Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

April 28, 2008


Matthew T. Reynard, in appreciation of his service as Student Trustee for 2007-08.

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Dr. Richard D. McCullough, President, Saddleback College, for his dedication and enduring legacy upon retirement after 38 years at the College.


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Dr. Andreea M. Serban, Vice Chancellor, Technology and Learning Services for her leadership and upon appointment as Superintendent/President of Santa Barbara City College.

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Robert E. King, J.D., Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, for his service and leadership as he embarks upon private law practice.

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Designation of May 19 to May 23, 2008 as Classified School Employees Week in recognition of the many contributions of classified employees.   South Orange County Community College District
  • President Donald P. Wagner thanked President McCullough, Brandye D'Lena and Walt Rice for the tour of the SC BGS building. He looks forward to it being open for students. He thanked President Roquemore for the very well done IVC Foundation dinner. He welcomed the new student trustee, Hannah H.E. Lee, who will begin her term next month.


  • Vice President John S. Williams mentioned meeting with many legislators while attending the Community College League of California Capitol Days with Chancellor Mathur. He plans to return to Sacramento in June to help protect the budget for community colleges. He attended a meeting with CSU Fullerton President Milt Gordon about ATEP and the wonderful IVC Foundation dinner.


  • Clerk of the Board Thomas A. Fuentes gave an update from the Orange County Community Colleges Legislative Task Force. Supervisor Moorlach will be making a presentation on the issue of declining property taxes. A letter was sent in support of AB2277. OC higher education leaders will hold a news conference on the Capitol steps next month. He extended congratulations to President Roquemore and Al Tello on the excellent IVC Foundation dinner and complimented the guest speaker, Chapman University President James Doti.


  • Trustee William O. Jay complimented Dr. McCullough on the tremendous job he has done as president and acknowledged Matthew Reynard, Dr. Serban, Robert King, and outgoing SC basketball coach Bill Brummel. He hopes that the new BGS building works out and is pleased to see that the SC football stadium renovation, funded by the SC Foundation, will be on the agenda. He attended a great presentation of Forbidden Broadway at SC.


  • Trustee David B. Lang attended an impressive lecture at SC by a Holocaust survivor. He thanked President Roquemore for the IVC Foundation dinner and noted that the honorees were incredible and deserving of recognition. He congratulated IVC on winning the state men's volleyball championship! He attended an SC accreditation subcommittee meeting. He mentioned that we are all indebted to President McCullough for his leadership. He said goodbye to Dr. Serban and Robert King and mentioned what a pleasure it was to rely on such an outstanding district leadership team. He acknowledged Matthew Reynard and welcomed incoming Student Trustee Lee.


  • Trustee Marcia Milchiker said that she will greatly miss President McCullough, Vice Chancellor Serban, Vice Chancellor King and Student Trustee Reynard . She thanked the classified employees who we couldn't do without to keep our colleges going. She said that a wonderful job was done in the renovation of the BGS building. She thanked Jennie McCue for sending out the Kaleidoscope of Diversity brochure which features many SC events. She encouraged everyone to attend the events to understand other cultures.


  • Trustee Nancy M. Padberg mentioned that it is wonderful to see the BGS building in such great shape and looks forward to seeing it occupied with students and faculty. She mentioned the OCTA Stakeholders Working Group for the South Orange County Major Investment Study, of which she is a representative for the district.


  • Student Trustee Matthew Reynard attended the IVC Foundation dinner and the opening of Fiorello at the IVC Performing Arts Center. He congratulated Hannah Lee and expressed his appreciation to everyone who had a part in his year as student trustee.


  • Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur joined the trustees in recognizing Matthew Reynard, Dr. Richard McCullough, Dr. Andreea Serban, and Robert King. He congratulated President Roquemore on the IVC Foundation dinner event which was well organized and well attended. He reported that the state budget shortfall is projected to be between $12 to $15 billion and that the final budget is not expected to be adopted until August or September. The biggest threat to our district is the possible loss of $900,000 out of the approximately $10 million that our colleges receive in categorical funds. He provided a brief report on the American Association of Community Colleges annual conference which he plans to share in more detail with the District Leadership Council. He learned that community colleges in 48 out of the 50 states are experiencing budget difficulties.


  • SC President Richard McCullough 's written report included mention of: students Dilan Swift, Alex Ascencio and Simba Rashe Subau who won top awards at the Model United Nations national conference and students David Curry and David Lopez who received awards from the state Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society; nursing student Kimberly Root was elected an officer in the National Student Nursing Association; and Tuttle Click Automotive pledged $100,000 toward scholarships.


  • IVC President Glenn Roquemore 's written report included mention of: $10,000 donation from AT&T; e-waste drive by Phi Theta Kappa; Professor Lisa Alvarez recently published “Sweet Time,” as part of Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature; Dr. Stephan Felder was recognized by UCI's Teacher Recognition Program; and the Theatre Department's production of Fiorello debuted at the Performing Arts Center.


  • ATEP report from President Roquemore included mention of: continuing negotiations for the master development of ATEP including a long range academic plan; meetings with CSU Fullerton to discuss the future educational direction for ATEP; 45 course offerings will be on the summer schedule; marketing the design model making and prototyping program; and a new CACT website.




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  • all consent calendar items, academic personnel actions and classified personnel actions (except for Item 6.6: B1, C3, C6, and E1B which were pulled from the agenda). If you wish to know specifics, please contact the Office of the President or Deputy Chancellor.


  • entering into an agreement with Futuris Public Entity Investment Trust Program to assist in establishing an irrevocable trust and a resolution establishing a Retirement Board of Authority for the purposes of investment and disbursement of funds for life, sick, major medical, disability, and other similar benefits in compliance with government accounting guidelines.


  • award of bid for $1,860,975 to JRH Construction to construct the SC Fine Arts restroom expansion.


  • accepting $556,000 from the California Community College Chancellor's Office to expand the SC associate degree nursing programs by a minimum of 11 students over a two year period.


  • accepting $200,000 to SC from the California Community College Chancellor's Office for the Teacher Preparation Pipeline grant.


  • highlights of the consent calendar: updating the IVC seal, IVC curriculum revisions for the 2008-09 academic year, and award of bid for $405,483 to Trend Offset Printing for printing and mailing of SC, IVC and ATEP class schedules.
  • SC Professor Howard Adams and IVC Professor Kathy Schmeidler made presentations on curriculum development and the status of the new curriculum management system.


  • SC Professor Morgan Barrows and IVC Professor Emeritus Jerry Rudmann provided a progress report on student learning outcomes at both colleges.

The Board meeting will be broadcast on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 7pm, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33. SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, May 4 at 7pm. The meeting will be available for viewing online later this 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, Matthew T. Reynard, Student Trustee

Raghu P. Mathur, Ed.D., Chancellor

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