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Adopted Meeting Minutes
January 17, 2006
Regular Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m.

Roll Call

Present: Brannan, Canady, Laverty, Proctor, Rasmusson, Smith
Absent: Pelleran

Trustee Proctor was present telephonically.

pledge of allegiance

Trustee Brannan led the pledge of allegiance.

ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA

There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.

Limited Public Comment Regarding Agenda Items

Nino Rodriguez - Thank you, Mr. President. My name is Nino Rodriguez and I live in Lansing, 2515 Dunbar. And it is a great pleasure that I am here in front of the board today and the community to present a new magazine in Lansing, it's called Adelante, meaning forward. And I have a few copies here. This is a free magazine. We made 7,000 copies. This magazine is a multicultural magazine dedicated to the health, education, and welfare of Lansing citizens. Lansing Community College, a leader, in this community, is also a partner of this magazine. If you go to page 2, you will find the LUCERO Program. A program that is successful here at Lansing Community College for the past few years and is dedicated to help students. And also you have all your names there and the name of the President because this is our responsibility to inform the community about the leaders in education that you are all. If you go to page 18, no 28, you have there Advising, Application, Assessment, Aid: Start College with All A's. In Spanish - Asistencia, Aplicaci, Evaluaci: Comenzar el Colegio con Buenas Notas. That is also an article created by the (inaudible) for the Lansing Community College. It's the first number. We made 7,000 copies. It's free to the community and the distribution is going to go the schools, to the community, to all of them to be sure that we do what they tell us here on this beautiful front page and say, "Heroes of Change". This magazine has a goal in mind to change our community for the best. And I think we can do it together and this magazine is just part of what we all can do for Lansing. Board members and President Cunningham, thank you for your time and hope that your support for this magazine is forever.

Radecka Appiah-Padi - My name is Radecka Appiah-Padi, Administrator in the BMIT Division. Since October 2005 final approval for my appointment as the Director of Instruction of the BMIT Division has been on the Board's agenda and has been tabled twice. I see it again on today's agenda. I have waited for almost three months to hear the Board's decision concerning my appointment. I have not heard anything and I have not had the delay explained. In the past few months I've had to walk about doing my work on this college campus with a cloud of doubt hanging over my head. I've had to contend with false sympathies and sneers of people who have put various (inaudible) on what is happening. Ladies and gentlemen of the Board, by your silence you have given permission for rumors to thrive some damaging to my reputation. As William Shakespeare would put it, "who steals my purse, steals trash but he that (inaudible) from me my good name robs me of that which not enriches him, but makes me poor indeed." If it were about any other property of mine, I wouldn't be so concerned. But this action impacts my reputation. My reputation cannot be purchased in a store. The emotional stress I've been subjected to in the past few months is not what I expected when I took up the challenge to compete for this position. A position that was opened for a national search twice. Right now I feel abused and misused. This is a situation I would not wish for anyone. I have maintained a keen sense of professionalism and done my job to the best of my ability since I've been at Lansing Community College. In applying for this position I prepared diligently for the competition and when the chips fell, two duly constituted committees of this college judged me the best and most suitable candidate. The Human Resources Department of our college supervised the process, monitored and (inaudible) every step. HR later called me and offered the position based on Board recommendations. I was told that all that was left was the approval of the Board. This Board has approved positions promptly in the past. These positions have been filled by the same process by which my position is being filled. If the system was o.k. to appoint other LCC employees, I wonder why it's taking too long in this case. It appears the rules have changed. Members of the Board, I applied for this position because I believed I have the qualifications and the experience to do the job. Again, two duly constituted committees of the College agreed with that view. I believe it's up to you now to apply your authority fairly. I ask for no special favor of you today. All I ask for is that the same yard stick that is used to measure other LCC employees be used to measure me too. Thank you.

Dr. Stanley Chase - Good evening members of the Board of Trustees. I am Dr. Stanley Chase and a representative of the Lansing Community College Chapter of the National Council on Black American Affairs. That's an affiliate chapter of the American Association of Community Colleges. We, the Lansing Community College Chapter of the National Council on Black American Affairs applaud the Board of Trustees and the College's administration for having proactive strategies for dealing with crisis situations. However, Webster's New World Dictionary defines a crisis as "a turning point in the course of anything a decisive or crucial time." This is the focus of this letter and its impact on key internal audiences including students, faculty, staff, and administration. The definition better fits the crisis situation that has been created recently at Lansing Community College due to the decisions made by the Board of Trustees over the past several months. Various leadership experts coin this type of crisis as the quiet crisis. That is sometimes associated with conflict ridden political issues and disputed hiring and firing practices. These situations also call for careful strategy when it comes to communication with key audiences. We strongly believe that during a very crucial time beginning fall 2005 when our financial aid system was unsuccessful in processing student loans, the Board of Trustees passed a motion which encouraged college personnel to forward any information that was either related or non-related to the financial aid system problem to a non-college email address. This motion ensured the privacy of individuals who responded to the request. We believe that the spirit of this appeal by the Board of Trustees was initially to gather useful information from the college-wide community to assist in the successful implementation of the Oracle financial aid system. What we perceived occurred, however, was with the seemingly innocent request is that one respondent took advantage of this email system to voice their frustrations, personal anger, and malicious intent toward some of our college colleagues and college-wide decisions and systems. Instead of creating proactive strategies to handle this situation as had been done in the past, what ended up occurring was that this sole body attempted and through their actions defeated that purpose. Executive leadership or to the college-wide community regarding these decisions these people used this mechanism for personal attacks. We believe that incomplete information may have been used to form improper conclusions and/or information may have been reviewed without context perspective. Thus, leaving room for us to infer that the Board of Trustees has joined in with these respondents for personal elevation and power which has resulted in stripping the College leadership of their authority and undermining their credibility. This lack of openness has seriously affected the daily operations of the College. Furthermore, the Board of Trustees' actions have resulted in the rumor mill being more explosive. Negative rumors are growing, worsening the College's position and damaging employee morale which potentially may undermine private support, political support, and student and faculty recruiting. The best solution to the rumor mill is a swift, effective communication campaign by the Board of Trustees to "set the record straight." Specifically, as this body, the Lansing Chapter of the National Council on Black American Affairs, we are requesting the Board of Trustees to do the following: Restore the Office of the President's power and authority. Act swiftly to confirm the recommended candidate for the BMIT Division Instructional Director's position to ensure the continued operations of the instructional functions for staff and students. Disclose to any employee of the college community information that was submitted through the non-college email system or by any other medium regarding them as an individual. This will allow the employee clarity and the opportunity to contribute additional information to promote a healthy dialog with appropriate parties. Discontinue the use of the clandestine email process for obtaining information regarding college business. Meet with the Executive Leadership to review reasons for the Board of Trustees' new governing structure and reasons for the change. In collaboration with the Executive Leadership Team, we recommend that you host a minimum of five college-wide forums which would be open to all employees to answer questions about the Board of Trustees recent decisions and how these decisions affect their jobs. Champion the College's commitment to diversity and quality by initiating through the Human Resources consultant a twelve-month action plan in consultation with the African-American employees on campus to address specific concerns regarding the hiring and sustaining process of all minority employees. Champion the financial support of executive/management coaching for new minority administrators at the College to ensure that they have a successful transition to their respective positions. Support a line item in the 2006-07 budget to establish an Office of Minority Affairs that would be responsible for promoting the well-being of minority students and staff. Beginning with the Board of Trustees' February 20, 2006 meeting, provide time on the agenda each month where a status report is given regarding these requests. Continue these status reports as part of the official Board of Trustees meetings until all referenced issues are resolved. We are pleased to have this opportunity to share our concerns regarding these sensitive issues and expect that the issues and recommendations will be reviewed within the next 30 days for the purpose of restoring a collegial environment for all employees and students at Lansing Community College. Before I close I would like to say and bring to your remembrance the Psalm 133 it says, "behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity." Respectfully, Lansing Community College Chapter of the National Council on Black American Affairs.

Chairperson Laverty requested that Dr. Chase provide the Board a copy of the letter.

James Gill - Good evening to the Board. Good evening everybody. My name is James Gill. I'm the president of the Lansing branch NAACP.The reason I'm here tonight is because of the hiring process. I sent to Lansing Community College on Friday, January 6 a Freedom of Information Act Request. Recently my office received information from I think it's Collins, Foster and Swift law firm that they needed additional 10 days to fulfill that request which I have no problems with. The problem I have is on Saturday the President called me and we were talking about information that I sent to the Board, to the College in reference of the Freedom of Information Act. My question is

President Cunningham - I have not called you.

James Gill - No, the President of the Trustees, Chris Laverty. O.k. I wanted to know-I sent that request to Rich Howard and I don't know how does the Board decide who fills those Freedom of Information requests or does Rich Howard decide who fills those Freedom of Information requests. I contacted the National office of the NAACP out in Washington, also, our state conference in Detroit, Michigan. I asked the state conference president to also send a Freedom of Information request to the College to Chris Howard. My understanding is Chris Howard didn't receive that information. I faxed it myself at 483-1854. The same number I sent the first Freedom of Information request Act to. So, I have additional copies of the second request. I have also the first request, but I cc'd on that request because of the hiring process, I cc'd our national board president, Bruce Gordon. Our chief operating officer, Nelson B. Rivers, III. Our national board member, Nate Gooden, out of Detroit, Michigan. Shirley Preade-Miles, our regional director for this region. Myself of course. So, I'd like to know when that information is coming and who gets these requests. Also, I received information from an employee here who-this is based on discrimination, that's why we get involved-this person was offered a job, an African-American person, and she accepted the job and then it had to go in front of the Board for final approval. That's just a formality from what my understanding is. I want to know why were there white employees hired after that date. My understanding there's been white employees hired after that date after the Board has changed their process. I would also like to know that. So, I don't know if I give the Freedom of Information request to you guys or do I send it to Rich Howard? I guess I would send it to Rich Howard where I sent my first request. Is that correct?

Chairperson Laverty - I received a copy from Rich Howard.

James Gill - Does the Board get this Freedom-does the Board decide whether or not you send out a Freedom of Information Request or does Chris Howard decide that?

Chairperson Laverty - It's Rich Howard. I'm Chris Laverty. Rich Howard sent me the initial FOIA request.

James Gill - Is that the process?

Chairperson Laverty - Rich- Ordinarily the process is that it would go to our FOIA coordinator who is General Counsel Tim Zeller.

President Cunningham - Mr. Zeller, do you want to respond to how we usually respond to or reply to FOIA requests, please?

Tim Zeller - Yes, a normal request would go to the FOIA Coordinator (inaudible) The Board chose to have the external legal counsel handle the request.

James Gill - O.k. I don't know if Chris or Rich received this one.

Rich Howard - I'm not aware of it.

James Gill - Freedom of Information Request from our state office. Can I hand it to you?

Trustee Smith - I'd like to know the delay in fulfilling this request. Is it simply because it did not get into the right hands or simply because we were having trouble gathering what is needed. What was the reason for the delay?

Chairperson Laverty - Under the law we can request an extra 10 business days, I believe it is.

Trustee Smith - And so we've asked?

Chairperson Laverty - I believe that's customary and the College also does that in order to give enough time to make sure they've got everything.

Tim Zeller - Unless it's a very simple request we almost always ask for the 10 day extension to make sure the?

Trustee Smith - Thank you for making it clear.

Joseph Warren - My name is Joseph Warren, Department of Humanities and I'm on the faculty MAHE bargaining team. Just to let the Board know that we are in the final stages of preparing a very detailed costed out proposal for all bargaining unit members, which will be given to the administrative team shortly. In line with that I have a request. At the last Board meeting the Board agreed to withhold any increases for senior administrative positions. And as an individual I concur with that and wish the Board would keep extending that until all employee contracts are settled. It's very unseemly to have senior administrators paid while the rest of the college is still negotiating contracts. That should be the last thing done. So, with that request we will be offering the team this very detailed, costed out proposal within the next two days.

Damrique Thompson-Simmons - Good evening. I am Damrique Thompson-Simmons and before I begin I would like to ask all members of the Student Leadership Academy to please stand. In light of recent events involving President Cunningham and the Board of Trustees at Lansing Community College we are here to represent the Student Leadership Academy and many of the students at Lansing Community College by sharing the following words of expression: 'C' Care 'O' Objective 'M' Magnificent 'P' Passionate 'E' Effective 'T' Tolerant 'E' Extraordinary 'N' (inaudible) 'T' Tried and True. What does this spell? Competent. Paula D. Cunningham, competent and she gets our vote of confidence. Yeah President Cunningham! On behalf of the Student Leadership Academy I would like to present this certificate of outstanding leadership role model award to President Cunningham. Thank you.

Sally Pierce - Hello, I'm Sally Pierce, President of MAHE and I was attempting to stay away from the mic tonight, but I have to correct something Professor Warren said. We expect our proposal to be together shortly. I do not think it will be together within two days. I do think it will be together by the next session that we're scheduled to meet with management. We thought it was going to be ready today. We found a problem. We're working to correct that problem and we expect to have a completely cost out proposal for faculty, we're hoping by Tuesday next week when we're scheduled to negotiate.

CHAIRPERSON AND BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

Chairperson Laverty

SunGard Collegis Report

Chairperson Laverty reported that he is working with the company and with the attorneys to make this report public as soon as possible. The Board had a special meeting last week where they went into closed session and received a legal opinion and additional information about the College's system. The intent is to make the report public as soon as possible and as early as the end of this month.

Trustee Canady asked that the record reflect his opposition to disclosing the report at this time because the investigation is ongoing. He was also concerned about the potential bias in the report.

Trustee Smith felt that the Board should disclose the report and we need to try to be open as we can. This is an open process and it's important that everyone understands where we are within the process and that there's no impropriety seen at all.

Trustee Rasmusson stated that he has heard that there are no bargaining strategies or anything embarrassing to employees in the report.

Chairperson Laverty stated that the community expects to hear what's in the report as soon as possible and the Board will have a special meeting and a public presentation on the report.

Information and Announcements

Chairperson Laverty attended the following events:

  • University Center Press Conference on December 15, 2005.
  • The Greater Lansing Area Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Commission Luncheon on January 16. Trustees Pelleran and Smith also attended.

The Board of Trustees received an invitation to attend the Mid-Michigan Construction Alliance reception for Mayor Virg Bernero on January 18, 2006 at the Radisson Hotel. They also received an invitation for a reception honoring Mr. Tony Benavides for his 25 years of public service on January 24, 2006 at the Lansing Center.

Board Members

Trustee Rasmusson - Audit Committee

Trustee Rasmusson presented a work plan for Ms. Jan Lazar (it is on file with the official Board materials.) Ms. Lazar will be reviewing the accounting records, purchasing and finance policies and develop a proposed new bylaws on budget and finance to be in compliance with the State act.

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Rasmusson and supported by Trustee Canady that the attached plan of the Mercer Group and Jan Lazar is approved, payment for up to two hundred hours is approved and the Chair is authorized to approve adjustments in deadline, mission, up to one hundred hours additional work and operational details. The Business Office is directed to issue a purchasing order and pay invoices subscribed by the Chair noting approval thereof.

Trustee Smith stated it seems it is a realistic program. She made contact with several individuals in the community regarding Ms. Lazar's work with other organizations in the community. Trustee Smith believes she is a good selection for this project.

Roll call vote:
Ayes: Brannan, Canady, Laverty, Proctor, Rasmusson, Smith
Nays: None
Absent: Pelleran

Motion carried

Trustee Rasmusson stated that he mentioned to Vice President Rich Howard for the Audit Committee to meet with the Risk Manager for the College. This meeting is routine and the meeting will be posted.

President's REPORT

Informational Items

President Cunningham thanked the Student Leadership Academy for this unexpected award. This is one award she will make sure to display in her office.

College Spotlight - Strategic Enrollment Management

President Cunningham introduced Ms. Jean Morciglio to provide an update on strategic enrollment management. A year ago she asked Ms. Morciglio to review all of the systems at the College in terms of how we enroll students and how it all relates to their success and the College's mission. This is a very involved process.

Ms. Jean Morciglio provided a PowerPoint presentation on the strategic enrollment management initiative. (The presentation is on file with the official Board materials.)

There was a brief question and answer period after the presentation.

University Center

Vice President Rich Howard and Mr. Chris Strugar-Fritsch, Director of Facilities provided a PowerPoint presentation on the University Center (it is on file with the official Board materials.)

There was a brief question and answer period after the presentation.

Financial Aid Update

Dean Judith Cardenas provided an update on Financial Aid. She reported that all loan processing has been completed up to date. Phone wait time has decreased to a minute and a half. Staff in ISCD and Financial Aid have been fabulous and working around the clock to resolve issues as they arise. They are still on target for the January 24th loan processing disbursement date. They were on target with the $300 voucher disbursement date for students who were in need of funds to purchase their books. Issues related to fall 2005 and mistakes related to students having been mislabeled for their academic progress are still being worked on.

Trustee Rasmusson stated that there were complaints that students were unable to print their schedules and that the system was slow. He asked if there was a plan in place to correct everything that was a problem before.

Dean Cardenas responded that many students encountered the system being slow today because it was the first day of classes. Many were hitting the system at the exact same time. The issues Trustee Rasmusson mentioned were not related to financial aid.

Trustee Smith asked if we were able to rectify the students' situation that were were negatively affected in the fall and what was their experience this semester. She also asked if Dean Cardenas was aware of the experiences new students had this semester.

Dean Cardenas responded that last semester students that applied for loans were negatively impacted. This semester the loan processing is up to date. In regards to their experience, some students are very foreign to the financial aid process and this has become a learning experience. Many times there are missed steps between the student and the federal government and not necessarily between the student and the College. In many cases there are many parties involved such as scholarship donors, the College or the federal government therefore, sometimes the student doesn't differentiate where the communication comes from. We've learned to deal with them differently, respond differently, and ask more questions upfront so the student doesn't feel they are getting the run around. There is much more to learn, more changes to make, but huge strides have been made regarding the phone queue wait time. Additional staff training in dealing with student issues and financial aid issues will take place and staff will be encouraging students to apply for aid earlier.

Trustee Smith commended the staff for diligently working toward rectifying the situation.

Trustee Brannan asked for an update with the federal compliance issues.

President Cunningham responded that staff will provide a complete report within the next week. She stated that focus has been on the students that did not receive financial aid, but more than 8,000 students did receive aid. The College has made major technology conversions and the financial aid office is short staffed, so when there is a standard of excellence that is not being reached, no one is happy in particularly those that serve students. President Cunningham stated that the students that were negatively impacted last semester were invited to register early, she has communicated and met with them however, when you are a leader in technology things happen with technology. That is not what distinguishes us, but how we respond to these challenges is what distinguishes the College. She thanked everyone for the manner they responded to these challenges. Telephones and students not getting served had nothing to do with software. The entire system has been reviewed and improved because everyone was willing to take the extra time, effort and energy to make that happen. President Cunningham applauded everyone in ISCD and in Financial Aid for their hard work and that is what distinguishes Lansing Community College.

Academic Quality Improvement Program

Vice President Barbara Larson and Dean Judith Cardenas provided a PowerPoint presentation on the Academic Quality Improvement Program (the presentation is on file with the official Board materials.)

There was a question and answer period after the presentation.

Prima Civitas

President Cunningham stated that Prima Civitas in an initiative being championed by Mr. David Hollister to help spur the economic growth of the entire region. Michigan State University and the City of Lansing are involved with this initiative. She asked if the Board would like the College to be involved and to what degree. President Cunningham explained that if the College were to be involved it would be at the table with the regional development of Prima Civitas which includes post petroleum, alternative energy, promotion of business and industry training at the West Campus and to some degree nanotechnology. The Board received a proposal about Prima Civitas in the Board packet. Mr. Hollister is willing to meet with the Board during dinner next month if the Board desires more information.

There was a brief discussion about this issue and the Board agreed to meet with Mr. Hollister.

Legislative Update

Vice President Borger reported that there are three legislative issues that are important to the College and the community. The first is House Bill 5400 which involves community college reorganization. If passed this legislation would substantially improve the State of Michigan's economic development by increasing access to community colleges. This bill has been referred to Committee on Higher Education and Career Preparation. It is anticipated that a hearing will be held in early February and the Michigan Community College Association is taking the lead in collecting testimony. This bill has bi-partisan support, which is a good sign for potential passage. The second bill is Senate Bill 246 and House Bill 4582 more commonly know as the K-16 initiative which is a movement to bring parity in funding and increase funding for public education. While this is a very progressive model, its chances for passing the Michigan Legislature are very slim because both bills only have democratic sponsorship. There is a movement from the public sector to secure enough signatures to place this on the November ballot and this process is progressing. Finally, there is an effort to secure specific language to revert title language for the Carnegie Library and hopefully will be resolved by the end of January. At the federal level, the significant appropriation bills from the Department of Labor, Health and Community Services however, these bills are currently stuck in the Senate and there is no hope for passage.

Course Fees

Vice President Howard presented the course fees to the Board, which were included in the Board packet. They will be presented to the Board for action in February.

Chief Information Officer

President Cunningham asked the Board for direction on proceeding with posting the Chief Information Officer position.

The Board agreed to table this position at the present time until the technology inquiry is completed.

President Cunningham introduced Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt and thanked her for providing leadership in the Information, Services, and College Development division during this critical time. She also thanked the wonderful leaders in ISCD who are assisting and working with Dr. Shanblatt.

Budget Update

Vice President Larson provided a budget update. She reported that the College will begin its formal budget planning for fiscal year 2007. Given very preliminary projections of revenue and expenditures it is predicted that the College will have a $2 to $3 million budget deficit. This will be a challenging year because the College is no longer in a position to have across the board cuts, but rather look at re-engineering processes. Open forums for all interested will begin next week.

Chairperson Laverty stated that he's surprised and disturbed by the preliminary projection of the deficit however, everyone should be ready to tighten the belt. He stated that he would not be supporting a tuition increase considering the tuition increase that took place last year.

Trustee Proctor asked if there are any areas where expenses have gone up significantly.

Vice President Larson responded that those areas are retirement contributions, healthcare, and energy costs.

Tentative Agreement - Education Support Personnel

This item was tabled because the bargaining unit has not had a chance to ratify the tentative agreement yet.

Action Items

Approval of Minutes - December 12, 2005 Regular Meeting

President Cunningham presented the December 12, 2005 regular meeting minutes for the Board's review.

There were no changes from the Board.

Human Resources - Administrative Appointments and Terminations

Radecka Appiah-Padi, Director of Instruction, Business Department, Business Media and Information Technology.

Annual Results Inventory Report - Financial Responsibility

Vice President Barbara Larson presented the Annual Results Inventory Financial Responsibility report to the Board (the report is on file with the official Board materials.)

There was a question and answer period during the presentation.

Michigan Federation of Teachers - Non-Bargaining Personnel

President Cunningham presented the salary increase information for the non-bargaining administrators (the information is on file with the official Board materials.)

Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee Resolution

President Cunningham presented the Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee Resolution for the Board's approval (it is on file with the official Board materials.)

Chairperson Laverty recommended tabling this item. He requested that the Board receive additional information on the Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee policies.

Trustee Canady expressed concern with the language of the policies.

The Board agreed to table this item.

Finance-Approval of Bids

Ms. Beckie Beard presented the following pre-award transmittal for the Board's approval:

  1. FAMIS 8i AutoCAD Interface Upgrade in the amount of $8,272. This is a sole source recommendation to FAMIS Software, Inc., from Irvine, California.

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Canady and supported Trustee Smith to approve all action items of the President's Report except for the Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee Resolution.

Roll call vote:
Ayes: Brannan, Canady, Laverty, Proctor, Rasmusson, Smith
Nays: None
Absent: Pelleran

Motion carried.

Trustee Smith addressed the Human Resources appointment that was approved. She stated that everyone knows that perception is everything and the candidate today mentioned some things that struck her heart in terms of the delay that this Board exercised in her appointment. Trustee Smith stated that the delay was not a result of this candidate's lack of qualifications. Rather the Board has been re-engineering its governance system and this employee was caught up in between the system of its new governance. She said the Board is trying to move very cautiously in what it does. What concerned Trustee Smith was not having considered the human factor. The candidate's statements on the impact the delay had on her reputation were disheartening to Trustee Smith. She believes that the unanimous support from the Board on this appointment should keep intact the candidate's reputation. Trustee Smith asked that the record reflect that the Board fully supports the candidate and is hopeful she will move forward with the job she has been commissioned for.

CLOSED SESSION

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Brannan and supported by Trustee Canady that the Board go into closed session for the purpose of discussing strategy connected with the negotiation of a collective bargaining unit.

Roll call vote:
Ayes: Brannan, Canady, Laverty, Proctor, Rasmusson, Smith
Nays: None
Absent: Pelleran

Motion carried.

The Board entered into closed session at 8:15 p.m.

The Board returned to open session at 8:45 p.m.

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Canady and supported by Trustee Smith that the Board return to open session.

Roll call vote:
Ayes: Brannan, Canady, Laverty, Proctor, Rasmusson, Smith
Nays: None
Absent: Pelleran

Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT

There were no comments from the public.

ADJOURNMENT

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Canady and supported by Trustee Smith for the meeting to adjourn.

Ayes: Brannan, Canady, Laverty, Proctor, Rasmusson, Smith
Nays: None
Absent: Pelleran

Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.



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