OC board to consider appointment

The Odessa College Board of Trustees will consider approving the appointment of Laci Harris to Place 9 on the board during their meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Zant Community Room of the Saulsbury Campus Center.

Harris ran several years ago for place 9, which was held by board chair Tommy Clark until the May 25 board meeting when trustees approved his resignation.

Also at the May 25 meeting, Hortencia Del Bosque was appointed to Place 2, previously held by the late Richard Abalos, and Montie Garner was named to Place 6, held by Neil Grape, who also resigned.

Among the other items on the agenda today are:

>> Consider a tax abatement for Project CTV, a carbon capture project in western Ector County.

>> Report on approval of Rapid 7-ransomware software.

>> Report on approval of a Hanover Research project proposal and contingency funds.

Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management Kim McKay said OC is “in the developmental stages of this and will start our research this summer to determine the direction of the project. The research will be done with consideration of the overarching vision of increasing enrollment and degree attainment in our region.

>> Consider and approve demolition of Travis Hall and Rudy Acosta Pavilion, which will be relocated on campus.

>> Consider and approve AIA (American Institute of Architects) document with JSA Architects.

>> And an information item on a campus loop project. Director of Media Relations Cheri Dalton said the purpose is to create a walking loop on the main campus that can be used for walking and exercise.