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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Making Policy and providing oversight for the operations of the institution.

The Board of Trustees makes policy and provides oversight for the operations of the institution. The Board consists of 11 members, nine appointed by the governor. These nine serve four-year terms, and at least two live in Gunnison County. The other two are elected by university faculty and students, who each elect one non-voting representative to serve on the board.

Mission

Western Colorado University promotes intellectual maturity and personal growth in its students and prepares them to assume constructive roles in local, national and global communities. Western’s distinctive character emerges from its unity among academic and professional disciplines, high standards of scholarship, and a unique environment in the mountains of western Colorado.

Vision & Values

Vision Statement

With the Rocky Mountains serving as our laboratory, Western Colorado University is a unique, public institution. As a premier provider of rigorous, immersive education, Western champions intellectual exploration, critical thinking, and integrity, while inspiring innovation. Western offers an inclusive and personalized academic experience that enhances the lives of our students and their communities now and in the future.

Values

A student rock climbs

Courage

Mountaineers are adventurous and entrepreneurial spirits who embrace change to better ourselves and the people we serve. We boldly act on our convictions.

A student smiles while holding her diploma

Growth

Mountaineers believe that rigorous academic inquiry and civil dialogue are necessary for free and open critical thinking that defines our role as a public institution in a democratic society. We foster new ideas by developing both emotional maturity and intellectual curiosity.

A group of several students hang out together in a park

Inclusivity

Mountaineers nurture a welcoming community for all faculty, students, staff, and other stakeholders. We are committed to an inclusive, diverse, and equitable campus environment.

Four students volunteer together

Integrity

Mountaineers are committed to acting with the highest ethics, respect for the dignity of others, and personal authenticity. We communicate with openness, honesty and civility, and we are accountable for our actions.

Several students gardening together

Stewardship

Mountaineers are environmental, intellectual, social, and fiscal stewards of our campus and our global community as places of engagement and personal responsibility.

Board Members

James C. Pribyl

James C. Pribyl

Board Chair

Re-Appointed January 2023 • Term expires December 2026

James Pribyl provides clients government public policy management services specializing in natural resources, communications and technology. During his 35 years in the telecommunications industry, Pribyl served in state and federal government affairs positions at Northwestern Bell Telephone, US West Communications and MCI Communications. He capped his career as the chief federal government affairs executive at […]

Kara Buckley

Kara Buckley

Vice Chair

Appointed 2021 • Term expires 2025

Kara Buckley, a full-time resident of Crested Butte, has spent three decades in education, as a high school teacher, a graduate lecturer, a college professor and a department chair. Buckley is the founder and director of the Crested Butte Institute, which engages in academic research in three Western Slope policy areas: energy, land use and […]

Kristen Blessman

Kristen Blessman

Appointed June 2021 – Term expires December 2023

Kristen Blessman is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC). She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Business Administration from Regis University. Blessman has more than 20 years of leadership experience, including strategic marketing, business development, executive […]

Cecil Gutierrez

Cecil Gutierrez

Appointed 2021 • Term expires 2025

Cecil Gutierrez is the former mayor of Loveland (2009-2017). He is a U.S. Army veteran, with service in Korea from 1970-1971, then the U.S. Army National Guard and Reserves from 1974-1999. A former educator, Gutierrez was the director of music in four public school systems, Venango, Neb., Fleming, Haxtun, and Loveland, Colo. He also served […]

Millie Hamner

Millie Hamner

Appointed November 2022 • Term expires December 2023

Dr. Millie Hamner is a Summit County resident. She is currently the Senior Policy Director of the Keystone Center in Keystone, CO. She served 4 terms in the Colorado House of Representatives (2010-2018), representing parts of Gunnison County, and spending many of those years chairing or vice chairing the Joint Budget Committee. During her time […]

Theresa Szczurek

Theresa Szczurek, Ph.D.

Appointed 2021 • Term expires 2024

Theresa M. Szczurek, a serial technology entrepreneur, is a global C-level executive and strategist who has led organizations and served on Board of Directors.  As a former Bell Labs engineer, she then co-founded and led three technology ventures.  Most recently she served on Governor Polis’ cabinet as the State of Colorado Chief Information Officer and […]

Richard Todd

Richard Todd

Appointed 2021 • Term expires 2025

Richard Todd graduated from Western with a B.A. in Business Finance in 1983. Todd is CEO and co-founder of Innovest Portfolio Solutions. He has more than 30 years of experience in investment consulting. Todd has been named as one of America’s top 100 independent investment advisors by Barron’s and was selected a 2017 outstanding CEO […]

Headshot of Alvina Vasquez

Alvina Vasquez

Appointed 2021 • Term expires 2024

Alvina Vasquez is a communications professional and the founder and president of Power Map Ltd., a public relations firm specializing in media and political strategy. She served as political director for Gov. Jared Polis’ 2018 gubernatorial campaign and was responsible for building a statewide network of influential leaders and supporters. As senior vice president in […]

Dave Wiens

Dave Wiens

Appointed January 2023 • Term expires December 2026

Dave Wiens is a resident of Gunnison, who currently serves as the Executive Director of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). He was the founder and director of both Gunnison Trails, Inc. and Western’s own Mountain Sports program. He has served on the USA Cycling Board of Directors and the boards of the National Off-Road […]

Kyla Engleman

Kyla Engleman

SGA President

Appointed July 2022 • Term expires June 2023

Kyla Engleman is currently a Junior studying English, with a double minor in Psychology and Biology. She is a local of Gunnison Colorado, who enjoys going on hikes and kayaking with her family. Often Kyla can be found volunteering for Tough Enough to Wear Pink and Cattlemen’s Days Committee. She looks forward to her work […]

Anthony Miccoli

Anthony Miccoli

Professor of Philosophy, Director of Philosophy Program

Appointed July 2019 • Term expires May 2021

Research Interests and Background Dr. Anthony Miccoli is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Posthuman Studies, focusing specifically on the cultural and philosophical roles of technology in our daily lives. Exploring the points of interface between the human and the technological, Dr. Miccoli’s research views the technological as an epistemological—and ultimately ontological—expression of […]

Schedule

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Denver, Colorado

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Western Colorado University

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Western Colorado University

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Western Colorado University

9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Zoom

9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Zoom

9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Zoom

9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Zoom

12:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. TBD

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Western Colorado University

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Western Colorado University

12:00-2:00pm – Joint BOT/FBOD Luncheon Meeting (Topic: Supporting the Strategic Plan through the Elevate Western Campaign) – Aspinall-Wilson Center Lobby/Meeting Rooms

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Western Colorado University

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Denver, CO
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Western Colorado University
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Western Colorado University
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Crested Butte, CO
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Crested Butte, CO
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Western Colorado University
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Western Colorado University
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Western Colorado University
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Denver, CO
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Western Colorado University
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Western Colorado University
12:00 – 4:00 p.m., 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Elevation Hotel, Mt. Crested Butte
12:00 – 5:00 p.m., Western Colorado University
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Western Colorado University

 

Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Western Colorado University Board of Trustees (BOT)
Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policy (Policy Committee)
January 13, 2023
2-3:30 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click HERE.

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Additions to Agenda, if any, and Approval of the Agenda

IV. Approve Minutes from 11/2022 Policy meeting

V. Discuss Trustee roles / behaviors in TPM

VI. Other Business – Other Policy Committee Suggestions and Discussion

VII. Thanks and Adjournment

Western Colorado University Board of Trustees
February 3, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Oxford Hotel, Denver, Colorado

10:00 I. Call to Order

10:05 II. Attendance

10:10 III. Approval of the Agenda

10:15 IV. Approval of Minutes for the December 8, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting

10:25 V. Review of Action Items from BOT Meeting of December 8, 2022

10:40 VI. Oral Reports

  • President
  • Board Chair
  • Student Trustee
  • Faculty Trustee
  • Faculty Senate Chair
  • Foundation Executive Director
  • Attorney General/Legal Report
  • Legislative Report

11:20 VII. Public Comment

11:30 VIII. Action Items

  • Sabbatical Proposals and Report
  • FY2023-24 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule
  • Proposed Curriculum Changes for 2023-24

12:00 – Lunch

1:00 VIII. Action Items (Cont.)

  • Ad Hoc Committee on Policy
  • FY2023-24 Tuition, Fees, Room and Board Rates (Hand Carry)

1:45 IX. Discussion Topics

  • Budget Overview and FY2023-24 Initial Budget Assumptions
  • FY2021-22 Financial and Compliance Audit
  • Housing Update
  • Elevate Western Campaign Update

3:00 X. Written Reports

  • Enrollment Report
  • Financial and Capital Construction Report
  • Campus Updates

3:30 XI. Set Next Meeting Agenda: March 23, 2023

3:40 XII. Other Business

3:45 XIII. Executive Session

  • Description: To consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S. and to receive legal advice in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(a)(II), C.R.S.

5:00 XIV. Adjournment

Special Meeting Agenda
January 5, 2022
3 – 5 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click here.

3:00 I. Call to Order

3:05 II. Attendance

3:10 III. Approval of the Agenda

3:15 IV. Signal Peak Housing Project Work Session

  1. Follow up questions on the Q&A
  2. Title Updates
  3. Colorado Land Board Updates
  4. January 11 Community Forum Updates
  5. Questions/Direction from the Board

5:00 V. Adjournment

Board of Trustees (BOT) Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policy (Policy Committee) Workgroup
Thursday, January 6, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click 
HERE

I. Attendance
II. Call to Order
III. Discussion of Presidential Evaluation with Staff from ACTA
IV. Adjournment

Board of Trustees (BOT) Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policy (Policy Committee) Workgroup
Monday, January 24, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click 
HERE

I. Attendance
II. Call to Order
III. Discussion of Presidential Evaluation
IV. Adjournment

Meeting Agenda
February 3, 2022
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click HERE.
Meeting Minutes

 

9:00 I. Call to Order

9:05 II. Attendance

9:10 III. Approval of the Agenda

9:15 IV. Approval of Minutes

9:25 V. Review of Action Items from BOT Meeting of December 9, 2021

9:40 VI. Oral Reports

  1. Board Chair
  2. Interim President
  3. Student Trustee
  4. Faculty Trustee
  5. Faculty Senate Chair
  6. Mid Managers Chair
  7. Foundation Executive Director
  8. Legislative Report

10:25 VII. Public Comment

10:45 VIII. Action Items

  1. Personnel Action and Information Items
  2. FY2022-23 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule and Administrative Calendar
  3. Proposed Curriculum Changes for 2022-23
  4. Campus Security Update
    1. Lighting
    2. Cameras
  5. Appointment of Board Members to Committees

11:55 Lunch

12:25 IX. Discussion Topics

  1. Higher Education Role and Mission Overview
  2. Presidential Search Update
  3. Ad Hoc Committee on Policy/Presidential Evaluation
  4. Elevate Western Campaign Update
  5. Budget Overview and FY2022-23 Initial Budget Assumptions
  6. FY2020-21 Financial and Compliance Audit
  7. Information about Tenure Process
  8. Public Private Partnership (P3) Housing Update

2:25 X. Written Reports

  1. Enrollment Report
  2. Financial and Capital Construction Report
  3. COVID Update
  4. Organizational Chart

2:35 XI. Set Next Meetings Agenda: March 24, 2022

2:45 XII. Executive Session

  • Description: To consider personnel matters, matters required to be kept confidential under federal or state laws, and/or to receive legal advice in accordance with § 24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S. and § 24-6-402(3)(a)(II) and (III), C.R.S.

4:00 XIV. Adjournment

Board of Trustees (BOT) Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policy (Policy Committee) Workgroup Meeting Agenda
Thursday, February 17, 2022
3-4 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click 
HERE

I. Attendance

II. Call to Order

III. Discussion of Leadership Criteria

IV. Discussion of Strategic Plan Metrics

V. Change of Language regarding “Institutional Handbook”

VI. Update of Status of Intellectual Property changes to the TPM.

VII. 14 Day notice for anything in bylaws

VIII. Discussion of American Council of Trustees and Alumni Review

IX. Other Matters

X. Adjournment

Special BOT Meeting Agenda
March 8, 2022
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
UC North Conference Room

I. Approval of Agenda

II. Executive Session

  • Description: To consider personnel matters under C.R.S. 24-6-402(3)(b)(I), including to interview and consider presidential candidate Brad Baca, and to receive legal advice as necessary under C.R.S. 24-6-402(3)(a)(II)

III. Adjournment

IV. Lunch – UC North Conference Room

5:45-7:00 PM, Rady Building Lobby

  • Reception with Candidate Brad Baca, Board of Trustees, Alumni, Donors, & Community Members

7:15-8:30, President’s Residence

  • Dinner with Candidate Brad Baca

Special BOT Meeting Agenda
March 9, 2022
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
UC North Conference Room

I. Approval of Agenda

II. Executive Session

  • Description: To consider personnel matters under C.R.S. 24-6-402(3)(b)(I), including to interview and consider presidential candidate Maria Klawe, and to receive legal advice as necessary under C.R.S. 24-6-402(3)(a)(II)

III. Adjournment

IV. Lunch – UC North Conference Room

5:30-6:45 PM, Rady Building Lobby

  • Reception with Candidate Maria Klawe , Board of Trustees, Alumni, Donors, & Community Members

7:00-8:15, President’s Residence

  • Dinner with Candidate Maria Klawe

Special BOT Meeting Agenda
March 10, 2022
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
UC North Conference Room

I. Approval of Agenda

II. Executive Session

  • Description: To consider personnel matters under C.R.S. 24-6-402(3)(b)(I), including to interview and consider presidential candidate Brad Baca, and to receive legal advice as necessary under C.R.S. 24-6-402(3)(a)(II)

III. Adjournment

IV. Lunch – UC North Conference Room

5:45-7:00 PM, Rady Building Lobby

  • Reception with Candidate Michelle Rogers, Board of Trustees, Alumni, Donors, & Community Members

7:15-8:30, President’s Residence

  • Dinner with Candidate Michelle Rogers

Western Colorado University Board of Trustees (BOT)
Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws and Thursday, March 10, 2022
2-3 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click HERE.

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Approval of Agenda

IV. Approval of Minutes

V. Presentation of redlines and clean copy of TPM evaluation approved at our last meeting

VI. Presentation by Brad Baca of suggested changes to TPM re. “Institutional Handbook”

VII. Other Revisions Needed?

VII. Comparison of TPM evaluation form with 7.1 and 7.2 for redrafting these sections.

IX. Other Old Business

X. Other New Business

XI. Announcements

XII. Adjournment

Meeting Agenda
March 24, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
University Center, Western Colorado University

Meeting Minutes

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Approval of the Agenda

IV. Approval of Minutes for the Board of Trustees meeting of February 3, 2022.

V. Oral Reports

  1. Board Chair
  2. Interim President
  3. Student Trustee
  4. Faculty Trustee
  5. Faculty Senate Chair
  6. Mid Managers Chair
  7. Foundation Executive Director
  8. Attorney General/Legal Report
  9. Legislative Report

VI. Public Comment

VII. Action Items

  1. Personnel Action and Information Item
  2. Ad-Hoc Policy Committee
  3. FY 2022-23 Tuition, Fees, Room & Board Rates
  4. Workforce Housing Project Update

VIII. Discussion topics

  1. Cybersecurity Briefing
  2. FY2022-23 Draft Current Fund Budgets
  3. Salary Assessment Task Force Update

IX. Written reports

  1. Elevate Western Campaign Update
  2. COVID Update
  3. Enrollment Report
  4. Campus Updates
  5. Organization Charts

X. Set Next Meetings Agenda: May 6, 2022

XI. Other Business

XII. Executive Session

  • Description: To consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S.

XIII. Action Item: President Selection

XIV. Adjournment

Special Meeting Agenda
March 25, 2022
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click
here.

8:00 AM I. Call to Order

8:00 AM II. Attendance

8:05 AM III. Approval of the Agenda

8:10 AM IV. Executive Session

      • Description: To consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S.

9:55 AM Action Item:  President Selection

10:00 AM Adjournment

Special Meeting Agenda
April 1, 2022
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click
here.

8:30 a.m. I. Call to Order

8:30 a.m. II. Attendance

8:35 a.m. III. Approval of the Agenda

8:40 a.m. IV. Executive Session

  • Description: To consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S

9:30 a.m. V. Adjournment

Western Colorado University Board of Trustees (BOT)
Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws and Policy
Wednesday, April 6,
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click HERE.

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Approval of the Agenda

IV. Redraft of 7.1 and 7.2

V. Adjournment

Special Meeting Agenda
April 20, 2022
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click
here.

1:00 I. Call to Order

1:05 II. Attendance

1:05 III. Approval of the Agenda

1:10 IV. Executive Session

  • Description: To consider personnel matters and to receive legal advice in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I) and § 24-6-402(3)(a)(II), C.R.S.

1:30 V. 2022-2023 Education and General (E&G) Fund Discussion

2:30 VI. Housing Discussion

3:00 VII. Adjournment

Western Colorado University Board of Trustees (BOT)
Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policy (Policy Committee)
Meeting Minutes
April 26, 2022
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click HERE

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Approval of the Agenda

IV. Redraft of 7.1 and 7.2

V. Adjournment

Proposed Meeting Agenda

May 6, 2022
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
University Center, Western Colorado University

9:00 I. Call to Order

9:05 II. Attendance

9:10 III. Oath of Office

9:15 IV. Approval of the Agenda

9:20 V. Executive Session

  • Description: To consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S.

9:50 VI. Approval of Minutes for the Board of Trustees Meeting of March 24, March 25, April 1 and April 20, 2022

9:55 VII. Review of Action Items from March 24, 2022 BOT Meeting

10:00 VIII. Oral Reports

  1. Board Chair
  2. Interim President
  3. Student Trustee
  4. Faculty Trustee
  5. Faculty Senate Chair
  6. Mid Managers Chair
  7. Foundation Executive Director
  8. Attorney General/Legal Report
  9. Legislative Report

10:45 IX. Public Comment

10:50 X. Action Items

  1. Ad Hoc Committee on Policy
  2. Personnel Action and Information Item
  3. Approval of President’s Contract
  4. FY2022-23 Capital, IT and Controlled Maintenance Request

12:30 Break & Lunch with newly tenured faculty

1:15 Action Items Continued

  1. FY 2022-23 Current Fund Budgets
  2. Affirmative Action Plan

1:35 XI. Discussion Topics

  1. Strategic Resource Allocation
  2. Elevate Western Campaign & Foundation MOU Update
  3. Cybersecurity briefing
  4. Higher Learning Commission Update

3:35 XII. Action Item

  1. Election of Officers for 2022-23 and final announcements by Chair Shaddock.

3:50 XIII. Written Reports

  1. Enrollment Report
  2. Campus Updates
  3. Organization Charts

3:50 XIII. Set Next Meeting’s Agenda: Board Retreat July 14-15, 2022

3:55 XIV. Other Business

4:00 XVI. Adjournment

Proposed Agenda
Seminar Session

July 14, 2022 10:00am – 4:00pm
Crested Butte Community School Library
Meeting Minutes

I. Call to Order (10:00 a.m.)

II. Roll Call/Attendance (10:05 a.m.)

III. Approval of the Agenda (10:10 a.m.)

IV.  Discussion Topics (10:15 a.m.)

  • A. Strategic Planning
    • i. CCHE Strategic Planning (60 minutes)
    • ii. Higher Learning Commission: Self Study Overview (60 minutes)

V. Break (Working Lunch) (12:15 p.m.)

VI. Discussion Topics Continued (12:30 p.m.)

    • iii. Western Strategic Plan Development (60 minutes)
  • B. Housing Panel Discussion and Western Update (150 minutes)

VII. Adjournment (4:00 p.m.)

July 15, 2022 Crested Butte Community School Library,
Crested Butte, Colorado

Meeting Minutes

I. Call to Order (9:00 a.m.)

II. Roll Call/Attendance (9:05 a.m.)

III. Approval of the Agenda (9:10 a.m.)

IV. Approval of Minutes for the Board of Trustees Meeting of May 6, 2022 (9:20 a.m.)

V. Review of Action Items from BOT Meeting of May 6, 2022 (9:30 a.m.)

VI. Oral Reports (9:45 a.m.)

  1. President
  2. Board Chair
  3. Student Trustee
  4. Faculty Trustee
  5. Faculty Senate Chair
  6. Mid Managers Chair
  7. Foundation Executive Director
  8. Attorney General
  9. Legislative Recap

VII. Action Items (10:30 a.m.)

  1. Personnel Information and Action Item
  2. Resolution to Update Enterprise Revenue Bond Tuition Pledge
  3. MOU with Gunnison Rising for Utility Easement (hand carry)

VIII. Break (Working Lunch) (11:30 a.m.)

IX. Discussion Topics (11:45 a.m.)

  1. Elevate Western Campaign and Advancement Update (30 minutes)
  2. Attorney General’s Office Training (30 minutes)
  3. Enrollment Report (30 minutes)

X. Executive Session (1:15 p.m.)

  • Description: To consider personnel matters and to receive legal advice in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I) and § 24-6-402(3)(a)(II), C.R.S.

XI. Set Next Meeting’s Agenda: October 6, 2022 (1:45 p.m.)

XII. Public Comment (1:55 p.m.)

XIII. Adjournment (2:00 p.m.)

Western Colorado University Board of Trustees (BOT)
Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policy (Policy Committee)
Agenda
September  28, 2022
11am – 12:30pm MTN
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click HERE

Meeting Minutes

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Additions to Agenda, if any, and Approval of the Agenda

IV. Review Purpose and History of Policy Committee

V. Status of Trustee Policy Manual

VI. Sections 7.3.and 7.7 and 5.0 of TPM, inputs from Faculty Rep

VII. Other Business — Other Policy Committee Suggestions and Discussion

VIII. Thanks and Adjournment

Proposed Meeting Agenda

October 6, 2022
10:00am – 5:00pm

University Center, Western Colorado University

I. Call to Order (10:00 a.m.)

II. Attendance (10:05 a.m.)

III. Approval of the Agenda (10:10 a.m.)

IV. Approval of Minutes for the Board of Trustees Meetings of July 14-15, 2022 (10:20 a.m.)

V. Review of Action Items from BOT Meetings of July 14-15, 2022 (10:30 a.m.)

VI. Oral Reports (10:40 a.m.)

  • President
  • Board Chair
  • Student Trustee
  • Faculty Trustee
  • Faculty Senate Chair
  • Administrative Leadership Council Chair
  • Foundation Executive Director
  • Attorney General

VII. Action Items (11:15 a.m.)

  • Personnel Information and Action Item
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Policy
  • Roll Call Vote on Support for W.A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Petroleum Geology Program per Rady Agreement
  • FY2021-22 Unaudited Year-End Financial Report and FY2022-23 Current Fund Budget Adjustments

VIII. Lunch with EPIC Mentors (12:30 p.m.)

IX. Action Items (Cont.) (1:30 p.m.)

  • 2024-2029 Strategic Planning Guiding Principles and Goals

X. Discussion Topics (2:30 p.m.)

  • First 100 Days Report
  • Elevate Western Campaign and Advancement Update
  • Housing Update

XI. Written Reports (4:00 p.m.)

  • Student Enrollment Report
  • Campus Update

XII. Set Next Meeting’s Agenda (4:30 p.m.)

XIII. Other Business (4:40 p.m.)

XIV. Public Comment (4:50 p.m.)

XV. Adjournment (5:00 p.m.)

Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policy (Policy Committee)
Agenda
November 17, 2022
1:00-2:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click HERE

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Additions to Agenda, if any, and Approval of the Agenda

IV. Approve minutes from 09/28/2022 meeting

V. Possible Policy on Board Member censure and discussion

VI. Other Business – Other Policy Committee Suggestions and Discussion

VII. Thanks and Adjournment

Proposed Meeting Agenda

December 8, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

University Center, Western Colorado University

10:00 I. Call to Order

10:05 II. Attendance

10:10 III. Oath of Office (Trustee Hammer)

10:15 IV. Approval of the Agenda

10:20 V. Approval of Minutes for the October 6, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting

10:30 VI. Review of Action Items from BOT Meeting of October 6, 2022

10:40 VII. Oral Reports

  1. President
  2. Board Chair
  3. Student Trustee
  4. Faculty Trustee
  5. Faculty Senate Chair
  6. Administrative Leadership Council Chair
  7. Foundation Executive Director
  8. Attorney General/Legal Report
  9. Legislative Report

11:25 VIII. Public Comment

11:30 IX. Action Items

  1. Personnel Action and Information Items
  2. Ad Hoc Committee on Policy

12:00 Lunch

1:00 X. Executive Session

Description: To receive legal advice in accordance with § 24-6-402(3)(a)(II), C.R.S.

1:30 XI. Discussion Topics

  1. Campus Policies on Weapons and Alcohol
  2. 2024-2029 Strategic Plan Update
  3. Legislative Agenda Overview
  4. Elevate Western Campaign Update
  5. Draft 2023-24 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule and Administrative Calendar
  6. Housing Update
  7. Enrollment Report and Overview
  8. Strategic Resource Allocation Implementation Update

3:20 Break

3:30 XII. Written reports

  1. Department of Higher Education Budget Request
  2. Financial and Capital Construction Report
  3. Organizational Chart
  4. Campus Updates

3:40 XIII. Set Next Meetings Agenda: February 2, 2023

3:45 XIV. Celebration of Trustee Ferchau for 8 years of service to Western

3:55 XV. Other Business

4:00 XVI. Adjournment

Special BOT Executive Session Meeting Agenda
January 19, 2021
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click here
Meeting ID: 921 2486 3811

3:30 I. Approval of the Agenda

3:35 II. Executive Session

Description: To receive legal advice in accordance with §24-6- 402(3)(a)(II), C.R.S., and to consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S.

5:00 III. Adjournment

Proposed Agenda
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting
To join the meeting please click here
Meeting ID: 977 2201 5657

I. Call to Order by Chair

II. Attendance

III. Review Expectations of Ad Hoc Committee Working Together

IV. Establish Purpose of Ad Hoc Committee

V. Review of Key Situation Elements

VI. Proposed Actions and Discussion

VII. Next Steps

VIII. Proposed Agenda Items for January 28, 2021 Meeting

IX. Adjourn

Proposed Agenda
Time 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting
To join the meeting click here
To join by phone: (646) 876-9923
Meeting ID: 977 2201 5657

I. Call to Order by Chair

II. Attendance

III. Review Expectations of Ad Hoc Committee Working Together

IV. Review Purpose and Progress of Ad Hoc Committee from Jan. 26 Meeting

V. Continue Discussion of Actions

VI. Next Steps

VII. Proposed Agenda Items for Feb. 1 Meeting

VIII. Adjourn

Western Colorado University
Board of Trustees
Ad Hoc Committee for Action
February 1, 2021
3:30-5:00pm
Virtual Meeting
To join the meeting please click here

 

I. Call to Order by Chair

II. Attendance

III. Review Expectations of Ad Hoc Committee Working Together

IV. Review Purpose and Progress of Ad Hoc Committee from previous meetings

V. Discuss and agree on BOT statement

VI. Propose and discuss other Actions

VII. Discuss and agree on recommended Actions

VIII. Next Steps: Send Ad Hoc Committee recommendation to BOT by 2/2

IX. Adjourn

Western Colorado University
Board of Trustees
Ad Hoc Committee for Action

February 3, 2021
8:00-9:00 am
Virtual Meeting
To join the meeting click here
To join by phone: (646) 876-9923
Meeting ID: 977 2201 5657

I. Call to Order by Chair

II. Attendance

III. Review Expectations of Ad Hoc Committee Working Together

IV. Work on Recommendations to Send to the Board

V. Adjourn

Proposed Meeting Agenda

February 4th, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The meeting is being held virtually in a webinar-style format via Zoom
The Board and other presenters will receive a personalized Zoom link to join
Public participants may join by clicking  here

9:00 I. Approval of the Agenda

9:05 II. Approval of Minutes for the Board of Trustees Meeting of December 10, 2020

9:10 III. Review of Previous Action Items Listed in Minutes

9:25 IV. Oral Reports

  • A. Student Trustee
    B. Faculty Trustee
    C. Faculty Senate Chair
    D. Foundation Executive Director
    E. Board Chair
    F. President

10:35 V. Public Comment

10:40 VI. Action Items

  • A. Strategic Resource Allocation
    B. Personnel Action and Information Items
    C. FY2021-22 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule
    D. Update to Board Values
    E. FY2020-21 Current Fund Budget Amendment and Baseline Budget Scenarios for FY2021-22
    F. Proposed Curriculum Changes for 2021-22
    G. Real Estate
  • i. Ditch Piping Agreement
    ii. Gunnison Rising MOA
  • H. Revised Trustee Policy Manual
    I. Recommendations from Ad Hoc Committee on Action

1:00 Break

1:15 VII. Discussion Topics

  • A. Rady Gift / Western Opportunity Fund Update
    B. Security Information: Harassment, Bias and Cleary Act Reporting and Surveillance Update
    C. Elevate Campaign Update
    D. Board Training: Board email policy, Executive Session protocols, Second Amendment

3:00 VIII. Written Reports

  • A. Organizational Chart
    B. Concurrent Enrollment Overview (Part I)
    C. Condensed Annual Report 2020
    D. Alumni Engagement/Recruiting

3:10 IX. Set Next Meeting’s Agenda (March 25, 2021)

3:15 X. Executive Session
Description: To consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S.

4:00 XI. Adjournment

Western Colorado University
Board of Trustees
Ad Hoc Committee for Action

Thursday, February 11, 2021
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting
To join the meeting please click here

I. Call to Order by Chair

II. Attendance

III. Review Expectations of Ad Hoc Committee Working Together

IV. Work on Next Steps of the Set of Board Approved Action Items

V. Adjourn

Western Colorado University
Board of Trustees
Ad Hoc Committee for Action

Thursday, February 18, 2021
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting
To join the meeting please click here

I. Call to Order by Chair

II. Attendance

III. Review purpose of Ad Hoc Committee and operating principles / expectations.

IV. Motion to discuss personnel matters in Executive Session pursuant to ss24-6-402(3)(b)(I).

V. Reconvene in public meeting after Executive Session.

VI. President Salsbury updates BOT on the Strategic Resource Allocation Report including reception by and communication with the Western community.

VII. Review progress on other next steps of the Board Approved Action Items. (President Salsbury and other responsible parties)

VIII. New business.

IX. Motion to adjourn.

Western Colorado University
Board of Trustees

Proposed Special Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Zoom meeting in webinar format
Public attendees may join by clicking here
The Board and other presenters will receive personalized Zoom links prior to the meeting

I. Approval of the Agenda

II. Public Comment

III. Discussion Topic

  1. Tuition and Fees Overview

IV. Action Item

  1. FY2021-22 Tuition, Fees, Room and Board

V. Possible Executive Session

Description: To consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S.

VI. Adjournment

Western Colorado University
Board of Trustees
Ad Hoc Committee for Action
Friday, March 12, 2021
9-9:59 a.m.
Virtual Meeting
To join the meeting please click here

AGENDA
(Start times for agenda items are approximate)

I. Call to order by Chair Szczurek. (9:01)

II. Attendance.

III. Review purpose of Ad Hoc Committee and operating principles / expectations.

IV. Review progress on the Board Approved Action Items. 9:05

  • Action 1 (by President Salsbury and other responsible parties)
  • Action 2 (by Trustee Shaddock and other parties)
  • Action 4 (by Trustee Shaddock and other parties)

V. Motion to discuss personnel matters in Executive Session pursuant to ss24-6-402(3)(b)(I). (9:18)

VI. Reconvene in public meeting after Executive Session. (9:55)

VII. New business, if any.

VIII. Motion to adjourn.(9:59)

Proposed Special BOT Meeting Agenda
March 15, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting
To join the meeting, please click here

I. Approval of the Agenda

II. Public Comment

III. Discussion Topic

  1. Faculty Referendum

IV. Executive Session

Description: To consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S.

V. Adjournment

Proposed Special BOT Meeting Agenda
March 17, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Zoom Meeting
To join the meeting, please click here

I. Approval of the Agenda

II. Discussion Topic

  1. Board Discussion and Statement Regarding Faculty Resolution

III. Adjournment

The 3/17 Special BOT Meeting has been canceled. Board discussion and statement regarding the Faculty Resolution will be added to the March 25th Agenda.

Western Colorado University
Board of Trustees
Ad Hoc Committee for Action
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting
To join the meeting please click here

AGENDA
(Start times for agenda items are approximate)

I. Call to order by Chair Szczurek. (3:30)

II. Attendance.

III. Review purpose of Ad Hoc Committee and operating principles/expectations.

IV. Brief review of progress on the Board Approved Action Items 1, 2, and 4. (3:35)

  • Action 1 (by President Salsbury and other responsible parties)
  • Action 2 (by Trustee Shaddock and other parties)
  • Action 4 (by Trustee Shaddock and other parties)

V. Motion to discuss personnel matters in Executive Session pursuant to ss24-6-402(3)(b)(I). (3:45)

VI. Reconvene in public meeting after Executive Session. (4:55)

VII. New business, if any.

VIII. Motion to adjourn. (4:59)

Proposed Meeting Agenda
March 25th, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom
Participants (presenters) will join by way of the individualized link sent to them from “western webinars.”
Public attendees may join by clicking here.

9:00 I. Approval of the Agenda

9:05 II. Approval of Minutes for the Board of Trustees Meetings of February 4th, 2021, March 10th     (Special), and March 15th (Special)

9:10 III. Review of Previous Meeting’s Action Items

9:20 IV. Oral Reports

  1. Student Trustee
  2. Faculty Trustee
  3. Faculty Senate Chair
  4. Foundation Executive Director
  5. Legislative Update
  6. Board Chair
  7. President

10:20 V. Public Comment

10:25 VI. Action Items

  1. Personnel Action and Information Items
  2. Faculty Referendum
  3. Ad Hoc Committee for Action Update
    1. Committee’s Report on Action Items – 1, 2, 4
    2. Administration’s Communications Plan – Action 3
  4. Gunnison Valley Properties Land Reversion and Gift

12:00 Lunch Break

12:30 VII. Discussion Topics

  1. DEII Status on Climate Survey/Action Plan
  2. Capital Campaign Update
  3. SRA Execution Plan Update
  4. Institutional Budgeting and FY2021-22 Draft Current Fund Budgets
  5. Concurrent Enrollment Overview – Part II
  6. Board of Trustees Training by Attorney General’s Office

2:30 VIII. Written Reports

  1. Web Management / Update Process
  2. Recruitment and Enrollment Report
  3. Organization Charts

2:45 IX. Set Next Meeting’s Agenda (May 7, 2021)

3:00 X. Executive Session

Description: To consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S.

4:00 XI. Adjournment

Notice: Trustee Pribyl and Trustee Szczurek are visiting Western this week, touring and meeting with various departments across campus. For a list of their schedule, please contact the President’s Office

Special BOT Meeting
Agenda
March 30, 2021
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click here

I. Approval of Agenda

II. Discuss Selection of Values Facilitator

III. Executive Session
Description: To receive legal advice in accordance with §24-6- 402(3)(a)(II), C.R.S., and to consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S.

IV. Adjournment

Proposed Special Meeting Agenda
April 5, 2021
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
https://western.zoom.us/j/94714473524

I. Approval of the Agenda

II. Discussion Topic
A. SRA Execution Plan Template

III. Adjournment

Board of Trustees
(BOT) Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policies Committee
2021 Meeting 1 – Policies Discussion


Tuesday, April 6, 2021
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting
To join the meeting please click here

I. Call to Order by Chair

II.  Attendance

III. Mission per the Action Plan and request of Attorney Rich-Fredericks—twofold approach

IV. Mission: to revise and strengthen the concept of shared governance by incorporating inputs from relevant constituents and especially governing Trustee email responses to Western Community.

V. Section 1.3- The Trustees’ Bylaws

VI. Section 1.9- Shared Decision Making. (We have a suggestion from Faculty Senate which I will find, and we can begin discussion on that as well as the paragraph as it stands).

VII. Section 3.5- Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct (This may need to be eliminated)

VIII. Section 5.4: Academic Calendar of the University

  • The University shall operate on a semester system during the academic year. The period and duration of summer terms are to be scheduled by the University to respond to the distinctive needs of the University and of its students and faculty. Innovative scheduling of mini-semester, short courses, and non-traditional programs is encouraged.

IX. Ascertain when these above items will be on the agenda and figure out how to take public comment through our email and/or otherwise.

X. Request from Attorney Rich-Fredericks to review the rest of the TPM (excepting the provisions related to sexual harassment and discrimination)

XI. Review and update Employee Handbook for Professional Personnel and other key documents (in process)

XII. Please Note:

  • Requirements to amend the Bylaws are located at Art. I (PDF p. 14) and you must:
    1. Approve them by majority of voting membership.
    2. After written notice of at least 15 days to the trustees; and
    3. All amendments must comply with state [and federal] law.
  • Requirements to amend the Trustee Policy Manual (TPM)are prescribed above, and Section 1.6 indicates that the President and University staff are responsible for the TPM.

XIII. Other – Attachment to meeting recommendations re recommended Agenda organization, complete and correct? Definition of Presidential Metrics?

XIV. Adjourn

Board of Trustees
(BOT) Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policies Committee
2021 Meeting 2 – Policies Discussion

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting
To join the meeting please click here

Agenda forthcoming.

Special BOT Meeting
Agenda
April 16, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click here

I. Approval of Agenda

II. Discussion Item
A. Values Facilitator

III. Executive Session
Description: To receive legal advice in accordance with §24-6- 402(3)(a)(II), C.R.S., and to consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S

III. Adjournment

Board of Trustees
(BOT) Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policies Committee
2021 Meeting 3 – Policies Discussion

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting
To join the meeting please click here

Agenda forthcoming.

Special BOT Meeting
Agenda
April 23, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click HERE

I. Approval of the Agenda

II. Executive Session
Description: To receive legal advice in accordance with §24-6- 402(3)(a)(II), C.R.S., and to consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S.

III. Adjournment

Western Colorado University
Board of Trustees
Ad Hoc Committee for Action

April 27, 2021
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click HERE

I. Call to order by Chair Szczurek.

II. Attendance

III. Review purpose of Ad Hoc Committee and operating principles/expectations.

IV. Board Approved Action 1: Discuss Listening Session inputs and possible solutions/actions

V. Brief Review of progress on the Board Approved Actions 2 & 4

  1. Action 2 (Trustee Shaddock and other parties)
  2. Action 4 (Trustee Shaddock and other parties)

VI. Motion to discuss personnel and/or legal matter in Executive Session pursuant to ss24-6-402(3)(b)(I).

VII. Reconvene in public meeting after Executive Session

VIII. New Business

IX. Motion to Adjourn

Interim
Board of Trustees Meeting
Agenda

April 30th, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click HERE

I. Approval of the Agenda

II. Executive Session
Description: To receive legal advice in accordance with §24-6- 402(3)(a)(II), C.R.S., and to consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S.

III. Adjournment

Proposed Meeting Agenda
May 7, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Western Colorado University
Meeting will be held main ballroom of Western University Center

9:00 I. Approval of the Agenda

9:05 II. Approval of Minutes for the Board of Trustees Meeting of March 25, 2020 and Interim BOT Meeting Minutes: 3/30, 4/16, 4/23, & 4/30

9:10 III. Review of Previous Action Items Listed in Minutes

9:25 IV. Oral Reports

  1. Student Trustee
  2. Faculty Trustee
  3. Faculty Senate Chair
  4. Legislative Update
  5. Board Chair
  6. President

10:35 V. Public Comment

10:40 VI. Action Items

  1. Election of Officers for 2021-22
  2. Personnel Action and Information Item
  3. FY2022-23 Capital, IT and Controlled Maintenance Request
  4. SRA Execution Plans
  5. FY2021-22 Current Fund Budgets
  6. Affirmative Action Plan
  7. Naming of the School of Environment and Sustainability

12:30 Break (Lunch)

1:00 VII. Discussion Topic

  1. Student Grievance Process Update
  2. Elevate Western Campaign Update
  3. Concurrent Enrollment Presentation
  4. Updates from Ad Hoc Committee Chairs
  5. Website Update

2:30 VIII. Written Reports

  1. Higher Learning Commission Update
  2. Enrollment Report
  3. Organizational Chart

2:45 IX. Set Next Meeting’s Agenda: July 15-16, 2021

3:00 X. Executive Session

Description: To receive legal advice in accordance with §24-6- 402(3)(a)(II), C.R.S., and to consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S.

5:00 XI. Adjournment

May 13th, 2021 (Special)
Interim Board of Trustees Meeting
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click https://western.zoom.us/j/97354670204

I. Approval of the Agenda

II. Executive Session, appropriate under Section 24-6-402(3), C.R.S:

  1. To receive legal advice under Section 24-6-402(3)(a)
  2. To discuss personnel matters under Section 24-6-402(3)(b)(I)

III. Discussion Topics and Potential Action Items:

  1. Appointment of an Interim President
  2. Establishing a Presidential Hiring Committee

IV. Est. Adjournment

May 20th, 2021
3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, here.

I. Approval of the Agenda

II. Executive Session, appropriate under Section 24-6-402(3), C.R.S.:

  1. To discuss personnel matters under Section 24-6-402(3)(b)(I)
  2. To receive legal advice under Section 24-6-402(3)(a)

III. Discussion Topics and Potential Action Items:

  1. Appointment of an Interim President
  2. Establishing a Presidential Hiring Committee

IV. Est. Adjournment

BOT Special Meeting Agenda

May 26th, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click here.

I. Approval of the Agenda

II. Executive Session
Description: To receive legal advice and discuss personnel matters in accordance with §24-6- 402(3) C.R.S.

III. Public Meeting: Discussion Topics—Process and Procedures for up-coming retreat in July

Break

IV. Discussion Topics—Continue discussion of above and as well as thoughts on:

  1. Vision and values input from stakeholders
  2. Next steps prior to the retreat in July

V. Adjournment

BOT Special Meeting Agenda
May 27, 2021
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click here.

I. Approval of the Agenda

II. Approval of the prior meeting minutes

III. Executive Session
Description: To receive legal advice and discuss personnel matters in accordance with §24-6- 402(3) C.R.S

IV. Clarify Personnel Vote from May 13

V. Discussion and Potential Action Re-Search Committee Chair

VI. Adjournment

BOT Special Meeting
June 9, 2021
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click
here.

I. Approval of the Agenda

II. Discussion on Search Committee proposed by Chair James Pribyl based on BOT action on May 20 in adoption of the template offered by Trustee Erich Ferchau

  • Search Committee: Nine members representing Trustees, University and Public, three each.
    • Three Trustees (Pribyl, Todd, Vasquez)
    • Three University (Faculty, Student, staff to be named)
    • Three Public: One nominated by Foundation, thus likely an alum and donor. One member from Gunnison Valley, one member outside GV.

III. Invitation to nominate public positions from the BOT, President, and Cabinet. Deadline in June (Date forthcoming) The Search Trustees will nominate to the full board for BOT meeting (Date forthcoming).

IV. Progress reports will be updated regularly which will detail the progress and actions of the Search Committee.

V. Additional meetings will be scheduled regularly (30-minute conference calls) to discuss the action items and “to-do” list.

VI. Adjournment

Ad Hoc Committee on Policy
June 22nd, 2021
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click HERE

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Section 1 of the Trustee Policy Manual Recommendations

IV. Chair’s Recommendations

V. Attorney’s Recommendations

VI. Additional Recommendations, Including Agenda Attachment to TPM

VII. Discussion of Shared Governance and Liaison Council

VIII. Adjournment

BOT Special Meeting Agenda
June 29, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click here.

I. Approval of the Agenda

II. Executive Session

  • Description: To receive legal advice and discuss personnel matters in accordance with §24-6- 402(3)(a)(II), (b)(I), and (d), C.R.S.

III. Action Item

  • Rady Ground Lease Extension

IV. Adjournment

Retreat BOT Meeting Agenda
Business Session

July 15, 2021
10:00am – 4:00pm
Elevation Hotel, Mt. Crested Butte

10:00am I. Call to Order

10:05am II. Attendance

10:10am III. Oath of Office

10:15am IV. Approval of the Agenda

10:20am V. Executive Session

  • Description: To consider personnel matters in accordance with §24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S.

10:35am VI. Approval of Minutes for the Board of Trustees Meeting of May 7, 2021 (& other meetings)

10:40am VII. Oral Reports (5 minutes each)

  • A. Interim President
    B. Board Chair
    C. Student Trustee
    D. Faculty Trustee
    E. Faculty Senate Chair
    F. Mid Managers Chair
    G. Foundation Executive Director

11:15am VIII. Action Items

  • A. Personnel Information and Action Item (5 minutes)
    B. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Conversion Update (30 minutes)
    C. Ad Hoc Committee on Policy (30 minutes)

12:20pm Working Lunch

12:45pm IX. Discussion Topics

  • A. Budget Planning (1 hour)
    B. SRA Addendum Review (45 minutes)
    C. Elevate Western Campaign: 2-year recap (30 minutes)
    D. HB21-1330 and the Role and Mission Task Force (30 minutes)
    E. Presidential Review Update and Action Item (10 minutes)

3:40pm X. Written Report

  • A. COVID-19 Update

3:45pm XI. Set Next Meeting’s Agenda: October 7-8, 2021

3:55pm XII. Public Comment

4:00pm XIII. Adjournment

Retreat BOT Meeting Agenda
Seminar Session

July 16, 2021
8:00am – 4:30pm
Elevation Hotel, Mt. Crested Butte

8:00am I.  Approval of the Agenda

8:05am II.  Discussion Topics

  • A. Board Values and Vision

3:30pm III.  Adjournment

Board of Trustees (BOT) Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policy (Policy Committee)
Thursday, August 5, 2021
3:30pm – 4:00
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click 
HERE

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Review and Committee Approval of Minutes of Policy Committee from June 22, 2021 Meeting

  1. Review of Recommendations for Amendments to Trustee Policy Manual (TPM) drafted by Attorney Rich-Fredericks/Attorney Powell
  2. Other, including recommendations for future agendas.

IV. Adjournment at 3:55

BOT Special Meeting Agenda
August 5, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click
here.

I. Approval of the Agenda

II. Action Items

  1. Review and approval of previous board meeting minutes
  2. Follow up on ongoing items from previous meetings

III. Adjournment

BOT Special Meeting Agenda
September 7, 2021
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click
here

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Approval of the Agenda

IV. Presidential Search Update

V. Action Items

  1. Vision & Values
    1. Vision Statement
    2. Shared Values
    3. Process and timeline

VI. Adjournment

Western Colorado University Board of Trustees
Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policy
Meeting Minutes
September 16, 2021
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click  HERE.

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Recommendations for Evaluation Criteria

IV. Recommendations, if any, for shared governance

V. Attorney Recommendations

VI. Other Recommendations

VII. Adjournment

BOT Special Meeting Agenda
October 1, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click
here.

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Approval of Agenda

IV. Action Items

  1. Review Feedback on the Vision & Values

V. Adjournment

Draft Meeting Agenda
October 7, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
University Center, Western Colorado University
Meeting Minutes

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Approval of the Agenda

IV. Approval of Minutes

V. Executive Session
Description: To consider personnel matters and to receive legal advice in accordance with § 24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S. and § 24-6-402(3)(a)(II), C.R.S.

VI. Review of Action Items from BOT Meeting of July 15, 2021

VII. Oral Reports

  1. Board Chair
  2. Interim President
  3. Student Trustee
  4. Faculty Trustee
  5. Faculty Senate Chair
  6. Mid Managers Chair
  7. Foundation Executive Director
  8. Legislative Report

VIII. Public Comment

IX. Action Items

  1. Personnel Action and Information Items
  2. Ad Hoc Committee on Policy (1-1.8, Appx B & C)
  3. FY2021-22 Current Fund Budget Adjustments and FY2020-21 FYE Budget Variance Report
  4. Roll-call Vote on Support for W.A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Petroleum Geology Program per Rady Agreement
  5. Discharge of the Ad Hoc Committee for Action

Lunch with Student Athletes

X. Discussion Topics

  1. Board Vision and Values Update
  2. Student Enrollment Update
  3. Presidential Search Update
  4. Western 2020-21 Administrative Annual Report- Draft
  5. Elevate Western Campaign Update

XI. Written reports

  1. COVID Update
  2. HB21-1330 Task Force
  3. Organizational Chart
  4. Campus Updates

XII. Set Next Meetings Agenda: December 9, 2021

XIII.  Other Business

XIV. Adjournment

Joint Lunch & Meeting with Foundation Board of Directors Agenda
October 8, 2021
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
University Center, Western Colorado University

12:30 – Lunch and Conversation with Board of Trustees

1:00 – Travis Carley (CCS): Moving a Campaign Forward in a Presidential Transition & Discussion

2:00 – Joint meeting concludes

Special Board of Trustees (BOT) Meeting Agenda
October 14, 2021
3 – 4 p.m.

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Approval of the Agenda

IV. AGB Stakeholder Session

V. Adjournment

Western Colorado University
Board of Trustees
Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policy
Friday, November 12, 2021
1:00-2:00 PM
Virtual Meeting
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click here.

I. Call to order
II. Attendance
III. Approval of Minutes
IV. Approval of Agenda
V. Review Recommendations for Trustee Policy Manual (TPM) Section 1.9- 1.13
VI. Review Attorney Recommendations for TPM
VII. Status of Historical Suggestions related to the TPM
VIII. Any Reports from Academic Affairs and/or Faculty
IX. Continued Discussion of Presidential Evaluation Criteria and Metrics.
X. Other
XI. Adjournment

Western Colorado University
BOT Special Meeting Agenda
Friday, November 12, 2021
2:00-2:45 PM
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click here.

I. Call to Order
II. Attendance
III. Approval of the Agenda
IV. Personnel Matters
V. Adjournment

Western Colorado University Board of Trustees (BOT)
Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws and Policy (The Policy Committee)
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
3:30-5 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click  HERE.

I. Call to Order

II. Attendance

III. Approval of Agenda

IV. Approval of Minutes

V. Review Recommendations for the Trustee Policy Manual (TPM) All of Chapter 1

VI. Review Attorney Recommendations for TPM

VII. Status of Historical Suggestions Related to the TPM

VIII. Any Reports from Academic Affairs and/or faculty

IX. Continued Discussion of Presidential Evaluation Criteria and Metrics

X. Other

XI. Adjournment

Meeting Agenda 
December 9, 2021
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click HERE.
Meeting Minutes

9:00 I. Call to Order

9:05 II. Attendance

9:10 III. Approval of the Agenda

9:15 IV. Executive Session
Description: To consider personnel matters and to receive legal advice in accordance with § 24-6-402(3)(b)(I), C.R.S. and § 24-6-402(3)(a)(II), C.R.S.

10:00 V. Approval of Minutes

10:10 VI. Review of Action Items from BOT Meeting of October 7, 2021

10:20 VII. Oral Reports

  1. Board Chair
  2. Interim President
  3. Student Trustee
  4. Faculty Trustee
  5. Faculty Senate Chair
  6. Mid Managers Chair
  7. Foundation Executive Director
  8. Attorney General/Legal Report
  9. Legislative Report

11:10 VIII. Public Comment

11:15 IX. Action Items

  1. Personnel Action and Information Items
  2. Revision to the Handbook for Professional Personnel, Section 2.04 (IV)
  3. Western 2020-21 Administrative Annual Report-Final
  4. Board Vision Statement and Values
  5. Ad Hoc Committee on Policy

12:30 – Lunch

1:00 X. Celebration for trustees whose terms are ending: Jim Oates and Aquino Gallegos

1:20 XI. Discussion Topics

  1. Presidential Search Update
  2. Administrative Cost Analysis
  3. Elevate Western Campaign Update
  4. 2022-23 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule and Administrative Calendar– Draft
  5. Higher Learning Commission Reaffirmation Process & Timeline
  6. Campus Surveillance Assessment Update
  7. Signal Peak Ranch Workforce Housing Project

3:40 XII. Written Reports

  1. HB21-1330 Task Force
  2. Department of Higher Education Budget Request
  3. Enrollment Report
  4. Financial and Capital Construction Report
  5. Organizational Chart
  6. COVID-19 Campus Update
  7. Campus Updates

3:50 XIII. Set Next Meeting’s Agenda: February 3, 2022

4:00 XIV Adjournment

Sub Committee of Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies, Bylaws, and Policy (The Policy Committee)
Meeting Agenda
December 15, 2021
9 – 10 a.m. MT
Virtual Meeting via Zoom. To join, click HERE.

I. Call to Order

II. Introductions & Attendance by Sub-Committee

III. Additions to Agenda

IV. Discussion of Presidential Evaluation Criteria and Metrics

V. Climate Survey Overview?

VI. Other Business

VII. Thanks & Adjournment

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