Board of Trustees
Minutes of the May 15, 2007 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 6:27 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

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

Absent: Mr. Becker.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of April 24, 2007. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
None.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association President Maggie Hahn Wade thanked the President and all who planned the Retirement/Recognition Event last week. She reported that the Faculty is looking forward to graduation next week. Ms. Hahn Wade commented that there may not be a lot of faculty members at the Trustee Reception next Thursday, as that is a week many have off before the summer term starts. 

Classified Association President Donald Cragen thanked the Board and Administration for their help in placing the people affected by the rif. 

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA Vice President Eduardo Zuniga thanked the Administrators and Board members who attended the TCSA Dinner, and thanked the Board for their support of students. 

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services Ileana Rodriguez introduced Athletic Director Harry McGinnis who will share the accomplishments of various athletes and teams. Mr. McGinnis announced that the Softball Team finished with a 26-24 record, coming in third in the region. Head Baseball Coach Harry Torgerson was introduced and reported that the Baseball Team made it to the regional tournament with some athletes being considered for All American status. Mr. McGinnis reported that the Wrestling Team finished 5th in the Nation with some wrestlers making All American, and Travis Hammons winning as National Champion. Mr. Hammons also had the honor of appearing on the cover of Wrestling USA magazine.

Vice President Rodriguez recognized student Sarai Barrios, who was nominated as PTK All USA Academic Team member, and student Monique Hickman who was recognized as a Golden Apple Scholar in the State of Illinois. 

Vice President Rodriguez recognized Faculty members Cathy Lekostaj and Pam Harmon for securing accreditation for the Radiological program. Dr. Rodriguez presented the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award to Jim Haggearty. Mr. Haggearty has been with Triton for 22 years in the CJA department, and was part of the Adjunct Faculty negotiating team. 

Associate Vice President of Human Resources Margaret Erickson presented the Star Service Award to Humberto Espino. This award is given to employees who exemplify the college’s Core Values. 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados congratulated the newly elected and re-elected Trustees. She thanked outgoing Interim Trustee and TCSA President Ifeanyi Onwauchi for his work. Mr. Onwuachi and the outgoing TCSA E-Board were applauded for their advocacy for the students. In recognition of the Trustees, a reception will be held Thursday, May 24 at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Granados acknowledged that it’s difficult to find a time when everyone is available and encouraged everyone to come together to welcome, greet, and support our Trustees. 

Dr. Granados reported that as a result of the HLC visit which occurred April 30 through May 2, the team recommended seven years of accreditation with the next visit in 2013-2014, no change in affiliation status, no focus visit, and a report due in 2010 regarding master planning. We have a goal to finish the Master Plan by the end of calendar 2007, and the report due in 2010 will include not only the completion of the plan, but how the college progresses collaboratively in following the plan. President Granados outlined that around June 1, she expects to receive a draft for factual corrections, she has a week to get back to them, then a final report is sent to her and the HLC, the HLC makes a recommendation, and they forward an official letter to her around the beginning of August. Dr. Granados will post the final report when it is received. She thanked everyone for working diligently and recognized the efforts of the entire college community, the faculty criterion chairs, and Vice President of Institutional Advancement Marge Stabile. President Granados noted that the Self-Study is a living document and everyone needs to continue to work on moving the college forward. In recognition of everyone’s contributions, an Ice Cream Social will be held on May 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the College Center Pavilion.

President Granados commented on Dr. Rodriguez’ communication about leaving the vice presidency, noting that if this is acted upon by the Board, she will not appoint an interim, but will assume the role with the assistance of the associate vice presidents and deans. A national search will start immediately, and it is hoped to have candidates in August for a recommendation to the Board in September. Dr. Granados commented that those individuals wanting to participate in the search process will need to be available to work through the summer. Lastly, the President commented that if she sees little progress by the search committee by the first of July, she will recommend the use of a search firm. 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Chairman Mark Stephens congratulated the newest Board member and the two returning members of the Board. He acknowledged the good job done by Stephen Kubiczky during his tenure as Trustee, commenting that he will be missed. 

Mr. Stephens commended Vice President Stabile for her work on the HLC visit, noting the accomplishment of no focus visit being recommended. He stated that everyone can be proud of the recommendations and the comments made during the exit interview about the good presentation, the college’s financial situation and funding of programs even with budget cuts, cultural diversity, and the beautiful campus. 

NEW BUSINESS
ACTION EXHIBITS
13813 Selection of Student Member of the Board of Trustees
Mr. Stephens made a motion to approve the Selection of Student Member of the Board of Trustees, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

Attorney Stanley Kusper administered the oath of office to new Student Trustee Michael Esparza. Mr. Esparza took his seat at the Board table.

13814 Budget Transfers
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Budget Transfers, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13815 Resolution Authorizing Public Hearing on Proposed FY 2008 Budget 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Resolution Authorizing Public Hearing on Proposed FY 2008 Budget, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13816 Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) Agreement 
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) Agreement, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13817 State of Illinois Upward Mobility Program Tuition/Fee Payment Intergovernmental Agreement Renewal
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the State of Illinois Upward Mobility Program Tuition/Fee Payment Intergovernmental Agreement Renewal, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13818 Agreement with Pioneer Press – FY 08 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Agreement with Pioneer Press – FY 08, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13819 College Curriculum Committee Recommendations 
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the College Curriculum Committee Recommendations, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13820 Higher Learning Commission – Statement for Services
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Higher Learning Commission – Statement for Services, seconded by Mrs. Del Giudice. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13821 Disposal of Obsolete Welding Equipment 
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Disposal of Obsolete Welding Equipment, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

13822 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests 
Ms. Peluso made a motion to approve the Out-of-Radius Travel Requests, seconded by Ms. Viverito. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
B29.25 Welcome Center Furniture – College Center Building
B29.26 Maintenance Agreement – CCTV System
B29.27 Electronic Classrooms – Nuevos Horizontes
B29.28 Solid Scavenger and Recycling Services

Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the Purchasing Schedules. Vice President of Academic Affairs Sean Sullivan and Director of Purchasing Marlene Ricchio discussed the distribution of RFPs used to obtain bids. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

BILLS AND INVOICES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $794,607.84.

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

Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
With leave of the Board, Chairman Stephens allowed a citizen to speak at this point on the agenda. Penny Wolford of Broadview, an Upward Bound Advisory Board parent reported that she has learned the grant was not funded because it wasn’t submitted properly. She described the importance of the program for the children in this area, and asked the Board to find funding. Mr. Stephens replied that the Board was dismayed to learn of the lack of funding and disturbed by the personnel matter, and will explore the issue. 

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 Mr. Stam. 

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

Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. The Board went into Closed Session at 7:12 p.m.

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

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

Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative. The Board returned to Open Session at 10:18 p.m.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT

1.0 Faculty
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 1 through 7 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.5.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve page 8 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1 through 2.7. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve page 9 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 10 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve page 11 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.5.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, 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
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 16 of the Human Resources Report, item 7.1.01 through 7.2.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT
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 10:21 p.m.


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