VVBAC has advice for Yavapai College District Governing Board

CLARKDALE - When the Yavapai College District Governing Board meets Sept. 13, Verde Valley Board Advisory Chairman Paul Chevalier and Vice-Chairman Bill Regner will have a few things to say.

The College Board board will meet Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m. at the Verde Valley Campus, room M-137, 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale.

According to Regner, the VVBAC would like to request that the District Governing Board meet with the committee to review and discuss the Verde Valley responses collected to the DGB questionnaire.

The Board Advisory Committee would like to ask the District Governing Board to direct the college "to allow the heads of both Marketing and Recruitment to meet our committee so that the VVBAC can learn of their plans and then use that information to help in providing advice to the DGB on these very important subjects," Regner also said.

Finally, "the VVBAC advises the DGB to direct the college, when hiring administrative positions for the Verde Valley, that persons who domicile in the Verde Valley be given preference, subject to any applicable federal and state discrimination laws," Regner also said.

Also Tuesday, the college Board will The Tuesday regular board meeting agenda will hear an update on the Capital Improvement Plan; examination and discussion of Board self-evaluation procedures; reports from Board liaisons and the selection of a voting representative for the Association of Community College Trustees Annual Leadership Conference.

The Board will also consider for approval three Intergovernmental Agreements between Yavapai College and the Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona, Mountain Institute Joint Technical Education District, and the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors/County Recorder.

Yavapai College President, Dr. Penny Wills, will report on: Yavapai College's recent convocation; provide updates on the Verde Valley Post-Secondary Forum, the President's Leadership Team retreat, and other college highlights.

Vice President for Instruction and Student Development, Dr. Ron Liss, will provide an update on student development activities and other related issues.

CLARKDALE - Wednesday, Dr. James Perey will continue his presentation with the Verde Valley Board Advisory Committee on current and future plans regarding the committee's June, 2015 recommendations to the college.

With more than a dozen recommendations on how the college could better serve the needs of the Verde Valley's education-minded individuals, Perey, Yavapai College's Executive Dean/Campus Executive Officer for the Verde Valley, has whittled away at the list in June and in August.

The Verde Valley Board Advisory Committee has also invited Valley Academy of Career and Technical Education board president Steve Dockray to make a presentation regarding changes within its program, including the hiring of former Camp Verde High School Principal Bob Weir as VACTE superintendent.

"We're very pleased with how Bob's been working out," Dockray said Friday from a law conference be and Weir attended. "He will definitely be a part of the conversation Wednesday."

With a requirement to release to public the agenda within 24 hours of Wednesday's meeting, the official agenda for the Sept. 14 meeting is not yet available, according to committee Vice Chairman Bill Regner.

Regner also said he requested an agenda item be included "to allow for a discussion on the Verde Valley Forum on Post-Secondary Education in the Verde Valley."

The Verde Valley Board Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at building M room 137 of Yavapai College's Verde Valley campus, located at 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale.

A copy of the agenda can be found within 24 hours of the meeting at: www.yc.edu/v5content/district-governing-board/vvbac.htm.

-- Bill Helm

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