Board of Trustees
Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of March 21, 2006

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 7:23 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

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

Absent: Ms. Guzman, Ms. Viverito.

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 21, 2006. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Chairman Stephens noted that Action Exhibit 13610, Out-of-Radius Travel Requests, has been revised, and there are revised pages 8, 18, and 20, and new page 9a in the Human Resources Report.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
Cynthia Bender of Oak Park addressed the Board of Trustees about the Upward Bound Program as follows. She is a parent of two children that participate in Upward Bound, and is scheduled to go on a trip leaving this Saturday to New York, London, and Paris. Now, they are being told that they cannot use the money for the trip beyond the New York portion. It was explained by Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services Ileana Rodriguez that the trip had not been submitted for Board approval, with the exception of New York. A meeting is being scheduled with the parents to communicate the issues. Mrs. Bender continued that it has been a hard year in Upward Bound with the death of one of the students and the issue of a Counselor being removed. Chairman Stephens responded that as a governmental entity, the college has to follow certain processes of approval, and he apologized to Mrs. Bender on behalf of the college for the lack of proper communication on this issue, directing Dr. Rodriguez to work with the Upward Bound Director to resolve the matter. 

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association President Maggie Hahn Wade reported that the automotive department held a successful program, hosting community college auto instructors from across Illinois and surrounding states, giving Triton a high profile.

Classified Association President Donald Cragen reported that the Classified Association had its annual In-Service last week, and thanked Vice President Stabile, Vice President Sullivan, and Executive Assistant Ellis for addressing the group, and also the Professional Development Center for helping put the program together. Mr. Cragen reported that some Classified employees attended Lobby Day in Springfield to convey Triton’s needs to legislators.

Adjunct Faculty Association President Adrian Fisher reported that the Adjunct Faculty Association also sent representatives to Springfield, and found that state representatives were interested in the challenges facing the Proviso district. Ms. Fisher felt it was a productive trip.

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
None.

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
None.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados reported that there will be recognition next month of Auto faculty and Athletic teams, noting that the Men’s Basketball Team is now at the national tournament. 

Dr. Granados reported that Dr. Ingrid Walker, the college’s liaison with the Higher Learning Commission, was on campus today, sharing information on keeping the college focused for the future as the Self-Study Report is prepared. 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
None.

NEW BUSINESS
BOARD POLICY - First Reading
Business Services 3260 Disposal of Unused Property and Obsolete Equipment

ACTION EXHIBITS
With no objection from the Board, Mr. Stephens asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:
13605 Budget Transfers
13606 Change Order #1 Tunnel Waterproofing and Repairs
13607 Authorization for Release and Sale of Property FY 2006 – No. 3
13608 Intergovernmental Agreement between Triton Community College District 504 and Proviso High School District 209
13609 Cooperative Agreement between Ritacca Laser Center and Triton College
13610 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

1.0 Faculty
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve page 1 of the Human Resources Report, items 1.1.01 through 1.3.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

2.0 Adjunct Faculty
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve pages 2 through 5 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.6.01 through 2.9.10. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 6 through revised page 8, page 9, and new page 9a of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.11.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 10 through 13 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.6.05. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

5.0 Mid-Management
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve pages 14 through 16 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.5.05. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve page 17, revised page 18, page 19, and revised page 20 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.7.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve pages 21 through 23 of the Human Resources Report, items 7.1.01 through 7.3.03. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
B28.26 Crystal Web Reports Software
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 $907,805.36.

Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens.
Absent: Ms. Guzman, Ms. Viverito.
Motion carried 6-0.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Ms. Peluso to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Chairman Stephens adjourned the meeting at 7:42 p.m.


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