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Adopted Minutes
June 20, 2005
Regular Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 6:05 p.m.

Roll Call

Present: Brannan, Canady, Laverty, Murray, Pelleran, Proctor, Rasmusson
Absent: None

Pledge of Allegiance

Trustee Brannan led the pledge of allegiance.

Chairperson Laverty asked that everyone observe a moment of silence for Mr. Satnam Bughra who was a full-time faculty member at the College and former Trustee David Froh. Both gentlemen had recently passed away.


There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.

Public Comment

There were no comments from the public.

Chairperson and Board Member Reports

Chairperson Laverty

Trustee Indemnification

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Proctor and supported by Trustee Canady to honor Trustee Brannan?s request for reimbursement of his legal fees as outlined in his letter to President Cunningham dated March 2, 2005.

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

Trustee Brannan abstained from voting.

Motion carried.

Board Bylaws

Chairperson Laverty distributed the Board bylaws and suggested changes. He met with Mr. Tim Zeller and Mr. Rich Howard to review the bylaws to bring them in line with policy governance. He did not request for the Board to discuss it, but he encouraged the Board to review the changes and contact him with questions. Chairperson Laverty stated this item will be brought to the Board in September.

Information and Announcements

Chairperson Laverty attended the art unveiling event on June 7, 2005 at the West Campus. He stated that the artwork is part of the campus beautification program. He said 94 different artists submitted their work, 163 pieces were submitted, but 24 pieces were selected. The artists were a combination of faculty and students. The next facilities in the campus beautification program are the Arts & Sciences and Health and Human Services buildings.

He thanked the Board members for participating in distributing awards at the high schools in the College's district.

Trustee Pelleran also thanked the staff that participated in the high school award ceremonies.

Trustee Kathy Pelleran

She attended the following committee meetings:

Mason Local Finance Development Authority ?there was not a quorum, therefore, no business was conducted.

Leslie Local Finance Development Authority - The industrial park is being changed to the Leslie Business Park. She stated this is an opportunity for the College to connect with people in these communities. She thanked the Board for allowing her to represent the College at these meetings.

Trustee Robert Proctor

He stated that several months ago he reported on the Capital Area Michigan Works! healthcare report indicating the growth in this area and that the College was intricately involved in that study. He reported that the College was in the process of applying for federal funding and asked about the status of the application.

Dean Roberta Peterson responded that there have been several meetings and the grant application deadline is July 6th. She anticipates submitting the application by the end of June.

President Cunningham shared that she attended a meeting with the CEOs of the area hospitals and they are working together toward this endeavor.

President's REPORT

Informational Items

College Spotlight - Student System Update

President Cunningham thanked Dean Judith Cardenas, Vice President Glenn Cerny and the entire team that worked around the clock to fix problems with the Oracle Student System. Everyone has learned to work together and problem solve in ways they?ve never done before. She is very proud of this team. When you reflect on where Lansing Community College is in terms of technology, how students are using it and how much the College has improved she could not be more proud of the team?s work. She specifically thanked Vice President Cerny for his vision and for helping make Lansing Community College one of the most technologically rich institutions in the state. President Cunningham asked the team to stand and be recognized.

Vice President Cerny and Dean Cardenas gave a presentation on the Oracle Student System update (the presentation is on file with official Board materials.)

Vice President Cerny introduced two students, Shantoria Vance and Fidelina Tapia, who shared their experiences with the Oracle Student System.

There was a question and answer period throughout the presentation.

President Cunningham thanked the team again and shared that Ms. Stephanie Shanblatt and Ms. Carol Harton will be serving as technology liaisons. There was an internal audit conducted and the recommendations are being implemented.

President Cunningham introduced Mr. Dean Souden, Executive Director of the Business & Community Institute and the Michigan Technical Education Center. She thanked and recognized Ms. Jan Danford for her work with the West Campus.

Action Items

Approval of Minutes - May 16, 2005 Regular Meeting

The May 16, 2005 meeting minutes were presented for the Board's review.

There were no changes.

2006-2011 Strategic Plan

Mr. Rich Howard presented the 2006-2011 Strategic Plan for the Board's approval.

Tentative Agreement - Fraternal Order of Police

President Cunningham presented the tentative agreement of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Associates in Applied Technology Degree

Vice President Gary VanKempen presented the Associates in Applied Technology Degree.

Sale of Property - Seymour Plaza Property

Vice President Barbara Larson presented the recommendation to sell the Seymour Plaza property in the amount of $930,000 with retaining 42 parking spaces.

Finance - Approval of Bids

The following bids were presented for the Board's approval:

1. Architectural Specialties for GVT Release II in the amount of $119,700. The bid was awarded to Irish Construction of Howell, Michigan.

2. Architect/Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire/Services for the University Center. The project was awarded to DSA Architects of Berkley, Michigan.

3. Sole Sources for Heavy Equipment Operator and Heavy Equipment Repair Technician Courses. The project was awarded to AIS of Lansing, Michigan.

4. HP iPAQs, Monitors, Notebooks in the amount of $1,980,280. The bid was awarded to Agilysys, Inc., of Warren, Michigan.

5. ISCD Qualified Supplier - Sub Contractor Pool Independent Contractor. The project was awarded to Boss Corp., from Duluth, Georgia; Control Room Technologies from Lansing, Michigan; DataRoad Inc., from Jacksonville, Florida; eAppTek Inc., from Livonia, Michigan; Efficient Computing from San Francisco, California; EIS Technologies from Alpharetta, Georgia; INCAT Systems from Novi, Michigan; Interconnection Services from Okemos, Michigan; Netarx from Farmington Hills, Michigan; PRIAM Inc., from Tampa, Florida; and Toria Tech Inc., from Fort Myers, Florida.

6. Media Buyer Services project. The project was awarded to Grigg Media of East Lansing, Michigan.

7. Media Development Services project. The project was awarded to Steel Beach Productions of Jacksonville, Florida.

8. Printing Services project. The project was awarded to BRD Printing of Lansing, Michigan; Keystone Printing of Lansing, Michigan; Lawson Printers of Battle Creek, Michigan; and Logon Bros. Print. Of Lansing, Michigan.

9. Resilient Tile, Carpet & Sheet Vinyl - GVT Release II in the amount of $338,000. The bid was awarded to Bouma Interior of Okemos, Michigan.

10. Temporary Staffing Services project. This project was awarded to Advance Employment of Lansing, Michigan; Express Personnel Services of Lansing, Michigan; and On Line Employment of Lansing, Michigan.

11. University Center Construction Management project. This project was awarded to Granger Construction of Lansing, Michigan.

There was discussion regarding the bids.

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

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

Motion carried.


The Board did not go into closed session.


There were no comments from the public.

Chairperson Laverty reminded the Board of the organizational meeting on July 1 at 7:30 a.m. There are no other meetings scheduled in the months of July and August.

Each Trustee addressed Trustee Murray and offered kind words and best wishes.

President Cunningham addressed Trustee Murray and appreciated the relationship and connection they developed.

Trustee Murray stated it was an honor to serve Lansing Community College. She thanked the administration and staff for having helped her while serving as a Trustee specifically Board Secretary Norma Mendez and Board Liaison Rich Howard. She encouraged the Board to find ways to improve their communication with faculty, staff, and students by having more one-on-one contact.


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

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

Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 7:24 p.m.

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