SCF BOT Report: August 29, 2012

(Bradenton, Fla., August 29, 2012) – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees held its regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at SCF Lakewood Ranch.

The board discussed the agenda item, the completion of the evaluation of the president, introduced by Chairman Carlos Beruff as a follow up to the June 19 special meeting for the purpose of evaluating the president.  Wide-ranging discussion followed. SCF board Vice Chair Dr. Craig Trigueiro made a motion for the board to take a vote of no confidence in SCF President Dr. Lars Hafner. The motion was seconded by Trustee Ed Bailey. The motion failed on a four-four vote.

The board conducted its annual organizational meeting. Beruff and Trigueiro were reelected chair and vice chair, respectively. The board meeting schedule was established for the last Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m., effective with the Sept. 25 regular meeting.

In other board business:

  • The board approved two National Science Foundation grant proposals, one in partnership with New College of Florida and the other with University of South Florida-Tampa.  Click here to read more about these grant proposals.
  • The board approved recommended prequalified construction contractors for the 2012-2013 business year. 
  • Peg Lowery, executive director of The SCF Foundation, presented The SCF Foundation quarterly report.
  • Jennifer Saslaw and Joe Miller were named the board liaisons for the college’s reaccreditation process through the regional accrediting agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and Ed Bailey was appointed the audit liaison board member.

The next regular board meeting will be held Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. at SCF Bradenton. The audio recording of the Aug. 29 board meeting will be available on the SCF website’s board of trustees page per customary practice.

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