South Carolina First Steps Board of Trustees
March 17, 2017 – 11 a.m.
The Inn at USC (1619 Pendleton Street, Columbia)
888-537-7715, Participant Code 52045398#
1. Call to Order/Quorum Call
4. Consent Agenda:
5. Chairman’s Report – Ken Wingate
MOTION: To appoint a search committee for the position of Executive Director, to be hired as of July 1, 2017, or as soon thereafter as possible.
a. Members of Committee: The following individuals shall serve on the committee:
Julie Hussey, Chair
Rep. Jerry Govan
Dr. Beverly Buscemi
Mary Lynne Diggs
Darnell McPherson (ED, Darlington County First Steps)
b. Initial Tasks of the Committee: The committee will be asked to (a) appropriately advertise the job opening, both within and outside the State of South Carolina, (b) develop a list of desired criteria for qualifications and experience, (c) establish a deadline for the receipt of applications, (d) select qualified candidates to interview, and (e) set an appropriate timeline for completing such tasks. The committee will be asked to report regularly to the Board of Trustees on its progress, and may seek input from the Board chair, relevant State agencies such as D.E.W. and the State Department of Education, and any other sources it deems appropriate, though not with the expectation of hiring an executive search committee.
c. Final Goal of the Committee: The committee will be asked to present its top three (3) candidates to the full Board of Trustees for final interviews and selection.
6. Committee Reports:
6a. Legislative Committee – Senator Gerald Malloy, Chair
6b. Finance and Administration – Judith Aughtry, Chair
6c. Program and Grants Committee – Jenifer McConnell, Chair
Update on Evidence-Based Framework
6d. Strategic Planning and Evaluation Committee – Alexia Newman, Chair
6e. Early Head Start Governance Council – Roger Pryor, Chair
7. Interim Director’s Report – Julia-Ellen Davis
8. Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter
9. Closing Remarks – Ken Wingate
June 16, 2017 (11am, The Inn at USC)