Meetings watch: ENMU Board of Regents

The following took place at the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting Friday:

• ENMU President Steve Gamble said in a report that the administration is preparing for the next 2014 general obligation bond. He is hoping to get salary increases for school faculty and staff.

Gamble also said during the presentation that construction in the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts building should be complete by December and classes will resume there in mid-January.

Gamble told the board that ENMU’s Vice President of University Relations and Enrollment Services Ronnie Birdsong will be retiring in October 2014.

• The board approved medical assisting fees, phlebotomy fees and OSHA testing fees for ENMU Roswell.

Betty Patton, interim vice president for academic affairs at ENMU Roswell, said the testing fees are from a third party and that fees need to be approved or the programs and test cannot be in the course catalogue.

The medical assisting fees amount to $272, phlebotomy fees to $252 and for the OSHA testing, there is a fee of $5 per class for SET 114 as well as a $5 processing fee for all 10- and 30-hour general industry and construction cards issued by authorized trainings.

• The board approved a Public Media Code of Integrity so it can be applied to the KENW-TV and the school’s radio station.

• The board denied the grievance claims of former academic dean of the College of Education Jerry Harmon regarding his termination as dean on May 3, 2012. Harmon was demoted to a professor of education in curriculum and instruction after his termination as dean.

— Compiled by CMI senior writer Christina Calloway