Chairperson Mark Dodson presented a plaque to outgoing Chairperson Gilme John Capps.
In personnel matters, the Board accepted the resignation of Joy Porter, student support services guidance and technical specialist, and Maria Liberty Bevers, accounts payable clerk. The Board voted to employ Estell Guerra, nursing instructor at Lawton; Shelly Sichak, nursing instructor at Duncan; and Jennifer Simmons, nursing instructor at Elk City. Melissa Gribble was reassigned as WINDS academic specialist, and Crystal Pinnell was reassigned to admissions and records specialist.
Assistant Attorney General Gretchen Harris made a presentation and answered questions from the Board regarding a review of current board policies and procedures as well as a review of the Open Meeting Act.
After a presentation by Bruce Wiese, vice president for business affairs, the Board voted to approve a master lease participation and reimbursement resolution. This approval will allow Western to purchase items under the Higher Education Master Lease Program out of institutional funds but b reimbursed from the Master Lease Program proceeds once bonds are sold and the money is available. Items approved for purchase include the following:
three new 15-passenger Glaval vans and a 1997 Van Hool 49-passenger activity bus.
The Board also granted approval to investigate and possibly contract for the construction of a combination storage and bus storage facility not to exceed $100,000.