The Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees met on Thursday, October 8, at the Alleghany Center located in Sparta, N.C.

Prior to the start of the business session, Susan Nilo, Director of the Alleghany Center presented an update on the Alleghany Center and hosted a tour of the new welding lab.

The business session began with the approval of the minutes from the August 6, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting.

The board endorsed and passed a resolution to support the myFutureNC Attainment Goal as presented by the WCC Administration.

College President’s Report

Dr. Cox gave an overview of the 2020-2021 Annual Strategic Implementation Plan.

Trustees approved the following meeting schedule for 2021:

  • Thursday, January 7, 2021, Walker Center
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021, Walker Center
  • Friday, May 13, 2021, Walker Center, Orchestra Room
  • Thursday, August 12, 2021, Ashe Campus
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021, Alleghany Center
  • Friday, December 10, 2021 (lunch meeting/Christmas event for trustees) Walker Center

Chairperson’s Report

Terry Bumgarner, chair of the WCC Board of Trustees, announced the membership of the 2020-2021 Standing Committees. Terry Bumgarner will serve as the ex-officio member of each committee. The Buildings and Grounds Committee is comprised of Arnold Lakey, Chair, Bill Davis, Kelly Vannoy, and Josh Roten. The Finance Committee is comprised of Ricky Brown, Chair, Keith Elmore, Josh Roten, and Larry Stone. The Personnel Committee is comprised of Bert Hall, Chair, Susan Murphy, Kim Walker, and Jay Vannoy. The Program and Planning Committee is comprised of Dr. Pam Scott, Chair, Evan Handy, Connie Cox, and Dr. Erwin. The Investment Committee is comprised o