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Meetings & Minutes

Illinois Valley Community College Board

OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College trustees formally approved a $41.6 million budget Aug. 20 that includes $7.35 million in revenues and expenditures for the Community Instructional Center project which includes construction of the Peter Miller Community Technology Center (CTC).

Following a public hearing, the board adopted a budget representing an 11.8 percent decrease in revenue from Fiscal 2013 and an 11.1 percent decrease in expenditures.

The Illinois Capital Development Board is expected to turn the CTC over to IVCC next Wednesday; a grand opening is planned for the 80,000-square-foot facility Nov. 1.

In other business, Dean of English, Mathematics and Education Marianne Dzik presented a campus update on the Developmental Education Program.

Dzik said the “guiding force” behind the 22 developmental education instructors and up to 60 part-time faculty, staff, student workers and tutors is the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE).

IVCC President Jerry Corcoran gave a CTC construction update saying planter curbs have been poured, sidewalks are finished and light poles will be installed soon. A walk-through review of the architectural, technological and mechanical/electrical/plumbing punch list will be Aug. 26 and Aug. 27.

East campus work is progressing nicely, Corcoran said, with substantial completion set for Oct. 22. Portions of Lot 7 will be closed Aug. 31, Sept. 1, Sept. 7 and 8 for resealing and restriping. Furniture should begin arriving in late September to be installed in October.

In other business, the board approved:

• Renewal of 11 lines of insurance coverage including property, general liability, commercial auto and workers’ compensation for $334,688.  

• A $45,990 bid from Vissering Construction of Streator for Cultural Centre stage upgrades. 

• The purchase of Starfish Retention Solutions software for the counseling center at a first year cost of $34,400. The software, to be paid for through the $100,000 pledge from IVCC alumni William and Dian Taylor of Winnetka, will provide user-friendly academic plans and self-service scheduling for students, Associate Vice President for Student Services Tracy Morris said. 

• Replacement of the single-tank water system heat exchanger in Building G (gymnasium) at an estimated cost of $157,000.  

• The purchase of 177 desktop and 10 laptop computers, computer and multi-touch displays, laser printers and more for the CTC for $314,511. 

The board also learned:

• Longtime accounting clerk Sherry Stickney of Peru will retire effective Aug. 30.

• Tim Trevier has resigned as assistant baseball coach, and Tom Ptak of LaSalle has been hired as head women’s basketball coach. Ptak has a combined 13 years experience as an assistant varsity coach for the girls’ and boys’ programs at St. Bede Academy.  

• Koreen Judd of Granville has resigned her administrative assistant position in the Community Relations office to accept a full-time position at LaSalle-Peru High School. 

• Disability Services coordinator Judy Mika presented “Climbing the Mountain of Success” at the 8th International Conference on Higher Education and Disabilities in Innsbruck, Austria, July 25. 

• A total of 21 students participated in the July 23 Practical Nursing Pinning in the gymnasium. 

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