DATE:   November 8, 2000

TO: Board of Regents

 FROM: Rick Gray, Interim Dean/CEO, Helena College of Technology

 RE: Campus Report for the November 16-17, 2000 Board of Regents' Meeting

  • 711 FTE are registered for Fall 2000, which is an increase of 4.2% over last fall's enrollment.
  • Ted Plaggemeyer was appointed to the Interim Associate Dean position for a two-year contract. Ted is a veteran faculty member from the Computer Technology Program and has served as the Business Department Chair and Community Education Director for HCT.
  • CHE auditors are reviewing the Perkins Grant objectives and financial reports from last year. Preliminary reports are positive.
  • Three legislative candidates visited the Helena campus in October. Although they generally supported the College, they appreciated the opportunity to learn more about HCT students and programs.
  • The Fire and Rescue Program supported the firefighting efforts in Montana with most of its students on the fire line along with the instructor, who became a Safety Officer for the Type I fire management teams. The HCT fire truck also saw lots of action. Many of the students took advantage of the Commissioner's response to the state emergency of allowing students late enrollment without punishment.
  • The Associate of Applied Science Degree for Correctional Officers was implemented in September in Deer Lodge for Montana State Prison employees. The Department of Corrections has made this program a major initiative for the agency.