June 2014 Board Report
Deborah Anderson, currently Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bay de Noc Community
College in Escanaba, Mich., was appointed by the board Thursday as Illinois
Valley Community College’s Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Following a national search, Anderson emerged from among 36 applicants because
of her “strong knowledge of the accreditation process, ability to articulate
academic vision, impressive teaching and learning focus, and strong
relationships with faculty and administrators.”
She was formerly the Assistant Dean/Campus Director at Springfield College in
Milwaukee and earned her Ph.D. in American Literature and master’s in English
from Marquette University. She will begin work at IVCC Aug. 1.
In other business, the board approved:
- The fiscal 2015 contract of President Jerry
- Seeking bids for construction of an 18-spot,
ADA-only parking lot near the front of the Peter Miller Community Technology
Center for an estimated $280,000.
- Purchase of a medication administration system
similar to those used in six district hospitals. The $30,547 units from Medical
Shipment of Elk Grove Village will be paid through nursing program donations by
Seattle Sutton ($10,000) and the Adele Bucar estate ($20,000).
- The purchase of mechatronics training systems
from Advanced Technologies Consultants of Northville, Mich., and Aidex
Corporation of Rossville, Ind. A $258,320 Advanced Technologies learning system
will be paid for by the CTC capital campaign and the $122,690 portable Aidex
system by the iNAM grant. Mechatronics is a hybrid of the electronics and
industrial maintenance programs, said Sue Isermann, Interim Vice President for
Learning and Student Development.
- The prevailing wage resolution for fiscal 2015
and authorization to continue payment for standard operating procedures from
July 1 until the 2015 budget is adopted.
- The contract with Tri-City Vending and
Foodservice has been extended through June 30, 2015.
- This spring, 488 graduates earned a total of 581
degrees and certificates compared to 546 earning 681 degrees and certificates a
- Following a successful first season, head
baseball coach Jason Goode has had “interim” removed from his title.
- Erin Polte will replace Julie Sherbeyn as
volleyball coach. Polte coached the Illinois Valley Volley Power, Graceland
University (student athletic trainer) and Hall freshmen.
- Dental assisting program coordinator Theresa
Lynch will resign effective July 24 to accept another position. Assessment
Center assistant Marjorie Grzybowski will retire June 24 and assistant
volleyball coach Samantha Deters will resign June 30.
- Career Services specialist Cathy Buck resigned
June 5 and Reading, Writing and Study Skills Lab instructors Jeanette Maurice
and Carol Krancic recently retired.
- The IVCC women’s
tennis team finished 27th in the national tournament in El Paso,
Texas in May.
- Human Services’ May 12
tribute to students and community partners was keynoted by Dean of Humanities
and Fine Arts Brian Holloway.
- A May 30 leadership and core values retreat was
organized by Glenna Jones, Bryan Clark, Angie Hartman, Jeanne Hayden, Polly
Ragazincky, Cristina Sarabia, Connie Sprong, and Sarah Trager.