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October 2003 Board Meeting Minutes

The Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 convened a regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

Members Present:
H. Todd Phalen, Chairman
Deborah L. Sweeden, Vice-Chairman
Thomas A. Shea, Secretary
Paula J. Endress
Jimmie D. Lansford
Kristine A. Paul
David L. Wilcoxson
Andy Simko, Student Trustee

Members Absent:

Others Present:
Jean Goodnow, President
Harriet Custer, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Robert Marshall, Vice President for Student Services
Jerry Corcoran, Vice President for Business Services/Finance
Walter J. Zukowski, Attorney

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA
Mr. Wilcoxson suggested the minutes of the September 24, 2003 Board Meeting on the Resolution to Adopt the Budget reflect the total revenues and expenditures.

It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Lansford that the Board of Trustees approve the Minutes of the September 16, September 24 and October 1, 2003 Board Meetings with the revision stated above and the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $444,097.78; Operation and Maintenance Fund - $113,485.26; Operation & Maintenance Fund (Restricted) - $212,730.42; Auxiliary Fund - $442,149.72; Restricted Fund - $74,477.53; Audit Fund - $3,000.00; and Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $10,150.59.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Wilcoxson, Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Shea, Mr. Lansford, and Mr. Phalen "Nays" – none, motion carried.

TOUR OF EAST CAMPUS
The Board of Trustees toured the east campus to view the facilities of the therapeutic massage, truck driver training and HVAC programs and saw a possible future home for a welding program.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goodnow attend the Illinois Presidents Council and learned that the 3.7 million hold harmless dollars will be cut by 50%. The impact on IVCC will be $52,000. She also learned that all of the capital projects are frozen even those that were approved for this year. IVCC is articulating with four-year universities on Associate of Arts degrees in teaching and mathematics. IVCC’s headcount is up by 2% - 4,450 students; up 9% in credit hours – 38,000 credit hours. The introduction to forensics has an enrollment of 67 students. The American Chemical Society Student Affiliates chapter at IVCC has been selected to receive an outstanding award for its chapter activities conducted during the 2002-03 academic year. IVCC is one of 950 chapters and is one of two community colleges that received an outstanding recognition award. This honor speaks well for Bob Byrne’s leadership and also speaks well of our students. Dr. Goodnow reported that the enrollment in the Elderhostel program directed by Jan Phillips has done very well and a number of faculty have been involved in the activities for this program. On January 3, Southeastern Community College will play Illinois Valley Community College at the United Center. Tickets are available. Interested Board members are to contact Jeanne Hayden. Dr. Goodnow reported that Putnam County High School has been interested in creating a fitness center and has asked the assistance of Tony Ruda, director of IVCC’s fitness center. Tony has helped create fitness centers for Oglesby elementary schools, Ottawa elementary schools, and LTV Steel Co. Students receive college credit and the College receives reimbursement from the State. Andy Simko was highlighted in an article in the News Tribune on the number of programs that assist students on their career paths.

TRUSTEE’S REPORT
Mr. Wilcoxson attended a Trustee’s meeting and reported about a free demo that is available to community colleges to determine job growth based on historical data. He stated it was quite interesting and has some merit. The demo includes some attractive reports and could be beneficial to chamber offices also.

PERSONNEL – DEAN OF OCCUPATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Simko to approve the appointment of Ms. Kathy Glascock as Dean, Division of Occupational Technologies at an annual salary of $52,800.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Wilcoxson, Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Shea, Mr. Lansford, and Mr. Phalen "Nays" – none, motion carried.

PERSONNEL – FACULTY RETIREMENT, MARJORIE HUNT
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mr. Shea to accept Marjorie Hunt’s request for retirement effective May 31, 2005, approve her participation in the College’s Voluntary Retirement Plan – Option B, and wish her a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Wilcoxson, Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Shea, Mr. Lansford, and Mr. Phalen "Nays" – none, motion carried.

AUTHORIZATION TO PREPARE TAX LEVY
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mrs. Paul to adopt the Resolution to Prepare a Tax Levy for calendar year 2003 to be collected in calendar year 2004 as attached.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Wilcoxson, Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Shea, Mr. Lansford, and Mr. Phalen "Nays" – none, motion carried.

HEALTH PROFESSIONS UPDATE
Gloria Bouxsein said the nursing shortage, coupled with IVCC’s partnership with the six local hospitals, has provided an opportunity for IVCC’s health professions to expand. There are 614 students in health professions this fall, including about 60 CNAs, 20 LPNs and 79 RN students.

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mrs. Endress to go into Closed Session for the purpose of (1) potential litigation (2) to review minutes of closed sessions.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Wilcoxson, Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Shea, Mr. Lansford, and Mr. Phalen "Nays" – none, motion carried.

It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden, seconded by Mrs. Endress and carried unanimously to return to the regular session.

CLOSED SESSION MINUTES
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mrs. Endress to approve and retain the minutes of the September 24, 2003 closed session meeting.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Wilcoxson, Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Shea, Mr. Lansford, and Mr. Phalen "Nays" – none, motion carried.

It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Lansford to approve and release the minutes of the October 1, 2003 closed session meeting.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Wilcoxson, Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Shea, Mr. Lansford, and Mr. Phalen "Nays" – none, motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mr. Shea, seconded by Mrs. Sweeden, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting.