South Orange County Community College District 
   Monday, December 10, 2001 – Saddleback College 
Channel 39, Saddleback College:                   Channel 33, Irvine Valley College:
Friday 12/14 7p.m. Saturday, 12/15 7 p.m.     Friday, 12/14 7 p.m. Saturday, 12/15 7 p.m.


Board Clerk Trustee John Williams announced the following Closed Session actions: The Board of Trustees voted to not renew a part time instructor.  The Board of Trustees voted to approve 12-month extensions on the contracts of Deputy Chancellor Gary Poertner,  Saddleback College President Dixie Bullock, Irvine Valley College President Raghu Mathur, and District Information Technology Director Allan MacDougall.  The Board also voted to approve 12-month contract extensions to Saddleback College administrators Vern Hodge,Vice President of Student Services, Dean Jerilyn Chuman, Dean Tricia Evans, Dean Julie Bright, Dean Patricia Flanigan, Dean Don Taylor, Dean Kevin O’Connor, Dean James Wright, and Assistant Dean Wendy Baker.  The Board of Trustees voted to approve 12-month contract extensions to Irvine Valley College administrators Glenn Rocquemore, Vice President of Instruction, Armando Ruiz, Vice President of Student Services, Larry DeShazer, Director of the Center for Applied and Competitive Technology, Dean Howard Gensler, Dean Ruth Jacobson, and Dean Susan Corum.   The Board of Trustees voted to appoint William Christensen Acting Director of the Irvine Valley College Foundation. 

Board President Nancy Padberg gave the Pledge of Allegiance and Trustee Marcia Milchiker gave the Invocation. 


Saddleback College Music Professor Al Brightbill sang the National Anthem and   Saddleback College Student Kaci Garner sang America the Beautiful.

The SOCCCD Board of Trustees presented Assemblywoman Patricia Bates with a Board Resolution commending her passage of AB 4 into law to require sex offenders to register with campus police if they are employed or a student on a college or university campus.  Assemblywoman Bates was named 2001 “Legislator of the Year” by the California College and University Police Chiefs Association. 

Trustee John Williams presented a                Interim Chancellor Richard Jones congratulates 
   Board Resolution commending                  Assemblywoman Bates on AB4 becoming law. 
        Assemblywoman Bates. 

The Board unanimously approved a Resolution reaffirming its opposition to a passenger/cargo airport at El Toro and endorsing the Orange County Central Park and Nature Preserve (Measure W) on the March 5, 2002 Primary Election ballot. 

Dean Tricia Evans, Saddleback College Dean of Business Science, Vocational Education, and Economic Development presented information about the division,including how it is fulfilling its economic development mission, adding new computer programs including Oracle and courses on web design, 22 distance education courses and new state-approved programs in food services, web portfolio development,and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). 

                Tricia Evans, Saddleback College Dean of Business Science, Voc. Ed., 
                        and Econ. Dev. reported to the Board on Division activities. 

Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes wished a happy holiday season to all faculty, students, and employees. Trustee Dave Lang hoped all would have a happy, healthy holiday. Board Clerk John Williams commended the two years of consecutive service as board president to Nancy Padberg and said he is pleased with contract renewals. Board Vice President Dorothy Fortune wished all a happy holiday and thanked employees and students. Board President Nancy Padberg attended the Saddleback Gauchos Football Team banquet and spoke to the SOCCCD Speech Team.  Trustee Marcia Milchiker attended an IVC Foundation event, tour of the library, and attended the SC Learning Assistance Program (LAP) potluck.  Trustee Donald P. Wagner attended the 30th Anniversary of Mission Hospital. Student Trustee Steven McCarty was not in attendance due to final exams. 


Board President Nancy Padberg requested a report on full time faculty who are on campus three days a week or less. 


  • The new SOCCCD Legislative and Governmental Action Project report by Chair Trustee Dave Lang and Trustee Donald P. Wagner and Trustee John Williams was received detailing its mission, goals, and agenda, as an information item.
  • The Orange County Legislative Task Force (OCLTF)  participation by SOCCCD was unanimously approved to continue through 2002.
  • The SOCCCD International Projects Office and study abroad programs for the completion of 2001-02 were tabled by the Board. 
The Board of Trustees elected new Board officers to serve in 2002. Trustee Donald P. Wagner was unanimously elected President. Trustee Dorothy Fortune was unanimously elected Vice President.  Trustee Nancy Padberg was unanimously elected Clerk.  The new Board officers then presided over the meeting. 

Donald P. Wagner was elected as the new              The new Board officers for 2002 were 
           Board President for 2002.                            unanimously elected to lead SOCCCD. 

Trustee Nancy Padberg, who served two consecutive terms as president was presented a special plaque by new Board President Donald P. Wagner on behalf of the Board for her hard work and her dedicated service. 

                                New Board President Donald P. Wagner presents a plaque 
                                         to two-time Board President Nancy Padberg

  • Interim Chancellor Richard A. Jones was re-appointed Secretary, and Deputy Chancellor Gary Poertner was appointed Assistant Secretary of the SOCCCD Board of Trustees.
  • The Board of Trustees regular meeting dates, locations, and times were unanimously approved.
           January 2002 through December 2002
 January 14 (Monday)                   Saddleback College 
 February 25 (Monday)                 Saddleback College 
 March 19 (Tuesday)                     Saddleback College 
 April 29 (Monday)                       Saddleback College 
 May 28 (Tuesday)                        Saddleback College 
 June 24 (Monday)                        Saddleback College 
 July 29 (Monday)                         Saddleback College 
 August 26 (Monday)                    Saddleback College 
 September 30 (Monday)              Saddleback College 
 October 28 (Monday)                  Saddleback College 
 November 19 (Tuesday)              Saddleback College 
 December 9 (Monday)                 Saddleback College 
 (and Organizational Meeting)
  • The Agenda Planning Calendar was approved.
  • Trustee Marcia Milchiker was appointed as the Representative to the Nominating Committee on School District Organization and Trustee John Williams was appointed as the Alternate.
  • Trustee Marcia Milchiker was appointed as the District’s Political Action Representative to the Orange County School Boards Association where she currently serves as Treasurer.
  • Trustee Dave Lang was appointed as the District Liaison to the Orange County Community College Trustees Association.
  • Board Clerk Nancy Padberg was appointed as the Representative to the Orange County Legislative Task Force (OCLTF), and Vice President Dorothy Fortune was appointed as the Alternate. 
  • The Consent Calendar was unanimously approved.
  • The proposal to form a task/study group to explore a bond election in November 2002 was tabled by a unanimous vote until a future meeting. At the request of the Board, administration was directed to research the feasibility of a bond election.
  • Academic Personnel Actions were approved unanimously.
  • Classified Personnel Actions were approved unanimously.
  • A proposal by the Faculty Association to set a public hearing on part-time faculty compensation was unanimously approved.
  • A revision of BP 5604, eligibility for admission, was approved unanimously.
  • The 2002-03 Academic Calendar, Exhibit A, was passed by the Board.
  • Recruitment for Saddleback College 2002-03 full-time faculty hiring was unanimously approved, contingent upon funding.
  • Recruitment for Irvine Valley College 2002-03 full time faculty hiring was unanimously approved, contingent upon funding.
Chancellor’s Report
After extending holiday greetings, Interim Chancellor Richard A. Jones announced that the search for a permanent Chancellor is anticipated to be completed in January.  Committee interviews are scheduled for December 13th and 14th. 

A. President’s Reports

Saddleback College Highlights by President Dixie Bullock:  The Nursing Program, which has a 93.7% passing rate, will graduate 39 students on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in the McKinney Theater.  Prof. Diane Pestolesi will be the keynote speaker and the student speaker will be Christi Gustus, and the ceremony will be dedicated to the victims and families of September 11th. The Health Center is offering flu shots to employees and students at minimal cost.  “The Nutcracker Ballet” will wrap-up its Guest Artist Series at 7 p.m. on December 13 through 16 at the McKinney Theater Stage. 

Irvine Valley College Highlights by President Raghu Mathur, Ed.D:  Business law Professor Frank Pangborn was a featured speaker at Veteran’s Day ceremonies held at the touring Vietnam War memorial in Laughlin, Nevada.  IVC Lazers Men’s Basketball won its own tournament for the first time in four years on Nov. 17 thanks to the scoring of freshman guard Steve Scroggin and Danny Lambert, MVP.  The deadline for Cal Grant student applications is January 28, 2002.  The Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) has begun a scholars program to keep disadvantaged students in high school and leading toward college.  Music student Hamidreza Maleki premiered his new work, “Glare” for flute and piano on Nov. 3rd with Prof. Dean Shepherd performing with Mary Titus.  The IVC Wind Symphony will perform for the third time at the California School Band and Orchestra Assoc., CSU Long Beach on February 2, 2002.  Professor Jerry McGrath will show his photography at the Monaghan County Museum in Ireland July through August, 2002. 

The Irvine Valley College Academic Senate.
No report was given. 

The Saddleback College Academic Senate.
No report was given. 

The Classified Senate.
No report was given 

President Mary Williams announced that Jan Ward was retiring as job placement officer at Saddleback College, and that she will be missed.  Reflecting on the events of September 11, 2001 she wished everyone a peaceful holiday season. 
The Faculty Association
President Lee Haggerty extended holiday greetings. 

The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 9:43 p.m.

                                    Richard A. Jones, Interim Chancellor
      BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Donald P. Wagner, President -  Dorothy Fortune, Vice 
       President -  Nancy Padberg, Clerk -  Thomas A. Fuentes, Trustee -  Dave Lang, 
                     Trustee -  Marcia  Milchiker, Trustee - John Williams, Trustee
                                        Steven McCarty, Student Trustee

The highlighted synopsis of the Board of Trustees meeting is prepared by Pamela Zanelli, Director of the Public Affairs Office, and is not the official minutes.  For additional information please call 949-582-4920. 


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