South Orange County Community College District

Board Meeting Highlights

December 12, 2005

South Orange County Community College District



The Board elected the following slate of officers for 2006. 

David B. Lang, President

Nancy M. Padberg, Vice President

Thomas A. Fuentes, Clerk of the Board

South Orange County Community College District


Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur congratulated President Lang and commended him for his genuine interest in team building and willingness to recognize excellence.

South Orange County Community College District
  Clerk of the Board Fuentes announced the appointment of Robert E. King (right) as the new Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Dr. Allan MacDougall (left) as interim Vice Chancellor of Technology and Learning Services.


  • Board President David B. Lang thanked the Board for their vote of confidence in re-electing him President. He expressed that the Board has much to take pride in. The Colleges have the best faculty in the state, and during the past year the District has established goals and begun updating the facilities and master plan. A socioeconomic impact report has documented that public funding in our Colleges has a return on investment to the regional economy that any CEO would be proud of. He mentioned that there is more work to be done to address recommendations by accreditation teams and the balancing of current programs needs with long term infrastructure needs.


  • Vice President Nancy M. Padberg attended many holiday events and athletic banquets this month. She expressed her support for classified staff. She attended the California Community College League of California convention in San Francisco.  Among the many distinguished alumni receiving awards was IVC graduate Amali Tower.  Ms. Tower was honored because of her work as co-founder of Bridge 2 Peace.


  • Clerk of the Board Thomas A. Fuentes announced that former IVC Foundation Chair Tom Wall has established a $20,000 scholarship endowment at IVC. The Foundation will accept donations to this endowment to benefit future generations of IVC students. He saluted Mr. Wall who is battling terminal cancer.


  • Trustee William O. Jay wished everyone happy holidays and recognized the devotion of the classified staff.


  • Trustee Marcia Milchiker acknowledged Tom Wall as a great person and thanked him for the funding that he has helped to raise over the years. She expressed her hopes for a conclusion to contract matters and wished everyone a happy holiday season.


  • Trustee Donald P. Wagner wished everyone happy holidays.


  • Trustee John S. Williams attended the Education and Law Conference sponsored by CSU San Diego and San Diego Community College District. He wished everyone a happy and safe holiday season.


  • Student Trustee Paul Ho attended an IVC Wind Symphony concert and is looking forward to when they can perform in the new Performing Arts Center.


  • Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur congratulated the new vice chancellors. He complimented the faculty, administrators and staff of both Colleges for the excellent work that is going on in curriculum development, program review and student learning outcomes. He thanked Katie Slavin, District Director of Business Services, who is retiring after more than 17 years of service to the District.


  • SC President Richard McCullough 's written report included mention of: plans for a Veterans Memorial to be constructed by Veterans Day 2006; ASG Thanksgiving turkey drive; Outreach Specialist Leslie Humphrey reporting on outreach and retention efforts; Academic Senate forming a standing committee on transfer; fall athletic accomplishments; Nursing Career Fair; and Fine Arts performances.
  • IVC President Glenn Roquemore 's written report included mention of: applications for scholarships are now available to high school students on the college web page; regional recognition for water-saving efforts; PTK chapter hosted nationally organized Rock the Vote Day on November 7 to promote elections; and fall athletic accomplishments.
  • ATEP Provost Robert J. Kopecky 's written report included mention of: holding the first meeting of the ATEP Foundation, meetings with potential partners, and continued discussions with Hartford Insurance to identify potential construction companies for completion of ATEP buildings. 
  • Addressing the Board were a number of staff and faculty and: Wendy Gabriella, IVC Academic Senate; Lewis Long, Faculty Association; Connie Zucker, CSEA; Susan Sweet, IVC Classified Senate; Mark Sierakowski, SC Classified Senate; Neena Nawabi, Associated Students of IVC; and Taylor Ames, SC Associated Student Government.



  • In addition to election of officers, the Board made the following appointments: Chancellor Mathur as secretary of the Board and Deputy Chancellor Poertner as assistant secretary; Trustee Milchiker as representative to the nominating committee to the Committee on School District Organization, and Trustee Williams as alternate representative; Trustee Milchiker as the political action representative to the Orange County School Boards Association; Trustee Fuentes as the representative to the Orange County Legislative Task Force and Trustee Wagner as the alternate representative; and Trustee Jay as treasurer to the SOCCCD Facilities Corporation.





    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.
  • total of $19,813,078 in awards for the construction of the IVC Performing Arts Center including civil engineering services, inspector of record, labor compliance, demolition and grading, site utilities, paving, landscaping and irrigation, concrete, structural steel, doors, drywall, ceramic tile, carpet and floor coverings, theater and stage equipment, seating, elevators, plumbing, painting, etc.


  • master agreement between the District and the Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP) Foundation and the bylaws of the Foundation.  


  • setting January 19, 2006 as the election date for classified employees to vote on whether to create a merit system, authorizing Administration to meet the District's obligations under Ed. Code 88051, and creating a tabulation committee consisting of Connie Zucker, CSEA President; Laura Abrams, Payroll Manager; and Trustee William Jay.   

  • full-time faculty hiring policy, mutually agreed upon by Administration and Academic Senates.
  • acceptance of the District's 2004-05 annual audit report. 


  • award to Mepco Services, Inc. for $1,826,000 for construction of the IVC Maintenance and Police Facility, Phase 1. 


  • award of $1,848,575 to furnish and install modular buildings for temporary classrooms at SC. 
  • monthly financial status report. Click on this link for October 2005 report, available for viewing through June 30, 2006.



  • Correspondence in the Board agenda packet included letters and notes extending appreciation, commendation and compliments to the following, from SC: Dean Ken Patton, Professor Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo, Dean James Wright; and from the District: Chancellor Mathur, Katie Slavin, Early Pagal and Jessica Cha.


  • The Board meeting will be broadcast on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17, at 7pm on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33. SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, December 18 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, Paul Ho, Student Trustee

Raghu P. Mathur, Ed.D., Chancellor

Board Meeting Update Prepared by:
Tracy Daly, Director
Marketing and Public Affairs