CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 7:34 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, Ms. Viverito.
APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 22, 2005. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Mr. Kubiczky made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to appoint Crowe Chizek and Company LLC as the college’s accountants. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
TCFA President Maggie Hahn Wade reported that agreement has been met in the faculty negotiated agreement, and that faculty will be participating in IFT Lobby Day during the second week in April.
Mid-Management Association President Mary Jeans commented on the death of mid-manager George Petterson, reporting that the association is establishing a scholarship in his name.
STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President Victoria Harrison reported on the following activities. The Executive Board just returned from a conference, the campus security committee is working on a survey, the Triton Trouper Circus is this weekend, an administrative luncheon will be held on Thursday. She thanked everyone who attended the Enrollment Summit last week.
Student Trustee Nick Nolfi reported that a group of students is planning on attending the ICCB Student Advisory Committee Lobby Day the first week in April.
BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
Academic Affairs/Student Services
President Patricia Granados reported that the Shared Governance Progress Report was well received by the NCA, and she read the conclusion in their response as follows: “Triton College has made significant progress in establishing a culture of shared governance. It is important that these efforts are sustained, and that the progress report due in October 2005 reflects a solid and firmly established governance structure.” Dr. Granados commented that everyone is to be commended on their efforts toward collaboration. She also reported that the campus climate survey was just conducted again, and that the consultant, Dr. Minor, will be on campus this week.
Trustee Diane Viverito presented a Cook County Board of Commissioners Resolution, sponsored by Commissioner Peter Silvestri, to student Caraleigh Holverson in honor of her receiving this year’s Lincoln Academy Laureate Award, her many accomplishments at Triton, and her commitment to learning and community. Dr. Granados also announced that Ms. Holverson has been selected as the Century Scholar for the State of Illinois, and that a reception will be held in her honor in April. Ms. Holverson was applauded by the audience. Chairman Stephens commented that the Board is proud to call Ms. Holverson one of Triton’s own.
Chairman Stephens congratulated both teams involved in the faculty negotiations on a job well done. He now looks forward to the adjunct faculty discussions.
Mr. Stephens discussed the Summit on State Finances being held with Representative Yarbrough on Monday, March 28 from 6-9 p.m. in Triton’s Performing Arts Center. He encouraged everyone’s attendance.
Chairman Stephens commented that he is pleased with the significant progress in shared governance as acknowledged by the NCA, and stressed the importance of sustaining that and building a feeling of unity on campus. He noted that he will be meeting with the consultant, Dr. Minor, on Friday, along with Vice Chairwoman Peluso.
Second Reading (First Reading Waived)
Governance 1120 Meetings
Ms. Peluso made a motion to enact the Board Policy as revised, seconded by Mr. Becker. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
With no objection from the Board, Mr. Stephens asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:
13418 Budget Transfers
13419 TQS Associates, Inc. Agreement #3
13420 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for Des Plaines Valley Region (DVR)
13421 Waiver of Facility Rental Fee for Elmwood Park District 401
13422 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Action Exhibits, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT
No action on page 1 of the Human Resources Report.
2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve pages 2 through 7 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.8.07. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve page 8 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 9 through 11 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.5.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve page 12 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. Nolfi, to approve pages 13 through 17 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.7.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
No action on page 18 of the Human Resources Report.
B27.34 Vestibule Renovation Work – West Entrance / Learning Resource Center Building
B27.35 Cyber Café Remodeling Work – College Center Building
B27.36 Laser Tube Replacement – Cernan Center
B27.37 Used 1997 Jeep Wrangler – Physical Plant Department
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Nolfi, to approve the Purchasing Schedules. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
BILLS AND INVOICES
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kubiczky, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $735,082.14.
Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Nolfi, 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 Mr. Stam to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Chairman Stephens adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Irene Moskal Del Giudice, Board Secretary