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Board Meeting MInutes - September 2011

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Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes for September 26, 2011

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

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

Absent

  • None

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
  • Director of Human Resources Kathryn Snow
  • Public Relations Coordinator Rachel Marco
  • Faculty Member Dianna Brevitt
  • Faculty Member Connie Salsbury
  • 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 that the HLC visit went very well and the four person team is recommending that SVCC have 10 years continuing accreditation with no additional reports or visits. He did indicate that additional levels of approval will be done before the results are final. Dr. Mihel indicated that the college staff did a great job preparing the report and getting ready for the visit.

Dr. Mihel invited the Board to an all staff celebration at his house. He also told the Board that the PACE Survey will begin this week and he will report the results to the Board when they are complete. Dr. Mihel told the Board, that like many other colleges, enrollment is slightly down and continues to fluctuate.

Reports

ICCTA
Member Bollman reported that he attended a goal oriented ICCAT meeting and topics discussed were; college insurance; public pensions and budget reform.
Student Trustee
Student Trustee Halstead provided the Board with a review of the ICCB Student Advisory Committee meeting he recently attended.
Foundation
No report

Board Policy Review

Dr. Mihel reviewed Board Policies: 513.01 Financial Aid Tuition Hold Program Policy; 514.01 Alcoholic Beverages; and 514.02 Smoking Policy and will recommend no changes.

Board Policy 504.01 Foreign Students (Second Reading)

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Thompson that the Board approve Board Policy 504.01 Foreign Students 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 (First Reading)

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

Board Policy 512.01 Student Loan Policy (First Reading)

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

Design Modifications Technology Wing Renovation and Radiology Relocation Projects

It was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Bollman that the Board approve an increase of $64,775 for a total of $3,828,986 for the construction of the Technology Wing Renovation and the Radiology Relocation Projects. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead vote: aye. Motion carried.

Protection, Health, and Safety Project - Technology Wing Re-Roof, and Gymnasium Roof Patch

It was moved by Member Tyne and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the Technology – Re-Roof and Gymnasium Roof Patch project for Protection, Health and Safety funding, 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 vote: aye. Motion carried.

Closed Session

At 7:20 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 8:45 p.m.

Closed Session Minutes of August 22, 2011

It was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the Closed Session minutes of August 22, 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 Student Trustee Halstead that the Board adjourn. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Halstead advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.