September 14, 2023 Decennial Committee Meeting
The Decennial Committee of the Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 met at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2023 in the Board Room (C307) at Illinois Valley Community College.
Members Physically Present
Everett J. Solon, Chair
Jay K. McCracken, Vice Chair
Angela M. Stevenson, Secretary
Amy L. Boyles
Jane E. Goetz
Diane Kreiser, Foundation Director
Frank Zeller, Foundation Director
Members Virtually Present
Members Telephonically Present
Maureen O. Rebholz
Elizabeth G. Boyles, Student Trustee
Others Physically Present
Tracy Morris, President
Gary Roberts, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mark Grzybowski, Vice President for Student Services
Kathy Ross, Vice President for Business Services and Finance
Mary Beth Herron, Director of Human Resources
Others Virtually Present
REVIEW OF THE PURPOSE OF THE COMMITTEE
Dr. Morris stated this committee is in accordance with the Decennial Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act signed into law by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (P.A. 102-1088). The purpose is to study local efficiencies, including an analysis of whether to consolidate with another unit of local government (community college) and create a report with recommendations regarding efficiencies, increased accountability, and consolidation.
TIMELINE FOR THE PROCESS
Dr. Morris reported the committee will meet a minimum of three times, with the tentative plan to meet prior to the regularly scheduled Board meetings in September, November, and January.
POSSIBLE OPTIONS FOR SHARED SERVICES
Dr. Morris identified topics to consider for shared services in the future including mental health, professional development, compliance grant writing, expanded offerings in the trades, guided pathways, 8-week courses, and textbook costs/resources.
ADVISORY SELECTION FOR OPTIONS
Dr. Morris asked for other efficiencies to consider. Suggestions included further exploring the work being done with high schools and career guided pathways and exploring pre-apprenticeships. Dr. Morris will bring forward data and information to the team in advance of the next meeting.
Mr. Solon declared the meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m.