Recommendation for MCC Tuition Hike, Infrastructure Fee Imposition to Finance Campus Improvements

Dr. Tony Miksa, McHenry County College’s Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs recommended a $5 per credit hour tuition hike, plus a new $10 infrastructure fee for next year’s students. Currently, students are charged $101 for tuition, plus a $9 … Continue reading

MCC Set to Tax to the Max

Since McHenry County College was scheduled to hear the recommendation of its finance guy Bob Tentua last night, I thought I’d spread some warm fuzzies about my and other taxpayers’ appreciation that the Board had kept last year’s tax burden … Continue reading

$1,875 and Good-Bye

I attended the meeting of the McHenry County College Board tonight because of the following agenda item: ACCEPT AND APPROVE DR. SMITH’S NOTICE OF INTENT TO RETIRE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2015, AND GRANT DR. SMITH A POST RETIREMENT STIPEND … Continue reading

MCC President Scheduled for Post-Retirement Stipend

Next Thursday’s McHenry County College Board meeting will consider giving outgoing President Vicky Smith a “post-retirement stipend.” It is nowhere near as large as the Golden Parachute that ex-President Walt Packard was granted, but it did surprise me. Here’s what … Continue reading

MCC President Tries to Insert Herself in Trustee Election

At the end of March, the McHenry County League of Women Voters held a candidates’ night for McHenry County College Trustee aspirants. At the meeting, one, Karen Tirio, said Concerning tuition increases, Tirio said her attendance at meetings gave her … Continue reading

MCC President’s Secret Evaluation Tuesday

There are three items of significance on Tuesday night’s 6:30 meeting of the McHenry County College Board: PUBLIC COMMENTS Three (3) Minutes Per Person or Less PRESIDENT’S REPORT CLOSED SESSION A. 120/2(C) Exception #1, Personnel (President’s Evaluation) Previous boards have … Continue reading