CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 8:13 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.
Present: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Nolfi, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens.
Absent: Ms. Viverito.
APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 15, 2005. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Chairman Stephens noted that Action Exhibit 13432 has been pulled, and that Page 1 of the Human Resources Report has been revised.
REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
TCFA President Maggie Hahn Wade reported that the faculty negotiated agreement is being proofread, and she thanked VP Sullivan and AVP Stabile for their numerous hours of help. Ms. Hahn Wade commented that faculty are looking forward to names of new faculty being brought forward, and opined that not enough are being hired.
Classified Association Vice President Jo Prignano congratulated the Board incumbents. She reported that the Classified Association is disappointed with the rif of the Coordinator of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Stephens commented that impact bargaining will be conducted, with as fair an outcome as possible.
STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President Victoria Harrison reported that a new TCSA Executive Board has been elected. Present tonight are new officers Danielle Woodside, Student Trustee; Erica Avalos, President; and Spencer Robinson, Treasurer. Ms. Harrison reported on the results of the Campus Security Committee survey. Main concerns are parking lot security, lighting, and an adequate police presence. V.P. Sullivan will meet with the students regarding their concerns.
Student Trustee Nick Nolfi reported that the students will be attending an MS walk, and are having a faculty luncheon on Thursday.
Mr. Stephens commented that the Triton Foundation Golf Outing is scheduled for June 22 and encouraged everyone to sign up or contribute.
BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
Academic Affairs/Student Services
Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services Bruce Scism reported that there are quite a few reports tonight to recognize students and employees. He presented the following.
Faculty Librarian Lucy Smith introduced the Outstanding Faculty of the Year John Boulet, Science instructor, and Molly Breen, Nursing instructor. Both faculty members were praised for their teaching excellence, length of service, and dedication to student success. Mr. Boulet will be Triton’s representative at the ICCTA award ceremony.
Dean of Enrollment Services Mary-Rita Moore introduced Academic Advisor Mary Casey-Incardone who received the International Chair Academy Exemplary Leader Award.
Art Instructor Dennis McNamara introduced student Lauren Morgese, who is an Illinois Board of Higher Education Finalist in the 2005 Annual Collegiate Artist’s Competition. She is one of the finalists of over 300 entries for her charcoal drawing entitled “Jason.”
Upward Bound Director Bertha Zagore introduced Upward Bound student Laron Mond who received the Midwest Region Exemplary Student Award. Out of 10,000 students, 3 were selected for this award. Mr. Mond is a Senior at Proviso East High School, the Editor of the yearbook, and a member of the National Honor Society. He plans to attend Concordia in the fall.
Athletic Director Harry McGinnis introduced representatives from the Basketball and Wrestling teams and his assistant coaches. Mr. McGinnis described the successful seasons of the teams.
Ornamental Horticulture Faculty Ken Benson brought in his students and staff who participated and won awards at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show.
Vice President of Business Services Sean Sullivan presented Police Chief Michel Pendola who proceeded with the swearing in of new Police Officer Frank Jennings.
Executive Assistant to the President for Institutional Advancement Brenda Jones Watkins announced that Triton College has been awarded a Title III grant in the amount of approximately $1.8 million over a five-year period. There were only fifty-four awards nationally this funding cycle. Ms. Watkins highlighted the major components of the grant: welcoming students to the campus, assessing their skills to improve placement, and providing learning communities. It is expected that student retention and degree completion will improve as a result. Director of Professional Development Patricia Carl and others involved were acknowledged for their work in preparing the grant proposal.
President Patricia Granados recognized the Board of Trustees for their support and leadership of the college and congratulated re-elected Trustees Becker and Peluso.
Dr. Granados congratulated Trustee Stephen Kubiczky who, along with his wife Ann, were named Outstanding Civic Service Volunteers for 2004 by Riverside Township Junior Chamber Jaycees.
President Granados reported on the reception held for student Caraleigh Holverson, and announced that Ms. Holverson has been awarded a Jack Kent Cook Foundation scholarship, and will receive up to $30,000 per year. Dr. Granados recognized the role of the faculty in students’ accomplishments, commending instructors Ginger Brackett and Jim Wright for supporting students and encouraging them to fill out applications.
Dean of Careers Cheryl Antonich and Associate Dean of Business Elma Johnson were recognized for helping to bring the Women and Minority Business Conference to campus.
Dr. Granados announced the Retirement and Recognition Dinner on May 5 at 5:30 p.m., and encouraged everyone to attend.
Chairman of the Board Mark Stephens reported that he and Vice Chairwoman Peluso met with Campus Climate Assessment Dr. Minor, and was much more satisfied with the progress that has been made on campus. During their meeting, they discussed Board Policy regarding hiring of presidents and Board orientation. Mr. Stephens asked that suggestions for changes be forwarded to him for review in the spirit of shared governance.
With no objection from the Board, Mr. Stephens asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:
13423 Board Meeting Dates for Remainder of Fiscal Year 06
13424 Budget Transfers
13425 West Central Municipal Conference (WCMC) Auction Fee Waiver
13426 Clarification to Previous Action Exhibit A/E 13378 and Approval of Change Order #2 of Asbestos Abatement – Universal Asbestos Removal
13427 MCS Management Network Diagnostic Services
13428 WebCT Campus Edition Focus Software License Agreement Renewal
13429 Agreement with Movéo Integrated Branding
13430 ILLINET/OCLC Service Renewal Agreement Between the Secretary of State/State Librarian of the State of Illinois and Triton College
13431 Sub Grant Agreement Between Triton College as Grant Recipient and Fiscal Agent for Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago (with Kerber, Eck, and Braeckel) and Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action (PLCCA)
13432 Sub Grant Agreement Between Triton College as Grant Recipient and Fiscal Agent for the Cook County President’s Office of Employment Training Modification and Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action
13433 College Curriculum Committee Recommendations
13434 Auditor Arrangement Letter – FY 2005
13435 Out of Radius Travel Requests
13436 Agreement with Construction Solutions-Replacement of the LRC Lobby Vestibule-Southwest Entrance
13437 Agreement with Construction Solutions-Window-Wall Replacement in the Cyber Café
13438 Ratification of the Faculty Negotiated Agreement, 2005—2009
13439 Diversity Training Consultant
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Action Exhibits, seconded by Mr. Becker. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously with the following exceptions. Action Exhibit 13429 passed 5-1 with Mrs. Del Giudice and Student Trustee Nolfi voting no. Action Exhibit 13439 passed 6-0 with Mrs. Del Giudice abstaining and Student Trustee Nolfi voting yes.
HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve revised 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. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve pages 2 through 6 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.9.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve page 7 of the Human Resources Report, item 3.1.01 (all other items are first reading). Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 8 through 10 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.8.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Nolfi, to approve page 11 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Nolfi, to approve pages 12 through 18 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.7.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
No action on page 19 of the Human Resources Report.
B27.38 Potable Water Line Asbestos Abatement – Three Buildings
B27.39 Potable Water Line Replacement – Three Buildings
B27.40 Roof Replacement – Two Buildings
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Nolfi, 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 $2,282,099.19.
Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Nolfi, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens.
Absent: Ms. Viverito.
Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.
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 9:02 p.m.
Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Irene Moskal Del Giudice, Board Secretary