Meeting Materials

Executive Summary - June 11, 2021

The KCTCS Board of Regents Meeting for June 11, 2021, was held at the System Office in Versailles, KY.

Meeting Highlights

The KCTCS Board of Regents approve a $0.00 per student credit hour (SCH) tuition increase for 2021-22 for in-state students; keeping the tuition rates the same as they were in 2020-21. This action is allowed within CPE’s tuition rate structure at Kentucky’s public postsecondary education institutions for 2021-22. The result will be the following 2021-22 per credit hour tuition rates for KCTCS colleges (the same as the 2020-21 rates):

  • In-State Students: $179
  • Out of State Students:
    • From Contiguous Counties: $358
    • Other Out-of-State Students: $627

The KCTCS Board of Regents adopted the 2021-22 budget, which directs the use of financial resources available to KCTCS to help achieve the mission and vision of KCTCS. This budget places emphasis and the highest priority on students and the effective and efficient use of available resources. The proposed budget and its provisions will be effective for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022.

The KCTCS Board of Regents approved a one-time payment of $2,000.00 or 2 percent (whichever amount is greater) for each regular, full-time employee who earns at least the “Fully Met Job Requirements (M)” rating in the 2020-21 KCTCS performance evaluation process. The KCTCS President shall have authority to determine how and when the one-time payment is implemented. As part of its approval, the Board directed that by March 2022, a feasibility study shall be conducted to determine whether a recurring salary increase in 2022-23 for all employees can be provided.

The KCTCS Board of Regents requested more information before approving the 2021-22 KCTCS Salary Schedule, which includes annual salary ranges for regular full-time faculty and staff. The proposed 2021-22 KCTCS Salary Schedule had been designed with consideration of available resources, best practices, and market conditions and allowed for the market and maximum pay bands to be adjusted upward by 10 percent. The Board requested more data before voting to approve; specifically, staff will be bringing back information to the September meeting about the feasibility of adjusting the minimum salary pay band and the hiring practices of the Colleges.

The KCTCS Board of Regents is mandated to meet quarterly. Regular meetings for 2022 were approved the following dates:

  • March 24-25, 2022
  • June 9-10, 2022
  • September 15-16, 2022
  • December 1-2, 2022

Approved a renewed mission statement for Jefferson Community and Technical College.

The new programs approved by the KCTCS Board of Regents respond to local needs surveys in the college’s community.

  • AAS in Cybersecurity for Big Sandy Community & Technical College
  • AAS in Cybersecurity for Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Pursuant to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Comprehensive Standard, 4.2.g, the KCTCS Board of Regents is expected to define and regularly evaluate its responsibilities and expectations. The Board conducts an annual Board evaluation to meet this requirement and discussed the anonymous results in its Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Accountability Committee meeting (a committee of the whole). The Board of Regents discussed opportunities for improved performance and practices and the results will be taken under advisement by the new Chair.

The Board of Regents elected the following officers to serve a one-year term for 2021-22:

  • Chair - Ms. Lisa Desmarais
  • Vice Chair - Mr. James Lee Stevens
  • Secretary - Dr. Wendy Fletcher

Ratified 37 new credit certificate programs

Each certificate is applicable towards at least one degree program and is designed to be responsive to education and workforce needs in Kentucky, providing greater student access to quality programs. New certificate programs were ratified for Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Gateway Community and Technical College, Henderson Community College, Hopkinsville Community College, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Madisonville Community College, Maysville Community and Technical College, Somerset Community College, Southcentral Community and Technical College.

Approved KCTCS colleges’ candidates for credentials

For the period of January 9, 2021, through April 9, 2021, there were 14,800 credential requests, including 9,713 certificates; 829 diplomas; and, 5,420 associate degrees. Credentials are awarded to students upon certification that requirements for the credentials have been satisfactorily completed.

Ratified personnel actions

The KCTCS Board of Regents received a personnel report that included individual and summary personnel actions, some of which were academic and administrative appointments, reappointments, terminal reappointments, retirements, resignations, and non-renewal of appointments.

The contract of Dr. Paul Czarapata, KCTCS’s 3rd President, was also ratified by the Board of Regents.

Other Highlights

Chair's Report

Highlights reported by KCTCS Board of Regents Chair Gail Henson to the Board of Regents included Resolutions of Appreciation for the following Board members with expiring terms:

  • Kara McFayden, Student Regent
  • Ntambidila Gbili, Student Regent
  • James Lee Stevens, Appointed Regent

KCTCS President's Report

KCTCS President Czarapata provided a report including updates on Fall enrollment outlook, legislative meetings, and marketing efforts.

Received Updates/Reports on the Following items:

  • Administrative Services
  • Student Services

Next Meeting

September 16-17, 2021

The KCTCS Board of Regents will conduct its next regularly scheduled meeting at the KCTCS System Office in Versailles.