Board of Trustees

Minutes of the March 18, 2008 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 6:08 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

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

Absent: Mr. Becker (who arrived later), Mr. Esparza (who arrived later), Mr. Gary (who arrived later), Mr. Stephens.

Ms. Peluso read a memo from Chairman Stephens indicating that he was attending a Quiz Bowl academic event in which his daughter was competing.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 19, 2008. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Ms. Peluso noted that in the Human Resources Report there is a new Page 13A and a revised Page 20.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Mid-Management Association President John Cadero reported that Mid-Managers held their In-Service on February 15, and he thanked Dr. Granados for speaking to the group. He stated that he was happy to hear one of the two reductions-in-force will be rescinded, and the remaining person affected has applied for other positions at the college. Mr. Cadero asked the Board and Administration to look at the exempt positions through the Job Study to make sure they are in line, and announced that Mid-Management will be sending out a letter this week to officially start contract negotiations.

TRUSTEE ARRIVAL
Mr. Becker and Mr. Esparza entered the meeting at 6:12 p.m.

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups (continued)
Mr. Cadero continued with a Happy Easter wish for everyone.

Adjunct Faculty Association President George Drucker reported that Adjunct Faculty are happy with the cooperation received from administration in getting benefits in place. 

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President Bill Niemiec reported that the Kickstart with Kickbush event held on March 11 was very successful. He has received a lot of positive feedback on motivational speaker Consuelo Kickbush, and he thanked everyone who helped bring the event to Triton. Mr. Niemiec also commented on elections for TCSA E-Board and Student Trustee which are taking place this month. Student Trustee elections will be held April 1 and 2, with a new Student Trustee sworn in on April 15 in accordance with state law. Mr. Niemiec praised Mr. Esparza on the good job he’s done.

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
None. 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados reported that the college has been actively reaching out into the community through the President’s Outreach Plan, and she and Chairman Stephens have been working with mayors to determine community needs. She noted that Chairman Stephens has been working with Bellwood Mayor Pasquale on some initiatives that are rolling out through Continuing Education, and mentioned the partnership with the Village and Best Buy in submitting a grant. A Community Advisory Committee is being established, with letters going out today inviting individuals to the first of what will be quarterly meetings. 

Dr. Granados introduced Dean of Continuing Education Paul Jensen who will give an overview of initiatives being worked on in the Continuing Education department. Mr. Jensen reported that corporate education is going well and should surpass revenue projections this year. Business Development activities include breakfast seminars and information sessions regarding website design, international trade, and microfinancing. He is exploring articulation agreements with some associations, and CE will be hosting the Illinois Council of Continuing Education Training, a first for Triton College. Mr. Jensen commented that he was invited to speak about Youth Programming at the School College Partnership and K-18 Principals meetings, noting that new this spring and fall are programs onsite at schools. CE is also creating a Triton Achievement Academy with a focus on science, math, and writing. Dr. Granados added that the components of Upward Bound are offered through CE as well. Other outreach activities include the Women’s Conference, HIA and Fashion Merchandising Expos, and upcoming Allied Health Expo and Alumni Event. President Granados stated that the college has made significant inroads on the Board’s and Chairman’s direction to have a comprehensive community outreach plan. 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Vice Chairwoman Donna Peluso shared that a woman came up to her at Veterans Park District and thanked her and the Board for continuing components of the Upward Bound program and doing so much for her child and other children. This was a woman who appeared before the Board in the past with concern about the loss of the Upward Board program. Ms. Peluso wished everyone a good Easter.

NEW BUSINESS

ACTION EXHIBITS
With no objection from the Board, Ms. Peluso asked that the Action Exhibits be taken as one motion, including:
13980 Budget Transfers
13981 PACE Municipal Van Pool Service Agreement – Amendment 
13982 Fee Waiver Request for the Illinois Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the Triton Police Department
13983 West Central Municipal Conference (WCMC) Auction Fee Waivers
13984 Blackboard CE Upgrade
13985 Upgrade to CommuniGate Pronto Email/Calendar
13986 12-Month Extension of 36-Month HP Compaq Server Lease Agreement
13987 Hewlett Packard – 36-Month Server Lease Agreement
13988 Establish a Rental Fee for Area between Baseball and Softball Fields
13989 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Action Exhibits, seconded by Mr. Stam. Mr. Sullivan explained about salary lapse and Life Safety funds in response to questions about Action Exhibit 13980. Regarding Action Exhibit 13988, it was explained that rentals are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Dr. Granados reported that a comprehensive plan is being developed for rental of our outdoor spaces in the best interests of the community. 
Voice vote carried the motion unanimously with the exception of Action Exhibit 13980, which carried unanimously with the exception of pages 23 and 25, on which Mrs. Del Giudice voted no. 

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
B30.23 Electronic Applicant Tracking System – Human Resources
B30.33 Group Purchase – HP Printers
B30.34 ACT Compass Administration Units
B30.35 Exterior Signage Fabrication & Installation
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the Purchasing Schedules. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

BILLS AND INVOICES
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,429,359.21.

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

Motion carried 5-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.

CLOSED SESSION
Ms. Viverito 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 Mr. Stam. 

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

Motion carried 5-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. 

TRUSTEE ARRIVAL
Mr. Gary entered the meeting at 6:36 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION (continued)
The Board went into Closed Session at 6:37 p.m.

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

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

Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. The Board returned to Open Session at 7:06 p.m.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT

1.0 Faculty
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve page 1 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Gary made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 2 through 9 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.7.05. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Mr. Gary made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 10 through 12 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.3.29. Mrs. Del Giudice stated that since tuition was raised, she believes salary raises for employees earning over $100,000 should be limited to 2%, and she will vote accordingly. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously with the exception of items 3.3.01 and 3.3.04 which carried 6-0 with Mrs. Del Giudice abstaining and the Student Trustee voting yes. After moving to the next item, upon unanimous leave of the Board based on misunderstanding, Mrs. Del Giudice was allowed to amend her vote on items 3.3.26, 3.3.28, and 3.3.29. Those items therefore carried 5-1 with Mrs. Del Giudice voting no and the Student Trustee voting yes. 

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gary, to approve page 13 and new page 13A of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.6.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gary, to approve pages 14 and 15 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.5.08. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Gary, to approve pages 16 through 19 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.4.05. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve revised page 20 of the Human Resources Report, items 7.1.01 through 7.1.10. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Ms. Viverito to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Esparza. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Vice Chairwoman Peluso adjourned the meeting at 7:15 p.m.


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