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Board Meeting Minutes - July 2011

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Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes for July 25, 2011

The Board of Trustees of Sauk Valley Community College met in regular session at 7:00 pm on July 25, 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:

  • Edward Andersen
  • Scott Stoller
  • Lisa Wiersema
  • Margaret Tyne
  • Robert J. Thompson
  • Student Trustee Halstead
  • William Simpson
  • Andrew Bollman (7:10 p.m.)

Absent

  • None
President George J. Mihel
                Attorney Miller
                Dean of Information Services Alan Pfeifer
                Dean of Business Services Paula Meyer
                Dean of Health Professions Janet Lynch
                Director of Building and Grounds John Ditto
                Faculty Member Janet Matheney
                Faculty Member Mary Ann Hurd
                Administrative Assistant Debra Dillow

SVCC Staff

  • President George J. Mihel
  • Attorney Miller
  • Dean of Information Services Alan Pfeifer
  • Dean of Business Services Paula Meyer
  • Dean of Health Professions Janet Lynch
  • Director of Building and Grounds John Ditto
  • Faculty Member Janet Matheney
  • Faculty Member Mary Ann Hurd
  • Administrative Assistant Debra Dillow

2011- 2012 Budget Hearing

Chair Andersen announced the public hearing and asked to receive any comments on the FY 2012 Budget. No comments oral or written were received.

Adjournment

Since the public hearing was completed, it was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Wiersema that the hearing be adjourned. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Call to Order

Chair Andersen called the regular meeting to order.

Consent Agenda

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

President’s Report

Heard Dr. Mihel provide a presentation on preparation for the HLC visit in September.

Reports

ICCTA
Member Bollman indicated that there will be an Executive ICCTA meeting on August 12th and he and Member Thompson will attend.
Student Trustee
None
Foundation
No report
Communication from Visitors
Faculty Member David Edelbach indicated that he and other faculty members were in attendance today to show support and hope for successful negotiations.

Board Policy Review

Dr. Mihel reviewed Board Policies: 505.01 Gifts, Grants, and Donations; 507.01 Publications and Publicity and 509.01 Snowmobiles and will recommend no changes.

Closed Session

At 7:14 p.m. it was moved by Member Wiersema and seconded by Member Stoller 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 8:30 p.m.

Budget 2011-2012 Final Reading

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Thompson to approve the 2011-2012 Budget for final reading. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Sustainable Technologies Degree Program

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Stoller that the Board approve the Sustainable Technologies Associate in Applied Science Degree Program. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Solar Energy Certificate Program

It was moved by Member Tyne and Seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board re-approve the Solar Energy Certificate Program. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Faculty Recommendation Psychology

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Bollman that the Board approve the employment of Dr. Amy Jakobsen as an Assistant Professor of Psychology starting August 19, 2011 at an annual salary of $38,380. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Faculty Recommendation Theatre

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the employment of Ms. Anna Kurtz as an Instructor of Theatre starting August 19, 2011 at an annual salary of $32,079. In a roll call vote, all vote aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Closed Session Minutes Review

It was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Bollman that the Board approve the recommendation from legal counsel to keep the minutes closed and dispose of the tape recordings of closed meetings through December 2009, in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Closed Session Minutes of June 20, 2011

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Student Trustee Halstead that the Board approve the Closed Session Minutes of June 20, 2011. 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 Bollman and seconded by Member Thompson that the Board adjourn. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.