Illinois Board of Higher Education holds special meeting on $20 million supplemental appropriation
Illinois Board of Higher Education met Wednesday, Nov. 23.
The Board is the policy making, coordinating, and budgetary authority for Illinois public higher education prepares master plan for development, expansion, and utilization of public higher education facilities, and the curricula and standards in areas of teaching, research, and public services; establishes minimum admission standards.
Here are the minutes as provided by Illinois:
Item #VII-9 December 13, 2016
MINUTES – SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
November 23, 2016
Submitted for: Action.
Summary: Minutes of the November 23, 2016, special meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education held via videoconference at the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Springfield, and the Illinois State Board of Education, Chicago, Illinois.
Action Requested: That the Illinois Board of Higher Education approve the Minutes of the November 23, 2016, meeting.
Item #VII-9 December 13, 2016
STATE OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION MINUTES – SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
November 23, 2016
A meeting of the Illinois Board of Higher Education was called to order at 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room 1, at the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Springfield and in the 14th Floor Videoconference Room, at the Illinois State Board of Education, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois, on November 23, 2016.
Tom Cross, Chair, presided. Cindy Deitsch was Secretary for the meeting. The following
Board members were present: John Bambenek Jane Hays Jay Bergman Paul Langer Max Coffey Justin Provo Teresa Garate Stephanie Torres
Also present by invitation of the Board were: James L. Applegate, Executive Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education Presidents and Chancellors David Glassman Cecil Lucy
I. Call to Order
Call Meeting to Order, Chair Tom Cross Chair Tom Cross called the meeting to order. A quorum was present.
II. Action Item
1. Fiscal Year 2017 Supplemental Allocation of Financial Support for Essential Operations
Mr. Kevin Schoeben presented the item to the Board. A brief discussion was held. On motion made by Mr. Jay Bergman and seconded by Mr. John Bambenek, the Illinois Board of Higher Education hereby resolves:
That Illinois Board of Higher Education recognizes that the $20 million appropriation to IBHE reflects only 2.0 percent of the $996 million of the Stop Gap I & II appropriations in general funds for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017, and that the Board encourages enactment of a full 12 month budget for all public higher education institutional operations and programs.
That the Board acknowledges that this $20 million appropriation is limited to costs incurred prior to December 31, 2016, and that given the mounting payment backlogs at the State Comptroller’s Office, the IBHE is initiating this action from this special meeting of the Board in order to process such allocations to these public universities in a timely manner and to allow sufficient time for Illinois Community College Board to submit their recommendations for the December 13, 2016 IBHE Board meeting. That the Illinois Board of Higher Education approves of the following allocations to public university institutions that have been determined to have met the requirements of Section 9.35 of the Board of Higher Education Act and shall be drawn from appropriations to IBHE pursuant to Public Act 99-0524: Chicago State University $3,020,100; Eastern Illinois University $5,582,000; Western Illinois University $8,397,900.
Furthermore, that the Illinois Board of Higher Education earmarks $3,000,000 to be set aside for community colleges that are determined eligible under Section 9.35 of the Board of Higher Education Act.
The Illinois Community College Board shall consider similar criteria for their evaluation in order to satisfy provisions of Section 9.35 and make recommendations to the Illinois Board of Higher Education for consideration of IBHE’s final approval at its December 13, 2016 Board Meeting, or at a time in the near future if necessary. The roll call vote on the motion was as follows: Yes – Bambenek, Bergman, Coffey, Cross, Garate, Hays, Langer, Provo, and Torres. No – none.
III. Public Comment No public comment.
There being no further business to come before the Board, Chair Cross adjourned the meeting at 10:20 a.m. Respectfully submitted by Cindy Deitsch, Secretary to the Board. Note: Copies of all items referred to in the minutes (i.e., letters, statements, reports, etc.) are on file with the official minutes of the November 23, 2016, meeting.
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