CTC board approves building renovation contracts

The Central Texas College (CTC) Board of Trustees approved a $5.8 million contract with Vanguard Contractors, LP to renovate buildings 104 and 121. “The building renovations will enhance our classroom learning environments and make technology more accessible for our instructors,” said Dr. Thomas Klincar, CTC chancellor.

“Building 104 was constructed in 1967 and was last remodeled more than 20 years ago. Building 121 was constructed in 1975 and has never been renovated or remodeled,” said Mr. Mark Harmsen, director of facilities management.

According to Harmsen, the work will include interior updates and new furniture along with mechanical, plumbing and electrical work. In addition, a number of “smart” classrooms will be included in the renovation. Work will begin with Bldg. 121 this fall and Bldg. 104 in the spring.

A third option year was approved with Indtai, Inc. for maintenance and support of the College Credit for Heroes system. “We have generated approximately 1,000 transcripts to service members through the website,” said Dr. Johnelle Welsh, dean of student services. “This program saves veterans time and money in fulfilling their educational goals, whether they go to CTC or another Texas public institution.”

An upgrade to the CTC phone system was approved at a cost of $174,764. The upgrade will allow CTC to move to a fully digital telephone network and upgrade seven-year-old software that is no longer supported.

In other action, CTC board members approved contract renewals to Casa Blanca Travel for travel services and an extension of the airport lease agreement was approved through July 2017. In addition, Davis Coleman was approved as professor emeritus – computer Science and David McClure as associate dean emeritus – Student Services.

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