SCF Board Meeting August 25, 2015

(Bradenton, Fla., August 25, 2015) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting August 25 at SCF Lakewood Ranch.

The board approved pay raises for staff and faculty at various ranges. Employees who make under $40,000 will receive a three percent increase; those between $40,000 -$80,000 will receive a two percent increase; and those above $80,000 will receive a one percent increase.

“This is well deserved as we excelled in every aspect during the last year,” said President Carol F. Probstfeld. ““We value total compensation for our employees to be competitive in the market.”

The board also approved all current employees will continue to receive time off during Spring and Winter Breaks. New employees, non-faculty, hired after Sept. 1, 2015 will not receive time off during these breaks.

“We received the reaffirmation of our accreditation, achieved a gold ranking in performance funding, exceeded that state average in enrollment and our students are among the best in the state in licensure exams. This is the standard of excellence and commitment we want to maintain, and an employee’s total compensation keeps us competitive and allows us the ability to retain the talented faculty and staff required to attract and educate prospective students,” said Probstfeld.

The board approved:

  • Election of Mr. Ed Bailey as Chair and Ms. Lori Moran as Vice Chair of the District Board of Trustees through June 30, 2016.
  • Non-financial and financial consent agenda items.
  • Approved Board of Trustees meeting calendar for 2015-2016. Meeting will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month except November and December which will be combined and held on Dec. 1.
  • Revisions to the Fiscal Year 2015-16 Operating and Capital Budget.
  • New positions to support student success and strategic enrollment goals
  • General Counsel reporting to the Board instead of the President.
  • Request for staff to prepare a new hiring policy for approval.
  • The list of pre-qualified contractors for September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016
  • SCF to contract with Bentzel for $2,089,710 to purchase and install two chillers and two cooling towers.
  • Selected Mauldin & Jenkins as the auditors for the SCF Collegiate School.
  • Approved Memorandum of Understanding for Business Continuity During Disaster Recovery with the City of Holmes Beach, Town of Longboat Key and City of Anna Maria.
  • Development of a policy for selecting an Internal Auditor.
  • Approved a Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Paving Academic Pathways for Student Success.


The next board meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. September 22 at SCF Bradenton.

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