Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

April 30, 2012


South Orange County Community College District

South Orange County Community College District
Student Trustee Jordan Larson was honored for
his work on the board for the past year, ensuring that the voice of 43,000 students be considered
as an integral part of district governance.
Jan Mastrangelo accepted a resolution from the board honoring Classified School Employee Week and the contributions of our classified employees to students, faculty and administration.
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Marie de la Palme was named IVC Professor of the Year. She is recognized for her teaching excellence in ballet, dance and as artistic director of IVC Performing Dance Ensemble. Her students say she inspires from within, showing genuine passion that motivates them to be great. Joseph Gerges was named IVC Part-Time Professor of the Year. He is recognized for his teaching excellence in art and design. Professor Gerges teaches throughout south Orange County and commented that he is continually humbled and challenged by IVC's unique and brilliant students.
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Becky Rigali (not in board meeting attendance) was named IVC Emeritus Professor of the Year. She is recognized for teaching excellence in Pilates and fitness. Her students describe her as an excellent role model for the senior population who modifies instruction to meet individual student needs. Dr. David DiLeo was named SC Professor of the Year. He is recognized for his teaching excellence in history, and is known for providing an exceptional, inclusive learning experience that challenges his students to broaden their minds and thoroughly absorb the subject matter.
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Ken Lee was named SC Associate Professor of the Year. He is recognized for his teaching excellence in horticulture and landscape design, serving as a passionate mentor to his students in field work, often inviting them to his landscape design business to gain first hand knowledge. Rob Henry was named SC Emeritus Professor of the Year. He is recognized for his teaching excellence in consumer health and formerly health sciences and human services and received 40+ nominations. His students praise him for his genuine interest in the mental, social and physical well being of seniors.



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IVC Student Services Vice President Gwen Plano was recognized for her Administrative Excellence Award from the California Community College Association. IVC President Glenn Roquemore highlighted her many accomplishments to IVC students and wished her well in retirement. Chris Hogstedt, RN, IVC Health and Wellness Center was recognized for her “Exemplary Service” award from the Health Services Association, California Community Colleges, a statewide organization. IVC President Glenn Roquemore said the award has only been given two other times.


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





South Orange County Community College District
  • All consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions. For additional information, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • agreement (Exhibit A) with Computrol, Inc. in the amount of $1,400,000 for installation,
    programming, and commissioning of a new energy management system.
  • $763,854 award to SC from the City of Santa Ana for the H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant: Orange County Bridge to Engineering.
  • $500,419 award to IVC from the California Community College Chancellor's Office for the “Career Development Work-Based Learning Linkages to Professional Organizations” grant.
  • BP-4011.6: Employment Procedures for Chancellor, BP-4210: Employee Outstanding Service Awards, BP-5616: Attendance, BP-4080: Personal Necessity Leave for Administrators and Classified Management Personnel, BP-4000.3: Workplace Violence, BP-4077.1: Change of Assignment-Classified Managers
  • Contract amendments: $14,850 amendment to C.E.M. Lab Corp. Geotechnical investigation scope of work for a revised contract amount of $49,500 for the SC Sciences building project; $269,549 amendment to McCarthy Building Company, construction management services, for a revised contract amount of $1,247,579 for the SC James B. Utt Memorial Learning Resource Center project; $17,000 amendment to Dougherty & Dougherty Architects, LLP, architectural services, for a revised contract amount of $2,621,000 for the SC Sciences Building project.
  • $485,000 architectural agreement with R2A Architecture, Inc. for the SC Technology and Applied Sciences Building Swing Space project.
  • an increase of $2,250 from Yosemite Community College District, for the Child Development Training Consortium at SC.
  • assignment of the educational services agreement from Athena College of Beauty to Advanced
    Beauty College for Cosmetology and Cosmetician instruction.
  • Study Abroad program to Oxford, England for Spring 2013.
  • $297,770.60 for the Campus Wide Exterior Way at Irvine Valley College.
  • IVC Life Sciences building project cost decrease of $31,434 for a revised total of $11,350,392.
  • Academic Calendar for 2013-2014.
  • use of Design Build for first IVC and SC buildings at ATEP and the IVC A400 project and an agreement with Lionakis for the Criteria and Programming Architectural Services for a fixed fee of $358,360 and a reimbursable allowance of $14,500 for a total cost of $372,860.


Tere Fluegeman, District Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Don Lindboe, Saddleback College Senior Fiscal/Veterans Specialist, Terence Nelson, Saddleback College Assistant Dean and VETS Center Director, and Darryl Cox, Irvine Valley College Director of Financial Aid and VETS Center Director responded to a request for report on student veterans by Board President Nancy Padberg. The presentation included an update on legislative advocacy, veterans benefits, VETS Center outreach, internal and external partnerships, current services and future needs for this growing student population.


  • Trustee Jay congratulated IVC Student Services Vice President Gwen Plano on her retirement and commented that she will be missed. Trustee Meldau also congratulated her, adding how much he has appreciated her smiling face at every board meeting and said he is looking forward to the upcoming SC fashion show, tenure faculty event, SC nurses pinning, and of course, commencement. Trustee Milchiker congratulated both Chris Hogstedt and Gwen Plano at IVC on their achievements and thanked Vice President Plano for her assistance to veterans. She also enjoyed the SC foundation fundraiser, Emeritus lecture series on the olive tree initiative, performances of Caberet and Rent, and a string band emeritus event at Laguna Woods. She is looking forward to commencement and scholarship ceremonies at both colleges. Trustee Prendergast echoed their comments and added that he will attend OCBA function this week. Trustee Padberg thanked Vice President Plano, recognizing her many contributions to students and the colleges. She enjoyed the SC foundation fundraiser. Trustee Lang congratulated all of the faculty of year for their teaching excellence. He also congratulated classified staff for their fine work and offered special wishes to Student Trustee Jordan Larson for his exceptional work on the board. He also thanked SC Emeritus Director Sandy Marzelli for her wonderful work, joking that he is inclined to vote down her request to retire. He thanked Vice President Plano for a magnificent job at IVC. Student Trustee Larson highlighted Dr. David DiLeo, SC Faculty of the Year, as a truly inspiring teacher. He called attention to the SC Job and Internship Fair this week with 40 business entities and said students are excited about it. He thanked the board for a wonderful year and joked that he will back to provide a report.

  • Chancellor Gary Poertner offered his personal thanks to faculty as the academic year draws to a close, calling them the "lifeblood" of the organization. He is looking forward to the many celebrations coming up, including commencement and scholarship ceremonies. He recognized SC Dean Patti Flanigan Chapin and SC President Tod Burnett for hosting Dr. Vincent Tinto, a national leader on student success and also commented on the successful emergency preparedness event at SC. He congratulated IVC President Glenn Roquemore on his work with the Community College League on educational services. He offered well wishes to Vice President Plano as she retires.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's report included: Hosting 30 CA colleges for CERT Training; welcoming Dr. Vincent Tinto, national expert on student success; congratulations to Valerie Senior, Classified Employee of the Year;  $10,000 grant for Business & Entrepreneurship Center; student Andrew Ronquillo represented SC at Interstate Oratory Competition; $229,000 grant for Innovative Mental Health ASL Project; nursing student success project received $170,000 from the CCCCO;  Lariat student staff received three journalism awards; eight students awarded $3,200 at the 9th annual Math, Science and Engineering Academic Triathlon; ASG officer elections held; three colleges visited Vets Program as a model for best practices; three awards presented at the Special Services Annual Recognition Event.
  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report included: Chris Hogstedt, RN awarded the “Exemplary Service” award from Health Services Association of California Community Colleges, an award which has only been given two other times; IVC Music Professor Dr. Stan Breckenridge selected as Distinguished Fulbright Scholar; IVC Japanese Program raised $10,200 for Earthquake and Tsunami Victims; Barry Miller named IVC Classified Employee of the Year; IVC Debaters won 2012 National Championship; IVC Marketing Department won three Medallion Awards at NCMPR Annual Conference; IVC student Minjeong (MJ) Koh selected as Phi Theta Kappa 2012 Coca Cola Gold scholar with a $1,500 scholarship.  Four women and three men IVC Basketball players were recently named all-Orange Empire conference.
  • ATEP - Associate Vice Chancellor Randy Peebles' report included: approximately 100 attendees from local manufacturing businesses, high schools and colleges attended the all-day Southern California HTEC Conference, Saturday, April 28. Irvine Valley College operates a Haas Technical Education Center at the ATEP campus serving the industrial community with high tech training for high paying jobs. The mission of the HAAS HTEC Network is to promote advanced manufacturing and productivity through excellence in manufacturing education. More information about these specialty training classes and events at ATEP are available at
  • Business Services - Vice Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons report included: improvements to four budget-related reports; bids have been received for the Saddleback Cafeteria, Vending and Coffee Cart services, Saddleback and IVC Bookstores, District Waste and Hazardous materials disposal and Charter Bus services; the Capitol Improvement Committee (CIC) has been investigating alternative approaches and software to meet the Board of Trustees’ request that both campuses report scheduled maintenance needs in a uniform manner and in alignment with the capital improvement planning process.
VIEWING ONLINE/TV...............................................................

The board meeting will be available for viewing online later in the week at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, May 6 at 7 pm.

South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

Thomas A. Fuentes, William O. Jay, David B. Lang, Frank M. Meldau, Marcia Milchiker,
Nancy M. Padberg, T.J. Prendergast III; Jordan Larson, Student Trustee

Gary L. Poertner, Chancellor


Board Meeting Highlights Prepared by:
Tere Fluegeman, District Director of Public Affairs