September 2013 Board Report
The City of Oglesby will soon
begin providing an armed police presence at Illinois Valley Community College.
At their monthly meeting Tuesday, trustees approved an intergovernmental
agreement with Oglesby to provide police protection on campus 20 hours per week
on days and times determined by the college, said IVCC President Jerry
entrusted us to provide a safe environment for their children,” Corcoran said.
“We upgraded our security significantly by contracting with G4S Secure
Solutions. With Oglesby police working alongside G4S, our campus will be even
Patrol duties will
include assistance with traffic incidents, incident response, first aid in
medical emergencies, alcohol and drug prevention and conflict resolution. IVCC
will pay Oglesby a maximum of $41.76 per hour for police coverage through April
30 when the rate will be renegotiated.
In other business, the board approved:
for Purchase (RFPs) totaling nearly $220,000 for CTC instructional equipment to
be paid for through the nearly $1.9 million raised in capital campaign
donations. Equipment includes a turbine generator control troubleshooting
learning system for the wind lab for $79,854, equipment for the industrial
maintenance program totaling $20,165, a lab volt solar/wind energy training
system for $45,580 and a lab volt EMS-8010 renewable energy training program
for the industrial electricity program for $73,150.
of the Cultural Centre sound system at an estimated cost of $691,700 from PHS
funds. Parts and components for the antiquated system, working at less than
one-third capacity, are no longer available. The new unit will include an
assistive listening system that will allow audio from instructors or performers
to be broadcast via transmitter microphones to a personal receiver issued to
hearing impaired students and guests.
of a replacement chiller/air handler for Building A at an estimated cost of
$797,907 from PHS funds.
appointment of part-time business specialist Gina Czubachowski to a temporary
full-time specialist position in the Small Business Development Center. Three
part-time positions were combined to create the position.
of a board letter requesting the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) assign
IVCC a status of “recognition continued.” The ICCB is required to ‘recognize’
each of Illinois’ 39 community college districts; IVCC is scheduled for a
recognition visit this fiscal year.
reading of revisions to two board policies: medical/occupational examinations
and drug-free campus and the addition of a new policy governing bicycle and skate
board use on campus. A second reading at the Oct. 15 meeting is necessary
before the policies can be revised.
The board learned:
Certified Production Technician (CPT) certificate program launched this fall
has been officially approved by the ICCB. The CPT allows students to prepare
for high-demand, entry-level manufacturing jobs in just one semester. A dozen
district manufacturers have pledged their interest in hiring program graduates.
total of 222 graduates earned 240 degrees and certificates this summer compared
to 260 earning 289 degrees and certificates in 2012.
her annual report to the board, director of human resources Glenna Jones said
24 positions were filled in fiscal 2013 including 21 support staff positions,
14 part-time and seven full-time. “Due to the hiring freeze, we did not fill
every vacancy but we did process 1,151 applications,” said Jones.
- Mark Walczynski, history, philosophy and criminal justice
instructor and author of “Starved Rock State Park: The First 100 Years,” was recently honored by the Illinois
Department of Natural Resources as an Outstanding Volunteer of the Year at a
ceremony at the Illinois State Fair.
instructor and program coordinator Jill Urban-Bollis was appointed to the
Curriculum Coordinating Council at LaSalle Peru High School where she will
represent both the community college connection and parents.
Illinois Valley Building Trades Council has agreed to donate the labor to
replace the softball dugouts.
200 students and more than 75 donors will be honored at the 17th
annual IVCC Foundation Scholarship Recognition Reception Thursday night in the
Sept. 9, IVCC officials met with representatives of the University of Illinois
Extension Task Force to update a plan to house the Extension’s four-county
regional office at IVCC. “It is an exciting plan that will allow our two public
institutions, so steeped in mission and tradition working together for the
benefit of our constituents,” said Corcoran.
his monthly construction update, Corcoran said landscaping will soon be
completed, furniture delivery and installation should wrap up this week,
technology shipments have arrived for installation in early October and the MAG
vertical machining center is scheduled for delivery to the Peter Miller
Community Technology Center next week.