in for new four year terms through 2008 by District
Attorney Tony Rackauckas were incumbent
trustees, from left: William O. Jay, John S.
Williams, David B. Lang, and
Thomas A. Fuentes (joined by his son).
Board elected the 2005 slate of officers.
Lang, President (left)
Padberg, Vice President
of the Board Thomas Fuentes announced the appointment
of Dr. Gwendolyn Vendley as Vice President
of Student Services at Irvine Valley College.
IVC President Glenn Roquemore congratulated
her after the announcement.
Irvine Valley College 2004 Women's Golf Team
was presented with a resolution for winning
the Orange Empire Conference title with a 20 stroke
lead ahead of its closest competitor.
Saddleback College Emeritus Institute was
presented with a resolution for receiving the Program
of the Year SAGE award by the Seniors Housing Council
of the Building Industry Association of Southern California.
SAGE stands for Senior Achievement and General Excellence.
Sandra Marzilli, at podium, accepted the resolution
while Dean Kathleen Winston looked
Donald P. Wagner thanked the students
and parents who spoke for the Saddleback
“Best Buddies” program
in partnership with the Capistrano Unified School District
Career Placement Program. He emphasized that we are privileged
to have the program in our district.
President Nancy M. Padberg attended two
Gaucho football games and, with Trustee Williams and President
McCullough, presented the team with the trophy when they
won the Mission Conference National Bowl. She participated
in the Saddleback College
holiday party and
nursing graduation/pinning ceremony (which received a very
nice write up in the newspaper).
Thomas Fuentes extended compliments to
those who organized the recent Orange County Legislative
Task Force breakfast for legislators and trustees of the
four Orange County community college districts. State legislators
who attended were Senator Dick Ackerman, Senator Joe Dunn
and newly elected Assemblyman Chuck Devore.
William O. Jay mentioned Jack Clancy, a
professor emeritus of philosophy, who recently died. He
was a founding member of the Saddleback
faculty and taught
until he was 75 years old.
- Trustee David Lang
wished everyone happy holidays.
commented that the “Best Buddies” program is a great asset
to our students. She had an opportunity to attend nursing
instruction held at Saddleback
on the day when students
worked in the labor and delivery room.
John Williams thanked District Attorney
Tony Rauckackus for performing the swearing in ceremony
for trustees. He acknowledged that the board did get involved
in negotiations and thanked the Chancellor and district
team for taking forth board direction. He congratulated
the Saddleback College
football team, one
of the top four teams in the state, for their 11-2 record.
pleased to announce that the conceptual agreement has been
reached on all aspects of the faculty contract which should
be finalized in January. The new contract will be for three
years (2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/7) with a salary increase
of 5% each year. The new contract eliminates the first five
steps of the salary schedule to make recruitment more attractive.
The doctoral requirement will be eliminated for the top
steps on the new pay scale and the district will continue
to pay all health benefit costs.
- IVC President Glenn
Roquemore's written report included mention of:
an anonymous donation of $50,000 to the wind symphony bringing
its total endowment to more than $100,000; successful open
house and parents' night event to encourage enrollment;
and Veteran's Day remembrance ceremony coordinated by Director
of Financial Aid Darryl Cox.
College President Richard McCullough clarified
that the Career Placement Program will merely be relocated
during the library renovation. Dr. McCullough 's written
report included mention of: recent approval of the aquarium
and aquaculture science degree program, making Saddleback
College the first community college to offer this program;
Dean Ken Patton 's appointment to the county's
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy committee; and
upcoming renovation of McKinney Theatre and sold out performances.
Provost Robert J. Kopecky's written report
included mention of: meetings with the City of Tustin
to review plans; additional costs of construction due to
delays from original competition date of January 2005 to
current target date of August 2005; and exploring partnerships
with 12 organizations.
the Board were a number of faculty, students, members of
the community, and: Dr. Carmen
Dominguez , Saddleback
College Academic Senate, Wendy Gabriella, IVC Academic Senate,
and Mary Williams ,
addition to election of officers, the Board made the following
appointments: Chancellor Mathur as secretary of the Board
and Deputy Chancellor Poertner as assistant secretary; Trustee
Milchiker as representative to the nominating committee
to the Committee on School District Organization, and Trustee
Williams as alternate representative; Trustee Milchiker
as the political action representative to the Orange County
School Boards Association; Trustee Williams as the liaison
to the Orange County Community College Trustees Association;
Trustee Fuentes as the representative to the Orange County
Legislative Task Force and Trustee Wagner as the alternate
representative; and Trustee Jay as treasurer to the SOCCCD
THE BOARD APPROVED. . .
consent calendar items, academic personnel actions, and classified
personnel actions. To be considered at a future meeting with
additional information is Item 4, the Saddleback College study
abroad program in Vietnam and Cambodia for summer 2005. If
you wish to know specifics, please contact the Office of the
Presidents or Deputy Chancellor.
resolution to enter into a contract, without going through
a formal bidding process, to remediate mold in the Saddleback
College Business/General Studies Building by the
first day of spring semester.
- award of bid for $1,914,200
for site improvements and signage at ATEP to Los Angeles Engineering,
- additional funding of $6,749,000
for the construction of the Performing Arts Theatre at IVC
bringing the revised total to $29,326,000.
- additional funding of $985,000
toward the repair project of the Saddleback College TAS building,
bringing the revised project total to $1,956,000.
application for $149,930 submitted to the National Science
Foundation for the adaptation and lab improvements for the
aquarium and acquaculture program at Saddleback College.
- renewing the contract with
School Services of California to serve as legislative advocates
and represent the District regarding Basic Aid.
- Acceptance for review and
study the District's financial statements and accompanying
audit report. The auditor gave a very positive report. Trustees
Fuentes, Milchiker and Wagner (who served on the audit committee)
thanked Gary Poertner and Katie Slavin for their hard work.
- acceptance of the initial
proposal from CSEA and the setting of a public hearing on
the proposal at the next board meeting.
ITEMS OF NOTE . . .
Board received a report on locally funded projects. Of note
at Saddleback College , traffic studies are scheduled to start
on January 10, 2005 and at IVC, working drawings for the Performing
Arts Center and Theatre have been submitted for state plan
formal appraisal of the 68 acres of the Advanced Technology
and Education Park (ATEP) site came in at just over $60 million.
- Correspondence in the Board
agenda packet included letters and notes: commending Saddleback
College instructors for their challenging assignments
and individual attention to students from a UC Santa Barbara
professor; congratulating the IVC men's soccer program
on their 200 th win from a trustee from Rancho Santiago
Community College District; anonymously thanking the Saddleback
College Financial Assistance office, delivered with
a large basket of snacks; from a student thanking Saddleback
College math Professor Karla Westphal for
her encouragement and patience.
can watch the board meeting on television Friday, December
17 and Saturday, December 18, at 7pm , Saddleback College
Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.
Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees
A. Fuentes, William O. Jay, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker,
Nancy M. Padberg, Donald P. Wagner, John S. Williams
P. Mathur, Ed.D., Chancellor
Board Meeting Update Prepared by:
Tracy Daly, Director
Marketing, Government and Community Relations