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Galveston College Board of Regents
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to reappoint Board Chair Raymond Lewis, Jr. as delegate and Regent Carl Kelly as alternate to the Community College Association of Texas Trustees.

Lewis currently serves as chair of the organization.

The board voted unanimously to reject a bid and re-advertise for bids for the construction of the new Abe & Annie Seibel Hall student housing project.

The college had received a single bid from J. T. Vaughn Construction, LLC, for a total cost of $5,845,000.

The board voted unanimously to award a contract to Brown Food Service for beverage vending services. Brown submitted a proposal of a 20 percent commission on sales, and to provide $1,000 per year in sponsorship or scholarships, provide donations during special events.

The board voted unanimously to approve instructional agreements for dual credit/early admissions enrollment classes for the 2018-2019 academic year with Hamshire-Fannett Independent School District, High Island Independent School District, O'Connell College Preparatory School and Odyssey Academy.

The board voted unanimously to approve an addendum and instructional agreement for dual credit/early admissions enrollment classes for the Galveston Independent School District for 2018-2019.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Regent Carroll Sunseri was absent. Agenda

During the meeting, Vice President for Student Services Ron Crumedy provided information regarding the upcoming graduating class, noting growth in graduates and awards.

The college will host a graduating class of 566 this year, compared to 490 in 2017, with 652 degrees awarded, compared to 552 in 2017.

The graduating class includes 101 African American students, compared to 67 last year, and 210 Hispanic students versus 182 last year. The class has 232 male students, and 334 female students.

Graduation ceremonies will take place on Friday at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

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