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February 2002 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, February 20, 2002 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

Members Present:
William H. Franklin, Jr., Chairperson
Deborah L. Sweeden, Vice-Chairperson
Jimmie D. Lansford
H. Todd Phalen
Lisa Twardowski, Student Trustee

Members Absent:
Harry R. Debo
Kristine A. Paul
Thomas A. Shea, Secretary

 

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

 

It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mr. Lansford to appoint H. Todd Phalen as Secretary, Pro-Tem in the absence of Mr. Shea.

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

CONSENT AGENDA
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden that the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Agenda consisting of the Minutes of the January 16, 2002 Board Meeting and the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $253,129.51; Operation and Maintenance Fund - $123,342.50; Operation & Maintenance Fund (Restricted) - $189,925.58; Bond & Interest Fund - $50.00; Auxiliary Fund - $333,497.36; Restricted Fund - $225,361.57; Audit Fund - $400.00; Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $27,664.42 and the approval of the Financial Reports as presented.

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

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goodnow announced that Mr. Robert Reese, Business/Computers Instructor, has been appointed as the assistant women’s softball coach and Dr. Dan LaVista, President at McHenry County College has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Higher Education. She reported that the College’s audit was not complete when submitted to ICCB and the College is resolving this particular matter as soon as possible. The Illinois Valley Community College Foundation Ball held at the Mendota Civic Center on February 16 was a success and Dr. Goodnow thanked the Board for their support. The Early Childhood Education Center has earned accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This recognition is received by only 7% of the early childhood programs nationwide. Seven state Senate and House of Representative candidates will participate in the 7 p.m. Monday, February 25th "Candidates’ Forum on Education" in IVCC’s Cultural Centre. Dr. Goodnow announced that Randy Rambo, English Instructor, has been selected as the recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize faculty and counselors for outstanding service in teaching, leadership, professional development and contributions to the College and the community. The next Northwest Region Trustees meeting will take place at Kishwaukee College on Wednesday, March 13. If any Board members are interested in attending, they need to contact Jeanne Hayden. Dr. Goodnow learned from the Governor’s State of the State address that community colleges will have an additional 3% cut in funding for the 2003 budget.

PERSONNEL – TENURE RECOMMENDATIONS
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to approve the tenure status of Robert Abele as Philosophy Instructor in the Humanities and Fine Arts Division.

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

It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Ms. Twardowski to approve the tenure status of Stephen Charry as History Instructor in the Social Sciences and Public Service Division.

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

It was moved by Ms. Twardowski and seconded by Mr. Phalen to approve the tenure status of Laura Hodgson as Laboratory Instructor/Nursing in the Health Professions Division.

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

It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Ms. Twardowski to approve the tenure status of Tina Nink as Nursing Instructor in the Health Professions Division.

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

It was moved by Ms. Twardowski and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to approve the tenure status of Tom Tunnell as Mathematics Instructor in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division.

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

PERSONNEL – FACULTY RESIGNATION
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Ms. Twardowski to accept the resignation of Ray Garcelon, Health and Physical Education Instructor, effective the end of the Spring 2002 semester and authorize the administration to begin a search for his replacement.

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

PERSONNEL – FACULTY RESIGNATION
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to accept the resignation of Glenda Tannahill, Computer Information Systems Instructor, effective the end of the Spring 2002 semester and authorize the administration to begin a search for her replacement.

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

FY2003 BUDGET
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mr. Phalen to approve (1) the Resolution to Designate a Fiscal Year (July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003), (2) the FY2003 Budget Calendar, and (3) the Resolution to Designate a Person(s) to Prepare a Tentative Budget.

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

BID APPROVAL – 2002 FALL/SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Ms. Twardowski to accept the bid of $20,925 from Castle-PrinTech, DeKalb, Illinois, as the lowest, most responsible bid for the printing of the 2002 Fall/Summer Class Schedule.

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

LASALLE COUNTY CONTRACT
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mr. Lansford to approve the three-year contract for IVCC to provide computing services and support to LaSalle County as presented.

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

CAMPUS UPDATES
Bruce Hartman, coordinator of the truck driver training program, gave the Board an update on the program’s growth and the truck industry’s satisfaction with IVCC graduates. Nearly 90 percent of the IVCC’s 184 truck driver training graduates have been employed since the program started two years ago. Jeff Turchi, a former LTV Steel employee and graduate of the program, was present to express his satisfaction with the quality of training and the great job of placement the program offers.

Marty Wygmans, director of Project Success, reported that Project Success serves about 180 first-generation, low-income and disabled students each year. Lisa Twardowski and John Oelschalger were present to give their experiences as participants in the program.

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mr. Lansford, seconded by Ms. Twardowski, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m.