Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

January 20, 2011

 
RECOGNITION
     

Irvine Valley College Women's Golf Team

State Champions!

The Board of Trustees presented a resolution to commend and congratulate the 2010-2011 Irvine Valley College Women's Golf Team and Coach Ben Burnett for an outstanding athletic season that earned them a state championship, and their excellent representation of Irvine Valley College. 

 

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Tere Fluegeman

2010 Outstanding Manager of the Year

The Board of Trustees presented a resolution to commend and congratulate Tere Fluegeman on her achievements and well-deserved recognition from her colleagues as 2010 Outstanding Manager of the Year in her position as Director of Public Information & Marketing at ATEP.

 
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Jerilyn Chuman

2010 Outstanding Administrator of the Year

The Board of Trustees presented a resolution to commend and congratulate Jerilyn Chuman, Dean of Counseling Services and Special Programs at Saddleback College, on her achievements and well-deserved recognition from her colleagues as 2010 Outstanding Administrator of the Year.

 
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THE BOARD APPROVED . . .

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  • all consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions, except for Item 6.10, B.4., and B.6 which were pulled.  If you wish to know specifics, please contact the Office of the President or Vice Chancellor, Human Resources.

  • an agreement with the County of Orange to authorize Workforce Investment Act disbursements to Irvine Valley College to pay for the tuition, fees, and books related to approved certificates and/or degrees.

  • an increase in Irvine Valley College parking penalties by $3.00 to accommodate increases passed on by the State.     
  • nonresident tuition fee of $179 per semester unit for 2011/2012.


  • renewal of Palo Alto firewalls services, using the CMAS reseller Accuvant, at a cost not to exceed $85,000 for the 2011 calendar year.
 
PRESENTATIONS, DISCUSSION, REPORTS
 
  • Trustees congratulated newly appointed Trustee Frank M. Meldau, IVC's women's golf team state champions, and the 2010 Manager and Administrator of the Year on their accomplishments; Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes gave a report on the Orange County Community Colleges Legislative Task Force activities at the upcoming CCLC conference with an event to honor members of the state Education committee; Trustees encouraged attendance at the upcoming Presidents Cup basketball game between Saddleback and IVC; Chancellor Gary Poertner gave an update on the dire projections coming out of Sacramento regarding the state budget. He expressed concern over discussion of Prop 98 cuts or suspensions which could lower statewide community college budgets by 6-14%; he said the impact of these potential cuts on our district, which uses basic aid funding, is unknown at this time.
  • District Director of Facilities and Planning Brandye D'Lena presented information and led a discussion on Project Planning at Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College and Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP). She gave an update on projects identified in the 2006 master facilities plan and presented information on capital improvements projects for the board to consider and prioritize such as the Science building at Saddleback and the first building at ATEP. She discussed funding disadvantages, stressing the state's current lack of assistance with capital project funding; and funding advantages, including the New Market Tax Credits program for ATEP. David Hunt from gkkworks architects outlined the financial advantages of building now while costs are lower due to the economic downturn and provided recent pricing examples.
  • Dr. David P. Bugay, Acting Vice Chancellor of Business Services and consultant Dante Gumucio from Public Economics, Inc., gave an update on the immediate New Market Tax Credit funding opportunities that could net $11.6M in funding for a building at ATEP.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's written report included mention of: a new tradition to host dinner for part-time faculty during in-service week; presentation of the SC President's Awards for Leadership and Innovation to Librarian Elizabeth Horan, Community Education Director Estella Castillo-Garrison, and Senior Fiscal/Veterans Specialist Don Lindboe; invitation to attend the Presidents' Cup annual basketball competition between the Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College men's and women's basketball teams; a welcome to Dean of Business Science, Economic & Workforce Development, Rocky Cifone, and Acting Director of Economic & Workforce Development, Tracy Daly; and highlights of many successful, well-attended entertainment events at the McKinney Theatre.
  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's written report included mention of: IVC's first-ever French film festival to be held from March 25 to April 2, 2011; the 24th annual Astounding Inventions competition will be held on January 29; kudos to the IVC Model UN Team for winning top awards at the Annual OC Model United Nations Conference; John Perry, distinguished artist and teacher to offer a benefit concert on January 29; a welcome to the Dean of Academic Programs, Student Learning, and Research, Dr. Kathleen Werle and Director of Technology Services, Bruce Hagan; and congratulations to IVC Music Majors Mathieu Girardet and Jeff Ramo for selection to the College Band Directors National Association Small College Intercollegiate Band (SCIB).
  • ATEP  - Associate Vice Chancellor Randy Peebles' written report included mention of: Phase One demolition of former marine base buildings is on schedule with Phase Two planned between March and June 2011; preliminary proposal for a 10 acre land swap to improve the configuration of the District's ATEP property and provide a more favorable site for development; discussions with the City of Tustin regarding future land use, site planning and potential land exchanges that would better serve both public agencies; IVC's administration and oversight of the existing 1.5 acre campus with courses offered by both Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College.
 
VIEWING ONLINE AND ON TV
 

The Board meeting will be available for viewing online later in the week. Television broadcast is scheduled for 7pm on both Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, January 30 at 7pm.

 
South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

Thomas A. Fuentes, William O. Jay, David B. Lang, Frank M. Meldau, Marcia Milchiker,
Nancy M. Padberg, T.J. Prendergast, III; Eve Sheih, Student Trustee

Gary L. Poertner, Chancellor

 
Board Meeting Update Prepared by:
Tere Fluegeman, Acting District Director, Public Affairs
949-582-4920
tfluegeman@socccd.edu