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Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Board of Governor’s met at the main campus in Martinsburg on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. The meeting was called to order at 11:58 a.m. by Board Chair, Teresa McCabe.
Dr. Peter Checkovich, President, began the meeting with the election of the Board Chair and Vice Chair for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. The Board nominated and approved Ms. Teresa McCabe as Board Chair, and Ms. Becky Linton as Vice Chair.
Teresa McCabe continued the meeting with the review of the meeting schedule for the upcoming year. The Board approved the meeting schedule, which remains on the first Wednesday of each month. (See attached meeting schedule).
Dr. Peter Checkovich continued the meeting with the President’s report, which featured the award of high school student scholarships and the College’s recent Commencement activities.
Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce and Engineering Technologies, addressed the Board, beginning with an update on the Bridging the Gap project. Community and Technical Colleges across West Virginia are working collaboratively on the Bridging the Gap project and are currently focused on establishing strong communications between institutions.
Dr. Shipway also updated the Board on the current status of the Carl. D. Perkins Grant award for the 2014-2015 academic year. This federal funding is awarded to community and technical colleges to support occupational programs, faculty and students. The College uses this money to serve the populations, as defined by the grant.
Ms. Kimberly Lineberg, Chief Financial Officer, addressed the Board with a quarterly finance report. Ms. Lineberg reported strong financials as of March 31, 2014 and indicated the College is currently on track to exceed projected budgets for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.
Mr. Justin Ruble, Vice President of Human Resources presented rule 13.1 Powers and Duties of the Board and President for final adoption. This rule was established as an institutional alignment between West Virginia Code and West Virginia Community and Technical College System expectations. The Board approved the final adoption of Rule 13.1.
The meeting adjourned at 12:48 pm. Executive session was held. No public vote was held.
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 50 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.