January 21, 2020 Board Minutes

February 26, 2020

Date:               Tuesday, January 21st , 2020

Time:              12:00 PM

Location:        THINC Board Room

Present:          Bill Stump, Ted Arnold, John Asbell, John Radcliffe, Kash Lhaklani, Kevin Donovan, Kevin Patrick, Charis Acree, Frank Mcrae, Joseph Miller, Shelley Strickland, Eric Mosley

Others:           Dr. Penny Johnson, Mitch Key, Brandon Brooks, Gerald Wyatt, Dr. Chris Williams, Regan Mock

The meeting began at 12:05 PM.

  • Motion called for approval of October minutes- Bill Stump, Board Chair
    • 1st Ted Arnold, 2nd Eric Mosley
  • P&L- Gerald Wyatt
    • 30% of annual budget has been used
    • $20,000.00 donation from GA Power received in October
    • $15,000.00 donation from BCBS received in December as the final payment of their commitment
    • Future Sustainability is at $1,030,358.86
    • Bill Stump called a motion to approve P&L
      • 1st Joseph Miller, 2nd John Asbell
  • Randy Jackson Scholarship- Gerald Wyatt
    • Gerald plans to meet with the Jackson family to discuss allocation of Randy Jackson Scholarship funds. The family is leaning towards international travel scholarships.
  • Motion called for approval of Leonard Phillips as THINC Finance Chair- Bill Stump, Board Chair
    • 1st Ted Arnold, 2nd Frank McRae
  • Bill Stump shared the importance of Board participation through student activities and in the classroom. Bill also requested that THINC provide a calendar of events for the Board to allow them to see what is taking place that month and a list of THINC instructors along with their email address.
  • Behind the Scenes with Lawrence Fishburn- Gerald Wyatt
    • THINC would like to participate in a marketing campaign that will air on PBS as a 6 minute vignette on Workforce Development and Industry throughout the course of a year.
    • There will also be an additional 3 minutes version that will air on CNN, FOX and CNBS. Also, a 30 second commercial to air on ABC, CBS and NBC.
    • Gerald does plan to speak with TCSS about sharing the cost.
    • Bill Stump called a motion to approve a transfer of $26,500.00 from Education Special Expense to Advertising for the cost.
      • 1st Ted Arnold, 2nd John Radcliffe
  • Mission Statement- Gerald Wyatt
    • New mission statement for THINC proposed: “Using a hands-on business approach, THINC College & Career Academy, its community, and industry partners will equip all students with the skills necessary to discover and achieve their college and career goals.”
    • Bill Stump called a motion for approval.
      • 1st Frank McRae , 2nd Joseph Miller
  • Board Committees- Gerald Wyatt
    • List of Board Committees presented to the Board for sign up.
      • Personnel Committee, Fundraising Committee, Marketing/Public Relations Committee and Student Activity Committee
  • Community Events- Gerald Wyatt
    • Sleep in Heavenly Peace Community Service project at THINC on Saturday, 1/25/20 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • THINC Blood Drive at THINC on Wednesday, 1/30/20 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Meeting adjourned 1: 05 PM.