Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

January 25, 2010


Special Introduction

Steven Crout, an SC film student, was introduced to the Board of Trustees by President Tod Burnett.  His moving photograph of the Veterans Memorial received special recognition from the City of Mission Viejo.  He is also working on a documentary of the Memorial. 

South Orange County Community College District

Reports and Comments

  • President Donald P. Wagner asked that the meeting be adjourned in memory of OC community leader Ron Young and former trustee Joan Hueter.
  • Vice President Nancy M. Padberg attended SC basketball games, the Army Ground Forces Band Brass Brigade performance at SC, and is looking forward to attending IVC's Homecoming and Astounding Inventions events.
  • Clerk of the Board Marcia Milchiker mentioned that she and Trustee Hueter were elected at the same time in 1985. She gave a brief report about her attendance at a recent Community College League of California conference in Sacramento.
  • Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur reported that spring headcount districtwide is up approximately 4%, full time equivalent students (FTES) are up 11% and productivity is up 8.5%. The state budget deficit for 2010-11 is projected at $21 billion and our district is making plans on how we may address any potential impact.
  • SC President Tod Burnett's written report included mention of: Accreditation Tuesday during in-service week attended by more than 100 faculty to solicit feedback on the self study draft; Dr. Burnett attending the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio as the only community college president invitee; Veterans Memorial dedication scheduled for April 29; second annual President's Cup at IVC's homecoming game on January 27; and over 22% of students are now enrolled in a distance education/internet course.
  • IVC President Glenn Roquemore's written report included mention of: PROIVC Campaign pledges now total $292,234 and the Foundation will be awarding $60,000 in matching funds (up from $30,000); Forensic Team currently ranked third in the nation among community colleges and ninth among all two and four year schools by the National Parliamentary Debate Association; and the Financial Aid office launched scholarship application system using a new software system called STARS. 
  • ATEP Provost Randy Peebles' written report included mention of: the formation of committees with broad representation of the colleges to assist with the development and expansion of ATEP; upcoming survey to gain input for architectural programming; new course offerings from Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT); and upcoming panel presentation showcasing ATEP at the Association for California Community College Administrators spring conference . 




South Orange County Community College District
  • an agreement with Dr. Mathur pursuant to which his service as the district chancellor shall end June 30, 2010 and his retirement will be effective June 30, 2011.


  • all consent calendar items, academic and classified personnel actions.  If you wish to know specifics, please contact the Office of the President, Deputy Chancellor or Vice Chancellor, Human Resources.
  • IVC International Debate Team travel to Shanghai, Beijing and Xi'an China to participate in a debate tour. No district or student government funding was requested.
  • 20 SC nursing students travel to Florida to attend the National Student Nurses Association Conference in Florida which will be funded through the SC Associated Student Government and Foundation.
  • Four SC students travel to Nevada to attend the Western-Northwestern College Band Directors National Association Intercollegiate Band which will be funded through Instrumental Music Foundation accounts.
  • agreement for legal services with Jones Day relating to a complaint that was filed about official prayer at SC or District events. 
  • purchase of a pollution legal liability policy for 10 years for development of the ATEP property from Chartis Specialty Insurance Company for $138,000.
  • review of the SC Film Program Advisory Committee members to ensure a broad representation of the community. 
  • consultant agreement for $66,750 with RGP Planning and Development Services for the IVC Barranca Road project.
  • non resident tuition fee of $183 per semester unit and keep the capital outlay fee at $25 per semester unit and the application fee at $54 per semester in 2010-11.
  • sabbaticals for 16 faculty members for the 2001-11 academic year.
  • rejection of claim by Ryan Patrick Ponce which will be referred to the district's insurance administrator for processing.




  • President Tod Burnett and President Glenn Roquemore provided updates on the accreditation process at each college.
  • Deputy Chancellor Gary Poertner provided a report on the results of a statewide survey on how districts are planning and adjusting to accommodate state budget cuts, and efficiency measures throughout our district. Click here to view the presentation slides. 
Viewing Board Meeting on TV and Online

The Board meeting will be broadcast on Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30 at 7pm, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, January 31 at 7pm. The meeting will be available for viewing online later in the week.

South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

Thomas A. Fuentes, William O. Jay, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker, Nancy M. Padberg,

Donald P. Wagner, John S. Williams, Bi'Anca Bailey, Student Trustee

Raghu P. Mathur, Ed.D., Chancellor

Board Meeting Update Prepared by:
Tracy Daly, District Director of Public Affairs