SSC Board of Regents Convenes for October Meeting

The Seminole State College Board of Regents met Oct. 22 to review the College’s annual external audit report and approve the 2020-2021 academic calendar.

The meeting opened with a review of the College’s recent expenditures by Interim Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Courtney Jones. Then SSC President Lana Reynolds presented her President’s Report, which included an update on the College’s COVID-19 response, personnel changes and information about campus activities.

One action item was approved by the Board. The Board approved the 2020 fiscal year external audit conducted by the Finley & Cook, Certified Public Accountants of Shawnee. The audit focused on College operations from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Prior to the meeting, the report was presented to the Board Audit Committee, composed of Chair Curtis Morgan and Regents Kim Hyden and Ray McQuiston. Dan Bledsoe, a partner with Finley & Cook, provided a summary at the meeting. The accounting firm communicated that they found no significant deficiencies or material weaknesses. They issued an unqualified — or clean — audit.

Man speaks to board meeting attendees.
Dan Bledsoe, a partner at Finley & Cook, Certified Public Accountants of Shawnee, informs the SSC Board of Regions of the College’s clean audit at their meeting on Oct. 22.

Under the consent agenda, the Board approved the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar and the Annual Report of Student Assessment Activity. The Board then reviewed the Associate in Science in Health, Physical Education and Recreation program, and approved a request to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for the online delivery of the Associate in Science in Criminal Justice.

Board members present at the meeting were: Curtis Morgan, Bryan Cain, Marci Donaho, Kim Hyden, Ray McQuiston and Ryan Pitts.

The next SSC Board of Regents meeting is set for Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020.