IECC Board of Trustees Recap from 3/21

The Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Board of Trustees met in their March Session in West Hall at Frontier Community College Tuesday.

The board approved revisions to the policy and procedure manual when it comes to complaints. They also approved an update to the transfer credit policy, include language pertaining to a student’s ability to complete an associate degree via the reverse transfer of credit. The board also reinstated Academic Integrity Policy 500.25 & Hazing Policy 500.28 with
revisions to allow for the inclusion of general policy statements and the removal of procedural language suitable for and found with the Student Code of Conduct.

The Board approved an agreement with Clay County Hospital to develop an apprenticeship program that will allow Certified Nursing Assistant students to enroll in IECC’s Registered Nursing Program and have all associated tuition and fees paid by the hospital. The Board also approved an affiliation agreement with Back & Body Works, Rural Med EMS, Richland County Circuit Clerk, and Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

The Board approved the changes to the Nursing Program & Medical Laboratory Technician Fees beginning in the Fall 2023 term for first year nursing students.

In purchases, a bid in the amount of $74,400 from WorldStrides/Brightspark Travel in St. Charles, IL for the TRIO Upward Bound 2023 Education Trip. A bid in the amount of $46,850.60 from ILMO Products Company in Mt. Vernon, IL for the purchase of four welders for Olney Central College’s Welding Technology program. Finally, A bid in the amount of $49,975 from Eagleson Automotive Center in Olney, IL for the purchase of a 15-Passenger Van for Lincoln Trail College.

Employment was approved for Nancy Stremme as Program Director of Cosmetology at Olney Central College effective February 27, 2023; Melanie Wiseman as Executive Administrative Assistant at West Richland Center effective March 13, 2023; Javier Milla Munoz as Head Women’s and Men’s Soccer Coach at Lincoln Trail College effective March 27, 2023;
Amy Lemke as Payroll & Benefits Specialist effective March 27, 2023; Mark Blevins as Technology Systems Specialist effective March 27, 2023; and Nickie Daniel as Human Resource Coordinator effective March 27, 2023.

A change in employment status for Nick Knapp from Temporary IECC Project Manager to permanent IECC Project Manager effective March 22, 2023 and Jackson Hemrich from Temporary Full-time Welding Instructor to Temporary Full-time Welding Specialist at Lincoln Trail College effective May 15, 2023.

Resignations were received from Alex Morais as Head Men’s & Women’s Soccer Coach at Lincoln Trail College effective February 21, 2023 and Hunter Meritt as TRIO Upward Bound Counselor at Lincoln Trail College effective May 12, 2023.
Retirement notification was received from Vicki Thompson as Retention Coordinator at Olney Central College effective June 30, 2023.

The board will meet again on Tuesday, April 25th at 6 PM at Lincoln Trail College.