Board of Trustees

Minutes of the April 28, 2009 Organizational Board Meeting


CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the organizational meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 6:16 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

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

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.

REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD

Declaration of Results of Board of Trustees Election held April 7, 2009
Mr. Stephens reported that the college has received the following Official Certificate of Results from the Cook County Clerk for the office of Member of the Board of Trustees of Triton College, Community College District 504, in the April 7, 2009 Consolidated Election.

Candidate, Votes, Percent of Vote
Mark R. Stephens, 19,911, 27.64%
Glenn Stam, 19,349, 26.86%
Marie J. Caronti, 14,333, 19.90%
Thomas W. Hagle, 9,718, 13.49%
Julio Vargas, 8,713, 12.10%

Total, 72,024, 100.00%

Motion Relative to Declaration of Results
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to accept the Declaration of Results as stated, declaring Mark R. Stephens and Glenn Stam as the persons officially elected to office for a full six (6) year term to the Board of Trustees of Triton Community College District #504 in the April 7, 2009 election.

Oath of Office for Newly Elected Trustees
Attorney Stanley Kusper issued the oath of office to Mark Stephens and Glenn Stam.

BOARD OFFICERS
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 Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion 6-1 with Mrs. Del Giudice voting no and the Student Trustee voting yes.

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

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Treasurer
Mr. Stephens made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to appoint Sean Sullivan as Treasurer. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

Attorney
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stephens, to appoint Kusper & Raucci as Attorney. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

Auditors
Mr. Stephens made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to appoint Crowe Horwath as Auditors. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

Architects
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to appoint Arcon & Associates as Architects. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

Board Representatives to Outside Organizations
Thomas Gary was appointed Board representative to the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA); Diane Viverito was appointed Board representative to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC); and Donna Peluso was appointed Board representative to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).

Board Committee Appointments
Diane Viverito was appointed chair of the Academic Affairs & Student Affairs Committee with Glenn Stam as member. Donna Peluso was appointed chair of the Finance/Maintenance & Operations Committee with Thomas Gary as member. The full Board will serve as the Auditing Committee.

NEW BUSINESS

Action Exhibits

14192 Regular Board Meeting Dates for Calendar Year 2010
Those dates are January 26, 2010, February 16, 2010, March 16, 2010, April 21, 2010, May 18, 2010, June 15, 2010, July 20, 2010, August 17, 2010, September 28, 2010, October 19, 2010, November 16, 2010, December 21, 2010. Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve the Regular Board Meeting Dates for Calendar Year 2010. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

14193 Selection of Student Member of the Board of Trustees
Official results of the election as presented by Dean of Student Services Quincy Martin were read as follows: Aaron Saunders-121 votes, spoiled ballots-10, with total ballots cast-131. Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve the Selection of Aaron Saunders as Student Member of the Board of Trustees.

Oath of Office for New Student Trustee
Attorney Stanley Kusper issued the oath of office to new Student Trustee Aaron Saunders.

Recognition of Outgoing Student Trustee
Chairman Stephens presented a plaque to outgoing Student Trustee Dominick Chiappetta for his unselfish service to the Board of Trustees and students of Triton College. Mr. Chiappetta thanked the Board, President Granados, and Mrs. Page for their assistance and making him feel welcome during his service as Student Trustee.

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 6:27 p.m.


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