SCF Board Report: August 19, 2014

(Bradenton, Fla., August 19, 2014) — In its annual organizational meeting held Tuesday, August 19, the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees elected Palmetto resident Edward Bailey, finance manager for Sarasota Ford, as chair. Sarasota resident Lori Moran, business owner, was elected as vice chair.

Bailey, who was first appointed by Gov. Rick Scott in 2011 and reappointed in 2013, was nominated for chair by fellow trustees and former chairs Dr. Craig A. Trigueiro and Carlos Beruff.

“Thank you for your leadership prior to mine and for doing all the hard work,” Bailey said to Trigueiro and Beruff. In accepting his new role as chair, he also expressed appreciation to board members for their confidence in him.

Moran, also appointed by Scott in 2011, was nominated for vice chair by Eric Robinson and Trigueiro.

In new business, the board gave approval for:

  • SCF to move forward with the Library and Learning Center Project by establishing a steering committee  to discuss project goals and implementation strategies and report back to the board in September with recommendations;
  • the recommended list of prequalified construction contractors for September 2014-August 2015;
  • interior modifications to the SCF Bradenton Student Services Building 1;
  • a $717, 659 contract with Canvas for learning management system software service;
  • revised salary schedule and SCF Collegiate School probationary contract;
  • putting out an invitation to negotiate for a compensation consultant;
  • a college rule.

The board also approved two grant proposals sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training including:

  • The Advanced Manufacturing Certification, Education and Employment grant will allow SCF and community partners to develop and deliver a variety of short-term certification training programs in advanced manufacturing. If funded, SCF would receive $2.27 million.
  • iHeart Florida (Improving Heathcare Employment, Achievement, Resources and Training) Consortium Grant, in which SCF is partnering with 11 institutions to help participants overcome gaps in knowledge, skills and credentials to fulfill Florida’s growing need for healthcare professionals and to strengthen the state’s economy. If funded, SCF would receive $978,185 of the $15 million grant.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Sept. 16 at SCF Lakewood Ranch and will include a presentation by a strategic planning consultant.

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