Board of Trustees

Minutes of the April 15, 2008 Special Board Meeting - Organizational

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the special organizational meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 6:12 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

Present: Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Esparza, Mr. Gary, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens, Ms. Viverito.

Absent: Mr. Becker.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.

REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
Member to Serve as Chairperson to the Board
Ms. Peluso made a motion in nomination of Mark Stephens as Chairperson to the Board, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion 5-1 with Mrs. Del Giudice voting no and Mr. Esparza voting yes.

Member to Serve as Vice-Chairperson to the Board
Mr. Stephens made a motion nominating Ms. Peluso as Vice Chairperson to the Board, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

Member to Serve as Secretary to the Board
Mr. Stephens made a motion nominating Diane Viverito as Secretary to the Board, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS
Ms. Viverito made a motion in support of the following appointments, seconded by Mr. Gary.

Treasurer: Sean Sullivan
Attorney: Kusper & Raucci
Auditors: Crowe Chizek
Architects: Arcon & Associates

Board Representatives to Outside Organizations
Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA): Mr. Gary
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC): Ms. Viverito
Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT): Ms. Peluso

Board Committee Appointments
Academic Affairs & Student Services: Mr. Becker as Chair, Ms. Viverito as Member.
Finance/Maintenance & Operations: Ms. Peluso as Chair, Mr. Stam as Member.
Auditing: Full Board

Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

ACTION EXHIBITS
13990 FY 09 and Calendar Year 2009 Regular Board Meeting Dates
Those dates are: July 15, 2008, August 19, 2008, September 23, 2008, October 21, 2008, November 18, 2008, December 16, 2008, January 27, 2009, February 17, 2009, March 17, 2009, April 21, 2009, May 19, 2009, June 16, 2009, July 21, 2009, August 18, 2009, September 22, 2009, October 20, 2009, November 17, 2009, and December 15, 2009.
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the FY 09 and Calendar Year 2009 Regular Board 
Meeting Dates, seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13991 Selection of Student Member of the Board of Trustees
Official results of the election as presented by Dean of Student Services Quincy Martin read as follows: Katie Caravello-185 votes, Dominick Chiappetta-322 votes, spoiled ballots-53, with total ballots cast-560.
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Selection of Dominick Chiappetta as Student Member of the Board of Trustees, seconded by Ms. Viverito.

RECOGNITION OF OUTGOING STUDENT TRUSTEE
Mr. Stephens recognized Mr. Esparza for his service as Student Trustee. He was applauded and presented with a plaque for his unselfish service to the Board of Trustees and students of Triton College. Mr. Esparza thanked the Board and everyone, including the many students present, for the opportunity to serve as Student Trustee and for being there to help him. He wished everyone good health and happiness.

SWEARING IN OF NEW STUDENT TRUSTEE
Attorney Dan Cannon administered the oath of office to new Student Trustee Dominick Chiappetta. 

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Ms. Peluso to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Chairman Stephens adjourned the meeting at 6:21 p.m.


Submitted by: 
Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Diane Viverito, Board Secretary