Board of Trustees

Minutes of the June 24, 2009 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 6:08 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

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

Absent: Mr. Gary (who arrived later).

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of May 18, 2009. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
None.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
Sue Bal of Riverside, a Triton employee, explained that a trip request for her and students to attend the Student American Institute of Floral Design meeting in Kansas City on July 11 was submitted and denied because it missed the deadline to be included in Board materials. She asked the Board for help in getting the trip approved. Chairman Stephens, with consensus of the Board, asked President Granados to take care of this so that students are not hurt. He apologized to the administration for overruling the decision, and stated to Ms. Bal her responsibility to get paperwork in on time in the future so not to disservice the students. 

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association President Debra Baker reported that faculty are evaluating a tentative contract agreement after about ten weeks of negotiations, which she described as an interesting experience. The vote will be taken on Monday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mr. Stephens stated that if faculty approve, a phone poll of the Board will be conducted with ratification at the July Board meeting. He commented that both sides acted reasonably and thanked the faculty for their attitude at the negotiating table. 

TRUSTEE ARRIVAL
Mr. Gary arrived in the Boardroom at 6:19 p.m.

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups (continued)
Mid-Management Association President John Cadero wished the faculty good luck on their proposed contract. He reported that Mid-Managers are participating on several search committees at this time. On a personal note, Mr. Cadero thanked everyone for their well wishes on the birth of his son. 

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
Student Trustee Aaron Saunders reported that the TCSA executive board attended the ICCB annual conference for leadership. 

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Affairs
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
Vice President of Student Affairs Doug Olson recognized the Baseball team who won the regional championships and were one game away from going to nationals. In addition, Head Coach Harry Torgerson was named Coach of the Year. The team was applauded and Mr. Torgerson spoke about the outstanding players, many of whom have been accepted into university baseball programs. 

Dean of Adult Education Karen Scheffels reported that a chapter of the Adult Education Honor Society has opened at Triton, and twenty-six students have been inducted into the society. Each of those students has committed to return to Triton and transition into credit or certificate programs. She thanked the Board for their commitment to Adult Education and the students whose lives are changed. President Granados added that Adult Ed funding is in jeopardy, and the Board will be sending a support letter to Governor Quinn.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados reported that the Summer 10th Day Report shows an enrollment increase of almost 13 percent. She is confident that we’ll see just as robust figures for the Fall and encouraged everyone to keep pushing forward and serving more students.

Dr. Granados noted that the Foundation Golf Outing is tomorrow, and thanked everyone for their support. The Golf Outing is sold out and proceeds will go to the culinary arts program. 

President Granados reported that the Youth Leadership Academy organized by the 09 President’s Leadership Academy concluded today. She attended the closing ceremony and saw that the youth were greatly impacted. Dr. Granados thanked the 09 Leaders for their outstanding leadership.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Chairman Mark Stephens commented that the summer enrollment numbers are very heartening. He hopes to see an 8-9 percent increase in the fall semester.

Regarding the State budget, Mr. Stephens reported that the House and Senate passed the budget, but the Governor has not. He will continue his efforts to advocate for the release of $10.6 million for our Technology building. Mr. Stephens discussed the commission on reform which had a suggestion of not limiting terms on legislators, but limiting the time for serving as leadership, which might help alleviate the current situation.

Chairman Stephens reported on his presence at the Bellwood Community Center for the graduation of the students in the Best Buy program that Triton teaches there. He described it as a lot of fun for the young adults who had family members present to watch them get their certificates. Mr. Stephens felt their sense of pride in knowing that they took a positive step in their lives. 

NEW BUSINESS

BOARD POLICY – First Reading
Business Services 3319 Travel Procurement

ACTION EXHIBITS
With no objection from the Board, the Action Exhibits were taken as a group, including:
14234 Budget Transfers 
14235 Approval of FY 2010 Tentative Budget
14236 Spitz Preventative Maintenance Agreement
14237 Agreement with David Hilquist for Financial Consulting Services FY 2010
14238 Prevailing Wage Resolution 2009-2010
14239 FY 2011 Ramp Report
14240 Food Service Management Agreement
14241 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for Village of Melrose Park FEDEJAL
14242 MidCo Maintenance Agreements
14243 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
14244 Strata Information Group Consulting Agreement
14245 Intergovernmental Agreement with Proviso Area Exceptional Children (PAEC)
14246 Agreement with Comcast Spotlight
14247 Agreement with B96 Radio-WBBM FM-CBS Radio
14248 Agreement with Clear Channel Radio
14249 Agreement with ESPN Radio/WMVP AM
14250 Agreement with Illinois Convenience and Safety
14251 Agreement with WILV/LOVE FM Radio
14252 Agreement with EMMIS (Q101) Radio
14253 Agreement with Telemundo
14254 Agreement with Univision Radio
14255 Agreement with US 99.5 FM Radio
14256 Agreement with WGN Radio
14257 Agreement with WLUP Radio
14258 Agreement with Clear Channel Broadcasting (Traffic Spots)
14259 Agreement with Google
14260 Agreement with WDRV 97.1 The Drive
14261 Agreement with WLIT Radio
14262 Agreement with Career Focus Magazine
14263 Intergovernmental Agreement with Oak Park River Forest High School
14264 Intergovernmental Agreement with Leyden High School, District 212
14265 Intergovernmental Agreement with Elmwood Park High School
14266 Intergovernmental Agreement with Ridgewood High School
14267 Intergovernmental Agreement with Riverside/Brookfield High School
14268 Intergovernmental Agreement with Berkeley School District 87 (Confirmation of Board Poll)
14269 Instructional Agreement with the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. 
14270 Research and/or Development Projects for FY 2010
14271 Instruction Contract for Mr. Bill Hess Online Medical Billing and Coding Program
14272 Contracting with SMG Security Systems for the Purpose of Installing Radio Antenna System for Fire Alarm System Communication
14273 Contracting with SMG Security Systems for the Purpose of Monitoring and Servicing Radio Antenna System for Fire Alarm System Communication
14274 College Curriculum Committee Recommendations
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Action Exhibits, seconded by Mr. Stam. A roll call vote was requested.

Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice on all except 14269, Mr. Gary, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Saunders on all except 14240, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito, Mr. Stephens. 
Negative: Mrs. Del Giudice on 14269 only, Mr. Saunders on 14240 only.

Motion carried 7-0 with the Student Trustee voting yes on all Action Exhibits with the exception of Action Exhibit 14269 which carried 6-1 with Mrs. Del Giudice voting no and the Student Trustee voting yes, and Action Exhibit 14240 which carried 7-0 with the Student Trustee voting no. 

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
None. 

BILLS AND INVOICES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gary, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,842,806.42.

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

Motion carried 7-0 with the Student Trustee voting yes. 

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 Ms. Viverito. 

Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Gary, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Saunders, 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 6:50 p.m.

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

Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Gary, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Saunders, 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 7:42 p.m.

President Granados acknowledged the work of the Board negotiating team during faculty negotiations.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT

1.0 Faculty
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 1 through 4 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 and 1.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gary, to approve page 5 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.7.01 and 2.7.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve pages 6 through 8 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.4.32. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously with the exception of items 3.4.01 through 3.4.32 which carried 6-1 with Mrs. Del Giudice voting no and the Student Trustee voting yes. 

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gary, to approve page 9 of the Human Resources Report, item 4.1.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve page 10 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 and 5.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gary, to approve pages 11 through 16 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.8.03. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gary, to approve pages 17 through 19 of the Human Resources Report, items 7.1.01 through 7.6.08. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Ms. Peluso to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Gary. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Chairman Stephens adjourned the meeting at 7:47 p.m.


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