Role in Accreditation
Valley College President Glenn Roquemore gave a presentation
entitled, “What Trustees Need to Know About Accreditation,” to provide
an overview of accreditation and review the board's role in the process.
Dr. Roquemore said that accreditation reviews ensure educational quality
and provide for continual evaluation and improvement. The board's role
is to establish policies that support those goals while delegating institutional
authority to the college presidents. He said it is important for the board
to understand the colleges' goals and benchmarks so they can fully support
and Facilities Master Plan Overview
College President Tod Burnett, Irvine Valley College
President Glenn Roquemore, District Director of Facilities
and Planning Brandye D'Lena, and GKK architect
David Hunt gave a updated summary of the Educational and Facilities
Master Plans for each college projecting needs from five to 20 years.
They explained the year-long process which included data collection and
comprehensive college and district input from 89 committee meetings, 39
group interviews, and six milestone presentations along the way in order
to gain consensus.
Maintenance and Operations Report
Valley College Facilities Director John Edwards provided
an overview of the day to day maintenance and operations activities as
well as planning and scheduling for ongoing maintenance needs in response
to a board report request from Trustee Meldau. Acting
Vice Chancellor of Business Services David Bugay explained
the role of the new district-wide Capital Improvement Committee (CIC)
that will address long-term facilities and capital improvements needs
and make recommendations using uniform, data driven criteria to plan and
budget for the next 20 years.
All of the trustees
commended the college presidents and staff for their flawless commencements
with enjoyable speakers and acknowledged the
appreciated work of 51 retiring faculty who are now officially "Emeritus"
status. Trustees conveyed their commitment to maintaining high quality
instruction as these faculty are replaced.
Meldau added how much he appreciated attending the scholarship
ceremony at SC, and how thrilled he was to see students that are so
anxious to work.
Milchiker commended IVC Professor of the Year
Kay Ferguson Ryals on becoming a finalist for Orange
County Teacher of the Year. She also mentioned that the board self evaluation
workshop was productive and she is pleased with the board composition;
she added that this was her 26th year attending scholarship and commencement
ceremonies (she has now attended 52 graduations) and it is always a
good reminder of how we change our students lives forever.
Phantom of the Opera at SC and was honored to introduce the Professor
of Year at SC's Commencement and Early College grads at IVC;
the Orange County Legislative Task Force CTE Breakfast showcasing the
nursing program from SC and the animation/gaming from IVC and was pleased
that Assemblyman Don Wagner was in attendance. She
was happy with the board self evaluation process and especially enjoyed
attending many recent college ceremonies including commencement, scholarship,
nurse pinning, health services, and a performance of The Phantom
of the Opera.
Lang added to the board comments that he hoped our dedicated
retiring faculty will find other ways to continue their involvement
at the colleges.
Trustee Jordan thanked the board for welcoming him and added
his enjoyment of a recent Improv production at SC.
Poertner echoed the accolades from the board regarding commencements.
He added that work on the accreditation steering committee is progressing
with the goal of completing reports by end of August; he mentioned several
new website additions including information about accreditation and
the board evaluation; he reported that 430 people have responded so
far to the district survey and that results will be posted on the district
website when they become available; he highlighted work of the district
strategic planning committee on a strategic plan that will support the
plans of the colleges with committee representation from district and
both colleges; and he thanked President Roquemore for
presenting a discussion item at this board meeting regarding the board's
role in accreditation.
College - President Tod Burnett's report included mention of: 42nd
Commencement held May 20; announcement of Patti Flanigan
as Dean of Online Education and Learning Resources, Dave Jenkin
as Foundation Director, and Christian Alvarado as
Director of Financial Aid; attendance at the ASG awards banquet and
SC's scholarship ceremony where Assemblyman Don Wagner
presented the Paul R. Wagner scholarship in honor
of his son; psychology week, jazz lab, student art exhibition, Michael
Dessen Trio and Grisha Goryachev concerts, Summer Winds ensemble concert,
and performances of The Journey and The Phantom of the
Opera; a culinary competition; transfer celebration, and Veterans
Recognition and Disabled Veterans Mentorship events.
Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report
included mention of: 26th Commencement honoring a record number
of graduates and the Scholarship Awards
ceremony; Arleen Elseroad elected chair of CCCApply
committee; 8th annual jazz picnic; congrats to IVC men's volleyball
- CCCAA state champions; foundation awards dinner raised $20,000; an
anonymous $15,000 donation to IVC Theatre dept.; Model UN team won two
prestigious conference awards; spring dance concert series with Melissa
Sandvig; biennial outdoor sculpture event held May 5; 45,000
donations from IVC to Goodwill Industries yielded $1.5 million in store
sales; classified senate selected as "model classified senate"
in CA; women's badminton team captures state championship.
ATEP - Associate Vice Chancellor Randy Peebles' report included
mention of: CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) to launch a national search
for education partners as part of their contract with the district.
Marketing efforts include property signage, a brochure, mass communications
flyer distribution and a website to market partnership opportunities
at ATEP; land exchange agreements are progressing with several Tustin
Legacy partners which will improve the land configuration and value;
Phase One demolition is complete and Phase Two will start soon.
AND ON TV
Board meeting will be available for viewing online later in the week
at www.socccd.edu. Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7pm on Friday,
May 27 and Saturday, May 28, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine
Valley College Channel 33. SC TV39 has an additional broadcast
on Sunday, May 29 at 7pm.
Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees
A. Fuentes, William O. Jay, David B. Lang, Frank M. Meldau, Marcia Milchiker,
Nancy M. Padberg, T.J. Prendergast, III; Jordan Larson, Student Trustee
L. Poertner, Chancellor
Meeting Highlights Prepared by:
Tere Fluegeman, Acting Director, District Public Affairs