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S_ED_2017A 03/09/2017 01:30 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 03/09/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:35 PM to 02:04 PM
Gardner
X
Merrifield
X
Place: SCR 352
Neville T.
X
Todd
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Zenzinger
X
Senator Hill
Priola
X
Hill
X
This Report was prepared by
Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Conf 17-Fort Lewis College — Board Of Trustees For

Conf 17-Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees

HB17-1180
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





01:37 PM -- Confirmation of Fort Lewis College — Board Of Trustees For



Senator Hill, chair, called the meeting to order. He invited Dick Kaufman, board of trustee for Fort Lewis College, to come to the table to introduce the appointee to the board, Dianna Pacheco-Van Vorhees. Copies of the Governor's appointment letter and the appointee's application and resume were distributed to the committee (Attachment A). Ms. Pacheco-Van Vorhees told the committee about her personal and professional background, and about why she would like to be appointed to the board. Ms. Pacheco-Van Vorhees answered questions from the committee.



17SenateEd0309AttachA.pdf17SenateEd0309AttachA.pdf




































BILL: Conf 17-Fort Lewis College — Board Of Trustees For
TIME: 01:44:53 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Dianne Pacheco-Van Vorhees to the Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







































































01:44 PM -- Confirmation of Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees



Senator Hill invited Greg Salsbury, President of Western State Colorado University, to come to the table to introduce the appointee and reappointee to the board of trustees: Keith Kennedy and Nancy Chisholm. Copies of the Governor's appointment letter and the appointees' applications and resumes were distributed to the committee (Attachment B). Ms. Chisholm talked about her personal background and some of the school's recent changes and successes. Mr. Kennedy talked about his personal and professional background, his history with the school, and why he would like to be appointed to the board. The appointee and reappointee answered questions from the committee.



17SenateEd0309AttachB.pdf17SenateEd0309AttachB.pdf

BILL: Conf 17-Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees
TIME: 01:50:14 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Keith Kennedy and the reappointment of Nancy Chisholm to the Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









































01:51 PM -- HB17-1180



Senators Neville and Kerr, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 17-180 which concerns requirements for the tuition assistance program for students enrolled in career and technical education certificate programs. The co-sponsors explained the bill and answered questions from the committee.



The following person testified on the bill:



01:58 PM --
Kachina Weaver, Legislative Liaison, Department of Higher Education, came to the table to testify in support of the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment C).



17SenateEd0309AttachC.pdf17SenateEd0309AttachC.pdf



02:00 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony. The bill's co-sponsors gave closing comments to the bill.

BILL: HB17-1180
TIME: 02:00:58 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1180 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Priola
Yes
Hill
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:04 PM



The committee adjourned.


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