September 27th, 2016 Board Minutes

September 27, 2016

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: THINC. Board Conference Room

One College Circle, LaGrange, GA 30240

Present: Corinne Hodges, Renae Willis, Mardi Schaufler, Robby Burch, Linda McMullen, John Radcliffe, Perrin Alford, Diane Cousins

Absent: Shawn Newingham, Greg Hicks, John Asbell, Toni Striblin, Darryl Harrison, Lucinda Person

Others Present: CEO – Dr. Kathy Carlisle
Staff- Dr. Chris Williams, Lauren Carlisle, Jane Robinson, Joe Sumner
Development Authority of LaGrange- Scott Malone
City of West Point (Economic Development)- Meghan Duke
Legal – Mitch Key
Voya Representative- Scotty Hendrix
Student Ex-Officio members- Shay Griffin, Vito Evans, Kayelon Stafford, Mark Hopson
Alumni- Sara Ann Bryant

Renae Willis called the meeting to order at 12:04pm.

Corinne Hodges gave the Invocation.

Dr. Carlisle introduced Scotty Hendrix from Voya. Mr. Hendrix is a representative with Voya Financial. The “Voya Unsung Heroes” program recognizes educators who use innovative programs and ideas to help further student’s futures. Mr. Hendrix presented a $2,000 check to THINC. for a grant that Mr. Sumner, Mechatronics Instructor, and Mrs. Jane Robinson, English Instructor, applied for.

Renae Willis introduced the new THINC. student Ex-Officio board members: Mark Hopson, Vito Evans, Kayelon Stafford, and Shay Griffin.

Corinne Hodges made a motion to approve the July board meeting minutes. Robby Burch seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

Finance (Corinne)-

  • Investment Policy- Corinne presented the proposed Investment Policy to the board. The members will vote on the Investment Policy at next month’s board meeting.
  • P&L – FTE Report: Corinne reviewed the financial statements with the board. She stated there were some structural changes to reflect reality and the mind set of THINC.

John Radcliffe made a motion to approve the financials. Perrin Alford seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

2017-2018 New board members – presentation for first review(Renae Willis) :

  • Renae Willis reviewed the list of new board members and announced that new board members will be voted on at the October board meeting.

CEO Report (Dr. Kathy Carlisle):

  • Siemens (Dr. Chris Williams)- Siemens awarded $100,000.00 in equipment to THINC., which also included a Siemens certification for THINC. Instructors Joe Sumner and Josh Whittington. There is also an article in Business Insider Magazine about the partnership with Siemens.
  • Visitors Report- Dr. Carlisle reviewed a list of THINC. visitors who toured in September.
  • Goals-Enrollment- Dr. Carlisle gave the current statistics to the board. Perrin Alford talked about a Pilot Program that TCSS helped WGTC to put into place. TCSS identified all of the 10 th graders who had a 4.0 GPA. Those students were asked to participate in the Pilot Program where they would be allowed to take the Compass Test at WGTC along with being program ready. Those students who passed would be given the opportunity to take college level English at their base school. Dr. Carlisle gave an update of the 2016- 2017 goals with the board.
  • THINC. Ambassadors have been selected for the 2016-2017 school year. Fifteen students were chosen to assist with tours and public presentations.
  • THINC.’s 1 st Robotics team will be competing again in October in Gainesville, GA.

Renae Willis introduced Alana Striblin. She is a THINC./WGTC Welding student this year. She gave a brief presentation of why she decided to go into welding. She also presented several items she made in her Welding class.

The meeting adjourned at 1:14pm.

Next meeting date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 12pm at THINC. College and Career
Academy. One College Circle, LaGrange, GA 30240
______________________________________________ Approval