Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

July 22, 2013

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.
  • Saddleback College Study Abroad Program to Salamanca, Spain.
  • A grant renewal award of $278,000 from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office for Saddleback College's Nursing and Allied Health Unit to support an increase of students enrolling in the Nursing program.
  • An agreement with C.E.M Lab Corp. for $28,000 for a new contract total of $328,402 to provide additional inspection services for the Life Sciences Building at Irvine Valley College.
  • A National Science Foundation award of $190,008 to Irvine Valley College to educate optic/photonics technician-level professionals for gainful employment in technology fields that utilize the science of light.
  • CMAS contracts for equipment and services purchases with Presidio for the district-wide voice and data network update, not to exceed $3,000,000.
  • An agreement with Redisq Technologies to provide software development services for the SIS Enhancements project, not to exceed $110,880.
  • An agreement with Nimble Consulting to provide database design services for SIS enhancements, Student Success Dashboard, Waitlist Modification and Facilities Management projects, not to exceed $252,000.
  • An agreement with Synergy Software Solutions to provide software development services for MAP Upgrade, Degree Audit Integration, SEP, Student Success Dashboard and other SIS projects, not to exceed $207,480.
  • Nomination of Trustee Jim Wright (who was absent from the meeting) with a back up nomination of Trustee T.J. Prendergast for the OC School Boards Association Board of Directors.

  • Agreements with CollegeSource Inc. for the u.achieve degree audit system for an amount of $187,901 to help automate the task of ensuring students have met all of the requirements for degrees, certificates and transfer certification and to assist with the student success initiative.
  • Resolution No. 13-28 declaring an Emergency Situation as a result of a fire in Saddleback College's BGS Building and approving the Award of Contract(s) for Emergency Repairs.
  • Board Policy Revisions to BP-164: Board Member Compensation; BP-5210: Enrollment Priorities; BP-152: Presentation of Initial Collective Bargaining Proposals; BP-4017: Child Abuse Reporting; and BP-4220: Substitute Classified Employees.


  • The Affordable Care Act - Kim McCord, Executive Director of Fiscal Services and Vicki West, First Vice President of Alliant Employee Benefits, provided an overview of the Affordable Care Act including an impact analysis, compliance considerations and timelines for SOCCCD. The report was requested by Trustee T.J. Prendergast.
  • Student Success Scorecard - Denice Inciong, District Director of Research, Planning and Data Management, Dr. Caroline Durdella, Director of Research, Planning and Accreditation, Saddleback College, and Dr. Craig Hayward, Director of Research, Planning and Accreditation, Irvine Valley College, gave a presentation on the Student Success Scorecard which tracks student success at all 112 community colleges. The data indicates how well colleges are doing in remedial instruction, job training programs, retention of students and graduation and completion rates. Formerly known as the ARC report, the Student Success Scorecard uses 5-year data to track trends in completion; persistence; 30-unit completion; remedial math, English and ESL; and career technical education (CTE). Saddleback College outperformed the statewide average on 6 of 7 measures and IVC outperformed the statewide average on 4 of 7 measures. The researchers use these measures to identify achievement gaps, develop interventions and share best practices. The state is working on establishing an additional measurement to capture employment data.

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

  • Trustee Jay and others reflected on the recent fire tragedy which claimed the life of a Saddleback College student and they commended college and district staff for coming together to ensure safety and continuity of business for students. Trustee Jemal is looking forward to IVC's summit "College of the Future at ATEP" on July 31. Trustee Milchiker attended Fiddler on the Roof and commented that most of the student performers were volunteers under the supervision of Theatre Arts instructors from Saddleback and UCI. Angels of the Arts sold jewelry and raised $2,500 for student scholarships. She also attended IVC Dean Roger Owen's retirement party. She commented about ongoing advocacy work to oppose SB 173 which eliminates funding for adult education programs. Trustee Prendergast attended Beckman High Schools graduation of early college students. Trustee Padberg attended Tustin High School graduation in their new stadium. She also attended the Saddleback medical assisting certificate award ceremony. Trustee Lang enjoyed representing the board at the Saddleback medical assisting certificate award ceremony, commenting on how enjoyable it is to see students move on in their careers. Student Trustee Robinson also enjoyed Fiddler on the Roof. He will attend a CCLC student trustee workshop in Anaheim later this month.


  • Chancellor Gary Poertner offered appreciation to the many college and district staff who worked together during and after the fire incident at Saddleback College, including Vice Presidents Juan Avalos (serving as acting president), Kathy Werle and Carol Hilton, campus police, maintenance and facilities, public information and many others. He also called attention to the presentation on the student success scorecard and the ongoing implementation of student success initiatives.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's report included: The college community was saddened by the loss of one of its students who sustained burn injuries in the Business and General Studies Building fire on July 8. President Tod Burnett commended the many college and district services employees who responded to the incident and worked to ensure the safety of our students, continuity of college operations, information to the college community, and restoration of facilities. The Foundation recently received a memorial gift from Don Greenspan in honor of his wife, Julie, who passed away on April 20, 2013. The gift, which is valued at $200,000, honors Julie, an alumna of Saddleback, with perpetual student scholarships in the arts and journalism. Mike Hamilton, Partner and Chief Development Officer for Ernst and Young and Nadir Shah, Vice President of Construction and Development at Hudson Pacific Properties have joined the Saddleback College Foundation Board of Governors.


  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report included: President Glenn Roquemore will host an all day summit to plan "The College of the Future at ATEP" on July 31st.  President Roquemore hosted a BBQ at IVC on July 21st for ACCCA's Admin 101 program and provided the welcome address. The new veterans service center grand opening will be held August 30th.  Dr. Craig Justice, VP of Instruction, was recently elected to the Executive Board of CCCCIO (California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers). The Irvine Valley College Foundation Golf Classic will take place on July 24th at Oak Creek Golf Club to benefit the IVC Championship Golf Teams and the IVC Foundation. The IVC debaters and coaches traveled to the People's Republic of China May 25-June 10 to compete in tournaments in Xi'an and Beijing.  Students Fatima Alamire, Patrick Donovan, Stephen Cosgrove, Lexi Weyrick and Jennifer Georgevich earned awards.


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

Board President Nancy Padberg adjourned the board meeting in memory of Marlene Angell, a former employee who worked in Human Resources for 10 years, who recently passed away.

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, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, July 28 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