CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Vice Chairwoman Donna Peluso called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 8:45 p.m. Ms. Peluso apologized for the late start of the meeting, necessitated by interviews. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.
Present: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Ms. Guzman, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito.
Absent: Mr. Stephens.
APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the minutes of the Special Organizational Meeting of April 18, 2006, and the Regular Board Meeting of April 18, 2006. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Vice Chairwoman Peluso commented that there are revised pages 1, 4, 8, and 13 in the Human Resources Report.
Cynthia Bender of Oak Park addressed the Board regarding the Upward Bound Program. Ms. Bender reported that she attended the Board meeting in March and requested information for class help with students and there has been no response. She expressed concern that a year has passed without the support of a counselor in the program. Ms. Peluso asked who is responsible for hiring that counselor. President Granados replied that the Director of the Program is responsible, and added that the issue of the job description was addressed last month and is included in tonight’s Board Book. Ms. Bender requested that a Board member attend the next Upward Bound Parents Meeting. She was unsure of the meeting date, but will call the Office of the President with that information. Ms. Peluso indicated that it would be more appropriate for the President to attend the meeting. Dr. Granados will follow up with the group.
Yolanda Lawrence signed up to speak regarding nursing students, but did not respond when called upon.
REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
Faculty Association Vice President Stu Sikora reported that faculty candidate names have been submitted to the Vice President and President, and it is hoped they can be responded to quickly. He also discussed the issue of a higher starting salary needed for positions to attract good people, the need for better advertising of positions, and the need for more full-time faculty, not only for student instruction, but also non-instructional duties such as serving on committees and continuity with students.
STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA President Erika Avalos reported that this is her last meeting and thanked everyone for her experiences and for showing support to the student. She reflected that when she started in TCSA, she wanted to make changes and impact people’s lives, and now she realizes that the greatest impact has been on herself. She thanked Aldo Guzman for his advising, and Doug Olson and Coral Guzman for their support. Ms. Peluso commented that Triton was fortunate to have Ms. Avalos as a student leader.
Student Trustee Coral Guzman reiterated what Ms. Avalos said and sent her congratulations to the new TCSA Executive Board. She thanked the Board for all she has learned as a Trustee, commenting that they have a harder job than most give them credit for. Ms. Peluso thanked Ms. Guzman for her participation and providing input on issues, congratulating her as an outstanding representative of the student body.
BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
Academic Affairs/Student Services
Dr. Granados introduced Vice President Rodriguez, and congratulated the faculty members about to be recognized. Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Services Ileana Rodriguez and Faculty member Lucy Smith presented the outstanding faculty awards. Ann Marie Valdez was recognized as Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year, for her close work and commitment with students, both in the classroom and in activities such as Model United Nations.
Dr. Preet Pal Saluja of the Science Department was recognized as one of the Outstanding Faculty of the Year for his energy and work with students who have remarked on his ability to make chemistry interesting and fun. Dr. Saluja thanked everyone for their support and reminded everyone of the importance of keeping Triton’s Core Values in mind and communicating to the students.
Dr. Ginger Brackett was also recognized as an Outstanding Faculty of the Year and as the college’s submission to ICCTA as Outstanding Faculty. Dr. Rodriguez and Ms. Smith described Dr. Brackett as an excellent, hard worker, Chair of the English Department and Scholar’s Program Director, and engaged both in scholarly work and in working closely with students. Dr. Brackett thanked everyone, commenting that it has been an honor and a pleasure for her to work every day with students.
President Patricia Granados extended her appreciation to both of the departing student leaders. She thanked them for their energy and commitment in having TCSA involved, expressing pride in their accomplishments and knowledge that they will do well as they leave Triton.
Dr. Granados reported that Trustee Steve Kubiczky will be honored at the ICCTA Convention in June with his second Trustee Education Award.
President Granados reported that it is a great time of year when everyone at the college is proud of student accomplishments as graduation approaches. She encourages everyone to attend the commencement ceremony.
Student Trustee Coral Guzman was presented with an award on behalf of the Board of Trustees for her unselfish service and leadership as Student Trustee for the past year.
13628 Student Member of the Board of Trustees of Community College District #504 Election Results
Mr. Becker made a motion to approve the Student Member of the Board of Trustees of Community College District #504 Election Results, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Attorney Dan Cannon administered the oath of office to new Student Trustee Patrick M. Murphy. Mr. Murphy assumed his seat at the Board table.
With no objection from the Board, Ms. Peluso asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:
13629 Budget Transfers
13630 Resolution Authorizing Public Hearing on Proposed FY 2007 Budget
13631 Certificate of Final Completion & Final Pay Application, Tunnel Waterproofing and Repairs
13632 Memorandum of Understanding between Regis University and Triton College
13633 Clinical Education Agreement between Thomas John, M.D. and Triton College
13634 Educational Agreement for Employees of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399
13635 State of Illinois Upward Mobility Program Tuition/Fee Payment Intergovernmental Agreement Renewal
13636 Addendum Agreement between Palos Community Hospital and Triton College
13637 Clinical Education Agreement between Eye Specialists of Illinois and Triton College
13638 Addendum Agreement between Swedish Covenant Hospital and Triton College
13639 College Curriculum Committee Recommendations
13640 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests
13641 Authorization for Release and Sale of College Property – Printing Press Equipment
Ms. Viverito made a motion to approve the Action Exhibits, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT
Mr. Stam made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to approve pages revised page 1, pages 2 and 3, and revised page 4 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. Viverito, to approve pages 5 through 7 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.8.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve revised page 8 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.2.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kubiczky, to approve pages 9 and 10 of the Human Resources Report, items 4.1.01 through 4.5.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kubiczky, to approve page 11 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. Stam, to approve pages 12, revised page 13, and page 14 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.4.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
Ms. Viverito made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 15 and 16 of the Human Resources Report, items 7.1.01 through 7.2.07. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
B28.33 Nursing Lab Equipment and Materials, EI #22 – Confirmation of Board Poll
B28.34 Ventilator – Respiratory Care Program, EI #22
B28.35 Theatre Seating and Risers – Fine Arts Department, EI #22
Mr. Kubiczky made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve the Purchasing Schedules. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.
BILLS AND INVOICES
Mr. Kubiczky made a motion, seconded by Ms. Viverito, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,310,888.19.
Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Murphy, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Ms. Viverito.
Absent: Mr. Stephens.
Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.
A motion was made by Ms. Viverito to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stam. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Vice Chairwoman Peluso adjourned the meeting at 9:20 p.m.
Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Irene Moskal Del Giudice, Board Secretary