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Board of Trustees

About the Board of Trustees

The Highland Community College Board of Trustees is a governing body consisting of seven members elected by the citizens in the Highland district, and a student representative elected by the student body. Trustees are responsible for hiring the College President, approving other full-time appointments and positions, and establishing policy for the financing, governance, operation, and administration of the College. The Board of Trustees delegates responsibility to the administration, faculty and staff for the practices and procedures that accomplish the mission of the college. The legal statutes guiding the operation of the College are found in the Illinois Public Community College Act.

The meetings are open to the public and normally held in the Robert J. Rimington Board Room (H-228) on the Highland campus.

2023 – 2024 Board of Trustees
Front row: Allison Coon (Student Trustee), Pennie Groezinger (Vice Chair),
Mary Kaufman
Back row: Jim Endress (Chair), Shawn Boldt, Sarah Kuhlemeier, Doug Block,
James Rhyne Jr.

Audit & Finance Committee
Shawn Boldt (Chair), Doug Block, Jim Endress, Mary Kaufman

Decennial Committee
Trustees Jim Endress (Chair), Doug Block, Pennie Groezinger, Shawn Boldt,
James Rhyne Jr., Sarah Kuhlemeier, Mary Kaufman, Student Trustee Allison Coon, President Chris Kuberski, Board Secretary Terri Grimes, Board Treasurer Jill Janssen, and Community Members Craig Knaack, David Schmit, Rob Urish, Mark Williams

Highland Community College Board of Trustees Leadership Training

Contact the Trustees.

Highland Community College Board of Trustees Archives

Board Agendas and Approved Minutes

Fiscal Year 2020

July 23, 2019  agenda budget work session minutes minutes handout 1 handout 2 handout 3 handout 4 handout 5

July 31, 2019 Presidential Annual Review Committee  agenda CANCELLED

August 21, 2019 Presidential Annual Review Committee  agenda minutes

August 27, 2019  agenda minutes

September 24, 2019  agenda minutes budget work session minutes

October 2, 2019 Presidential Annual Review Committee  agenda minutes

October 22, 2019 Audit & Finance Committee  agenda minutes

October 22, 2019  agenda handout minutes

October 22, 2019 Presidential Annual Review Committee  agenda minutes

November 6, 2019 Presidential Annual Review Committee  CANCELLED

November 26, 2019  agenda minutes

December 12, 2019 Special Meeting  agenda minutes

December (no regular meeting)

January 28, 2020  agenda minutes

February 18, 2020 Special Meeting  agenda minutes

February 25, 2020 Special Meeting  agenda minutes

February 25, 2020  agenda minutes

March 11, 2020 Audit & Finance Committee  agenda minutes

March 31, 2020  CANCELLED

April 21, 2020 (third Tuesday)  CANCELLED

April 23, 2020 Special Meeting  agenda minutes

April 30, 2020 Special Meeting  agenda minutes

May 7, 2020 Special Meeting  agenda Zoom link minutes

May 21, 2020  agenda President’s contract Zoom link minutes handout

June 23, 2020  agenda Zoom link handout minutes video link

Fiscal Year 2021

July 23, 2020 Audit & Finance Committee agenda Zoom link minutes video link

July 28, 2020 Budget Work Session  agenda  Zoom link CANCELLED — Rescheduled for August 6

July 28, 2020  agenda pages 1-47  48-80  81-119  120-166  Faculty contract
    Zoom link CANCELLED — Rescheduled for August 6

August 6, 2020 Budget Work Session  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

August 6, 2020  agenda pages 1-47 48-85 86-120 121-167 Faculty contract
Zoom link handout minutes video link

August 25, 2020 agenda Zoom link minutes video link

September 22, 2020 Budget Work Session agenda minutes Zoom link video link

September 22, 2020 agenda minutes pages 1-32 33-76 77-131 Zoom link video link        

October 27, 2020  Audit & Finance Committee  agenda  Zoom link minutes video link

October 27, 2020  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

November 24, 2020  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

December 15, 2020 Special Meeting  agenda Zoom link handout 1 handout 2
handout 3 minutes video link

December (no regular meeting)

January 26, 2021  agenda Zoom link  cancelled due to inclement weather

February 4, 2021 (rescheduled from January 26, 2021)  agenda Zoom link
cancelled due to inclement weather

February 11, 2021 (rescheduled from February 4, 2021)  agenda Zoom link  minutes video link

February 23, 2021  (regular meeting cancelled; replaced with retreat — see below)

March 23, 2021 Audit & Finance Committee  agenda Zoom link minutes  video link

March 23, 2021  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

April 7, 2021 Trustee Vacancy Committee  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

April 22, 2021 Trustee Vacancy Committee  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

April 27, 2021  agenda pages 1-57 58-102 103-134 135-171 Zoom link 
handout 1 handout 2 minutes video link

May 20, 2021 Special Meeting  (new trustee orientation) agenda Zoom link minutes video link

May 25, 2021 agenda pages 1-58 59-113 114-155 Zoom link handout 1 handout 2 minutes video link

June 22, 2021 agenda pages 1-53 54-104 105-161 Zoom link minutes video link

June 30, 2021 Special Meeting agenda Zoom link minutes video link

Fiscal Year 2022

July 20, 2021 Audit & Finance Committee agenda Zoom link minutes video link

July 27, 2021 Budget Work Session agenda Zoom link minutes video link

July 27, 2021 agenda Zoom link handout minutes video link

August 17, 2021 agenda Zoom link minutes video link 

September 28, 2021 Budget Work Session  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

September 28, 2021  agenda Zoom link handout minutes video link

October 26, 2021 Special Meeting (Higher Learning Commission) agenda Zoom link minutes video link 

October 26, 2021 Audit & Finance Committee meeting CANCELLED

October 26, 2021 CANCELLED

November 2, 2021  (rescheduled from October 26, 2021) agenda Zoom link minutes video link

November 23, 2021  agenda President’s contract Custodial Maintenance contract Zoom link minutes video link

January 25, 2022  agenda Zoom link handout minutes video link

February 22, 2022  agenda Zoom link cancelled due to potential inclement weather; rescheduled for February 23, 2022 

February 23, 2022  agenda Zoom link handout 1 handout 2 handout 3 handout 4 minutes video link

March 22, 2022 Audit & Finance Committee  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

March 22, 2022  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

April 26, 2022  agenda Zoom link handout 1 minutes video link

May 24, 2022 Audit & Finance Committee  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

May 24, 2022  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

June 28, 2022  agenda Zoom link handout 1 handout 2 minutes video link

Fiscal Year 2023

July 26, 2022 Budget Work Session – cancelled; rescheduled to August 16

July 26, 2022 – cancelled; rescheduled to August 16

August 16, 2022 Budget Work Session  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

August 16, 2022  agenda Zoom link handout 1 minutes video link

September 27, 2022 Budget Work Session agenda Zoom link handout 1 minutes video link

September 27, 2022 agenda Zoom link handout 1 minutes video link

October 18, 2022 Audit & Finance Committee – cancelled

October 18, 2022 agenda pages 1-59 60-109 110-147 Zoom link minutes video link

November 22, 2022 Audit & Finance Committee agenda Zoom link minutes video link

November 22, 2022 agenda pages 1-47 48-90 91-138 President’s contract Custodial Maintenance contract Zoom link minutes video link

January 10, 2023 special meeting agenda Zoom link minutes video link

January 24, 2023  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

February 28, 2023  agenda Zoom link minutes handout 1 handout 2 handout 3 
handout 4 handout 5 video link

March 28, 2023 regular meeting canceled; combined with March 30 retreat

March 30, 2023 combined with March 30 retreat; see agenda below

April 25, 2023  agenda Zoom link handout 1 handout minutes video link

May 23, 2023 Audit & Finance Committee agenda Zoom link minutes

May 23, 2023 agenda pages 1-59 60-99 Zoom link minutes

Fiscal Year 2024

July 25, 2023 Budget Work Session  agenda Zoom link minutes

July 25, 2023  agenda President’s contract Zoom link minutes

August 2, 2023 Special Meeting agenda faculty contract Zoom link minutes

August 22, 2023 Decennial Committee agenda Zoom link minutes

August 22, 2023 agenda Zoom link minutes

September 26, 2023 Budget Work Session agenda Zoom link minutes

October 24, 2023 Audit & Finance Committee agenda Zoom link minutes 

October 24, 2023 agenda pages 1-57 58-89 90-147 Zoom link minutes

November 28, 2023 Decennial Committee agenda Zoom link minutes

November 28, 2023 agenda Zoom link minutes

January 10, 2024 Special Meeting agenda Zoom link canceled due to potential inclement weather

January 23, 2024 agenda Zoom link canceled due to inclement weather

January 30, 2024 agenda Zoom link

February 14, 2024 Special Meeting agenda Zoom link

February 27, 2024  agenda pages 1-21 22-47 48-82 Zoom link

March 26, 2024 Decennial Committee

March 26, 2024

April 23, 2024

May 28, 2024

Fiscal Year 2025

July 23, 2024

August 27, 2024

September 24, 2024

October 15, 2024

November 26, 2024

January 28, 2025

February 25, 2025

March 25, 2025

April 22, 2025

HCC Board Retreats

September 12, 2019  agenda minutes

December 12, 2019  agenda handout minutes

March 11, 2020  agenda minutes

June 11, 2020  agenda Zoom link minutes

September 9, 2020  agenda minutes Custodial/Maintenance contract Zoom link handout video link

December 10, 2020  agenda Zoom link handout 1 handout 2 handout 3 minutes video link

February 23, 2021  agenda Zoom link handout 1 handout 2 handout 3 handout 4 minutes video link

June 10, 2021  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

September 8, 2021  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

December 8, 2021  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

March 9, 2022  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

June 8, 2022 agenda Zoom link minutes video link

September 14, 2022  agenda Zoom link minutes video link 

December 14, 2022  agenda Zoom link canceled – rescheduled to December 20, 2022

December 20, 2022  agenda Zoom link minutes video link

March 8, 2023 canceled

March 30, 2023 agenda pages 1-41 42-110 Zoom link minutes video link President’s evaluation instrument

June 21, 2023 agenda Zoom link handout minutes

September 13, 2023 agenda Zoom link minutes

December 14, 2023 agenda Zoom link minutes

March 14, 2024

June 13, 2024

September 12, 2024

December 12, 2024

March 13, 2025