Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

March 24, 2009


Special Recognition

Mission Viejo residents Joyce and Jim Van Schaack were presented with a special Certificate of Appreciation for displaying their President Ronald Reagan Memorabilia in the SC Health Sciences building during the month of March.


South Orange County Community College District


Reports and Comments


President Donald P. Wagner adjourned the meeting in memory of Steve Miller, a former district employee, who passed away last week.


Vice President John S. Williams attended the SC production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Last month he was interviewed on Laguna Woods Village television, his turn in the monthly rotation to report on board meetings for residents. He reminded viewers that our doors are open and encouraged everyone to spread the word that our colleges are ready to train and retrain the workforce.


Clerk of the Board Thomas A. Fuentes gave a report on the most recent meeting of the Orange County Community Colleges Legislative Task Force. There was discussion with regard to cooperation in distance education and chancellors of the four OC districts are taking the matter back for further consideration. Efforts are now focused on a breakfast for legislators to be held in April on the IVC campus which will feature student leaders in a question and answer panel with legislators.


Trustee William O. Jay congratulated the board and the Faculty Association for reaching tentative agreement on remaining issues of the contract.


Trustee David B. Lang congratulated the IVC speech and debate team on their most recent win, the SC men's basketball team on finishing second in the state, and Chancellor Mathur for advocacy efforts to ensure parity for our transfer students with all Orange County.


Trustee Marcia Milchiker attended a delightful SC production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and an SC Angels fundraiser production.  As a member of the Advisory Committee on Educational Services for the Community College League of California, she participated in a meeting with CEOs and trustees from around the state about regulatory and training issues. 


Trustee Nancy M. Padberg congratulated the SC Gauchos men's basketball team for achieving second in state. They are a great team and she attended three of their most recent games. She made a presentation to the San Clemente City Council thanking them for their $5,000 contribution to the SC Veterans Memorial. She will be making a similar visit soon to the Dana Point City Council.


Student Trustee Hannah H.E. Lee attended the great production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She attended IVC's successful Senior Day and mentioned the SC Senior Day is this Thursday.


Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur received wonderful letter from former State Chancellor Diane Woodruff complimenting IVC Professor Bill Hewitt. She lauded his service on the Chancellor's Consultation Council representing the state faculty association and thanked SOCCCD for giving him the release time so he could participate. Dr. Robert Bramucci, Vice Chancellor of Technology & Learning Services, was not in attendance at the board meeting because he was selected as the keynote speaker at the Tech Ed conference. The Chancellor and Jim Gaston, and the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor Bramucci, made two separate presentations at the conference. He called attention to the new SC signage which is easy to read and extremely helpful to students and visitors.

SC President Tod Burnett's written report included mention of: Black History Month Celebration; after a winning season, the Gauchos men's basketball team came in second in the state tournament; President Burnett accompanied ASG President Kalin Kelley and alumnus David Curry to Sacramento to receive state Phi Theta Kappa awards; the Learning Assistance Program launched an online tutorial service; a $10,000 donation to create the Morgan Tree Environmental Education Scholarship Endowment; and 340 guests attended the Alumni Association reception honoring Dean's list students.


IVC President Glenn Roquemore's written report included mention of: successful Senior Day; the Speech Team took first place in the novice sweepstakes at the Spring League Championship tournament; Emeritus dance instructor Eva Garnet marked her 95th birthday; the Foundation 22nd annual awards dinner will feature Patrick Healy of KNBC Channel 4 News as keynote speaker; and IVC astronomy students, under the direction of Professors Roy McCord and Jennifer Tan, will be featured during the Irvine Spectrum's International Year of Astronomy 24 Hour Global Star Party on April 4.


ATEP Provost Randy Peebles' written report included mention of: special board meeting in February held to review the concept plan which features up to 305,000 square feet of classrooms, labs, and educational support; employee information sessions on the concept plan are scheduled at SC and IVC; hosting 8th graders for a Job Shadowing Day; summer schedule is finalized with 60 courses; and Provost Peebles participation in the Orange County Business Council advocacy trip to Washington, D.C.





South Orange County Community College District
  • all consent calendar items, academic personnel actions, and classified personnel actions, except for the tabling of Item 5.22, Renewal of Contract for Printing and Mailing of Class Schedules. If you wish to know specifics, please contact the Office of the President or Deputy Chancellor.


  • out of state travel for the IVC Badminton Team to China to complete with the Chao Yang District badminton team and attend a badminton clinic with the Shanghai Badminton team. Expenses are to be paid from the team's foundation accounts.


  • increase of $25 to $35 for parking violations at IVC to offset a new state surcharge.


  • SC certificate and degree program revisions for the 2009-10 academic year.


  • SC and IVC Community Education courses, presenters and compensation for Summer 2009.


  • following a public hearing, resolution of certification of the ATEP Addendum/Initial Study and Errata pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act; and resolution adopting the ATEP Concept Plan which will be submitted to the City of Tustin.


  • award of bid with Blue Fin Construction in the amount of $499,369 for SC PE-100 interior renovations.


  • acceptance of $350,000 in grants from the California Community College Chancellor's Office to SC and IVC for career technical education programs with unified school districts and regional occupational programs.


  • contract with Neudesic LLC in the amount of $800,000 for further development of the Data Warehouse project and features of the Student Information System.


  • the nomination of Manny Ontiveros, Trustee of North Orange County Community College District, for the California Community College Trustees Association Board of Directors.


  • contracting with Xerox for the lease purchase of copiers and services at an estimated cost of $400,000, using a State of California Department of General Services contract for the best available price. The copiers will be located throughout SC, IVC, ATEP and District offices.



Presentations, Discussion, Information

  • A presentation on Career Technical Education Programs was made by Don Taylor, SC Dean of Advanced Technology and Applied Science; Dr. David Gatewood, IVC Interim Dean of Career Technical Education and Workforce Development; and Dr. Randy Peebles, ATEP Provost. Click here to view their Power Point presentation.
  • A presentation on a proposal for a recycling complex at IVC was made by IVC students. Click here to view their Quick Time video presentation.


  • The board discussed consideration of a joint venture for ATEP with two experienced development teams: Hudson Capital, LLC and Cyburt Hall Partners.
  • Professors of the Year were announced as noted below. 

Saddleback College

Full-time Professor of the Year: Larry Perez, Mathematics, Science and Engineering

Part-Time Professor of the Year: Tracey Magrann, Mathematics, Science and Engineering Emeritus Institute


Irvine Valley College

Full-time Professor of the Year: Martin McGrogan, Health Sciences, Physical Education and Athletics

Part-time Professor of the Year: Jeffrey Staley, Humanities and Languages

Emeritus Institute Professor of the Year: Louise Jacobs

Viewing Board Meeting on TV and Online

The Board meeting will be broadcast on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at 7pm, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, March 29 at 7pm. The meeting will be available for viewing online later in the week.

South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

Thomas A. Fuentes, William O. Jay, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker, Nancy M. Padberg,

Donald P. Wagner, John S. Williams, Hannah H.E. Lee, Student Trustee

Raghu P. Mathur, Ed.D., Chancellor

Board Meeting Update Prepared by:
Tracy Daly, District Director
Public Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations