VGCC Trustees Meet, Hear Updates

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees held their bimonthly meeting on Jan. 22 at the college’s main campus in Vance County. At the meeting, the Board approved a new curriculum program for the college. The Board also heard that the South Campus building project is complete and financial disbursements from the Butler estate are continuing. Meanwhile, VGCC President Randy Parker shared data from the latest President’s Report and updates on the Vance-Granville Today television show. New Curriculum Program Approved The Board approved the addition of a new curriculum program being offered in collaboration with Lenoir Community College. The Lenoir Community College Global Logistics Technology agreement will allow students at Vance-Granville to receive an Associate’s Degree, diploma or certificate in the Global Logistics Technology program being offered at Lenoir Community College. Students will take all general education classes on the VGCC campus, and then they will take course-specific classes offered at Lenoir via the Internet. The Global Logistics Technology program will prepare individuals for a multitude of career opportunities in distribution, transportation and manufacturing organizations. Classroom instruction, field of study experiences, and practical laboratory applications of logistics management and global technology capabilities are included in the program of study. The agreement now goes to the North Carolina Community College System’s state office for final approval.Updates on Construction Projects Reported Gary Morgan, Vice President of Finance and Operations, reported to the Board that the new addition on South Campus is complete and classes are being held in the new space. The new addition adds approximately 20,000 square feet of space for a radiography lab, computer labs and classrooms. A dedication ceremony for the new addition is planned for April.Morgan also reported that dispersion of the Butler estate continues with the next partial dispersion of $150,000 to be ready by late March. The gift from the Butler estate in 1998 granted the college $2 million in real property, cash and securities. These funds have provided financial assistance to add new classrooms and facilities.VGCC President Randy Parker reported that the initial draft of the Facilities Master Plan has been returned to campus and is now being reviewed by the staff and architects. This document will generate 10-year expansion plans for the college and will review the best use of existing classrooms and facilities.Data from President’s Report AnnouncedVGCC President Randy Parker also shared data from the 2005 - 2006 President’s Report with the Board. Those highlights included:• VGCC met 10 of the 12 state mandated performance measures.• VGCC is third in the state in awarding GED’s and Adult High School diplomas.• VGCC offered classes in 159 different locations in our four-county service area.• At these 159 locations, VGCC offered 4,214 courses.• VGCC employed 967 full and part-time faculty and staff and paid over $16 million in salaries.• VGCC awarded a total of $7.4 million dollars in financial aid to a total of 4,110 students.• VGCC’s 2005-2006 annual budget was $31.9 million dollars.Parker reported that the college had a record-breaking Spring 2007 semester enrollment. The college also had growth in its Community and Economic Development Occupational Training programs (of 7.3 percent) and Adult Basic Education programs (of 11.2 percent).Parker also announced a new and improved Vance-Granville Today television program. The program is now produced, directed and edited entirely by the marketing staff at the college. The new programming will be posted on the college’s Web site and burned on DVD’s for mailing.The next meeting of the Board will be held Monday, March 19 at the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford.