Board Meeting Highlights

Board Meeting Highlights

December 14, 2015

THE BOARD APPROVED ..............................................................

South Orange County Community College District

  • The board of trustees conducted their annual organizational meeting and facilities corporation meeting. The new board leadership positions are Tim Jemal, President; Jim Wright, Vice President; and Dave Lang, Clerk.
  • All consent calendar items (with a minor correction to 5.1), general action items, and academic and classified personnel actions For additional information, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Trustee Terri Whitt's request for report on active shooter preparations and training at Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College.
  • Out-of-State Travel for the Saddleback College Department of Theatre Arts to attend the Regional 48 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii, February 10-15, 2016.
  • Printing of Saddleback College Community Education Brochures for FY 2015-2016 with four one-year options to renew with Southwest Offset Printing for a total amount of $259,914.25.
  • President Tod Burnett or his designee to serve as the approved representative to the South Orange County Regional Consortium for the AB104 Adult Education Block Grant through June 2016 and President Glenn Roquemore or his designee to serve as the approved representative for 2016-2017. The designees will alternate by college each year thereafter.
  • Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College revised fee schedule for instructional material and laboratory fees for 2016-2017.
  • Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College curriculum revisions and additions for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.
  • Irvine Valley College Geography 102 Out-of-State Travel Program to the Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico in Summer 2016.
  • Biotechnology equipment purchase at Irvine Valley College for FY 2015-2016 from Bio-Rad Laboratories for a total amount of $105,541.83.
  • Agreement with eNamix for an amount not to exceed $130,368 for the term of January 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016 to provide backfill for staff involved in the Workday implementation project.
  • Work order with Neudesic LLC for an amount not to exceed $247,497.50 for the term of January 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016 to provide expertise in software development and project management for upgrading MySite to version 3.0.
  • License to use agreement with Sprint PCS Assets, LLC for a cellular phone antenna located on the rooftop of the SC LRC building, with a five year contract term to provide income of $34,656 in year one and a three percent increase for the next four years.
  • The District-wide Strategic Plan 2014-2020 and District-wide Planning and Decision Making Manual 2015-2020.
  • Notice of Completion for BGS Fire Repairs project to Optima RPM, Inc. for a final contract total of $543,800.87.
  • Notice of Completion for Saddleback College Exterior Lighting and Controls, Retrofit Phase I project to Anderson & Howard Electric, Inc. for a final amount of $780,000.00.
  • Board Policy Revisions: BP-6170 Counseling, BP-4016 Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program, BP-5230 Intercollegiate Athletics, and BP-3410 Nondiscrimination.
  • Amendments to the Saddleback College 2016-2017 Full-time Faculty hiring list.
  • Employment contract for Gary L. Poertner as Chancellor, SOCCCD, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.
  • Revisions to the Integrated Salary Schedule for District Administrators and Managers.

PRESENTATIONS .....................................................................

  • Denice Inciong, District Director of Research, Planning and Data Management, Craig Hayward, Irvine Valley College Director of Research, Planning and Accreditation, and Nicole Ortega, Saddleback College Director of Planning, Research and Accreditation, provided an overview of the District-wide Strategic Plan 2014-2020 and District-wide Planning and Decision Making Manual 2015-2020.

REPORTS .............................................................................

  • All trustees thanked the former board leadership for their service and congratulated the new officers. Trustee Prendergast explained that one of his last acts as board president was to accept a bet with Community College of San Francisco that the team with the least amount of points in the state football final would wear the other team's bling during their next board meeting. The entire board was decked out in CCSF wear. Trustee Prendergast attended the Feast of Lights, calling it one of the best ever. He enjoyed the nurses pinning ceremony at SC, IVC's holiday party and attending the SC vs. CCSF football game. He congratulated the SC football team on their outstanding season. Trustee Jay offered prayers for the families affected by the San Bernardino shootings. She attended a topic presentation on equal rights for Latino Americans. She participated in the Bear Project at the SC LRC celebrating diversity in art. She attended Winter Dance, the OC Pathways event, Feast of Lights, Wind Ensemble and enjoyed participating in IVC's Adopt-a-Family at IVC. Trustee Jemal conveyed his appreciation for the votes to become board president. He thanked Trustee Prendergast for his two-year tenure, calling him a consummate diplomat. He enjoyed the SC nurses pinning. He attended the SC vs. CCSF game and commented on the amazing achievement it was to get this far. He said the SC team played with class and played hard. Trustee Wright interviewed at Laguna Wood TV Channel 6 highlighting fine arts events, veterans day celebrations, Dr. Karah Street and both college Emeritus Institutes. He attended the SC nurses pinning, Feast of Lights, IVC Symphony Orchestra, the SC vs. CCSF game. He commended the SC football team for winning 10 straight games this season, quite an accomplishment, he added. He enjoyed the board's preview of the new Sciences building and said it is spectacular. Trustee Lang attended the SC nurses pinning, a proud moment. He also attended the OC Pathways showcase and acknowledged President Burnett's excellent emcee talents at the event. He congratulated Jim Phaneuf, Jim Laurie and Kim McCord for their awards as District Services Managers of the Year and offered sincere wishes to all for a safe and healthy holiday season. Trustee Milchiker attended the SC nurses pinning and shared some insights on two classes she is taking in Neuroanatomy at IVC and an SC Art class. She is looking forward to professional development week in January. Trustee Whitt enjoyed learning History of Latino night right here at SC. She attended Feast of Lights, calling it extraordinary. She attended the nurses pinning ceremony which is always so touching. She wished everyone a happy holiday and hopes it is the best year ever. She is very appreciative of the board's support. Trustee Momand said students are preparing for finals. He enjoyed the tour of the new SC Sciences building, calling it state of the art. He is working to develop closer collaboration with both student government groups. One of the new ideas coming to consultation council is a proposal to add water bottle refill stations on campus.
  • Chancellor Gary Poertner presented a plaque of recognition for Trustee Prendergast's service as board president and a service pin marking five years. He also presented Trustee Milchiker with a pin marking 30 years of service. He thanked the faculty and staff for all they do to help students and wished everyone a happy holiday season.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's written report included:  The inaugural OC Pathways Showcase was held on December at the Orange County Great Park to celebrate the first year of OC Pathways, a grant program initiated in 2014 by the California Department of Education that connects educators and industry leaders to equip students for college and career success.  The OC Pathways Showcase, entitled "Equipping Students for the Global Innovation Economy," highlighted college and high school students who have held internships in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields made possible by the grant. Feast of Lights was performed in the McKinney Theatre to a sold-out audience. The Department of Theatre Arts presented A Charlie Brown Christmas on December 4-13 in the Studio Theatre. On December 12, the Saddleback Big Band held their yearly holiday concert. The Saddleback College Nursing Program honored 52 graduating nursing students in a symbolic candle lighting and pinning ceremony on Monday, December 7th.  A "Remember When" speech was delivered by graduating students Shayna Allen and Kelsea Clark.
  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore’s written report included: IVC hosted the Orange County Women Veterans Leadership Summit. Over 125 people attended the summit, 90 of whom were women veterans, and some who were active duty. The summit highlighted inspirational messages and resources to assist women veterans with self-care and awareness. The Model United Nations (MUN) team won its fourth consecutive Outstanding Delegation award at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference held in Washington, D.C.  Music alumnus Jonathan Gerrard was awarded the Leo Freedman Fellowship for 2015-2016 at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).  Chief of Police Will Glen was elected as president of the California College and University Police Association (CCUPA).  Student ambassador Omar Rodriguez was honored at the Community College League of California's Annual Convention in San Francisco.  The Wind Symphony Concert took place on the PAC Main Stage Sunday, December 13. IVC took part in the Adopt-A-Family project to support students of low-income families. The college has taken part in the Adopt-A-Family Program for many years and has helped over 7,000 students and their families. The Police Department held four training workshops for students, faculty, staff and administrators to learn what to do in the event of an active shooter on campus.  Dr. Linda Fontanilla, Vice President for Student Services was elected to serve as the California Community Colleges Chief Student Services Administrators Association (CCCCSSAA) Region 8 representative.
  • Presidents' Oral Report - Presidents Glenn Roquemore and Tod Burnett provided a joint oral report at the board meeting on the situation regarding ACCJC, including a brief history, CEO perspective and recommendations to the Dept. of Education. There are several options for moving forward that range from replacing ACCJC which would take about 10 years to making some significant structural and leadership reforms at ACCJC.

IN MEMORIAM .....................................................................



The board adjourned the meeting in memory of Irvine Valley College student Kokona Ando, an international student from Japan who passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends and fellow students.

VIEWING ONLINE/TV................................................................

The board meeting may be viewed online at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19 on SC Channel 39 and IVC Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 7 pm.


South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

Barbara J. Jay, Timothy Jemal, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker, T.J. Prendergast III,
Terri Whitt, James R. Wright; Lemar Momand, Student Trustee

Gary L. Poertner, Chancellor


Board Meeting Highlights Prepared By:
Tere Fluegeman, District Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations