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November 2000 Board Meeting Minutes

The Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 convened a regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2000 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

Members Present:
Jimmie D. Lansford, Chairperson
Harry R. Debo
William H. Franklin, Jr., Vice Chairperson
Kristine A. Paul
H. Todd Phalen
Thomas A. Shea
Deborah L. Sweeden, Secretary
Jacob Frost, Student Trustee

Others Present:
Jean Goodnow, President
Harold Barnes, Director of Information & Technology Services
Francis Brolley, Director of Public Information
Harriet Custer, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Frank Papke, Vice President of Business Services & Finance
Walt Zukowski, Attorney

AMEND AGENDA
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Debo to add agenda item, Public Hearing-2000 Tax Levy.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mr. Shea to delete agenda item, Presentation of Women's Tennis and Men’s Golf Trophies.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

CONSENT AGENDA
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mrs. Paul that the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Agenda consisting of the Minutes of the October 18, 2000 Board Meeting and the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $119,834.84; Operation & Maintenance Fund –$102,649.36; Operation & Maintenance Fund (Restricted Fund) – $114,302.08; Bond & Interest Fund - $400.00, Auxiliary Fund - $103,366.91; Restricted Fund - $217,581.29; Audit Fund, $10,700.00; Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $8,257.16 and the approval of the financial reports as presented.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

Mr. Phalen entered the meeting at 7:03 p.m.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goodnow encouraged everyone to attend the 1940s Radio Swing Dance at the Hotel Kaskaskia on Friday, December 8th at 7:30 p.m. This event will replace the Madrigal Dinner. Dr. Goodnow distributed information on the economic impact prepared by Richard Gillette from William Rainey Harper College. Mr. Gillette used a number of different variables, which IVCC could use in their economic impact report. Dr. Goodnow presented The Project Approach Catalog published at the University of Illinois-Champaign illustrating IVCC’s Early Childhood Center on the cover. An article written by Sallee Beneke, IVCC’s Laboratory Instructor in Early Childhood Care, was also included in the catalog. Dr. Goodnow will be making a presentation to the Workforce Investment Board on the 28th and will give the same presentation to the Board at a future board meeting. It was decided that the Board Retreat would be held on Saturday, March 3, 2001 in the IVCC Board Room.

TRUSTEE’S REPORT
Jacob Frost reported on his experiences at the ACCT Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. He was able to interact with other trustees from all over the country.

Todd Phalen attended the Trustees meeting in Chicago in which Dr. Harold Hodgkinson, a demographic expert, presented on Illinois’ Changing Populations. Mr. Phalen discussed the need for IVCC to concentrate on the population changes in our district to plan for the future. ICCTA's Federal Legislative Fly-in will take place on Feb. 6-8, 2001, in Washington, D.C. The AACC conference will be held in April in Chicago.

BID APPROVAL – CASH FARM LEASE
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to approve the Cash Farm Lease bid of Keith Gehm, Oglesby, Illinois as the highest, most responsible, at $153 per acre for a total of $19,767.60

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

CHANGE IN BOARD POLICY 1016
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mrs. Paul to approve the change in Board Policy 1016 to reads as follows:

Two Board members shall be appointed as representatives to the IVCC Foundation Board by the Board Chairperson at a regular meeting of the College Board to serve for two years. IVCC Board members will serve in a liaison role to the Foundation Board and shall not serve as officers of the Foundation Board. The Board Chairperson will be responsible for appointing representatives to the Illinois Community College Trustees Association and appropriate campus committees.

 

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

CHANGE IN BOARD POLICY 6008
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mr. Frost to approve the change in the title for Board Policy 6008 from Smoking to Smoking/Tobacco Use.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING – 2000 TAX LEVY
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mr. Shea that a public hearing be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 7 p.m. to approve the proposed property tax levy for calendar year 2000.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

CAMPUS UPDATE
Kelly Conrad, Director of Admissions and Records, presented the annual Student Characteristic Report. The average age for IVCC students is 28, with the greatest majority of students (1,441) in the 18-20 age group; however, a significant portion of students (1,125) falls into the 21-30 age group. Women outnumber men on the campus 53 percent to 47 percent, and the greatest number of students are white Caucasians followed by Hispanics and then Blacks.

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mr. Shea to convene a closed session for the purpose of discussing the board’s self-evaluation, practices and procedures, or professional ethics and to review minutes of closed sessions.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

On a motion by Mrs. Sweeden, seconded by Mr. Franklin and carried unanimously the regular meeting resumed.

It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mrs. Paul to convene a second closed session to discuss personnel matters.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

On a motion by Mrs. Sweeden, seconded by Mr. Franklin and carried unanimously the regular meeting resumed at 8:20 p.m.

It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Franklin to approve the minutes of the August 16, 2000 Closed Session meeting and retain items 2 and 3 and release items 1 and 4.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" – None, motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mr. Franklin, seconded by Mr. Shea, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:42 p.m.