Orange County Community College District
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING SYNOPSIS
October 28, 2002 - Saddleback College
AND TIMES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Channel 39, Saddleback
Channel 33, Irvine Valley
Friday, November 1 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday -November 2 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 1 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - November 2 - 7:00 p.m.
Prior to Closed Session, the Board of Trustees from 4:30
to approximately 5:00 p.m. made a special presentation to the South
Orange County delegations of federal and state legislators. Vice
President Dorothy Fortune, who served as Acting President
due to the absence of Board President Donald P. Wagner, led the presentation
of Board Resolutions commending the delegation of legislators for dedication
to educational excellence and support of California community colleges
and the SOCCCD. Resolutions were presented to Assemblywoman
Patricia Bates, Assemblyman John Campbell, Assemblyman Bill Campbell,
Senator Dick Ackerman, Senator Bill Morrow, Senator Ross Johnson, Congressman
Ken Calvert, Congressman Chris Cox, and Congressman Darrell Issa.
Raghu P. Mathur, Ed.D., welcomes federal and state elected officials
to the first-ever "Legislators Appreciation Day."
President Dorothy Fortune informs federal and state legislators
about SOCCCD's educational accomplishments and the future construction
of the Health Sciences/District Offices Building at Saddleback
Thomas A. Fuentes, left, greeted Congressman Ken Calvert who paid
his first visit to Saddleback College. Trustee Fuentes emceed
"Legislators Appreciation Day."
John Williams presented a Resolution to Senator Dick Ackerman for
his advocacy of budget resources for SOCCCD and state community
colleges. State Senator Ross Johnson, who was unable to attend,
was also given a Resolution honoring his strong support of SOCCCD
and dedicated support of California community colleges.
College President Dixie Bullock and Irvine Valley College President
Dr. Glenn Roquemore described college programs at "Legislators
Raghu P. Mathur, center, and members of the Board of Trustees gather
for a photo with federal and state legislators and some of their
staff during a reception honoring their "distinguished leadership,
dedication to educational excellence, and outstanding service to
California Community Colleges and the South Orange County Community
College District." The South Orange County delegations of federal
and state legislators and staff representatives thanked the SOCCCD
for honoring them and their support of improved standards and performance
in Kindergarten through University public education.
PUBLIC SESSION BEGAN AT 7:25
P.M. AFTER CLOSED SESSION.
Board Clerk Trustee Nancy Padberg
announced the following Closed Session actions: the Board voted
6 to 0, with President Wagner absent, to appoint Ruben Guzman
as the Registrar of Admissions and Records at Irvine Valley College.
The Board voted 5 to 2, with Trustees Lang and Wagner voting no, to
renew the Saddleback College administrators listed on the agenda as
items A to Z, and F to O. The Board voted unanimously to renew the appointments
of the Irvine Valley College administrators listed on the agenda as
items A, Z, P, S, T, U, and V. The Board voted unanimously to issue
a notice of non-renewal to an academic administrator, the Dean of Health
Sciences, Physical Education, and Athletics at Irvine Valley College.
The Board voted unanimously to approve a settlement of litigation in
the case of Gensler vs. SOCCCD.
The Board heard public comments from students regarding
the Field Studies program, and student activities and projects on both
campuses. The Board was thanked by student leaders for their support
of student government. Student government at both Saddleback College
and Irvine Valley College are among only a few community colleges statewide
that distribute student funds.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REPORTS
Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes commented that the Angels
won the World Series, and that IVC broke ground last year on a new baseball
field, pointing out that professional baseball careers usually have
their founding in academic settings. He noted that elected officials
were hosted by SOCCCD earlier in the evening, and urged everyone to
please vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5th. Clerk Nancy Padberg said that
she is thrilled about the Angels winning the World Series. She said
that SOCCCD does wonderful things in our college sports programs, through
student government, and other activities too numerous to mention. Trustee
Padberg said that the Saddleback College electronic signs are a great
addition and thanked the Associated Student Government (ASG) for funding
them. She hopes that similar signs will soon be at IVC. Vice President
Dorothy Fortune did not give a report. Board President Donald
P. Wagner thanked Vice President Fortune for filling-in for him
at the "Legislators Appreciation Day" reception and presentation
of Board resolutions. He thanked all of the legislators for their outstanding
service at the state and federal level. Trustee Marcia Milchiker
said that it was good of the legislators to come to the campus.
She said she was proud of the students who made comments at the Board
meeting today, "our students make us proud." She will attend
the "Teacher of the Year' awards ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel
when Maureen Smith, Saddleback College Teacher of the Year, and
Larry Oldewurtel, Irvine Valley College "Teacher of the
Year" will be among the honorees. Trustee David B. Lang
congratulated the SOCCCD Forensics Team for winning its first meet.
He congratulated the angels on winning a thrilling World Series. He
urged the public to exercise its right to vote on Nov. 5th. Trustee
John Williams thanked Assembly members Patricia Bates, John Campbell,
Bill Campbell, Senators Dick Ackerman, Bill Morrow, and Ross Johnson,
and Congressmen Chris Cox, Ken Calvert, and Darrell Issa for attending
"Legislators Appreciation Day", or for sending a representative.
He stopped short of predicting an Angel's victory at the last Board
meeting, and congratulated the Angels on winning a historic World Series,
noting that several Angels live in the SOCCCD service area. Trustee
Derek Wong was pleased to attend the "Legislators Appreciation
Day" and was encouraged by the student involvement.
REQUEST FOR REPORTS
Trustee Dorothy Fortune requested a report on how
much Basic Aid has been spent for debt retirement since 1999, and how
much has been set aside for different projects.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ACTIONS OF
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board unanimously approved Consent Calendar items
2 through 27, with Trustee Lang abstaining on #13.
The Board approved the Regular Meeting minutes of
March 19, 2002, and April 29, 2002; and Special Meeting of April 16,
Board President Wagner advanced #44, the Saddleback
College Associated Student Government (ASG) Budget for 2001-2002.
ASG President Tony Bartolini and Treasurer Leila Allahyari
presented the budget on PowerPoint, and commended the work of
the Budget Committee. The $1,133,803.00 budget cited as its major
sources of revenue the Bookstore ($450,000), Cafeteria ($66,000),
ASB Card Sales ($80,000), Theater Arts ($35,000), P.E. and Athletics
($9,000), and ASG Savings ($256,126). ASG is working with the bookstore
to offer more discount days. ASG is also working to provide more enhanced
services in the Library. President Wagner urged ASG to put more student
funds in the hands of students. President Wagner complimented the
ASG on its fine budget presentation.
Board President Wagner advanced Item #36, an
information item, on a proposal to increase the seating capacity of
the auditorium/board meeting room to 120 seats and constructing private
restroom facilities and a T.V. control room in the Health Sciences/District
Offices Building at an additional cost of $546,000.
Board President Wagner advanced Item #35, an
information item, a Saddleback College Golf Driving Range report.
In operation 9 years, the range offered 36 classes of instruction
with student enrollment of 750, taught by six instructors, and was
recognized in its operation during the last nine years as a model
teaching facility. Range operations have provided $1.8 million in
payments toward the construction DOP debt, retired in August, 2001.
The Board accepted for information a Basic Aid fiscal
report that shows SOCCCD receives more dollars from local property
taxes, projected to rise 6% per year for the next five years, and
student enrollment fees than from Program Based Funding (PBF) state
aid. There is a judicial ruling on the Pool Case. The outcome is uncertain,
as the judge has not given instructions to the County Assessor on
how to implement his decision. The Pool Case will be heard in Orange
County Superior Court on December 10, 2002. The 2002-2003 Budget will
provide a $9.6 million dollar reserve for prior year impact of the
Pool case in accordance with the estimates provided.
The Board accepted for information the Monthly Financial
Status Report. The ending fund balance of $18,025,196 of the $138,061,916
Budget has a reserve of 6.25%.
The Board accepted for information the Quarterly Financial
Investment Report showing the Orange County Investment Pool (OCIP)
and the Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF) yielding on average 1.89%
and 2.63%, respectively. CALPERS actuaries estimate that employer
contributions next year could be $1.5 million, contributed primarily
from COLA, and could mean program reductions. The general trend of
employer contributions is projected to be 8.5% to 9% per year.
The Board received for information a status report
on the Saddleback College and IVC Emeritus programs, funded by the
State at 48% of normal student funding. IVC Emeritus student enrollment
has increased 54% in the past fiscal year, and account for 18% of
IVC students. Saddleback Emeritus classes have grown 7.5% in two years.
Out of 38,000 students enrolled at SOCCCD, approximately 13,000 are
The Board received for information a report on the
Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College Field Studies Programs.
It was recommended that field studies courses not be canceled when
there is adequate student enrollment and students have made plans
in advance to participate in them.
The Board unanimously approved Academic Personnel
Items. The Board ratified the appointment of Saddleback College Interim
Vice President of Student Services Sharon K. Donoff. The Board
approved new personnel appointments Lisa Cavallaro, Child Development
Center Manager, Saddleback College, Classified Leadership, effective
October 1, 2002, and Linda Motlaq, Risk Management Specialist,
Business Services, Classified, a new position effective October 29,
2002. The Board approved sabbatical leave rescission for Patrizia
Boen, Business Science full-time faculty at Saddleback College,
for Spring Semester 2003, and Wendy Phillips, full-time faculty,
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Irvine Valley College, Spring Semester
The Board approved Classified Personnel Items.
The Board unanimously approved the 2003-2004 SOCCCD
The Board accepted for review and study a recommendation
to revise Board Policy (BP) 2100, Delegation of Authority to the Chancellor,
and Administrative Regulation 4216, Resignations.
The Board accepted for review and study a recommendation
to revise Board Policy (BP) 4003, Employment of Relatives.
Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur said he attended the
Harvard Institute on student-centered goal-setting processes, and will
issue a report in the near future. He said that the state budget picture
continues to look bleak. Approximately 60,000 FTES at California community
colleges will be unfunded. Medical costs continue to increase. The state
is projecting a $10 - $15 billion dollar shortfall, and there are discussions
about programs cuts in mid-year 2002-03.
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE PRESIDENT
Award-winning journalist Jess Marlow will host the Saddleback
College Foundation fundraiser, "Education: A cause for Celebration"
to be held on Friday, Nov. 8 at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine.
The National League for Nursing accreditation team gave the Saddleback
College Nursing Department a recommendation for full accreditation
for 8 years, with no recommendations. CCCSAT conference tapes
for professional development are available under "Bullock"at
the A-V desk. Photographer/director Kate Turning's artwork exhibition
titled, "Nosejob" goes on display Oct. 30th in the
Art Gallery until Nov. 21st.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE PRESIDENT
DR. GLENN ROQUEMORE
The ASIVC, Multicultural Center, Re-Entry and Women's Center hosted
a celebration to commemorate Latin Heritage Month. The SOCCCD
Speech and Debate Team to first place at the national forensics
competition Sept. 28-29 by taking first place at the National Parliamentary
Debate Association, and by defeating top-ranked four-year schools favored
to win. This marks the first time a community college team has reached
the finals and gone on to win. The SOCCCD squad is the only community
college team nationwide to break into the elimination rounds, which
they did last season, finishing fourth among all two and four-year institutions.
The IVC Men's Lasers Soccer Team are prepping for the regional
playoffs that begin on Nov. 19th. The 9th annual IVC Foundation Scholarship
Golf Tournament held on Oct. 1 at Strawberry Farms Golf Club raised
more than $21,000 for scholarships. The IVC new Energy Management
System (EMS) and recent scheduled maintenance upgrades are helping
to trim energy costs.
GOVERNANCE GROUPS' REPORTS
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS
ASG President Tony Bartolini did not give a report.
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF IRVINE VALLEY
The Student representative was absent.
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE CLASSIFIED SENATE
President Mark Sierakowski did not give a report.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE CLASSIFIED
President Gloria Garcia did not give a report.
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE ACADEMIC SENATE
President Randy Anderson thanked Vice Chancellor of Educational
Services Tom Anderson for copies of Board policies and procedures. He
announced that faculty hiring procedures have been developed with no
input from shared governance groups. He said that the Academic Senate
is open to communicating with the Board on all hiring issues.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE ACADEMIC
President Jefferey Kaufmann was absent..
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE FACULTY ASSOCIATION
President Mike Merrifield said that the hiring procedures developed
by the Association will be submitted to the Board at the next meeting.
He asked the Board to discuss with the Chancellor providing the governance
groups enough time to submit a solid policy. He questioned information
he had heard to give consideration for high school teachers to teach
college courses on high school campuses, saying it does not bode well
for the colleges' reputations.
CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
President Mary Williams said we have to look at classified quotas.
There is an inverse relationship when additional faculty are hired.
It seems that the push to get hiring procedures done by December leaves
governance groups inadequate time to do the job.
POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
President Cloyce Kelly was absent.
The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m. to return to Closed
Session. The meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Donald P. Wagner, President
Dorothy Fortune, Vice President Nancy Padberg, Clerk
Thomas A. Fuentes, Trustee
David B. Lang, Trustee Marcia
Milchiker, Trustee John S. Williams, Trustee
Student Trustee Derek Wong
Dr. Raghu P. Mathur, Chancellor
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