Irvine Valley College
South Orange County Community College District
THE BOARD OF
BROADCAST DATES AND TIMES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Channel 39, Saddleback College
Channel 33, Irvine Valley College
Friday, November 22 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 23 - 7:00 p.m.
22 - 7:00 p.m.
PUBLIC SESSION BEGAN AT 6:40 P.M. AFTER CLOSED SESSION.
Board Clerk Trustee Nancy Padberg announced the
following Closed Session actions:
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REPORTS
Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes congratulated Trustee John Williams
for winning his election to the office of Orange County Public Administrator.
He said that Orange County voters voted for a fine public servant,
and he congratulated the local elected officials who won election
within SOCCCD boundaries. Trustee Fuentes expressed his hope that
the Board will get to know the new members of school boards and city
councils. He congratulated Irvine Valley College President Dr. Glenn
Roquemore for hosting the British debating team, saying it was also
an honor that Sir Eldon Griffiths, Chairman of the Orange County World
Affairs Council and a former member of the British Parliament, visited
the IVC campus. Vice President Dorothy Fortune said that she
agreed with a public speaker that SOCCCD should not invite legislators
or candidates to appear before the Board of Trustees meetings until
after the election. Trustee Fortune also distributed and read from
a prepared statement to clarify what she called "misinformation
concerning District contracts." She said, "Our faculty are
among the best paid community college professors in the nation, and
our classified employees are among the highest paid in the County
and State. Our staff is very qualified, and we appreciate their dedication
and professionalism." She said that "The faculty contract
expired June 30, 2002, and the classified contract expired one year
earlier, after which neither group has received the new Cost of Living
Adjustment, COLA. Until the contracts are finalized, employees will
not receive a new COLA. The District is interested in speedy contract
talks." Board President Donald P. Wagner did not provide
a report. Trustee Marcia Milchiker congratulated Trustee John
Williams on his election as Public Administrator, and added that "it
will be nice to have one of our colleagues serve in a countywide office."
She congratulated Dr. Dennis White on his selection as the Vice President
of Instruction at Irvine Valley College. Trustee Milchiker announced
that Saddleback College Golf Coach Bill Cunerty was named the 2002
Women's Golf Coach of the Year for California community colleges.
She attended the debate at IVC between the SOCCCD and the British
forensics teams. Afterward, she strolled about the campus and noted
the many evening instructional and campus life activities, and is
pleased that teachers are teaching and students are learning. Trustee
David B. Lang urged citizens and the college communities to weigh-in
with their ideas on the re-use and development of the former Tustin
MCAS property that will belong to SOCCCD. Trustee Lang said that,
"Our plans to provide outstanding curriculum to contribute to
the economy will prevail in the long run." He is encouraged that
many great ideas are coming forward. Trustee Lang urged interested
persons to e-mail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call the District offices at 949-582-4840. "We look forward
to hearing from you," he said. Clerk Nancy Padberg thanked
Trustee Lang for his comments, and said that the Board will be seeking
input on the Tustin property. She said that the Board had a productive
meeting earlier in the day on Tustin. She congratulated Dr. Dennis
White on his appointment, and congratulated Trustee John Williams
on his election as Public Administrator. She also congratulated the
Saddleback College Women's Golf Team and Coach Bill Cunerty for its
Third Place finish statewide. She said that she serves, with IVC Professor
Ron Ellison and Community Representative Duane Cave, on the Orange
County Legislative Task Force. She met with Senator Bill Morrow and
Assemblyman Bill Campbell to urge them to spare community colleges
from further budget cuts. She announced that SOCCCD needs to work
to prevent the Democratic legislature from eliminating local control
of community college districts. Trustee John Williams thanked his
colleagues for their congratulations on his election as the new Orange
County Public Administrator-Guardian in the Nov. 5th Election. He
said that he is looking forward to working with the Orange County
Board of Supervisors. Trustee Williams, a former Orange County Deputy
Marshal (now merged with the O.C. Sheriff's Dept.), spoke at Prof.
Rich Goodman's criminal Justice Class at Saddleback College. He urged
anyone considering a career in law enforcement to attend the class.
Student Trustee Derek Wong offered his congratulations to both
Trustee Williams and Dr. Dennis White. He thanked Trustee Nancy Padberg
for extending the speaking time of Professor Lee Walker during public
comments. He said that if the information regarding elected officials
in the November 18th Lariat editorial and in Vice President Fortune's
report, needs clarification, that the Board should write the Lariat.
There were no requests for reports.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur attended the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) meeting in San Jose on November 16th. The CCCT voted unanimously to reject recommendation #34 in the new Master Plan for Education to eliminate local boards of trustees. The CCCT urged local boards to lobby their state legislators. To date, the State Chancellor, Board of Governors, and Community College League oppose recommendation #34.
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE PRESIDENT DIXIE BULLOCK announced that a donor through the Foundation gave $50,000 to purchase a new piano for the McKinney Theater, and that the Gauchos Women's Golf Team won its third straight conference title, with Coach Bill Cunerty again named Orange Empire Conference "Coach of the Year." The Nursing Program won a plaque for its Service Learning/Homeless Project from the Mental Health Assoc. of O.C. KSBR and the Laguna Art Museum are joining for a special fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 7th. Saddleback student Christy Bannister, Michael Moon, and Christina Russell earned awards of excellence at the United Nations Model Conference 10/26. The Special Services Dept. sponsored "Ability Awareness Day" on 11/20 to increase understanding of the challenges faced by students with disabilities. The Dance Dept. hosted a Dance Symposium for high school students on 11/21. Art Prof. Dr. Rosalind Wilcox was a guest speaker at Mission Viejo's Cultural Arts Program. Liberal Arts Professors Kathy Smith and Dr. Carol Bander spoke at the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Ensenada, Mexico.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE PRESIDENT DR. GLENN ROQUEMORE offered his thanks and sincere appreciation to Dr. Susan Cooper for doing "double duty and an excellent job" as the interim Vice President of Instruction. The School of Advanced Technology was awarded a grant from SBC Communications to make online courses ADA compliant. Extended Opportunity and Program Services (EOPS) has begun distributing a 158-page handbook as a "how to" guide to student services for the fall and spring semesters. Facilities and Maintenance has completed its proposal for the installation of two electronic marquees at the Irvine Center Drive entrance. Construction is expected to begin in 2003 pending funding from the ASIVC. On Halloween, Irvine Valley College student Lucille Maddox, who is enrolled in a Physical Education program through the Emeritus Institute, celebrated her 100th birthday, becoming the college's first student centenarian.
GOVERNANCE GROUPS' REPORTS
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE CLASSIFIED SENATE
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE ACADEMIC SENATE
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE ACADEMIC SENATE
CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
Student Trustee Derek Wong asked why the governance groups weren't involved in the beginning of the process of revising Board Policies. Chancellor Mathur replied that governance groups have been given time, and will be given another month, until the January Board meeting, to respond to the administration's request for input on BP 4309. Board Clerk Trustee Nancy Padberg said that SOCCCD has also hired a consultant to update very outdated Board policies and to make them current with the law. Chancellor Mathur said that the District plans to complete the review of all Board policies by June 30, 2003.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Donald P. Wagner, President
Dorothy Fortune, Vice President Nancy Padberg, Clerk
synopsis of the Board of Trustees meeting is prepared by Pamela Zanelli,
Public Affairs Director,