December 18th, 2018 Board Minutes

December 20, 2018

Date:               Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Time:               12:00 PM       

Location:        THINC Board Room
                        One College Circle, LaGrange, GA 30240

Present:           Frank McRae, Dr. Chris Williams, Robby Burch, Corinne Hodges, John Radcliff, Regina Ingram, Charis Acre, Joseph Miller, Dr. Shaundre Brown, Kevin Donovan, Dr. Kathy Carlisle, Gerald Wyatt, John Asbell

Absent:            Bill Stump                  

The meeting began at 12:10 PM.

Prayer by Zyshon Morris at 12:12 PM.

  • THINC instructors Leo Ceballos, Aidan Blackwell and Frederick Neubert presented project based learning showcases alongside their some of their students to the group.
  • Dr. Kathy Carlisle announced Corinne’s departure on January 2nd and presented her with a plaque.
    • Corinne expressed her desire for leadership to continue within the Board and asked that we continue to keep the community and one another accountable.
  • Dr. Kathy Carlisle presented Tiffany Wood with a plaque.
    • Tiffany shared the things that she has learned from being a member of the board.
  • Corinne discussed the position of her role being filled.
    • Corinne expressed Bill Stump’s passion to fill her position as Chair. The Executive Committee also recommended Bill Stump to fill this position.
      • John Radcliff called a motion. Regina Ingram second the motion.
    • KIA recommended Ted Arnold as their representative to fill Corinne’s seat on the Board.
      • John Radcliff called a motion. Tiffany Wood second the motion.
  • Open seat of Vice-Chair was discussed.
  • Corinne discussed Dr. Kathy Carlisle’s desire to retire and Dr. Carlisle presented her letter of resignation.
  • A consulting contract was proposed for Dr. Carlisle to last until November 30th once we bring a new CEO on board.
  • A budget amendment will be proposed to offer payment for both CEO and Dr. Carlisle while serving as a consultant until November 30th.
  • Dr. Kathy Carlisle discussed her meeting with Dr. Roy Nichols. Dr. Nichols desires to increase board to board communication and approved for a CTAE secretary to support student growth.
  • Regina Ingram discussed the CEO job description being re-defined and more direct by the Personnel Committee. Once complete, this will be presented to the Executive Committee then the Board at next month’s meeting.
    • Six different search firms are being reviewed to choose from.
  • John Asbell welcomed the Board Committee to come to the Executive Board meeting and encouraged the group to pray about the filling of the position as Vice-Chair.

Meeting was adjourned at 1:18 PM.

Next meeting date: Tuesday, January 22 at 12:00 PM in THINC Board Room, One College Circle, LaGrange, GA 30240.