Board Meeting Highlights

Board Meeting Highlights

July 20, 2015

RESOLUTIONS ......................................................................

South Orange County Community College District  

The board presented a resolution to Trustee Nancy Padberg who resigned on June 30, 2015 due to medical reasons. She had served on the SOCCCD Board of Trustees since 1998, winning five consecutive elections. She served multiple times in leadership roles as President, Vice President and Clerk. She was an active supporter of the college foundations and fundraising efforts. She attended hundreds of college and community events to support faculty, staff and students.


South Orange County Community College District  

The Irvine Valley College Speech and Debate Team was honored for their National Parliamentary Debate Association Year-Long Sweepstakes Award. The team has won national championships 11 times since 2000.



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

South Orange County Community College District   Saddleback College President Tod Burnett commended the Phi Theta Kappa Chapter for receiving Five Star status, the highest recognition offered by the prestigious International Honor Society for two-year colleges.


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

South Orange County Community College District

  • All consent calendar items, general action items, and academic and classified personnel actions except 6.11, Exhibit A, C.2.b. (pg. 11 of 18) and 6.11, Exhibit A, C.i.b.i. (pg. 12 of 18). For additional information, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Amendment No. 1 with Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. for additional building envelope consulting services for the Irvine Valley College A400 design-build project, in the amount of $60,000, for a revised total contract amount of $120,104.
  • Grant award of $120,000 from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to assist in funding the Saddleback College CTE Teacher Preparation Pipeline.
  • Revision of Laboratory/Material Fees at Saddleback College.
  • New Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer Degree at Saddleback College.
  • Change Order No. 1 for the Saddleback College Radio Transmitter Building project with Pacific Winds Building, Inc. resulting in a $4,103.71 increase, with the total contract value of $154,103.71.
  • Amendment No. 3 with gkkworks for the Saddleback College Photo/Radio/Television Renovation project for additional architectural services in the amount of $11,806 for a total contract value of $130,811 and a contract extension of 90 days to a new date of March 17, 2015.
  • Amendment No. 2, resulting in a no cost, 84-day contract extension, for the Saddleback College Central Plant Phase 2 Upgrade, Energy Services project with Southland Industries, with a revised completion date of September 30, 2015.
  • Second of two, one-year renewal periods for Bid No. 305D, Janitorial Supplies, for the FY 2015-2016, for a total amount not to exceed $129,658.05.
  • Amendment No. 2 with H2 Environmental Consulting Services, Inc., for additional project management services in the amount of $6,180 for the ATEP Land Exchange Demolition project for a total fee of $102,220.
  • Six firms recommended for a pool of Land Surveyor services for a five-year period.
  • Approve the use of Resilient Communications, Inc. CMAS contract No. 3-11-70-2492 for support, services, and equipment for the district’s Cisco infrastructure purchases.
  • Resolution No. 15-32 calling for the appointment of a provisional board member to fill a vacancy in Trustee Area 4 and Resolution No. 15-33 establishing the procedure for appointment of a provisional board member. The provisional appointment would be valid until November 2016. Any incumbent would have to stand for election in November 2016 and again in November 2018 in order to align with the four-year election cycle.
  • Amendment No. 1 to the ATEP Development Master Planning Services agreement with HMC Architects extending the contract to June 22, 2015 and increasing the amount by $147,967 for a total fee of $352,967.
  • Change Order No. 2 for the Saddleback College Sciences Building project resulting in an increase of $1,254,849 in the total project cost for a revised contract amount of $54,880,121.
  • Board Policy Revision: BP-4077.2 Personal Leave Without Pay.
  • End-user license agreement with Tableau Software, Inc., for $202,690 in year one, and an estimated amount of $33,600 for years two through five for ongoing maintenance.
  • Amendment No. 1 with R2A Architecture for additional architectural services in the amount of $51,315 for the Saddleback College Gymnasium and Baseball Stadium Bleacher Replacement project for a total fee of $221,637.
  • Resolution No. 15-34 declaring its intention to enter into an agreement and to set a public hearing for August 24, 2015 regarding the San Diego Gas and Electric easement.
  • Payment to Trustee Padberg who was absent from the board meeting on June 22, 2015.

PRESENTATIONS ...................................................................

  • Student Success Scorecard - Research Directors Denice Inciong (District Services), Dr. Craig Hayward (IVC) and Dr. Nicole Ortega (SC), along with SC President Tod Burnett and IVC Vice President Linda Fontanilla, presented an annual overview of the Student Success Scorecard. The scorecard provides performance indicators on how well the colleges are doing in remedial instruction, job training programs, retention of students, and graduation and completion rates. SC and IVC are in the top 10 in every metric, however, there is room for improvement in CTE completion rates and ESL. Presenters noted ESL rates can vary widely due to student age or groups experiencing disproportionate impact. It was noted that the scorecard is only one measurement of student success. The colleges are implementing additional metrics to further measure progress to address gaps and increase student completion and quality.

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

  • Trustee Lang congratulated IVC's speech and debate team and commented on what the fine group of individuals in the program. He paid personal respects to Nancy Padberg and reflected on her long standing service on the board and tireless support for the colleges. Trustee Jay thanked Nancy Padberg and commented that the board will miss her. She has enjoyed attending Saddleback's summer theatre and also Joey Sellers' band performance on the quad. She is impressed with the quality of our performances at the colleges. Trustee Prendergast expressed gratitude to Nancy Padberg for her guidance and wisdom when he was a new trustee. He attended a meeting of the Association of California Cities (ACC-OC) as an invited member. This is an environmental committee for cities in OC to join together to on how to meet the goals set by recent legislation regarding waste management and water use. The organization will be working with OC colleges to help their cities meet the goals. Trustee Jemal congratulated IVC's speech and debate team. He joked about the first time he met Nancy Padberg, commenting that she told him to trim his beard and tighten his tie. He said, "You always knew where you stood with Nancy. She kept us on our toes and we will miss her." Trustee Wright conveyed his appreciation to Nancy Padberg for her longstanding dedication to students, faculty and administration. he said she was a superb trustee and he misses her. He attended a re-dedication of the freedom shrine at the IVC library as a guest of the exchange club. He also attended SC's medical assistants program certificates of achievement ceremony. He applauded SC and IVC on their joint marketing postcard mailer. Trustee Milchiker thanked Nancy Padberg for all of her years of service. She appreciated hearing from SC Foundation President Mike Hamilton during public comments and thanked Jim Leach for his incredible work on the SC Foundation. She is looking forward to professional development week in just three weeks. Student Trustee Momand did not meet Nancy Padberg but heard many good things about her. He offered his well wishes to her. He commented that he was thankful to that SC opened their doors to welcome muslims last Friday who rented the gymnasium for overflow. He said this was a meaningful gesture and he is proud to be part of an organization that is open and welcoming to all cultures.
  • Chancellor Gary Poertner called attention to the scorecard presentation and the colleges' success rates. He reflected on Nancy Padberg's service to the board, district and colleges and commented that she could be blunt, but she was extremely dedicated. "When she was board president, I saw the very best of her," he said. "She lived and breathed this district." He will miss her.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's written report included:  Professor Joey Sellers' jazz students performed a noon concert in the Fine Arts courtyard to an appreciative audience with their brown bag lunches. The talented combos consisted of piano, bass, drums, horns and vocalists.  The Department of Theatre Arts presented free summer of theatre and jazz with family fun activities and food trucks.  This summer, Saddleback is instituting one-hour counseling appointments as written in our SSSP plan that will enable counselors to develop semester by semester educational plans and provide comprehensive counseling to students.  To date 2,317 comprehensive educational plans have been approved by our counseling faculty for spring semester.  The Transfer Center will host "An Evening to Learn the Pathway to Success," which will give participants the opportunity to learn how parents can help show support in education, universities where students can transfer, and available financial aid.  The marketing department has launched its campaign to promote fall semester enrollment.  The following direct mail pieces have been sent to district and service area residents: Postcard promoting Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College (created in collaboration between the two colleges); Brochure promoting Saddleback College; Postcard for current and former students who have not yet completed a degree or certificate, or who haven't transferred; and Career Focus magazine, which highlights Saddleback College's career technical education programs. President Burnett presented a key to the college for Nancy Padberg in appreciation of her leadership and devotion to Saddleback, especially her work on the foundation board and support of athletics.
  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore’s written report included:  Beginning Sunday, July 26, approximately 72 California community college leaders will participate in ACCCA's Admin 101 weeklong "boot camp."  The Director of Career and Technical Education Merry Kim and Director of Student Success and Support Programs Janet Vera Lopez received a fifty percent Admin 10 I scholarship fee reduction. From Saddleback College, Dean of Advanced Technology and Applied Sciences Anthony Teng was also selected.  IVC Scholar Athletes Marisa Doran and Cole Murray were honored at a luncheon hosted by the Exchange Club of Irvine for student athletes who display sportsmanship, respect, caring, fairness, civility, honesty, integrity and responsibility.  IVC officially implemented the smoke-free policy on campus. IVC-branded smoke-free signs and decals have been placed around the campus and on doors of each building to make students, visitors, faculty and staff aware of the policy.  Construction of Team Orange's energy efficient, self-sustainable home is in full swing at IVC for the Solar Decathlon. The IVC Student Ambassador Program is under way and 20 students have been selected to participate in the program by attending campus events, giving campus tours and greeting community visitors.  IVC music major Jesse Tellez was accepted as the bass trombonist in the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra for the second consecutive season. Vice President Linda Fontanilla commended Nancy Padberg on behalf of IVC President Roquemore. The college presented her with a certificate of appreciation to honor her continuous support of students of all backgrounds at IVC.

VIEWING ONLINE/TV................................................................

The board meeting will be available for viewing online this week at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, July 26 at 7 pm.


South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

Barbara J. Jay, Timothy Jemal, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker, T.J. Prendergast III, James R. Wright

Lemar Momand, Student Trustee

Gary L. Poertner, Chancellor


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