19 January 2016 DGB Agenda

Navajo County Community College District Governing Board

Our Mission: Northland Pioneer College creates,
supports and promotes lifelong learning.


Notice of Public Meeting

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board (Board) and to the general public that the Board will hold a regular District Governing Board Meeting, open to the public, on January 19, 2016 beginning at 10:00 a.m. (M.S.T.). The meeting will be held at the Northland Pioneer College Painted Desert Campus, Tiponi Community Center meeting room, located at 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, Arizona.

One or more Board members and/or staff members may participate in the meeting by telephone if necessary.

The public is invited to check on addenda that may be posted up to 24 hours prior to the meeting. Copies of the meeting agenda may be obtained through the Office of the President, Northland Pioneer College, Painted Desert Campus, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, AZ, telephone (928) 524-7418 or (800) 266-7845 Ext. 7418, at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. If any disabled person needs any type of accommodation, please notify Paul Hempsey at the above address or telephone number at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time.

The Board may vote to enter Executive Session for discussion or consultation for legal advice with its attorney on any matter listed on the agenda pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03 (A)(3). The Board may direct action concerning settlement proposal in public session, including approval or disapproval of proposed settlement and authorization to legal counsel to take appropriate actions concerning same. Should the District’s attorney not be present in person, notice is further given that the attorney may appear by speakerphone.

I, Paul Hempsey, certify that this notice of public meeting, prepared pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, was posted on or before the 18th day of January, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Paul Hempsey, Recording Secretary to the Board


District Governing Board
Regular Meeting Agenda

Painted Desert Campus, Tiponi Community Center
2251 East Navajo Boulevard, Holbrook, Arizona

Date: January 19, 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m. (MST)


Item Description   Resource
1. Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance   Chair Handorf
2. Adoption of the Agenda Action Chair Handorf
3. Election of Board Officers Action Chair Handorf
4. Call for Public Comment
Individuals may address the Board on any relevant issue for up to 5 minutes. At the close of the call to the public, Board members may not respond to any comments but may respond to criticism, ask staff to review a matter or ask that a matter be placed on a future agenda.
  Chair
5. Reports:    
  A.  Financial Position   Interim Vice President Ellison
  B.  Human Resources   Interim Director Fee
  C.  CASO   Margaret White
  D.  NPC Faculty Association   Ryan Rademacher
  E.  NPC Student Government Association   Anthony Hill
  F.  NPC Friends and Family Report   Director Wilson
6. Consent Agenda
  1. December 15, 2015 Regular Board Minutes
  2. Curriculum Modification:
    1. Program Modification – Business - Management and Leadership AAS, CAS & CP
Action Chair
7. Old Business: None    
8. New Business:    
  A.  Review and Accept Financial and Single Year Audits
      Individual Reports Financial AuditSingle AuditReport HighlightsGovernance Letter
Action Interim Vice President Ellison
  B.  Request to Approve Hearing Officers Action President Swarthout
  C.  Fall 2015 Outstanding Alumnus Award – Jason Harvey   Director Rogers
  D.  Accept First Things First Grant Action Vice President Vest
  E.  Executive Session: Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03 (A)(3) – Legal Advice Action Chair
  F.  Possible Approval of Skills Center Settlement Action Interim Vice President Ellison
9. Standing Business:    
  A.  Strategic Planning and Accreditation Steering Committee Report   Vice President Vest
  B.  President's Report   President Swarthout
  C.  DGB Agenda Items and Informational Needs for Next Meeting   Chair
10. Board Report/Summary of Current Events   Board Members
11. Announcement of Next Regular Meeting – February 16, 2016   Chair
12. Adjournment Action Chair

The District Governing Board may consider any item on this agenda in any order and at any time during the meeting. The District Governing Board may take action to approve, or may take other action, regarding all items of New Business, Old Business, Standing Business, or the President’s Report. The Board may vote to hold an executive session for the purpose of obtaining legal advice from the District’s attorney on any matter listed on the agenda pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.03(A)(3). Should the District’s attorney not be present in person, notice is further given that the attorney may appear by speakerphone. One or more Board members and/or staff members may participate in the meeting by telephone if necessary.

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