Board of Trustees
Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of October 18, 2005

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 7:39 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

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

Absent: 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 September 27, 2005. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Chairman Stephens commented that the Board will conduct the business on the agenda excluding the Human Resources Report, will recess into closed session to conduct interviews, and then return to open session to act on the Human Resources Report.

Chairman Stephens noted the following changes in the Human Resources Report: new page 14a, revised pages 15 and 26, and new page 26a.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.

REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS – Employee Groups
TCFA President Maggie Hahn Wade reported that the administration’s selection of funding for enrollment initiatives was discussed at Academic Senate today. Mr. Stephens stated that administration has made recommendations, but made clear that nothing will be decided until the luncheon on November 2 when all parties can be heard. Ms. Hahn Wade replied with her appreciation of the Chairman’s comments. She noted that concern had been expressed by faculty and students that over $400,000 is being recommended for facilities, when there are needs in under-represented populations. Ms. Hahn Wade also reported that she recently received the president’s reorganization plan, and is disappointed that there was no allowance for faculty input into that plan. 

Mid-Management Association President Kevin Miller reported that the Mid-Management Association is happy to see that several mid-managers have had the opportunity for promotion to administration.

Classified Association President Donald Cragen reported that the Classified Association has formed its negotiating team and looks forward to a quick, successful negotiation process.

Adjunct Faculty Association President Adrian Fisher reported that Adjunct Faculty negotiations are going well. She also noted that she is personally proud of the students from her class who are here tonight to be recognized. 

STUDENT SENATE REPORT
TCSA Secretary Christina Maruska reported on many events planned by the Student Association, including a White Sox Tailgating event on October 26, a Forum with faculty and administrators on November 10, a Turkey Trot on November 15 with a dinner for students who have families out of town or no family, and work with the staff of the 5th Avenue Journal to improve the paper. The TCSA will also be working on promoting the senate with a “Senator of the Month” program. 

Student Trustee Coral Guzman commented that there is a great student senate this year, with a group that wants to contribute and give back to the school. 

BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Finance/Maintenance & Operations
None.

Academic Affairs/Student Services
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT
Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services Brenda Jones Watkins reported that at the last Board meeting, auto students and faculty were announced as competing in a Cobalt car competition. Tonight they are here to be congratulated as winners of that competition. Associate Dean of Technology Panos Hadjimitsos introduced automotive faculty Mark Robinson and students who worked on the car: James Brooks, Jason Davis, Joseph Fuesting, Craig Ingold, James Partin, Dustin Radman, and John Osadzinski. He also thanked Nick Trini of Trini Auto Custom for donating space and expertise to the project. Dean Hadjimitsos explained how the group did all the work in under a month’s time, converting the car into a physical and technical masterpiece. He noted that all of the work was done outside of classroom time. Mr. Robinson thanked Deans Antonich and Hadjimitsos for their overwhelming support, which allowed the flexibility to undertake the project. He also thanked the team of students for all of their hard work. Chairman Stephens asked that administration look to the Foundation for a stipend or some kind of scholarship for this hard work. He directed that ad space be purchased if the press doesn’t run this story to let the community know of this quality work. On behalf of the Board, Mr. Stephens expressed his pride to the team for their accomplishment. 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
President Patricia Granados read a letter she received from the parents of a Westlake Hospital Scholarship student. The student had been having significant problems and was helped by Rosa Preston, the director of the Westlake program. Ms. Preston worked one-on-one with the student to encourage her, provide her with information, and help her secure funding to return to school to pursue her dream of being a nurse. Dr. Granados noted that this is just an example of the letters she has received about Ms. Preston’s commitment to students, and praised her for her efforts in reaching out. 

Dr. Granados also read a letter from former student Caraleigh Holverson’s mother about her gratitude for the experience Caraleigh had at Triton College, praising the institution and exceptional faculty for all they did to help Caraleigh achieve many awards while at Triton and attain her goal of admission to Georgetown University.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Chairman Mark Stephens reminded everyone of the following upcoming events: Jump Start on October 24, Board Retreat on October 25, Enrollment Luncheon on November 2, and the President’s Reception honoring Peter Silvestri on November 30. 

NEW BUSINESS
BOARD POLICY – First Reading
Business Services 3519.7 Adoption of the National Incident Management System for Triton College, District 504

ACTION EXHIBITS
With no objection from the Board, Mr. Stephens asked for a consent agenda and one motion to approve the Action Exhibits including:
13536 Budget Transfers
13537 Renewal of Novell Academic License Agreement
13538 Upgraded Agreement for Recruitment Advertising with Chicago Tribune
Mr. Stephens commented for the record that this agreement increases the college’s discount from 23 to 47 percent.
13539 Agreement with the Cook County Clerk’s Office
13540 Intergovernmental Agreement Between Triton Community College District 504 and Leyden High School District 212
13541 Intergovernmental Agreement Between Triton Community College District 504 and Elmwood Park High School
13542 Intergovernmental Agreement Between Triton Community College District 504 and Ridgewood High School
13543 Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps Overnight Approvals 
13544 Certificate of Completion & Final Pay Application, Potable Water Line Replacement Project
13545 Agreement with Arthur J. Gallagher and the Illinois Division of Insurance and the Illinois Attorney General
13546 Out-of-Radius Travel Requests 
Mr. Kubiczky made a motion to approve the Action Exhibits, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

PURCHASING SCHEDULES
B28.13 Student Educational Study Travel – Australia and Southwest Pacific
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve the Purchasing Schedule. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

BILLS AND INVOICES
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kubiczky, to pay the Bills and Invoices in the amount of $1,780,570.82.

Roll Call Vote:
Affirmative: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Ms. Guzman, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens. 
Absent: Ms. Viverito.
Motion carried 6-0 with the Student Trustee voting in the affirmative.

RECESS
Chairman Stephens recessed the meeting to Executive Session for the purpose of dealing with personnel matters at 8:11 p.m.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
The Board returned to open session at 11:45 p.m.
Present: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Ms. Guzman, Mr. Kubiczky, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens.
Absent: Ms. Viverito.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
Chairman Stephens commented that page 1 of the Human Resources Report has been revised.

HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT
1.0 Faculty
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Peluso, to approve revised 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. Stam made a motion, seconded by Mr. Becker, to approve pages 2 through 11 of the Human Resources Report, items 2.1.01 through 2.8.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

3.0 Administration
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Ms. Pelsuo, to approve pages 12 through 14, new page 14a, and revised page 15 of the Human Resources Report, items 3.1.01 through 3.6.01. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

4.0 Classified, Police & Engineers
Mr. Becker made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 16 and 17 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. Becker, to approve page 18 of the Human Resources Report, items 5.1.01 through 5.1.03. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

6.0 Hourly Employees
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve pages 19 through 25 of the Human Resources Report, items 6.1.01 through 6.7.02. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

7.0 Other
Ms. Peluso made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to approve revised page 26 and new page 26a of the Human Resources Report, items 7.1.01 through 7.3.03. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Mr. Stam to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Peluso. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Chairman Stephens adjourned the meeting at 11:48 p.m.

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