The oath of office was administered to Haylee Neuman, who was seated for a one year term as student member of the Board of Trustees. A student at Frontier Community College, she succeeds student trustee Madison Ferreira. Student trustees serve a one year term.
With the retirement of Chief Finance Officer Roger Browning, effective May 1st, the Board appointed Chief Executive Officer Terry Bruce as Interim Chief Finance Officer and Interim Treasurer.
An articulation transfer agreement between IECC and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale was approved to facilitate transfer between IECC’s Advanced Manufacturing Degree and SIU-C’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management and Applied Engineering Degree.
Activity Fee allocations for 2018-2019 were approved for FCC, LTC, OCC and WVC. The Board adopts the allocation of student activity fees at the colleges each year. The allocation notes what percentage of each dollar will be turned over to an appropriate self-balancing account in the auxiliary fund.
In an on-going review of policies, the following revised policies were approved: Course Repeat Policy, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Policy, and Student Withdrawal Policy.
Affiliation agreements were approved with Genoa Pharmacy, Sav-Mor Pharmacy, and Walgreens-Mattoon for LTC’s Pharmacy Technician Program and an agreement with Family Practice Associates for LTC’s Certified Medical Assistant Program. An affiliation agreement was approved with Union Hospital, located in Terre Haute, Indiana for the LTC Medical Assistant Program, OCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program, the OCC Radiography Program, the OCC Medical Office Assistant, the OCC Medical Coding Program, and the OCC Medical Transcription Program.
The board accepted the annual Identity Theft Prevention Program report. The Identity Theft Prevention Team will continue to annually review the program and provide identity theft and red flag training to their assigned departments and areas.
The bid of $188,800 from Kieffer Brothers Construction, Mt. Carmel, was approved for repairs to the pedestrian bridge located at Olney Central College.
Sharis Wilson was employed as Office Assistant at Frontier Community College, effective April 18. The following faculty members were employed, Joseph Lampley, Workforce Education Instructor, effective April 19, 2018, Jessica McDonald, Speech & Communication Instructor, Olney Central College, effective August 9, 2018, and Heather Sandy, Art Instructor, Olney Central College, effective August 9, 2018. Contracts were renewed for two years for CEO Terry Bruce, FCC President Jay Edgren, LTC President Ryan Gower, OCC President Rodney Ranes, and WVC President Matt Fowler.
Resignation ratifications were approved for Peter Wood, WVC Manager of Food Services, effective April 28, 2018 and for Megan Winter, Nursing Instructor located at WVC, effective May 12, 2018.
Next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Trail College, Robinson.