The SPC Board of Regents met in a regular meeting on Thursday. The full report of their meeting is below….
The regents approved a resolution recognizing SPC Head Men’s Basketball Coach Steve Green for 27 years of coaching. He has attained a record of 536 wins to 147 losses and has received 8 WJCAC championships and 7 NJCAA titles in his coaching career. He was also recognized for leading the SPC Texans to a NJCAA National Championship in 2008 and 2012. He was also inducted into the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame during the 2015 NJCAA National Tournament.
Regents also received a report on employee service awards for spring 2015. 21 employees are recognized for 5 years, 21 for 10 years, 18 for 15 year awards, 11 for 20 year awards, 10 employees receiving their 25 year awards, 2 employees receiving their 30 year award and 1 employee will receive their 35 year pin. 1 employee will also be recognized for 40 years of service to the college. A total of 25 employees retired this year with a total of 521 years of service.
Regents also approved the monthly financial report.
Regents also approved the resale of several pieces of property in Anton. All of the property was taken by taxing authorities for back taxes.
The regents were also presented with an updated version of the Institutional Plan for SPC for the next 5 years through 2020. The plan has been reviewed by several individuals including faculty and staff at the college. Regents will review the plan over the next 30 days and will finalize the plan in their June meeting.
College President Dr. Kelvin Sharp presented a legislative update. It was noted that the only way the college will receive more money from the state is for enrollment numbers to increase. There has not been any more money added to state appropriations. SPC atleast at this time is not part of the number of colleges in the state which is losing money from the state, however, SPC also is not expected to get any more in the next 2 years. It was pointed out that Campus Carry legislation is still a very active bill. The association of College Presidents is trying to get an addendum to the bill which would allow each college to pass their own local policy.
Regents also received a report on budget perameters for the 2015-2016 year. It was noted that the overall budget in comparison to this years budget is only 2.8% over the current budget.