VOTE FOR NEW FACULTY CONTRACT
a vote of 7 to 0, the Board unanimously approved a new three
year academic employee master agreement. It includes
pay increases effective from July 1, 2004 through June 30,
2007 for 301 full time and 927 part time faculty members.
Faculty will receive a five percent increase in their base
rate of pay each year. Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur
presented an overview of the new contract. Cumulative
additional costs to the district are estimated at $13.7 million
over the three years of the agreement. “This is an excellent
contract and keeps our district competitive with other community
colleges in the state,” said the Chancellor. He expressed
gratitude to the Board of Trustees for approving the contract,
and to the hard-working negotiating teams. Faculty who
contributed to the current agreement included: Suzanne
Crawford, Lee Haggerty, Bill Hewitt, Lewis Long, Rich Potratz,
Connie Caputo-Spar, Martin Welc , and Ken
Woodward . From the District, those who contributed
to the agreement included: Gary Poertner, Thomas Anderson,
Teddi Lorch , and Bruce Barsook.
Several Trustees congratulated Chancellor Mathur for his leadership
in the settlement of the faculty contract.
PRESENTATIONS and RECOGNITION
Daniel Luzko performed
an original piano composition, and then was joined in
another piece by Dr. Janice Pyle.
Both are piano instructors at IVC. Dr. Luzko was recently
commissioned to write a piece of music by Catholic University
in Washington , D.C. to honor the Korean War Memorial.
received a resolution to recognize their 20th
anniversary as a college.
Saddleback College Model United Nations Team
received a resolution to recognize their receiving a “distinguished
delegation award” while competing against more than 250
teams from colleges and universities around the world.
- Board President David
B. Lang congratulated the cast, crew, and Professor
Carmen Dominguez on the Saddleback College
Fine Arts Department production of 42 nd Street , which re-opened
the McKinney Theatre.
- Vice President Nancy
M. Padberg thanked everyone who worked on a special
reception to celebrate the reopening of McKinney Theatre and
noted that the facility now has a state of the art system
for the training of our students. She congratulated both Saddleback
College and IVC Model U.N. Teams on their successes this year.
- Clerk of the Board Thomas
A. Fuentes mentioned the recent death of Frank
H. Grienke, a Trustee who served the District from
1975 to 1977. He gave a report on the activities of the Orange
County Community Colleges Legislative Task Force.
- Trustee William O.
Jay congratulated everyone who worked on the faculty
contract. He mentioned a report commissioned by San Diego
Community College District which showed the higher salaries
their students earn by attending community college, and the
impact of that district on the local economy.
- Trustee Marcia Milchiker
recognized the extraordinary professors and students
of our Colleges. She is looking forward to commencement and
the celebration of the hard work of our faculty, staff and
- Trustee Donald P.
Wagner noted that the wealth of talent of our faculty
is staggering. He encouraged members of the community, no
matter what their talent, to look into the programs at the
- Chancellor Raghu P.
Mathur announced that he will be in Sacramento this
week with the Orange County Business Council meeting with
legislators. He congratulated teachers of the year, Professors
Bob Parsons from Saddleback College and
Dottie Sherling from IVC.
- IVC President Glenn
Roquemore 's written report included mention of:
Georgia McClusky named Classified Employee
of the Year; two student photographers named finalists in
a national photography contest; art history instructor Thomas
Folland will present a paper at a symposium in New
York; Model United Nations Team wins two
regional wards; associate professor of music, Dr. Stan
Breckenridge , named Fulbright Scholar.
- Saddleback College President
Richard McCullough 's written
report included mention of: 20th annual Liberal Arts and Learning
Resources Division writing contest honors nearly 20 students;
ASG's 17th annual writing contest for high schools honors
12 students; Senior Day for high school student recruitment;
Transfer Center hosts college night fair; Fine Arts highlights;
donation to Automotive Technology and Aviation program; fashion
show; and the Special Services program enrolling over 100
students with disabilities.
- Advanced Technology and Education
Park (ATEP) Provost Robert J. Kopecky 's
written report included mention of: progress of Navy demolition
of deteriorating buildings at the ATEP site; work with Hartford
Insurance to identify a construction company for the completion
of buildings; rental of helicopter hangar for a photo and
video shoot; and meetings with the City of Tustin .
- Several Trustees;
Chancellor Mathur; Wendy Gabriella,
President of IVC Academic Senate; and Lewis Long,
President of the Faculty Association, recognized Dr.
Carmen Dominguez and her service as President of
Saddleback College Academic Senate.
THE BOARD APPROVED. . .
- all consent calendar items,
academic personnel actions, and classified personnel actions.
If you wish to know specifics, please contact the Office of
the President or Deputy Chancellor.
- agreement with consultants
CCbenefits to perform a socioeconomic impact study to document
the impact that our colleges have on the local economy, in
terms of jobs and incomes. All four community college districts
in the county are participating in similar studies.
- agreement with GKK and Maas
Companies to provide consulting services for an educational
and facilities master plan.
- authorizing Trustee
John Williams to sign the diploma conferring an
Associate in Arts degree to his daughter, Saddleback College
student Lauren Christine Williams.
- purchase and installation
of 200 desktop computers for Saddleback College.
- change in organization reporting
structure at Saddleback College. Effective May 1, there will
be two separate divisions of (1) Fine Arts with Rocco
Cifone as Dean, and (2) Physical Education and Athletics
with Anthony Lipold as Dean.
College Summer 2005 study
abroad program in Sydney, Australia.
- hiring a geotechnical consultant
to conduct testing for the IVC Maintenance/Police Facilities.
- award of bid for $129,350
for IVC parking lot and sidewalk repairs.
- award of bid for $175,998
for carpet and vinyl flooring for IVC buildings.
- grant proposal for $178,875
to the State Chancellor's Office for the Center for Applied
Competitive Technologies renewal at IVC.
AND INFORMATION ITEMS
Dorothy Sherling of
the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering
has been selected as the Irvine Valley College 2006 Full-time
Teacher of the Year, and Instructor Barry Pearlstein
from the School of Mathematics, Computer Science
and Engineering as Part-time Teacher of the Year.
- The Board
tabled until the May meeting a continued discussion regarding
recommendations from the accreditation
Board received the monthly financial status report which is
available for viewing through June 30, 2005 with the following
link. [March 2005
- Correspondence in the Board
agenda packet included letters and notes: Assemblyman Todd
Spitzer thanked Chancellor Mathur
for his letter regarding legislative priorities; National
Council on Student Development announced Bill Hewitt
as the 2005 recipient of the Achievement of Excellence
Award; publisher of Photographer's Forum magazine
announced that IVC student Naoto Hayasaka
was a photography contest finalist from over 36,000 entries;
a parent thanked Saddleback College Dean James Wright
for spending time with incoming freshmen; Saddleback
College student, Sandy Eulitt, who received
a $1,000 Society of Physics scholarship, thanked Professor
Katherine Meyer-Canales and Dean
- You can watch the board meeting
Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, at 7pm, on Saddleback
College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33. SC
TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, May 1 at 7pm.
At 6:30pm, prior to the broadcasts, an interview will be aired
of Trustee Milchiker on Leisure World TV6
taped on April 27.
Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees
A. Fuentes, William O. Jay, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker,
Nancy M. Padberg,
P. Wagner, John S. Williams, Brittany Poulton, Student Member
P. Mathur, Ed.D., Chancellor
Board Meeting Update Prepared by:
Tracy Daly, Director
Marketing, Government and Community Relations