Two new regents took the oath of office for the Alvin Community College Board of Regents during a meeting on May 17.
Michael Hoover and Yvette Reyes-Hall joined incumbent Dr. Patty Hertenberger during the ceremony.
Hoover and Reyes-Hall joined the board replacing previous board members Roger Stuksa and Andy Tacquard respectively. Hoover beat challenger David Pickren for the Position 9 seat while Hertenberger and Reyes-Hall ran unopposed for positions 7 and 8 respectively.
The regents voted unanimously for the board officers to remain intact with ‘Bel Sanchez remaining as chair, Jody Droege as vice chair and Hertenberger as Secretary.
The meeting was the last for Stuksa who is leaving the board after serving one term. Regent Tacquard resigned from the board in February. Former regent Mike Pyburn took Tacquard’s place on the board for the past three months.
Tacquard was elected to the board in 2016 after previously serving 30 years as police chief at ACC. He and several members of his family are ACC alums.
“This place has been part of my life for quite a few years,” Tacquard said. “You don’t know how special it is and it has done so many things for my family. It launched my career in law enforcement.”
Stuksa joined the board in 2016 after serving on Alvin City Council.
“I always believed in trying to support the community,” Stuksa said. “The six years that I spent here at the college have not only been knowledgeable for me but it’s been quite a challenge and I’ve enjoyed every bit of it.”
In other action, regents unanimously approved a motion to reduce the costs for Alvin ISD Dual Enrollment students taking courses on the ACC campus. The adjustment will save students approximately $200 for a three-hour course.
The new rate will take effect in Fall 2022.
-approved a remote work policy for employees
-approved a marketing direct mail publication
-heard report on the Strategic Plan development
-heard report on updates to construction
-approved hiring new personnel for Child Development teacher, telecommunicator, counselor and Registrar
-approved hiring instructors for Culinary Arts, Emergency Medical Services and Associate Degree Nursing
-approved employee contracts for 2022-23
-approved adjustment for Lab School fees
-approved sale of resale trust property
-approved monthly financial reports
The board will have its next meeting on June 23 at 6 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center.