blue Jays drafted him 28th overall in the Major League Baseball draft, and to Jackson Stoeckinger (sophomore from Kentucky), who was drafted in the 12th round by the Washington Nationals. In Softball, the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association recognized four Lady Patriots with All-American honors: Brooke Barlow (sophomore from Jacksonville), Kelsee Cullop (sophomore from Winter Haven), Destinee Lizzmore (sophomore from Jacksonville) and Caeley Nix (sophomore from Ocala).
The next board meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m. in the Founders Hall Board Room at the Ocala Campus.