KBTC MANAGEMENT

KBTC is a service of Bates Technical College. Located in Tacoma, Washington. Bates is the largest technical college in the state. Here is a link to the Bates Technical College Board of Trustees. The Bates Technical College Board of Trustees serves as the Board of Directors for KBTC.
The Board of Trustees of Bates Technical College has regular meeting dates. Meetings are open to the public and begin at 3 p.m. at the Downtown Campus in the Clyde Hupp Board Room, unless otherwise noted. Click here for more information about the meetings including past meeting minutes.

CPB Community Service Grant (CSG) Compliance
As a Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Community Service Grant (CSG) recipient, Bates Technical College and KBTC present this information and documentation to ensure transparency in business matters to the general public.

KBTC is a service of Bates Technical College. Located in Tacoma, Washington. Bates is the largest technical college in the state. Here is a link to the Bates Technical College Board of Trustees. https://batestech.edu/about-bates/college-governance/
The Bates Technical College Board of Trustees hold the license and serves as the Board of Directors for KBTC. Click here for a copy of the Board Handbook.
Open Meetings Policy
The Board of Trustees of Bates Technical College has regular meeting dates. Meetings are open to the public and begin at 3 p.m. at the Downtown Campus in the Clyde Hupp Board Room, unless otherwise noted. Click here (https://batestech.edu/about-bates/college-governance/board-meeting-schedule/) for more information about the meetings including past meeting minutes.

The meetings dates of the Board of Trustees will be posted on the KBTC website. The schedule and written notices of cancelled meetings is handled by the Office of the President of Bates Technical College. Below are the dates of the meetings for 2018-2019. Cancellations can be found at the link above on the Bates Technical College website.

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates 2019
January 28

February 25

March 25

April 22

May 28

Jun 24


Purposes and Rules of Executive Session / Closed Meeting
The Board may go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing items provided for in Washington State Law – RCW 42.30.110(1):
a) (not applicable to education)
b) to consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase…;
c) to consider the minimum process at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease…;
d) to review negotiations on the performance of publicly bid contracts…’
e) (not applicable to education)
f) to receive and evaluate complaints or charges brought against a public officer or employee;
g) to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee;
h) to evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elective office;
i) to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to agency enforcement actions, …. or litigation or potential litigation ….
No action is taken during Executive (Closed) Session.

Bates Technical College Board of Trustees – KBTC Governing Board
Christina Blocker, Chair
Layne Bladow
Heather Moss
Florence Chang.

Community Advisory Board

KBTC Public Television is owned and operated by a state technical college and therefore is not required to have a Community Advisory Board.

KBTC MANAGEMENT:

DeAnne Hamilton - General Manager
Sherri Stanton - Director of Development
Darin Gerchak - Director of Engineering
Vicki Valdez - KBTC Financial Officer
Phil Kane - Director of Programming and Creative Services
Adrienne Loska - Manager of On-Air Fundraising
Alyssa Torrez - Community Engagement Manager
John Pantoya - Corporate Support Manager
Steve Newsom - Chief Engineer
Tom Layson - Managing Editor

KBTC Association Board:

Carla Santorno

Brad Berger

Teresa Bergeson

Michael Carney

Dean Hanks

Peter Sayah, Treasurer

Mark Siegel, President

George Thornhill

Dave Turk, Vice President

Lin Zhou, President Bates Technical College

DeAnne Hamilton

Diane Tilstra

Lua Pritchard


Non-Discrimination Statement

Bates Technical College reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in its programs and activities in accordance with college policy, and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. Bates publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the Disability Support Services Office at 253.680.7010. Inquiries regarding Bates’ non-discriminatory policies, including Title IX and ADA, should be directed to: For student and employee matters, Human Resources Generalist, Downtown Campus A326, 253.680.7180.