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Blinn honors Teddy Boehm's eight years on the Board of Trustees

Trustees also receive the final fall 2021 enrollment report

Trustees also receive the final fall 2021 enrollment report

December 14, 2021

The Blinn College District Board of Trustees honored former trustee Teddy Boehm for her leadership and service to the College District during its regular meeting Tuesday.

Boehm served on the board from October 2013 until October 2021.

“Teddy Boehm’s leadership has made a lasting impact on Blinn College and the communities it serves,” said Jim Kolkhorst, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “It has been a privilege to serve alongside her and to witness firsthand her deep affection for Blinn, its employees, and its students.”

Boehm served one term as board secretary and oversaw a number of key advancements during her tenure on the board, including Blinn’s decision to partner with The Texas A&M University System as a member of the RELLIS Academic Alliance.

Blinn modernized its campuses under Boehm’s leadership, including the construction of the Doyle Coatney Center; Kruse Center; Mill Creek Hall; Ann Gardner Livestock Annex; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Innovation Building, and Prairie Lea Hall on the Brenham Campus, and construction of the Walter C. Schwartz Building, Agriculture and Workforce Education Building, and administration building at the RELLIS Campus.

In addition to new construction, Boehm and her fellow trustees authorized renovations and upgrades to Leroy Dreyer Field, the Old Main Building, the W.L. Moody Jr. Library, the Spencer field block, and the Student Center Dining Hall on the Brenham Campus, and the Central Administrative Services Building, the cast stone replacement project, and the campus beautification project in Bryan.

During Boehm’s tenure, Blinn’s academic programs experienced similar advancements, including the introduction of new degrees in carpentry, cybersecurity, drone technology, facility maintenance, HVAC, simulation and game programming, and water purification. With the launch of new esports, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s and women’s soccer teams, Blinn also increased its extracurricular offerings.

In addition to her service to Blinn and its students, Boehm has served on the boards of Trinity Medical Center, the Lower Colorado River Authority, the Brenham Economic Development Foundation, and the Washington County Women’s Leadership Forum, and has volunteered for the Texas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Washington-Burleson County Medical Auxiliary, Washington County Goodfellows, Washington County Historical Commission, German-Texan Heritage Society, Heritage Society of Washington County, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Burton Cotton Gin Museum, Independence Historical Society, Brenham Fortnightly Club, University of Texas Ex-Students Association, Washington County Council and Washington County Genealogical Society.

In other business, Dr. Becky McBride, Vice Chancellor for Student Services, presented a report regarding the College District’s fall 2021 enrollment, including its 16-week, 12-week, 8-week, and 4-week sessions.

Districtwide, Blinn enrolled 17,077 students, a 4.9% decrease from the 17,955 students enrolled in fall 2020. That total includes:

  • 6,152 students at the Bryan Campus,
  • 4,496 online students,
  • 2,756 students at the RELLIS Campus,
  • 1,814 students at the Brenham Campus,
  • 1,594 students enrolled in high school dual credit,
  • 66 students at the Schulenburg Campus,
  • and 39 students at the Sealy Campus.

Districtwide, Blinn students enrolled in 3,061,680 contact hours.

In other action, the board:

  • accepted the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2021.
  • authorized the College to negotiate and execute contracts for the purchase of furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the RELLIS Campus administration building.
  • authorized the College to negotiate and execute a contract for the demolition of existing structures adjacent to the site where the Bryan Campus administration building will be constructed at Villa Maria Road.

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