[remote or in person] Finance and Administrative Services Committee + Regular Board Meeting

City Colleges of Chicago

Thursday, May 2, 2024
12:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. CDT

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30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601 Chicago, IL 60601 (Directions)

Harold Washington College, 11th Floor, Room 1115

You have the option of documenting this meeting in person or remotely.

If you choose to attend in person, an additional hour will be added to your total assignment hours. You may be asked to provide government-issued photo ID and to go through a metal detector.

If you choose to document remotely, the meeting will be live-streamed via Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/@officeoftheboardoftrustees8376/streams. The live stream may not appear until or a few minutes after the scheduled start time. If you don’t see it right away, give it a few moments, then try refreshing your Internet tab to see if it loads. If you do not see the video by 5 minutes after the scheduled start time, let Documenters staff know via a “reply all” response to your assignment email.

For this assignment you will be documenting the following back-to-back meetings:

  • 12:30 p.m.: ​​​Finance and Administrative Services Committee
  • 2:00 p.m.: Board of Trustees

As of this writing, a meeting agenda has not yet been posted. It should become available at https://www.ccc.edu/departments/Pages/Board-of-Trustees.aspx in the “Learn More” section (if you’re accessing on a computer, this is in the lower right corner of the screen).

The end time of this assignment is an estimate based on past meeting durations.


Edited and summarized by the Chicago - IL Documenters Team

Note-taking by Angela Ybarra

Chicago City Colleges takes steps to provide more access to mental health resources for students

Live reporting by Jennifer Lenz

Jen Lenz @JenLenz
Hey Chicago! I’ll be live-tweeting [or “x”ing] today's City Colleges of Chicago Finance & Administrative Services Committee AND the regular Board of Trustees meeting for #CHIdocumenters @CHIdocumenters @city_bureau

12:23 PM May 2, 2024 CDT

Jen Lenz @JenLenz 2/13
Follow along as my live-tweets will report on the committee meeting 1st & the board meeting 2nd. Stay tuned! #CHIdocumenters
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 3/13
The Finance & Admin Services Committee for @ChiCityColleges begins at 12:30pm
at Harold Washington College & online via Youtube
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 4/13
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 5/13
@ChiCityColleges Today’s committee agenda:
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 6/13
@ChiCityColleges Chicago Community College District 508 consists of 7 accredited local colleges including: @daleycollege @hw_college @kk_college @mx_college @oliveharvey_ccc @trumancollege @wright_college
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 7/13
@ChiCityColleges @DaleyCollege @HW_College @KK_College @MX_College @OliveHarvey_CCC @TrumanCollege @Wright_College CFO Maribel Rodgriguez remarks about what resources the college funds are being spent on & appreciates the investment toward mental health resources
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 8/13
@ChiCityColleges @DaleyCollege @HW_College @KK_College @MX_College @OliveHarvey_CCC @TrumanCollege @Wright_College The atmosphere of the meeting is very academic-y & flow is very fast-paced
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 10/13
@ChiCityColleges Most of the resolutions brought forth are to renew contracts with vendors or to make amendments to them
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 11/13
@ChiCityColleges Trustee Oscar Sanchez motions to discharge the May 2, 2024 Financial Board Packet. Motion passed successfully.
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 12/13
@ChiCityColleges Meeting adjourned at 12:58pm. This concludes the @ChiCityColleges Finance & Admin Services Committee meeting. The next committee meeting is scheduled for July 11, 2024
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 13/13
@ChiCityColleges For more meetings coverage, follow @CHIdocumenters & check out
Live reporting by Jennifer Lenz

Jen Lenz @JenLenz
Heads up! My live-tweets will now be reporting on today's City Colleges of Chicago regular Board of Trustees meeting for #CHIdocumenters @CHIdocumenters @city_bureau

01:58 PM May 2, 2024 CDT

Jen Lenz @JenLenz 2/22
The Board of Trustees for @ChiCityColleges regular meeting begins at 2:00pm
in-person @HW_College floor 11, room 1115
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 3/22
OR online via YouTube. I'll be tuning in remotely.
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 4/22
Today’s board agenda for May 2nd:
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 5/22
The board has 7 voting members. They are appointed by the Mayor of Chicago with approval from the Chicago City Council & 1 student elected board trustee
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 6/22
Mayor Brandon Johnson @ChicagosMayor appointed 4 of the current board members, while 3 remain as appointed by former mayor Lightfoot, finishing their final term of a 3yr service
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 7/22
@ChicagosMayor Student Trustee member, David Ramirez from @daleycollege is recognized & congratulated on their recent election to the board
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 8/22
@ChicagosMayor @DaleyCollege No Student Trustee Report was given, as it is Trustee Ramirez's 1st meeting as a voting member
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 9/22
@ChicagosMayor @DaleyCollege Chancellor Jaun Salgado, addresses the room by congratulating the May graduates. He also acknowledges May as Asian & Pacific American Heritage month
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 10/22
The public participation has 7 people in the queue
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 11/22
1st speaker is an adjunct professor & on the Bargaining Committee for their UNION. She tells the board they want a fair contract! #solidarity
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 12/22
2nd speaker, an educator & union member talks about the Fast Funds program & wants the program to be implemented at all 7 colleges. He also stands in solidarity w/ #afscme workers & tells the board they should support their contract
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 13/22
A student speaker talks about financial stress & asks for the Fast Funds program to be expanded by 50% & makes additional suggestions to alleviate financial stress from community college students
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 14/22
4th speaker, a retiree, talks about the importance of the community colleges of Chicago & says, "every grandparent represents 15 enrollees"
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 15/22
5th speaker, a labor organizer from #afscme details how the board can afford to pay ALL Adjunct Professors a LIVING WAGE. He asks the board to make the right choice & approve the union's new contract!
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 16/22
The final speaker starts by announcing he stands in #solidarity w/ the #afscme union. He continues by urging the board to take care of their teachers bc the well-being of educators affects the well-being of students & represents the school overall
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 17/22
Next, all the May Graduate 2024 Valedictorians & Salutatorians are recognized & congratulated by their college presidents.
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 18/22
with all the time spent talking about the graduates, it feels like I just sat through a very long graduation ceremony
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 19/22
The Committee Report is given by Chair Katya Nuques. Chair Katya Nuques serves as the 1st Latina Board Chair of @ChiCityColleges The Board Report is approved
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 20/22
@ChiCityColleges the Board of Trustees has gone into a Closed Session to discuss the topic of the faculty union, employment of public body, disciplinary actions, contract negotiations, & litigations.
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 21/22
@ChiCityColleges After a 30min Closed Session the board returned. No further actions were taken.
Jen Lenz @JenLenz 22/22
@ChiCityColleges The meeting adjourned at 3:52pm. This concludes the @ChiCityColleges Board of Trustees meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for June 6, 2024. For more coverage, follow @CHIdocumenters, @city_bureau & check out !

Agency Information

City Colleges of Chicago

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of City Colleges of Chicago Community College District No. 508, which operates seven accredited colleges located throughout Chicago. The City Colleges of Chicago Board is comprised of seven voting members serving three-year terms as appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council of Chicago. The Board includes one student trustee elected from one of the Colleges through a campus-wide election. For an overview of the Board of Trustees, including a link to where Board Reports (meeting agenda items and minutes), click here.


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