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Adopted Meeting Minutes
April 19, 2004
Regular Meeting

Call to Order by Chairperson

The meeting was called to order at 6:09 p.m.

Roll Call by Secretary to the Board

Present: Canady, Laverty, Murray, Proctor, Rasmusson
Absent: Brannan, Pelleran

Trustee Canady was present telephonically.

Trustee Pelleran arrived at 6:37 p.m.

Additions/Deletions to the Agenda

There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.

Limited Public Comment Regarding Agenda Items

Sally Pierce - Hello, I'm Sally Pierce. I'm speaking to the HR agenda item. I'm president of LCC MAHE. The faculty association appreciates the work that all the Board members are doing for the College. we're well aware today that you have met here already to consider the budget. Some of you had to come and go, but we know you're working for us. we're also aware of the many hours you spent for tonight and other meetings. Thank you especially for your careful and thoughtful budget analysis. Much of what we do together is about the money. Unfortunately the union?s problems aren?t simply a matter of finance. And we know that finance is not simple. It's my unfortunate duty to bring you still more work tonight. I apologize in advance for the length of the list. I come to you because you are our elected representatives; all seven of you. And you're the visionaries for this institution and my association needs your help. Tonight we face a crisis - and I'm saying we advisedly - MAHE and you - have nine pending arbitrations. Those arbitrations are scheduled between now and early October. We have four demands to bargain pending including one that addresses the impact of changes in working conditions being created by the West Campus and that change must be addressed before fall. Unfortunately most of our demands to bargain this year have yet to be addressed. The Math Skills work crisis must be addressed before summer semester begins. And other issues?any other issues - Fire Science and Surg Tech are also important. This past year we had hoped to deal with health care issues in dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance with the Health Care Taskforce. Next week we?ll start that process after almost two years of delay. We understand all too well that frequently union work is slow work, but we're concerned about the climate of delay we work in. Requests are ignored; changes are opposed; we have 22 pending grievances and we know that those are likely to go to arbitration unless we withdraw them. We also think it's likely there will be more grievances and arbitrations since this strategy of ignoring our union seems unlikely to change. So, I stand here to say we have much work to do. Please help us and help this institution by acknowledging and prioritizing the work concerning MAHE and its members at our institution.

Bill Petry - Bill Petry for the People for Positive Social Change Club. As you know there's a resolution against the Patriot Act before you tonight. We have many students here at Lansing Community College who come from middle-eastern countries who are very fearful of their future at colleges here in the United States and specifically for our own students here at Lansing Community College. This is one of the reasons that our club felt that it was important that the Board of Trustees consider this resolution this evening. Hopefully we will find a way to give us all some feeling of more security than what the Patriot Act offers. I'm asking for careful consideration of this resolution.

Chairperson and Board Member Reports

Chairperson Laverty

National Community College Month Scholarship Recipient

Chairperson Laverty reported that on April 1 he and President Cunningham presented a 24-credit scholarship to the first baby born in April. He asked President Cunningham to elaborate on this agenda item.

President Cunningham stated that in celebration of National Community College Month Lansing Community College has for the past ten years issued a 24-credit scholarship to the first baby born in April from the College's tax district. This year?s recipient is Jos?Robert Guti?rez of Lansing. Jos?was born at Sparrow Hospital at 2:30 a.m. on April 1 to his parents, Rene?and Jos? Ms. Gutierrez is a teacher in Waverly Schools and Mr. Gutierrez is a caregiver for Waverly Childcare and also is a student at LCC.

Patriot Act Resolution

He presented to the Board a version of the patriot act resolution (which is on file with the official Board materials.) The resolution contains information from the resolutions submitted by the student group, Meridian Township and the Lansing City Council. He asked the Board to review it and provide any feedback before the next Board meeting.

Trustee Rasmusson offered an amendment to provision number two on the last page which relates to the College's Police and Public Safety Department refraining from participating in an execution of search warrants. He felt that there should be an exception when it is pursuant to the court order, under circumstances allowed under the constitution, or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Chairperson Laverty asked that Trustee Rasmusson send him an email to that effect; and requested that the College internal legal counsel review it. He also encouraged the student club to review the resolution.

Anti-Civil Rights Resolution

Chairperson Laverty presented a civil rights initiative amendment resolution that he and Trustee Proctor developed (it is on file with the official Board materials.) As a result of the Supreme Court ruling regarding the university of Michigan case an organization was formed, Civil Rights Initiative, which is attempting to place this on the ballot for the November 2004 election. He stated that there is a bipartisan group that are opposed to the efforts of placing this on the ballot. Chairperson Laverty believes this would have a profound effect on the students at the College and encouraged the Board to pass this resolution to protect its students. He asked the Board for feedback prior to next meeting.

RED Team

Chairperson Laverty reported that the Regional Economic Development (RED) Team had its 5th Annual Regional Excellence Awards breakfast this past month. He said various groups throughout the community won awards and hopes that the College will be a winner in the future.

Other

Chairperson Laverty also reported on the following events he attended:

? The Capital Quality Initiative breakfast on March 17.

? Toured the Business, Media and Information Technologies Division on March 17.

? The Hydrogen Conference at the Radisson Hotel on March 23.

? Foundation Board of Directors meeting on March 25. The Foundation received $287,000 and will be receiving $75,000 from the estate of Ms. Ethel Hewitt Meerman. This sum of money will be going toward the capital campaign. Over $300,000 was donated by Mr. Joseph C. Sloane. He announced that 845 students will be receiving foundation scholarships. This year?s distinguished alumni is Ms. Karen L. Ambs.

? March 25th Grow Michigan Initiatives presentation/dinner at the University Club, which included presidents and trustees from the Michigan community colleges. This event was hosted by the College and the Michigan Community College Association.

? Association of Governing Boards conference March 26th through the 29th. He attended workshops on chairmanship, trusteeship, and audit committees.

? March 31 Cesar E. Chavez dinner.

? Outstanding Student Recognition ceremony on April 1.

? National Alternative Fuels Odyssey on April 2.

? Dropout Prevention Forum on April 14.

? Faculty Appreciation Day on April 15.

He reported that work is continuing on the Board development session. Trustees Proctor, Pelleran, and he interviewed Ms. Carolyn Bailey who is a prospective candidate to facilitate the session. He announced that there are tentative dates for the development session which are June 4 and 5 or June 11 and 12.

Chairperson Laverty announced that the Bob Baldwin Veterans Golf Benefit is on June 3rd; April 20 is UAW pay equity day; the Workforce Development Board will be sponsoring a workshop on manufacturing on May 11; and fliers were available for Save a Life Day.

Board Member Reports

Trustee Robert Proctor - Workforce Development Board

Trustee Proctor reported that at the last Workforce Development Board meeting there were continued updates of plant closures and lay offs in the immediate area which included a dairy company and Federal Mogul. There was discussion regarding several individuals enrolled in trade adjustment act training programs for which there isn?t sufficient money to provide the training for them and what the options might be to address that need. There are continued budget cuts for the Workforce Development Board and some of that will affect its relationship with the College to provide certain training programs. Trustee Proctor asked for an orientation of workforce development programs that the College is involved in. This will allow him to be fully apprised of the College's relationship with the Workforce Development Board.

Trustee Thomas Rasmusson - Audit Committee Rules

Trustee Rasmusson reported that the Committee has received good suggestions from Chairperson Laverty. He proposed a meeting for Friday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m. to review the information.

Trustee Canady was disconnected at approximately 6:45 p.m.

President's Report

Informational Items

President Cunningham recognized several students that received Michigan Campus Compact Awards. Those students were Floresha Foreman, Maresha Foreman, Hassan Jafri, and D?amrique Simmons.

College Spotlight - Business, Media and Information Technologies

Dr. Gary VanKempen introduced Dean Judy Berry of the Business, Media and Information Technologies Division.

Dean Berry thanked the Board for allowing them to be there and provide a presentation. She and her staff provided a presentation that highlighted the various departments in the division.

Dean Berry introduced the following faculty, staff and administrators from the division: Mr. John Lightner, Ms. Mary Speiser, Ms. Sally Groman, Mr. Bill Holda, Ms. Mary Cusack, Ms. Radecka Appiah-Padi, Ms. Nancy Rhodes-Johnson, Ms. Madeleine Townsend, Mr. Vik Shah, Ms. Beckie Beard, Mr. Glenn Cerny, and Ms. Margo Valdez.

Human Resources

Appointments?

Administrative-

Mary Stroebel, Director, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Executive Office

Faculty-

David Schwinn, Faculty, Management, Marketing and Management, Business & Media Information Technology

Ruji Qi, Faculty, Chemistry, Science, Liberal Studies

Mark Guerrieri, Faculty, Political Science, Liberal Studies

Homa Ghaussi-Majtaba, Faculty, Math and Computer Science, Liberal Studies

Michael Masterson, Faculty, Math and Computer Science, Liberal Studies

Sabbatical Leaves?

Kay Barks, Professor, Math & Computer Science, Liberal Studies
Requested: Fall Semester 2004

Kathleen Bonnelle, Professor, Social Science, Liberal Studies
Requested: Spring Semester 2005

Brenda Brown, Professor, Health & Human Services, Human, Health and Public Services
Requested: Fall Semester 2004 and Spring Semester 2005

Janis Elmore, Professor, Social Science, Liberal Studies
Requested: Fall Semester 2004

David Haggadone, Professor, Visual Arts and Media, Business, Media and Information Technologies
Requested: - Fall Semester 2004 & - Spring Semester 2005

Art Hanson, Professor, Visual Arts and Media, Business, Media and Information Technologies
Requested: Spring Semester 2005

Sharon Park, Professor, Humanities & Performing Arts, Liberal Studies
Requested: Spring Semester 2005

John Rocco, Professor, Visual Arts and Media, Business, Media and Information Technologies
Requested: Fall Semester 2004

Teresa Schulz, Professor, Science, Liberal Studies
Requested: Fall Semester 2004

Beverly Smith, Professor, Communication, Liberal Studies
Requested: Spring Semester 2005

2003-2004 Budget Reconciliation

Vice President Barbara Larson presented the 2003-2004 revised budget information (it is on file with the official Board materials.)

The Board reviewed the budget reconciliation.

2004-2005 Proposed Budget

Vice President Larson presented the 2004-2005 proposed budget information (it is on file with the official Board materials.)

The Board reviewed the proposed budget.

Trustee Pelleran would like the Board to review parking fee increases each year rather than approve the graduated scale as proposed in the packet.

President Cunningham thanked Vice President Larson, the Deans, and everyone that assisted with the budget process. She encouraged the Board to continue to ask questions. President Cunningham stated that there have been many challenges, but very little has impacted student services due to the Board's and staff?s excellent planning.

Action Items

Approval of Minutes - March 15, 2004 Regular Meeting

President Cunningham presented the March 15, 2004 meeting minutes.

There were no changes from the Board.

Annual Results Inventory Report - Access

President Cunningham stated that this report is what the Board receives on a continuous cycle. She said the Access report measures costs, convenience, and utilization. She introduced Dr. William Brown.

Dr. Brown presented the annual results inventory report to the Board (it is on file with the official Board materials.)

There was a question and answer period throughout the presentation.

Finance

Approval of Bids?

President Cunningham asked Ms. Beckie Beard to review the bids.

Ms. Beard presented the following bids related to the Human, Health, and Public Services building:

  1. Carpentry/General Trades in the amount of $2,024,000. This bid was awarded to Carrier Construction from Hickory Corners, MI.

  2. Electrical (including tech) in the amount of $3,742,000. This bid was awarded to Quality Electric from Holt, MI.

  3. Fire Protection in the amount of $289,925. This bid was awarded to Wolverine Fire Protection from Mount Morris, MI.

  4. Flooring in the amount of $894,000. This bid was awarded to Bouma Interiors from Okemos, MI.

  5. Masonry in the amount of $1,146,400. This bid was awarded to Brazen & Greer from Livonia, MI.

  6. Mechanical in the amount of $4,067,000. This bid was awarded to Kebler Plumbing & Heating from Grand Ledge, MI.

  7. Metal Studs, Drywall, and Acoustical in the amount of $1,168,000. This bid was awarded to William Reichenbach Company from Lansing, MI.

  8. Roofing in the amount of $239,000. This bid was awarded to Roofcon from Brighton, MI.

Ms. Beard presented the following bids related to the Administration Building:

  1. Carpentry in the amount of $406,000. This bid was awarded to Christman Constructors from Lansing, MI.

  2. Electrical in the amount of $1,079,000. This bid was awarded to Delta Electric from Lansing, MI.

  3. Flooring in the amount of $134,900. This bid was awarded to Work Squared from Lansing, MI.

  4. Glass and Glazing in the amount of $156,000. This bid was awarded to Lansing Glass from Lansing, MI.

  5. Masonry in the amount of $912,300. This bid was awarded to Davenport Masonry from Holt, MI.

  6. Mechanical in the amount of $1,293,000. This bid was awarded to Kebler Plumbing from Grand Ledge, MI.

  7. Metal Studs, Drywall, and Acoustical in the amount of $1,168,000. This bid was awarded to William Reichenbach Company from Lansing, MI.

  8. Roofing in the amount of $239,000. This bid was awarded to Roofcon from Brighton, MI.

There was brief discussion regarding the bids.

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Pelleran and supported by Trustee Murray to approve the action items of the President's Report.

Roll call vote:
Ayes: Laverty, Murray, Proctor, Pelleran, Rasmusson
Nays: None
Absent: Brannan, Canady

Motion carried.

CLOSED SESSION

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Pelleran and supported by Trustee Murray for the Board to go into closed session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation.

Roll call vote:
Ayes: Laverty, Murray, Pelleran, Proctor, Rasmusson
Nays: None
Absent: Brannan, Canady

Motion carried.

The Board entered into closed session at 7:55 p.m.

Trustee Pelleran left during closed session at 8:43 p.m.

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Proctor and supported by Trustee Rasmusson to return to open session.

Roll call vote:
Ayes: Laverty, Murray, Proctor, Rasmusson
Nays: None
Absent: Brannan, Canady, Pelleran

Motion carried.

The Board returned to open session at 8:46 p.m.

President Cunningham reminded the Board that graduation is May 14 and encouraged the Trustees to attend. She also invited them to a reception at 5:30 p.m. being held for all platform guests, faculty and staff required to attend graduation.

Chairperson Laverty reminded the Board of the Association for Community College Trustees conference in June and the Michigan Community College Association summer workshop in July. He asked those that are interested in attending to please contact Ms. Mendez.

PUBLIC COMMENT

There were no comments from the public.

Adjournment

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Proctor and supported by Trustee Rasmusson for the meeting to adjourn.

Roll call vote:
Ayes: Laverty, Murray, Proctor, Rasmusson
Nays: None
Absent: Brannan, Canady, Pelleran

Motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:52 p.m.



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