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4/5/2014 9:49:00 AM
Letters to the editor: Blame the leaders for the way IVCC tax money





Amidst the discussion regarding IVCC’s recent tuition increase, it should be mentioned that while IVCC may still be one of the “best buys” for an Illinois college education, there appears to be some mismanagement of the college’s funds.

For example, IVCC paid Attorney Walt Zukowski almost $200,000 in fees in 2012 alone, and a total of just under $600,000 from 2010 through 2013. Perhaps the college’s board of directors should be requiring competitive bids for legal services.

Students should not be expected to carry the burden of the college’s fiscal irresponsibility through tuition increase. Instead, those leading the college should take a hard look at the way they spend the college’s money and see where improvements can be made.

Dom Bellino,
La Salle












Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Article comment by: Bluff Pup

Fiscal hard times at IVCC are causing college leaders to consider restructuring its tuition waiver program and possibly eliminating entire sports programs.

IVCC board audit/finance committee need to examine the administrations salaries, kickbacks and benefit packages before eliminating educational and athletic opportunities based on increasing costs for students.

IVCC board audit/finance committee need to examine tuition wavers for full-time IVCC employees whose children attend IVCC for FREE!

This is the IVCC Free Ride Express. With all the money the full-time employees are making they can support their own children.

What is this, the IVCC Garden of Eden for the special few in the IVCC flock?

IVCC board audit/finance committee:

The Administration and the Board of Trustees are not in the EDUCATION BUSINESS.

Their in the Construction Business/General Contracting.

IVCC board audit/finance committee need to examine paying the new security services, G4S $28,000.00 per MONTH.

And why is the college $130,000’s over budget for attorney fees?

What ever happened to Excellence in Education?


Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Article comment by: Bluff Pup

April 2014 Board Report:

G4S campus security getting paid $28,00.00 dollars per month!

According to Cheryl Roelfsema and Jerry Corcoran student enrollments continue to decline drastically. However the Board just approved and secured a new security contract with G4S. The college is currently paying the security company/G4S $28,000.00 a month. FOR WHAT?




Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Article comment by: Bluff Pup

IVCC FINANCIAL LOITERING:

The ONLY thing “SKYROCKETING” is the administrations annual salaries.

ICCB WEB SITE as of 2012-13:
JEROME M CORCORAN Title: PRESIDENT: ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Base Pay: $ 190,110 Benefits: $ 30,689

CHERYL ELAINE ROELFSEMA Title: VICE PRESIDENT
Base Pay: $ 117,000 Benefits: $ 15,342

LORI E SCROGGS Title: VICE PRESIDENT:
Base Pay: $ 117,000 Benefits: $ 15,629

SUE ISSERMAN Title: VICE PRESIDENT
Base Pay as of March 2014: $113,000 Plus Benefits

When enrollments are down the administrators should lead by example and take a pay cut. That’s ridiculous of Larry Huffman to ask the student to give up a soda or a cup of coffee a day to make up for the tuition increase.

HEADS DEEP IN THE IVCC PUBLIC TROUGH




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