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									                        DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                             PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL MEETING
                                    Tuesday, May 8, 2007
                                     President’s Office

                                                  MINUTES

PRESENT: Judith S. Caldwell, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Orlando J. George, Jr., President; Hope
W. Murray, Vice President for Human Resources & College Relations; Gerard M. McNesby, Vice President for
Finance; Lawrence H. Miller, Vice President & Campus Director, Stanton/Wilmington Campus; Janine W.
Reed, Administrative Assistant to the President; Brian D. Shirey, Esq., Chief Legal Counsel; Daniel L.
Simpson, Vice President & Campus Director, Terry Campus; Ileana M. Smith, Vice President & Campus
Director, Owens Campus; Cornelia N. Winner, Assistant Campus Director, Stanton/Wilmington Campus.

ABSENT: None

OTHERS PRESENT: Anthony S. Digenakis, Assistant Vice President for Educational Support; Patricia A.
DePlasco, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources; Kimberly A. Gregor, Chair, International Education
Steering Committee; Lisa C. Hastings, Administrative Intern, College Relations; Robert H. Messner, Acting
Assistant Chief Technology Officer; Barbara S. Ridgely, Associate Vice President for Institutional
Advancement.

MINUTES: Minutes for the April 3, 2007 meeting and April 17, 2007 emergency meeting, were approved as
submitted.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Dr. George expressed congratulations to Dr. Smith and her staff for the success of the Starry Starry Night gala
held on April 28, 2007. He said the entire evening was an enjoyable event, especially the Golden Dragons, an
acrobat troupe from Cangzhou, Heibei Province, and the College’s 40 year retrospective.

The President and Campus Directors reviewed logistics for graduation ceremonies.

President’s Council Members will advise Dr. George of their summer vacation schedules as soon as possible in
order to insure appropriate administrative coverage.

Dr. George expressed appreciation to Jerry McNesby, Lisa Hastings and Charles Wickham for their assistance
with his bond bill presentation on May 2.

ITEM 1. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION UPDATE (Mr. Digenakis & Ms. Gregor)

Mr. Digenakis and Ms. Gregor gave an update on International Education initiatives as follows:

   Study Abroad Programs

          Issues in Law Enforcement in the UK, May 19-June 3 – to be led byMike Terranova; 8
           participants; all campuses represented; $4,700 in scholarships.

          Honors Sociology in Turkey – May 29–June 18 – to be led by Tony Digenakis & Bob Brownstein; 4
           participants; all campuses represented; $3,000 in scholarships.

          Cultural Competency and Health Program in Mexico for Spring 2008 – June 29-July 15 – to be led
           by Allison Burris; May 11 application due date.
   Romania Poultry Management Support Project – status report - possible extension of contract.

   Mexican Visitors visited w/Nursing Department at Stanton/Wilmington in April

   Delaware State Clearinghouse Committee – The State budget office authorized the acceptance of federal
   funding should the grant be approved for the Tristate Community College Consortium/Turkish Emerging
   Leaders Project.

Dr. George asked Campus Directors to continue reinforcing the importance of student study abroad programs
with deans, department chairs and faculty.

ITEM 2. PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE - Deferred

ITEM 3. DIET UPDATE (Mr. Messner)

Dr. George and President’s Council expressed appreciation to Mr. Messner for assuming the leadership of
DIET during this transitional period.

Campus Directors will insure the understanding of faculty and staff when the system has to be down at times
when it is impossible to do it in off hours.

Mr. Messner gave a DIET update as follows:
Security Issues
             Being investigated. Campus Directors and Mr. McNesby will be kept in the loop prior to
                 recommendations going to the President for approval.
             Mass Email/Text Messaging.
Videoconferencing
       Administrative Videoconferencing Rooms
          Remote access to these systems will be disabled this week & passwords changed.
          Office of the President – initial meeting with Moonlight Architecture occurred.

DIET Positions and Staffing
       Director of Applications – interviews taking place.
       Manager of Education Systems will be posted.
Banner Updates
       New Banner server will be live on 5/20/07.
       Common matching (reducing duplication of information during registration/admission) –
             will be available mid-summer.
Blackboard
       MyDTCC announcement application rewrite underway; should be completed by end of May.
       Upcoming Initiatives
           Content Management System (helps faculty model sharing) rollout – hardware is in place.
           CCP access in Blackboard.
Emergency Communications
       Mass Email application – modifications resulted in improved speed.
       Opt-in Solution for text messaging & email.

ITEM 4. INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT UPDATE (Dr. Ridgely)

Dr. Ridgely reported that Bank of America has donated $50,000 to the College’s “Shaping the Future”
campaign earmarked for math tutoring at the campuses. BoA will be recognized as a gala sponsor at all
campuses.
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All Leadership Development Participants have made presentations to local rotaries for study abroad support.

The EF “Legacy Society” has been created for those individuals giving a planned gift or $50,000. They will be
given “Legacy Society” pins. These individuals can be recognized individually by each campus. Dr. Ridgely
will work with Ms. Hastings to develop a press release and MyDTCC Announcement.

The alumni associations are also interested in developing specialized pins. Dr. Ridgely will coordinate with
Marketing to insure consistency.

Dr. Ridgely will include $700 in her FY08 budget for the purchase of “Acceptiva”- a software package which
allows online donations for non-profits.

A brief discussion was held on the guidelines in place to initiate a scholarship fund line within the Educational
Foundation.

ITEM 5. EMPLOYEE GIVING CAMPAIGN (Dr. Ridgely)

Dr. Ridgely distributed a report on the 2007 Employee Giving Campaign. Total contributions for 2007 are
$91,808.50; $6,554.50 more than last year, a 7.70% increase. Dr. George said he is very appreciative of the
outstanding leadership by all chairs and is proud of the faculty and staff on the campuses and in the President’s
Office for their support. Chairs: Owens - Melissa Rakes, Mark Swarbrick; President’s Office - Kim Sudler,
Crystal Mullen; Stanton/Wilmington - John Fogelgren, Bob Foraker; Terry - John Buckley, David Pitts.

ITEM 6. FRINGE BENEFIT RECOMMENDATIONS (Ms. DePlasco)

President’s Council approved fringe benefit recommendations as proposed by AdHoc and presented by Ms.
DePlasco. Dr. George will request approval from the Board at its June meeting.

ITEM 7. PANDEMIC FLU UPDATE (Ms. DePlasco)

Ms. DePlasco distributed a draft document entitled, “Revision IV May 2007, Collegewide Committee For
Pandemic Influenza Planning.” The document outlines:

              Overall Leadership/responsibilities
              Coordinator/responsibilities
              Committees/responsibilities

A pandemic planning kick-off session is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30, 2007 and will include a web
conference entitled “Community Partnerships for Pandemic Planning.” The webinar will present in-depth
guidance on working with the community to plan for a pandemic health crisis with essential details of how a
pandemic could affect the College and wider community. Discussion will follow about Delaware Tech’s
planning efforts. Vice Presidents & Campus Directors will recommend names to Dr. George for appointment
to the following subcommittees:

       Academic Administration Subcommittee, chaired by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
       Communications Subcommittee, chaired by Dr. Hope W. Murray
       DIET Subcommittee, chaired by Gerard M. McNesby
       Infection Control Subcommittee, chaired by Dr. W. Ray Lynch, Jr.
       Legal Ethics Subcommittee, chaired by Brian D. Shirey, Esq.
       Operations Subcommittee, chaired by Dr. Susan D. Looney


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ITEM 8. EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION EVENT (Mr. Miller & Dr. Murray)

Final logistics were reviewed for the Employee Recognition event to be held on May 17, 2007 beginning at 9:45
a.m. at the Chase Center Riverfront followed by lunch and activities at the Wilmington Campus. Information
will be posted on the College’s web site.

ITEM 9. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE (Mr. Shirey)

Mr. Shirey distributed an updated legislative roster of pending and new legislation affecting the College
(attached). He reviewed changes in Senate and House legislation since his last update to the President’s
Council.

ITEM 10. ADMINISTRATIVE WORKSHOP EVALUATIONS (Dr. George)

The administrative workshop evaluations were outstanding. Suggestions were discussed.

The President and President’s Council complimented Ray Lynch for his leadership as chair and thanked the
committee for an effective and enjoyable retreat.

ITEM 11. BOARD WORKSHOP TOPIC (Mrs. Caldwell)

President’s Council discussed options for Board Workshop topics as proposed by Mrs. Caldwell and reviewed
by AdHoc.

ITEM 12. DRAFT PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE 2007-08 (Dr. George)

President’s Council approved the 2007-08 meeting schedule as follows:

                                            Tuesday, August 21, 2007
                                                   9:00 a.m.
                                               President’s Office

                                         Wednesday, September 19, 2007
                                                  9:30 a.m.
                                                  Rehoboth

                                            Tuesday, October 9, 2007
                                                   9:00 a.m.
                                               Videoconference

                                           Tuesday, November 13, 2007
                                                    9:30 a.m.
                                                Owens Campus

                                            Tuesday, January 15, 2008
                                                   9:00 a.m.
                                                Videoconference

                                           Tuesday, February 12, 2008
                                                   9:00 a.m.
                                               Videoconference

                                             (continued on next page)

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                                             Tuesday, March 11, 2008
                                                   9:00 a.m.
                                                Videoconference

                                              Tuesday, April 8, 2008
                                                   9:30 a.m.
                                              Wilmington Campus

                                              Tuesday, May 13, 2008
                                                    9:00 a.m.
                                                Videoconference

                                              Tuesday, June 3, 2008
                                                   9:30 a.m.
                                                 Terry Campus

                               Note: No meetings will be held in July and December.

ITEM 13. DRAFT BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE 2007-08 (Dr. George)

President’s Council reviewed a draft 2007-08 Board Meeting schedule. Dr. George will present it to the Board
in June with a request for approval.

ITEM 14. DRAFT JUNE 5, 2007 BOARD MEETING AGENDA (Dr. George)

President’s Council reviewed a draft agenda for the June 5, 2007 Board Meeting.

ITEM 15. JUNE 5, 2007 PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL AGENDA ITEMS (Dr. George)

The next meeting of the President’s Council is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at the Terry Campus.
Possible items for that agenda were discussed.

ITEM 16. CCIF UPDATE (Dr. Murray)

Dr. Murray presented an update on the CCIF initiative.

ADDED ITEM:

Public Safety Update - A discussion was held regarding the policies and procedures the College has in place
for emergency response and crisis management. The public safety of the College's faculty, staff, students and
visitors is of the highest priority, and it was noted that the College has implemented all of the recommendations
made by IACLEA as a result of its independent review of campus public safety. The President and President's
Council requested that the Chiefs of Public Safety continue to review the College's existing policies, procedures
and strategies as part of an on-going effort to enhance the public safety of the College where possible.

ADJOURNMENT – The meeting adjourned at 2:15p.m.

                                                       Submitted by:


                                                       Janine W. Reed
                                                       Administrative Assistant to the President


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