Board of Trustees
Minutes of the April 18, 2006 Regular Board Meeting

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Vice Chairwoman Donna Peluso called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 7:18 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

Present: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Ms. Guzman, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito.

Absent: Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Stephens.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 21, 2006. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Vice Chairwoman Peluso noted that there is a revision to Action Exhibit 13612 Auditor Arrangement Letter – FY 06, and in the Human Resources Report, there is a revised page 14.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
Penny Wolford of Broadview addressed the Board regarding the Upward Bound Program and her concerns about the lack of an Advisor for the past academic year. Ms. Peluso asked the administration for information regarding this issue, and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services Ileana Rodriguez replied that information has been shared with Ms. Wolford about federal guidelines and delays with the granting agency. Dr. Rodriguez reported that she just received the job description from the Program Director yesterday, and will meet with the bargaining units to fill the position as soon as possible.

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association President Maggie Hahn Wade reported that awards to be given later tonight show the fruit of faculty work. She commented that Academic Senate was today given a list of proposed faculty positions to be filled; she feels that more full-time faculty are needed to help our students. Ms. Hahn Wade also discussed the need to offer more competitive salaries to such positions as nursing faculty.

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
Student Trustee Coral Guzman reported that elections for the TCSA Executive Board will take place next week. She thanked those who attended the administrator luncheon and invited everyone to an Administrative Forum on April 26 at 12:30 in Senate Chambers. Ms. Guzman noted that the Cubs vs. Sox Food Drive was successful and there will be a tailgate party tomorrow.

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT/PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados commented that there are many acknowledgements to be given to students and faculty, so she is combining the Administrative and President’s Report, adding her congratulations to those about to be saluted. Vice President Ileana Rodriguez acknowledged the following groups. 

The Illinois College Automotive Instructor Association Conference was held on campus March 9 and 10. Faculty members Mike DiGangi, Mark Robinson, Stu Sikora, Gabriel Murphy, and Bill O’Connell were acknowledged for their hard work in planning the conference. Ray Oviyach, present at the Board meeting, a former faculty member and one of the founders of ICAIA was recognized by the group for his lifetime contributions in the field. Students were awarded scholarships at the conference, and scholarship recipient Terahl Johnson was present at the Board meeting. The faculty members recognized administrators Panos Hadjimitsos and Cheryl Antonich for their support, and also Trustee Kubiczky for his support and attendance at automotive events. 

Ornamental Horticulture students and staff received many awards at this year’s Chicago Flower and Garden Show. Of note included student Raphael Aguirre’s first place Outer Space Award of Excellence, faculty Sue Bal’s gold medal in the American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD) theatrical division, the Horticulture Department’s Silver Award for the “Under the Tuscan Sun” display, and many individual student awards. 

The Men’s Basketball Team had an excellent year, finishing eighth in the national tournament. It was highlighted that in addition to their skills on the basketball court, all students met the academic standards to remain on the team. Coach Steve Christiansen was named Division Coach of the Year.

The Wrestling Team performed very well again this year at the NJCAA Nationals. Seven athletes were named as NJCAA Academic All-Americans, Jeremy Powell took 4th place at the NJCAA Nationals, and there were three 7th place awards as well. Coach Harry McGinnis will be inducted into the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Fame on April 22.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Vice Chairwoman Peluso added her congratulations and commented that all of the groups just applauded provide inspiration to the college community to work as a team. 

NEW BUSINESS

BOARD POLICY – Second Reading
3260 Disposal of Unused Property and Obsolete Equipment
Ms. Viverito made a motion to adopt the revised Board Policy, seconded by Mr. Becker. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.


ACTION EXHIBITS
With no objection from the Board, Ms. Peluso asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:
13611 Budget Transfers
13612 Auditor Arrangement Letter – FY 2006
13613 FY 2007 Regular Board Meeting Dates
13614 Change Order # 2 Tunnel Waterproofing and Repairs
13615 Revised Agreement with Facts Management Company
13616 West Central Municipal Conference (WCMC) Auction Fee Waiver
13617 Extension and Modification to Action Exhibit #13432, Sub Grant Agreement Between Triton College as Grant Recipient and Fiscal Agent for: The Cook County President’s Office of Employment and Training (POET) and Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action (PLCCA)
13618 Intergovernmental Agreement between Triton Community College District 504 and Elmwood Park High School
13619 Intergovernmental Agreement between Triton Community College District 504 and Leyden High School District 212
13620 Intergovernmental Agreement between Triton Community College District 504 and Oak Park River Forest High School District 200
13621 Intergovernmental Agreement between Triton Community College District 504 and Proviso High School District 209
13622 Intergovernmental Agreement between Triton Community College District 504 and Ridgewood High School
13623 Intergovernmental Agreement between Triton Community College District 504 and Riverside/Brookfield High School
13624 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for Oak Park River Forest High School
13625 Agreement with TQS Associates, Inc.
13626 College Curriculum Committee Recommendations
13627 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the action exhibits, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT

1.0 Faculty
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 1 and 2 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 3 through 13 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.9.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve revised page 14 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 15 through 17 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.7.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve page 18 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.2.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve pages 19 through 22 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve page 23 of the Human Resources Report, item 7.1.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
B28.27 Re-Inventory and Appraisal of Movable Capital and Non-Capital Assets
B28.28 Data Connections-Computer Labs & Electronic Classrooms – EI #7
B28.29 Video & Multimedia Equipment – Computer Labs & Electronic Classrooms – EI #7
B28.30 Fluke Network Analyzer
B28.31 Cisco Infrastructure Equipment
B28.32 Web Architect Services
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve the Purchasing Schedules. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

BILLS AND INVOICES
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,839,860.43.

Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Ms. Guzman, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito.
Absent: Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Stephens. 

Motion carried 5-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Mr. Becker to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Vice Chairwoman Peluso adjourned the meeting at 7:55 p.m.


Submitted by: 
Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Irene Moskal Del Giudice, Board Secretary