The Seminole State College Board of Regents convened this week for the October meeting to discuss campus improvement plans and review the college’s external audit.


The Seminole State College Board of Regents convened this week for the October meeting to discuss campus improvement plans and review the college’s external audit.
During his president’s report, Dr. Jim Utterback informed the regents of recent personnel changes on campus.
Chad Noyes has been hired by Sodexo as the food service director for the college.
Mark Allen, who has served as an instructor in the Health, Physical Education And Recreation Division and an assistant baseball coach, has resigned to accept a position with the Cleveland Indians.
Due to completion of a grant program, several employees have moved to different areas on campus. Yashanda Scruggs will serve as the new program director for the Health Sciences — Student Support Services. Janna Manlapig will serve as the program adviser for that grant.
Shelly Watson will be the director of the Employment Readiness Program.
Michael Schnell will be the education technology specialist for the GEAR UP grant program.
Utterback told the board about a recent trip to Washington, D.C., by college officials.
During the trip, Utterback, vice president for institutional advancement Lana Reynolds and Rural Business and Resources Center director Larry Smith met with members of the Oklahoma Congressional Delegation to discuss higher education and hosted a reception for congressional staff members.
Utterback told the board the SSC Educational Foundation’s golf tournament held in October raised more than $17,000.
Utterback also shared plans with the board for an estimated $75,000 proposed Henderson Park expansion plan, being undertaken by the SSC Educational Foundation.
Utterback touched on the importance of the pond beautification and what it has done for the campus and the community as a whole.
As their only action item, the regents reviewed and approved the Fiscal Year 2010 external audit report performed by Cole + Reed, PC of Oklahoma City.
Utterback informed the board that the college received an unqualified (clean) opinion for the fifth consecutive year in a row.
The external audit will be submitted to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education later this month. Kevin Marshall, with Cole + Reed, complimented the college administration and staff for all their hard work and efficiency.
Members present at the meeting were: Chairman Bill Huser, Marci Donaho, Jeff Miller, David Wilson, Marilyn Bradford and Kenneth Henderson.
The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 9.