- President Donald
P. Wagner thanked the IVC staff who planned the
Veteran's Day event and Saddleback College Foundation Director
Michelle Anstadt and the Board of Governors
for a successful 5th Annual Western Gala. He congratulated
Trustees Jay and Williams on their re-elections by overwhelming
majority of voters. He also congratulated Trustee Lang who
recently assumed the presidency of the Orange County Chapter
of the American Jewish Committee.
- Vice President Nancy
M. Padberg commended the Saddleback College Foundation
on their recent gala event. She was pleased to participate
in the Veteran's Day event at IVC. She expressed appreciation
for the faculty and encouraged them to continue to attend
and participate in Board meetings. She is looking forward
to the conclusion of faculty negotiations.
Thomas Fuentes thanked the Saddleback
College Foundation for their gala event and IVC for their
Veteran's Day tribute, noting the choir's performance. He
extended his thanks to the Honorable Rod Paige, outgoing
Secretary of Education in President Bush's administration.
He traveled recently to Washington, D.C. and commented that
this administration is a supporter of community colleges.
- Trustee William
O. Jay thanked everyone who worked for his re-election.
- Trustee David Lang
complimented Professor Lewis Long for the homemade
computers that he has made available to families. He recognized
the faculty and staff for their dedication and professionalism,
and mentioned that the Board is committed to achieving a
new contract very soon.
Marcia Milchiker attended a banquet during
which the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute was honored
with the SAGE (Senior Achievement and General Excellence)
award for its contribution to enhancing the quality of life
for seniors. The SAGE award is presented by the Seniors
Housing Council of the Building Industry Association of
Southern California. She attended a Ramadan banquet at Saddleback
which was also attended
by 82 students, 75 of whom were non Muslims. She announced
the plant sale at Saddleback
on Thursday and Friday,
November 18 and 19.
- Trustee John Williams
thanked all who helped with his campaign and said
he is looking forward to serving four more years. He mentioned
that significant progress is being made for a new faculty
- Student Trustee Brittany
Poulton is developing a website which will provide
information on issues being presented at board meetings
that affect students. She wants to provide an opportunity
for students to feel connected with decision makers.
the many faculty members who spoke at the meeting and for
their hard work and dedication to students. He has made
recommendations regarding the settlement of the faculty
contract to the Board and will be working with the negotiating
teams to bring resolution to this matter. A workshop
on ATEP is being planned to present ideas from faculty and
staff on programs and courses, and seek the Board's determination
- IVC President Glenn
Roquemore thanked Trustees Wagner, Fuentes, and
Padberg and Chancellor Mathur for attending the Veteran's
Day event. Dr. Roquemore's written report included mention
of: women's golf team won the Orange Empire Conference title
for the first time (shared with Saddleback College); Star
Trek actor Walter Koenig created four public service announcements
to promote the Emeritus Institute and IVC; campus safety
and security officers participated in Irvine Community Drug
Prevention program's Red Ribbon Week by delivering pizzas
to local residents along with Irvine Police and Orange County
Fire Authority; Phi Theta Kappa honor society members organized
an early voting effort that was commended by the Registrar
of Voters; a Buddhist Priest lectured on monastic lifestyle
and Japanese art.
the Board for attending the Western Gala and President Wagner
for attending the student Republication and Democrat debate.
Dr. McCullough's written report included mention of: appointment
of Dr. Maria Besnard to the post of Director
of Student Affairs; 73 percent of students used online registration
for fall semester; 51 attended the first transfer workshop
offered for student athletes; cosmetology program has its
highest student retention in four years; women's golf team
won its fifth consecutive Orange Empire Conference title
(this year shared with IVC); three students qualified for
a national championship tennis tournament in Florida; $500,000
grant was received for training in rapid prototyping and
modeling; and certification for International Computing
Driving License will be offered in the spring.
Provost Robert J. Kopecky reported that
the state architect has approved the plans for ATEP, the
U.S. Navy will be demolishing buildings in December at their
cost, and he and the Chancellor will be meeting with the
City of Tustin
to discuss how to expedite the City's courtesy review process.
- Addressing the Board were
a number of faculty and students and: Professor
Lewis Long, Faculty Association, Beep
Colclough, CSEA; Susan Pak,
Associated Students of IVC, Rachel Hipolite,
Associate Student Government of Saddleback College. Professor
Long received a standing ovation after an IVC
student spoke movingly about his gift to her family of a
computer that he built.
THE BOARD APPROVED. . .
consent calendar items, academic personnel actions, and classified
personnel actions. To be considered at a future meeting with
additional information are Item 5, Saddleback College Community
Education spring 2005 courses, and Item 9, Saddleback
study abroad program
and Cambodia .
If you wish to know specifics, please contact the Office of
the Presidents or Deputy Chancellor.
for Saddleback College
to purchase and install
250 desktop computers.
- $183,851.00 for the District
to purchase and install an IBM Storage Area Network (SAN)
for backup and archival of critical district information,
and to provide a foundation for the disaster recovery plan.
ITEMS OF NOTE . . .
Board received a report on locally funded projects which included
progress at ATEP and the two Colleges on new construction,
repair, remodel, and parking. Of note at Saddleback
administrative offices will not move to the third floor of
the James B. Utt Library and a committee of faculty and administrators
are working with the architect to update the remodel program.
At IVC: the architect and a committee of faculty and administrators
are updating the program for the Business and Technology
project. At ATEP: an
invitation for bidders has been advertised for site improvements
Mathur and District Director of Facilities and Purchasing
Raul Villalba discussed the escalating costs of construction,
in some projects as much as 30 to 40%. Educational institutions
are experiencing this around the state. At an upcoming breakfast
for state legislators, the Orange County Community Colleges
Legislative Task Force will provide a briefing on this issue.
compliance with state law, January
1, 2005 the District
will offer benefits to the registered domestic partners of
- The non-resident tuition fees
for 2005-2006 are estimated to be $148 per unit, up from the
current fiscal year fee of $146.
- Correspondence in the Board
agenda packet included a thank you from the Orange County
Workforce Investment Board for the District's sponsorship
of their Conference in September; a letter to the editor of
Leisure World News complimenting the Saddleback
College Emeritus Institute ; letters from IVC student
Neema Barbod thanking those who supported
the Phi Theta Kappa Early Voting Booth at IVC; an e-mail from
nursing student Cheryl Schumm complimenting President
McCullough as “an amazing educator”; a letter from
an appreciative parent whose children attended the Saddleback
College Child Development Center; and a note from
a student who received a 100% on a difficult math exam thanks
to the tutoring program at Saddleback College.
can watch the board meeting on television Friday, November
19 and Saturday, November 20, at 7pm
, Saddleback College
Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.
Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees
(left to right):
Milchiker, Thomas A. Fuentes, David B. Lang, Donald P. Wagner,
John S. Williams,
O. Jay, Nancy M. Padberg and, center, Raghu P. Mathur, Ed.D.,