Driscoll, Vice Chair
A. Gunia, Student Trustee
Cheryl Roelfsema, Vice
President for Business Services and Finance
Isermann, Interim Vice President for Learning and Student Development
Grzybowski, Interim Associate Vice President for Student Services
It was moved by Mr. Solon and seconded
by Dr. Driscoll to approve the agenda, as presented. Motion passed by voice vote.
TAYLOR A. GUNIA, STUDENT TRUSTEE
Olivero read a resolution and presented it to Taylor Gunia on behalf of the
Board of Trustees to express their sincere appreciation that she has given generously
of her time, energy, and talents in her responsibilities to the college as
student board member. Ms. Gunia thanked
the Board for the great experience and the opportunities in serving as a
was moved by Mr. Mallery and seconded by Dr. Huffman to approve the consent
agenda, as presented. Motion passed by
following items were approved in the consent agenda:
Fund - $579,804.12; Operations & Maintenance Fund - $70,063.05; Operations
& Maintenance Fund (Restricted) - $159,739.60; Auxiliary Fund - $32,474.67;
Restricted Fund - $200,943.80; and Liability, Protection and Settlement Fund -
the stipends for the pay periods ending March 8, 2014 and March 22, 2014.
reported seven members of the Student Government Association had a productive
day in Springfield on April 2 while visiting with the College’s legislators as
part of the annual Student Advocacy Day program. Cory Tomasson, student activities
coordinator, reported that the group spent valuable time with both Senator
Rezin and Representative Mautino where they discussed such issues as the importance
of level funding for the Community College System, prioritizing the Monetary
Award Program (MAP), and setting aside
at least 15-20 percent of the overall MAP appropriation for students who may
not make their decision regarding plans for postsecondary education until later
in the spring or early summer; this could prove to be very beneficial to community
college students. Dr. Corcoran was pleased that IVCC students, particularly
Trustee Taylor Gunia, were able to participate in the activity and have their
voice be heard by elected officials.
Dr. Margie Francisco, Pam Mammano, Dean Bonnie Campbell, Tina Nink,
Julie Hogue, Karie Stecken and Linda Hanley did a great job of inducting 10
Nursing students into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society on March 31st.
When you hear the story regarding the time and work that went into being able
to even establish this society on IVCC’s campus, it helps one realize how
committed the faculty are to student success and why year in and year out IVCC’s
Nursing students do so well in passing the NCLEX exam and meeting the needs of the
local health-care providers. Dr.
Corcoran congratulated everyone involved with organizing the Alex Boye
performance on March 29 in our Cultural Centre. The feedback from concert
attendees as well as John Newby and Matt Skelly from the Starved Rock Country
group was very positive and Dr. Corcoran believes that more
culturally-enriching programs are on the horizon, especially with all of the
facility enhancements that have taken place and are being planned for the
future. Dr. Corcoran commended Mark
Grzybowski and Linda Hawkins for the work they put into organizing the student
academic awards banquet earlier this week.
Mark’s fine work as well as Nora Villarreal’s excellent speech was
appreciated by all. Dr. Corcoran was sure that Trustees Goetz, Bonucci, Huffman
and Mallery would also agree that the heartfelt speech by Milda Willoughby,
this year’s Paul Simon essay contest winner, was, like the overall program,
nothing short of outstanding. Cheryl Roelfsema’s construction update
included: 1) Phase 1 final closeout took place March 31. The
building remains under the general contractor’s warranty for 12 months. A
nine-month inspection will take place in August or September; 2) Phase 2 close
out for everything but re-grading and seeding will take place April 18. A punch
list walk-through is scheduled for April 14. Phase 3 is still in design
development; 3) Bids for the sound system replacement are due April 17.
Mr. Mallery attended the ICCTA meeting in
Lisle on Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15.
He noted that the City Colleges of Chicago negotiated a lesser ICCTA
membership fee and would like to request a similar reduction in membership fees
for IVCC. Mr. Mallery serves on the
diversity committee and noted there are a few new ICCTA awards this year at the
It was moved by Dr. Driscoll and seconded
by Ms. Goetz to approve the purchase of 21 iMac computers and a Mac OS X server
from Apple in the amount of $39,256.
Motion passed by voice vote.
It was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by
Ms. Goetz to approve the purchase of 25 laptops from Dell, Inc. in the amount
of $19,421.75. Motion passed by voice
RESIGNATION – JULIE SHERBEYN, HEALTH AND WELLNESS INSTRUCTOR/HEAD WOMEN’S
It was moved by Mr. Solon and seconded by Ms.
Goetz to accept with regret the resignation of Julie Sherbeyn, Health and
Wellness Instructor/Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, effective July 21,
2014. Motion passed by voice vote.
It was moved by Ms. Bonucci and seconded by
Dr. Huffman to temporarily reassign responsibilities during the period that Mr.
Grzybowski is the interim Associate Vice President for Student Services as
Moore – Responsible for accurate record management with Colleague and the
National Student Clearinghouse and for the implementation of an electronic
diploma processing module with additional compensation of $50 per pay period, effective
3/24/14 and continuing until staffing levels have been restored.
Skerston – Responsible for managing both the prospective and applied student
Communication Management modules, coordinating all aspects of the Nursing
Information Sessions, processing court-ordered subpoenas as received, and
conducting Colleague training of new employees with additional compensation of
$75 per pay period, effective 3/24/14 and continuing until staffing levels have
passed by voice vote.
FY2015 BOARD OF TRUSTEES BUDGET
It was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by Ms.
Goetz to approve the tentative FY2015 Board of Trustees Budget, as presented. Dr. Driscoll would like to enter into
negotiations with the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA)
for a reduced rate for membership fees. Every
dollar that does not go towards teaching and students needs to be
challenged. Dr. Corcoran noted that all
the community colleges in the state are members of the ICCTA. The organization has done a great job and
IVCC has been a member since 1970. The
ICCTA keeps the colleges apprised across the country and state. It is a coordinated system when reaching out
to legislators. Dr. Corcoran
respectfully asked that IVCC continue its membership of the ICCTA. Dr. Huffman suggested adopting the budget, as
presented. Whatever the budget council
needs, it can be taken from the Board’s budget.
It was suggested to shift the student trustee’s costs to the student
activities fund. Motion passed by voice vote with
Dr. Driscoll voting “naye.”
INTER-DISTRICT COOOPERATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ILLINOIS VALLEY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND JOLIET JUNOR COLLEGE
moved by Ms. Goetz and seconded by Dr. Huffman to approve the Inter-district
Cooperative Agreement between Illinois Valley Community College and Joliet
Junior College, as presented. Motion
passed by voice vote.
SECURITY SERVICES CONTRACT EXTENSION
moved by Dr. Driscoll and seconded by Ms. Goetz to approve the extension of the
security services contract with G4S Secure Solutions for another three-year
period, ending June 30, 2017. Motion
passed by voice vote.
G ELECTRICAL REPAIRS
It was moved by Mr. Mallery and seconded by
Ms. Bonucci to accept the quote from Indicom Electric Company for $24,700 to
replace and reconnect the ground wire at Building G according to NEC
specifications. Motion passed by voice
Ms. Bonucci had a wonderful time at the
Student Honors Banquet, thanks to Mark Grzybowski and Linda Hawkins. Ms. Bonucci and Ms. Goetz noted they would be
unable to attend the May 8th board meeting.
It was moved by Ms. Bonucci and seconded by Dr.
Huffman to convene a closed session at 6:36 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. Mr. Mallery requested to add
another reason for going into closed session – leasing of real property. It was moved by Mr. Mallery and seconded by
Dr. Huffman to add a 4th reason to go into closed session – leasing
of real property.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye” – Ms. Gunia. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes” – Mr. Mallery, Mr. Solon, Ms. Bonucci,
Dr. Driscoll, Ms. Goetz, Dr. Huffman, and Ms. Olivero. “Naye” – None. Motion carried.
After a short break, the Board entered closed
session at 6:41 p.m. On a motion by Dr.
Driscoll and seconded by Ms. Bonucci, the regular meeting resumed at 8:53 p.m. Motion passed by voice vote.
It was moved by Ms. Goetz and seconded by Dr.
Huffman to approve and retain the closed session minutes of the March 13, 2014 board
meeting. Motion passed by voice vote.
A summary of the Board Self-Evaluation results
were distributed. Ms. Olivero asked that
each board member review the summary and propose goals for the Board. This will be discussed at a future board