Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

May 26, 2009


Special Recognition

Bi'Anca Bailey, a Saddleback College student, was sworn in as Student Trustee for 2009-10.

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Professor Larry Perez, Saddleback College, received recognition upon being named the Orange County Community College Professor of the Year.


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Mark Kruhmin received a Board resolution as the Saddleback College Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year.

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Garilyn “Gee” Dickson received a resolution as the Irvine Valley College Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year.


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Jay Sierzhula received a resolution as the District Services Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year.

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Reports and Comments

  • President Donald P. Wagner shared his enthusiasm about a recent visit to Ohlone College's Newark Center for Health Sciences & Technology, a LEED Platinum campus in northern California. It was interesting to see what they are doing and bring back ideas for our district. He congratulated President Tod Burnett and Foundation Director Michelle Anstadt for the moving Veterans Memorial preview event and is looking forward to its official dedication. He recognized all the planning efforts in the award and commencement ceremonies which went off without a hitch. He acknowledged a very enjoyable competition in the recent softball game between IVC and SC employees.
  • Vice President John S. Williams welcomed Student Trustee Bi'Anca Bailey. For the first time in 16 years as a trustee, he was regretfully unable to attend graduation due to a family emergency. He complimented the full page ad in the OC Register and Register community editions which congratulated SC and IVC graduates. He also discussed the visit to Ohlone College and shared how impressed he was that their annual utility bill was only $75,000, building temperatures were very comfortable, and the air quality was excellent.


  • Clerk of the Board Thomas A. Fuentes welcomed the new student trustee who will bring a new voice and participation to the meetings. He extended his heartiest congratulations to the graduates.


  • Trustee William O. Jay congratulated the recipients of the board resolutions and welcomed the new student trustee.


  • Trustee David B. Lang welcomed Student Trustee Bailey and mentioned the special opportunity and responsibility that she has to serve students. He complimented the colleges' outstanding scholarship and graduation ceremonies.


  • Trustee Marcia Milchiker welcomed the new student trustee and commented upon this wonderful time of year for the colleges which is filled with scholarship and commencement ceremonies and retirement celebrations. She attended the SC Veterans Memorial preview and a Mother's Day performance at SC of Lascivious Biddies.


  • Trustee Nancy M. Padberg welcomed Bi'Anca Bailey. She listed the numerous events she attended during the big celebration month of May including the SC Veterans Memorial preview, scholarship and commencement ceremonies at both colleges, the “Sweeney Todd” performance and President's reception at SC, and the KSBR-FM birthday bash.


  • Student Trustee Bi'Anca Bailey introduced her family. She attended commencement ceremonies, the SC ASG banquet and the SC Scholar Baller banquet which honored athletes who earned a 3.0 or higher.


  • Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur gave a report on the trip to Ohlone College's Newark Center for Health Sciences, which is near Oakland. The 135,000 square foot facility is very similar to what is being planned for ATEP and features instruction in the high growth, high pay careers of biotechnology, environmental studies, energy technology, respiratory therapy, nursing and physical therapy assisting, as well as general education courses.  The Newark Center presents a wealth of ideas for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability including solar power generation, geothermal heating and cooling, and a fresh air transfer and energy recapture system, known as an enthalpy wheel.
  • SC President Tod Burnett 's written report included mention of: Professor Larry Perez being named Orange County Community College Professor of the Year; Veterans Memorial preview event; softball game between SC and IVC employees; over $220,000 awarded to 175 students at the scholarship ceremony; sold out Advanced Technology & Applied Sciences Division Fashion Show; Emeritus Institute's first symphony orchestra performance; and the women's tennis team capturing the Orange Empire Conference title and going on to finish third in the state.


  • IVC President Glenn Roquemore's written report included mention of: 21st annual foundation awards dinner raising more than $43,000; Steve and Joanie Woodard's contribution of $7,000 to establish the Lloyd and Lauretta Dyer Family Foundation Scholarship Endowment; President Roquemore being elected president of the Southern California Community Colleges Chief Executive Officer Association; and Kurt Meyer, Lisa Alvarez, Dale Carranza, Miriam Castroconde, Traci Fahimi and Rebecca Welch receiving UCI “Educator Recognition” awards.


  • ATEP Provost Randy Peebles' written report included mention of: visit to Ohlone College's Newark Center and nursing simulation centers in northern California; discussion of potential partnerships with colleges and universities; designing ATEP marketing materials to promote fall classes; and a web portal system in development to host expanded services on the ATEP web site.




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  • all consent calendar items, academic personnel actions (except for Item 6.15: B1 which was pulled), and classified personnel actions. If you wish to know specifics, please contact the Office of the President or Deputy Chancellor.


  • CSEA classified employee master agreement for the term July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011.  


  • entire Faculty Association academic employee master agreement for the term July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010, including all prior tentative agreements. Note: during the April 27, 2009 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the compensation portion of the contract.


  • mission statements of SC, IVC and ATEP.


  • for review and study, district wide goals for 2009-10.


  • acceptance of a $225,000 Teacher Preparation Pipeline grant to IVC from the California Community College Chancellors Office.


  • award of IVC honorary associate degrees to: Huell Howser, John Scudder and Jacquie Warren.


  • award of a bid for $1,050,000 to MJ Contractors to construct a portable Village addition at SC.


  • contract for $739,602 with Neudesic LLC for Phase 4 of the Student Information System project.


  • exploration of a software product partnership with Neudesic LLC or other interested software companies for the award-winning My Academic Plan (MAP) software. MAP has been used by over 40,000 students to create their academic plans online. Since making presentations at national conferences, the district has been approached by private companies who would like to market the software to other community colleges.




  • Dr. Lyn Green presented information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, priorities for these federal stimulus funds and opportunities for SC, IVC and ATEP to access the funds.
Viewing Board Meeting on TV and Online

The Board meeting will be broadcast on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 at 7pm, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, May 31 at 7pm. The meeting will be available for viewing online later in the 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, Bi'Anca Bailey, Student Trustee

Raghu P. Mathur, Ed.D., Chancellor

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