This being the time and place published for a Public Hearing regarding
the FY2013 Budget, Board Chair, Dennis
Thompson, called for questions and/or comments from the audience. Since there were no questions and/or
comments, Mr. Thompson called for a motion to close the Public Hearing. It was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by Ms.
Olivero to close the Public Hearing.
Motion passed by voice vote.
the absence of Leslie Englehaupt, Dr. Larry Huffman volunteered to serve as
APPROVAL OF AMENDED
was moved by Ms. Olivero and seconded by Dr. Driscoll to approve the amended agenda,
as presented. The item added to the agenda was Bid Results – Treasurer’s
Bond. Motion passed by voice vote.
CAMPUS UPDATE –
BUILDING BRIDGES: IVCC PARTNERSHIPS
Tracy Morris reported on the Running Start Program which is an option whereby
qualified Marquette Academy juniors and seniors may earn an Associate’s Degree
from Illinois Valley Community College concurrent with a high school
diploma. This is an extremely rigorous
program and the student must be committed to complete the program. Having a
structured program, support of counselors at both institutions, the need for
faculty at the high school to meet the Dual Credit Quality Act standards,
awareness of the impact of a rigorous curriculum on multiple areas of the
school and communication between the high school and the college are important
to the success of the program. Marquette Academy’s first successful completer
of the Running Start Program is on track to complete both the Associate in Art
and Associate in Science degrees in May 2013.
This is a pilot program and the College is currently having discussions
about expanding this program to another pilot school. Dr. Morris reported on the unique partnership
with Lincoln College-Normal whereby a bachelor’s degree is brought to the IVCC
campus. The Program offers bachelor
degree options in business, health services administration, liberal arts, and
criminal justice. Lincoln College-Normal
provides a site coordinator on the IVCC campus Monday through Friday. The format for the Accelerated Bridge to
Education Program (ABE) allows students to complete a bachelor degree at an
accelerated pace designed for working adults.
Students take one course at a time, meeting one evening per week for a
five-week period. This allows students
to complete up to 27 credits per calendar year toward their bachelor’s degree
requirements. Beginning this fall
Lincoln College will offer two capstone degrees geared toward students who have
previously received an Associate’s in Applied Science degree – Bachelor’s
degree in Applied Management in Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor’s degree in
Applied Science in Organizational Leadership.
Recently a memorandum of understanding has been signed whereby full-time
IVCC employees will receive a 20 percent reduction on their tuition at Lincoln
College. Lincoln College will host a
fall open house on Thursday, August 30 from 3 – 6 p.m. on the IVCC campus. Dr. Morris noted that Phi Theta Kappa, the
International Honor Society for two-year colleges, is encouraging students to
“Commit to Complete” their associate degree.
Activities are being planned throughout the year to accomplish this
was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by Dr. Driscoll to approve the consent
agenda as presented. Motion passed by voice vote.
following items were approved in the consent agenda:
- July 17, 2012 Board Meeting and August 9, 2012 Audit/Finance Committee
of the Bills
Fund - $1,111,818.45; Operations and Maintenance Fund - $61,184.03; Auxiliary
Fund - $142,204.81; Restricted Fund - $67,785.30; Audit Fund - $12,500; and Liability,
Protection and Settlement Fund - $25,723.45.
the stipends for the pay periods ending July 14, 2012 and July 28, 2012.
to Purchase – Radio Advertising Contracts
to expend $66,163 for annual radio advertising contracts for fiscal year 2013
from NRG Media, LaSalle County Broadcasting Corp., The Radio Group, and WZOE,
to Purchase – Fuel for Truck Driver Training Program
to expend an estimated $41,000 for fuel for the Truck Driver Training Program
from Sapp Bros., Peru, Illinois and Flying J, LaSalle, Illinois.
Purchases – Janitorial Supplies and Elevator Maintenance
to purchase janitorial supplies from Interline Brands, Inc., d/b/a AmSan,
Peoria, Illinois, at an estimated annual cost of $40,000 through the Illinois
Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC) and elevator maintenance services
from ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation, Peoria, Illinois, though Horizon
Resource Group at an annual cost of $17,443.56.
Results – Printing Supplies
the bid from Smart Group Systems for printing supplies in the amount of
Corcoran reported the July 25 licensed practical nurse pinning ceremony was
held in the gym rather than the cultural centre and it was very well done
thanks to the planning and oversight by Dean Bonnie Campbell and the nursing
faculty. He thanked Dr. Driscoll, Mr. Mallery, and Student Trustee Britney
Burkart for attending on behalf of the Board of Trustees and the 24 graduates.
a construction update, precast panel installation is complete and interior
caulking has begun. Insulation of precast panels has also begun. Roofing has
been underway for two weeks. Masonry work will begin this week. Construction of
stairs between stories will begin in approximately two weeks. Phase 2 asbestos
abatement should begin soon and work by the general contractor on Buildings 5
and 10 and the Maintenance Building will begin in mid-to-late September.
Geothermal field site preparation for landscaping has begun. Pond excavation
has resumed and the trench by the softball field has been filled in and
response to an aggressive outreach campaign has been very satisfying: 240
employers across the district agreed to allow IVCC posters to be displayed at
their business sites, nine of the 18 scheduled presentations regarding the
value of higher education have been made, and 28 students have entered into
financial aid contracts and enrolled in 301 credit hours.
new student convocation held Friday, August 17 was well received by
approximately 378 students. The Convocation Committee made up of Tracy Morris, Sue Isermann, Mark Grzybowski,
Chris Herman, Jeff Anderson, Carey Burns, Connie Skerston, Danielle Stoddard,
Dawn Watson, Fran Brolley, Jenna Stinson, Jennifer Sowers, Kim Stahly, Linda
Hawkins, Robert Mattson, Sandy Beard, Norman
Engstrom, Betsy Klopcic, Cory Tomasson, Francie Skoflanc, Nora Villarreal,
Melissa Killian, and Renee Prine should be commended for a job well
done. Beyond these fine individuals, there
were a number of faculty who volunteered for breakout sessions; student
ambassadors who handed out programs, ran tours and assisted students in the
hallways; and Learning Commons’ personnel who provided computer tutorials. There
was also a number of employees who set up tables in the courtyard during the
student picnic showcasing the many programs and support services the College
has to offer such as peer tutoring, career services, Student Government
Association, Project Success, IVCH, BPART, PTK and the “Commit to Complete”
campaign. Overall, it was a great effort and Dr. Corcoran thinks the staff
really set the tone for new students by showing that not only is the College a
high quality teaching and learning institution, but also a college that
embraces its core values. Spirit Day is
scheduled for September 12th.
year’s 21st Century Scholars dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. on
August 30 at Starved Rock. There are 32 members of the 21st Century
Scholars Society. If anyone is
interested in joining, they are to contact Fran Brolley, Director of Community
Relations and Development.
Francie Skoflanc has announced that one of her students, Helen E. Krieger, has
won second place in the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation 2012
Postsecondary Student Design Competition. Helen’s work will be featured in a
special display at the GRAPH EXPO 2012 Conference to be held at McCormick Place
October 7-10 and she will receive a check for $1500 from the Graphic Arts
Education and Research Foundation (GAERF). Dr. Corcoran congratulated Helen
Kreiger on her fine work and Francie Skoflanc for the well-deserved recognition
of the Graphic Arts program.
latest issue of NJCAA Review
recognizes two IVCC outstanding student athletes for exemplary academic
achievement (3.60-3.79 GPA): John Poulakos (3.72 - tennis) and Lauren Senica
(3.61 - softball). Dr. Corcoran congratulated the student athletes for their
recognition and the coaching staff for emphasizing the importance of academic success.
Dr. Huffman, chair of the Audit/Finance
Committee, reported on the August 9 meeting.
The committee reviewed the bid results for the property/casualty and
workers’ compensation insurance. The
committee’s views were reflected in the administration’s recommendation as
presented in the board book which the board will take action later in the
meeting. The committee also reviewed a
list of change orders that have been approved by the Capital Development Board
(CDB). Approximately 20 percent of the
project has been paid and the change orders reflected 5 percent of the contingency. The committee was provided samples of three
plaques. The CDB plaque, a plaque
recognizing past board members, past student trustees, administration, faculty
and staff and former Senator Dahl and Representative Mautino, and a plaque
explaining how the new building came about and the support received from
Senator Dahl and Representative Mautino.
The recommendation of the committee was to go with two plaques - the CDB
plaque and the plaque recognizing former board members, past student trustees,
administration, faculty and staff and former Senator Dahl and Representative
YEAR 2013 BUDGET
It was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by
Dr. Driscoll to adopt the FY2013 Budget, as presented.
Roll Call Vote:
“Ayes” – Ms. Olivero, Dr. Driscoll, Dr. Huffman, Mr. Mallery, and Mr. Thompson.
“Nays” – None, motion carried.
It was moved by Ms. Olivero and seconded by
Dr. Driscoll to accept the proposal for property/casualty insurance from
Mesirow Financial and workers’ compensation insurance from Kuhl & Company
for total premiums of $316,675. Even though the proposal submitted by the
Illinois Community College Risk Management Consortium was the lowest, it also
required a three-year commitment and the Audit/Finance committee was
uncomfortable with this length of time and no guarantee on the premiums for the
second and third year. By recommending the
second lowest proposal from Mesirow Financial/Kuhl & Company ($3,982 less
than the Consortium), the risk would be minimized with a shorter duration. The request for proposal specified one year
and the bid from Mesirow Financial/Kuhl & Company was the lowest and most
responsible bid. Motion passed by voice
ETHANOL PLANT APPRAISAL
It was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by
Ms. Olivero to accept the proposal from Federal Appraisal & Consulting to
perform appraisal services of the assets of the Marquis Energy Ethanol Refinery
in Hennepin, Illinois at a cost of $25,000 plus reimbursable expenses. Motion passed by voice vote.
BID RESULTS – TREASURER’S BOND
It was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by
Dr. Driscoll to accept the alternate bond proposal from R. J. Galla through The
Hartford for three years at $31,504. The
proposal specifications for the treasurer’s bond was for one year. R.J. Galla Agency offered an alternate
proposal, guaranteeing the rate for either two or three years if the premium is
prepaid. Mr. Mallery questioned whether
a notice was provided to the other companies to bid multiple years. He withdrew his concern when he realized the
lowest bid for one year was also from R.J. Galla Agency. Motion passed by voice vote.
Dr. Corcoran noted this was the first year
the business office submitted a Popular Annual Financial Report and it received
the highest recognition. The only other
college to receive this award in Illinois is Oakton Community College. Dr. Corcoran commended Cheryl Roelfsema,
Patrick Berry, and their staff for such an outstanding achievement.
It was moved by Ms. Olivero and seconded by Mr.
Mallery to convene a closed session at 7:28 p.m. to discuss 1) the appointment,
employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific
employees of the public body; 2) pending litigation; and 3) closed session
minutes. Motion carried by voice vote.
After a short break, the Board entered closed
session at 7:33 p.m. On a motion by Ms.
Olivero and seconded by Dr. Driscoll, the regular meeting resumed at 8:02 p.m. Motion passed by voice vote.
It was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by Dr.
Driscoll to approve and retain the closed session minutes of the July 17, 2012
meeting. Motion passed by voice vote.
It was moved by Dr. Driscoll, seconded by Mr.
Thompson, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:05p.m.