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June 6, 2005 Special Board Meeting Minutes

The Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 convened a special session at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2005 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

Members Present:
Deborah L. Sweeden, Board Chair
David L. Wilcoxson, Vice Chair
Paula J. Endress, Secretary
David O. Mallery
Lori E. Scroggs
Dennis N. Thompson
Matt Simko, Student Trustee

Members Absent:
Thomas C. Setchell

Others Present:
Jean Goodnow, President
Walter J. Zukowski, Board Attorney

 

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mr. Thompson and seconded by Mrs. Scroggs to convene a closed session to discuss the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Endress, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Mallery, Mrs. Scroggs, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – None, motion carried.

On a motion by Mr. Thompson, seconded by Mrs. Endress and carried unanimously, the regular meeting resumed.

 

CONSIDERATION AND ACTION – DR. GOODNOW’S EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
It was moved by Mrs. Scroggs and seconded by Mr. Thompson to accept with regret the resignation of Dr. Jean Goodnow effective June 30, 2005 subject to a mutually agreed release of waiver to terminate her employment contract.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Endress, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Mallery, Mrs. Scroggs, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – None, motion carried.
 

Paula Endress thanked Dr. Goodnow for her nine years of leadership to the College. She stated with Dr. Goodnow’s leadership the fine institution was taken to another level. She also stated that IVCC is a true gem of the Illinois Valley and is due in great part to Dr. Goodnow’s leadership. Her professionalism and integrity are beyond approach and she will be surely missed.
Dr. Goodnow said she was honored to lead this fine institution. It takes a team and she has been blessed with wonderful administrators, staff, faculty, and students. She thanked the Board of Trustees who hired her and the Trustees she has worked with.

 

APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT
It was moved by Mr. Mallery and seconded by Mrs. Scroggs to appoint Dr. Robert P. Marshall as acting president effective July 1, 2005 with the same terms and conditions of his present contract subject to an appointment of an interim president.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Endress, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Mallery, Mrs. Scroggs, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – None, motion carried.

 

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE TO SEARCH AND SELECT AN INTERIM PRESIDENT
It was moved by Mr. Simko and seconded by Mr. Thompson to appoint Mr. Wilcoxson, Mrs. Endress, and Mrs. Sweeden as the committee to search and select an Interim President for recommendation to the Board.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Endress, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Mallery, Mrs. Scroggs, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – None, motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mrs. Scroggs and seconded by Mrs. Endress to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Endress, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Mallery, Mrs. Scroggs, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – None, motion carried.