22 , 2004
Clerk Tom Fuentes announced unanimous votes of these actions:
Rajen Vurdien is appointed Vice President of Instruction at
Saddleback College .
Gwen Vendley is appointed interim Vice President of Student
Services at Irvine Valley College , effective July 1.
Trustees recognized Dixie Bullock, Saddleback President, and
Vern Hodge, IVC Vice President of Student Services, for their
years of dedicated service and wished both well in their retirements.
Donald P. Wagner mentioned that he and Trustees Nancy Padberg
and Tom Fuentes met recently with the leadership of the faculty
association. They had an opportunity for a full and
frank discussion of issues. He thanked Tracy Daly and
Terry Wedel for arranging the Cox Forum interview with him
and Chancellor Mathur. They had an opportunity to talk
about the district, as well as issues affecting community
colleges around the state. He congratulated President
Bullock who will be receiving the Mission Hospital Spirit
of Giving award this week.
President Nancy Padberg commented that the retreat this year
was one of the better ones that she has attended. She
mentioned that Chancellor Mathur and incoming Saddleback College
President Richard McCullough will be interviewed on Leisure
World Channel 6 on June 23.
Fuentes mentioned the passing of Ronald Reagan. Governor
Reagan was a part of the early days of Saddleback College
and his presence in our formative years has contributed to
what we are today.
William O. Jay reminisced that he interviewed President Bullock
when she originally came on board at Saddleback College .
At the board retreat last week, he was impressed with
fellow board members. He commented that they all have
a great sense of duty and are trying to make the best decisions
possible while being fiscally responsible.
Marcia Milchiker mentioned that the 4 administrators and almost
40 faculty who are retiring will be missed. She is
discussing technology issues with trustees from other districts
to learn ideas for our Colleges and the Advanced Technology
and Education Park (ATEP) in Tustin.
John Williams proudly announced that the Saddleback baseball
team won the state championship, and that at least two Gauchos
are on the Cal State Fullerton team now competing for a national
Raghu Mathur met with the leadership of the Faculty Association
and commented that there is positive synergy being cultivated
for negotiations. Further, he stated that every board
member has the highest regard for all faculty and employee
groups, and has the utmost appreciation for the important
role that faculty plays in the achievement of our students.
College President Dixie Bullock expressed her appreciation
to the Board, Saddleback College , and everyone throughout
the district for their warm wishes on her retirement.
In her written report, President Bullock mentioned the Fine
Arts summer programs, athletic achievements including the
baseball team's state championship, and accreditation approval
of the paramedic division.
Valley College President Glenn Roquemore's written report
included mention of a follow-up survey of over 700
recent graduates; IVC badminton team won its third consecutive
state title; IVC Foundation's plan to expand the donor base;
and IVC Foundation award of $274,000 in scholarships.
THE BOARD APPROVED. . .
consent calendar items. If you wish to know specifics,
please contact the Office of the President or Deputy Chancellor.
District goals in the areas of educational services; business
services; human resources; facilities/purchasing; information
technology; professional growth and development; marketing,
government and community relations; diversity; and budget.
The board will review them again in the fall and future goals
are to be developed on a calendar year basis.
of $453,866.51 in basic aid funds to the Registrar of Voters
for the special election conducted on March 30, 2004 to fill
the Board vacancy.
Item 30, a process for allocating basic aid funds for priority
projects, to allow for further refinement and Board input.
budget. Chancellor Mathur mentioned that fee increases
of $26 and $22 per credit hour are being proposed in the state
Senate and Assembly, respectively, but the proposal for a
$50 fee for students with bachelor's degree has been rejected.
The legislature is trying to complete the state budget
by June 30. Deputy Chancellor Gary Poertner highlighted
that the budget includes an early payment of $23 million toward
the retirement of certificates of participation debt, which
results in significant savings.
an independent contractor to perform a CSEA reclassification
can watch the board meeting on television Friday, June 25
and Saturday, June 26, 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