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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes - Sept 23, 2021

Board of Directors Annual Meeting

Transpark Center, Room 103/108

The Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Board of Directors held its Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. at the Transpark Center, 221 Commonwealth Blvd., Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Board Members:

Jackie Perkins, Chair

Tye Burklow

Donia Massey

Paula Pedigo

Kim Phelps

Randy Schumaker

Treva Shirley

Lori Slaughter

Belmara Rafael Vargas


Dr. Phillip Neal


Chris Cumens

Sherri Forester

Abel Sanchez

Brooke Justice

Dr. James McCaslin

Becky McNulty

Heather Rogers


Call to Order

The Board members toured the Transpark Center prior to Chair Jackie Perkins calling the meeting to order. Chair Perkins called the meeting to order at 4:34 p.m. and welcomed Board members and staff. 

Introduction and Seating of New Members of the Board of Directors

Chair Perkins asked Dr. Phillip Neal to introduce our new Board member. Dr. Neal 
announced that Ms. Belmar Rafael Vargas was elected as the Student Government 
President and Student Representative for a one-year term. Ms. Vargas addressed the Board. Chair Perkins welcomed her to the Board of Directors.

Motion to Approve Minutes - Approved

Chair Perkins stated the Board received the April 29, 2021, Board meeting minutes in their packet for review prior to the meeting. He asked for a motion to approve the minutes. Ms. Lori Slaughter made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Ms. Treva Shirley seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. 

Chair's Report - Chair Jackie Perkins Reporting

Chair Perkins stated that in the Board packet was a Revised Meeting Calendar of the Board of Directors which moves the April 28, 2022 Work Session and Business meeting to April 21, 2022. Chair Perkins asked for a motion to approve the Revised Meeting Calendar. Mr. Tye Burklow moved that the Board approve the calendar. The motion was seconded by Ms. Kim Phelps and passed unanimously.

Dr. Neal stated that anytime the Board gathers the College will post the meeting as an open meeting, which includes the holiday dinner, work session, and committee 

Student Government Association (SGA) Report - Ms. Belmara Rafael Vargas Reporting

Ms. Vargas, Student Board Representative and SGA President, gave the SGA report. She announced that the SGA is planning a Fall Festival on November 10, 2021. 

President's Report - Dr. Phillip Neal Reporting

President's Update

Dr. Neal brought to the Boards attention the Connect with SKYCTC cards on the table. He stated the cards list several ways to stay connected with the College.

Dr. Neal discussed the Social Infrastructure Bill, which houses the American College Promise, the free community college tuition program. He also stated that State legislators are asking KCTCS to present at sub-committee meetings. Dr. Neal was supposed to present but the meeting was postponed due to the special session. He also discussed a new economic development packet bill that would benefit KCTCS for workforce training if passed.

Dr. Neal announced that Dr. Paul Czarapata, KCTCS President, is touring all 16 colleges and is scheduled to visit SKYCTC on November 18, 2021. The tour is to get input on the next KCTCS multi-year strategic plan. 

Academic Affairs

Dr. James Mccaslin, Provost, announced Dual Credit enrollment is up this year. He also announced the number of students that applied for the nursing program in Glasgow has increased for January 2022. He stated the College continues to use the Hybrid Class Model. 

Resource Development

Ms. Heather Rogers, Vice President of Resource Development, updated the Board on the scholarship fund. She announced the "Pay it Forward Challenge" ended with an increase in giving from SKYCTC faculty and staff. She stated that the Annual Scholarship Golf Scramble will be held on Friday, October 22, 2012.

Ms. Rogers announced that the Alumni Relations department will be featuring SKYCTC alumni in the Bowling Green's VIP Magazine over the next several months. 

Business Services

Mr. Chris Cumens, Vice President of Business Services, gave the Board a budget walk­ forward from 2020-21 to 2021-22. He also gave a COVID Federal Stimulus update. 

Student Services

Ms. Brooke Justice, Vice President of Student Services, gave an enrollment update. She announced enrollment is up 6.5 percent over Fall 2020. 


Ms. Sherri Forester, Vice President of Administrative Services, gave a Healthy@Work update. She also gave the Board an update on the Strategic Plan Indicators. 

Other Business

Chair Perkins asked Ms. Pedigo, Chair of the Nominating Committee, to report on behalf of Committee. Ms. Pedigo submitted the slate of officers for the 2021-22 Board year for consideration: Chair, Mr. Jackie Perkins; Vice Chair, Mr. Tye Burklow; and Secretary, Ms. Paula Pedigo. Mr. Randy Schumaker made a motion to approve the nominations. Ms. Slaughter seconded and motion passed unanimously. 

Chair Perkins stated the Standing Committee appointments were in the Board packet. 

Chair Perkins stated that the schedule of the 2022 Board of Directors Committee 
Meetings were in the Board packet.


Chair Perkins announced that the RN and LPN Pinning and Capping Ceremony is 
scheduled for December 8, 2021. He also announced that the next scheduled meeting is the Holiday Celebration Dinner on December 9, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. 


The meeting adjourned at 5:54 p.m. 

Documents on file with the minutes of this meeting:

President's Report

Respectfully Submitted,
Paula Pedigo, Board Secretary
Date: September 23, 2021