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Board Meeting Minutes - November 2011

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Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes for November 28, 2011

The Board of Trustees of Sauk Valley Community College met in regular session at 7:00 pm on November 28, 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:

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

Absent

  • None

SVCC Staff

  • President George J. Mihel
  • Attorney Miller
  • Interim Academic Vice President Alan Pfeifer
  • Dean of Business Services Paula Meyer
  • Director of Foundation and Grants Amy Viering
  • Director of Building and Grounds John Ditto
  • Faculty Association Representatives
  • Administrative Assistant Debra Dillow

Consent Agenda

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Stoller 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 the very positive results of the PACE Survey conducted in October. Paula Meyer provided an overview of the next phase of the plan in preparation for appointing the Architect for the science labs renovation and plans to move forward with the project.

Faculty Association President Tom Breed, read a statement on behalf of the faculty.

Reports

ICCTA
Member Bollman indicated that the recent ICCTA Regional meeting hosted by Sauk was a great success and thanked Rachel Marco for an outstanding presentation. He also thanked  Amy Viering, Deb Dillow and Dr. Mihel for their contributions.
Student Trustee
Student Trustee Halstead provided an overview of the events sponsored by the college and Student Government in the month of November and also upcoming events for December.  He also discussed the issues that the ICCB Student Advisory Committee is working on for students.
Foundation
None

Board Policy Review

Dr. Mihel reviewed Board Policies 518.01 Student Sexual Assault Policy and 519.01 Human Subject Research Policy and will recommend no changes.

2011 Tax Levy

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Thompson that the Board approve the 2011 Tax Levy as presented. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Temporary Nursing Faculty Appointment

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Stoller that the Board approve the employment of Ms. Towana Ernst as a temporary Assistant Professor of Nursing starting January 6, 2012 at a salary of $19,685 for the spring 2012 semester. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Appointment of Architect

It was moved by Member Tyne and seconded by Student Trustee Halstead that the Board approve the appointment of Wight and Company to provide professional design, engineering, and environmental services for the science labs renovation project one for a total cost of $279,600. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Administrative Appointment – Academic Vice President

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Bollman that the Board approve the appointment of Mr. Alan Pfeifer as Academic Vice President effective December 1, 2011 with an adjusted annual salary of $118,915. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Administrative Appointment – Dean of Information Services

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Tyne that the Board approve the appointment of Ms. Chris Shelley as Dean of Information Services with an adjusted annual salary of $73,000. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Faculty Appointment – Psychology

It was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the employment of Ms. Laura Gumbiner as an Associate Professor of Psychology starting January 6, 2012 at an annual salary of $18,708 for the spring semester. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Closed Session

At 7:25 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 advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

The Board returned to regular session at 8:26 p.m.

Closed Session Minutes of October 24, 2011

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Student Trustee Halstead that the Board approve the closed session minutes of October 24, 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 Student Trustee Halstead and seconded by Member Stoller that the Board adjourn. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.