Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

June 17, 2013


COMMENDATIONS .......................................................................

Saddleback College President Tod Burnett provided commendations to: Saddleback Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (not present), awarded as Distinguished Chapter Officer Team; Andrew Craven (not present), Saddleback College Parking Coordinator, Recipient of the California College & Police Chiefs Association (CCUPCA) Award of Merit; and Martin Carbone, Saddleback College Emeritus Institute volunteer and Advisory Board Member, Recipient of a 2013 Seniors Making a Difference Award by Senator Lou Correa.

Irvine Valley College President Glenn Roquemore provided commendations to: Diane Oaks, Kori Garner and Nathan Quach from IVC Marketing and Communications who received five awards at the Community College Public Relations Organization Annual Conference; and Tony Mancini, Irvine Valley College Police Officer, Recipient of Award of Merit by the California College and University Police Chief’s Association.


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

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  • All consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions. For additional information, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Request for Report by Trustee Prendergast on potential impact of the Affordable Care Act on the
  • Change orders for the Irvine Valley College Life Sciences project in the amount of $34,735.
  • An increase in fees for Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College Child Development Centers effective September 1, 2013 of 4.8% to 5.4%, depending on the number of days enrolled and age of the child.
  • Additional labor compliance services in the amount of $25,700 to Parsons Brinckerhoff for the Learning
    Resource Center Renovation project at Saddleback College.
  • Proposed new Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T) for the Spring semester 2013-2014 Academic Year at Saddleback College in Journalism, Elementary Teacher Education, Political Science, Anthropology, Studio Arts, and Business Administration.
  • renewal of a maintenance agreement for the district-wide telecommunications system for the
    2013-14 fiscal year with Presidio, at a cost of $189,219.
  • contract renewal with Blackboard, for a total amount not to exceed $405,760.99 for the term of
    July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
  • agreement renewal with McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP for consulting services related to the ATEP property transfer agreements, remediation of environmental contamination, road and utilities easements, and ongoing land use agreements.
  • FY 2013- 2014 Tentative Budget for SOCCCD
  • FY 2013- 2014 Tentative Budget for Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College Student Governments
  • the use of Design-Build for the Saddleback College Site Improvements Project.
  • Board Policy Revisions for: BP-168: Board Member Travel, BP-160: Personal Use of Public Resources, BP-148: Evaluation of the Chancellor, BP-5320: Academic Renewal, BP-6115: Community Education Programs, BP-1600: Curriculum, BP-3501: Campus Security and Access, BP-4002.1: Authorization for Employment, BP- 128: Board Agendas, BP-136: Minutes of the Board of Trustee Meetings
  • Request to rescind sabbatical leave for Samantha Venable, Nursing Professor, Health Sciences and Human Services, Saddleback College, for the Fall 2013 semester



  • Summary of Final FY 2013-2014 Basic Aid Recommendations - Vice Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons provided an overview of recommendations from the Basic Aid Allocation Review Committee (BAARC) for the allocation of $56,548,446.17 in basic aid funds. BAARC is a 17-member participatory governance committee with representation from both colleges and district services staff, including the academic senates, CSEA, Classified Senate, administrators, and managers. BAARC received plans and priority lists of projects for consideration from the Capital Improvement Committee (CIC) and District Technology Committee (DTC). The plans and priorities were supported by the college participatory
    governance processes, which were collaborative, collegial, inclusive, and transparent. There was extensive interaction throughout the year-long process with the colleges. The recommendations are supported by both college presidents and the chancellor.

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

  • The trustees commented on the wonderful commencement ceremonies and thanked the staff for their hard work in organizing these important events. They were pleased at the number of faculty and staff that turned out for this celebration of student success. Trustee Jemal was pleased to do a 30-minute show "Legislative Connection" at Laguna Woods TV Channel 6. He highlighted the importance of the Emeritus Institute, reflecting that this population helped build our quality higher education system and we have a responsibility to continue fighting for their programs during this legislative session. Emeritus constitutes 20,000 enrollments or about 1,200 FTES. He also pointed out California's decline in education ranking and called on us to be mindful as we develop ATEP so we contribute to the community's needs in the best way possible. Trustee Milchiker said our district will continue to fight for our Emeritus Institutes. She mentioned what an honor it was to receive an honorary certificate from Saddleback's Health Sciences department at their ceremony. She has not missed a Health Sciences certificate ceremony or commencement at our colleges in her 28 years on the board. Trustee Prendergast attended the Irvine Exchange Club senior scholar athlete awards at IVC honoring students from four Irvine high schools. He also attended an awareness event hosted by Sen. Mimi Walters regarding prescription drug abuse and said it was alarming and interesting to learn more about safe use, how to prevent abuse, and how to properly dispose of prescription drugs. He said this is a widespread problem affecting all age groups. He wants to spread the word about this disturbing trend so we can change it. Trustee Padberg attended the SC's athletics fundraising golf tournament and will attend Tustin High School's graduation this week. Trustee Wright attended a retirement dinner for SC chemistry instructor Karl Abrams, a fiscal meeting of the OC School Boards Association to discuss the state's budget situation, and the senior scholar athletes event at IVC. He thanked both college presidents for their condolence messages to Santa Monica College after the recent tragedy. He wished Don Busche well as he embarks on his second retirement and announced that Don Taylor will retire in August. Trustee Lang also attended the senior scholar athlete awards at IVC and took part in the fundraising golf tournament for SC athletics. Student Trustee Robinson thanked board members, staff, faculty and administration for their warm welcome. He expressed condolences to our colleagues at Santa Monica College and hope for a quick recovery process.


  • Chancellor Gary Poertner had no report.


  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's report included: May 24 commencement with a record-breaking number of students, faculty, and guests in attendance; President Tod Burnett welcomed members of the Associated Student Government, Academic Senate, Faculty Association, Classified Senate, Classified School Employee Association, and the Management Team to a retreat to discuss participatory governance, decision-making, communication, and other issues as they relate to organization and governance of the college; Emeritus Institute faculty member Patricia McFall received the Excellence in Volunteerism Award from Orange County; Emeritus Institute volunteer and Advisory Board Member Martin Carbone was chosen as a 2013 Seniors Making a Difference Award recipient by Senator Lou Correa; SC Foundation, in partnership with Financial Aid, awarded over 300 student scholarships, marking a 25% increase of student awards since last year; SC Foundation donating $500,000 over three years for the renovation of the Saddleback stadium; New foundation director of annual giving and development services Elissa Oransky, will begin work on June 18th. He welcomed new Vice President for Instruction Kathy Werle.


  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report included: Commencement was held on May 24th with 2,215 degrees and certificates awarded this year, marking the largest number in college history; the athletics department honored 98 scholar athletes at an end-of-year luncheon; Women's golf coach Ben Burnett and men's basketball coach Jerry Hernandez were named IVC's Coaches of the Year;  Business Professor Bob Urell and Health Center Director Chris Hogstedt were awarded the Anna L. McFarlin Sport-For-All Service Award for their meritorious service to IVC's student athletes; Accounting Professor Don Bradshaw recently elected as president of the Orange County Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants;  IVC hosted the Southern California Percussion Ensemble Festival; Student Duy Thien Troung named the IVC recipient of the Orange County Section of the American Chemical Society's Outstanding Chemistry Student Award, quite an achievement for a student who spoke no English prior to his U.S. arrival in 2007; Police Chief Will Glen elected as Second Vice President of the California College and University Police Chiefs Association.
  • ATEP - Associate Vice Chancellor Randy Peebles report included: land exchange agreements between the district and the City of Tustin are in escrow with pending close date at the end of this month; the 10-acre land exchange with the County of Orange has been approved and is being held in escrow pending transfer of ownership of approximately half the ATEP property from the Navy to the district. This transfer is awaiting final environmental remediation clearance by the Navy which is expected within the next 12 months. At-ground demolition work continues and most above ground structures have been removed.


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

Trustee Jim Wright closed the board meeting in memory of Steve Sworder, SC Mathematics Instructor, who recently passed away. He had taught at Saddleback College since 1977.

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, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, June 23 at 7 pm.

South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

William O. Jay, Timothy Jemal, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker, Nancy M. Padberg,
T.J. Prendergast III, James R. Wright; David Robinson, Student Trustee

Gary L. Poertner, Chancellor


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