Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman received a favorable evaluation from his Board of Trustees, with words of praise from board chairman Mike Johnson.
The board held its June business meeting Tuesday, which included 35 minutes in executive session to discuss personnel. Dr. Heilman joined the board for the final minutes of that meeting.
“We have done Dr. Heilman’s yearly review,” Johnson said when the open meeting resumed. “We’re very pleased with the job he continues to do for this organization.”
Johnson noted that Barton has challenges that are not common to all community colleges; it offers courses to military personnel and at correctional facilities, which add to the heavy workload of the top administrator. The continued growth in enrollment shows that things are being done right, he suggested.
“I know it’s unanimous from all of us that we appreciate the job he does for this institution,” Johnson said.
In other business, the board accepted the low bids for general athletic insurance ($53,150) and for catastrophic insurance ($8,122) for the upcoming academic year. The low bidder was Dissenger Reed for a total of $61,272.
The board also renewed property, casualty, workers compensation and other insurance proposals. Conrade Insurance Group is the broker for the renewal. The total for 2016-2017 is $270,476, compared to $285,702 in 2010-2011.
Information from Dean of Administration Mark Dean noted that the college currently is insured by Midwest Higher Education Compact. “A number of other community colleges have also joined this program which enables us all to share in the benefit of being in a large pool with the other colleges,” Dean reported.