Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

July 25, 2011

Dr. Glenn R. Roquemore

Irvine Valley College President
Glenn R. Roquemore
was honored by the U.S. Army and the Board of Trustees for his work as a founding member of the Orange County Army Advisory Council.

U.S. Army LTC Tom Hansbarger commented that the Army has sustained a long period of combat with an all voluntary force. This requires constant recruitment and community outreach. He commended President Roquemore for his support and efforts to communicate the educational benefits that come from serving.

As a token of appreciation, President Roquemore was selected for a prestigious tandem jump on July 7, 2011 with the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, an opportunity afforded to only the most influential citizens.

LTC Hansbargar pinned Army Airborne wings on President Roquemore and showed a video of the jump, which can be viewed here. (5:01 min.)


South Orange County Community College District

South Orange County Community College District






South Orange County Community College District
  • all consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions, except 6.4 which was pulled. For additional information, please contact the Office of the President or Vice Chancellor of Human Resources.
  • donations to the District, including a bust of Ronald Reagan and a marble pedestal from Trustee Tom Fuentes for the Ronald Reagan Board of Trustees Room.
  • an amendment to the Agreement for Special Services with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore establishing a new range of rates for professional services effective July 1, 2011.
  • revisions to the following board policies: BP-4000.2-Electronic Communication, BP-4030- Volunteer Assistance, BP-4079-Bereavement Leave for Administrators and Classified Management, BP-4085-Holidays, BP-4109-Transfer of Sick Leave for Academic and Classified Personnel, BP-5800-Prevention of Identity Theft in Student Financial Transactions, and BP-6140-College Speakers.
  • a resolution authorizing the Orange County Department of Education to make necessary budget transfers to accommodate entries that may be required during year-end closing of the District's financial records.


  • Trustee Milchiker encouraged everyone to see Oklahoma! at Saddleback College this (last) weekend. She raved about the production and commented that it is performed primarily by volunteers. Student Trustee Larson reported that he has applied for the California Community College Trustee position and is one of eight finalists who will interview in mid-August. There were no other trustee reports.
  • Chancellor Poertner highlighted a special donation from Trustee Tom Fuentes, a bust of Ronald Reagan on a marble pedestal, gifted to the South Orange County Community District for the Ronald Reagan Board of Trustees Room. Chancellor Poertner shared the story behind the artwork created by the late Orange County artist Woodrow Butterfield and the special significance to Trustee Fuentes who was instrumental in the naming of the board room in 2008 after the former President. The board looks forward to sharing the artwork with the community as soon as it can be properly secured in a display case.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's report included mention of: Saddleback Civic Light Opera presents Oklahoma! through July 31; Mainstage Kids, a collaboration between Performing Arts and Community Education will perform Seussical Jr. The Musical on Aug. 6 and 7; Student Amanda Strader sang at the Pacific Symphony Orchestra's July 4 spectacular; Dr. Kris Leppien-Christensen was appointed President-Elect of Psi Beta; new Psychology and Sociology AA degrees for transfer will be offered this fall; Professor Clifford Meyer and SC are now part of the Southern California Transit Training Consortium, a regional consortium focused on technical workforce development; 100 student athletes were named to the SC honor roll, 14 of them with perfect 4.0 GPAs; VP of Student Services Juan Avalos and VP of Instruction Don Busche held a planning retreat focused on providing services for students; transfer center counselors presented five workshops to assist students in successful planning.

  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report included mention of: IVC raised $370,734 in a three-year campaign and the Bernard Osher Foundation added a 50% match for a total of $556,102 raised for new annual scholarships to assist low-income students; IVC student Pedro Cruz won a prestigious American Chemical Society scholarship of $10,000 to intern in groundbreaking materials science research at UCI; Kids Kollege has been highly successful this summer with 900 K-12 students registered; the IVC Performing Arts Center has been busy with its first summer of rentals which provided IVC students with first-hand professional experience as light board operators, assistant stage managers and backstage crew for approximately 2,500 patrons; IVC's social media has increased visits to IVC's website; 300,000 postcards were mailed to promote fall classes; IVC athletes Matt Ivanoff, Nicole Rivera, Thuy Hoang and Brandon Directo were all named MVP this year.

The board meeting will be available for viewing online later in the week at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, July 31 at 7 pm.

South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

Thomas A. Fuentes, William O. Jay, David B. Lang, Frank M. Meldau, Marcia Milchiker,
Nancy M. Padberg, T.J. Prendergast III; Jordan Larson, Student Trustee

Gary L. Poertner, Chancellor

Board Meeting Highlights Prepared by:
Tere Fluegeman, Director, Public Affairs