The South Plains College Board of Regents met Thursday in a regular meeting.
Regents heard a report from Dr. Ryan Gibbs on the Truck Driving School which had been run by a third party until they pulled out of the contract this semester. He reported that they have been approached by Star Career Training, who has offered to take over the Truck Driving School. Dr. Gibbs said the college administration is still evaluating options. He said, the school must continue, there is a huge demand for CDL drivers. He noted at any given time there are 50 or more CDL jobs in this region. He hopes to bring a recommendation to the board at the next meeting.
Regents also heard the Spring enrollment report from the Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Stan DeMerritt. He reported that the unduplicated head count showed 8,744 students enrolled across all campuses for the spring semester. That is a decrease of 98 students or 1.1% from last year at this time. He noted that 96 students were enrolled in spanish classes, SPC was teaching for Texas Tech University last spring, he noted so in essence the decrease is only two students.
Regents also heard the President’s Report. Dr. Robyn Satterwhite reported that construction is continuing on the Culinary Arts program in the Lubbock center. He also reminded regents of some upcoming important dates.