Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at
Canady, Holden, Jeffries, Pelleran
Heywood, Patterson, Rasmusson
Trustees Heywood and Patterson arrived
at 6:07 p.m.
Chairperson Jeffries asked everyone to
take a moment of silence to reflect upon the events that took
place on September 11, to pray and think of the souls of the
dead, the hearts of the injured, the families, and for our
country and the time to come.
Additions/Deletions to the Agenda
The Board agreed to pull item Five,
item A 2, Partnership for Adult Learning Resolution.
Limited Public Comment Regarding
There was no public comment.
Chairperson and Board Member
Chairperson Jeffries stated that at
the July 30 Board of Trustees meeting a joint committee was
formed to review existing policies, procedures and practice that
exist at the College and this would also include the adoption of
bylaws for the Board. There
has been one meeting in which the committee reviewed some of the
policies that currently exist and discussed what is policy and
what is practice. Since
that meeting there have been communication between the
administration and legal counsel.
Administration and legal counsel are collaborating to
compile policies that exist and a set of bylaws.
He stated that the schedule for completion for bringing
it back to the Board for final consideration would be at the
December Board meeting.
Partnership for Adult Learning
This item was pulled.
Board Member Reports
Trustee Holden - Foundation Board
Trustee Holden stated that the Lansing
Community College Board of Trustees were invited to meet with
the executive committee of the Foundation Board.
The director of the Foundation gave a report on the
Foundation?s strategic plan. Trustee Holden also reported that
on September 12 there was a reception at Ms. Nancy Elwood's
home, where Foundation members and donors were invited.
It was a lovely event in light of the tragedies that
occurred on September 11.
Patterson - MCCA Tuition Tax Repeal
Trustee Patterson reported that within
the Michigan Community College Association there has been
continued discussion regarding Senate Bill 371, which is the
tuition tax repeal. The College should be proud that it has been able to keep
tuition low. He
stated that the Bill would be acted upon this week.
Trustee Canady asked if it has been
studied how the tuition tax repeal would effect enrollment.
Trustee Patterson responded that he
did not know the effect it would have on Lansing Community
Trustee Pelleran stated that what is
important is who uses the tuition tax credit and if it is used
Trustee Canady stated that having the
tuition tax credit might be a deciding factor for a student in
enrolling at the College or not.
Trustee Heywood asked if there was
data indicating who is using the tuition tax credit at Lansing
Chairperson Jeffries stated that there
is a report published by the Michigan Department of Treasury in
February of 2001 that gave an example, which is an estimate that
showed Lansing Community College's 8,796 students could
utilize the tax credit. They
would get a credit of about 126 dollars. The total, in terms of the actual tax credit dollars, that
would be returned is 886,074 dollars.
He said that the tuition tax credit is student based and
it goes to the students, it does not come to the College. For
Lansing Community College it has made a difference for students
and it is something the Board has considered when setting
(Association for Community College Trustees)
Trustee Patterson stating that there
will be an ACCT conference October 10 through 13, which he will
Chairperson Jeffries reported that LCC
hosted a brunch for the Downtown Neighborhood Association Home
Tour for the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition on September 16,
2001. There were
over 100 people on campus and there were outstanding
performances by LCC representatives.
Trustees Pelleran, Holden, and Patterson attended the
event as well. He thanked Vice President Barbara Larson who assisted in
coordinating the event. He
stated that it was a very nice affair and it showcased LCC very
Lansing M-TEC Presentation
President Cunningham stated that we
are still waiting to find out about land allocation from General
Motors and she is encouraged by the discussion.
An extension had been requested, and the College was
given an extension of March 2002.
President Cunningham asked Vice President Barbara Larson
to provide an initial financial analysis.
Vice President Larson stated that the
Board understands this is the early stage of the planning, it is
difficult to show a detailed cost analysis without fully knowing
what programs are going to be in the M‑TEC.
She said that several staff members on campus prepared a
concept for the Board in presenting a strategy with how the
College might approach this from a cost standpoint. Messrs. Bill Darr, Tony Juliano, and Lee Whipple have
collaborated with Vice President Larson in preparing the
asked Mr. Lee Whipple to begin the presentation.
Mr. Lee Whipple gave the Board a
presentation regarding the M-TEC (presentation is on file with
the official Board materials.)
Chairperson Jeffries asked if there
are any restrictions from the State in utilizing the space in
the M‑TEC building.
President Cunningham responded that as
long as the classes are open entry and open exit the State does
not have any restrictions.
Trustee Patterson asked if there was a
scenario where there is no MTEC.
President Cunningham responded that if
this does not work out, there is another plan, because the
facilities master plan calls for additional training and
Financial Balance Presentation
Vice President Barbara Larson gave the
Board a financial balance presentation.
(The presentation is on file with the official Board
Trustee Holden asked if there were any
news on the capital outlay project.
Vice President Larson responded that
the College had submitted the application.
Mr. Glenn Cerny, Chief Information
Officer, reported the enrollment information for the Aviation,
Truck Driver Training, and BCI programs.
The Aviation Program has not lost any enrollment.
The Truck Driver Training program has stable enrollment.
The BCI has not lost any revenue, but costs were reduced
to approximately one million dollars in terms of overhead. Mr.
Cerny stressed that these are point in time comparison and they
will fluctuate and change.
What is being reviewed are trends, and the trend is
stable enrollment and that is a good sign.
Mr. Cerny stated that in regards to
overall college enrollment, overall seat count and credits were
compared. There is
a fairly good trend upwards in terms of percentage increases in
all areas. He said
that this would fluctuate.
Currently, it is at 13 - to 14%.
It will probably fluctuate between 10 and 12%, which is
quite good compared to Oakland and Macomb community colleges,
which have not seen double-digit increases.
Health Care Costs
President Cunningham reported that
information had been received from the insurance carriers.
Community Blues has projected a 29.2% increase, and PHP
has projected a 19.2% increase.
The Human Resources Executive Director will be reviewing
this issue and will continue to provide a report.
Chairperson Jeffries asked when would
the Board start discussing the health care negotiations and
setting parameters for the Health Care Task Force.
Mr. David Davidson responded that in
February or March of 2002.
K. Berry, Dean, Business and Media Division
Linda F. Birchmeier, Director,
Organizational Development, Information Services and College
William Darr, Dean, Construction,
Manufacturing, and Transportation Division
Eric A. Glohr, Auxiliary Services
Manager, Administrative Services Division
Patricia S. Traynor, Dean, Student
and Academic Support Division
Faculty Member, Developmental Math, Student and Academic
W. Clark, Faculty Member, Web Design/Animation, Business and
C. Stanley, Faculty Member, Graphic Design, Business and
Glenn, Director, Special Projects, Business and Community
Melanie Rogers, Instructional Designer, Information Services Communication
Ivens, Faculty Member, Careers Division
Kibit, Faculty Member, Careers Division
Approval of Minutes - July 30,
2001 Organizational Meeting
Trustee Pelleran asked that on page 7
Bennett be changed to Minihan.
Risk Management Coordinator to the
Middle Cities Risk Management Trustee Resolution
Vice President Larson stated that
approximately two years ago the College went out for bids for
insurance coverages and it was determined to move the property
general liability auto insurance to Middle Cities.
Middle Cities is an organization that is made up of
several community colleges in the state and they also work with
many K-12 organizations. She
said that at the time Ron Roush, former Director of Operational
Services, was assigned as the Risk Management Coordinator for
the College. Mr. Roush has left the College and Middle Cities requires
that the Board of Trustees assign a coordinator to go to the
Trustee Canady stated that Middle
Cities is a client of his and there may not be necessarily a
conflict, but wanted to go on record that this organization is a
IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Canady and
supported by Trustee Pelleran that the President's Report be
accepted as presented.
Canady, Heywood, Holden, Jeffries, Patterson, Pelleran
Gretchen Couraud - I am the director
of the Foundation and wanted to announce to you it is that time
of year. We have put together our cast for the Best of the Best
Celebrity Lip Sync All Star Review.
You will recognize some of the names and some new acts
are included. It is
Sunday October 14, from 6 to 8.
Our goal this year is to establish a scholarship that
will assist our Atlanta University transfer students.
As you can see there are several acts that I think you
will be excited about and I hope you will be attending.
We have back with us Paula and Pete Cunningham.
We have some new faces and several people from the UAW
this year. We have
some elected officials, Mike Rogers, United States congressman,
will be joining us as well as Mike Murphy and Paula Bees.
We have many other folks on campus; one act that I will
be excited to see is Barbara Larson and the interim deans.
We are excited and there are two ways you can certainly
help us by promoting this event.
One is to get the word out and the second is to support
it financially. You
can be a sponsor of the event, which is 250 dollars, or we would
like to see you there, certainly, and tickets are 25 dollars.
So, if you are interested, Paula is selling them, and I
am and many others on campus.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:08 p.m.