South Orange County Community College District

Tuesday, May 28, 2002 – Saddleback College
Channel 39, Saddleback College:
Friday 5/31 7 p.m. and Saturday, 6/1  7 p.m.
Channel 33, Irvine Valley College:
Friday, 5/31 7 p.m. and Saturday, 6/1  7 p.m. 


There were no actions taken.


Board Clerk Nancy Padberg presented Board Resolutions for Outstanding Service Awards to Grace Garcia, District Human Resources Specialist, Ellie Kato, Irvine Valley College Library Technician, Joyce Bartlomain, Saddleback College Senior Administrative Assistant, and Classified School Employees Week.

Board President Donald P. Wagner advanced Agenda Item #39, the Health Sciences and District Offices Project, to accommodate speakers in attendance to make a presentation.

Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur provided a history of the project, saying that the District has existed for 35 years.  He said that the Board had commissioned a study to build offices at three different sites at a cost of $9 million dollars, and that it is desirable to locate District services in one place.  The Health Sciences Building requires 26,100 square feet of space, and the District offices require approximately 25,000 square feet of space to house all functions in one location.  To meet these needs architects LPA (Leason, Pomeroy Associates) proposes designing a building of 61,000 square feet, which includes 10,200 additional square feet to accommodate circulation and other factors at a cost of $16 million dollars.  Under this plan, more than 10,000 square feet of space now occupied by the district on the third floor of the Library will be returned to Saddleback College.

LPA architects Glen Caroll and Chris Torrey made presented to the Board design options for the Health Sciences Building/District Offices Project.  The Health Sciences Building would be a three-story facility to house Health Sciences programs that would occupy the first and second floor and the District offices that would occupy the third floor to accommodate the programmatic needs of Health Sciences and provide office space for district operations.  The Board previously approved $12.7 million dollars for the Health Sciences Building construction.  The estimated cost to accommodate District offices is $3,200,000.  The combined total cost is approximately $16,000,000.

The site near the north end of the upper campus has been evaluated as the preferred location for the shared Health Sciences/District Offices Building.  This site allows for direct access and is close to parking areas to minimize the impact to student and staff parking.  This site plan allows the District and Saddleback College to share the Auditorium and conference area as technologically integrated classroom and lecture space.  The District would utilize the Auditorium as the Board of Trustees meeting area and the conference space as the Closed Session Room, while the College would take advantage of the space when not in use by the District.

Board President Wagner commended Trustee John Williams for “thinking outside the box” in proposing the combined Health Sciences/District uses in one building.  Trustee Williams thanked those who communicated with him in favor of combined usage.  The Board voted unanimously to approve the Health Sciences Building/District Offices Project.


Board President Donald P. Wagner attended and spoke at both graduations, and wished congratulations to all.  He said that during his trip to Sacramento it was gratifying to see how our local legislators give consideration and attention to community colleges. Trustee Marcia Milchiker said that she attended the Saddleback College Men’s Basketball and the SOCCCD Forensics Team banquets and complimented each team for achieving first place in state competitions.  She said that the graduations at both colleges were wonderful. Trustee John Williams thanked the Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College presidents and also congratulated the 2002 graduates.  He attended the Alumni Association barbeque hosted by Saddleback Associated Student Government (ASG) and thanked Alumni President Jim Peck. Vice President Dorothy Fortune said she went to many of the same events.  She also met with administrators regarding grants, and is most interested in grants that will benefit students.  She is looking ahead to the future with the Tustin Base land. Clerk Nancy Padberg had a busy May.  She attended transfer ceremonies at the Tustin Base and went to Sacramento with Chancellor Mathur and Board President Wagner to meet with local legislators.  She attended the KSBR Birthday Bash, the nurses pinning ceremony, both commencements.  Congratulations to all. Trustee David B. Lang said he attended the Health Sciences banquet, nurses pinning, and both commencements.  He congratulated the Class of 2002 and everyone involved for a great job. Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes congratulated the Class of 2002 for an outstanding academic year.  He said he had never experienced so many positive comments regarding the combined Health Sciences/District Offices project.  He complimented the new aerial photos of both campuses.


Board Clerk Nancy Padberg requested a report on the cost to repair three buildings at Saddleback College and one building at Irvine Valley College.

Trustee David B. Lang requested that a supplement to the existing Basic Aid Report be prepared regarding the timing of when monies would be expended.

Trustee John Williams requested identification of revenue streams as debt is retired by 2008 and as projects are pursued.  All requests for reports were unanimously approved.


·The Board unanimously approved the Consent Calendar.

· Item #6, an agreement for Consultant Services for construction management at Saddleback College, was tabled.

·      The Board accepted for information a Basic Aid fiscal report that shows that property tax collections will grow by 10%in 02-03, and by 6% for each of the following five years, outpacing Program Based Funding (PBF) COLA of 2.0% in 02-03 and 2.0% in each of the following five years.  There is still no judicial ruling on the Pool Case.

·The Board unanimously approved Classified Personnel Actions.

·The Board approved adding a Risk Management Specialist position and a Budget Analyst/Accountant position for the District Office of Business Services.

·The Board unanimously approved a contract for a Telephone Consultant to assist in the upgrading of the Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College telephone systems.

·The Board unanimously approved a revision of BP-4205.  The amended policy gives the Board the authority to retain the services of a hearing officer to assist in disciplinary hearings of classified personnel.

·The Board accepted for Review and Study a proposed revision of BP-104, Student Member of the Board of Trustees.

Board President Wagner requested that Governance reports be submitted in writing due to the Board adjournment to return to Closed Session at 9:25 p.m.

The Board returned from Closed Session and Clerk Nancy Padberg announced the following action: the Board unanimously approved the rescission of the resignation of Julie Bright, Saddleback College Dean of Health, Human Services, and Emeritus Institute.


The following reports were submitted in writing.


ASG President Tony Bartolini thanked the members of the Board for attending the commencement ceremonies.  ASG is working with IVC to decide on the current situation with respect to a new Student Trustee.  The ASG Budget Committee will commence its work on the 02-03 academic year next week. He spoke in favor of returning Library space to Saddleback College and locating District Offices in the Health Sciences Building.


Academic Senate President Randy Anderson reported on two resolutions passed by the Academic Senate: Resolution 01 supports the Board decision to relocate district offices away from the Library.  Resolution 02 recommends that the Board allocate funding for vacated Library district office space for academic purposes and implement college-wide participation in the remodeling process.



The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 10:16 p.m.


Donald P. Wagner, President - Dorothy Fortune, Vice President -  Nancy Padberg, Clerk 

Thomas A. Fuentes, Trustee - David P. Lang, Trustee

Marcia Milchiker, Trustee - John S. Williams, Trustee

  Dr. Raghu P. Mathur, Chancellor
Student Trustee position is not yet filled.

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