The Board of Trustees of Hutchinson Community College met the faces of student recruitment to start the September board meeting, Thursday, September 12 in addition to conducting several items of routine business.
The Board was introduced to the Student Ambassadors and the College’s admissions counselors as part of the monthly board meeting. The Ambassador group, comprised of students from all areas of the college, assists the Admissions Office with recruiting and conducts campus visits and tours throughout the year. The group also contacts current and prospective students to address questions about HutchCC.
Julie Blanton, Vice President of Finance and Operations, provided the Board with an update on the dining facility renovation and expansion and the bid process. Gary Holler with SJCF Architecture provided an overview of the plans for the project. The Board then approved the recommendation to award the bid, including the base bid and three alternates, for the project to Harman Huffman at a cost of $5,252,300.
In other business, the Board approved the Master Agreement with the Hutchinson National Faculty Association. The Board also approved a salary increase for classified and administrative staff for fiscal year 2019-2020, based on performance, market value and scope of responsibility, with the average increase not to exceed 3.1%. The Board also approved a $20 per month increase in the Board Benefit for classified and administrative staff.
The next meeting of the board will be on Thursday, October 10. The meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Shears Technology Center Justice Theater. The public is invited to attend.
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