Orange County Community College District
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING SYNOPSIS
Monday, September 30, 2002 - Saddleback College
AND TIMES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Channel 39, Saddleback
Channel 33, Irvine Valley
Friday, October 4 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday -October 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 4 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday - October 5 - 7:00 p.m.
PUBLIC SESSION BEGAN AT 6:15
P.M. AFTER CLOSED SESSION.
Board Clerk Trustee Nancy Padberg announced
the following Closed Session actions: the Board voted 6 to 0, with Trustee
Williams absent, to appoint Sharon Donoff
as the Interim Vice President of Student Services at Saddleback College.
The Board voted 7 to 0 to appoint Zainab Al-Shabibi
to the position of Registrar, Admissions and Records, Irvine Valley
College. The Board voted 7 to 0 to appoint Lisa
Cavallaro to the position of Manager, Child Development Center,
at Saddleback College.
Board President Donald P. Wagner
advanced the presentation of a Resolution honoring State Senator Bill
Morrow (38th S.D.). President Wagner commended Senator
Morrow for his long-time support of SOCCCD and its students
and his championing of fair and equitable funding for California Community
Clerk Trustee Nancy Padberg presents a Board Resolution honoring
State Senator Bill Morrow (38th S.D.) for his support of SOCCCD
and California Community Colleges. Senator Morrow is a graduate
of Mt. San Antonio College where he served as Student Body President,
a graduate of UCLA with Honors, and Pepperdine School of Law where
he earned his Juris Doctorate.
President Donald P. Wagner commended Senator Morrow "for
his long-time support of SOCCCD and his advocacy of fair funding
for state community colleges." Senator Morrow stated that
his community college experience "made my college education
Senator Morrow displays the framed Resolution commending his "excellent
service" flanked by Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur, Ed.D., and
President Wagner. Senator Morrow serves on the Senate Select Committe
for College and University Admissions and Outreach.
Morrow is welcomed by, ( L to R ) Student Trustee Derek Wong,
Saddleback College ASG President Tony Bartolini, and Irvine Valley
College Acting ASIVC President Robert Monteith.
Morrow is joined by (L to R) Trustee Marcia Milchiker, Trustee
Thomas A. Fuentes,
Board Clerk Nancy Padberg, Trustee John Williams, Chancellor
Raghu P. Mathur,
Trustee Dorothy Fortune, Vice President, Board President Donald
P. Wagner and Trustee David B. Lang.
SWEARING-IN OF STUDENT TRUSTEE
President Donald P. Wagner administers the oath of office to newly-elected
Student Trustee Derek Wong, who will serve a term of one year
representing students from Saddleback College and Irvine Valley
Trustee Derek Wong is congratulated by Board President
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REPORTS
Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes
offered his heartiest congratulations to new Student Trustee Derek Wong,
and welcomed him to the Board of Trustees. Trustee Fuentes expressed
his deep appreciation to Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College
for such beautiful programs honoring 9/11. He reiterated praise for
the confidence the electorate has shown in Trustees Wagner, Padberg,
and Milchiker, who drew no opponents in the November election. Clerk
Nancy Padberg welcomed Derek Wong. She said that now she
is a student who is taking two classes, she voted in the student election.
Trustee Padberg attended the Saddleback 9/11 ceremony, athletic orientation,
and the Chancellor's Roundtable, commenting that it was very well organized
by the Public Affairs Office. She also attended the Health Sciences
Building with District Offices groundbreaking, participated in Saddleback's
campus clean-up, and noted that Saddleback's new electronic signs are
now lighted up. Vice President Dorothy Fortune
said that she spoke at both the Saddleback 9/11 ceremony and the Groundbreaking
ceremony, and that both ceremonies were great. She said the construction
of the Health Sciences and District Offices Building was made possible
by the Board wisely utilizing Basic Aid funds. Board
President Donald P. Wagner stated that with all of the ceremonies
it was a momentous month. He said that the Health Sciences and District
Offices Building will not be financed by a bond measure and will not
cost taxpayers an additional dime of tax money. Trustee
Marcia Milchiker welcomed Derek Wong to the Board. She thanked
Trustee Fuentes for his positive comments on the Trustee re-elections,
and for having the idea to hold commemorative 9/11 ceremonies. She noted
that the O.C. School Boards Assoc. featured Chancellor Mathur in an
article. Trustee David B. Lang expressed
the same sentiments as Trustee Fuentes and welcomed Derek Wong. Trustee
John Williams, who proposed the construction of a combined
Health Sciences and District Offices Building, said that he was pleased
to emcee the groundbreaking ceremonies. He stated that the new building
will return 10,000 square feet of space to the Saddleback College Library
when the District moves. He attended the Laguna Woods Presidents Council
with Public Affairs Director Pam Zanelli to promote the SOCCCD Speakers
Bureau, noting that 98% of attendees said they had taken Emeritus classes.
He wished the Anaheim Angels the best against the Yankees on Friday.
Trustee Derek Wong thanked the
Board for showing its commitment to students. He appreciated the work
of the Board and Leslie Humphreys for the Saddleback College 9/11 event.
REQUEST FOR REPORTS
Trustee Nancy Padberg
requested an update on a previous request for a report on the cost of
repairs of aging buildings at Saddleback College.
Trustee Dorothy Fortune requested
an update on a previous request for a report on the cost of electricity
at the Saddleback College Golf Driving Range.
Trustee Thomas A. Fuentes requested
a report on designing a larger Board meeting room with more seating
capacity in the new Health Sciences-District Offices Building.
Trustee John Williams made two requests.
He requested a report from both Saddleback College and Irvine Valley
College Emeritus program updates, noting that one-third of SOCCCD students
attend the Emeritus Institute. He asked for a report on the SOCCCD policy
on field trips when students are enrolled.
All requests for reports were approved unanimously.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ACTIONS OF
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board unanimously approved the Consent Calendar.
The Board accepted a State Chancellor's Office grant
of $178,875 for the Saddleback College Health Care Delivery Centers
Economic Development project.
The Board approved an honorarium of $500 to Dr. Kevin
Starr, California State Librarian, for his public lecture on October
15, 2002 at 12 noon in the McKinney Theater. The honorarium will be
donated to the state library system.
The Board approved items authorizing study abroad
Spring 2003 programs in London, England, Oxford, and Salamanca, Spain.
The Board approved in-state and out-of-state travel
for students to Riverside, Palm Springs, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii,
and other locations for Spring 2003.
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. There is a judicial ruling on the Pool Case, which
remains an emerging issue with the outcome uncertain as the judge
has not given instructions to the County Assessor on how to implement
his decision. 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 approved $100 each for annual trustee-related
The SOCCCD initial proposal for negotiation with the
SOCCCD Faculty Association was proposed by the Board and Board President
Wagner recessed the meeting to a separate public hearing. No members
of the public came forward to speak on either item. President Wagner
then reconvened the regular meeting.
The Board unanimously approved a contract with the
Hay Group to conduct the first Classified Leadership salary study
in 14 years for an amount not to exceed $42,500.
The Board unanimously approved Academic Personnel
Items. The Board ratified the appointment of Saddleback College Interim
Dean of Health Science, Human Services, and Emeritus Institute
Diane Dumas, effective August 27 through December 31, 2002.
The Board ratified the appointment of Keith
Calkins, Interim Dean of Health Science, Physical Education,
and Athletics at Irvine Valley College, effective August 30, 2002,
to December 31, 2002. The Board approved the following actions: John
R. Poindexter, Dean of Health Science, Physical Education,
and Athletics at Irvine Valley College has been placed on administrative
leave effective August 27, 2002. Saddleback College Construction Technology
Professor Alfred F. Kirsch has
resigned effective July 31, 2002, and retired effective August 1,
2002. Trustee Dorothy Fortune
wished him well on his retirement. Irvine Valley College Physical
Education instructor Aracely Mora
resigned effective August 16, 2002.
The Board unanimously approved Classified Personnel
The Board unanimously approved Classified Personnel
Reclassification. Of the 137 positions studied, 6 of the 137 did not
receive reclassifications. This concluded a two-year process of contract
negotiations with CSEA. The salary increases resulting from the reclassification
of new positions are $328,944 annually.
A settlement agreement with the South Coast Air Quality
Management District received Board approval, passing unanimously.
Board President Wagner
adjourned to a public hearing on a proposal to enter into energy services
and financing agreements. There were no public comments, and the meeting
was re-adjourned. Saddleback College's energy consumption has decreased
23%, but its energy costs have skyrocketed 56%. The Board approved
a ten-year lease/purchase/energy services agreement with Kinetics
systems, Inc. for $8.4 million dollars for the facilities modernization
and installation of energy conservation measures.
The Board voted unanimously to approve a consulting
services contract with Dr. David Brownell to review/revise/update
Board policies and administrative regulations.
The Board accepted for review and study proposed revisions
to District Hiring Procedures.
Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur
congratulated and welcomed new Student Trustee
Derek Wong. He announced that SOCCCD has its highest enrollment
in its history, over 37,500 students. He said that he received positive
comments at the Health Sciences-District Offices Building groundbreaking
ceremonies on its benefits to the community. He will bring an Irvine
Valley College Performing Arts facility item to the Board meeting in
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE PRESIDENT
DIXIE BULLOCK thanked the Board for the groundbreaking event
on the new Health Sciences-District Offices
Building. She thanked Trustee Thomas
A. Fuentes for agreeing to emcee the October 15th lecture
with Dr. Starr. Saddleback hosted its 2nd Annual
Family Night on October 1st. Art
Professor John Cederquist has been elected to the American
Craft Council's College of Fellows. California Library Director Dr.
Kevin Starr will discuss Depression-era California in a presentation
of the Friends of the Library Steinbeck Centennial celebration on Tuesday,
Oct. 15 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
in the McKinney Theater. The Health Center
will offer flu vaccinations to employees, students, and community
members at minimal cost starting October 14th. The Nursing
Department will hold a public forum for Accreditation Oct.
7-9, and on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 11:30 a.m. in HS 9 the public can comment.
Gaucho football is broadcast live
on KSBR 88.5 FM. The
Lariat now publishes an on-line edition at www.saddleback.edu/info/lariat.
Dr. Dawn Lindsay has been selected
by the State Chancellor's Office as a matriculation mentor for California
Community Colleges. Career Placement Officer Marge
Nielsen was nominated for a 3rd term on the CCCCO Work-based
Learning and Employment Services Advisory Committee. Former student
Chris Boucly is Team Leader for
the O.C. Register's South County editions.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE PRESIDENT
DR. GLENN ROQUEMORE thanked Trustees
Wagner, Fuentes, and Lang for attending the 9/11 commemorative
event at Irvine Valley College that
included a tree and plaque dedication by the Irvine Valley College Foundation.
A special acknowledgement was given to Professor
Jan Wyma and the IVC Masterworks Chorale and College Singers,
and to Foundation Director Bill Christiansen.
The SOCCCD Forensics Team won first place at a Claremont College tournament,
besting 57 teams from Florida to Washington. IVC enrollment
has soared 13.6%, by nearly 1,600 students. The Art Gallery,
B-112, features "Roadwork"
September 16 to November 7th. The IVC Classified
Senate book and bake sales during Flex Week exceeded expectations,
netting nearly $1,100 dollars for two $500 dollar scholarships for deserving
students. IVC's new web page debuted by Webmaster
John Gotthard is more appealing, has pull-down menus, and
is now easier for departments to add content, and is 508 compliant.
GOVERNANCE GROUPS' REPORTS
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE ASSOCIATED
ASG President Tony Bartolini appreciated
the 9/11 event at Saddleback College. He announced that the ASG funded
the new electronic marquee at the Avery Parkway entrance. He congratulated
newly-elected Student Trustee Derek Wong.
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF IRVINE
Acting ASIVC President Robert Monteith
announced that Club Day will be held on Thursday, October 3rd.
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE CLASSIFIED SENATE
President Mark Sierakowski said that the
Senate has great consternation about not being represented on the District
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE CLASSIFIED
President Gloria Garcia did not give a
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE ACADEMIC
President Randy Anderson did not give a
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE ACADEMIC
President Jefferey Kaufman did not give
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE FACULTY ASSOCIATION
President Mike Merrifield said that the
District should conduct a needs assessment for the next 5 to 6 years
to address growth issues and the need to hire more full-time faculty.
He said that 86% of faculty members belong to the Association, and suggested
viewing their web site at www.socccdfa.net.
CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES
President Mary Williams thanked the Board
for approving the reclassification that began two years ago.
POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
President Cloyce Kelly did not give a report.
The Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m. to return to closed
session, then adjourned at 10:20 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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Board of Trustees meeting is
prepared by Pamela Zanelli, Public Affairs Director, andis not the official
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