Date: January 8, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: WITCC Campus - Sioux City, Iowa

While the board meeting was held physically in the board room on the Sioux City campus, the Board determined that it was impractical for all members and presenters to be physically present at this meeting and that it was necessary to conduct the meeting by also utilizing electronic means via Zoom due to weather.  

WITCC Mission

We elevate our diverse learners and strengthen our communities through inclusive and innovative education.

Board Members

Russell Wray, President | Tricia Sutherland, Vice President | Micah Lang | Brad Griffin | Blanca Martinez | Linnea Fletcher | Jeremy Ogle | Erin Muck
Absent: Mary Parker
Brenda Wright, Board Secretary 

Terry Murrell, College President | Troy Jasman, VP of Finance and Administrative Services | Darin Moeller, Executive Dean of Instruction | Jackie Plendl, Dean of Human Resources | Tawnya Beermann, Dean of Students | Christina Brandon, Dean of Outreach and Information Technology | Revathi Vongsiprasom, Dean of Opportunity and Engagement | Erin Volk, Dean of Quality

Carmen Wilson, Associate Dean – Corporate College | La Shawna Moyle, Coordinator of Inclusive Excellence Center | Karina Pedroza, Title III Project Manager | Sima Dabir, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences


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

Brenda Wright took a roll call.

Russ Wray opened the Public Hearing for the 2024 Cherokee Paving Improvements Project that was published in the Sioux City Journal on 12/19/2023.  No comments brought to the Board.  Hearing was closed.

Russ Wray read the Thank You note from the Yamanashi City Japan Mayor.

Russ Wray asked for a review of the Consent Items.  No concerns.  Jeremy Ogle made a motion to approve and it was seconded by Linnea Fletcher. All were in favor and the motion carried.

Revathi Vongsiprasom explained some of the responsibilities of the Opportunity and Engagement department.  Revathi introduced LaShawna Moyle.  LaShawna reviewed some of the activities planned and what their goals are for the year. 

Erin Volk presented the Transfer Outcomes Report and explained how the Title III initiatives are helping the transfer outcomes.  Erin introduced Karina Pedroza to explain how the Title III team is working to improve the transfer outcomes and to help students transfer seamlessly to a 4-year school.

Darin Moeller introduced Carmen Wilson to present the Corporate College Report.  Carmen talked about the many different areas that the Corporate College covers and the different types of training that they do.  They had a record year with training.

Troy Jasman reviewed College Facilities Report and explained some of the completed projects for this year.  He also talked about some projects planned or are in the works.
Darin Moeller explained the importance of the Equipment Purchase Team.  This team collects and receives suggestions from all areas of the college. The committee reviews the requests and need and if approved, determines the best funding to use.

Troy Jasman reviewed the Statewide Comparison of Percentage of Revenues and Expenditures report.  Troy explained how the report works and how we compare to other colleges in the state.

Troy also presented the WITCC Sun Ridge Court Parking Lot Improvements Project. This project is now complete and we can release the remaining funds in 30 days.  Micah Lang made a motion to approve and it was seconded by Tricia Sutherland.  All were in favor and the motion carried.

Jackie Plendl presented a First Reading of Board Policy 206.1, Non-Discrimination Statement. Updates are needed due to the designees approved in December. There were also some Iowa Code changes that made updates necessary to this policy.  This is just the first reading.  It will be brought again in the future for a second reading and approval.

Tricia Sutherland talked about the Community Colleges for Iowa Report. She notified the board that there will be an email coming out explaining some changes for CCFI.  She encouraged all the members to sign up for the newsletter and any training activities they are interested in.  Tricia also talked about the Community College Day on the Hill coming up next month.

Terry Murrell gave his President Report.  He reminded the board that next month, before the board meeting, we will have the Board Retreat from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Then the board meeting will follow.  Terry also explained that each month our board report will focus on a different word in our Mission Statement.  This month the word was “We.”

Jeremy Ogle made a motion to adjourn and it was seconded by Linnea Fletcher.  All were in favor and motion was carried.  Meeting adjourned at 4:46 pm.