Danville Area STAFF REPORT
Volume 32, No. 10 May 27, 2003
Office of the President
The following is a summary of the Board of Trustees meeting held on Tuesday, May 27,
2003 as compiled by the Office of the President. It is not an official record of the meeting. If
you have any questions, comments, or reactions to the items listed, please contact Cheryl
Paxton or Dr. Alice Jacobs.
The Board of Trustees of Danville Area Community College met in Regular Session on May
27, 2003 in the Board Room, Vermilion Hall Room 302.
The following actions were taken:
1. Recited Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Approved adoption of agenda as amended correcting Consent Agenda Item 11A to read
Board Consideration of the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of April 8, 2003. A carry-
on addendum was also added to the Human Resources Report.
3. Recognized visitors.
4. Received a report from Nancy Boesdorfer, CQI Coordinator, on the Continuous Quality
Improvement initiative. The report was contained in the Board packet.
Mrs. Boesdorfer reported that the Spring Fling was very successful. The Tech Team
hosted a Tech Panel with three local experts who fielded questions. From the results the
Tech Team will write DACC’s own plan. The Campus Community Team postponed the
DACC Family Picnic due to weather—it has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 21 from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the campus quad. The Campus Community Team has also put
together a catalog of ―pride wear.‖ Employees may purchase clothing with the College logo
and may choose to put department and/or personal names on the wear. The Insurance
Team is gathering more information about employee insurance coverage. The Employee
Development Team is investigating holding a ―Know Your College‖ Day in the fall
acquainting employees with activities and responsibilities of other departments on campus.
The goal is to help employees answer students’ questions.
5. Received a report on the Liberal Arts Division from Dr. Lily Siu, Division Dean. Dr. Siu
distributed the report to the Board which contained the end-of-year report and curriculum
development for the Division. The Division is currently revising and revamping programs.
Dr. Siu reported on new options in the Criminal Justice curriculum (as requested by the
Department of Corrections), in the Education curriculum (expanding Early Childhood to
include K-12 option), expansion of diversity offerings, and addressing federal and state
mandates of coursework for Teaching Assistants. This coursework includes a bilingual
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program making DACC only the second community college in the state to offer such a
New English classes for non-native speakers are being offered, writing room hours have
been expanded, and the Division is offering a Performance Arts curriculum. Dr. Siu said
Dual Enrollment courses have been expanded at Chrisman High School, the Liberal Arts
Web page is being redesigned, and the Division is also working on standardizing Liberal
Arts coursework, instructions, and procedures. Currently the focus of the Division is on the
Arts and Humanities.
6. Received a report from Kathie Armstrong, Phi Theta Kappa Chapter President, on the Phi
Theta Kappa All-Illinois Event held at the State Capitol Complex in Springfield on April 15-
16, 2003. She counted herself fortunate to attend the event along with two nominees, Lori
Garrett, Chapter Advisor, and Dr. Jacobs. Mrs. Armstrong reported the delegation met with
five state senators and representatives. She thanked Trustees for their support of the
7. Received reports about the ICCTA Board of Representatives Meeting and Lobby Day
Briefing held in Springfield on April 29-30, 2003. Dr. Jacobs attended as well as Mr.
Cheney, Mrs. Miller, and Judge O’Rourke. They reported on their meetings with state
senators and representatives and found them all to be cordial and understanding. They
each declared the importance of meeting face to face with the legislators and presenting
the College’s viewpoint.
8. Took action on Consent Agenda items including:
A. Approving minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of April 8, 2003.
B. Approving Revision to Board Policy 4041.5 – Disseminating Employee Information
clarifying the strict confidentiality of personal and confidential employee information
C. Accepting the Monthly Financial Report and approving payment of invoices. Total
payroll was reported as $704,142.44 and total paid invoices was reported as
D. Approving Human Resources Report with a carry-on addendum:*
1. Employment of Personnel – Re-employment of Grant Funded Staff for Fiscal
Year July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004
2. Recommendation to Increase the Board’s Health Insurance Contribution for
Administrators, Grant-Funded Administrators, Grant-Funded Support Staff, and
Confidential Support Staff from $397.00 per month to $445.00 per month
effective July 1, 2003
3. New Employees
(Administrative & Professional Contract)
* a. Dr. Dalton, Belinda—Dean of Student Services, Student Services; effective
tentatively July 7 or July 14, 2003 (attached is the press release that will be
sent to the news media)
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b. Messmore, Laramie—Program Specialist, Tractor Trailer Driver Program;
effective June 2, 2003 through June 30, 2003
(Notice of Temporary Employment Contract)
c. Emmerson, Simon—Maintenance, Physical Plant; effective May 19, 2003
through June 30, 2003
d. Jenkins, Toni—Substitute Teaching Associate, Child Development Center;
effective May 26, 2003 through June 30, 2003
e. Keller, Delpha Catreni—Office Assistant, Tech Prep; effective April 22, 2003
through June 30, 2003 (as needed)
4. Title Change
a. Boesdorfer, Nancy—Assessment Specialist/CQI Coordinator to CQI
Coordinator/Director of Tech Prep; effective date: July 1, 2003
b. Kietzmann, Dave—Vice President for Instruction to Vice President for
Instruction and Student Services; effective date: May 1, 2003
(Administrative & Professional Contract)
a. Satterwhite, David—Bookstore Coordinator, Bookstore; effective date: May
1, 2003 through June 30, 2003
6. Leave of Absence Without Pay – Family and Medical Leave (Board Policy
a. Clay, Holly—Teaching Associate, Child Development Center; effective
approximately May 30, 2003 through July 11, 2003
b. Hargan, Glenda—Office Specialist, Accounts Payable, Business Office;
effective April 8, 2003 through April 11, 2003
c. Lindemann, Ruth—Reference & Instructional Services Librarian, Library;
effective May 5, 2003 through Intermittent (as needed)
d. Taylor, Cleffonee—Computer Operator, Administrative Data Systems;
effective April 14-15, 2003; April 22, 2003 (as needed)
7. Student Workers and Work Study Students
8. Part-time and Additional Instructor Salaries – Spring Semester, 2003; Student
Services Payroll; Student Support Services Center Authorization for Employee
Payment; Authorization for Employment; and Corporate and Community
Education Authorization for Instructor Payment
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9. Accepted Student Trustee Election Report. Welcomed and administered Oath of Office to
new Student Trustee, Chris Denton.
10. Approved the minutes of the Closed Session of March 24, 1987, September 26, 2000,
October 24, 2000, August 14, 2001, and October 1, 2002 remaining closed to the public
and the minutes of the Closed Session of September 24, 2002 being opened to the public.
11. Approved addition of Board Policy 4050.1 – Safety Policy Statement as contained in the
College Safety Manual.
12. Approved refinancing the 1994 bonds and retaining First Midstate Investment Bankers to
arrange the refinancing as long as total net savings is at least $75,000.
13. Discussed Preliminary FY2005 ICCB Resource Allocation and Management Plan (RAMP)
14. Approved the FY2004 Capital Equipment List.
15. Accepted the low bid for bond paper from Bunn Capitol Co. in the amount of $16,500 and
the low bid for computer paper from Cooke business Products in the amount of $10,832.88.
16. Approved retirements:
A. Paul Frederick, Building Services Attendant; effective May 20, 2003
B. Sharon Geske, Administrative Assistant, Vice President for Finance &
Administration; effective August 31, 2003
Dr. Jacobs expressed her sorrow at seeing Sharon leave, but reported that Mr.
Shockey would suffer the loss more keenly than anyone else
C. Suellen A. Switzer, Health Services Coordinator; effective October 10, 2003
Dr. Jacobs said the College appreciated Mrs. Switzer’s service but wishes her well in
17. Approved resignations:
A. Stacy Crook, Tech Prep Director; effective May 16, 2003
B. Helen Dinkha, Information Systems Instructor; effective May 21, 2003
18. Discussed the FY2004 Governor’s Budget Update. Dr. Jacobs reported that the College
will receive a 13.3% decrease for FY2004 as compared to FY2002 making it the second
year in a row DACC has experienced a decrease.
19. Accepted the low Request for Proposal from Fever River Research in the amount of
$16,000 plus reimbursables for a Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS). This
constitutes required documentation on Buildings 5, 9, and 10 before they can be
demolished. Resources for the project will come from the Campus Master Plan fund.
20. Approved the sole source purchase of a TranSim truck transmission simulator at a cost of
$41,000 including a five-year warranty.
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Dr. Jacobs reported the College had an incredible year in terms of recognition including
Lori Garret chosen as ACCT Central Region 2003 Faculty Member of the Year. Marilyn
Satterwhite was chosen for that honor in 1995 and John Hoagland in 2001 making DACC
the only College with multiple recipients since ACCT began regional awards.
Two Trustees have also received regional awards: Dr. Richards and Mrs. Bates.
For the first time, ICCTA will award the same College (DACC) two of its annual awards:
John Hoagland as 2003 Outstanding Faculty Member and ThyssenKrupp Gerlach as
winner of the 2003 Business/Industry Partnership Award.
1. Received a letter from United States Senator Richard Durbin regarding his support for
continued Carl Perkins Grant funding.
2. Gary Belt received a letter from the USDA, Rural Development approving his
application for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant in the amount of $50,000 to
purchase a simulator/trainer.
3. Stacy Crook received a letter from the IBHE approving grant allocations for the FY 2003
Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program totaling $33,300 in FY2003.
4. Mr. Shockey received a letter from Franklin University with a check for 10% tuition
compensation for courses taking by DACC students during the fall 2002 term.
5. Dr. Jacobs received a letter from ISAC regarding MAP funding.
6. Suellen Switzer received a letter from the Community Blood Services of Illinois
regarding the College hosting a blood drive next fall.
7. Dave Kietzmann received a letter from Alan Baharlou, Chair of EIU Geology Division,
who had occasion to give presentations at DACC. He specifically thanked Suzie
Hobick, Jon Spors, Jeff Rush, Everett Smiley, and Rita Pearman for their excellent
assistance to help him prepare for the presentations.
8. Dr. Jacobs received a letter from the Provena USMC Foundation that the I Sing the
Body Electric Program will be funded in full via a Rural Health Outreach Grant.
9. Dr. Jacobs received a letter from the IBHE thanking DACC for hosting the IBHE Board
meeting and thanking the College staff especially Cheryl Paxton for all of the help and
10. President Jacobs received a letter from EIU thanking her for participation in the
Community College Presidents Advisory Committee.
11. Received a letter from the YMCA thanking the College for sponsoring the Leadership
Program on WICD-TV. One message featured the YMCA among two dozen agencies.
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12. Received a letter from St. Joseph Post-Prom Committee thanking the College,
specifically John Blue and his staff, for use of plants to decorate.
13. Received a letter from the Chamber Division of Vermilion Advantage thanking the
College for sponsoring its Honor Student Banquet for the graduating seniors of city and
county high schools.
14. Received a memo from ACCT thanking the College for its 2003-04 membership
12 NILRC (Illinois Community College Library Consortium), Bremer Conference
Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
19-20 ICCTA Annual Convention, Embassy Suites Downtown Lakefront, Chicago
21 DACC Family Picnic on the DACC. Quad (behind Lincoln Hall) from 11 a.m. until
25-28 ACCT Regional Trustee Leadership Conference, San Francisco, CA
12-13 ICCTA Board of Representatives Meeting & Seminar, Springfield
17-18 ICCTA New Trustee Academy, Springfield
23. Held a Closed Session for deliberations concerning collective negotiating matters,
deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees,
deliberations concerning the appointment, employment, and compensation of a faculty
member, and approval of the Closed Session minutes for the meeting of November 26,
24. Reconvened Open Session.
25. The meeting adjourned.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 29, 2003
DACC Names New Dean of Student Services
The Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Belinda A. Dalton to the position
of Dean of Student Services during their regular meeting Tuesday night. She will assume her duties at DACC in
early July. Dr. Dalton replaces Linda Heeren, who retired in April.
Dr. Dalton, currently Director of Student Support Services at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon,
brings to DACC 22 years of higher education experience. She is an accomplished instructor and administrator. Her
campus involvement includes the Affirmative Action Committee, the Sexual Harassment Committee, Adult
Retention, Enrollment Services, Community Services, the Personnel Committee, and the Student Worker Training
Course to name a few. Prior to assuming her position at Sauk Valley, Dr. Dalton was the Director of Student
Services and Director of Career Planning and Placement at Harris-Stowe State College in St. Louis. She also held
the positions of Assistant Director of Registration and Records at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New
Jersey; Coordinator of Activities/Counselor at the Philadelphia Center for Counseling and Development Services in
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania; and Assistant Director of Residence Life at Glassboro State College in Glassboro, New
Dr. Dalton received her Associate degree in Counseling Services from Shawnee College in Ullin, Illinois,
her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Florida International University in Miami, her Master’s degree in
Counseling/Higher Education from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, and her Doctorate in
Organizational Leadership from the University of Sarasota, Florida.
In addition to her job responsibilities, Dr. Dalton makes time to be active in her community, serving as a
YWCA Board Member and participating in multiple community events and organizations. She also contributes a
weekly column to the local newspaper. Dr. Dalton has received numerous awards including the Outstanding
Leadership Award, the Student Government Image Award, the Southern Illinois Reunion Council Founders Award,
the Hardee’s Hometown Heroes Educational Contribution Award, the Spirit of St. Louis Award, the Student Support
Services Participant Choice Award, the Council for Opportunity in Education 5K Walk First Place Award, the
YWCA Leadership Recognition Award in Education, the Sauk Valley Community College Administrators
Distinguished Service Award and the YWCA Jane Reid Keefer Award in Education. She will be an energetic and
enthusiastic addition to the DACC staff.
For more information, contact Lara Conklin, 217-443-8798.
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