LINCOLN – The Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State College System hosted its meeting via LifeSize, a video conferencing system, in Lincoln Sept. 15. Administrators and Board members also joined the videoconference at Chadron State College, Peru State College, and Wayne State College.
The Board of Trustees approved several items for the state colleges, in addition to reviewing items for consent and discussion.
Among the items approved was the naming of Chadron State College’s planetarium in the Math Science building. The planetarium will now be known as the Dr. Lois Veath Planetarium. Veath, who contributed substantial gifts and services to the college, worked at CSC for 31 years. She was a member of the science faculty before becoming Dean of the former School of Arts and Science. She was the college’s Vice President of Academic Affairs for seven years prior to her retirement in 2012.
Other approved items include CSC’s Study Abroad program to London and the addition of a supplemental endorsement in Health Sciences (6-12) to the Bachelor of Science in Education in Family and Consumer Sciences Degree.
Additionally, the Board approved revisions to policies 4160, 4170, 4180, 2020, and 2550.
Grant applications and awards were approved. They are $2,000 to the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society for Prairie Restoration Methods for Cool Season Grass Infested Rangelands, and $29,000 to the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska for Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
The meeting concluded with reports from Chancellor Stan Carpenter and each college president. President Randy Rhine’s report focused on how CSC students distinguish themselves in the classroom and through extracurricular activities.
The NSCS Board of Trustees’ next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 16-17.
—CSC College Relations