Bridgerland Technical College

August 22, 2022


AUGUST 22, 2022, 4 P.M.


Item 1

Pledge of Allegiance & Welcome


Item 2

Introduction of New Board Members

Eric Wamsley, Board Chair

Mark Smoot and Karina Brown have been appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate to serve as new members of the BTECH Board of Trustees. They will replace Mike Madsen and Jeff Packer who rotated off the board in June. Mark and Karina will be invited to provide a brief introduction so we can get to know them better.

  • Mark Smoot, Business Representative (Business & Real Estate Industry Sectors)

Title: Entrepreneur/Owner/Operator, Epic Recreation, Epic Getaways and Retreats, Bear Lake Motorsports

Qualifications: Mr. Smoot lives and works in Rich County and will represent that service area. His accounting and entrepreneurial background will be a crucial addition to the board as we expand the Bridgerland Entrepreneurship Center and seek to assist the many graduates who have a desire to pursue self-employment. His experience as chairman of the Bear Lake Valley Chamber of Commerce and owner of several successful start-up businesses will be a valuable resource in furthering the mission of the college. Mark Smoot will serve the first four-year term from July 1, 2022, to June 20, 2026.

  • Karina Brown, Business Representative (Public Services Industry Sector)

Title: Policy Analyst, Cache County

Qualifications: President Campbell served side-by-side Karina as co-chairs of the Cache Valley Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs subcommittee for the last four years. During that time, Karina has been instrumental in guiding this non-partisan subcommittee in a variety of legislative topics. Karina is a common-sense conservative who also believes in finding solutions to student basic needs. Karina is passionate about advocating for community resources to resolve some of the more pressing social issues as housing insecurity, transportation insecurity, food insecurity, and especially mental health and substance abuse. The college is fortunate to benefit from Ms. Brown’s experience as a former candidate for lieutenant governor of Utah in 2020 and her years of leadership on local boards and commissions. Karina Brown will serve the first four-year term from July 1, 2022, to June 20, 2026.


Item 3

Consent Calendar Approval

A. Minutes from the June 20, 2022, Board meeting are available online for review and subsequent approval.

B. Policy 516 Emergency Contingency Plan for Animals

The regular review of the Health & Safety Emergency Response booklet resulted in an update to this policy. The Animal Sciences program houses animals utilized for skills training. In an emergency, the animals may be transported to a secure location, including but not limited to local animal shelters, veterinary practices, and the personal residences of response members. The proposed changes broaden the choices for secure locations and more appropriately label them as procedures.

Handout: Policy 516

ACTION: Recommend approval of the Consent Calendar items.


Item 4

Preliminary FY 2021-2022 Student Enrollment & Outcomes

Renee Milne, Associate Vice President for Student Services

The institutional data stewards have been asked to submit the annual student enrollment and outcome information to USHE by predetermined dates each year. The policy used to require institutions to have the president and the other administrators conduct a careful review to certify the data is complete, accurate, and complies with certain criteria. Now, the data stewards are instructed to follow whatever internal process the institution requires and USHE will accept the data as submitted. While the college no longer has a requirement to have the enrollment data approved by the Board of Trustees each year in an official board meeting, there is value in making sure the data is available for the trustees' information and review.

An administrator will be in the meeting to provide the board with a brief overview of the preliminary year-end data submission. A report showing the FY 2021-2022 compared to FY 2020-2021 results is available for review as a link.

Handout: Preliminary FY 2021-2022 Student Enrollment & Outcomes

ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the board.


Item 5

Facility Master Plan

Chad Campbell, President

For the trustees' information and review is an overview of the Facility Master Plan. This overview includes a layout of the Logan Campus along with phasing strategies for the next three to five years for the different projects. The final Facility Master Plan document is nearing completion as the narrative portion is drafted and in the final editing stages. The information in the plan is driving the capital improvement and capital development requests to be addressed in the following agenda items. Earlier iterations of the plan included great ideas and wishful thinking. In the end, the drivers for the final version came down to urgent industry demand, student demand, and the ability to pay for the respective projects. A brief presentation and discussion about the plan will be provided. Administration requests support and approval for the Facility Master Plan as the first step in the request for funding to make these projects become a reality.

Handout: Facility Master Plan Overview

ACTION: Recommend approval of the Facility Master Plan with the understanding it will be subject to updates as necessary in the future as more information becomes available.


Item 6

Budget Request – Capital Improvement Request

Paul James, Director of Facilities

Troy Christensen, VP for Economic Development

Capital improvement requests are designed to make major alterations, repairs, or improvements to existing state buildings. Included for information and review is a copy of the college's proposed capital improvement requests for FY 2023-2024. The spreadsheet represents a summary listing of the respective projects. The projects listed have been identified by a combination of processes that include a Facility Condition Assessment conducted by the State of Utah's Division of Facilities, Construction, and Management (DFCM), the strategic planning process internal to the college, and the facility master planning process discussed in the previous agenda item. Additional details will be provided during the meeting.

The first priority on the list is designed to renovate the structure on the new property acquired as a result of the land bank request funded during the 2022 General Session of the Legislature. Also attached as a link to this agenda item is a conceptualized map showing the layout of the structure and the portion being requested as the number one priority project. Information about the other top priorities will be included in the discussion.

Handout: Capital Improvement Request
Handout: Transchill Building Map

ACTION: Recommend approval of the FY 2023-2024 Capital Improvement Request.


Item 7

Capital Development Request

Chad Campbell, President

Wendy Carter, Executive Vice President & Provost

For information and review is a copy of the Capital Development Request targeting "Dedicated Project Funds" for the 2023 General Session of the Legislature. This project is designed to renovate and repurpose the existing Main building on the Logan Campus pursuant to facility master planning. As the college anticipates moving into the new Health Sciences building, going through a process to update and modernize, renovate and repurpose, and put the existing facility to use productively is a high priority for the college. This request focuses on the manufacturing and construction industries, which are the next highest demand in the region after healthcare. Accordingly, this request would provide updated and expanded space for Apprenticeship/Pre-apprenticeship, Building Technology, Automated Manufacturing, Controls Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Machining Technology, and Welding Technology. In addition, space for academic support and student support to enhance the student experience and onboarding process would also be accomplished. The project has been discussed with the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget and the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst on its way to consideration by the Utah Board of Higher Education (UBHE) during its September meetings. If prioritized by the UBHE, it would then be forwarded to the legislature.

Handout: FY 2023-2024 Capital Development Request

ACTION: Recommend approval of the FY 2023-2024 Capital Development Request, including permission to update the request when guidance from the commissioner and/or the UBHE is available.


Item 8

Budget Request – Operating & Equipment Budget

Chad Campbell, President

Wendy Carter, Executive Vice President & Provost

For information and review is a copy of the preliminary FY 2023-2024 Operating Budget (Building Block) Request. This draft list is a compilation of the budget needs and represents the current and immediate priorities of the college. The majority of this request focuses on acquiring the necessary faculty and staff to put the new Health Sciences building to work productively when it is completed in early FY 2023-2024. The budget is based on input from the strategic planning process, departmental advisory committees, instructional departments, and administrative analysis. Adjustments to this request may occur as the college responds to the board's direction and any additional guidance or direction that might come from the legislature and/or the commissioner. Still, it represents the best analysis of business and industry demand concerning the college's ability to implement the request during the coming months. When approved by the UBHE, this request will be forwarded to the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget and the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst on its way to consideration during the next General Session of the Utah State Legislature.

Handout: FY 2023-2024 Budget Request

ACTION: Recommend approval of the FY 2023-2024 budget request, including permission to update the request when guidance from the commissioner and/or the UBHE is available.


Item 9

Performance Funding Metrics One-Year Goals

Chad Campbell, President

The UBHE and the commissioner have directed each of the institutions in the state to prepare, adopt, and submit performance funding goals from FY 2021-2022 through FY 2026-2027 with annual performance metrics for each year. The board reviewed and approved the five-year goal during the August 2021 Board of Trustees meeting. It is time to review and approve the one-year goals designed to ensure appropriate progress toward meeting the five-year goals. Performance-based funding from meeting these goals in FY 2022-2023 and/or FY 2023-2024 will begin to drive legislative funding for the FY 2024-2025 fiscal year.

Handout: Performance Funding Metrics

ACTION: Recommend approval of the performance funding metrics one-year goals.


Item 10

Utah Board of Higher Education (UBHE) Report

Dr. Scott Theurer, UBHE Representative

A brief update from the Utah Board of Higher Education will be provided.

ACTION: Information item/pleasure of the board.

Item 11

Information Items

A. Custom Fit Training Department – Year to Date

Fiscal Year Trainees Training Hours Total Companies New Companies
20-21 Qtr 4 4,721 82,028 199 32
21-22 Qtr 4 5,493 100,217 223 42


B. Management of College Investments

Bridgerland Technical College's controller, under the direction of the college president and the college Board of Trustees, invests the college funds in the Utah Public Treasurers' Investment Funds (UPTIF) and follows the rules of the Utah System of Higher Education, the State Money Management Act, and the rules of the State Money Management Council. Quarterly investment reports are provided to the college president and the board. This file is available as a link.

Handout: College Investments


C. Calendar/Happenings

  • Calendar available at
    • COE Accreditation Site Visit – September 19-22, 2022
    • Board Meeting Dates
      • December 5, 2022
      • March 20, 2023
      • June 26, 2023


Item 12