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Board Meeting Minutes - July 2012

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Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes for July 30, 2012

The Board of Trustees of Sauk Valley Community College met in regular session at 7:00 pm on July 30, 2012 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
  • Andrew Bollman
  • William Simpson

Absent

  • Student Trustee Karrow

SVCC Staff

  • President George J. Mihel
  • Attorney Miller
  • Academic Vice President Alan Pfeifer
  • Dean of Business Services Paula Meyer
  • Coordinator of Public Relations Rachel Marco
  • Director of Human Resources Kathryn Snow
  • Administrative Assistant Debra Dillow

2012- 2013 Budget Hearing

Chair Andersen announced the public hearing and asked to receive any comments on the FY 2013 Budget.  No comments oral or written were received.

Adjournment

Since the public hearing was completed, it was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Tyne that the hearing be adjourned.  In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried.

Call to Order

Chair Andersen called the regular meeting to order.

Consent Agenda

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Thompson to approve the Consent Agenda. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried.

President’s Report

Heard Dr. Mihel report on enrollment figures and indicated that colleges across the state are experiencing low numbers largely due to changes in the Pell Grants. Dr. Mihel shared a new weekly update format with the Board. He also provided a list of upcoming events and invited the Board to attend.

Brian Blight from Wight Construction provided an update on the remodel of the science labs.

Reports

ICCTA
Member Bollman provided an update on ICCTA issues.       
Student Trustee
None
Foundation
None

Board Policy Review

Dr. Mihel reviewed Board Policies: 105.01 Instruction in Writing and will recommend this policy be deleted; 106.01 Principles for Board Authority and will recommend changes; 107.01 Organization and Meeting of the Board of Trustees and will recommend no changes.

Closed Session

At 7:15 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. Motion carried.

The Board returned to regular session at 7:20 p.m.

Budget 2012-2013 Final Reading

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Stoller to approve the 2012-2013 Budget for final reading. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried.

Biology Faculty Appointment

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the recommendation for appointment of Dr. Eric Forman as an Assistant Professor of Biology starting August 17, 2012 at an annual salary of $53,955. In a roll call vote all voted aye with Member Thompson abstaining. Motion carried.

Virtual IV Learning System Replacement

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Stoller that the Board approve the purchase of the Virtual IV Learning System equipment in the amount of $13,889.12 with the funds to be derived from funding bonds. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried.

Closed Session Minutes June 25, 2012

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Tyne that the Board approve the Closed Session minutes of June 25, 2012. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried.

Adjournment

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

The meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.