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Board Meeting Minutes - August 2011

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Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes for August 22, 2011

The Board of Trustees of Sauk Valley Community College met in regular session at 7:00 pm on August 22, 2011 in the Third floor board room at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 Illinois Route #2, Dixon, Illinois.

Call to Order

Chair Andersen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and the following members answered roll call:

  • Andrew Bollman
  • Scott Stoller
  • Lisa Wiersema
  • Margaret Tyne
  • Robert J. Thompson
  • Student Trustee Halstead
  • William Simpson

Absent

  • Edward Andersen

SVCC Staff

  • President George J. Mihel
  • Attorney Miller
  • Dean of Information Services Alan Pfeifer
  • Dean of Business Services Paula Meyer
  • Director of Foundation and Grants Amy Viering
  • Public Relations Coordinator Rachel Marco
  • Dean of Institutional Research and Planning Tom Gospodarczyk
  • Administrative Assistant Debra Dillow

Consent Agenda

It was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the Consent Agenda.  In a roll call vote, all voted aye.  Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye.  Motion carried.

President’s Report

Heard Tom Gospodarczyk provide a summary of the preparation for the HLC visit in September.

Alan Pfeifer provided information on the iFiber Optic Cable Groundbreaking event that will be held on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the East Mall.  Dr. Mihel invited the Board to attend the 9-11 Tribute Breakfast that will be held on September 9, 2011. Dr. Mihel discussed the PACE staff survey that will be conducted from September 28, through October 9, 2011.

Amy Viering and Rachel Marco provided a Marketing Plan update to the Board.  

Reports

ICCTA
Member Bollman indicated that he and Member Thompson attended the ICCTA Executive Committee meeting in Chicago and Member Bollman provided detailed information on that meeting that was included in the packet.
Student Trustee
Student Trustee Halstead provided the Board with an update on the upcoming activities that are happening at the college and invited the Board to attend.
Foundation
No report

Board Policy Review

Dr. Mihel reviewed Board Policies: 510.01 Travel of College Personnel and 512.01 Student Loan Policy and will recommend changes and Board Policy 511.01 Use of College Facilities and will recommend no changes.

Academic Calendar 2012-2014

It was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the Academic Calendar for 2012-2014 as presented. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead vote: aye. Motion carried.

Part-Time Faculty List – Fall 2011

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Simpson that the Board affirm the part-time faculty list as presented. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead vote: aye. Motion carried.

Board Policy 504.01 Foreign Students (First Reading)

It was moved by Member Tyne and seconded by Student Trustee Halstead that the Board approve Board Policy 504.01 Foreign Students for first reading. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead vote: aye. Motion carried.

Closed Session

At 7:55 p.m. it was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board go into closed session for the purpose of appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the College; collective bargaining; closed session minutes consideration; pending litigation probable or imminent. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead vote: aye. Motion carried.

The Board returned to regular session at 8:45 p.m.

Closed Session Minutes of July 25, 2011

It was moved by Member Tyne and seconded by Student Trustee Halstead that the Board approve the Closed Session Minutes of July 25, 2011 as amended. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Adjournment

Since the scheduled business was completed, it was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board adjourn. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.