Revision to Board Policy 6.12

The Board of Trustees has  approved a revision to Policy 6.12 – Disposal of Capital Assets.  The change to this policy is to place a threshold on items that require board authorization to sell or dispose of, based on the estimated market value of the item.  This change will allow the College to promptly dispose of surplus and obsolete items that can no longer be of use to the College.

In the News

The Green Celebration, featuring an unveiling of the new LEED Silver plaque in the Workforce Careers Center, was covered by WICS. Board Chair Justin Reichert was interviewed.

Green Celebration tomorrow!

Please join us for a Green Celebration in the Workforce Careers Center Wed., April 23, 4-4:45 p.m.

Displays will feature solar and biodiesel trainers, bio-fueled go-cart, campus prairie, LLCC Environmental Club and Sustainability Team, along with “solar-powered snacks.”

At 4:30 p.m., LLCC Board Chair Justin Reichert will announce new green initiatives of the college and unveil the LEED plaque for the Workforce Careers Center.

This week at LLCC

LLCC celebrates Earth Week April 21-25 – Recycle your athletic shoes and small appliances, receive a free book (faculty), take a green pledge, see displays, enjoy solar snacks, tour the bird banding station and attend the unveiling of the LEED plaque for the Workforce Careers Center!

Tasty Tales: Stories of Adapting,” a Soup and Stories event, by a panel of LLCC International Students, will be held Tuesday, April 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room.

The LLCC Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. Click HERE for the agenda.

The Student Life Office invites the public to the annual “Battle of the Bands” competition Friday, April 25. Door open at 5:30 p.m. and bands will perform from 6-10 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the Springfield campus.

LLCC Trustees March meeting and reception in Beardstown

RSVPs are requested by the end of TODAY for the March 26 Board of Trustees meeting and special reception being held at LLCC-Beardstown. The reception begins at 5:30, with the meeting following. Call extension 62274 to make reservations. Watch for the meeting agenda in a future issue of LincIn.

LLCC Board meets at Hillsboro Area Hospital

The LLCC Board of Trustees conducted its October meeting Wednesday evening in an addition to Hillsboro Area Hospital which houses LLCC nursing classrooms and labs.

Dean of Health Professions Dr. Cynthia Maskey relayed the history of the partnership between LLCC and the hospital, which began with a $250,000 state grant in 2004 to provide nursing and emergency medical technician training to Hillsboro area students. The partnership was enhanced through construction of the new addition to the hospital which allowed the programs, in 2010, to move into state-of-the-art facilities on site.

LLCC Board Chair Justin Reichert thanked the hospital and commended the partnership which has trained hundreds of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants and emergency medical technicians, and provides clinical space for other LLCC health professions programs.

Scott Stallman, executive director of the educational service area comprising Hillsboro, Litchfield and Taylorville, presented information to the board regarding a nearly two percent increase in enrollment this fall in that area, and increases of nearly eight percent in Taylorville and three percent in Litchfield/Hillsboro in the amount of credit hours students are taking. He also noted the success of special opportunities offered to high school students including dual credit classes and the HEAT (Higher Education Academic Transfer) and PACT (Professional Accelerated Career Training) programs.

In related board action, trustees approved a resolution seeking approval from the Illinois Community College Board for a renovation and code compliance project at LLCC-Taylorville. The estimated $1.9-million project would be paid for through protection, health and safety funds.

And, trustees received and filed the fiscal year 2013 external audit. LLCC once again received an unqualified or “clean” opinion on the audit, which was performed by Sikich, LLP, of Springfield. Chair Reichert congratulated college administration on the consistency of positive audit reports.