December 2012 Board Report
Illinois Valley Community College’s 80,000-square-foot Peter Miller Community
Technology Center remains on schedule for next fall’s opening, trustees learned
work, including the east addition to the welding/auto shop and construction of
the new maintenance building is progressing nicely, IVCC President Jerry
Corcoran informed the board.
In the CTC,
second floor drywall should be complete by the end of December and painting has
begun. Window trim and zinc panel installation is underway, elevator
installation starts Jan. 15 and casework installation Jan. 31, Corcoran added.
business, April Kutz and Nikki Kulis of Oglesby, Delaney Ridley of La Salle and
Emily Santman of Peru, all members of the IVCC women’s tennis team, attended
the meeting to thank the board for allowing them to have a season this fall.
Reading from her letter to the board, Kutz said, “As you know, our team did
extremely well in our regular season conference play as well as at our regional
tournament where many of us took home medals. Throughout the season we grew
closer to each other and established a tennis family none of us will ever
business, the board approved:
adoption of an $11.5 million tax levy that will result in an estimated total
tax rate of .3584, an increase of 1.7 percent over 2011. “This is due to a
decrease in EAV, not because of a higher tax levy,” said Cheryl Roelfsema, Vice
President for Business Services and Finance. A schedule was presented showing
the college’s tax rate has decreased by approximately 25 percent over the last
10 years. IVCC will submit the levy to county clerks this
proposals from information security consultants to help the college comply with
regulations and safeguard personally-identifiable information. Total cost for
the consultant is not expected to exceed $10,000 and will be paid from the tort
agreement between the board and the American Federation of Teachers Local 1810
adding the fitness center director position to the union’s bargaining unit.
its 2013 meetings for 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month.
closed session minutes and the destruction of verbatim audiotapes of three 2010
closed session meetings.
The board learned:
Reddy, a University of Toronto master’s graduate, has been hired as collection
development and access librarian.
instructor Andrew Fisher’s book, “Christmas
1588: Beginnings,” volume one of the “Kringle Manuscripts” series, is available on
Amazon.com for 99 cents and ready for download to any Kindle.
instructor Nora Hamilton has been awarded a Nurse Educator Fellowship worth
more than $9,000 by the Illinois Board of Higher Education because of her
excellent work and the recommendation of Health Profession’s Dean Bonnie
week, AFT Local 1810 elected Mike Phillips president, Rebecca Donna vice
president, Cynthia Schultz treasurer, Vince Brolley corresponding secretary,
Delores Robinson recording secretary and Renee Prine, Michelle Story, and Jill
Urban-Bollis sergeants at arms.