CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 7:57 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.
Present: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Ms. Guzman, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens, Ms. Viverito.
APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of June 20, 2006. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Chairman Stephens noted that there is a revised Action Exhibit 13695, a new Action Exhibit 13696, and in the Human Resources Report, new pages 1A and revised pages 18, 19, 20, and 22.
REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association Vice President Debra Baker reported that the faculty are glad to hear of new faculty hires occurring. She stated that faculty are aware of the need to follow the hiring timeline to capture the best and brightest candidates, and they will keep up their end. Ms. Baker also expressed appreciation to the Board for stepping up the nursing salary.
Classified Association Vice President Missy Cabrera reported that the Classified Association is looking forward to working to retain and increase enrollment.
STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President Ifeanyi Onwuachi reported that the Student Association met today and is getting ready for senator elections September 19 and 20. They are also planning their Retreat for September 22 and 23, to which the president is invited to make a speech.
BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
Academic Affairs/Student Services
Chief of Police Mike Pendola administered the oath of office to new officer Kristina Tountas.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services Ileana Rodriguez provided the Board with the following update on Faculty hiring. For this fall, it is planned that a total of eleven new full-time faculty will be hired. Including approvals at tonight’s Board meeting, a total of eight will be hired so far. Two additional nursing faculty are being sought for the spring semester. For the fall of 2007, there are ten full-time faculty slated to be hired. Dr. Rodriguez reported that in an effort to make the process increasingly effective and collaborative, a Faculty Hiring Timeline was developed with the collaboration and endorsement of the Academic Senate, which calls for final recommendation at the May Board meeting next year. She concluded that she is pleased to hear that the faculty are committed to the timeline.
President Patricia Granados reported that Trustee Donna Peluso, Executive Director of Marketing Tom Olson, Faculty Ken Benson, and herself have been asked to give a presentation at an ACCT National meeting in October about a partnership between Triton College and Veterans Park District. They will report back upon their return.
Dr. Granados reported that she recently met with the new student leadership and she is impressed with them and looks forward to working collaboratively with them. She also has met with the Classified and Mid-Management leaders with a focus on student success and enrollment.
Executive Assistant to the President Jonita Ellis presented the Outreach Plan of the Office of the President for FY 07 as follows. The plan is in alignment with the college’s mission and vision, with a focus on reaching out to the district to make new connections and strengthen ongoing ones. Last year’s events and follow up after the events were discussed, including the Jump Start event originally devised by the Board. The Board received a list of events scheduled for the upcoming year which focus on the goals and objectives of the college’s academic areas. Dr. Granados noted that as the college continues to reach out and create a greater presence in the community, needs of our constituents are learned and brought back to the college.
Associate Vice President of Human Resources Chuck Martin presented the Star Service Award to Anita Morris, who retired from the college last month. Ms. Morris started at Triton in 1979 with her ultimate position here as Coordinator of Circulation Services in the Library. She was nominated for the award for her dedication to customer service, overall knowledge of the library, and exceptional service.
Chairman Mark Stephens congratulated Ms. Morris, noting her twenty-seven years of service. Mr. Stephens noted that Ms. Ellis’ report included nineteen different events over the year, not including the president’s meetings with mayors, and that he likes the plan.
Chairman Stephens reported that during the past fiscal year, the Board authorized $1 million for special Enrollment Initiatives. The latest report shows over $800,000 spent, so he expects to see proof through enrollment growth. He commented that the college’s number one goal is to expand services to the district; we are here to serve and are currently underutilized. Mr. Stephens concluded that we need to do a better job and serve 30-35,000 students, and he hopes to see good numbers in the fall.
BOARD POLICY – First Reading
Business Services 3314 Contract Policy
With no objection from the Board, Mr. Stephens asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:
13674 Budget Transfers
13675 Insurance Renewal – Health Plan
13676 Administrative Services Agreement with Third Party Administrators, Inc. 2006-2007
13677 Food Services Management Agreement
13678 Facility Usage Fee Waiver for West Cook Solid Waste Agency
13679 Memorandum of Understanding between National-Louis University and Triton College
13680 Agreement between Triton College and AGMUS Ventures
13681 Intergovernmental Agreement between Triton Community College District 504 and Oak Park River Forest High School District 200
13682 Agreement between Triton College and Major Scale Technologies
13683 Contract with Dr. Akemi Bailey-Haynie as Curriculum Consultant/Workshop Facilitator for ABE/GED Faculty
13684 Research and/or Development Projects for FY 2007
13685 Cooperative Agreement between OSF St. Anthony Medical Center and Triton College
13686 Contract with Bob Johnson for ABE Program Community Consultant Services
13687 Agreement with Michelle Hugghis for Real State Manager
13688 Performance Agreement with Music Theatre International
13689 Agreement between Triton College and ESPN Radio/WMVP AM
13690 Agreement between Triton College and Comcast Spotlight
13691 Agreement between Triton College and WJMK-FM
13692 Agreement between Triton College and Emmis Radio Chicago/Q101
13693 Agreement between Triton College and Clear Channel Radio
13694 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
13695 Agreement between Triton College and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Executive Search
13696 Ethics Act Resolution
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Action Exhibits, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 1, new page 1A, and pages 2 through 10 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.5.13. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve pages 11 through 17 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.8.04. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve revised pages 18 and 19 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.5.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve revised page 20 and page 21 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.5.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve revised page 22 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.2.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 23 through 26 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 27 and 28 of the Human Resources Report, items 7.1.01 through 7.1.11. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
B29.00 Rental of Exhibit Booths – Future Focus College Fair 2006
B29.01 Printing of Community Education Guide – Fall 2006 Edition
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 $1,671,577.10.
Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Murphy, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito, Mr. Stephens.
Motion carried 7-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.
A motion was made by Ms. Peluso to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Chairman Stephens adjourned the meeting at 8:25 p.m.
Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Irene Moskal Del Giudice, Board Secretary