Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

March 30, 2015

RESOLUTIONS ...........................................................................


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Trustee William O. Jay was honored posthumously for his dedicated service to Saddleback College and the district since 1974. His wife Bobbe Jay was present to accept the resolution.   Beverly Johnson, Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, was honored as the 2014 District Services Manager of the Year.
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Michael James and Louis Sessler were honored for the 2014 Saddleback College President’s Manager Award for Leadership and Innovation.   Dr. Linda Fontanilla was honored as 2014 Irvine Valley College Outstanding Administrator and Dr. Craig Hayward as 2014 Irvine Valley College Outstanding Manager.


THE BOARD APPROVED ..................................................................

  • All consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions with a revision to 6.17, Exhibit A, F1 changing the effective date to July 27. For details, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Irvine Valley College Geology 170 students to travel out of state to southern Utah.
  • Curriculum Revisions for the 2015-16 Academic Year for Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College.
  • Irvine Valley College Administration of Justice students to travel out of state for the 2015 National Conference of the American Criminal Justice Association.
  • Bid No. 311 to Audio Video Design-Build Group for a refresh in the IVC Business Sciences Technology Innovation Center (BSTIC) building.
  • ASIVC student out-of-state travel for the National Grassroots Legislative Convention and National Student Lobby Day (LegCon) 2015 in Washington, D.C.
  • Saddleback College revision to the Health Information Technology program for the 2014-15 academic year.
  • Saddleback College additional Summer 2015 Community Education courses, presenters, and compensation.
  • Saddleback College revised Field Study fee schedule.
  • Amendment No. 1 for a no cost, 75 day contract extension for the Saddleback College Central Plant Phase 2 Upgrade Services project with Southland Industries, with a new completion date of July 8, 2015.
  • Amendment No. 2 to the Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College Bookstore Operations Services Agreements with Follett Higher Education Group for the second of three one-year extensions beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016.
  • Saddleback College out of state travel for students in the California Student Nurses’ Association (CSNA) to attend the 2015 National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Annual Convention, in Phoenix, AZ
  • Amendment No. 3 with gkkworks for additional architectural services in the amount of $8,880 for the Saddleback College Fine Arts HVAC Upgrades and Interior Renovation project for a total fee of $274,390.
  • Amendment No. 1 with TestMarcx Solutions, LLC for additional commissioning services in the amount of $34,400, for the Saddleback College Sciences Building project, for a total fee of $91,200 with a 26 month extension to the agreement.
  • DSA Class 1 Inspection Services agreement with BPI Inspection Service for the Saddleback College Sciences Building project for a not to exceed amount of $149,760.
  • Accept for review and study the proposed Academic Calendar for 2016-2017.
  • SOCCCD: Computer Equipment and Related Devices, Extension of Term with Dell Marketing LP.
  • Amendment No. 3 with gkkworks for additional architectural services in the amount of $8,936 for the Advanced Technology and Education Park Land Exchange Demolition project for a total fee of $110,255.
  • Resolution No. 15-11 to amend the FY 2014-2015 Adopted Budget.
  • Trustees’ requests to attend the AGB National Conference on Trusteeship and the CCLC Annual Trustee Conference.
  • A public hearing was held to invite the public to present comments regarding the Saddleback College Energy Services Contract for the Saddleback College Exterior Lighting and Controls Retrofit, Phase I.
  • Resolution No. 15-12 to authorize entering into an Energy Service Contract for the Saddleback College Exterior Lighting and Controls Retrofit project, Phase I with Anderson & Howard Electric, Inc., in the amount of $780,000.
  • Recommendation by SOCCCD board members to nominate the following candidates to the CCCT Board of Directors.: Ann Ransford, Glendale CCD; Janet Chaniot, Mendocino-Lake CCD; Bernard "Bee Jay" Jones, Allan Hancock CCD; Janet Green, Riverside CCD; Doug Otto, Long Beach CCD; M. Tony Ontiveros, North Orange County CCD.
  • Resolution No. 15-15 calling for the appointment of a provisional board member for a vacancy in Trustee Area 3 and Resolution No. 15-16 establishing the procedure for the appointment.
  • Resolution in support of College and Career Access Pathways Act, Assembly Bill 288, calling upon members of the California Senate and California Assembly to approve college & career access pathways (CCAP) which rely on concurrent enrollment partnerships between school districts and community college districts, to improve and expand college opportunities for all students.
  • Authorize payment to Trustees Padberg and Jay who were absent from the February 23, 2015 meeting.
  • SOCCCD Retiree OPEB Trust Actuary Report and allocate $3.6 million to fund the normal cost for FY 2015-2016.
  • Procure Furniture and Fixtures using Piggyback Agreement between the Foundation for California Community Colleges and Steelcase.
  • Resolution No. 15-13 Declaration of Emergency for the Electrical Switch Gear Transformer at Saddleback College Fine Arts complex.
  • Bid No. 2031 for the Saddleback College BGS Fire Repairs project and agreement with Optima RPM, Inc. of Irvine, CA in the amount of $570,000.
  • Amendment No. 1 with C.E.M. Lab Corp. for additional testing and special inspection services in the amount of $550,000, for the Saddleback College Sciences Building project, for a total fee of $880,000.
  • Saddleback College: Revise sabbatical for Professor Loretta Niccola and rescind sabbatical for Professor Kim d'Arcy for Fall 2015.
  • Resolution No. 15-17 Classified Employee Layoff for an IVC categorically funded program specialist.
  • Accept the California State Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 586 proposal for review and study for the purpose of negotiations; and set a public hearing on the proposal for the regularly scheduled April Board meeting.

PRESENTATIONS .........................................................................

REPORTS .................................................................................

  • Trustee Milchiker remembered Trustee Bill Jay for his 40 years of service and commented on the great void he leaves behind. She congratulated the SC Gaucho basketball team for their third state championship. She is also proud of the IVC Lasers tennis team for being number one. She attended the Orange County Community College Legislative Task Force meeting hosted by Coast Community College District. All four Orange County community college districts are supporting AB 288 on concurrent enrollment. The bill would formalize local agreements between community colleges and their K-12 districts for concurrent enrollment programs that create effective pathways for high school students to enter college. They also could be helpful in offsetting the need for remediation. Trustee Wright attended some of the workday training open labs and enjoyed it. He enjoyed three Guacho BB games during the season and congratulated SC on their state championship. He attended the SC Gala and said it was a wonderful event. He attended memorial services for Trustee Jay. He joined classified staff for staff development day. He congratulated the three classified staff of the year - Mark Sierakowski, Corine Reymond and Mayra Arias. Trustee Jemal reflected on the good times he had sitting next to Trustee Jay, commenting that was good humored and always focused on the human impact. He enjoyed the touching memorial service for him. He was very impressed with the SC Gala. He congratulated the SC Gaucho basketball team. Trustee Lang commented on how much Trustee Jay will be missed. He, too, congratulated the SC Gaucho basketball team.
  • Chancellor Poertner reminded faculty and staff about the upcoming trustee listening sessions on April 22 at both colleges.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's written report included: The college and the South Orange County Economic Coalition released the 2015 South Orange County Economic Report, a data and market analysis of south Orange County.  More than 200 guests were in attendance, including 31 local elected officials, as well as representatives from the offices of Congressman Darrell Issa, Congresswoman Mimi Walters, Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey, State Senator Pat Bates, Assemblyman Bill Brough, Assemblyman Donald P. Wagner, and Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett.  Congratulations to the men's basketball team, which captured the California Community College Athletic Association state title on Sunday, March 15th, defeating East Los Angeles College 50-47. This was the third state title for the Gauchos men's basketball program, adding to the titles won in 2002 and 2010. The Music Department hosted its 2nd annual vocal competition, Saddleback Star, where 16 contestants performed and the audience voted the winner. Saddleback student Maureen Eberhard received the $500 prize. The Transfer Center conducted workshops on applying to CSU and UC schools, and a teacher information session. Transfer Center counselors participated in Senior Day and six classroom visits.


  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's written report included: The college held its annual Preview Day for high school seniors, formerly known as Senior Day.  Approximately 2,000 high school seniors attended and were required to participate in a presentation highlighting IVC’s programs and services.  The college held its annual High School Principals’ Breakfast. Principals from the local high schools were invited to receive information about IVC’s Student Success and Support Program, AB 86 and the CAL-PASS Plus data linking system. Congratulations to Irvine Valley College (IVC) Psychology Professor Dr. Jerry Rudmann, who has been elected President of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).  The IVC Speech and Debate Team competed at the Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association (PSCFA) Spring Championship tournament held at Moorpark College. The teams of Nicole Felix, Michelle Chow, Anthony Kim, and Christine Lee were awarded a gold medal in Junior Parliamentary Debate. Jacee Cantler and Fatima Alamire received gold in Open Parliamentary Debate. Alamire was also named the top speaker in debate, beating out over 50 other competitors. The students awarded the PSCFA Academic Scholar Award included: Michelle Chow, Jacee Cantler, Nabeel Faisal, Anthony Kim, Joseph Paik, Nicole Felix and Sarah Kulpa.

IN MEMORIAM............................................................................

The board adjourned the meeting in honor of colleague Bill Jay. Dr. Jay dedicated his career to serving students in south Orange County. He brought a wealth of institutional knowledge to the board and provided mentorship, support and continuity. His passing is a great loss to the board, the community, his family, colleagues and friends.

VIEWING ONLINE/TV.....................................................................

The board meeting is available for viewing online at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 will also broadcast on Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm.



South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

Timothy Jemal, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker, Nancy M. Padberg,
T.J. Prendergast III, James R. Wright; Keefe Carrillo, Student Trustee

Gary L. Poertner, Chancellor


Board Meeting Highlights Prepared by:
Tere Fluegeman, District Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations