July 26, 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

July 26, 2016

Date:                            Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Time:                            12:00 p.m.

Location:                      THINC. Board Conference Room

One College Circle, LaGrange, GA 30240


Present:                        Robby Burch, Perrin Alford, Linda McMullen, Diane Cousins,

Lucinda Person, Mardi Schaufler, John Radcliffe, Mike Young,

Corinne Hodges


Absent:                        Shawn Newingham, Greg Hicks, John Asbell, Renae Willis,

Toni Striblin, Darryl Harrison


Others Present: CEO – Dr. Kathy Carlisle

Staff- Dr. Chris Williams, Lauren Carlisle

Legal – Mitch Key

Alumni- Sara Ann Bryant


Robby Burch called the meeting to order at 12:10pm.

Perrin Alford gave the Invocation.

Corinne Hodges made a motion to approve the June 21st board meeting minutes. John Radcliffe seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

Finance (Corinne)-

  • P&L Update: Corinne reviewed the P&L with the board and there were no questions. Perrin Alford made a motion to approve the budget. Mike Young seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
  • The FTE Report could not be given because they are waiting for the TCSS to provide it.


Liability Policy (Robby Burch)-

  • Robby stated that the liability policy was just renewed and was reviewed by Hutchinson and Traylor. Also, the policy protection expands beyond the board and into the education side of THINC.


CEO Report (Dr. Kathy Carlisle):

  • New Instructors and Retreat (Dr. Chris Williams)- Dr. Williams gave a brief background description of each of the new THINC. Instructors to the board. He also discusses the recent Leadership Retreat. The THINC. leadership team consists of Dr. Kathy Carlisle, Dr. Chris Williams, Jennifer Pike, Joe Sumner, and Dr. Sue Forrest. During the retreat, they discussed items for a Strategic Plan and what things they will need to work on first.
  • DOE- Festo Mechatronics training (Dr. Chris Williams) – Dr. Williams stated that there was a FESTO training held in our Mechatronics area at THINC. The purpose was to lead to certifications for our students and instructors.
  • Advisory Groups (Dr. Williams)- The kick off for the THINC. Advisory Groups will be this Friday.
  • Science Lab and Healthcare expansion – Dr. Carlisle took the board members to see the updated science lab and healthcare lab construction.


The meeting adjourned at 12:55pm.

 Next meeting date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 12pm at THINC. College and Career Academy. One College Circle, LaGrange, GA 30240

______________________________________________                 Approval