July 2013 Board Report
Community College trustees approved a $41.6 million tentative budget Tuesday
that has $7.35 million in revenues and expenditures for the ongoing Community
Instructional Center project which includes construction of the Peter Miller
Community Technology Center.
The budget has
$41,672,430 in revenues – an 11.8 percent decrease from fiscal 2013 – and
$43,392,146 in expenditures – an 11.1 percent decrease.
revenue is $22,502,516 compared to last year’s $21,008,138, an increase of
$1,494,378 or 7.1 percent. Operating expenditures are $22,475,516 compared to
last year’s $20,981,138, an increase of $1,494,378, or 7.1 percent.
opening of the Peter Miller Community Technology Center will have minimal
impact on our operating budget but will give us the space and the opportunity
to grow enrollments in high-demand programs,” said IVCC President Jerry
The board will
vote on final approval of the budget following a public hearing at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 20.
In other business, the board approved:
purchase of $54,400 in janitorial supplies from Interline Brands of Peoria and
$17,963 in elevator maintenance services from ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation
of a TESA Micro-Hite 3D Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) from Iverson &
Company of Des Plaines for $18,849. The CMM, an INAM grant-funded purchase,
will be used in the CTC by manufacturing technology, CNC and machinist tool and
die students to check the accuracy of the parts they are making, said Associate
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Workforce Development Sue
of 22 Boxlight Projectowrite3 interactive projectors and accessories and
installation from Haddock Education Technologies and Haddock Computers of
Wichita, Kans., for $40,321. The equipment will be mounted in new CTC and east
proposal of Waste Management of Illinois (in Ottawa) for waste disposal and
recycling for $12,715.
of a $48,544 premium to renew the student athletic and catastrophic student
athletic insurance coverage through August 2014.
with regret the resignations of English instructor Mark Brown and controller
Patrick Berry. Both had worked at IVCC four years. Brown is relocating for
employment in Michigan and Berry has accepted a position in Princeton.
of closed session minutes from March 17, 1999, May 23, 2007, July 19, 2011,
Aug. 23, 2011 and March 19.
radio advertising contracts totaling $69,230 with NRG Media of Ottawa, La Salle
County Broadcasting of Oglesby, The Radio Group (Studstill Media) of Peru and
WZOE of Princeton.
Work in the circle
drop-off is progressing well with concrete curbs having been poured and
asphalt to be laid by the end of July, Corcoran reported.
trailers have been moved, metal panels are being installed and roof
copings will be finished soon, he added. Date of substantial
completion for east campus phase 2 is Oct. 22.
- A total of 21 students
are expected to participate in the 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 Licensed
Practical Nurse (LPN) pinning ceremony in the gymnasium.
- The Foundation’s 17th
annual golf outing begins with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. Friday at
Spring Creek Golf Course. The event is sponsored by Hometown National Bank
of La Salle.
- The capital campaign in
support of equipment and technology for the CTC is going well, Corcoran
said. “We’ve had donations at just about every level and we plan to
recognize all donations of $250 or more permanently and prominently on a
display near the main entrance,” he added. The deadline to be placed on
the donor wall is July 31.
Kurtz, administrative assistant in the facilities department the past 23 years,
will retire effective Sept. 1.
administrative assistant in adult education Carol Wheeler resigned to take a
full-time position in the counseling department at Sauk Valley Community
College effective July 22. Wheeler hopes to continue as a part-time instructor
employee Janna Bentley has been hired as help desk specialist and Jason Goode
of Ottawa as interim head baseball coach. Goode is an Assistant La Salle County
letters from four-year head women’s basketball coach Pat Cinotte and longtime
women’s assistant Rex Shanyfelt were included in the board packet.
Margaret’s Health will provide trainers for men’s and women’s tennis, women’s
basketball and baseball. Illinois Valley Community Hospital will provide
trainers for men’s basketball, volleyball, golf and softball. “We appreciate
the willingness of St. Margaret’s and IVCH to work together for the benefit our
athletic programs,” said Associate Vice President for Student Services Tracy
A new nursing
admission formula has been developed for incoming high school students based on
the students’ weighted score on a pre-nursing assessment, high school GPA, core
courses completed and optional points for students who have completed required
general education courses. The plan will be implemented in fall 2014, said Dean
of Health Professions and Interim Director of Nursing Bonnie Campbell.