September 2012 Board Report
Illinois Valley Community College President Jerry Corcoran
gave trustees a construction update on the Peter Miller Community Technology
Center at the monthly board meeting Tuesday.
Corcoran said mechanical piping is being laid out on
the first floor, concrete partitions are being put into place and the metal
framing started today.
On the second
floor, HVAC duct work and mechanical piping and plumbing rough-in is underway
and interior metal framing is in progress.
construction developments shared by Corcoran include:
storm water detention pond excavation is nearing completion;
in the pond and geothermal field will start at the end of September;
barrier installation will start next week;
detailing and caulking is complete;
continues and window framing started last week.
George Sollitt Construction Company (of Wood Dale) is doing a phenomenal job,”
asbestos abatement in Buildings 5 and 10 is complete and excavation for the
maintenance facility will begin Thursday.
action, the board approved:
purchase of 26 Dell computers for the Computer Aided Drafting Lab for $17,914.
The purchase will be paid for through Perkins funds.
purchase of 280 tons of rock salt from Cargill at $59.75 per ton for a total of
$16,730 through the Illinois Department of Central Management Services
consortia of community colleges.
$25,104 bid of Midland Paper of Wheeling for multipurpose paper used in
printers, copy and fax machines across campus.
$109,375 Ellucian upgrade of the administrative software system from the
AIX/Unidata platform to a Windows/SQL server. The migration will allow the
college to use less expensive virtualized servers and will provide more
purchase of $162,406 in hardware, software and services from American Digital
to update the Colleague administrative system. In addition, the board approved
the purchase of up to $15,000 in Microsoft and SQL server licensing from CDW-G
and $31,855 in hardware from Dell for the expansion of the Virtual Desktop
cash farm lease with Luke Holly of Granville for $366 per acre or $54,709 total
on 149 acres of farmland.
calendars summer 2013 through summer 2015.
for a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for more
than $1.59 million in workforce training equipment for the Peter Miller CTC. If
approved, IVCC and EDA would each put up $796,000.
resolution designating time, date and place for filing nominating petitions for
the April 9 board election. Petitions for the two, six-year seats can be filed
with board secretary Jeanne Hayden in Room C301 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday Dec. 17-21 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24.
the hiring of Steve Gillio as a second-shift custodian and the resignations of
dental assisting instructor Pattie McGuire effective Dec. 18 and career
development coordinator for IVCC’s Dislocated Workers Center at Sauk Valley
Community College Sarah Partington effective Friday.
total of 260 summer graduates received 289 degrees and certificates.
IVCC employees enrolled in Lincoln College-Normal’s Accelerated Bridge to
Education (ABE) program at IVCC will receive a 20 percent reduction in tuition.
it had been announced the intramural program would be discontinued this year
due to the limited number of students participating in previous years and the
need to reduce athletic expenses, the Peru YMCA has contacted the
administration regarding opportunities for partnerships in this area and the matter
is being explored.
- Geology instructor Mike Phillips will present “An
expedition to the Capitol: Working with lawmakers to ensure legislation
incorporates the geosciences perspective,” at the Geological Society of
America’s annual conference Nov. 4-7 in Charlotte, N.C.
- The IVCC Foundation will host a donor wall rededication 5
to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. The refurbished display is located in the hallway
between the main lobby and the Counseling Center and across from the Hall of
Presidents. Following the ceremony, the Foundation will host its annual
Scholarship Recognition Reception in the gymnasium. “In the 4-and-a-half years
since being appointed president, I’ve really enjoyed attending Foundation
events and watching special, lifelong relationships develop between our donors
and the beneficiaries of their generosity,” said Corcoran.
total of 30 positions – excluding part-time faculty – were filled at the
college in fiscal 2012, Director of Human Resources Glenna Jones said in her
report to the board.