Community College Board Minutes
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell
CUB, Multipurpose Room
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Members Present: President Eloise Blake, Ralph Fresquez, Clyde McKee, and Mireya
Members Absent: Chad Hamill
Others Present: Dr. Steve Gamble (via telephone from Albuquerque), Dr. John Madden, Jane Batson, Bob Bowman, Dr. Steve Chambers, Dr. Martyn Clay, Dr. Helen Cogan, Walt Davenport, Mike Martinez, Donna Oracion, Betty Patton, Bill Suggs, and Nancy Wagoner
I. Call to Order President Blake called the meeting to order.
II. Declare a Quorum President Blake declared a quorum.
III. Pledge of Allegiance Member McKee led the Pledge of Allegiance.
IV. Finalize Agenda President Blake finalized the agenda.
V. Approve Minutes Member McKee moved to accept the minutes from the September 14, 2010 meeting. Member Fresquez seconded. The motion was approved unanimously.
I. ENMU-Roswell President’s Remarks: Dr. Madden announced ENMU-Portales was granted the RFP-Xcel Energy project bid out of several bidders, including ENMU-Roswell, for the campus to become a solar facility. A summary of the New Mexico Youth Challenge Program’s future which is scheduled to be defunded June 30, 2010 was presented. New Mexico Youth Challenge started the current cycle with 38 cadets and currently has 32 cadets. New Mexico National Guard, ENMU-Roswell and City of Roswell are exploring options to house New Mexico Youth Challenge in the future. Bond D failed state wide. ENMU-Roswell will not be building a new maintenance facility at this time. The Administration met with Architects and drawings of Student Services Building should be completed in January 2011. Construction on the Student Services Building has to be completed by June 30, 2012. The State Legislators will be reviewing how higher education is funded in the 2011Legislative session. Lorinda Wilkins was introduced as the new Executive Administrative Assistant.
II. ENMU Portales President’s Remarks: Dr. Gamble, via telephone, emphasized that future cuts to higher education could have a dire effect if money is taken away. More optimistic about State cuts than three months ago where the projection was 8 to10 percent cuts and now it appears only to be a 5 percent cut. The political landscape does not appear to have changed much.
I. Energy Efficiency Grant: Bill Suggs, Director for Workforce and Community Development, reported that the Grant from the New Mexico Environment Department will be used to help low income families with the Energy Efficiency Program that provides window caulking and replacing old light bulbs with new CFL bulb. The remainder of the New Mexico Environment Department Grant will be used to support ENMU-Roswell Renewable Energy Program. Mr. Suggs introduced Walt Davenport, Coordinator for the Energy Efficiency Program grant. Mr. Davenport stated that the applications for the Energy Efficiency Program are simple forms printed on one page in English and Spanish. It is estimated that 800 Roswell families will qualify for this service. It was reported that Xcel Energy donated eight thousand CLF bulbs.
II. Fall Graduation: President Blake reminded members that fall graduation is scheduled for December 9, 2010 at the Roswell Convention Center at 7:00 pm.
Set Dates for Future CCB Meetings: President Blake and the board agreed to meet on December 7, 2010.
Adjourn The meeting was adjourned at 5:07 pm.
Minutes approved by CCB Secretary Mireya Trujillo_______________________________________
Next Meeting will be December 7, 2010 at 4 p.m.