Board of Trustees
Minutes of the April 24, 2007 Regular Board Meeting

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 6:23 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

Present: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Murphy, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens, Ms. Viverito.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Mr. Onwuachi made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 20, 2007. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Chairman Stephens noted that there is a revised page 7 in the Human Resources Report.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association President Maggie Hahn Wade reported that many faculty hiring committees have completed their work and others are wrapping up, and she looks forward to seeing more names coming for approval. She also reported that faculty and students will be attending Higher Education Lobby Day in Springfield tomorrow to bring community college issues to the legislators. Lastly, Ms. Hahn Wade commented that faculty are looking forward to the HLC visit. 

Classified Association Grievance Chair Kathy Greenwald offered condolences to Chairman Stephens on behalf of the Classified Association. She reported that negotiations to find places for three Classifieds involved in a rif are ongoing. 

Adjunct Faculty Association President Adrian Fisher also offered sympathies to Mr. Stephens. She reported that the Adjunct Faculty Association recently held elections for officers, are working to slowly implement the new contract, and also look forward to the HLC visit. 

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA Vice President Eduardo Zuniga reported on the following student activities. The Relay for Life will be held on campus next Friday, May 4. Elections have been held for the TCSA E-Board, and the new group for FY 08 looks forward to working with the Board. A group of students will be heading down to Lobby Day in Springfield. The TCSA Annual Recognition Dinner will be held on May 11, and the Board of Trustees are all invited. Students look forward to the HLC visit. Mr. Onwuachi thanked the administrators who were able to make it to the Administrative Forum held by the students today. 

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
President Granados introduced Associate Vice President of Student Services Doug Olson for the recognition of the Wrestling Team. Mr. Olson reported that the team will be attending next month’s meeting instead of tonight’s. 

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Angelee Johns announced that in the absence of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services Ileana Rodriguez, who is in Springfield and sends her good wishes, she is honored to present this year’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year Awards. Kathy Cunningham from the Counseling Department, who is also a newly-tenured faculty member was applauded for her achievements. Lesa Hildebrand from the English Department was congratulated for her work in writing and through the Title III Strengthening Institution grant. Ms. Hildebrand is also Triton College’s submission to the ICCTA for their Faculty of the Year Award. Both faculty members were congratulated by the Board of Trustees.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados reported that this past Friday, Executive Director of Marketing Tom Olson was recognized as Man of the Year by Our Lady of Mount Carmel. She described long-time employee Mr. Olson as a true team player who is active in the community and for the citizens of our district. Dr. Granados thanked him for his generous donation of $10,000 in scholarships for Melrose Park students, which will be awarded as two $1,000 scholarships awarded each year for five years. 

Dr. Granados commented that she looks forward to the HLC accreditation visit as an opportunity for the college to show the things it has done. She is proud of the work and contributions that have been made, acknowledging the hard work that went into the Self Study by Vice President of Institutional Advancement Marge Stabile and the faculty criterion chairs. Dr. Granados asked everyone to continue to participate and be engaged during the visit. 

President Granados remarked that this is the time of year at the college she truly enjoys, with awards and ceremonies recognizing faculty, staff, and most importantly, students. This will culminate in Commencement on May 19, and she encouraged everyone to be in attendance at this momentous event for Triton students. 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Chairman Mark Stephens reported that he also looks forward to the visiting accreditation team coming in. He is well pleased with the good and solid things that have been accomplished, especially with the collaborative effort to solve enrollment problems. Mr. Stephens asked that everyone keep in the forefront of their minds that we are public servants and need to spread the word into the community that we are here to assist them. 

Mr. Stephens concluded on a personal note on the loss of his father, Mayor of Rosemont Donald Stephens, who was respected and admired for his fifty-one years of service and accomplishments in Rosemont. Chairman Stephens thanked everyone who called, sent a card, or visited. 

NEW BUSINESS
ACTION EXHIBITS

13797 Budget Transfers 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Budget Transfers, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13798 Auditor Arrangement Letter – FY 2007 
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Auditor Arrangement Letter – FY 2007, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13799 West Central Municipal Conference (WCMC) Auction Fee Waiver 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the West Central Municipal Conference (WCMC) Auction Fee Waiver, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13800 Addendum to William Rainey Harper College Joint Agreement 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Addendum to William Rainey Harper College Joint Agreement, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13801 Intergovernmental Agreement between Triton Community College District 504 and Proviso Township High Schools District 209 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement between Triton Community College District 504 and Proviso Township High Schools District 209, seconded by Mr. Onwuachi. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13802 Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement between Triton College and Proviso Area for Exceptional Children (PAEC) 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement between Triton College and Proviso Area for Exceptional Children (PAEC), seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13803 Agreement between Triton College and Clear Channel Broadcasting (Traffic Spots) 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Agreement between Triton College and Clear Channel Broadcasting (Traffic Spots), seconded by Mr. Onwuachi. In response to a question about effectiveness of radio advertising, Mr. Stephens asked that marketing information be compiled and sent to all of the Trustees. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13804 Agreement between Triton College and Emmis (Q101) Radio 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Agreement between Triton College and Emmis (Q101) Radio, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13805 Agreement between Triton College and ESPN Radio/WMVP AM 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Agreement between Triton College and ESPN Radio /WMVP AM, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13806 Agreement between Triton College and WJMK Radio 
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Agreement between Triton College and WJMK Radio, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13807 Agreement between Triton College and WILV/LOVE FM Radio 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Agreement between Triton College and WILV/LOVE FM Radio, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13808 Agreement between Triton College and Clear Channel Radio 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Agreement between Triton College and Clear Channel Radio, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13809 Agreement between Triton College and Univision Radio 
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Agreement between Triton College and Univision Radio, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13810 College Curriculum Committee Recommendations 
Mr. Onwuachi made a motion to approve the College Curriculum Committee Recommendations, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13811 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Out-of-Radius Travel Requests, seconded by Mr. Stam. Mr. Stephens commented on recent press which questioned travel expenses that excluded Triton, noting that he is exploring getting monthly reports from travelers to demonstrate to the public how attending meetings and conferences benefits the school. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
B29.20 Lab Tables & Worksurfaces – Forensic/Horticulture Lab
B29.21 Catering Services – Child Development Center
B29.22 Printing of Diplomas – Three Year Contract
B29.23 Apple Computers – Library
B29.24 ACT Compass Administration Units
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the Purchasing Schedules. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

BILLS AND INVOICES
Mr. Kubiczky made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $2,411,031.48.

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

Motion carried 7-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.

CLOSED SESSION
Ms. Peluso made a motion to go into Closed Session to discuss and consider the hiring, discipline, performance, and compensation of certain personnel, matters of collective bargaining, acquisition of real property, and matters of pending, probable, or imminent litigation, seconded by Mr. Kubiczky. 

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

Motion carried 7-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. The Board went into Closed Session at 7:00 p.m.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
Mr. Stam made a motion to return to Open Session, seconded by Mr. Kubiczky. 

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

Motion carried 7-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. The Board returned to Open Session at 7:55 p.m.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT

1.0 Faculty
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 1 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. Peluso, to approve pages 2 through 5 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.7.07. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve page 6 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Onwuachi, to approve revised page 7 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.3.04. Vice President of Business Services Sean Sullivan provided rationale for the new Deputy Chief position. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 8 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.2.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve pages 9 through 11 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
No action on page 12 of the Human Resources Report.

POLICE PERSONNEL SWEARING-IN
Chief of Police Michael Pendola administered the oath of office to Deputy Chief of Police Jeffrey Sargent, and Police Officers Rob Larson and John Hansen.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Ms. Peluso to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Chairman Stephens adjourned the meeting at 8:03 p.m.


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