January 15th, 2019 Executive Minutes

January 17, 2019

Date:               Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Time:              11:00 AM      

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

Present:          Dr. Kathy Carlisle, Dr. Chris Williams, Bill Stump, Ted Arnold, Gerald Wyatt, Regina Ingram          


The meeting began at 11:05 AM.

  • Bill Stump entertained a motion for Ted Arnold to fill the position on the Board of Vice-Chair.
    • Regina Ingram 1st, Gerald Wyatt 2nd.
  • Dr. Kathy Carlisle discussed the result of the Certification Evaluation and elaborated on the accommodations and the items that required action.
    • The TCSS Board and the THINC Board need to collaborate more. The THINC Board plans to create a presentation to present to the TCSS Board in February. The THINC Board also plans on inviting them to the THINC Board training in March.
    • Our Charter expires in June 2020. We have until December 2019 to submit renewal and we would prefer to have our new CEO and the new TCSS Superintendent in place before the renewal is submitted. Plans to revisit the renewal plans this summer.
    • Professional Development was another area that required action. There are 5 new industry instructors which requires more mentoring and development. There is a need for more administration staff to meet these needs efficiently. Dr. Carlisle has requested a meeting with Penny Johnson and Dr. Roy Nichols to discuss the need of help.
    • Lack of consistency was noticed in marketing of the THINC logo.
  • Regina Ingram discussed RFP and the job description being sent to 6 different search firms.
    • Once the Board approves the job description is will be sent to all of the firms.
    • Interviews have to come directly through the search firm.
  • An “Interview Panel” will be formed to perform the interviews. Ideally, the panel will consist of our current chair, 2 past chairs (Renae Willis and John Asbell), Regina Ingram and Roy Nichols.
    • Gerald Wyatt mentioned the possibility of a second interview being done for the prospect CEO with Dr. Chris Williams to get to know one another and tour THINC.
    • Dr. Kathy Carlisle mentioned the idea of have the applicants give a presentation at their interview.
  • Bill Stump entertained a motion for the job description and RFP to be presented to the Board at the next meeting.
    • Gerald Wyatt 1st, Regina Ingram 2nd

Adjourned at 12:20Next meeting date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM in THINC Board Room, One College Circle, LaGrange, GA 30240