At the April 8 Board of Trustees meeting, the board adopted a resolution in support of four classified employees on the occasion of their 15 years of employment with the college. The Board also approved the name for the student campus housing project and received presentations on the State of the College, Guided Pathways, planning efforts for summer and fall, and more.
There is a silver lining to the challenges we faced in 2020. Our response clearly affirmed that our system is full of bold and compassionate leaders who do whatever it takes to put students first. In the wake of a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic and a national uprising for racial justice, we took action commensurate with the urgency of the moment. Our faculty and staff helped lead the COVID-19 recovery and responded to the needs of our surrounding communities during an unimaginable crisis.
At the March 11 Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved an agreement with Development Cubed Software, Inc. (AKA Marching Order) for a Hybrid Commencement Ceremony in May 2021. The Board also approved an agreement with Kutak Rock LLP to prepare ground lease, coordination agreement and other legal documents necessary to begin construction of the Campus Housing project in fall 2021.
At the February 11 Board of Trustees meeting, the board approved a contract with the County of Napa to provide support for redistricting of trustee areas as required by law following the census. The Board also approved the 2021-2022 legislative priorities and the nonresident tuition fee and approved BP 4020 and BP 4029.
At the January 14 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board unanimously approved a resolution authorizing lease of certain real property located on the Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus to the City of St. Helena for municipal purposes. Board chair Jennifer Baker appointed board members to committees and college foundations and Napa Valley College Foundation executive director Jessica Thomason provided an update on foundation activities.