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Blue Ridge CTC Board of Governors Meeting October 7, 2020

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Jennifer Barrett-Smith
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Martinsburg, WV.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Board of Governors met virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The meeting was called to order at 11:33am by Board Chair, Ms. Stephanie Harvey.

Ms. Harvey continued with the approval of the August 2020 minutes.

Dr. Checkovich continued the meeting with a review of the updated 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. The Board passed a motion to adopt the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. The President’s Report concluded with a highlight of recent media articles pertaining to the Institution.

Dr. Craig Miller, Chief Financial Officer, presented the Human Resources Report. During the August 2020 meeting, a new Teleworking Policy was submitted for Board review and placed in the 30-day comment period. One comment was received and reviewed by the Board. The Board requested modifications. A revised policy will be presented to the Board during the next meeting.

Dr. Ann Shipway, Vice President of Workforce and Engineering Technologies, presented the Workforce Report, beginning by introducing Ms. Anne Myers, Director of the Blue Ridge CTC Foundation. Ms. Myers highlighted a recent donation from First Energy which is slated to be used within the Plastics Engineering Technology Lab. Additionally, Ms. Myers noted a renewed award from the Steeley Foundation, which supports high school JumpStart scholarships.

Dr. Shipway continued the Workforce Report with an update on tenants at the Spring Tech Business Incubator located in the Pines Opportunity Center in Berkeley Springs, WV.

Dr. Shipway concluded her report highlighting recent grant awards. The College now has three active federal grants funding initiatives in institutional effectiveness and institutional advancement. Dr. Shipway noted an additional federal grant application is currently in development. If awarded, this funding is earmarked for technical training equipment in the Plastics Engineering Technology lab.

Ms. Leslie See, Vice President of Enrollment presented the Enrollment Report, beginning with an update on the COVID 19 Surveillance Testing occurring at the Blue Ridge CTC Main Campus. Testing is specific to students and employees who are traveling on campus each week. Ms. See continued her report with an overview of unofficial enrollment for the Fall 2020 term. Ms. See concluded her report with a review of Unity Scholarship and West Virginia Invests awards. During Fall 2020, Blue Ridge CTC served 287 students by awarding a total of $151,896 in Unity Scholarships. Additionally, 123 students received the West Virginia Invest Grant with a total award of $203,820.

Dr. Craig Miller, Chief Financial Officer, introduced Kristi Scarlata, Comptroller, who presented the Finance Report. Ms. Scarlata provided an overview of the College’s financial performance through June 30, 2020, noting strong financials and operations.

Executive Session was not held.

The meeting adjourned at 12:51 pm.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 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 about Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at  ###

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