UTAH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION
SYSTEM OFFICE, TWO GATEWAY, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
VIRTUAL MEETING, ZOOM
Friday, August 21, 2020
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Harris H. Simmons, Chair
Aaron Osmond, Vice Chair
Nina R. Barnes, Vice Chair
Wilford W. Clyde
Jesselie B. Anderson
Jera L. Bailey
Stacey K. Bettridge
Arthur E. Newell
Alan E. Hall
Office of the Commissioner
Dave R. Woolstenhulme, Commissioner of Higher Education
Rich Amon, Chief Financial Officer
Geoffrey Landward, Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel
Jessica Gilmore, Associate Commissioner of Workforce Development
Malissa Jones, Office Manager
Institutional Presidents Present
Chad Campbell, Bridgerland Technical College
Richard B. Williams, Dixie State University
Clay Christensen, Mountainland Technical College
Deneece G. Huftalin, Salt Lake Community College
Scott L. Wyatt, Southern Utah University
Paul Hacking, Tooele Technical College
Ruth V. Watkins, University of Utah
Astrid S. Tuminez, Utah Valley University
Darin Brush, Davis Technical College
Kelle Stephens, Dixie Technical College
Jim Taggart, Ogden-Weber Technical College
Brad J. Cook, Snow College
Brennan Wood, Southwest Technical College
Aaron Weight, Uintah Basin Technical College
Noelle Cockett, Utah State University
Brad L. Mortensen, Weber State University
Chair Simmons called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.
Committee of the Whole
Oath of Office
Justice John Pearce, Utah Supreme Court administered the oath of office for the Utah Board of Higher Education members.
Board Member Introductions
Board members briefly introduce themselves.
Distinguished Guests Remarks
Remarks provided by Speaker Brad Wilson, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox and Senate President Stuart Adams.
Resolution of Appreciation (TAB E)
Board member Church read a resolution honoring David Feitz. Board member Church made a motion approve the resolution; Board member Clyde seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Institutional updates were provided by President Christensen, Mountainland Technical College and President Tuminez, Utah Valley University.
Board Training (TAB F-J)
Geoff Landward provided Board members training on the following items:
- Board of Higher Education Statutory Responsibilities (TAB F)
- Institutional Roles and Mission (TAB G)
Board member Jones made a motion to adopt the institutional missions and roles; Board member Church seconded the motion and the motion passed.
- Delegated Duties and Responsibilities (TAB H)
Board member Church made a motion to adopt the delegated duties and responsibilities; Board member Maggelet seconded the motion and the motion passed.
- Board Workflow (TAB I)
- Board Policy-making Process
- Committee Responsibilities (TAB J)
- Ethics Act
- Bridge Training
Equity Resolution (TAB K)
Chair Simmons discussed the resolution with the Board. Board member Barns made a motion approve the resolution; Board member Shawn Newell seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Learn and Work Program (TAB L)
Jessica Gilmore provided updated information on the Learn & Work Program. This was a discussion item only; no action was taken.
2021-2022 Budget Process Guidelines (TAB B)
Board member Church made a motion to approve the general Budget Guidelines and budget framework for the Utah System of Higher Education operating and capital budget requests for fiscal year 2021-2022; Board member Clyde seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Dixie State University – Series 2020 Revenue Bonds (TAB A)
Board member Clyde made the motion to approve the proposed Authorizing Resolution to issue General Revenue bonds for the Dixie State University Greater Zion Stadium; Board member Arthur Newell seconded the motion and the motion passed.
General Consent Calendar (TAB M)
On a motion by Board member Angus and seconded by Board member Jones the following items were approved on the Regents’ General Consent Calendar
- Minutes – Minutes of the Board meeting July 1, 2020
- R120, Board of Higher Education Bylaws
- Dixie State University – Series 2020 Revenue Bonds
- USHE – 2021-2022 Budget Process Guidelines
- USHE – 2020-21 Performance Funding Allocations
- USHE – Student Loan Revenue Bond Adjustment
- Academic and Student Affairs Items
- Finance and Facilities Items Grant Proposals
Spencer Jenkins introduced the COVID-19 institution updates topic. President Christensen, Mountainland Technical College and President Watkins, University of Utah presented information on the institution’s plan for the Fall semester. Robert Wagner, Utah State University provided an online course demo for the Board. This was a discussion item only; no action was taken.
UHEAA and my529 Update
Board member Church gave a short update on the UHEAA Board and the my529 program. This was an information item only; no action was taken.
Transfer Council Update
Vice Chair Barns provided an update to Board members about the work being done on the Transfer Council. This was an information item only; no action was taken.
On a motion by Board member Data and seconded by Board member Barns, the meeting was closed.
The meeting adjourned at 4:03 p.m.
Date Approved: October 30, 2020