24 , 2004
Clerk Thomas Fuentes announced that the Board of Trustees appointed
Dr. Richard McCullough, by unanimous vote, to be the Saddleback
College President beginning on July
1, 2004 .
McCullough said to all in attendance, “It is truly an honor, along
with a great sense of responsibility, to be named president of
. I will cherish
the honor and I will accept the responsibility.”
Turner was approved as director of public information and marketing
for Saddleback College
, effective June
1, 2004 .
- Sona Smetanova, an IVC student,
was sworn in by President Donald P. Wagner as the student member
of the South Orange County Community College District Board
- All Board members congratulated
Dr. McCullough, welcomed Student Trustee Smetanova, and commented
on what a special time of year this is because of scholarship
events, commencements, and retirements.
- Trustee David Lang extended his
congratulations to the many faculty and administrators who are
retiring this year and said they will be greatly missed.
- Trustee Marcia Milchiker mentioned
that she had not missed a commencement since her election in
- Vice President Nancy Padberg said
she was on the hiring committee for the new president and therefore
had great respect for the work that goes into the hiring process
and the work ahead to replace retirees.
- Trustee John Williams said former
student trustee Phil Erquiaga was unable to attend commencement
because he had been in a car accident, and wished him well.
Trustee Smetanova said she looked forward to working with everyone
as a team. She has developed a student survey to find
out additional programs and ideas. She will be in Washington
soon and will discuss with legislators the district's homeland
security program and more funding for our colleges.
Raghu Mathur shared the good news that summer school enrollment
was up 22% to date. The colleges are offering approximately
50% more classes than last year, which is attracting more
students. The Governor's goal of adopting the state
budget by the end of June looks like it will be achieved.
Community Colleges are expecting an increase of 3.5%
per student with a 7% increase in total state-determined funds.
The district received a bill for $423,408.17 from the
for the special board election in March. The State
Community College System Office approved the preliminary plans
for the IVC performing arts theatre.
Bullock thanked all the faculty and
staff who were part of accreditation self-study efforts, and
introduced many in attendance at the meeting. She announced
that the baseball team qualified for the state tournament in
for the second year in a row. The paramedic program just
received confirmation that it is nationally accredited and the
nursing program had a 100% pass rate last quarter on the state
- Irvine Valley College President
Glenn Roquemore thanked all the faculty and staff who were part
of accreditation efforts. His written report included
mention of: Emeritus Institute's community showcase event, adjunct
professor Tam Do was honored at the United Nations for his humanitarian
efforts to deliver medical care in Vietnam; and the Phi Theta
Kappa Honor Society was awarded the highly coveted “most outstanding
new reactivated chapter” at the PTK regional convention.
- Addressing the board were: Dr.
Carmen Dominguez, Saddleback College Academic Senate; Wendy
Gabriella, IVC Academic Senate; Mary Williams, CSEA; Bill Hewitt,
Faculty Association; and Rachel Hipolite, Saddleback College
Associated Student Government.
THE BOARD APPROVED. . .
- all consent calendar items.
If you wish to know specifics, please contact the Office of
the President or Deputy Chancellor.
of the biennial governing board election to be held on Tuesday,
November 2, 2004 .
agreement for the manufacture and supply of relocatable classroom
buildings for the Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP)
satellite campus in Tustin .
- ten district goals for 2004-05,
for review and study.
of a bid for the roof replacement on the BGS
Items of Note. . .
and IVC accreditation self-study
- architectural design of the initial
facilities at ATEP.
- IVC Senior Electrician Michael
Boquet was presented a board resolution for his generous donation
of tuna over the past seven years that feeds crowds in excess
not present at the board meeting, President Roquemore accepted
the resolution on Michael Boquet's behalf and presented it to
him the next day.
- SOCCCD Forensics Team was presented
with a board resolution for winning the National Parliamentary
Debate Association yearlong sweepstakes and the national tournament
sweepstakes for the third consecutive year, in addition to many
other accomplishments. The team was directed by IVC Professor
Gary Rybold and Saddleback College Professor Larry Radden and
coached to tournament victories by Edwin Tiongson, William Neesen,
John Lewellen, Apryl Nite, and Michele Doty.
team co-director and IVC Professor Gary Rybold accepted resolutions
on behalf of team's many accomplishments this year.
board meeting is being televised on Friday, May 28, and Saturday,
May 29, at 7pm, Saddleback
College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.
Mathur and the South Orange County Community College District
Board of Trustees
Board Meeting Update Prepared by:
Tracy Daly, Director
Marketing, Government & Community Relations