South Orange County Community College District





      August 29, 2005

    South Orange County Community College District


  • Board President David B. Lang visited Moscow during his recent vacation. He mentioned that it heightened his appreciation for the freedoms and privileges in this country. He extended greetings to students, faculty and staff as we begin the new academic year.
  • Vice President Nancy M. Padberg attended many community and campus events over the past month.


  • Clerk of the Board Thomas A. Fuentes extended an Orange County welcome to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia whom he met at event hosted by his alma mater, Chapman University.
  • Trustee Marcia Milchiker welcomed everyone to the new academic year and thanked Charter 100 and the AAUW Chapters of San Clemente and Mission Viejo for their generous scholarships to SC and IVC students.
  • Trustee Donald P. Wagner extended his appreciation to Professor Karla Westphal whom he met with recently, and thanked the Chancellor Mathur, President McCullough and Director John Ozurovich for a tour of the SC Business and General Studies (BGS) Building.


  • Trustee John S. Williams participated in many College and community events this month. He encouraged everyone to attend events in the SC McKinney Theatre which provides a quality entertainment venue.
  • Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur expressed his appreciation to Academic Senate Presidents Claire Cesareo-Silva (SC) and Wendy Gabriella (IVC) for jointly seeking, with the District, technical assistance from the CCLC and State Academic Senate to clarify roles and responsibilities of different shared governance groups. He announced that District IT received the California Community College 's Technology Focus Award for our Smart Schedule. The final budget for the new SC Health Sciences Building came in $900,000 less than the allocation for the project. SC and IVC students will soon be selecting a new Student Trustee.


  • SC President Richard McCullough 's written report included mention of: 24 page The Lariat fall orientation issue; re-accreditation of the Child Development Center; selection of EOPS student Jasmine DeCosta to participate in UC Berkeley's Cal Experience for potential transfer students; and launch of a quarterly newsletter from the HSHSEI Division.


  • IVC President Glenn Roquemore 's written report included mention of: acquisition of new fitness equipment for students with disabilities; airing “IVC Today” television program; competitive participation of Assistant Volleyball Coach and 2004 Olympic Gold medallist Misty May-Treanor in the Huntington Beach Open; and the addition of 325+ new computers and flat-screen monitors in the Library and labs across campus.
  • ATEP Provost Robert J. Kopecky 's written report included mention of: property improvements, program and course development progress, and partnership proposals received from United Veteran Organization of Orange County, Gear Monkey, Pacific Coast High School, and California State University, Fullerton.





    South Orange County Community College District

  • 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.
  • 2005-06 final budget for a total budget of $308,472,029.


  • process for the allocation of District basic aid funds for priority projects.


  • $416,000 from basic aid to IVC to provide new utility services required for upcoming new facilities.


  • acceptance for review and study the accreditation progress reports from SC and IVC.


  • acceptance of a grant to SC from the State Chancellor's Office for $675,000 to help train nursing students.


  • spring 2006 Oxford semester abroad program.


  • requesting assistance from CCLC and State Academic Senate in meeting the requirements of recommendations from the Accrediting Commission.




  • The Board received written status reports on basic aid, current construction projects, monthly and quarterly financial status, quarterly investment, mold abatement and air quality improvement at SC, fire evacuation plan in the SC Health Sciences Building, comparison of IVC and SC summer 2005 enrollment statistics, SC Health Sciences Building lighting, and relocation of SC BGS occupants and one-phase remodel. Click for the June monthly financial report (available through September 30, 2005).


  • ATEP facility use requests included USC Film School, Hino Motors Sales USA, Greystone Television for a History Channel episode, Konkal Photography for Motor Trend Magazine, G-Force Production, TimeCode Entertainment for a music video, and Three and Two Films.


  • LPA Architects gave a presentation on the preliminary design of IVC's Business and Technology Center and Maintenance and Operations Facility.


  • SC and IVC Police Chiefs Harry Parmer and Owen Kreza presented a report on the installation of video surveillance cameras at both campuses.


  •  Correspondence in the Board agenda packet included letters and notes extending appreciation, commendation and compliments to the following, from SC: President McCullough; Dean Kathleen Winston and instructors Susan White-Alcover, Maureen Smith and Kristin Hayes; from the District: Chancellor Mathur.


  • The meeting will be broadcast on Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3, at 7pm, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33. SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, September 4 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 · Raghu P. Mathur, Ed.D., Chancellor

Board Meeting Update Prepared by:
Tracy Daly, Director
Marketing, Government and Community Relations