Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: WITCC Campus - Sioux City, Board Room A507

WITCC Mission

As a comprehensive community college, our mission is to provide quality education and to economically enhance the communities we serve.

Board Members

Russell Wray, President I Tricia Sutherland, Vice President I Blanca Martinez I Linnea Fletcher I Jeremy Ogle I Al Aymar I Derrick Franck
Brenda Wright, Board Secretary
Absent: Neal Adler, Bill Anderson


Terry Murrell, College President I Juline Albert, VP of Learning I Troy Jasman, VP of Finance and Administrative Services I Darin Moeller, Executive Dean of Instruction I Mike Logan, Dean of Information Technology I Jackie Plendl, Dean of Human Resources I Tawnya Beermann, Dean of Students I Christina Brandon, Interim Dean of Outreach and Information Technology


Carmen Wilson, Associate Dean of Corporate College I Sima Dabir, Associate Dean of Instruction I Logan Bishop, student I Corrina Bertness, student I Corrina Del Angel, student I Amber Pelsor, student I Nathalia Burgos, student I Bryana Mendez, student I Tiffany Riddell, student I Bill Clifford, Alumnus


Meeting was called to order by Russell Wray at 4:00 pm.

Roll Call of the directors was taken by Brenda Wright

No oral communications were brought forward to the Board.

Two Written Communications were presented to the Board.

Consent Items were reviewed by board members. Derrick Franck made a motion to approve and it was seconded by Jeremy Ogle. All were in favor and the motion was carried.

Administrative Reports

Terry passed out certificates to honor the board members for Iowa School Board Recognition Week. Terry thanked them for their service.

Terry also presented a plan to the board for the Equity and Title IX Designations. Terry explained that we needed to update our designees. Jeremy made a motion to approve the designees listed in the memo. Tricia Sutherland seconded the motion. All members were in favor. Motion carried.


Terry Murrell introduced Sima Dabir and her group of students to present the PTK International Awards Report. WITCC is #1 out of 1300 international chapters. Received many regional and international awards.

Mike Logan and Christina Brandon gave an IT Annual Update in addendum MAY-22-10, pages 41-42. This is the first annual report to the board. This report will shared many of the projects completed through Board approved funding Christina Brandon presented the Student Technology Purchase plan for 2022-2023 academic year. Tricia Sutherland made a motion to approve and it was seconded by Linnea Fletcher. All were in favor. Motion was carried.

Troy Jasman presented a list of After Prom Sponsorships that Western Iowa Tech donated to. The number of requests that we have received seems to be dwindling since COVID.

Troy Jasman and Carmen presented the bids and award for the 2022-1 Multiple Industrial Jobs Training Agreement and Resolutions. Requesting to accept the Robert Baird bid. Motion was made by Jeremy Ogle and seconded by Tricia Sutherland. All members were in favor and motion was carried and passed at 4:27 pm.

Troy Jasman also proposed the WITCC Gaylord Smith Building and Industrial Trade Center Building Storm Sewer Improvements Project to the Board. This project would improve the storm sewer near the Gaylord Smith building as well as the Industrial Trade Center building. Bids same under projection by the architects. Al Aymar made a motion to approve and it was seconded by Linnea Fletcher. All members were in favor. Motion carried.

Brenda Wright brought two board policy updates to the board for a first reading. These will also be brought to the next board meeting for approval.

Derrick Frank gave a summary from the last meeting with Community Colleges for Iowa. Community Colleges for Iowa is the new name for the Iowa Community College Association for Trustees (IACCT).

Terry Murrell gave a President's Report

  1. FY22 Budget
    We are on task to hit our budget. We are preparing for next year's budget.
  2. Legislative Update
    No updates yet
  3. IACCT Conference Registration
    Registrations coming in. Please let us know if you are planning to attend.
  4. Audit and Finance Committee
    We are looking at creating an audit and finance committee for the board members. More information to come.

Motion for adjournment was made by Linnea Fletcher and was seconded by Derrick Franck. All were In favor. Motion was carried. Meeting was adjourned at 4:36 pm