1 *Proposed New AHEC Campus* Director s Annual Report
2 PROPOSED HEALTH AND SCIENCE BUILDING PROPOSED ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER
3 Director s Annual Report
4 FINAL MASTER PLAN OF PROPOSED CAMPUS N
5 and enrollment continues to increase, AHEC and its college and university partners, MSC, ECU, and SOSU, have done more with less. For example, the full-time staff level at AHEC is the same in 2011 as it was ten years ago and with half-again as many students! Additionally, our institutional partners have added faculty to accommodate more course sections and new courses to the AHEC schedule with less state funding available to them. Plans for the facilities for the fi rst phase of the new campus were fi nalized this year. There will be over 120,000 square feet that includes a Science and Health building and an Academic and Administrative Center. The Science and Health building will house the Bachelor of Nursing program and all science programs offered at AHEC. The facility will have four science labs, two nursing clinical skills labs, numerous classrooms and many equipped with ITV technology, and faculty and administrative offi ces. The Academic and Administrative Center is designed to provide a centralized area for all student enrollment and support services, numerous classrooms, bookstore, café, library, conference rooms, and faculty and administrative offices. The City of Ardmore has provided a beautiful and accessible setting for the campus on 30 acres adjacent to Regional Park and not far from I-35. Our architects, Miles Associates, are scheduled to complete construction documents for the facilities in this fi rst phase in early 2012, making the new campus a shovel-ready project! The Measure of Our Success There are many measures an organization can use to assess its success fi nancial, productivity, quality control. The best measure of an organization s success, however, is the degree to which it accomplishes its mission. Hopefully, this report will give you the opportunity to analyze how well we have met this measure of our success for The past year has been fi lled with planning for the future. We formalized designs and plans for a new campus and legislation was introduced to make AHEC a university branch campus. Meanwhile, we continue to have record enrollments. During AHEC offered over 900 college courses to over 4,200 students during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. AHEC enrollment has increased by 38% since I became CEO in 2004 and by 56% over the last ten years! AHEC continues to be a great value for the citizens of southern Oklahoma. While state appropriations continue to decrease During the 2011 legislative session our legislators introduced a bill to transition AHEC to a branch campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The legislation received overwhelming support in the House and Senate but was vetoed by the Governor. Our legislators plan to address the Governor s concerns during an interim study of the branch campus proposal and possibly re-introduce the branch campus legislation during the 2012 session. Despite less state funding, AHEC remains fi nancially sound. The demand for college courses remains high and AHEC is still a bargain for completing a college degree. While we have made many substantive steps towards the realization of a college campus in Ardmore, our mission and primary indicator for success is that more people are provided more opportunities for accessing higher education in our community. During , the AHEC Board of Trustees, staff, and our institutional partners, have together endeavored to make AHEC successful in this mission. Sincerely, Steven C. Mills, Ph.D. Director/CEO
6 Financial Summary & Analysis The General Operating Fund budget for projected revenues slightly over $1.5 million. With decreased appropriations from the state, over half (53%) of operating revenues were provided by tuition and fees and state appropriations through the Oklahoma State Regents accounted for less than half (47%) of revenues. Operating expenditures accounted for 46% of General Fund expenditures, an increase of about 15% from the previous year due to increased operating costs and an initiative to supplement the salaries of full-time faculty at AHEC. Personnel expenses accounted for 54% of the expenditures, which was an increase of a little over 1% from the previous year. At the end of the fi scal year, $200,000 was transferred from the General Operating Fund to the Capital Outlay Fund, leaving cash reserves of $392,095 in the General Operating Fund and a balance of $1.45 million in the Capital Outlay Fund. During AHEC used $700,000 in capital bond funds to pay for architectural services for the design and development of the new campus. Financial Financial Summary and and Analysis Analysis Revenues State Funds (50%) $705,025 47% Tuition, Fees, and Other (50%) $803,172 53% TOTAL $1,508, % Expenses Personnel (57%) $807,388 54% Operating Expenses (44%) $697,800 46% TOTAL $1,505, % Tuition, Fees, Other (53%) $705,025 Sources of Funds Uses of Funds State Funding (47%) $803,172 Operations (46%) $697,800 Personnel (54%) $807,388
7 Foundation Scholarships SOHEF SCHOLARSHIPS The Southern Oklahoma Higher Education Foundation was established in 2006 as the supporting foundation for the Ardmore Higher Education Center or any succeeding institution. The Foundation was established to fund and administer scholarships for AHEC students and to provide a funding mechanism for future capital campaigns to construct new campus facilities. In all, 37 scholarships averaging $771 were awarded during the fall and spring semesters of to AHEC students from scholarship grants received from local foundations and the AHEC Foundation: Awarded Ada Mae Smith Scholarships $ 4, Barr and McCrory Scholarships $21, Henry Bridge Scholarship $ 2, Total $28, Ada Mae Smith Scholarship The Ada Mae Smith Scholarship Fund is an endowment managed by the Southern Oklahoma Higher Education Foundation. It provides scholarships to assist with the costs of college for African-American students residing in Carter County, Oklahoma, who enroll as students at the Ardmore Higher Education Center. During scholarships were awarded to seven students in the amount of $700 each. Barr and McCrory Scholarships The Barr/McCrory Scholarship and Bridge scholarship programs receive funding from local foundations (Charles Barr Trust, McCrory Foundation, Henry Bridge Foundation) to provide scholarships to assist with the costs of college for students residing in Carter County, Oklahoma, who enroll as students at the Ardmore Higher Education Center. During Barr/McCrory scholarships were awarded to twentyeight students with an average award amount of $773 and Henry Bridge scholarships were awarded to two students with an average award amount of $1000. Annual Fund Campaign During the fi scal year the Foundation Board of Directors established an annual fund and started a campaign called the 40/60 Scholarship Program. The 40/60 Scholarship Program will build a scholarship fund that provides a perpetual source of funding for deserving high school students or working adults in southern Oklahoma who want to go to college at AHEC and do not receive full funding for tuition and books from other sources. Forty percent (40%) of all gifts to the program are used to address current scholarship needs and sixty percent (60%) are placed in an endowment for student scholarships. The fi scal year was the Foundation s fourth full year of operation. During this year the Foundation received and distributed scholarship funds, invested monies, and provided fi nancial support to AHEC. The following fi nancial reports indicate the Foundation s fi nancial position as of June 30, 2011: Southern Oklahoma Higher Education Foundation Statement of Activities for Year Ended June 30, 2011 REVENUE Foundation and Trust Grants $76, Public Support and Fundraisers $6, Interest and Other Income $ Total Revenue $83, EXPENSES Scholarships $83, Operations $1, Program Expenses (AHEC) $2, Total Expenses $86, Net Income ($2,816.45) Southern Oklahoma Higher Education Foundation Statement of Financial Position as of June 30, 2011 ASSETS Cash and Short Term Investments $207, Total Assets $207, LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Opening Balance Equity $21, Unrestricted Net Assets $188, Net Income, June 30, 2010 ($2,816.45) Total Liabilities and Equity $207,348.56
8 Head Count AHEC Enrollment up 56% Enrollment Total Enrollment Fall 2010 Spring
9 Degree Programs Associate in Science: Business, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, General Studies, Psychology, Sociology Associate in Arts: Child Development, English/Language Arts, History, Pre-Law Associate in Applied Science: Business Management, Child Development, Computer Information Systems Bachelor Degrees: Criminal Justice, General Studies, Human Services Counseling, Nursing (RN-BSN), Nursing (BSN) Master Degrees: Education, Human Resources, Psychological Services Certificate Programs: Library Media Specialist, School Psychologist, School Psychometrist Bachelor Degrees: Elementary Education, Business Management, General Studies Master Degrees: Business Administration Associate in Science: Alcohol and Substance Abuse
10 AHEC Library The Mary Jane Hamilton Library provides a wide range of material and services. It has four full-time staff members. The collection contains over 16,000 volumes. Many reference materials, periodicals, databases, tutorials and study guides are accessible online via the AHEC website. The lab contains 12 computers and 3 printers. Students can also take advantage of free interlibrary loans. Board member Mark Cunningham, Rep. Pat Ownby, Director Steve Mills, Senator Frank Simpson and Asst. Attorney General Grant Moak, enjoying AHEC Library hospitality. New Library Director Michele Frasier-Robinson
11 AHEC Provides Student Support Deborah Godwin, SE and Kirk Rushing, ECU offer financial aid assistance at the Educational Opportunity Center at AHEC. MSC Student Support Services Coordinator, Ronda Pickens supports the retention and graduation rate of our students. Rhonda Mize, Choctaw Nation Career Development Program provides a comprehensive array of career guidance services. Steve Merlyn- new AHEC part-time Program Coordinator Murray State College English tutor Rick Cramer giving advice to students.
12 Student Organizations at AHEC Tribal (Today s Role in Becoming America s Leaders) is Murray State College s Native American student association. It is open to all students interested in learning and educating about Native American culture. Phi Beta Lamda. Phi Beta Lamda is a national student organization for students interested in becoming more successful in the business world. Phi Theta Kappa Officers. The purpose of PTK is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. Pictured are: Lamanda Humphrey, President, Jamie Blankenship Vice-President of Service and Bianca Sanchez,Vice-President of Leadership. Veterans Group. Newly formed MSC Student Veterans Association plants a tree in honor of Veterans Day.
13 Continuing Education Senior University During the Continuing Education program at AHEC, including Senior University and Kids To Kollege, provided over 7,500 contact hours of programming that included 90 courses and events that were attended by over 1,800 participants. Senior University Tour of Main Street businesses Senior University Holiday Happening Christmas Luncheon Kids to Kollege Kids to Kollege Drama Production Kids to Kollege Baking Project 2011 Oklahoma Women s Hall of Fame Helen Thompson is involved in everything from politics to community affairs, and from the arts to advocating for water rights for southern Oklahoma. She received a bachelor s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a master s degree in Counseling from East Central State University. A career focused on the welfare of children, domestic violence and abuse prevention, and sheltering those who are forced to leave their homes, she has strived tirelessly to improve the quality of life for people of all ages in Oklahoma. Ms. Thompson was a founder and officer of the Family Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence (Ardmore) and has also been a trustee and officer of the Children s Shelter,YWCA, and the Greater Southwest Historical Museum. She served as the executive director of the C/ SARA Foundation, an Ardmore non-profit that trains adults in schools to assist students in dealing with tragedies. In 2006, Ms. Thompson was approached by the Ardmore Higher Education Center to join its team in creating what is now known as Senior University. The program subsequently received national recognition by the Association for Continuing Higher Education as an Adult Model Program.
14 Activities & Events
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16 East Central University School of Nursing at AHEC 2011 Graduates with Dr. Peggy Hart Miller The Baccalaureate in Science with a major in Nursing is designed to prepare students to work in the health care fi eld as a registered professional nurse. The program is designed to be completed in four years. The graduate is qualifi ed to pursue advanced degrees in nursing as desired. Since its fi rst graduating class in 2010, ECU at AHEC has successfully graduated 16 nurses. These nurses passed the National Certifi cation and Licensing Exam and are practicing registered nurses. A major purpose of the nursing program is to keep baccalaureate level nurses in Ardmore and the surrounding area. This purpose is being fulfi lled. Ninety-four percent of the fi rst two classes are employed in the area. Thirteen are employed at Mercy Memorial Health Center and two are employed in Duncan. Nine more seniors are expected to complete the program in May, These graduates are local residents and are expected to continue living and working in this area. also employs four nurse experts to assist in teaching the clinical portions of the required courses. These nurses are employed as full time practitioners in the Ardmore area and bring a wealth of experience to enrich the student s acquisition of clinical skills. The program operates from a facility provided by MMHC at 617 W. Broadway. In addition, MMHC has added a laboratory facility in the former intensive care unit of the old hospital. Twenty-four students will be accepted for the 2012 cohort year.
17 Resident Faculty Kathy Bowen, M.Ed Murray State College Instructor and Business Management Program Chair BA, M.Ed, Business Education Peggy S. Hart Miller, PhD, RN East Central University Program Coordinator Department of Nursing East Central University BS, MN, PhD, Nursing Greg Boyd, MS Murray State College Instructor Mathematics and Physics BS, MS, Math and Physics Syed Hasan, M.Ed Murray State College Instructor, Computer Information Systems BS, M.Ed, Computer Education Martin Bressler, PhD Southeastern Oklahoma State University Associate Professor of Management BA, MA, PhD Business Management Don Loving, MS Murray State College Instructor, Biology BS, MS, Science Education and Biology Sharon Burris, MA Murray State College Instructor, Language Arts BA, MA, MA, English and Creative Writing Kirk Rodden, MA Murray State College Social Science Assistant Professor and Chair BA, MA, Political Science Luann Evert, MSN East Central University Instructor, Nursing BS, MS, RN, ARNP, Nursing Robert Carleton Murray State College Instructor BA Criminal Justice
18 AHEC ADMINISTRATION Director/Chief Executive Officer Steven C. Mills, Ph.D. Assistant Director Cindy D. Pollard Accountant Cyndi Stoker Communications Coordinator Mary Ray Executive Secretary Barbara Ellis Director of Community Affairs Virginia Lang Smith Accounts Payable Molly Means Receptionist Ashley Carranza P/T Program Coordinator Georganne Westfall P/T Program Coordinator Steve Merlyn P/T Program Coordinator Helen Thompson ECU/SE Advisement Receptionist Betty Muncrief INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS MURRAY STATE COLLEGE Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management Lynette Kirk Student Facilitator Margie Ritchie Activities/Academic Advisor Vicki Allen Associate Financial Aid Director Rhonda Trusty MSC Bookstore Associate Bookstore Manager Lilly Wisdom Cashier Cleatha Jones EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY Program Coordinator Andrea Bryant Educational Opportunity Counselor Kirk Rushing SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Academic Advisor Chris Smith Educational Opportunity Counselor Deborah Godwin BOARD OF TRUSTEES The Ardmore Higher Education Center is administered under the direction of the Board of Trustees. AHEC s administrative staff directs the day-to-day operations of the program, while the participating institutions provide the instructional personnel. Bebe Lodes Chair Ardmore Scott Landgraf Vice-Chair Madill Jessica Pfau Secretary Ardmore Sam Barrick Marietta Mark Cunningham Ardmore Kathleen Maher Dickson Gary Farabough Ardmore Brent Hartin Marietta Kirk Rodden Ardmore Thomas Worsham Healdton
19 MSC INSTRUCTORS Baker, Cynthia Baldridge, Amanda Bauer, Edith Bittle, Shatona Bowen, Kathy Bowen, William Boyd, Greg Breedlove, Brenda Broughton, Paul Burris, Alan Burris, Sharon Calaway, Adam Caldwell, W. Carleton, Robert Carrigan, Susan Carter, Brian Coleman, Karen Collins, Fred Coppedge, Robert Cothran, Ginger Cramer, Rick Crow, Tammy Douglass, Renita Dunbar-Green, Jeanne Duran, Anna Elmer, Michele Foster, Judy Fuller, David Gantt, Amy Gay, Erica Geyer, Andrew Grant, Lee Graves, Donna Gregoli, Paul Hamilton, Mark Hasan, Syed Henthorn, Jimmy Hobbs, Lindsey Holloway, Lorna Hopson, Morgan Hughes, Joe Pat Hunter, Corrine Jeter, Joni Jones, Anita Kirby, Linda Kirk, Kay Kochendorfer, Betty Latham, Norma Long, Tamara Loving, Don Malone, Bill Massey, Reba McCain, Amy McGranahan, Doris McMillin, Nicolas Mendenall, Alan Mendenall, Misty Mosley, Jelana Ordway, Lori Orr, Virginia Owens, Donna Owens, Richard Pasieczny, William Peterson, Bonnie Phillips, Cleta Powell, Kimberly Rayburn, Lee Riggle, Lisa Ritchie, Margie Robinson, Gary Rodden, Kirk Robinson, Crystal Rousey, Carlton Roy, Donna Rushing, Calline Seals, David Self, Eddie Speaks, Todd Spears, Jane Spence, Jamie Stewart, Bruce Taylor, Linda Taylor, Thelesa Underwood, Jessica Wakefield, Jana Warren, Larry Washington, Garland Williams, Donnie Wiseman, Jay Woode, Edward ECU INSTRUCTORS Alford, Jody Anderson, Marian Atchley, Laura I. Balmer, Dr. Thom Bedford, John Bedford, Yvonne Bixler, Dr. Laura Brinlee, Tina Buelow, Keith Claxton, Debbie Davis, Dr. Anne Duncan, Dr. Jerry Doepke, Terry Evert, Luanne Fine, Dr. Anne Flowers, Deborah Flowers, Dr. Janet Flowers, Kevin Fountain, Usha Gay, Erica Green, Jack Harper, Dr. Ben Harris-Young, Joanna Heck, Jennifer Heitland, Dr. William Jordan, John Klippenstine, Mr. Marc Lankford, Kristy Lewis, Martin Lynd, Dr. Sterling Martin, Wanda Massey, Linda Miller-Hart, Dr. Peggy Mowdy, Roberta Ollila, Ms. Debra Parr, Thomas Paschall, Jack Pennington, Dr. Martha Poore, Jolene Putnam, Richard Robbins, Anna Riley, Ann Robertson, Dr. Regina Rothrock, Benny Schmitt, Nanette Sharp, Dr. Ralph Thomas, Dr. Carolyn Tice, Tomi Velez, Santa Vollmer, Staci Weaver, J. Cody Weiland, Ms. Sandra Westfall, Belinda Witherington, Holli SOSU INSTRUCTORS Barker, Dr. Janet Barnes, Dr. Sheila Bell, Cynthia Billy, Curtis Bonham, Dawn Bradshaw, Dr. Chris Bressler, Dr. Martin Bryant, Tommy Campbell, Dr. Kathy Campbell, Dr. Kitty Canipe, Yates Cavender, Sheri Cicio, Christopher Clark, Cheryl Clark, Jeff Clay, Betty Combs, Deborah Corkum, Jennifer Courter, Scott Daigle, Dr. Kay Dipento, Dr. Saundra Ford, Thomas Fridley, Dr. William Graham, Jo Anne Guarnera, Dr. Vivian Haley, Dr. Debra Hall, Michelle Hendrick, Kathy Hill, Dr. Nancy Hoppe, Sue Howard, Robert Hughes, Ms. Hallie Jones, Dr. Wayne Jorgensen, Julia Leird, Rodney Lightsey, Dr. Cathy L. Lim, Mee-Gaik McCurdy, Bill McGill, Chris Miller, Andrea Morris, Michael Morrisson, Dr. Susan Nichols, Dr. Nick Parrish, Dr. Virginia Poovey, Dr. Hal Prather, Dr. Larry Reed, Dr. Michael Romer, Dr. David A. Romer, Dr. Gail Saxon, Nichole Silver, Dr. Lawrence Smith, Dr. Stevenson Southerland, Kurt Speer, Chad Speers, Dr. Jimmy Stephens, Dr. Hallie Stevens, Dr. Robert Talbert, Amy Von Bergen, Dr. C.W. Wiener, Dr. Charles
20 *Proposed New AHEC Campus* Ardmore Higher Education Center Veterans Blvd. - Ardmore, OK (580) This publication, printed by Sprekelmeyer Printing, is issued by the Ardmore Higher Education Center as authorized by 70 O.S. 1999, Section Three hundred fifty copies have been prepared and distributed at a cost of $3,077. Copies have been deposited with the Publications Clearinghouse of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. The Ardmore Higher Education Center, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other federal laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap, or status as a veteran, in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes but is not limited to education, programs, employment, financial aid, and educational services.