CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 8:15 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.
Present: Mr. Becker, Ms. Guzman, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens, Ms. Viverito.
Absent: Mrs. Del Giudice.
APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of December 20, 2005. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Chairman Stephens noted that there are revised pages 6, 9, and 13 in the Human Resources Report.
REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President Erika Avalos reported that TCSA meetings have resumed for the semester, and are held every Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. She discussed current and upcoming events, including Monday Hook-Up, Block Party, Cocoa Loco, and January Jam. Ms. Avalos commented that Senators are needed and asked that everyone spread the word to students. Mr. Stephens suggested that offering hourly jobs on campus may be a way to encourage student participation. Dr. Granados added that she has discussed this with the TCSA Executive Committee and asked them to bring forth such a proposal that might also include a one course tuition waiver for Senators.
Ms. Avalos announced her resignation as TCSA President as of the first week of February, 2006, and also the resignation of TCSA Vice President Lan Nguyen. Trustee Kubiczky and Student Trustee Guzman expressed their regret at the resignations of these highly motivated and dedicated individuals.
BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
Academic Affairs/Student Services
Chief of Police Mike Pendola administered the oath of office to new police officer Ken Lena.
President Patricia Granados reported that she received a letter from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association which states their acceptance of Triton’s report on shared governance. She thanked everyone for the strides made in meeting a culture of shared governance and continued movement in that direction.
Dr. Granados commented that she met with Erika Avalos and the TCSA Executive Team prior to their term of office and discussed what they hoped to accomplish in their roles. She thanked Ms. Avalos for her contributions in accomplishing those goals and providing enthusiastic leadership to the student body.
President Granados also recognized Robert Burnson, AVP of Human Resources, upon his retirement. She thanked him for his many contributions to Triton College.
Chairman Mark Stephens reported that enrollment is down .34 percent. He stressed the importance of increasing enrollment for the Fall semester, where he expects to see growth of 7 to 10 percent.
Mr. Stephens shared the sentiments of the President on the departure of Ms. Avalos and Mr. Burnson.
Chairman Stephens discussed his parents’ hospitalization over the holidays, reminding everyone to keep in mind what is important in life. Here at the college, Mr. Stephens noted that this translates into being public servants and helping people not as fortunate as ourselves, and called for a refocus on serving our community and our students.
With no objection from the Board, Mr. Stephens asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:
13582 Budget Transfers
13583 Certificate of Final Completion & Final Pay Application Abatement Remodeling Work
13584 Certificate of Final Completion & Final Pay Application Vestibule Renovation in the LRC Building
13585 Certificate of Final Completion & Final Pay Application Cyber Café Renovation-College Center
13586 Systemwide Memorandum of Understanding Between the Cook County Workforce Investment Board and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Partners in Local Workforce Area #7
13587 Minutes of the Closed Sessions of the Board July 2005 Through December 2005
13588 Agreement #1 with Mr. Bob Johnson to Provide Case Management and Success Coaching Services
13589 Agreement #2 with Mr. Bob Johnson for Literacy/GED Program Community Consultant Services
13590 Agreement with Ms. Carol Kelly for Parents as Educational Partners Program Coordinator
13591 Out-of-Radius Trip Requests
13592 College Curriculum Committee Recommendations (Part I)
13593 College Curriculum Committee Recommendations (Part II)
Mr. Stam made a motion to approve the Action Exhibits, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve page 1 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.2.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages 2 through 5 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.8.05. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve revised page 6, pages 7 and 8, and revised page 9 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.7.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve pages 10 through 12, revised page 13, and page 14 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.7.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve page 15 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.3.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve pages 16 through 19 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.5.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
No action on page 20 of the Human Resources Report.
B28.23 One—Twelve (12) Passenger Van
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the Purchasing Schedule. 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 $881,712.35.
Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Ms. Guzman, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito, Mr. Stephens.
Absent: Mrs. Del Giudice.
Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.
A motion was made by Ms. Peluso to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Chairman Stephens announced that the Board will be going back to closed session to evaluate the President, and adjourned the meeting at 8:25 p.m.
Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Irene Moskal Del Giudice, Board Secretary