Board of Directors May 2022 Meeting Minutes | SCC

Board of Directors May 2022 Meeting Minutes

May 5, 2022

Board Members Present:

  • Ms. Charlene Harris, Chair                                              
  • Mr. Phillip Duncan, Vice Chair
  • Ms. Kelly Johnson, Secretary
  • Dr. Allison Cherry
  • Mr. AJ Tompkins
  • Mr. BJ Brown                    
  • Ms. Marsha Phelps
  • Mr. Marshall Todd

Board Members Absent:

  • Mr. Gary Napier
  • Mr. Jonathan Arnett

Call to Order

Chair Harris called the meeting of the Somerset Community College Board of Directors to order at 12:59 p.m.  She welcomed everyone in attendance.

Action Item: January 27, 2022 Minutes

Chair Harris announced that the minutes of the January 27, 2022 meeting were included in the agenda booklet and the book was mailed to board members in advance of the meeting.  Mr. Todd moved the minutes to be approved as distributed.  Mr. Brown seconded the motion.  The minutes were unanimously approved.

Chair's Remarks

Chair Harris announced that AJ Tompkins will be rotating off the Board of Directors. Mr. Tompkins served as Student Government President, Board of Directors, and on the SCC Leadership Council for the past year. He plans to transfer to the University of Kentucky this fall and major in physics. Dr. Castle gave Mr. Tompkins a gift of appreciation.

Action Item: FY 2022-2026 SCC Strategic Plan and Mission Statement

Chair Harris called on Dr. Bruce Gover, VP of Institutional Effectiveness, to present the FY 2022-2026 SCC Strategic Plan and Mission Statement. Dr. Cherry made a motion to approve as presented. Vice-Chair Duncan seconded the motion. The 2022-2026 SCC Strategic Plan and Mission Statement was approved unanimously.

Action Item: FY 2022-2023 Operating Budget Request

Chair Harris called Ms. Jill Meece, VP of Administration, to present the FY 2022-2023 Operating Budget. Mr. Brown made a motion to approve the budget as presented. Dr. Cherry seconded the motion. The 2022-2023 Operating Budget was approved unanimously.

President's Remarks

Dr. Castle introduced Dr. Karleen Howard, the new Chief Enrollment Management Officer. He then called on Dr. Howard to discuss some of the changes that are currently taking place.

Dr. Castle reported on SCC’s initiatives. SCC purchased property, 30 acres and two buildings, near Valley Oak. This property will give the College the needed location to bring training and education opportunities to a growing area with many different companies and a chance to expand our programs. SCC plans to continue to look ahead and make plans now to grow enrollment and improve the college in the future.

Action Item: Evaluation of Dr. Castle President, President/CEO

Chair Harris reported on the annual evaluation of Dr. Castle, President/CEO. Prior to the meeting board members were asked to fill out a questionnaire. The members briefly discussed the results of his performance and effectiveness as President and CEO.  Dr. Cherry made a motion to approve the evaluation results. Mr. Todd seconded the motion. The evaluation of Dr. Castle was approved unanimously.


Chair Harris announced the next meeting will be on July 28, 2022, and the meeting adjourned at 1:57 P.M.

Date Approved by Board of Directors
July 28, 2022

Charlene Harris, Chair SCC Board of Directors
Signature on file

Kelly Johnson, Secretary SCC Board of Directors
Signature on file