- Heard a report from Bruce Rape, dean of business and technology, about his division adding a hybrid wind course and receiving a $525,000 advanced manufacturing grant during the next four years to develop a second mechatronics class and to equip a lab.
- Approved a resolution ascertaining prevailing wages.
- Approved a list of equipment purchases for the 2014 fiscal year. Every year the college’s division heads compile a list of equipment needs.
The equipment, which totals about $992,500, includes more than just computers. Welding equipment, nursing mannequins and other items that support students and student learning also are on the list.
The equipment will be paid for with $396,600 from a $1 million technology bond the college sold in December, $383,000 in 1994 referendum funds, $89,000 in grant and special revenue funds, $8,200 from auxiliary operations (bookstore), $40,700 from general operations and up to $75,000 from capital equipment replacement reserves.
- Approved the purchase and installation of furniture for the DACC Hoopeston Higher Learning Center, which will open in the fall. The low bidder was Hendricksen of Peoria at $39,675 to furnish two classrooms, one computer lab, one office and one reception area.
- Approved the purchase of computer equipment. The low bidder was GovConnection of Dakota Dunes, S.D., at $115,549 for 123 desktop computers and 17 laptop computers for the Danville campus and the Hoopeston facility.
- Appointed Stifel, Nicolaus and Co. of Bloomington as the underwriter for college bonds.