Chancellor speaks to college trustees

Published: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 06:42 PM.

• Updated conflict of interest and document retention policies for the foundation to reflect language directly from Florida statute.

• Approval of a revised donor endowment agreement with the Morell family to name room 302 of the Costa Leadership Institute facilities in memory of the late Janet Nadel Morell of Niceville as part of an original 2004 gift to the college.

• Approval of a slate of officers and directors for the college’s fundraising arm, the separate 501(c)(3) organization the NWFSC Foundation. The slate of new officers will next go before the annual meeting of the foundation for voting and approval. The slate of 2013 -14 potential officers includes Fred Thomas of Fort Walton Beach as president; Dewayne Youngblood of Destin as vice president; Scott Jackson of Niceville as treasurer; and Cristie Kedroski, foundation executive director and NWFSC vice president for College Advancement, as secretary. Proposed as new or continuing directors for three-year terms expiring in 2016 were Bethany Burke, David Costa Jr., Scott Jackson, Don Litke and Venita Morrell. Proposed for two-year appointments expiring in February 2015 were Don Howard, Lori Kelley, Lamar Conerly, Wayne Campbell, Jan McDonald, and Donnie Richardson.

• A retirement resolution honoring the service of Carla Martin of Crestview, who served 22 years at the college in a variety of roles, among them, a specialist in admissions, testing and enrollment services, and as  a testing administrator and alternate chief examiner and proctor for various exams including the state’s GED diploma.

• Acceptance of an audited financial statement for the Collegiate High School for 2011-12 which reflected a clean opinion with no recommendations or findings.

In other action, trustees voted against a recommended new policy for the foundation which calls for all professional services contracts between the foundation and a third party to be re-examined every three years by the Finance Committee. Trustees who voted against it asked that the foundation’s board review the language of the proposed policy to potentially strengthen it with more precise language relating to bid and request for quotation timetables for contracts such as banking, insurance, investment management and property management.

Board meetings are open to the public. The board normally meets on a monthly basis at 4:30 p.m.  in room 302 of the Student Services Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville, except twice a year when the meeting rotates to an alternate location among the college's seven campuses and centers.



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