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Resolution on Glenn Hansen’s leadership of the COD Faculty Association

The following Faculty Senate resolution was read at the CoD Board of Trustees meeting on Dec 15, 2016.

BE IT RESOLVED BY The College of DuPage Faculty Senate that we thank Glenn Hansen for his long and dedicated service to the Association and to the College of DuPage as a whole.

Glenn Hansen has served seven years as President of the COD Faculty Association. His first term was from 2006 – 2008, and he returned to lead the Association in January 2012.

Glenn has set a model for leadership in a complex organization and guided the Association through a period of great internal strife. Glenn undertook bold resolutions with courage and dexterity and in all his interactions with COD administration demonstrated courtesy and respect.

He handled daunting tasks, including appearing before the editorial board of a large urban newspaper in 2014, with skill, and his beliefs, actions, and comments always focused on teaching and student learning in every venue. He modeled civic engagement not just as a local president, but as a leader in DuPage County, especially on issues that matter the most to students and taxpayers.

His guidance and support for CODFA members and leaders regarding teaching, learning, and forging relationships with administrators and board members has been invaluable. Glenn Hansen ends his leadership of the Association having set it on a path for future prosperity.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution will be provided to the Board of Trustees and posted on the CODFA website and appropriate social media.

CODFA VP Jarman Comment to BOT 11/17/2016

The Faculty Senate today unanimously adopted the following resolution:
“The Faculty Senate encourages its constituents to stand up and speak up for their students so that they will have a safe and affirming learning environment. We encourage our constituents to take action so that every student feels welcome and safe at COD.”

CODFA Pres Hansen Comments to BOT 11/17/2016

Good evening, I’m Glenn Hansen President of the Faculty Association and Senate.

It’s been a while since I’ve been to the podium. For the sake of brevity I’ve not wanted to add to your meeting length. I’m out of practice and will probably blow through the mark tonight by just a little.

Last month, Dr. Barbara Johnson, from the Higher Learning Commission, met with the Faculty Senate to discuss our probation. What was abundantly clear to everyone is that we must not only be fixing the issues we were cited for but that we must make sure that if there are any other outstanding issues, we should address those before next spring’s site visit. The process next year is not about only clearing up past mistakes, but it is a full accreditation visit. Everything we do is on the table for examination; we must all be working to make sure we receive full accreditation when the process is complete. Anything less is not an option.

On tonight’s agenda there are a few items of interest.

The approval of the contract extension is very important. On Nov. 9th, the full-time faculty voted to approve the extension 207-47. It was an excellent turnout and I appreciate the support for the proposal and the objections to the proposal. I always value the comments of the dissenting voices and listen to their opinions. They express perspectives that are of value for the future. What we have learned in the years since the imposed 2012 contract and the intensified tensions is that there are better ways to solve issues. We have fixed many problems in the contract in “non-traditional” ways. We have problem-solved with administrators to rectify issues that were not working for either side. We have signed numerous MOUs beginning almost immediately beginning in the summer of 2012 and then extended the contract once with an agenda of limited scope. The negotiation processes of today cannot be the ones of the past. We must demonstrate we can solve problems, not beat each other up through traditional behaviors and simply horse trade on issues. Hopefully, we can come to solutions that work. What we have demonstrated through this process, that began quietly in May with insurance and salary, is that we can find solutions in pieces that added up to a whole, one that the majority on both sides will support. We solved problems without raising our voices. I’m confident we will continue to find ways to solve outstanding issues with positive and constructive outcomes. Thank you to everyone on both teams who worked hard to bring us to tonight.

On a different note, tonight you are approving the retirement of Dr. Collins. I have worked with Dr. Collins for almost 12 years. Joe, I wish you the best and hope there are many low golf scores in your future.

In some other news, on Oct. 26, we elected Dr. Jarman as our next President of CODFA. I have worked closely, with Richard as Vice President for 3 years and several before that when he served as a Senator. He is an excellent voice for the faculty and he will continue to inform you of our concerns through his eloquent prose. As for me after December 31st I will, in true COD tradition, move on by joining another committee. I will chair the Past Presidents Council and perform duties as assigned.

I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you.

Times are changing – and so is this blog

This blog began in the fall of 2013. At that time, BOT meetings were not being videotaped at all. So not only was there no live-stream, there was no archive. And the minutes of BOT meetings were hopelessly obscure – they reflected little of what was really going on. CODFA’s Communications Committee decided to create a live-blog to help the faculty and other members of the community understand what was happening at the meetings.

For a long time, the blog was people’s only real window into the trustees’ meetings. Now, as you know, all that has changed. Board meetings are live-streamed and archived, readily available for downloading and viewing on demand, and quickly, too – the archived recording is often posted by the next day. Thanks are due to Kathy Hamilton for making this happen.

Even as Kathy and the Clean Slate took over the BOT majority, we felt we needed to keep up the blog. The unfolding events were momentous. Watching a video stream, even later at your convenience, is time-consuming; reading the blog would take only a few minutes. We wanted to keep our readers informed in the easiest possible way.

Now, finally, we have a new president, to go with a new functioning board majority – and the Breuder era is fading to its real end. Although more changes are surely coming, I believe that the all-meeting-every-meeting BOT blog is no longer needed, and that the hours we have been putting into live-blogging would be better put to other forms of service. I will be working with faculty leadership and the Communications Committee in the coming months to further develop our communications efforts on behalf of CODFA, including making new plans for how we might use this space. Stay tuned!

Thanks to all the volunteers who blogged and who supported the bloggers’ efforts. It was good! Now, onward.

Karin Evans
Chair, Faculty Senate Communications Committee

COD Board of Trustees Special Meeting 5/5/2016 agenda #8

#8 Trustee Discussion.

Mazzochi attended Celebration of Student Learning and was delighted.

Olsen mentions how wonderful it is that Rondeau is coming to campus to get to know us before her contract starts. He also acknowledges Collins’ leadership and thanks him.

Mazzochi appreciates all the welcoming comments for Dr. Rondeau.

Bernstein comments about the public comment at the previous meeting about the audit committee meeting at which someone was supposedly not allowed to speak. He clarified that the person was given three minutes as usual and that when another trustee asked for the speaker to be allowed more time, he deferred and allowed it.

Meeting adjourned.

COD Board of Trustees Special Meeting 5/5/2016 agenda #5-7

#5. The purpose of the closed session is a meeting with Barbara Johnson, Vice President for Accreditation Relations, Higher Learning Commission.

Roll call following closed session. All present except Birt and McGuire.

#6. Information FY2017 Budget Update.

Napolitano introduces the presentation. Budget committee has met several times. Some changes coming including state funding we were not counting on. Plan for June 23 budget ready for BOT approval.

David Virgilio from administration presents overview. All divisions have entered operating budget. Full presentation will be on the 19th. Expecting a deficit about $11million for FY17. Two options presented for balancing the budget. Variations based on use of fund balance, use of $5M surplus from current year, other factors. Questions raised about IT expenses rising abruptly, new capital requests. State payments budgeted for 6 out of 12. Bernstein asks if it’s possible to find 5% to remove. Virgilio replies that would most likely come from salary savings from unfilled positions, already built in a certain amount for that. Napolitano says that state money is really hard to predict, need to make sure we don’t get into a situation like what we’re seeing downstate. Need to preserve our rainy day fund, don’t use for balancing budget, it will go away really quick. Bernstein says we need to encourage you to find savings. Napolitano says not to reduce headcount. What else can we look at to offset deficit. Mazzochi mentions talking to schools at HLC conference who had laid off 30-50% of faculty. Prefers budget option B which does not draw from fund balance. Olsen comments that Napolitano and Bernstein are discussing a different option, he agrees. Bernstein says it requires rigorous look at expenses. Mazzochi asks if we are covered for MAP funds, Virgilio responds that those are covered differently and are already accounted for. Olsen asks for a presentation on budget variances, wants to understand what happened this year. Bernstein says he is hopeful that there is still surplus in the budget. Virgilio says that several months of this year have been unusual, delay in budget approval, then two months when BOT did not approve expenditures. More discussion of timing of presentation, Olsen presses to have it in May.

#7. FOR APPROVAL: Employment Agreement of Dr. Ann Rondeau. Mazzochi calls Kinsella to reply to public comment question about president’s vacation days etc. He says that it is intended to be in line with other senior administrators and that the policy is on the HR website. Mazzochi says no one gets special treatment. Olsen says that it’s a model contract, very transparent, no hidden clauses or benefits. Mazzochi says the board has learned from past mistakes.

Motion passes with Wozniak abstaining.

 

COD Board of Trustees Special Meeting 5/5/2016 agenda #1-4

Tonight’s meeting is streamed at this link:
http://www.cod.edu/multimedia_services/botmedia.aspx

To view the agenda and download the meeting packet, go to this link:
http://www.cod.edu/about/board_of_trustees/ 

Blogging will continue until the end of tonight’s meeting OR until 10pm, whichever comes first. Please note that a closed session is scheduled early in the agenda, after the public comments.

Roll call: Birt, Wozniak, and McGuire absent.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Jan Shaw. Hoping for short meeting. Congratulations on hiring new president. Has question about contract, wants to know exact number of sick days and vacation days. Meant to address the trustees who are not here, hopefully they are watching. They didn’t participate, then complained about not having a voice. These members need to do their duty or resign.

 

Glenn Hansen, COD Faculty Association President. It is finally time to move forward and stop wallowing in the past. I’m not saying forget about the past and move on, I’m saying stop living in the past, fix the problems that led us here, and don’t allow the mistakes to be repeated. Tonight you will approve the contract with Dr. Rondeau to lead the College for the next 3 years. On behalf of the faculty, I would like to welcome her to COD. We are eager to work with all constituencies to restore COD’s reputation and are excited about the days ahead.

It is significant that Dr. Rondeau is hired on the same evening that there is a closed session meeting with Dr. Johnson representing the Higher Learning Commission.  Timing is everything.

It is important to the faculty that it be made clear that the actions and lack of actions that led to probation were the result of a sequence of events, many of which were shared many times. Therefore Dr. Rondeau’s view of “Accountability as an opportunity not a threat” resounds well with us. Accountability and Responsibility should be our brand moving forward. Let us demonstrate our Shared Institutional values of Integrity, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

Welome Dr. Rondeau.

 

Richard Jarman, COD Faculty Association Vice-President.

On Monday, there were three. Tonight we are down to one. As you could tell from the raucous ejaculations from a certain segment of the audience when Trustee Olsen announced the name on the resolution, you made the correct choice. Tonight is hopefully the simple matter of confirming the contract.

I think I can speak for all faculty that we look forward to working with Dr. Rondeau in the coming years. While the academic reputation of the good ship COD is resolute; and its financial position is very secure compared to many Illinois public colleges in the current financial debacle; it has been blown off course by the storm of scandals, and lies in mortal danger of foundering upon the reef of probation.

As you can see, I am shamelessly using corny nautical metaphors to welcome our new president as we take the optimistic view that her hand upon the tiller will steer the vessel into the calmer waters of restored accreditation. We have learned that the task is onerous, and the required documentation formidable. A new era of improved collaboration and cooperation is required. We are up for the challenge and look forward to the voyage.

 

Keith Yearman, Professor of Geography.

In my right hand I hold the list of College of DuPage administrators for the years 2001-2002. There are 40 individuals on this list, including four vice-presidents, an associate vice president and one assistant vice president.

I look at the list of COD administrators for this year. The administration has grown from 40 to 44. The number of vice presidents has grown from four to seven. While we still only have one associate vice president, we have added a second assistant vice president.

Back in 2001, full vice presidents accounted for 10% of the administration. Today, they are 16%.

The percentage of any rank of vice president has grown from 15% in 2001 to nearly 23% now.

I’d like to compare this to the ranks of your full time faculty, but I’m not sure what the true numbers are. The numbers I’m using are what the college has used in its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, on the chart “Operating Information: Employee Headcount and Classification Last Ten Years.” In this, the college reported 275 full-time faculty in 2001, down to 259 this past year.

Why has the administration grown 10%? Why have the full vice presidents grown by 75%? Yet your reported ranks of full-time faculty have decreased by nearly 6% over the same period. Something is wrong with this, and I encourage this board to put the priority back on the classroom and instruction, not administration.

 

Roger Kempa. Troubled by college’s selection and process of external auditor. Has prepared a lengthy report for the trustees. Discusses qualifications of audit firms. We hired one that performed audits for Dixon, IL, largest municipal bankruptcy in American history. Why was an ill-qualified firm chosen? Why did interim CFO recuse herself from selection process?

Wozniak arrived late, during the comments.

Closed session is planned to last about an hour.

5/2 BoT Special Meeting Post 2

Meeting is called back at 8:52 by Chair Mazzochi.

All trustees present.

Entertain a motion to return to Open Session.

Item 6– For approval, President for COD.

Vice-Chairman Olsen speaks about the importance of the decision — choosing a new president. Acknowledges questions about the process and says he had some too. But it is too important to delay selecting a leader to take the College forward. If there were no qualified candidates, it would be possible to wait. But the Presidential Search Committee did find three qualified and excellent candidates.

Notes that there was chance for the college community and the public at large to ask questions and listen to the candidate.

Affordable, accessible education for the community. Individual to recognize the stakeholders and to lead the college to a better tomorrow. A visionary leader and a humble listener. I believe we have found a candidate with all the qualities.

Dr. Rondeau is such a candidate.

Motions to appoint Dr. Rondeau for the COD president.

Bernstein — seconds. Dr. Rondeau has been in an situation where she needed to turn around an institution where the stakes could not be higher. Reads from a statement from Admiral Mullins that describe her work in the Navy.  Discusses his confidence that she will be a listener.

Chair Mazzochi asks for Trustee comments.

Trustee Napolitano — was on the Search Committee. Notes that Dr. Ann Rondeau stood out for him throughout the entire process.

Trustee Birt — Comments on the process. I appreciate the amount of input from the public and understand the amount of work the Trustees have put in. Thank you for sharing all the information. I had family reasons for not being able to attend the recent meetings.

Wozniak- present

Birt -abstain

McGuire – Present

Chair Mazzochi — reads from the public feedback –overwhelming positive support for Dr. Rondeau. “She understands how COD has lost its way – her plan was the most practical of all candidates. Out of the box thinking. Willingness to make changes. She won’t squash good ideas. Calm but firm demeanor. Her idea of covenant leadership has been missing from COD for a long time. She understands that she needs to help those under her do their best. I liked her statement that a community college has an intimate relationship with  its community. She will put the institution before herself.”

I thank our community and vote yes. The motion passes.

Concent judgement in Berlin vs. BoT – COD District 502.

McGuire — The complaint voids nothing. Nothing changes as the result of this complaint. Our Counsel should have been vigorously defended. I will be voting no.

Escamilla- Abstain

Wozniak -no

Birt -no

McGuire – no

Mazzochi- yes

Napolitano — yes

Bernstein — yes

Motion passes.

Chair Mazzochi-  Thanks to the search committee who gave us your thoughts, hard work and dedication. I am excited that on the cusp of our 50th year we have the chance to once again show the community that we are the premier institution of higher education in DuPage County and beyond.

Motion to adjourn: Moved, seconded.

Motion passes.

9:10 Meeting is adjourned.

5/2 Board of Trustees Special Meeting Post 1

7:00 pm. Meeting is called to order by Chair Mazzochi.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll call. Wozniak absent. All other trustees present.

Public Comments:

Keith Yearman, Professor of Geography

RECENT ITERATIONS OF THIS BOARD HAVE COME UNDER PUBLIC AND LEGAL SCRUTINY FOR ROUTINELY VIOLATING THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT. I’D LIKE TO CALL ATTENTION TO FURTHER OPEN MEETINGS ACT VIOLATIONS FROM AN EARLIER ITERATION OF THIS BOARD – THAT IS, THE VERY BOARD THAT IMPOSED THE BREUDER PRESIDENCY ON THIS COLLEGE.
DURING THE OUSTER OF THEN-PRESIDENT SUNIL CHAND, THE INTERIM PRESIDENCY OF HAL MCANINCH, AND THE INFANCY OF THE BREUDER PRESIDENCY, THE BOARD SET ABOUT TO REWRITE ALL BOARD POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
I QUOTE BOARD MINUTES: “IN SUMMARY, THE BOARD APPOINTED TRUSTEES ATKINSON AND CARLIN AS A TWO-MEMBER COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE BOARD POLICY MANUAL.”
IN ADDITION: “ALL SUGGESTIONS AND CONCERNS WERE CAREFULLY REVIEWED BY THE COLLEGE ATTORNEY, THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE…”
NOWHERE CAN I FIND RECORDS THAT THE BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE EVER MET IN PUBLIC, HAD PUBLIC VOTES, OR MAINTAINED MINUTES. DESPITE THE VOCIPHEROUS PLEAS OF THE FACULTY TO STOP, THESE ACTIVITIES CONTINUED OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE. MANY OF THE STRUCTURAL ISSUES ADDRESSED BY THE REFORM BOARD THIS PAST YEAR WERE DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THAT COMMITTEE.
SO WHILE WE’RE BACKTRACKING ON BREUDER’S CONTRACT EXTENSIONS DUE TO OPEN MEETINGS ACT VIOLATIONS, CAN WE PLEASE ALSO LOOK AT THE ACTIVITIES OF THE AFOREMENTIONED BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE AND WORK TO INVALIDATE ITS ACTIONS?
IN ANOTHER MATTER, CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW THE COLLEGE’S ETHICS OFFICER WAS APPOINTED? HISTORICALLY I BELIEVE IT WAS THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR (THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN ELEVATED TO THE LEVEL OF VICE PRESIDENT. HOWEVER, IN A RECENT E-MAIL FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, IT SEEMS THE INTERNAL AUDITOR IS NOW OUR ETHICS OFFICER.
DID ANYTHING COME BEFORE THE BOARD AS RELATES THIS POSITION? SHOULD IT HAVE? HOW IS THE ETHICS OFFICER ACTUALLY APPOINTED HERE? THANK YOU.
George Macht, Retired faculty of 34 years
Reflections on experience with David Sam. I worked with him when he was administrator of International Studies.I would like to talk about the long-term implications of his tenure here — David searched me out, and was instrumental in putting together US AID grant money for me to go to Costa Rica. That helped them develop guidelines for their tourism programs. David has had some long-term effects upon COD , staff, faculty and primarily students. He really stimulated me to do more global work. I had the opportunity to bring more than 20 groups of students to various countries. It helped us globalize our hospitality program. David’s  management style was facilitator. He did not manage. He told us the outcomes he would like to see, and let us figure out how to get to them. He relied upon the faculty and their expertise. He didn’t work here for a long time but he had a long lasting impact.
Beth Kane
One of the candidates has more experience, has more degrees, than the other two combined.  Only one candidate has experience with the HLC. One candidate has your COD student endorsement, based on the student newspaper. If being an attorney is important, there is only one to consider. Someone with union and collective bargaining experience. For these and many other reasons, you have one clear choice: David Sam.
Judy Wherly
Thank you to the current version of the BoT and the majority of 4 that seem to be working hard to move our school in the right direction. I feel hopeful that COD is on the right track. We want to keep our accreditation. Thank you for your long hours.
Dan Westlake
Universities and colleges need different kinds of presidents at different times. COD needs at this moment of its history: someone with an on-going familiarity and thorough background in the operations of community colleges. We don’t have time for a learning period. We need someone with energy and enthusiasm. Someone who listens to administrative staff, faculty, students and community members. Warmth of personality. Openness to work with all groups of people. Openness that fosters trust to bring people together in pursuit of a common goal. Awareness of specific actions to bring the probationary period to an end. We need somebody with humility and a sense of humor. I was here and listened carefully to all three candidates. I believe that only one has all the qualities essential to lead this college forward. David Sam.
John Kraft
I hope you guys thought long and hard and picked the right person who will do the job
In December 2013 I submitted my first FOIA, and now you’re here to pick a new president. I wish you luck. Thank you for sending in your statement of economic interest on time. Please make sure Wozniak gets his in. And then make sure someone reviews it for him.
Kirk Allen –
I trust your judgement on the president. Good luck.
During a past meeting you had an admission from Chuck Currier that records were destroyed w/o permission from the state. Will any action be taken against the person who destroyed those records in violation of the law?
Bruce Schmiedl assisted a Foundation Board member by providing misleading information to the state handling the prosecution and misleading information to the Board about this situation. Your interim president kept information from legal counsel of this school. Is any action going to be taken against these two individuals?
A 2014 FOIA request pertaining to any records destruction policy I was provided the 81-286 application for authority to dispose of local records. As you now know, an amendment to that application dated January of 2011 was withheld. In addition, Application #12-157 was not provided even though it was applicable to my request. Who is responsible for that information being withheld under my Sept 2014 fOIA request and is any action going to be taken against them?
Jan 8 2016 I contacted the states’ Attorney’s office and provided my complaint pertaining to the Open Meetings Act violation exposed by Brueder’s filing in the Federal courts. Clearly with tonight’s action on the OMA violation, it was clear the past Board violated the law. Assuming this item passes tonight, I am asking that the applicable portion of the closed session recordings be released so the public can hear for themselves the entire exchange that took place regarding Breuder’s contract matters.

I hope the College’s motion to dismiss Breuder’s case succeeds but part of me wants it to go to Discovery. Such Discovery will show that past Chairman David Carlin also violated the law by extending Brueder’s contract without any vote, open or closed. The past actions of so many people is what has harmed this institution, not the select few that got elected an appointed who are doing their best to fix the actions of others.

Miguel Marino–
I am upset Dr. Collins is not here today as I planned to say something to him. I want to thank him for all his work. He is a true servant leader and held COD together during a hard time. I don’t like speaking on behalf of people. I would like to change the I to “we” We thank you Dr. Collins for your hard work. We thank you very much.
Paul Lefort —
DuPage resident. I feel compelled to challenge the rash Brueder trustees about their comments regarding presidential candidates. Those trustees chose not to attend Board meetings and not to participate in the presidential search. voting now without ever interviewing the candidates without interviewing the candidates i the epitome of hypocrisy. There has never been a tiny hint of apology regret or acknowledgement of any responsibility from the Brueder era BoT members. they continue to use the media to further their agenda. Journalists who put forth those articles are not behaving like journalists. Back up in public debate your accusations with specific facts. Your attempt to drive away qualified candidates is noticed by all, but it didn’t work.
Richard Jarman – CODFA VP

Before I get to the main event, I wanted to reflect briefly on the last meeting where Buffalo Theatre Ensemble was brought back. Obviously we were delighted at the decision, although we recognize that there will be challenges ahead to meet the objectives. But I did want to commend the entire board for how the item was handled. While there were obvious differences among board members on some key issues relative to BTE, the discussion was reasoned, specific, courteous, and without the palaver that has accompanied so many discussions these past twelve months. With the ever watchful eye of Big Brother HLC on the college, this set a favorable example. And we don’t need 7-0 results; unanimity is not the objective. Argument is good; disagreement is good, provided it is conducted in the appropriate manner.

Talking of twelve months, events recede from my memory at alarming pace; I have become increasingly dependent on Facebook for its friendly little reminders of events past. This past Saturday FB reminded me that April 30, 2015 was when the former president was put on leave.

Which brings us to tonight and the selection of the next president. I think I can speak for all the faculty in saying that we are happy that the decision is being made sooner rather than later. What is there left to discuss, other than for you as the board to assess the responses on the forums, which I presume you have been doing, and now come to consensus.

In her Daily Herald interview, Chair Mazzochi identified the lack of trust between faculty and administrators as a big challenge, and that the new president will be instrumental in resolving this problem. I tend to agree that, while the regime is over, there is a tendency for some to still live in the past. From this day forth, the future begins. Whoever you select, as a representative of faculty leadership, I pledge to work with the new president for the greater good of the institution.

Thank you

Roger Kempa, COD class of ’72
Attended the Audit Committee meeting. Was allowed to speak.
Item 9 — recommendation for external audit services. This was not done in an open transparent matter. The recent audit selection is not commensurate with its size. This was a closed process. A committee comprised of college staff in financial affairs decided this selection. This is counter-intuitive and lacks common sense. They should know better. This is asking the fox to guard the hen house.  52 proposals were solicited. But the committee selected Crowe Horwath -. they have been here for some years now.
Glenn Hansen, CODFA President
The faculty of College of DuPage fully support and appreciate the decisive action being taken by the Board of Trustees to brig this process to a conclusion by meeting on Monday to select the next president of College of DuPage. This is the most important decision that can be made to move the College forward. We have had ample opportunity to provide input to the decision and appreciate the quick response by the Trustees. We have been in a state of limbo for far too long, the students and community deserve progress.
Public comments conclude.
Chair Mazzochi requests a motion to go into closed session. Motion passes.
Board goes into closed session.  Chair Mazzochi 45 minutes to an hour.

4/21 BoT Regular Meeting Post 4

Discussion of reestablishing the BTW continues.

Mazzochi-Currently on the table is Trustee Olsen’s amendment about striking language.

Roll:

No — McGuire, Napolitano, Wozniak, Mazzochi.

Yes — Bernstein, Olsen, Escamilla.

Motion fails.

Roll: (on the substitution supplied by Bernstein)

Escamilla abstain

Yes — Bernstein, McGuire, Napolitano, Olsen, Wozniak

Motion passes.

7. Request for approval — retention of Clifton, Laren Allen to provide external audit services.

Public comment — only 2 minutes due to the late hour.

All public speakers pass due to the late hour.

Trustee Discussion — none

Moves to go into closed session.

Vote: all trustees vote yes.

Closed session begins.

Blogging is now over for the night.