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Board Meeting Minutes - March 2012

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Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes for March 26, 2012

The Board of Trustees of Sauk Valley Community College met in regular session at 7:00 pm on March 26, 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:

  • Ed Andersen
  • Robert Thompson
  • Andrew Bollman
  • Margaret Tyne
  • William Simpson
  • Student Trustee Halstead

SVCC Staff

  • President George J. Mihel
  • Attorney Miller
  • Academic Vice President Alan Pfeifer
  • Dean of Business Services Paula Meyer
  • Coordinator of Marketing and Public Relations Rachel Marco
  • Director of Foundation and Grants Amy Viering
  • Director of Human Resources Kathryn Snow
  • Director of Buildings and Grounds John Ditto
  • Administrative Assistant Debra Dillow

Absent

  • Scott Stoller
  • Lisa Wiersema

Consent Agenda

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Bollman 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

Dr. Mihel reported to the Board that the college will have an inservice on March 27, which will focus on Customer Service. He also indicated that transfer information from University of Illinois (Champaign) state that 100% of the graduates that transferred to the University of Illinois graduated. Rachel Marco showed the newest version of the welcome video for incoming students to the Board.

Reports

ICCTA
Member Thompson indicated that he attended a roundtable discussion at the last ICCTA meeting regarding Board Chair relationships with the President.  He also stated that legislation is voting to deny MAP funding for students attending for profit institutions.   Member Thompson will attend the May 1, 2012 Lobby Day at the City Colleges and will be receiving a leadership award.
Student Trustee
Student Trustee Halstead provided an overview of the events sponsored by the college and Student Government in the month of March and also upcoming events
    for April.
Foundation
None

Board Policy Review

Dr. Mihel reviewed Board policies 623.01 Student Organization Policies and 625.01 Sauk Valley Community College Policy for Residency and will recommend no changes.

Revise Agenda

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Bollman that the Board meeting agenda be revised to take action on Items 5.6 Appointment of Science Lab Renovation Construction Manager and 5.7 Protection, Health and Safety Project – Asbestos Abatement prior to closed session as indicated. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Appointment of Science Lab Renovation Construction Manager

It was moved by Member Tyne and seconded by Member Thompson that the Board approve the contract for appointment of Wight and Co. to provide construction management services for the east end science labs renovation project at a cost of 4% of construction estimated to be $90,000 and not to exceed $120,000. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Protection, Health and Safety Project – Asbestos Abatement

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Thompson that the Board approve the asbestos abatement of the underside of the ceiling and floor structures in the third floor science labs in the amount of $288,800 to be paid from excess Protection, Health and Safety funds, authorize the Board Chair and Secretary to sign the required documents, and direct the administration to forward the request to ICCB for action. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Closed Session

At 7:24 p.m. it was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Tyne that the Board go into closed session for the 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 advisory vote, aye. Motion carried.

Board Policy 613.01 Policy for Posting Materials (Second Reading)

It was moved by Bollman and seconded by Member Thompson that the Board approve Board Policy 613.01 Policy for Posting Materials for second reading. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Board Policy 431.01 90-Day Introductory Period Policy (Second Reading)

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Simpson that the Board approve Board Policy 431.01 90-Day Introductory Period Policy for second reading. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Administrative Contract Recommendations

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Thompson that the Board approve the administrator contracts for the time frames indicated. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Administrative Appointment – Library

It was moved by Member Tyne and seconded by Member Simpson that the Board approve the appointment of Ms. Melanie Armstrong as the full-time Director of the Learning Resource Center as of April 1, 2012, at an annual salary of $60,000. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Appointment of Auditing Firm

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Bollman that the Board retain McGLadrey & Pullen, LLP as the College audit firm for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012 and June 30, 2013. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Sauk Valley Community College Faculty Association Contract

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Thompson that the Board approve the Sauk Valley Community College Faculty Association Contract and the Sauk Valley Community College Health plan changes as presented. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Administrative Appointment – Institutional Research

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Tyne that the Board approve the employment of Steve Nunez as the Dean of Institutional Planning and Research starting June 1, 2012, at annual (2012-2013) salary of $75,500 and replace Mr. Nunez’s position as a Biology instructor. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Acknowledgement of Service – Judy Anderson

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Simpson that the Board acknowledge the contributions of Judy Anderson. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote aye. Motion carried.

Closed Session Minutes February 27, 2012

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Thompson that the Board approve the closed session minutes of February 27, 2012 as presented. 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 Student Trustee Halstead 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 8.00 p.m.