CTC board members approve funds for Fort Hood and Fort Campbell operations

During the February meeting of the Central Texas College (CTC) Board of Trustees, members voted to approve budget transfers to support the recently awarded Fort Hood Military Occupational Skills (MOS) contract and the school’s new site at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Following approval of the State of Florida licensure of the new CTC site at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, CTC was recently given approval to open a site at Fort Campbell, KY, home of the 101st Airborne Division. The new site will allow CTC to offer higher educational opportunities to soldiers and their families. CTC has a presence at more than 20 U.S, military installations and numerous sites abroad including Europe, the Pacific Far East, the Middle East, Africa and Navy ships at sea.

“We are thrilled to expand to new locations where we can provide an affordable, quality education to service members and their families,” said Dr. Thomas Klincar, CTC chancellor. “In these uncertain times, it is essential for military members to have access to a regionally accredited institution that will prepare them to advance in the military or aid in the transition to a civilian career.”

In addition, CTC board members approved a new tuition rate effective with the fall 2014 semester. The new rate of $71 for in-district tuition is an increase of $5 from the current rate of $66 per credit hour. The out-of-district rate will also go up $7 to $93 per credit hour. Dr. Klincar noted even with the new tuition rates, CTC still offers the lowest tuition among area colleges. “For full-time students taking 12 credit hours per semester, our rates compare quite favorably to those of other schools in the area and is in the lowest 20 percent of all Texas colleges,” he said. “The tuition rate for those 12 hours would total $852 – a savings of more than $100 and as much as $500 compared to other community colleges in and just beyond central Texas.” CTC will also raise the out of state tuition rate to $209 per credit hour.

Klincar noted in spite of the new tuition rate, most students will benefit from the elimination of direct class fees except for those in the career pilot program and music instruction.

The board also approved the award of a contract to PBK for architectural and design services for an initial base term of one year and four renewal option years.

Members also voted to approve dean emeritus status for Dr. Colvin “Ray” Davis, who recently retired as dean of the CTC Online High School. Board members also approved Ron Taylor and Abdul Subhani as new members of the CTC Foundation board of directors. The Foundation provides financial assistance to students primarily through scholarships and leads the Office of College Development.

The next meeting of the CTC Board of Trustees was set for Thursday, March 27 at 1 p.m. in the Anderson Campus Center (Bldg. 156).

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