June 2012 Board Report
Illinois Valley Community
College’s board Tuesday approved 3 percent salary increases for support staff
and 2.5 percent increases for administrators excluding the president.
faculty will also receive an average 3.17 percent increase this fall following
trustee approval of a $20 per credit hour hike. In a separate action, Vice
President for Business Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema and Vice President
for Institutional Effectiveness Lori Scroggs received 2.5 percent increases.
presidents will receive additional compensation due to increased
responsibilities resulting from the resignation of Vice President for Learning
and Student Development Rick Pearce. Last month, Scroggs was named Pearce’s
Corcoran will receive a raise of slightly less than 3 percent.
business, President Jerry Corcoran updated trustees on progress on the Peter
Miller Community Technology Center. Two-thirds of the steel frame and metal
decking are in place, underground plumbing is expected to be completed by the
end of the week and underground electrical work continues, Corcoran said.
floor decking and exterior metal framing will begin June 25. Precast concrete
walls will go up in early August, Corcoran said, adding, “As Cheryl (Roelfsema)
said this afternoon after wrapping up a weekly meeting with all of the key
players on the project, ‘This is really going to be special building.’”
will be moving from Building 11 to the renovated area in Building G (gymnasium)
in early July, the roof of Building F will be replaced within a month and the
geothermal horizontal loop will be completed in six weeks.
In other action,
the board approved:
$48,000 “port fee” to Ellucian (formerly Datatel) to allow migration of the
Colleague administrative system to a Windows/SQL server environment.
in a 28-college cooperative agreement that includes all ICCB and IBHE-approved
programs of study leading to an AAS degree or certificate in career and
resolution requiring the prevailing wage is paid to all laborers, workers and
mechanics employed by or on behalf of the college on a public works project.
allowing the administration to continue making standard operating expenditures
between July 1, the beginning of the fiscal year, and adoption of the 2013
to renovation of Jacobs Library and expansion of the Fitness Center, an $8.4
million project on the state’s capital development waiting list. If approved,
IVCC’s 25 percent match would be just over $2.1 million.
Jones, director of human resources, as IVCC’s new ethics officer. As such,
Jones will coordinate training activities and be a resource for supervisors and
staff in regard to ethical decision-making.
modification of the contract with the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
(JATC) Local 176 to continue providing an AAS degree program in electrical construction
for workers completing the electrician’s apprenticeship program.
full-time trainer specialist/site facilitator Tony Mertes to part-time due to
decreased enrollment in truck driver training.
totaling $64,890 from Universal Asphalt & Excavating, Inc., of La Salle,
for asphalt and pavement repair, sealing, marking and pothole patching in lots
1 through 6.
was one of only five Illinois community colleges awarded a share of the College
and University Asbestos Property Damage Settlement Fund. IVCC received $113,134
in the class-action suit.
LaSalle Station recently donated four reclaiming units worth $12,000 and one
flow systems trainer worth $20,000 to IVCC’s HVAC, industrial maintenance and
automotive programs. The donation is a result of a three-year partnership
between IVCC’s Business Training Center and Exelon.
webcast of the May nurses pinning, commencement and GED graduation allowed
family members around the world to view the achievements of their loved ones,
worker Paul Hartwig has been hired and three employees have resigned: assistant
volleyball coach Carolyn Bryant, Ottawa Center information specialist Caitlin
Downey and part-time academic support technologist Elizabeth Pommier.
There were 562 spring
graduates earning a total of 701 degrees and certificates compared to 646
graduates earning 724 degrees and certificates in spring 2011.