January 24th, 2017

January 24, 2017

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: THINC. Board Conference Room

One College Circle, LaGrange, GA 30240

Present: Robby Burch, Renae Willis, Andy Fritchley, Dr. Margaret Schaufler, Karen Freeman, Tiffany Wood, Perrin Alford, John Radcliffe, Corinne Hodges, Bill Stump

Absent: Dr. Olugbenga Obasanjo, Linda McMullen, John Asbell, Mike Young

Others Present: CEO – Dr. Kathy Carlisle
Legal – Mitch Key
Staff- Joe Sumner, Lauren Carlisle, Carrie Brkich
Student Ex-Officio members- Shay Griffin, Vito Evans, Kayelon Stafford, Mark Hopson
Alumni- Sara Ann Bryant
Scott Malone- President of Development Authority of LaGrange
Meghan Duke- West Point Development Authority
Toni Striblin – past board member
Alana Striblin – THINC. student
Greg Hicks – past board member

Robby Burch called the meeting to order.

Perrin Alford made a motion to approve the October board meeting minutes. John Radcliffe
seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

Board Member Vacancy- Robby Burch

  • Lucinda Persons will be rolling off the THINC. Board and we are working with the
    Chamber for a replacement.

Committee Appointments- Robby Burch

  • This year we are recommending that each board member pick a committee to be involved
    in. We believe it is a great way to get the board connected to what we are doing at

Finance – Bill Stump

  • The P& L and FTE reports were reviewed by Bill Stump. Bill Stump discussed the topic
    of who owns certain assets. For example, THINC. recently purchased a trailer and there
    is a question of whether or not THINC. should purchase the insurance for the trailer or
    should this process go through the Troup County School System. We are currently
    working with the school system to finalize the details in situations like this. Dr. Kathy Carlisle reviewed the designated funds, which are funds received with restrictions. Corrine made a motion to accept the financial reports. John Radcliffe and Perrin Alford seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

Recognition of outgoing “Founding” board members – Robby Burch and Vito Evans:

  • Toni Striblin, Greg Hicks and Darryl Harrison were presented with a plaque to thank
    them for their time and effort over the years

Career Development Facilitator Certification – Carrie Brkich

  • Carrie spoke to the board about her recent experience where she attended the University
    of Wisconsin for training and certification to become a Career Development Facilitator.
    The program she took part in is nationally recognized.

EV Charging Station – Joe Sumner, Mechatronics Instructor

  • Mr. Sumner spoke the EV Charging Station project. We have secured funds and in-kind
    donations from Georgia Power and VOYA.

CEO Report – Dr. Kathy Carlisle

  • The DOE made a mistake in the Charter dates. It shows ending in 2018 however it should be 2019. They offered for us to extend to 2020 if we choose to.
  • She presented a list of visitors who recently visited THINC.
  • Enrollment Projection Report – We are projected to have 800 students to meet enrollment goals for next year. Also, we had over 300 visitors attend the Recruitment Open House.

Next meeting date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12pm at THINC. College and Career Academy. One College Circle, LaGrange, GA 30240
______________________________________________ Approval