Board of Trustees
Minutes of the August 15, 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 7:21 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

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

Absent: Mr. Murphy, Mr. Stephens.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of July 18, 2006 and the Regular Board Meeting of July 18, 2006. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Vice Chairwoman Peluso noted the following changes to the HR Report: revised page 8, new page 8a, and revised pages 9, 10, and 17.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association Vice President Debra Baker reported that faculty are looking forward to the new school year. She commented that faculty in the career area are making phone calls to boost enrollment.

Classified Association President Donald Cragen reported that Classified staff are pushing for enrollment during these last weeks before the semester starts.

Adjunct Faculty Association President Adrian Fisher reported that negotiations are progressing nicely. She commented that Adjunct Faculty are looking forward to the new orientation in September. 

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President Ifeanyi Onwuachi reported that TCSA elections are September 18 and 19, and plans are being finalized for the TCSA Retreat on September 22 and 23. Trustees are invited to a dinner as part of the Retreat on September 22. 

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services Ileana Rodriguez announced that student Miceala Escareno has received the “Leaders of Promise” Award from Phi Theta Kappa. Ms. Escareno started as an ESL student, progressed through GED, and is currently studying international business and psychology. This award is granted to only thirty students in the PTK International organization, and includes a $1,000 scholarship. Ms. Escareno was applauded on her outstanding accomplishments.

Dr. Rodriguez reported that two students recently won awards at the American Institute of Floral Designers National Design Competition in Washington, D.C. Rafael Aquirre won Overall Designer of the Year for the 2006 Student Competition, first place in the Sympathy Design Competition, and a $1,000 scholarship. Stacey Bal won first place in the People’s Choice Award, second place in the Dried Design Competition, and a $2,000 scholarship. Dr. Rodriguez thanked instructor Sue Bal, advisor to the SAIFD student organization, for her outstanding work with the students. The students were congratulated.

Vice President Rodriguez reported that College Center renovation plans are progressing. The plans have been shared with the college community in a number of ways to obtain input. Additionally, she has been actively working with individuals in the areas of Student Services and Enrollment Services in the spirit of collaboration. 

Vice President of Institutional Advancement Marge Stabile introduced Executive Director of Marketing Tom Olson who showed the latest advertisements that are showing on cable television. The Chicago White Sox game ad was also shown in the clip. Ms. Peluso commented that she was at a recent game and saw the ad. Mrs. Del Giudice asked if there is a way to track who saw the ad, and Mr. Olson replied that when students come to the Welcome Center, they are asked how they heard about Triton. He concluded with a discussion of other marketing efforts, including signs at many local sites in the district.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados recognized everyone’s efforts and encouraged that they be continued, noting that it’s important for all of us to be ambassadors out in the community. She congratulated the students on their awards. Ms. Escareno thanked Kay Langston, Crystal Shannon Morla, and Doug Olson for their support and accessibility, making her feel like she belongs to Triton College. She also thanked the Board of Trustees for their support of learning communities which she found so helpful. 

Dr. Granados concluded with an invitation and encouragement for everyone to attend to Music Under the Stars on the evening of August 31. It is a fundraising event with proceeds going to the Cernan Center.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Vice Chairwoman Donna Peluso acknowledged and thanked the communities who allowed the college to place signs in prominent places throughout the district.

NEW BUSINESS

BOARD POLICY – Second Reading
3314 Contract Policy
Mr. Stam made a motion to enact the revised Board Policy, seconded by Ms. Viverito. 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:
13697 Budget Transfer
13698 Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Program FY 06 Summary of Employee Demographics
13699 Agreement with ITG Solutions, Inc. – Extension
13700 Konica Minolta Contract Amendment
13701 Library Book Purchases from Emery Pratt Company
13702 Clinical Education Agreement between Evanston Northwestern Hospital and Triton College
13703 Cooperative Agreement between Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation, DBA Advocate Medical Group and Triton College
13704 Cooperative Agreement between Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital and Triton College
13705 Cooperative Agreement between Children’s Memorial Medical Center and Triton College
13706 Cooperative Agreement between West Suburban Medical Center and Triton College
13707 Recommendations to Waive SRT 160/162 Tuition/Fees
13708 Minutes of the Closed Sessions of the Board January 2006 through June 2006
13709 Agreement with Robert Burnson for Human Resources Consulting FY 2007
13710 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for District 89
13711 Agreement between Dr. John Frye and Triton College
13712 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
13713 Agreement between Triton College and Chicago White Sox, LTD – Confirmation of Board Poll
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Action Exhibits, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT

1.0 Faculty
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 1 through 3 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.6.04. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 4 and 5 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.8.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 6 and 7 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.5.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously with the exception of item 3.1.01 which carried 5-0 with Mrs. Del Giudice abstaining. 

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve revised page 8, new page 8a, and revised page 9 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.4.03. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve revised page 10 and page 11 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.4.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 12 through 15 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 16 and revised page 17 of the Human Resources Report, items 7.1.01 through 7.3.10. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
B29.02 Student Educational Study Travel Tours – Northern Italy and France/Italy
B29.03 Cut Stock Paper
B29.04 Janitorial Supplies
B29.05 Microsoft Software Campus Agreement
B29.06 Apple Computers – Music Department
Ms. Viverito 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 Mr. Stam, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,668,424.87.
Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito.
Absent: Mr. Murphy, Mr. Stephens.
Motion carried 6-0.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Ms. Viverito to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Vice Chairwoman Peluso adjourned the meeting at 7:51 p.m.

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