CCC Board of Trustees holds first meeting under Clark
The Coahoma Community College Board of Trustees held its first meeting this week under the direction of its new Chairman, Mr. Donald Clark. Clark replaced former Chairman Mr. Johnny McGlown and the Rev. Dennis Hawkins is now the board’s vice chairman taking over that spot from Clark.
One hundred percent of the board was in attendance for Clark’s first meeting and the trustees spent a good portion of the morning asking questions and receiving answers in reference to the college’s monthly expenditures.
The board also welcomed Dean of Student Affairs and Support Services LaShasa Griffin to the meeting who presented an update on this year’s 8th Annual Morgan Freeman Scholarship Golf Tournament. Griffin, who also serves as the golf committee’s chairman, told the board that CCC expects to have 32 teams at this year’s event, four more than last year.
The trustees were also presented detailed reports from CCC President and Coahoma Agricultural High School Superintendent Dr. Valmadge Towner. The reports included information about high school test scores, the academic status of students, the possible removal of surplus property from the school’s campus and updates on construction projects.
Towner showed the board photos of some recent upgrades to the campus that included a new Laundromat for CCC students, repairs to the flooring in the Zee A. Barron Student Union and upgrades to Curry Hall that have widened the entrance ways and make them ADA compliant.
There was also a brief presentation on the possibility of turning one of the current faculty housing buildings from a duplex, into a triplex to accommodate more faculty members wishing to live on campus.
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for Oct. 14.