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IECC Board of Trustees Meeting – July 17, 2018

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges’ Board of Trustees approved the updated Technology Plan for FY2019 through FY2021 at the regular meeting Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel.  The Plan was developed by the Technology Committee and establishes a blueprint that sets forth IECC’s Information Technology vision, its strategic directions, and the action plans for supporting the academic experience of students and strengthening the educational mission of faculty and staff.

Trustees approved the revision of the Tobacco Free and Smoke Free policy.

Updates to the 2018-2019 IECC Catalog were reviewed and approved for publication.

The board adopted the prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Illinois Department

of Labor for the counties of Crawford, Richland, Wabash and Wayne.

The Board approved a report on compliance with Drug Free Schools and Campus

Regulations.  The Board certified that the district has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. IECC’s 2018 biennial review identified recommendations which will maintain the effectiveness of the program by regular review and update to IECC’s website to ensure the accuracy and availability of information pertinent to alcohol, drugs, treatment and resources.

            In an effort to continually focus on the quality, cost and need of its academic programs, the Board reviewed and approved the District’s 2018 Program Review Report.

            An affiliation agreement was approved with the Office of Dr. Bachar Malek for the Certified Medical Assistant Program at Lincoln Trail College.

            Approval was given for an emergency repair to replace the heat exchanger on an HVAC unit at Olney Central College.

The Board approved an articulation agreement between Illinois Eastern Community Colleges and the University of Southern Indiana located in Evansville, Indiana.  The agreement is for the Graphic Arts and Design Program.

Existing athletic training services agreements were extended with Crawford Memorial Hospital for athletic training services to Lincoln Trail College and to Wabash General Hospital for athletic training services to Wabash Valley College and Frontier Community College.  Each of the colleges are required to provide athletic training services that are consistent with requirements set by the Illinois Athletic Trainers Practice Act.

Board members John Brooks and Gary Carter were reappointed to the Board Audit Committee.  The committee is charged with oversight of the District’s annual audit.

Anna Bunting was employed as Manager of Food Services at Wabash Valley College, effective July 18, 2018.

Kathryn Sutton was employed as Custodian/Groundskeeper at Frontier Community College, effective July 23, 2018.

Juliana Pickford was employed as a nursing instructor, effective August 9, 2018.

Resignation ratifications were approved for Ashlee Spannagel, Program Director of Grants

& Compliances at the District Office, effective July 20, 2018, Tim Gallion, Upward Bound Counselor, located at Lincoln Trail College, effective August 22, 2018, and Hayley Kirkham, Upward Bound Counselor, located at Lincoln Trail College, effective August 25, 2018.

Next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at Frontier Community College, Fairfield, Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.