South Orange County Community College District

Board Meeting Highlights

August 14, 2006



A resolution was presented to Dr. Allan MacDougall, District Director of Information Technology. He is being honored with the 2006 Technology Leadership Award from the State Chancellor's Office and served recently as Interim Vice Chancellor, Technology and Learning Services.


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  • Board President David B. Lang reported that earlier in the day the Board evaluated the Chancellor. He commented that Chancellor Mathur is one of the most hard-working and diligent employees he has known, with a passion for continuous improvement and dedication to students. Issues to be addressed were also discussed. The Board also evaluated their own performance. President Lang commended board members for the passion and dedication they bring to the job.


  • Vice President Nancy M. Padberg extended congratulations to Trustees Milchiker and Wagner. Since all three incumbents are running unopposed in the election, they are essentially re-elected.


  • Clerk of the Board Thomas A. Fuentes extended his congratulations to Trustees Milchiker, Padberg and Wagner on their re-election.


  • Trustee Marcia Milchiker thanked the public for believing in her and Trustees Padberg and Wagner. She talked about the recent issue of Today's Woman in South Orange County magazine and the cover story featuring SC and IVC students.


  • Trustee John S. Williams congratulated Trustees Milchiker, Padberg, and Wagner . He encouraged fellow trustees to attend the Chancellor's Opening Session and Faculty Association luncheon this week.


  • Student Trustee Elizabeth Kelly reported on attending the state student trustee workshop and other regional meetings. OC Metro magazine recently printed a piece on Trustee Kelly and a fellow IVC student who received scholarships from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. She is looking forward introducing the Chancellor at the Chancellor's Opening Session this week.


  • Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur congratulated Trustees Milchiker, Padberg and Wagner on their unopposed re-election. He introduced and welcomed Dr. Andreea Serban , the new Vice Chancellor, Technology and Learning Services. He reported that enrollment at both Colleges is up 2% compared to the same time last fall.


  • SC President Richard McCullough 's written report included mention of: Chief of Police Harry Parmer was named to the Board of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators; fine arts summer and fall performances; an update from the Division of Health Sciences, Human Services and Emeritus Institute including mention of nursing student Lisa Marie Carriger receiving an award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses; and two new endowed scholarships for $5,000 each at the SC Foundation.


  • IVC President Glenn Roquemore 's written report included mention of: Michael S. Carona Foundation Scholarship for $2,500 was given to student Stefanie Alvarez ; 300+ computers are being installed in offices across campus; student Erit Maor and psychology professor Kari Tucker were named award recipients by the Psi Beta National Honor Society; and environmental studies instructor Toulouse Engelhardt performed in concert with the famed jazz band Spyro Gyra.


  • ATEP Provost Robert J. Kopecky 's written report included mention of: footing and foundations are going in on the site and the building should begin arriving in August; full and near full classes offered through the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies; and supporting the ChocRide fundraising event to benefit the Children's Hospital of Orange County on August 20.


  • Addressing the Board were: Wendy Gabriella, IVC Academic Senate; Bob Cosgrove, SC Academic Senate; Ken Woodward, Faculty Association; Connie Zucker, CSEA; Beep Colclough, IVC Classified Senate; and Cloyce Kelly, POA.





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  • all consent calendar items, academic personnel actions, and classified personnel actions, with one exception. Item 23, B.1, regarding authorization to eliminate a classified management position, was tabled. If you wish to know specifics, please contact the Office of the President or Deputy Chancellor.


  • issuing a request for proposal to notify the public that ATEP is seeking partners to provide financial support and add value to the development of ATEP.


  • a resolution of intent to consider proposals for joint occupancy development of ATEP. A public hearing to consider the plans and proposals submitted for the property is set for November 27, 2006.


  • accepting for review and study the preliminary accreditation progress reports of SC and IVC.


  • accepting a grant for $150,000 for SC to implement the Kaleidoscope Project, a partnership with four middle schools in the Capistrano Unified and Saddleback Valley Unified School Districts.
  • a resolution to be forwarded to the Governor's Office of Emergency Services stating that the District has adopted for use the National Incident Management System and the Standardized Emergency Management System in California.
  • updating the District logo, as shown below. 


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  • Correspondence in the Board agenda packet included letters and notes extending appreciation, commendation and compliments to the following, from SC: biology instructor Karah Street and the College for Kids.



  • The Board meeting will be broadcast on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 at 7pm, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33. SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, August 20 at 7pm.

South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

Thomas A. Fuentes, William O. Jay, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker, Nancy M. Padberg,

Donald P. Wagner, John S. Williams, Elizabeth Kelly, Student Trustee

Raghu P. Mathur, Ed.D., Chancellor

Board Meeting Update Prepared by:
Tracy Daly, District Director
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