in by Bill Campbell, Chairman of the Orange
County Board of Supervisors, for new four year terms through 2012
were incumbent trustees, from left, William O. Jay, David B. Lang,
John S. Williams, and Thomas A. Fuentes.
Board re-elected the slate of officers for 2009.
P. Wagner, President
S. Williams, Vice President
A. Fuentes, Clerk
Raghu P. Mathur congratulated
President Donald P. Wagner
and presented him with a special plaque to commemorate his leadership
over the past year.
Professor Frank Pangborn sang moving renditions of patriotic
Donald P. Wagner thanked Chancellor Mathur
and Trustees Fuentes for their leadership
and organization of the ethics training, hosted by our district, for
the trustees and community college executives throughout Orange County.
It was well attended and co-facilitated by our counsel, Warren
Kinsler. He received very positive feedback about the training.
He thanked Deputy Chancellor Gary Poertner, the college
presidents and all the budget directors for guarding the fiscal health
of the district during these tough budget times.
President John S. Williams thanked his constituency
who re-elected him to his fifth term on the board and fellow trustees
for re-electing him to serve as Vice President. He reflected on the
past year and advocating for community colleges and our district in
Sacramento, and mentioned attending the recent Community College League
of California (CCLC) conference in Anaheim. He is looking forward to
the Community College Futures Assembly Conference next month and the
presentation by District Information Technology staff of the award-winning
MAP (My Academic Plan).
of the Board Thomas A. Fuentes gave a report from
the Orange County Legislative Task Force. The state budget crisis was
again the main point of discussion. Our advocacy plan includes developing
a new web site to keep everyone informed about issues and what they
can do to help. Our supporters will be able to send e-mail notes to
legislators and view sample letters. It should be up and ready in January.
Lucy Dunn of the Orange County Business Council is
working on an op-ed piece discussing the value of community colleges
in the economic recovery, for submission to regional news outlets.
William O. Jay wished all happy holidays and thanked
everyone for their support this year.
David B. Lang gave holiday greetings to everyone.
He mentioned the recent ethics training attended by many trustees in
all four Orange County districts. He thanked Supervisor Campbell
and Professor Pangborn for making the swearing
in ceremony a special one. He shared his pride in the way that our district
has managed our fiscal resources, according to state formula and using
basic aid funding for one time expenditures.
Marcia Milchiker wished a joyous holiday season to
all. She expressed that the SC Associated Student Government did a good
job with their presentation on the budget last month. She encouraged
everyone to attend the many SC fine arts performances celebrating the
holidays this month.
Nancy M. Padberg wished everyone a happy holiday.
She enjoyed watching the SC Gauchos at the league championship game
and was pleased to announce that Professor Bob Cosgrove
had the winning bid on her SC Foundation online auction contribution.
Trustee Hannah H.E. Lee attended the CCLC conference
last month and mentioned that the IVC Phi Theta Kappa was having an
Raghu P. Mathur welcomed the new ATEP provost, Dr.
Randy Peebles and wished everyone a happy holiday season.
So far, enrollment for spring semester of full time equivalent students
is up 2% at SC, 13% at IVC and 5% district-wide. To address the board's
input on student government budgets, he met with student government
leaders and college presidents, vice presidents of student services,
foundation directors, and directors of student development. He discussed
the need for us all to be aware of the dire condition of the state budget
and its potential impact on our district.
President Tod Burnett 's written report included mention
of: 250 prospective students and their families attended Family Night
in November; based on data from student surveys, the web site has been
redesigned and will be able to track where students look for information;
Associated Student Government activities including the Adopt-A-Family
Program and the Big Butt Clean Up; growth in business science division
courses; Emeritus Institute holiday activities; Fine Arts Division performances;
the Phlebotomy Program received a two year approval from the Department
of Health Services; and reports from all divisions.
President Glenn Roquemore 's written report included
mention of: freshman Felicia Titus was named the conference
women's golf player of the year and Ben Burnett was
selected as golf coach of the year; IVC Wind Jazz Ensemble performance;
Associated Students of IVC sponsorship of the Annual Angel Toy Tree
benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Tustin; the IVC Performing Dance
Ensemble performance on December 10 and 11; studio art faculty work
on display at the gallery; successful Veteran's Day event; and hosting
of 58 debaters from ten schools for the first collegiate debate tournament
of the season.
Provost Dr. Randy Peebles said he is looking forward
to working with the colleges and reported that there is a record 70
classes to be offered at ATEP this spring semester. The written report
for ATEP included mention of: the trustees held a public hearing on
November 12 and approved the long range plan for development of the
68 acre ATEP campus; and Dr. Larry DeShazer is retiring
after 10 years as the Director of the Center for Applied Competitive
- In 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
Williams as representative to the nominating committee to the
Committee on School District Organization, and Trustee Padberg
as alternate representative; Trustee Williams as the
political action representative to the Orange County School Boards Association,
and Trustee Padberg as alternate representative; Trustee
Jay as the liaison to the Orange County Community College Trustees
Association; Trustee Fuentes as the representative
to the Orange County Legislative Task Force, and Trustees Wagner
and Milchiker as alternate representatives; and Trustee
Padberg as representative to the OCTA Stakeholders Working
Group for South Orange County Major Investment Study, and Trustee
Lang as alternate representative.
- The Board
approved the meeting dates and times for 2009, a planning calendar and
a list of discussion topics. Click
here to view the meeting schedule.
Robert Bramucci, Vice Chancellor of Technology and Learning
Services; Denice Inciong, District Director of Research
and Planning; Dr. Craig Justice, IVC Vice President
of Instruction, and
Morgan Barrows, Chair, SC Institutional Effectiveness Committee,
presented information on the annual assessments of effectiveness and
student success. Click
here to view their presentation. Click
here to view the institutional effectiveness annual reports on
the district web site.
- The board
received reports on basic aid, facilities plan status, monthly financial
status and trustee expenditures.
MEETING ON TV AND ONLINE
Board meeting will be broadcast on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December
13 at 7pm, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College
Channel 33. SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, December
14 at 7pm. The meeting will be available for viewing online later in the
Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees
A. Fuentes, William O. Jay, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker, Nancy M.
P. Wagner, John S. Williams, Hannah H.E. Lee, Student Trustee
P. Mathur, Ed.D., Chancellor
Meeting Update Prepared by:
Tracy Daly, District Director
Public Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations