April 11, 2019 Minutes of Regular Meeting
Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 convened
a regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in the Board Room
(C307) at Illinois Valley Community College.
Solon, Vice Chair
Jane E. Goetz,
O. Mallery, Secretary
M. Marenda, Student Trustee (2018-2019)
Matthew H. Klein, Student Trustee
Roelfsema, Vice President for Business Services and Finance
Jerry Corcoran, President
Deborah Anderson, Vice President for
Mark Grzybowski, Vice President for Student
Lauri Carey, Instructor
Walt Zukowski, Attorney
OF AMENDED AGENDA
was moved by Mr. Solon and seconded by Mr. McCracken to approve the amended agenda,
as presented. Motion passed by voice vote.
JOSEPH M. MARENDA, STUDENT TRUSTEE
Goetz read a resolution and presented it to Joseph Marenda along with a gift on
behalf of the Board of Trustees to express sincere appreciation that he has
given generously of his time, energy, and talents in his responsibilities as
Student Trustee to the College. Mr. Marenda noted that he learned so much
during the past year as Student Trustee and thanked the Board for the valuable
Goetz welcomed Matthew Klein, Student Trustee for 2019-2020, to the Board.
was moved by Mr. Solon and seconded by Dr. Boyles to approve the consent
agenda, as presented. Motion passed by voice vote.
following items were approved in the consent agenda:
– March 14, 2019 Board Meeting.
Fund - $774,409.66; Operations & Maintenance Fund - $124,436.53; Operations
& Maintenance (Restricted Fund) - $123,902.86; Auxiliary Fund - $84,242.84;
Restricted Fund - $6,239.25; and Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund -
the stipends for pay periods ending March 2, 2019 and March 16, 2019 and the
Part-time Faculty and Staff Appointments of March 2019.
reported that the Student Government Association election results are in and we
are pleased to have Matthew Klein as our new student trustee, Kaitlyn Ruppert
as SGA president, Lilian Moskalewicz as vice president, Cierra Espinoza is the
treasurer, Andrea Medina SGA secretary, Haley Fittanto sophomore
representative, and Megan Brooker and Karlee Arjes as sophomore programming
board members. He extended congratulations and thanked all for the decision to
step forward and serve fellow students in these key leadership positions. Dr.
Corcoran informed that the college’s Explore IVCC event on March 26 was well
planned and executed thanks to the fine work of Quintin Overocker, Aseret
Loveland and Gracelyn Quesse from Student Services. He thanked the faculty and
staff who played a role in making the event very worthwhile for prospective
students and their loved ones. Dr. Corcoran noted that our Foundation staff
enjoyed a successful One Giving Day program on April 3rd. He added that the
results are still being tabulated, but one thing is for sure: Fran, Donna,
Janice, Carey and David surpassed their goal. Dr. Corcoran thanked everyone who
contributed to the Foundation’s mission, especially our Board of Trustees, all
of whom gave generously to show their support. Dr. Corcoran reported that the
college’s annual scorecard has been received on how well our Project Success
program is doing in meeting Department of Education objectives and thanks to
Chris Herman, Cynthia Cardosi, Diane Scoma, and Terumi Scully, we had a perfect
score of 15 and exceeded all approved rates in categories of persistence, good
academic standing, associate degrees or certificates, and degrees or
certificates and transfer to a 4-year institution. He reported that we
had funding to serve 165 students and ended with serving 179. Dr. Corcoran
noted that our Project Success students and staff do a great job and he is proud
of them. Dr. Corcoran thanked our Trustees and dedicated staff for hosting a meeting
of the ICCTA Northwest Region on April 3rd. All of the colleges in
the region were represented thanks to the Region’s host and our fine Chair Jane
Goetz. He added that Dorene Data was the talk of the evening—she made a
terrific presentation on MIMIC and women in the field of technology. Dr.
Corcoran reported that Vice President Mark Grzybowski and his Student Services
team hosted our annual student academic awards banquet on April 8th
in the gymnasium. He noted that there was representation at the event from both
our Board of Trustees and Foundation board of directors and the meal, program
and speakers were outstanding. Dr. Corcoran thanked Mark Grzybowski for a job
well done. Dr. Corcoran informed that Dr. Margie Francisco and members of our
Nursing Faculty held an Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society induction ceremony
on the same night as the awards banquet. He noted that this year’s 16 inductees
might be the highest so far, which is a credit to Director Julie Hogue and our
talented Nursing faculty. Dr. Corcoran reported that the All-Illinois PTK
banquet was held in Springfield on April 9. He informed that Lillian Rodrigues and Nic
Bollis were recognized for their extraordinary academic achievements. Dr. Corcoran
was delighted to report that Lillian was named Illinois’ New Century Transfer
Scholar and recipient of a $2,250 scholarship. Dr. Corcoran noted that Judy Day has
provided everyone with monthly calendars for April and May to help the trustees
keep track of upcoming important activities. He informed that one item that is
not out there yet is a special meeting of the Board in order to reorganize now
that April 2nd Election Day has passed. Dr. Corcoran noted that given
the tight window in which we need to work, we would like to offer Monday, April
29 for everyone’s consideration. The time would be whatever is convenient for
The Board agreed
to an organizational meeting on Monday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m.
LEAVE REQUEST – LAURI CAREY
Motion made by Ms. Olivero and seconded by
Mr. Solon to approve the sabbatical leave request of Lauri Carey for the Fall
2019 semester. Said leave to be governed
by the conditions stipulated in the agreement between the American Federation
of Teachers Local 1810 and the Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community
College District No. 513. Motion passed by voice vote. Ms. Carey was present at the meeting and Dr.
Corcoran wished her well with her sabbatical.
RETIREMENT – PAUL LEADINGHAM, WELDING INSTRUCTOR
It was moved by Dr. Boyles and seconded by
Mr. McCracken to accept with regret the retirement of Paul Leadingham, Welding
Instructor effective June 30, 2019. Motion passed by voice vote. Dr. Corcoran added that Mr. Leadingham has done
a phenomenal job during his thirteen years at the college and we will miss him.
RESULTS – BUILDING C AHU/CHILLER REPLACEMENT
It was moved by Mr. Mallery and seconded by
Mr. Solon to accept the base bid from Dodson Plumbing, Heating & AC,
Pontiac, Illinois in the amount of $1,469,000 for the Building C AHU/Chiller
Replacement. Motion passed by voice vote.
REQUEST – PCS FOR E215, CTC119 AND B213
It was moved by Mr. McCracken and seconded
by Dr. Boyles to authorize the purchase of 71 replacement PCs for E215, CTC119
and B213 for $47,831 from Dell Inc. Motion passed by voice vote.
PURCHASE REQUEST – MALWAREBYTES
was moved by Mr. Solon and seconded by Dr. Boyles to authorize the licensing of
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware/Anti-Virus software in the amount of $24,000 from CDW
for a period of three years. Motion
passed by voice vote.
Goetz congratulated the Foundation staff on the success of “Giving Day” and
thanked the Board for their unanimous support.
McCracken offered kudos to IVCC and staff for the partnership between the
college and LaMoille High School for the Career Start Program. Mr. McCracken added
that he is excited about the partnership which will provide opportunities for
approved LHS students to enroll in college CTE courses through IVCC as part of
their high school coursework.
Mallery inquired about enrollment goals for the Transfer Academy. Dr. Anderson
advised that there are opportunities to have full sections for the fall
semester. Mr. Grzybowski added that we will have seats open to traditional-age
students as well in the classes that are offered.
Goetz informed of a note from Tammy Landgraf, present at the meeting, thanking
the Board for a lovely evening and meal at the tenure dinner in March.
Olivero inquired about the policy change 3.18 on Hiring Process: Full-Time
Faculty, an information item. The additional language for the policy indicates
that tested experience may be used in combination with academic credentials to
meet the requirements for a position in the event that a candidate does not
meet the stated academic qualifications.
Dr. Anderson clarified that the tested experience applies only for
career tech education positions, not for transfer.
was moved by Dr. Boyles and seconded by Mr. Mallery to convene a closed session
at 6:53 p.m. to discuss 1) the appointment, employment, compensation,
discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body;
2) collective negotiations; 3) imminent litigation; and 4) closed session
minutes. Motion passed by voice vote.
Board immediately entered closed session at 6:53 p.m. On a motion by Mr. Solon
and seconded by Mr. McCracken, the regular meeting resumed at 9:34 p.m. Motion passed by voice vote.
APPROVAL OF CLOSED
was moved by Ms. Olivero and seconded by Mr. Solon to approve and retain the
Closed Session minutes of the March 14, 2019 Closed Session Meeting. Motion
passed by voice vote.
Ms. Goetz declared the meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.