DATES AND TIMES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
OF TRUSTEES MEETING SYNOPSIS
Orange County Community College District
Monday, January 14, 2002 – Saddleback College
39, Saddleback College:
Channel 33, Irvine Valley College:
Friday 1/18 7p.m. Saturday, 1/19 7 p.m.
Friday, 1/18 7 p.m. Saturday, 1/19 7 p.m.
PUBLIC SESSION BEGAN AT 5:00 P.M. FOLLOWED
BY CLOSED SESSION.
Board Clerk Trustee Nancy Padberg announced the following Closed
Session actions: The Board of Trustees voted to dismiss a probationary
classified employee; appoint Leslie Humphrey to the position of Acting
Student Affairs Director, Saddleback College; appoint Esther Graham to
the position of SOCCCD Assistant Director of Human Resources.
Trustee John Williams led the Invocation and Trustee Marcia
Milchiker led the Pledge of Allegiance.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REPORTS
Board President Donald P. Wagner thanked IVC President Dr. Raghu
Mathur and Saddleback College President Dixie Bullock for the colleges’
excellent educational programs and said it looked like the academic year
is off to a good start. Trustee Marcia Milchiker announced
the events she attended and expressed praise for the academic excellence
of programs on both campuses. Trustee John Williams criticized
the Governor’s budget, saying program cuts hurt students. Vice President
Dorothy Fortune said from the student perspective she is interested
in looking into the cost of textbooks. Board Clerk Nancy Padberg
the O.C. Legislative Task Force events in Sacramento on behalf of the Board,
when the Governor announced the new state budget. Padberg said that
IVC plays SC in Men’s Basketball on Friday, January 18, at 5:30 p.m. in
the Saddleback Gym and she congratulated Trustee John Williams on his second
hold-on-one. Trustee Dave Lang said that the economy continues
to struggle, but that community colleges fared better in the state budget
than did others this year, and that SOCCCD must be fiscally prudent.
Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes said that when President George W. Bush visited
Ontario last week he expressed his support for community colleges, and
believes that they should remain flexible, accessible, and affordable.
REQUEST FOR REPORTS
Vice President Dorothy Fortune requested a report on book costs at Irvine
Valley College and Saddleback College, and a cost comparison to other colleges
The Board of Trustees presented Resolutions of commendation to Saddleback
College Women's Soccer Team Coach Brandee Craig and to the Saddleback College
Gauchos Football Team coached by Mark McElroy. The SC Women Soccer
completed its successful inaugural season in 2001. The SC Gauchos
Football Team completed its 34th season in 2001, and won its 250th game.
Board Clerk Nancy Padberg
presents a Board Resolution commending Saddleback College Women’s
Soccer Coach and
Team for an outstanding inaugural season in 2001. Coach Craig was
Empire Coach of
the Year in 2001, her third time honored.
Saddleback College Gauchos Football
Team Head Coach Mark McElroy accepted a Board Resolution
from Clerk Nancy Padberg
congratulating the team for its 34th season and winning a milestone 250th
The Gauchos qualified for its
first bowl bid since 1996.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Consent Calendar was unanimously approved by the Board.
The Board accepted as an Information item the Monthly Financial Status
Report showing a beginning fund balance of $19,809,258 with a reserve of
6.25% of $7,093,608 for economic uncertainties. Deputy Chancellor
Gary Poertner discussed the potential future impact on basic aid funds
if property tax collection formulas by the County Assessor, which are undergoing
a legal challenge, are reduced. If the Assessor is not allowed
to “recapture” property taxes at the current rate, then the impact on the
SOCCCD budget would be estimated to be $9.6 million for the first four
years, and $5 million in subsequent years. Poertner pointed out that
the Board previously directed that SOCCCD not rely on basic aid monies
for operating budget, only debt reduction and/or capital outlay projects.
The Board accepted a requested report on a recommendation to discontinue
the Building Construction and the Millwork and Cabinetmaking programs after
the Spring 2002 term to vacate and prepare aging buildings for demolition.
The Board accepted a requested report on IVC/SC faculty who teach on campus
three days or less
Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes nominated Clerk Nancy Padberg for the Association
of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2001 Regional Awards that recognize
outstanding contributions made by community college trustees. Trustee
Fuentes also nominated Saddleback College President Dixie Bullock for the
ACCT exemplary 2001 chief executive officer award. Both nominations
were seconded by President Donald P. Wagner and unanimously approved, with
Trustee Padberg abstaining. Trustee Fuentes also nominated Board President
Donald P. Wagner for membership on the California Community College Trustees
Association (CCCT) Board of Directors. Trustee Fuentes’ motion was
unanimously approved, with Trustee Wagner abstaining.
Board Clerk Nancy Padberg has been nominated by
Saddleback College President Dixie Bullock was
her Board colleagues for the Association of Community
nominated by the Board of Trustees for the ACCT
College Trustees (ACCT) Trustee Leadership
2001 exemplary chief executive officer award.
Award for 2001.
The Board of Trustees unanimously nominated
Board President Donald P. Wagner for membership
the Board of Directors of the California Community
College Trustees (CCCT).
The Board reviewed its 2002-2003 Goals and Objectives.
The Board has exceeded its goal of 2% growth to an overall SOCCCD FTES
growth rate of 2.4% - 1.5% for Irvine Valley College and 2.8% for Saddleback
College. SOCCCD is also meeting Board goals by adding three additional
community sites and is establishing fast-track degree and certificate programs.
The Board reaffirmed the following goals as amended:
The Board of Trustees announced
its updated goals and objectives for 2002-2003
Sustain a minimum growth rate of 2% @500 WSCH (weekly student contact hours)
(full-time equivalent faculty).
Establish appropriate and equitable budget support for college programs
and divisions with the largest
WSCH for credit courses and the greatest WSCH growth rate.
Establish accountability evaluation standards for staff, divisions, and
programs, and utilize student
achievement reporting systems.
Begin fundraising campaigns with the State legislature, health care, and
retiree groups and, at the
community level, for the Saddleback College health science classroom building
and the Irvine Valley
College performing arts classroom building.
Designate funding sources and finalize construction plans for district
offices in order to vacate current
space occupied by the district in Saddleback College buildings.
Maintain Board-approved “Budget Guidelines Schedule” to retire total debt
by 2008; assume no
new debt without a dedicated revenue stream; and continue funding (per
of the liability of retirees’ medical, dental and vision plans. Do
not use Basic Aid Funds for ongoing
fiscal obligations, and prepare for return to Program Based Funding (PBF)
and the end of Basic Aid.
Maintain contingency reserves of 6 1/2 % or more for emergencies.
Review and update Board policies.
Continue Program Review on both campuses.
The Board accepted proposed revisions for review
and study of Board Policy BP-2100.1, Delegation of Authority to the Academic
The Board unanimously approved Adoption of Resolution
02-03 on Trustee Area Boundaries to be forwarded to the Orange County Superintendent
of Schools and the County Committee on School District Organization.
The Board unanimously approved Academic Personnel
Charles D. Myers is employed as a Radio/TV/Film
Instructor, Saddleback College, effective 1/2/02.
Yvonne Allman had a change of assignment to
a new position as a Saddleback College Laboratory Technician in Advanced
Technology and Applied Science (ATAS), effective 2/1/02.
Rodney Fitz had a change of assignment to
a new position as a Saddleback College Lead Building Maintenance, effective
Sophie Miller had a change of assignment effective
1/15/02 to Executive Assistant to the President of Saddleback College,
a replacement position for Joan Townsend, who passed away.
The Board unanimously approved Classified Personnel
Susan Lemkin, Saddleback College Public Information
Officer, will take a leave of absence effective February 1, 2002 through
April 30, 2002.
The Board recessed to a Public hearing re: District
Proposal to the South O.C. Comm. College District Faculty Association (SOCCCDFA)
for negotiations for part-time faculty compensation and set a public hearing
for February 25, 2002. The Board unanimously approved the item, then
reconvened to its regular meeting.
The Board unanimously approved Sabbatical Leaves
GOVERNANCE GROUP REPORTS
Richard A. Jones, Interim Chancellor, said
that the Governor’s budget did not provide funds for staff development,
but community colleges were not as negatively impacted as other agencies.
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS BY PRESIDENT
DIXIE BULLOCK: The new semester has started at 103% of WSCH.
Bullock attended a Resolution presentation by the Board of Supervisors
in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of Community Colleges in America.
The Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College Men’s Basketball Teams
will tip-off on Friday, January 18 at the Saddleback Gym. All faculty
and employees are invited to a pre-game reception at 5 p.m.. Saddleback’s
Heart & Sole team exceeded its goals to raise $1,063 for the American
Heart Assoc. walk/run. The student literary magazine guided by Prof.
Amy Ahearn, “Wall, a Literary Journal,” launched by the division of
Learning Resources/Liberal Arts has earned a top three award by the Community
Colleges Humanities Association. The SOCCCD Forensics Team coached
by Profs. Larry Radden at SC and Gary Rybold at IVC won its
5th first-place award at the Fall championship Tournament. The Transfer
Center will man booths around campus between February and April to counsel
students who want to transfer to 4-year schools, and will launch with the
Financial Assistance Office workshops to help students with the financial
aid and scholarship application process. College and district employees
can pick up their 15% cafeteria discount cards at the office of Penny Skaff,
Student Affairs. Full and part-time faculty art will be on display
in the Gallery January 31 through February 28th.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS BY PRESIDENT
DR. RAGHU MATHUR:
The new semester enrollment is doing well, with
WSCH up by 2%. Amazing Inventions will be on January 26 with
elementary school students from Irvine, Tustin, and Laguna Beach school
districts. Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer will speak
at a future IVC Foundation event. Over 350 students have registered
for classes online using IVC’s new online registration program which will
be fully available and public this spring. The IVC Model United Nations
led by advisor Prof. Stewart Frame competed in its second conference
and won three awards; two Distinguished Delegate awards and one Outstanding
Delegate Award. The Office of Admissions and Records has started
implementing AB 540, a new state law that exempts some categories of students
from paying nonresident tuition. IVC’s new webmaster John Gotthard
is working with a new IVC web advisory committee to improve the website.
New sidewalks, curbs and building modifications are being completed to
increase access for individuals under the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA). IVC completed its 14th year in the Adopt-A-Family Program
to assist 93 disadvantaged families during the holidays. IVC Art
Instructor Pam Schader has begun Art 4 Kids to help children who are
ill or hospitalized. To donate art supplies or to get more information,
please call 949-451-5382.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE AND SADDLEBACK COLLEGE
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATIONS
No report was given.
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE ACADEMIC SENATE
Academic Senate President Alannah Orrison said
that Saddleback needs more resources to accomplish program review.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE ACADEMIC SENATE
Academic Senate President Lewis Long said that
the IVC Honors Programs is being reactivated.
SOCCCD FACULTY ASSOCIATION
Faculty Association President Lee Haggerty
President Donald P. Wagner
on his term as Board President for 2002. He commended
Trustees Wagner and Milchiker
for attending the in-service speech by Sacramento
political columnist Dan Walters.
Richard A. Jones, Interim Chancellor
The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Donald P. Wagner,
Dorothy Fortune, Vice President - Nancy Padberg, Clerk
Thomas A. Fuentes, Trustee - Dave Lang, Trustee
Marcia Milchiker, Trustee - John Williams, Trustee
Steven McCarty, Student Trustee
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Last Updated: 01/17/02
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