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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 28, 2015
 
Halifax Community College Trustee Board Report
January 2015
 
WELDON, N.C. – The Halifax Community College (HCC) Board of Trustees met on Jan. 27 for their monthly meeting. HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. presented the President’s Report to the board:
  • Dr. Adriane Leché, dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Assessment, was recognized for being named the recipient of the 2015 North Carolina Community College Staff Person of the Year Award.
  • Dan Lovett, director of Title III, Sponsored & Special Projects, was recognized for being named the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year. Lovett credited members of the PRIDE Male Mentoring Program for their efforts in the community.
  • HCC had $103,657 in budget callback for this fiscal year so far.
  • Griffin also highlighted recent events including the trustee, faculty and staff, and child care center holiday celebrations, his visit to Washington, D.C. to participate in the “Connecting on Student Pathways” meeting, the groundbreaking for the Solar Center of Excellence, the basic telecommunicator certification class, the certified nurse aide class, the Phi Theta Kappa Turkey Trot, the Leadership Institute, the Small Business Center and Main Street Roanoke Rapids “Shop Small” campaign, the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band performance, BB&T’s check presentation, the establishment of a new Halifax Linen/McElheney scholarship, HCC’s general physics class project, kick-off of the Fitness Interactive Trail, the medication aide administration class, the Basic Law Enforcement Training graduation, new student orientations and lighting repairs.
  • A review was provided of an education program audit management letter for the areas of curriculum, continuing education and literacy/basic skills.
  • Updates were reviewed for the 2013-17 Strategic Plan.
  • Spring enrollment numbers for 2013-15 were provided. For Spring 2015, 1,150 students are enrolled. More students could enroll for the upcoming mini-semester. A breakdown of enrollment by county and age were also given.
  • Griffin reviewed the NC Community Colleges 2015-17 legislative budget priorities. They include increasing instructor and staff salaries (the state’s salaries rank among the lowest in the southeast), placing college-employed career coaches in high schools, equipping shops and labs with updated equipment in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math area, closing the information technology gap, seeking year-round funding for articulation agreement courses and offering in-state tuition for certain veterans and their dependents.
  • Griffin reviewed the NC Community Colleges 2015-17 legislative/special provisions. These include authorizing equipment flexibility for repairs and renovations, requesting a study of lottery funds to incentivize associate degree completion, broadening retirement plan options for community college employees, codifying basic skills plus, expanding agricultural and transportation classes to freshmen and sophomores, authorizing the carry-forward of college information system funds, and providing direct study for developing high school career and college readiness transition.
  • Leché provided information on the National Center for Education Statistics’ IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2014.
  • HCC has been named a finalist for the 2015 Advancing Diversity Award of Excellence through the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Finalists will be recognized during the 95th annual AACC Convention in April.
Updates were also given on: the Default Prevention Management Plan, Customized Training Program funds for training faculty in welding and FANUC (robotics), program reviews, the USA Today Readership Program survey results, budgets/expenditures for state, county and The Centre, the HCC Child Care Center and Choanoke Area Development Association of NC, Inc. partnership, the HCC Foundation Inc. Brick-By-Brick Campaign and special events.

An update on Student Government Association (SGA) activities was also provided including holiday events, SGA campaigns and upcoming events.
 
Board Meeting
Dr. Adriane Leché, dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Assessment, presented the IPEDS report at Tuesday’s HCC Board of Trustees meeting.
 
 
Halifax Community College's Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
 
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239