CBC Board Summary: August 2016

CBC Receives Two TRiO Grant Awards to Service Students at 19 High Schools

Sub-Headline: CBC Talent Search Annual Award is $617,759 from 2017-2021

BEEVILLE, TX— CBC Board approved to accept the notification of grant award for two TRiO Talent Search grant programs in Beeville and Alice at their regular meeting on August 17, 2016. This year marks year one of five and the total annual grant award is $322,080 and $295,679 for Beeville and Alice, respectively.

CBC’s Talent Search program in Beeville will serve 671 at-risk high school students from 12 high schools in the following counties: Bee, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio and San Patricio. In Alice, the Talent Search program will serve 616 at-risk high school students from seven high schools in Brooks, Duval and Jim Wells counties. Student applications from participating high schools are currently being accepted for the 2016-2017 academic year. For more information contact the Office of the Executive Dean of Student Services at 361-354-2300.

The CBC Trustees also proposed to set the effective tax rate of 0.185240 for the 2016 year. The board will vote on this agenda item at the regular board meeting on September 21, 2016.

The board approved to move forward on contracting Ellucian to restructure CBC’s student and management information system (SIS/MIS).  The new system will take 24-36 months to transition and cost approximately $1.5 million. Key features of Ellucian’s SIS include robust student data and success features, seamless integration across multiple departments, an emergency messaging system, and improved efficiency for state, federal and internal reporting.

Effective September 1, all full-time employees will receive a 2% cost of living adjustment and adjunct faculty will receive compensation at the rate of $600 per semester credit hour – an increase of $50 per semester credit hour. This helps the college remain competitive and attract quality adjunct personnel for its course offerings.

CBC Trustees received an update about the College’s safety plan. The CBC Safety Committee co-chairs stated that part of the updated safety plan entails adding an outdoor audible warning system to aid in disseminating information quickly in case of an emergency or natural disaster. Emergency blue light phone kiosks are also being considered as additions to the parking lot areas of the sites in Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton, and around the Beeville campus and walking trail.

President Espinoza announced that CBC’s NJCAA fall sports are underway. We invite the community to come out and support our men’s soccer team with a majority being international students and our women’s volleyball team with recruits from all over Texas. For game schedules please visit www.coastalbend.edu/athletics.

For more information on Coastal Bend College please visit our website at www.coastalbend.edu or contact the Office of the President at 361-354-2200.

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