Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

April 27, 2015

NEW TRUSTEE SWORN IN ...........................................................

Barbara J. Jay was appointed to serve the remainder of the term for trustee area 3.


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RESOLUTIONS AND COMMENDATIONS .................................................

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Student Trustee Keefe Carrillo was honored for his service on the board as 2014-2015 Student Trustee.   The board honored the significant contributions of classified employees for Classified School Employees Week, May 17-23, 2015.
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Sanjai Gupta was honored as Professor of the Year, Irvine Valley College.   Jack Appleman was honored as Part-Time Professor of the Year, Irvine Valley College.
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Cecilia Kim was honored as Emeritus Professor of the Year, Irvine Valley College.   Karah Street was honored as Professor of the Year, Saddleback College.
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Bob Matthews was honored as Associate Professor of the Year, Saddleback College.   Gerald Binder was honored as Emeritus Professor of the Year, Saddleback College.
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The Saddleback Men's Basketball Team was honored for capturing the California Community College Athletic Association state title.   Saddleback College President Tod Burnett commended journalism students for having received a first place award in a national competition for their work in the WALL Literary Journal.


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

  • All consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions, made a correction to 6.9 Exhibit I and amended 6.10 to review and study. For details, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Saddleback College transfer degrees and curriculum revisions for the 2015/16 academic year.
  • Authorization to request qualifications and seek proposals for lease/leaseback delivery method for the Saddleback College, Advanced Technology and Applied Science Renovation project.
  • Irvine Valley College curriculum revisions for the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Irvine Valley College additional courses, presenters and compensation for Summer 2015 Community Education program.
  • Amendment No. 4 with gkkworks for additional architectural services in the amount of $19,810 for the ATEP Land Exchange Demolition project for a total fee of $130,065.
  • Amendment No. 1 with Facilities Planning and Program Services, Inc. for a decrease in the contract amount by $30,000 for Contract Specialist Services for HR/Finance Software Procurement, for a revised contract total of $88,000.
  • SOCCCD Academic Calendar for 2016-2017.
  • SOCCCD: District-wide Air Blown Fiber, Change Order No. 2 with T and D Communications, Inc. for the District-wide Air Blown Fiber project resulting in a $9,798 increase in the total project cost for a revised contract completion date of June 30, 2015 and a revised contract amount of $693,177.
  • Change Order No.1 for the Saddleback College Sciences Building Project with C.W. Driver resulting in a decrease of $218,772 in total project cost for a revised contract amount of $53,625,272.
  • Saddleback College Storage Area Networks (SAN) Technology Equipment, Extension of Term, NetApp, Inc. for extended use of the Master Price Agreement through September 30, 2015 with estimated expenditures not to exceed $500,000.
  • Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP), IVC First Building Project, Design-Build Criteria and Programming Architectural Services Agreement, Amendment No. 1 to LPA, Inc. reallocating the contract amount of $135,200 designated for branding services to the Advanced Technology and Education Park campus architect task. This is a no cost change and the total contract amount will remain $644,300.
  • SOCCCD: Computer Equipment and Related Devices, Extension of Term with Hewlett Packard Co. to September 15, 2015. Annual expenditures for the term under this agreement will not exceed $1,999,334.
  • Work order with Neudesic LLC for expertise in the area of software development and project management on Student Information Systems projects including automating electronic transcript receiving and class schedule upgrades and recommendation engine for an amount not to exceed $1,215,800 for the term of April 28, 2015 through April 30, 2016.
  • Change Order No. 2 for the ATEP Land Exchange Demolition project with AMPCO Contracting, Inc. for a no cost change extending the contract by 37 days, with the total project cost remaining at $2,425,000.
  • Irvine Valley College: Administrative Regulation 2150, Smoke Free District: Approve the new fine amount of $38.00 for the violation of Administrative Regulation 2150. This fine amount is consistent with the current bail schedule for parking violations.
  • Irvine Valley College: Reorganization of Instructional Unit effective July 1, 2015, in order to balance workloads and increase efficiency.  The Dean, Fine Arts and Business Sciences to be split into two positions, 1) Dean, the Arts; and 2) Dean, Business Sciences, Online and Extended Education. There is no impact to the general fund.
  • Authorization of Payment to Trustee Padberg and Student Trustee Carrillo who were absent from the March 30, 2015 meeting.
  • Public Hearing - California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 586 - a public hearing was conducted to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the initial proposal from CSEA.

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

  • Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College  - Presidents and Vice Presidents provided an overview on service area conflicts between the colleges. This report was a follow up item resulting from the Trustee Listening Sessions held at the colleges on April 30, 2014. 

  • SOCCCD:  BP 4011.1 Process for Hiring Faculty - Vice Chancellor David Bugay provided an overview of the process for hiring faculty. This is a follow up item resulting from the Trustee Listening Sessions held at the colleges on April 30, 2014.

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

  • Trustees congratulated the newly appointed trustee, Barbara J. Jay. They also thanked Student Trustee Keefe Carrillo for his service on the board. Most of the Trustees attended the IVC Foundation Gala and agreed it was an enjoyable and successful evening. Trustee Lang participated in the Trustee Listening Sessions and found them to be valuable. He stated that the personal interaction is important, appreciated and helps with decision making. Trustee Jemal stated he was excited about the Saddleback Men's Basketball Team State Championship. He agreed with Trustee Lang about the Trustee Listening Sessions being valuable. He also commended the IVC Foundation team for organizing an excellent gala. Trustee Wright attended the Saddleback College Men's Basketball Banquet, the Student Success Summit, Trustee Listening Session and Julie Bright's memorial service. He also congratulated Phi Theta Kappa’s Kayla Orlinsky and Nathan Martinez for being named to California's First and Second All-State Academic Teams. Trustee Milchiker congratulated the college professors of the year. She also interviewed on Laguna Woods TV. She attended the Student Success Summit, Bonnie and Clyde and Julie Bright's memorial service and looks forward to commencement next month. Student Trustee Carrillo thanked the board for their guidance while he served on the Board. He also went on legislative visits with the IVC Student Associated Government students in Washington, D.C. He thanked Tere Fluegeman for helping to arrange the visits.
  • Chancellor Poertner mentioned that the college commencements are happening soon and he wanted to thank faculty and staff for another good year.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's written report included: The college Professor of the Year is Dr. Karah Street, a biology instructor. Dr. Bob Matthews, a psychology instructor is the Associate Faculty of the Year.  Dr. Gerald Binder, a philosophy, film, and humanities instructor is the Emeritus Institute Professor of the Year. The Student Success Summit, which was organized in conjunction with Irvine Valley College, was held on Friday, April 17th. The keynote speaker was Dr. Brad C. Phillips, president of the Institute for Evidence Based Change and expert in "Achieving the Dream - Student Success."  The Summer 2015 Gaucho Guide was delivered in early April to over 277,000 households. This edition of the Gaucho Guide boasts over 100 offerings, including College for Kids, CUSD Summer Experience programs, swim lessons, and classes for adults.  The Transfer Center held the spring 2015 College Fair on April 23rd. Over 91 colleges and universities attended. The following universities scheduled appointments with students: CSU Fullerton, CSU Dominguez Hills, Cal Poly Pomona, UC San Diego, UCLA and Chapman. The annual Career Fair was held on Wednesday, April 15 in the quad. Over 100 employers were on site to discuss career opportunities with students.



  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's written report included: The Speech and Debate Team became the Community College National Champion for the fourth year in a row. The college held its Celebrating Excellence Foundation Awards Dinner at the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana. Over 300 guests were in attendance.  The Student Composer Competition was made possible by the ASIVC, who funded the monetary awards in each category.  Winners included: UCLA student Haosi Howard Chen, first place; Saddleback College Student Lawson Madlener, second place; and IVC Student Sina Karachiani, third place. ASIVC students Safar Mahmadov, Samantha Kimberly Zan, Keefe Carrillo, Danielle Thomas and Edward Contreras, along with the district's federal advocate, Dana Debeaumont, conducted legislative visits in Washington D.C. to discuss Pell Grants and other student issues. The Model United Nations won its fourth consecutive Outstanding Delegation award at the National Model United Nations Conference. Phi Theta Kappa’s Kayla Orlinsky and Nathan Martinez were named to the California’s First and Second All-State Academic Teams for their achievement in demonstrating academic excellence and intellectual rigor with leadership and service beyond the classroom to benefit society. The Speech and Debate Team won gold awards in both Debate and Overall Sweepstakes points at the 2015 Phi Rho Pi National Tournament.
  • Business Services - Vice Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons' written report included; an update on the ATEP development project phased-in approach for utilities, development, sitework and buildings, and facilities related special topics including furniture selection for the SC Sciences Building and IVC A400 Building projects.

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


The board adjourned the meeting in honor of employees and former employees Armando Ruiz, Janice Jensen, Manuel Cortes-Rangel and Julie Bright, and former Saddleback College football player and student Zach Cornwell. Our thoughts are with their families, colleagues and friends.

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

The board meeting is available for viewing online at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 will also broadcast on Sunday, May 3 at 7 pm.



South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

Barbara J. Jay; 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