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December 2001 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, December 19, 2001 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

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

Others Present:
Jean Goodnow, President
Francis Brolley, Director of Public Information
Harriet Custer, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Robert Marshall, Vice President for Student Services
Frank Papke, Vice President of Business Services & Finance
Walt Zukowski, Attorney

 

AMEND AGENDA
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to amend the agenda to add agenda item "Closed Session" after the Consent Agenda.

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

CONSENT AGENDA
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Lansford that the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Agenda consisting of the Minutes of the November 20, 2001 Board Meeting and the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $287,015.60; Operation and Maintenance Fund - $148,318.54; Operation & Maintenance Fund (Restricted) - $444,475.64; Auxiliary Fund - $115,809.14; Restricted Fund - $177,566.36; Audit Fund - $10,500.00; Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $9,741.09 and the approval of the Financial Reports as presented.

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

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mrs. Paul to convene a closed session for the purpose of (1) the dismissal of specific employees of the public body and (2) potential litigation.

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

On a motion by Mr. Lansford, seconded by Mr. Shea, and carried unanimously, the regular meeting resumed at 7:50 p.m.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goodnow reported that a tour and demonstration of IVCC’s High Tech Lab will take place at 6:30 p.m. prior to the next IVCC Board Meeting on January 16, 2002. This High Tech Lab was made possible through a DCCA grant.

TRUSTEE’S REPORT
Mr. Phalen reported that the Northwest Regional Trustees Meeting was held on the IVCC campus on Wednesday, December 5. Mike Monaghan, ICCTA Director of Government Relations, and Dr. Gary Davis, ICCTA Executive Director, were the guest speakers. An important bill that was amended requires the presiding officer at a closed meeting to sign an affidavit stating that nothing was discussed in the meeting that was not authorized by the legal purpose for conducting the meeting.

PERSONNEL – TENURE RECOMMENDATIONS
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mr. Shea to approve the tenure status of Cherie Weber, Therapeutic Massage Instructor in the Health Professions division.

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

It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to approve the tenure status of Michelle Story, Computer Laboratory Instructor in the Business and Engineering division.

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

PERSONNEL – FACULTY RETIREMENT
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mrs. Paul to accept Margaret Suerth’s retirement effective May 31, 2002, approve her participation in the College’s Voluntary Retirement Plan – Option A, and wish her a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

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

PERSONNEL DECISIONS PURSUANT TO IDOC TERMINATION OF FUNDING
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Debo to adopt the Resolution Authorizing Notice of Reduction-In-Force and Other Actions as it relates to the Sheridan Correctional Center staff – Barry Sanders (program coordinator), Bruce Markwalter (instructor), Kenneth Carothers (instructor), William Reidner (instructor), Douglas Ploch (instructor), Steven Swett (youthful offender coordinator) and Maxine Stanford (clerical).

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

It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Ms. Twardowski to approve the Resolution for Reinstatement of Higher Education Programs for Correctional Centers.

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

BID REQUEST – SUMMER/FALL 2002 CLASS SCHEDULE
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Debo to authorize the Business Office to seek bids for the printing of 90,000 copies of the Summer/Fall 2002 Class Schedule at an estimated cost of $22,000.

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

OTHER
Cindy Lock, Adult Education Specialist, showed a video that was created to help recruit students for the General Education Development program. One of the biggest obstacles for potential GED students is getting started and this video reduces that anxiety by showing students how to take the first step and explaining the process. The video will be distributed to several agencies that work with prospective students.

Joel Torbeck, Director of the IVCC Dislocated Workers Center, gave an update on IVCC’s outreach efforts to help LTV employees who have lost their jobs because of the steel plant’s closing. Nearly 125 LTV Steel workers from the Hennepin plant have attended orientation sessions sponsored by the DWC. Services offered by the DWC through the Workforce Investment Act include career counseling, retraining assistance and job search assistance.

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mr. Lansford, seconded by Mr. Debo, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:28 p.m.