The Weatherford College Board of Trustees were updated on the progress of six strategic goals established in the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan during their regular board meeting Thursday afternoon.
Goals include promoting student success, the implementation of a facilities master plan, enhancing student engagement, technology improvements, increased service to residents in the college’s service area and improved administrative processes.
Actions taken toward these goals include the addition of an associate dean of dual credit and e-learning to manage expanding dual credit and online offerings, a remodel of student services in order to provide a more convenient process for students, the creation of a welcome center, improved Wi-Fi access and dedication of additional funds for professional development.
The board also approved moving forward with negotiations with the best value respondent in the selection process for a presidential search firm.
In other business, the board:
- Approved the Oct. 23 board meeting minutes.
- Approved the financial reports ending Oct. 31.
- Approved the renewal of sealed proposals for commercial charter bus services.
- Approved amendments to a policy concerning appropriations and revenue sources—investments.
- Received the annual equities in athletics report.
- Approved temporary and permanent easements on college property on the west side town with the City of Weatherford.
- Approved a temporary easement on college property in eastern Parker County with Aledo ISD.
In his president’s report, Interim President Brent Baker recognized:
- Ralph Willingham, Tammy Peters and everyone who made this year’s Veterans Day observance so meaningful.
- Dr. Lisa Welch, Becki Byrd and all of the volunteers who hosted another round of successful STEMania events in Wise County and Weatherford.
- Becki Byrd and her Wise County staff for hosting more than 120 visitors to the campus in October for the Assessment Conference through the North Texas Community College Consortium.
- Duane Durrett and his team for hosting the college’s second annual Superintendents Meeting on Oct. 27 which included 80 superintendents, principals and counselors from about 24 school districts brainstorming about how their districts and the college can work together more effectively.
- Paul Stone, the WC Campus Police Department and all the volunteers who made Safe Halloween a success.
- WC athletics for having six baseball players and one basketball player sign to study and play at major universities next year.
- Chelsea Cochran, Katie Edwards and Crystal Brown Woerly from Institutional Advancement for receiving a Gold Medallion Award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, District 4 in the video short category.
- Dr. Andra Cantrell and the other faculty and staff members who attended the Guided Pathways conference in San Antonio.