December 2013 Board Report
Community College has a new leader of its humanities, fine arts and social
sciences division: Brian R. Holloway, formerly of Drury University in
earned his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Illinois, was the
interim assistant vice president of academic affairs for graduate studies at
Drury. He also worked formerly as associate vice president for arts and
sciences, among other roles at Mountain State University in Beckley, W.V.
The new dean
taught at Mountain State, The College of West Virginia in Beckley, Parkland
College in Champaign, the University of Illinois and the University of
Missouri-Columbia (where he earned his master’s in English literature). Holloway’s
Ph.D. dissertation was titled “Temptation in Shakespeare’s Plays.”
writer, Holloway has authored three books, many academic articles, poems and
stories and delivered over 25 academic presentations.
“The breadth of
Dr. Holloway‘s work in the humanities and fine arts divisions at varied
colleges and universities, in combination with his experience in graduate and
continuing studies impressed the selection committee,” said Vice President for
Learning and Student Development Lori Scroggs. “We also appreciated his
advocacy regarding the role of the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences
in preparing today’s students to be thoughtful and insightful citizens.”
business, the board approved:
of an $11.2 million tax levy that will result in an estimated total tax rate of
.3663, an increase of 3.6 percent over 2012. “This is due to a decrease in EAV
and the higher additional tax rate levy,” said Vice President for Business
Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema. The college anticipates an overall 2.5
percent decline in EAV. The anticipated tax extension is $117,194 higher than
2012 but $126,714 less than 2011. IVCC will submit the
levy to county clerks this week.
addition of a security officer near the reception desk inside the main entrance
for the Peter Miller Community Technology Center. G4S Secure Solutions will
charge the college $18.10 per hour for the contract position.
its 2014 meetings at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month on Jan. 9, Feb.
13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9,
Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.
closed session meeting minutes and destruction of verbatim audiotapes from
closed sessions from June 2010 to May 2012.
of Palo Alto Networks’ PA-3020 Firewalls, annual licenses and IT consulting
services by Burwood Group for $53,540. “Internet use continues to grow as more
faculty utilize streaming video and other online content in their classes,”
said IVCC President Jerry Corcoran.
The board learned:
science instructor Amanda Cook-Fesperman will return from sabbatical to teach
Blaydes, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program coordinator since spring 2011,
will be recognized in February for having earned tenure.
were change orders of $2,711 for the Cultural Centre stage replacement and $283
for the exterior concrete stairs project.
Supreme Court Justice Thomas L. Kilbride of Rock Island will keynote IVCC’s 48th
annual commencement May 17.
- Asbestos abatement of east campus buildings 6, 11 and 12
will begin Jan. 13 with demolition scheduled to start Feb. 3.
- Mennie Machine Company is helping IVCC move lab equipment
into the CTC. “This will save the college a substantial amount of money,” said
Corcoran. “We are very appreciative of the generous support of Cheryl and Dave
Mennie on this project.”
- LaSalle County Regional Office of Education members
recently toured the technology center. In a presentation to ROE superintendents
and principals, IVCC Dean of English, Math and Education Marianne Dzik
discussed the innovative fast-track math and English programs IVCC is
implementing and director of institutional research Amy Smith showed the
placement and performance reports IVCC can prepare for each high school when
provided student names and birthdates.
Success, IVCC’s federally-funded TRiO program, earned a maximum 15 points in a
recent assessment of students’ persistence, good academic standing, associate
degrees or certificates earned and transfers to four-year institutions. This
fall, the program is serving 162 low-income, disabled and first-generation