Yavapai College Governing Board meeting report

The Yavapai College District Governing Board (DGB) held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9, on the Prescott Campus.

Yavapai College President Dr. Penny Wills introduced three new staff development programs as part of the College's efforts "to be a leader and innovator in higher education." The programs include an Executive Leadership Institute (ELI), an Administrator Academy and New Hire Orientation. The nine-month ELI program starts in October with 14 employees taking part.

Scott Farnsworth, dean of athletics, health, physical education and recreation, presented a comprehensive report on the class-scheduling process, explaining the many factors that go into putting together a workable schedule each year. His report included data showing that 7,672 students are enrolled in for-credit classes across the county this semester.

Board Chair Ray Sigafoos reported on the Board's retreat held Sept. 8-9 to discuss various aspects of its community outreach efforts. The retreat produced plans for such outreach activities as meeting with civic groups, a Board annual report, enhancing the Board's section of the College web site and additional coordination with the new Verde Valley Advisory Council (VVAC), which is scheduled to in place by the end of October.

The full agenda for the September meeting is posted online at http://www.yc.edu/v5content/district-governing-board/minutes.htm.

The Board's next regular monthly meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 14, on the Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale. Following the meeting, Board members will join College representatives and guests for an Open House at the YC Sedona Center.

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