O. Jay was sworn in by President Donald P. Wagner as a member of the
South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees representing
- President Wagner, Vice President Nancy
Padberg, Clerk Thomas A. Fuentes, Trustee David Lang, Trustee Marcia
Milchicker, and Trustee John Williams each welcomed Trustee Jay.
Wagner thanked Trustee Padberg and District and Saddleback
staff who hosted Congressman Gary Miller's visit to Saddleback
this month. The visit was initiated by Trustee Milchiker. President
Wagner recently met with auditors who gave positive reviews to District
staff for their professionalism, in particular Deputy Chancellor Gary
Poertner and District Budget Director Katie Slavin. The Board President
and Chancellor were at Tustin City
Hall last week with the mayor and city
manager to sign documents officially transferring over 68 acres of
land at the Tustin
base to the District. The new home to the Advanced Technology and
Education Park (ATEP) at the base will be critical to county economic
- Trustee Jay thanked all those who supported
him in the recent special election.
- Trustee Milchiker registered on line
for two classes and expressed how easy the system is to use.
- Trustee Padberg attended two prayer
breakfasts this month with many fellow community leaders. She mentioned
that Congressman Miller's visit was particularly rewarding because
of the time he spent talking to Professor Lee Haggerty's American
- Student Trustee Phillip Erquiaga congratulated
outstanding classified staff and teachers of the year and commended
the efforts of everyone who makes a difference in getting students
Mathur attended the induction of more than 100 students into the Phi
Theta Kappa Honor Society at Saddleback
Annual scholarship programs are coming up on May 13. A special luncheon
in appreciation of the efforts of all district faculty, staff and
administrators/managers was scheduled on April 30 to feature students
from both colleges as well as recognition of teachers of the year,
outstanding classified staff of the year, and presentation of service
pins to classified leadership staff.
Bullock mentioned in her written report: EOPS/CARE/CalWORKS holding
an annual recognition program for students who have completed certificate
requirements and achieved the Dean's List; and the Center
and Life Development was chosen as a model “Career Center Best Practice”
by the California Community College Statewide Career Development Advisory
Irvine Valley College President Glenn Roquemore
mentioned in his written report: Administration of Justice Program
won three national awards; model United Nations team took the top
award at the UC Berkeley Model UN simulation; Fine Arts Professor
Robert MacNeil was chosen by tenor Placido Domingo to sing with the
Los Angeles Opera; and the Alpha Omega Mu Chapter of IVC Phi Theta
Kappa received two awards.
- Addressing the Board were: Dr. Carmen
Dominguez, Saddleback College Academic Senate; Greg Bishopp, Irvine
Valley College Academic Senate; Mike Merrifield, Faculty Association;
Mary Williams, CSEA; Kevin Fitzpatrick, ASCOSC; and DivyaYagalla,
THE BOARD APPROVED. . .
- all consent calendar items. If you wish
to know specifics, please contact the Office of the President or Deputy
Chancellor. Item 9, Classified Leadership Classification Review, was
pulled and the issue will come before the Board at a future date.
- Professor Rebecca Welch from the School
of Humanities and Languages as IVC 2005 full-time Teacher of the Year
- Beejay Janiga from the Emeritus Institute
as IVC 2005 part-time Teacher of the Year
of Oppose Unless Amended on Senate Bills 1817 and 1785, which could
reduce local decision-making power. SB1785 is also opposed by both
IVC and Saddleback College Academic Senates as it could make it more
difficult for our students to transfer to the California
- acceptance for review and study the
IVC and Saddleback College Accreditation Self-Study Reports in preparation
for scheduled accreditation reviews in October 2004. Both reports
will come before the Board again at the May meeting.
purchase of 172 new computers.
architectural services for preliminary renovation plans of Saddleback
library in order to submit the project for State funding.
ITEM OF INTEREST
- There was a demonstration of SmartSchedule
by Jim Gaston and Allan McDougall. This innovative web based service
for our students has been used more than 2.5 million times in less
than two years.
WERE PRESENTED IN RECOGNITION OF. . .
Trustee Phillip Erquiaga for his service on the Board for 2003-04, pictured
with Board Clerk Thomas Fuentes.
School Employees Week: May 17-24, 2004.
Mary Williams, CSEA President, accepts the resolution from Board Clerk
Sanchez, Irvine Valley College Outstanding Classified Employee of the
Year, pictured with President Glenn Roquemore.
Wedel, Saddleback College Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year,
pictured with Acting Vice President of Instruction Richard McCullough.
Waiksnis, District Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year, pictured
with Board Clerk Thomas Fuentes.
Board Meeting Update Prepared by:
Tracy Daly, Director
SOCCCD Marketing, Government & Community Relations