by Paul Bailey
In order to smooth the transfer path for students planning to go on to a bachelor’s degree, the Paris Junior College Board of Regents made a few additions to the core curriculum. The State of Texas approves a basic core curriculum and 42 hours of any of those classes are guaranteed to transfer to any public university in the state. From that core, colleges select which classes to offer. The regents added some math, science, social science, and literature courses needed largely for transferring education and engineering majors.
In other business, the Regents:
- Approved the audit engagement letter to retain McClanahan Holmes for the annual audit of Paris Junior College and the PJC Memorial Foundation.
- Accepted Texas Association of School Board’s Local Policy Update 34 to the governing policies of the college. Normally there is only one update per year, but a second was received reflecting additional changes from PJC’s accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
- Approved the sale of property tax written off tax roles.
- Set the budget workshop for Tuesday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m.
- Received the report that an Open House for Health Occupations has been set for July 26 from 4-6 p.m. in the Workforce Training Center.
- Approved the employment of Dr. Gregory Ferenchak as Dean of Health Occupations effective Aug. 1, Stanton Gartin as Vice President of Academic Studies effective July 1, Madison Martin as Student Recruiter / Academic Advisor effective May 21, Rosalyn Tindel as Instructor and Women’s Basketball Coach, effectie June 1, and Evan Camperell as Soccer Coach, effective June 25.
The board also accepted the resignation of Talent Search Advisor Lydia Carrascosa effective May 16, Student Activities Coordinator Leanna Swart effective May 25, and Human Resources Director Paula White effective May 31; and the retirement of Payroll and Benefits Coordinator Sharon Wood effective Sept. 30.