A Recap of the October Board of Regents Meeting

November 3, 2017

The Tulsa Community College Board of Regents accepted a clean or unmodified annual audit from Crowe Horwath, LLC. The firm has been TCC’s auditor for the last five years and next year the contract will go out for bid to a new firm, per state statute that requires us change auditors every few years.

The Board also approved salary adjustments for 15 full time faculty. These individuals completed additional graduate coursework or earned advanced degrees in their academic discipline. The action came with an approximate 4 percent pay increase.

The revised Early Notice Incentive Program was unanimously approved. This program will provide $5,000 to every employee that meets the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System criteria and notifies the Chief Human Resources Officer of their intent to retire between Feb. 1 and Sept. 1, 2018. The irrevocable letter of retirement is due no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 15, 2017

“What we found is we need more time to conduct searches for faculty who may be retiring,” President Leigh B. Goodson said. “We can do a more thorough national search and increase the quality and diversity of our applicant pool if we have more time to plan ahead.”

The facilities committee presented several updates. The Southeast Campus Student Success Center project is moving along nicely, Regent Ron Looney indicated. “Last week GH2 Architects and Crossland Construction met with employees and finalized the design. The demolition bid package will go out in November and be awarded in December."

Other updates included the Southeast Campus chat room remodel, which is almost complete and expected to open in mid-November. Cyntergy has been hired to help with the Conference Center move. The architecture firm is developing preliminary space options for consideration by College leadership. .

The Finance, Risk and Audit Committee recommended a contract with a consultant for TCC Campus Stores. The contract was approved by the board and will provide consulting services for the bookstore.