Board of Trustees Meeting: April 26, 2019

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Friday, April 26 on the Archbold campus. As part of the meeting, Wauseon resident Sandra Barber took her oath of office to become a Board of Trustees member. Barber, who had previously served on the College’s Board of Trustees from June 2011 to June 2017, fills the vacancy created when Paul Siebenmorgen resigned from his seat in January.

NSCC President Dr. Michael Thomson welcomed Barber, noting, “We are so excited to have Sandra Barber rejoin the NSCC Board. Sandy is an experienced College trustee who has been a long-time advocate for our institution. Trustee Barber has tremendous knowledge of the community and state processes necessary for NSCC to fulfill its mission of strengthening our local communities. I look forward to working with Trustee Barber as we not only celebrate our first 50 years, but shape NSCC to serve our area for the next 50 years.”

During the Board meeting, Lori Robison, vice president for academics, recognized the three All-Ohio Academic Team students who were honored on April 25 at the Ohio Statehouse. Caleb Davila of Defiance and Jacob Klopfenstein of Paulding were in attendance and met the Board to share their experiences. Davila and Klopfenstein join Mark Oliphant of Edgerton in earning this prestigious recognition from the state for their academic achievements.

In other Board action:

  • Approved the employment of AmyJo Rouleau, analyst-data systems; Audrey Lehman, coordinator-fundraising; and Rachelle Durham, clerk-bookstore/retail & food services
  • Approved international travel for three NSCC nursing faculty for their doctoral studies through Indiana Wesleyan University and as part of the course requirements in Global Healthcare in May-June, and for a business faculty member to participate in a faculty immersion program in June
  • Approved processing (banking) authority for Automated Clearing House (business office) transactions for the accountant-payroll and clerk-accounts payable
  • Approved the authorization to accept bids and award contracts for the ‘E’ Building chiller replacement project
  • Approved resolutions to revise equal opportunity and non-discrimination/anti-harassment policies to align with federal regulations
  • Approved resolution to revise equal opportunity policy regarding unlawful and discriminatory employment practices to align with state regulations
  • Approved a resolution adjusting veteran-student fees for recipients of Chapter 31 and/or Chapter 33 of the GI Bill in accordance with federal guidelines
  • Approved miscellaneous employment contracts and three resignations