Comments from COD Employees and Students
Glenn Hansen, Faculty Association President, honored the service of the outgoing vice president of the association, Robert Hazard, and welcomed the new vice president, Richard Jarman. He also congratulated the COD Fraternal Order of Police on their successful contract extension. He also asked that the BOT do more to take its work to the community, including streaming the meetings, and publicizing extra meetings such as the Board Retreat held in December.
Richard Jarman, Faculty Association Vice President, acknowledged the LEED awards/certifications to new buildings and renovations on campus. Jarman suggested that the college could go further, especially by using renewable energy sources generated locally, as the time approaches when these options are becoming economically feasible. COD should be a leader, not a follower, in this important field, by establishing projects in sustainable energy. There are sources of funding for such projects.
Michael Bass, COD Student, represented the Entrepreneurship Club. Three initiatives: a “head start” program in the high schools for entrepreneurship; COD Business Connect to create specific student discounts with local businesses; the third ran out of time….
Sam Ortega Rivera, COD Student, represented the Student Leadership Council and described several recent leadership development projects and programs, as well as volunteering at a food pantry.