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NOC Board of Regents meet in Tonkawa


 The Northern Oklahoma College Board of Regents met Wednesday at the Renfro Center in Tonkawa.

  In the vice-president’s update, Vice President for Student Affairs Jason Johnson reported that as of Friday, May 7, NOC had no COVID-19 cases and no contact tracing on any of the three campuses.

  Vice President for Community Relations & Development Sheri Snyder reported that a new Pandemic Plan update would be upcoming as the college transitions to a more normal Fall 2021.  She said that summer activities are being scheduled with day camps and other activities.  She added that announcements would be forthcoming on four NOC Foundation scholarships in the coming weeks.

  Dr. Pam Stinson, Vice President for Academic Affairs, thanked the regents for attending the commencement exercises on May 1 at Enid and Tonkawa.  She also submitted a list of instructors for the 2021-22 school year.

  Vice President for Financial Affairs Anita Simpson said that college officials have been holding budget meetings in preparation for the new fiscal year budget.

  Simpson added that NOC is receiving $7.7 million in CARES funds, $3.9 million for direct disbursement to NOC students.

  President Dr. Cheryl Evans updated the regents on the Yatika Starr Fields mural in the Cultural Engagement Center at NOC Tonkawa.  The mural is nearing completion with an event planned in June for the permanent exhibit.  This project was made possible with a private donation from Hugh Pickens.

  Dr. Evans also said that incoming president Dr. Clark Harris will be on campus May 20-21 to tour and visit as the presidential transition continues.

  The regents approved the Residential Rental Properties, Facility Rental Fees, and Faculty Usage Fees for Fiscal Year 2021-22.

  Regents also approved the regents meeting dates for Fiscal Year 2021-22.

  The Program Showcase for May was Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Rick Edgington who explained the college’s new JRM system that allows the college to reach more potential students.  He explained how the system sorts names from acquired lists for current high school students who wish to enroll concurrently and those attending college after high school.

  The next BOR meeting is Wednesday, June 16 in the President’s Conference Room in the Vineyard Library/Administration Building.

  Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

  NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 5,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.  Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

  NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

  Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit .