Saddleback College

Irvine Valley College
South Orange County Community College District

Monday, December 9, 2002 - Saddleback College

Channel 39, Saddleback College
Channel 33, Irvine Valley College
Friday, December 13 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14 - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 13 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14 - 7:00 p.m.




The Board of Trustees presented a Resolution honoring Business Sciences Professor Frank Pangborn for his organization of the annual Veterans Day observances at Irvine Valley College.

Board Clerk Nancy Padberg presented a Board Resolution honoring Business Sciences Professor Frank Pangborn, a Vietnam veteran, for initiating a successful annual Veterans Day observance at Irvine Valley College. Professor Frank Pangborn is a key organizer of the annual Veterans Day commemoration at Irvine Valley College. Professor Pangborn is also an accomplished poet, actor, and author.


Board President Donald P. Wagner advanced the agenda for the swearing-in of newly re-elected trustee officers, the Invocation, and the Pledge of Allegiance. City of Laguna Niguel Council Member Mimi Walters led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Reverend Eugene J. Hays, Abbott of St. Michael's Abbey in Cook's Corner, gave the Invocation.

SOCCCD was pleased to invite Laguna Niguel City Council Member Mimi Walters to lead the Pledge of Allegiance to open the Board meeting. SOCCCD was honored by the presence of the Reverend Eugene J. Hays, Abbott of St. Michael's Abbey in Cook's Corner, who delivered the Invocation to begin the Board meeting.

Board Clerk Trustee Nancy Padberg announced the following Closed Session actions:
The Board voted 7 to 0 to extend the contract of Keith Calkins as Interim Dean of Health Sciences, Physical Education, and Athletics at Irvine Valley College to February 2003. The Board voted 7 to 0 to appoint Ronald Steinke to the position of Interim Dean of Humanities, Fine Arts and Library Services at Irvine Valley College.

Judge Donald Smallwood (Ret.) administered the oath of office to Trustee Donald P. Wagner, Trustee Marcia Milchiker and Trustee Nancy Padberg. Trustee Nancy Padberg, Trustee Donald P. Wagner and Trustee Marcia Milchiker recite the oath of office as they are sworn-in to serve four-year terms on the Board of Trustees of the South Orange County Community College District. Trustees Wagner, Padberg and Milchiker were unopposed in their re-elections.


Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes did not give a report. Vice President Dorothy Fortune compared release time costs in 1996-1997, which were $2.3 million dollars, to today when faculty are paid $27 dollars an hour to perform out-of-classroom administrative work. The current costs of release time are under $1 million dollars. Board President Donald P. Wagner thanked the voters of South Orange County for his re-election. He said that it has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve SOCCCD. He also congratulated Trustees Padberg and Milchiker on their re-elections. Trustee Marcia Milchiker also thanked the voters, saying that it is an honor to work for and serve the taxpayers. She spent a day and evening at Saddleback College on Nov. 27th and commented on the excellence of the dance program. Trustee David B. Lang spoke in opposition to legislation to centralize governance of community colleges in Sacramento, and to weaken local control. Trustee Lang urged citizens to follow suit to preserve local control by locally elected boards. He said that he can't imagine that a state that has turned a record surplus into the biggest deficit in the state's history can manage local community colleges. He wished everyone a happy holiday season. Clerk Nancy Padberg stated that Senate Bill (SB) 6 to approve the newly revised Master Plan for Education should be opposed. She said that she is in touch with local legislators to defeat this bill. Trustee John Williams thanked all veterans for their service to our nation. He congratulated Trustees Wagner, Padberg, and Milchiker for their unopposed reelections, which saved the district $250,000 in election costs. He also congratulated the Saddleback College football team, currently 9-2. Student Trustee Derek Wong also offered his congratulations to his fellow Board members.


Vice President Dorothy Fortune asked for a report for the 2002-2003 fiscal years showing OSH allocations to each division to determine if it parallels growth. The request was approved unanimously.


The Board of Trustees elected new Board officers to serve in 2003. Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes re-nominated Trustee Donald P. Wagner for President, Trustee Dorothy Fortune for Vice President and Trustee Nancy Padberg for Clerk. Trustee Fuentes commented that they have been courageous in their leadership. All three officers were re-elected for 2003.

Vice President Dorothy Fortune, President Donald P. Wagner and Clerk Nancy Padberg were unanimously re-elected to serve consecutive terms in the same positions as Board officers to lead SOCCCD in 2003.

Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur presented Board President Wagner with a plaque commending his service and leadership as Board President.

Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur presents a plaque honoring Board President Donald P. Wagner to commend his service and leadership as the President of the Board of Trustees in 2002. Board President Donald P. Wagner, Clerk Nancy Padberg, and Trustee Marcia Milchiker expressed their appreciation to community leaders Laguna Niguel City Councilwoman Mimi Walters, the Reverend Eugene J. Hays, and Judge Donald Smallwood for officiating at the Board of Trustees' annual Organizational Meeting.

Trustee Marcia Milchiker and her husband Dr. Ben Milchiker celebrate her swearing-in with their respective parents.

Trustee Nancy Padberg is joined by Judge Donald Smallwood, left, and her husband Tom Padberg after her swearing-in.


  • Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur, Ed.D., was re-appointed Secretary and Deputy Chancellor Gary Poertner was appointed Assistant Secretary of the SOCCCD Board of Trustees by a unanimous vote.
  • On a motion of Trustee Padberg, the starting time of the public session of the Board meeting will be changed from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Board of Trustees amended meeting schedule was unanimously approved.
January 2003 to December 2003

January 21 (Tuesday)

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February 18 (Tuesday)
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March 24 (Monday)
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April 28 (Monday)
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May 27 (Tuesday)
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June 30 (Monday)
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July 28 (Monday)
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August 25 (Monday)
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September 29 (Monday)
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October 27 (Monday)
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November 19 (Wednesday)
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December 15 (Monday)
(and Organizational Meeting)
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  • On a motion of Trustee Fortune, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved moving approval of administrative contracts to October 27th to coincide with evaluations. On motions by Trustee Fuentes and Trustee Padberg, the Board unanimously approved moving Resolutions/Presentations/Introductions to precede Public Comments after the Board returns from closed session. The 2003 Agenda Planning Calendar was approved.


The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointments of Trustee Marcia Milchiker and Trustee John Williams, Alternate, to the Committee on School District Organization, the reappointment of Trustee Marcia Milchiker to the Orange County School Boards Association, the reappointment of Trustee David B. Lang to the Orange County Community College Trustees Association, and the appointment of Board President Donald P. Wagner and Trustee David B. Lang, Alternate, to the Orange County Community Colleges Legislative Task Force (OCLTF).

The Organizational Meeting was recessed to the Facilities Corporation meeting. Trustees Wagner, Fortune, and Fuentes were reelected to the Board of Directors. Board President Wagner then recessed to the Board of Trustees meeting.



  • The Board unanimously approved the Consent Calendar.
  • The Administration removed #11 from the Agenda.
  • The Board approved the minutes of the October 28, 2002 Board meeting.
  • Board President Wagner advanced #24, Acceptance of District Annual Audit Report for 2001-2002. Macias, Gini and Company stated that the financial statements met all audit standards, and noted that new requirements for Management to provide a narrative and analysis and an economic outlook, provided in this audit, were well done. Macias, Gini and Company thanked Business Services Director Katie Slavin and her staff for their excellent assistance, and the colleges for improving budget processes and financial procedures. The Board accepted the report for review and study.
  • The Board approved an award of $185,000 in federal grants by the O.C. Workforce Investment Board to the Saddleback College Nursing Programs.
  • The Board approved UC Berkeley Professor Ronald Takaki, a diversity expert, to speak before the Saddleback College Class Action Club.
  • The Board approved Dr. Steven Gilbert, a distinguished expert on Distance Education, as the keynote speaker for the Spring 2003 faculty/Flex In-Service on January 7th.
  • The Board approved, at the suggestion of Trustees Lang and Padberg, developing a form to report travel expenditures.
  • An item to approve a performance by the student members of the Saddleback College Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) was removed because it was not correctly agendized.
  • Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2003 Regional Awards. Trustee John Williams nominated Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes for his consistent involvement in District issues, his work on the Tustin Base re-use committee, and for his outstanding leadership. Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes nominated Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur for the outstanding CEO award.
Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes was nominated by Trustee John Williams for the Association of Community Colleges Trustees (ACCT) 2003 Regional Leadership Award. Trustee John S. Williams was elected on November 5th as the Orange County Public Administrator-Guardian. Trustee Williams will be sworn-in on January 6, 2003. He will also continue to serve on the SOCCCD Board of Trustees.
  • Academic Personnel Actions were unanimously approved by the Board.
  • The Board unanimously approved Classified Personnel Actions.
  • District Hiring Policies, BP 401, 4011.1, and 4011.2 were accepted by the Board for Review and Study.
  • Sabbatical leave recommendations were unanimously approved by the Board.
  • BP 103, membership on the Governing Board, was accepted by the Board for Review and Study.
  • A legal services agreement for the Tustin Base property was removed from the agenda.
  • The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Stephen D. Spangehl, Director of the Academic Improvement Project of the North Central Assoc. of Colleges and Schools, and David Gottshall, founder of the national Great Teachers Movement, as Spring 2003 Faculty Flex/In-service speakers on January 8th and 10th.
  • The Board accepted for information a Basic Aid fiscal report that shows SOCCCD receives more from local property taxes, projected to rise 10% in 2002-2003, and 6% per year for the next five years, and student enrollment fees than from Program Based Funding (PBF) state aid. Pending a December 10, 2002, Orange County Superior Court hearing on the Pool Case that will determine whether assessors statewide can continue to assess property taxes at more than 2% , 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. Orange County Tax Assessor Webster Guillory has stated that he will appeal the case if the judge renders an adverse opinion.
  • 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%.


Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur said that the budget guidelines issued by the governor show a proposed 3.66% across the board cut to all community colleges, plus an additional $80 million dollars. Chancellor Mathur said that the district will be monitoring the budget situation. He said that he plans to implement a freeze on non-essential hiring, a freeze on nonessential material purchasing and a freeze on nonessential travel. He said that the district will try to make cuts as far away from the classroom as possible. In the meantime, enrollments continue to rise: IVC has increased 11.3% in head count and Saddleback has increased its head count 7.1%. He received a letter from State Senator Ross Johnson, for which the district is grateful, that opposes recommendation 34.1 in the proposed Master Plan for Education that would erode local control by locally elected Boards of Trustees. Following Trustee Fuentes' suggestion that the SOCCCD Tustin property could be used for increased national security training, Chancellor Mathur said that the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has identified a need for increased homeland security training.

SADDLEBACK COLLEGE PRESIDENT DIXIE BULLOCK announced the annual Holiday Party will be held on Tuesday, December 10th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Laguna Hills. The Anaheim Ballet's "Nutcracker" will be performed at the McKinney Theatre on Dec. 12, 13 & 14 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 14 and 15th at 3 p.m. For ticket information call 949-582-4656. The musical "Ain't Misbehavin" January 3rd performance is sold-out. Jane Olivor ( Feb. 1) and the annual Comedy and Magic Show (March 29) currently have less than 40 seats remaining. Call the box office for more upcoming performances, 582-4656. The annual Student Holiday Art Sale takes place in the Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Complex Wednesday, December 11th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 12th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Saddleback College Women's Golf Team captured its third Orange Empire Conference title, and Coach Bill Cunerty was named conference Coach of the Year. The Saddleback College Football Team completed the regular season with an outstanding 8-2 overall record. Saddleback College Men's Basketball is the defending state champion, and will host Irvine Valley College on Friday, January 10, in an Orange Empire Conference contest. Saddleback College Women's Basketball is off to a 3-1 start, ranked 7th in Southern California, under the direction of first-year head Coach Fentriss Winn. The Lady Gauchos host IVC on January 10th for the first home conference game.

thanked the Board for recognizing Prof. Frank Pangborn. He announced that over 200 students and guests attended the November 6th Veterans Day ceremony, the largest observance in IVC history. The Associated Students of IVC held a blood drive on Nov. 5 and 6 as part of their public service requirement. According to project coordinator and ASIVC Vice President Nicolette Ward, 40 pints of blood were donated to the Mission Hospital Blood Bank. On Nov. 22 the administration held a workshop for managers at Soka University to address issues and the needs of the college. Ads for Industrial, Commercial, and Transportation Design and Fundamental of Optics - two new courses offered at IVC - will be added to the rotation for six other ads to encourage enrollment in the School of Fine Arts, Athletics, Science, and others. IVC hosted the 2002 Special Olympics Southern California Soccer Tournament on Nov. 2nd. Coach Martin McGrogan, who coordinated the event, hopes to expand IVC's participation in the Special Olympics next year. The Multicultural Center and ASIVC sponsored World Peace Day on Nov. 22nd attended by several hundred students. Featured were food and fashions from every continent and nearly 30 cultures. Diana McCullough assisted with the coordination of the event.


ASG President Tony Bartolini did not give a report.


A representative did not attend.

President Mark Sierakowski did not give a report.

President Steven Woodard did not give a report.

President Randy Anderson announced that the next meeting of the Senate will be held on January 22nd. He reminded the district that the Education Code specifies the need for consensual agreements on faculty hiring policies. He said that the faculty needs time to do reports. He wished everyone a happy holiday.

President Jefferey Kaufmann stated that the lack of access to the district hiring committee in effect denied representation to over 100 Irvine Valley College faculty members. Professor Kaufmann announced that he is resigning his position as president effective December 20, 2002. He said that Prof. Greg Bishopp will assume his duties.

President Mike Merrifield congratulated Trustees Wagner, Padberg, and Milchiker on their unopposed re-elections. He said that many faculty work voluntarily on both campuses. He said that the faculty and the Board's interests are the same: to serve the needs of the community. Professor Merrifield urged the Board to direct the administration to resolve faculty negotiations. He wished all happy holidays.


President Mary Williams announced that she will continue as president for another year. She said that employees have a right to a reclassification if they are working out of class because they better serve the district and students, and that reclassification is not just a method used by employees to get a pay increase.

President Cloyce Kelly did not attend.

Board President Donald P. Wagner wished a happy holiday season to the community and to all students and employees.

The Board officers for 2003 are Vice President Dorothy Fortune, President Donald P. Wagner and Clerk
Nancy Padberg.


The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 9:22 p.m.


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


The highlighted synopsis of the Board of Trustees meeting is prepared by Pamela Zanelli, Public Affairs Director,
and is not the official minutes. For more information, please call 949-582-4920.
Please contact Donna Martin, Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees,
at 949-582-4844 to obtain a copy of the minutes.