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Board Meeting Minutes - October 2011

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Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes for October 24, 2011

The Board of Trustees of Sauk Valley Community College met in regular session at 7:00 pm on October 24, 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:

  • Scott Stoller
  • Margaret Tyne
  • Lisa Wiersema
  • Andrew Bollman
  • William Simpson
  • Student Trustee Halstead

Absent

  • Robert Thompson

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
  • Director of Building and Grounds John Ditto
  • Public Relations Coordinator Rachel Marco
  • Faculty Member Anna Kurtz
  • Administrative Assistant Debra Dillow

Consent Agenda

It was moved by Member Tyne 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

Dr. Mihel reported to the Board that the administration continues meetings with the school districts. The college will host the ICCTA Regional meeting on November 16, at 6:00 p.m. He also provided the Board with enrollment information obtained from ICCB indicating our enrollment is up .5 %. Anna Kurtz, Theater faculty, provided the Board with an overview of the upcoming Theater production “Almost Maine”.

Reports

ICCTA
Member Bollman provided an overview of the ICCTA meeting and the “Core Curriculum” that was discussed.   Member Bollman and Member Thompson will attend the ICCTA Executive meeting in November.
Student Trustee
Student Trustee Halstead provided the Board with an overview of the October activities and the upcoming November activities sponsored by SGA.
Foundation
None

Board Policy Review

Dr. Mihel reviewed Board policies 515.01 Computer Software Program Policy; 516.01 Drug-Free Workplace Policy and 517.01 Campus Security and will recommend no changes.

2011 Audited Financial Statements

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Stoller that the Board accept the 2011 Audited Financial Statements as presented. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead vote: aye. Motion carried.

Board Policy 512.01 Student Loan Policy (Second Reading)

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve Board Policy 512.01 Student Loan Policy for second reading. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead vote: aye. Motion carried.

Board Policy 510.01 Travel of College Personnel (Second Reading)

It was moved by Member Tyne and seconded by Student Trustee Halstead that the Board approve Board Policy 510.01 Travel of College Personnel for second reading. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead vote: aye. Motion carried.

Protection, Health, and Safety Project - Window Improvements

It was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Bollman that the Board approve the 2012 Window Improvements project for Protection, Health, and Safety authorize the Board Chair and the 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 vote: aye. Motion carried.

Program Approval Pipe Welding

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Bollman that the Board approve the Certificate in Pipe Welding Program and authorize the administration to forward the recommendation to ICCB for their action. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead vote: aye. Motion carried.

Library Director

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Stoller that the Board approve the appointment of Judy Anderson as Library Director. This appointment will take effect immediately. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Haltstead vote: aye. Motion carried.

Appointment of Architect/Engineer for Technology Wing Re-Roof and Gymnasium Roof Patch Project

It was moved by Member Tyne and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the appointment of Wight and Co. to provide professional design, engineering, environment and construction management services for the Technology Wing Re-Roof and Gymnasium Roof Patch Project for a total cost of $28,000. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead vote: aye. Motion carried.

Bid Award Technology Wing Re-Roof and Gymnasium Roof Patch Project

It was moved by Member Simpson and Seconded by Member Stoller that the Board approve the bid award for the Technology Wing Re-Roof and Gymnasium Roof Patch Project as presented. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead vote: aye. Motion carried.

Administrative Retirement Request

It was moved by Member Tyne and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve with regret the retirement of Thomas Gospodarczyk effective November 1, 2011. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead vote: aye. Motion carried.

Closed Session

At 7:50 p.m. it was moved by Member Bollman 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 8:46 p.m.

Closed Session Minutes of September 26, 2011

It was moved by Member Bollman and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the closed session minutes of September 26, 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 Simpson that the Board adjourn. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.