NEIU Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

The following is a brief sampling of NEIU Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes.  The minutes reflect an ongoing effort to skirt the open meetings and open records laws of the State of Illinois by destroying meeting minutes and voting to keep meeting minutes confidential and out of the public eye.  The minutes also reveal that NEIU’s Board of Trustees continue to reward failed leadership at NEIU in the form of significant increases in Sharon Hahs’ compensation.

Excerpts from NEIU Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes:
NEIU BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES – November 14, 2013
“Mr. Biggins, seconded by Mr. Duque, moved that the confidential written minutes of the executive session dated November 8, 2012 have been reviewed and it has been determined that they should remain confidential.”
“Ms. Fumo, seconded by Mr. Duque, moved to approve the destruction of verbatim records for the meeting held on April 12, 2012”

NEIU BOARD OF TRUSTEES METING MINUTES – September 19, 2013
“Mr. Biggins, seconded by Mr. Duque, moved to approve the destruction of verbatim records for the meeting held on February 9, 2012.”

NEIU BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES – June 6, 2013
“Mr. Duque, seconded by Ms. Fumo, presented the following motion:
I move that the President of the University, and her designees, are authorized and empowered to negotiate a contract for the purchase and subsequent lease of the property at 3426 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, Illinois, in accordance with the terms of the letter of intent executed between the University and the owner of the property, and
consistent with the parameters outlined during the Board’s executive session held June 6, 2013.”

Roll was called and the vote was as follows:
Azcoitia Yes Duque Yes Garcia Yes Ruscitti Yes Nuñez Yes
Biggins Yes Fumo Yes Lee Yes Stein Yes
The motion carried.
“Trustee Stein, seconded by Ms. Fumo, presented the following motion:
I move that, subject to the terms of her Employment Agreement, the President’s employment be extended for an additional three year period from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017.”
Roll was called and the vote was as follows:
Azcoitia No Duque Yes Garcia No Ruscitti Yes Nuñez No
Biggins Yes Fumo Yes Lee Yes Stein Yes
The motion carried.

“Mr. Garcia, seconded by Mr. Stein, moved to approve the destruction of verbatim records for the meeting held on November 10, 2011”

NEIU BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES – April 11, 2013
“Mr. Nuñez, seconded by Mr. Duque, moved to approve the destruction of verbatim records for the meeting held on September 15, 2011”