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July 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, July 18, 2001 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

Members Present:
Jimmie D. Lansford, Chairperson
William H. Franklin, Jr., Vice-Chairperson
Harry R. Debo
Kristine A. Paul
H. Todd Phalen
Thomas A. Shea
Deborah L. Sweeden, Secretary
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
Walt Zukowski, Attorney
Elin Arnold, LaSalle-Peru High School Board Member
Alan Cherpeske, LaSalle-Peru High School Board Member
Peter Corgiat, LaSalle-Peru High School Board Member
Ron Hammers, LaSalle-Peru High School Board Member
Rosie Lynch, LaSalle-Peru High School Board Member
Tom Martin, LaSalle-Peru High School Board Member

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mr. Debo to convene a closed session for the purpose of 1) the purchase or lease of real property and (2) the compensation of specific employees.

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

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

AMEND AGENDA
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mrs. Paul to amend the agenda to include agenda item 7a. – Personnel – Staff Appointment – Mary Prentice, Division Chair of Social Sciences and Public Service.

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

CONSENT AGENDA
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Shea that the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Agenda consisting of the Minutes of the June 20, 2001 Board Meeting and the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $220,285.20; Operation and Maintenance Fund - $80,109.54; Operation & Maintenance Fund (Restricted) - $91,178.01; Auxiliary Fund - $159,209.49; Restricted Fund - $197,160.79; Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $6,801.24 and the approval of the Financial Reports as presented.

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

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goodnow reported that Diane Christianson, Marge Hunt and Harriet Custer presented at the National Consortium for Community College Development on interest-based bargaining. IVCC hosted a summer institute for 40-50 chemistry teachers last Friday. Dr. Goodnow announced that enrollment for summer had increased over last summer by 6.07% in headcount and 3.9% in credit hours. She reminded the Board that the Association of Community College Trustees Annual Convention will take place October 10-13 in San Diego, California. If anyone is interested in attending, they should contact her office.

PERSONNEL – FACULTY APPOINTMENT – JEFFREY N. FESPERMAN, GEOGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mr. Shea to approve the appointment of Jeffrey N. Fesperman as Instructor in Geography assigned to the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics for the 2001-2002 academic year, with placement on the salary schedule at step E-8 - $45,050.

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

PERSONNEL – STAFF APPOINTMENT – MARY K. PRENTICE, DIVISION CHAIR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PUBLIC SERVICE
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to approve the appointment of Mary K. Prentice as Division Chair of Social Sciences and Public Service for the 2001-2002 academic year at an annual salary of $51,500.

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

BID REQUEST – SPRING 2002 CLASS SCHEDULE
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Ms. Twardowski to authorize the Business Office to seek bids for the printing and distribution of 86,000 copies of the Spring 2002 class schedule at an estimated cost of $20,000.

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

BID APPROVAL – WHITE COPY PAPER
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Shea to authorize the Business Office to accept the bid of $10,975 from Willamette Industries, West Chicago, Illinois, as the lowest, most responsible bidder for the purchase and delivery of 500 cases of white copy paper.

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

BID APPROVAL – ADA PROJECTS (D225 AND D223)
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mr. Franklin to authorize the Business Office to accept the bid of $17,777.00 from Fox River Lumber, Ottawa, Illinois as the lowest, most responsible bidder for the interior handicap accessibility remodeling of Rooms D225 and D223 and authorize the Business Office to approve the A & E Fees of $1,955.47 and Contingencies of $1,777.70 for a total of $3,733.17. The total cost for this project is $21,510.17.

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

BID APPROVAL – TRAFFIC GUARDRAIL REPLACEMENT
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to authorize the Business Office to accept the bid of $22,000 from G.F. Structures, Chicago, Illinois as the lowest, most responsible bidder for the replacement of traffic guardrails and authorize the Business Office to approve the A & E Fees of $2,175.80 and Contingencies of $2,200 for a total of $4,375.80. The total cost of this project is $26,375.80.

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

ATHLETIC SALARY SCHEDULE
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mrs. Paul to approve the 2001-2004 athletic salary schedule as presented.

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

CONFERRING OF CERTIFICATES
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to approve the July 2001 graduates and authorize the conferring of certificates with all rights and privileges.

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

PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mr. Shea to approve the proposed Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate Program and submit the appropriate forms to the Illinois Community College Board as presented.

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

BOARD POLICY – VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT PLAN
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mr. Shea to approve the Voluntary Retirement Plan for Illinois Valley Community College as presented with the addition to the last paragraph to include language from the faculty contract regarding health insurance.

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

BOARD POLICY MANUAL – SECTION 4000
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mrs. Paul to approve changes to Board Policy Manual – Section 4000 as recommended.

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

CAMPUS UPDATES

Trustee Tuition Waiver Report
Bob Marshall reported on the Trustee Tuition Waivers for Summer 2000, Fall 2000, and Spring 2001. The total waivers processed for this period was 83.5 in the amount of $121,363.00 with 75% awarded to in-district students.

Presentation of Trophies
Mike Riley, Director of Athletics, introduced baseball coach Bob Koopman, men’s tennis coach Eric Perez, women’s tennis coach Steve Crick and golf coach Jim Moskalewicz. Each coach presented their NJCAA Region IV championship trophies to the Board. Mr. Riley attributed the success of the IVCC athletic teams in part to the Board‘s decision to award trustee tuition waivers to athletes. In addition to the regional championships, IVCC also was awarded the Arrowhead Conference All-Sports Plaque in only its second year as part of the conference.

 

Leadership and Core Values Retreat
Bob Marshall also reported on the Leadership and Core Values Retreat held at Jumer’s in Bloomington. Twenty-six participants from throughout the college attended the two-day retreat to learn more about community colleges, management styles, how to handle ethical dilemmas and leadership strategies. IVCC’s core values include responsibility, caring, honesty, fairness and respect.

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Franklin to convene a closed session for the purpose of 1) the purchase or lease of real property and 2) to review minutes of closed sessions.

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

On a motion by Mr. Shea, seconded by Mr. Phalen, and carried unanimously, the regular meeting resumed at 9:39 p.m.

APPROVAL OF CLOSED SESSION MINUTES
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Phalen to approve and retain the minutes of the June 20, 2001 Closed Session meeting.

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

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mrs. Paul, seconded by Mr. Franklin, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 p.m.