South Orange County Community College District

Board Meeting Highlights

February 27, 2006



  The Board approved a collective bargaining agreement with CSEA from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008 and an organizational assessment (reclassification study) of classified personnel including new position titles, range and step placement, percentage increases, and new position descriptions.

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Amali Tower, IVC alumna, received a resolution from the Board in recognition of her selection as a Community College League of California 2005 Distinguished Alumni.  She is pictured, at left, with her husband, Steven Tower. 


Also, Kate Clark, IVC Professor of English and Articulation Officer, received a resolution from the Board in recognition of her service as the State Academic Senate President from 2003-2005.

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SC President Richard D. McCullough (far left) congratulated SC faculty who were approved for tenure:  Janet Bagwell, Morgan Barrows, Jennifer Higginson, Steve Korper, Kalon Morris, Charles Myers, and Joey Sellers.  


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IVC President Glenn R. Roquemore (far left) congratulated IVC faculty who were approved for tenure:Diana McCullough and Edwin Tiongson.


  • President David B. Lang spoke about the recent special meeting of shared governance groups, facilitated by representatives from the Community College League of California and State Academic Senate, which generated 95 suggestions. In the months ahead he will be working with the Board to refine roles and responsibilities and provide documentation of progress to the Accreditation Teams.


  • Vice President Nancy M. Padberg expressed appreciation to Deputy Chancellor Gary Poertner for his involvement over the entire course of CSEA negotiations. She attended many events over the past month. She participates in the SC mentor program, and encouraged all who are interested to sign up.


  • Clerk of the Board Thomas A. Fuentes pointed out that within last few years the District has settled four collective bargaining agreements, completed reclassification studies for classified staff and managers, and adjusted administrator and manager salary schedules to be more competitive. He recognized Deputy Chancellor Poertner, Human Resources Director Teddi Lorch, CSEA President Connie Zucker, and CSEA Chief Negotiator Mary Williams for their work on the current contract renewal. He acknowledged the leadership of Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur in completion of all contractual negotiations and reclassification studies.


  • Trustee William O. Jay expressed gratitude to everyone who worked on CSEA contract negotiations. The special meeting with shared governance groups was an excellent session and a good airing of issues.


  • Trustee Marcia Milchiker mentioned that contracts are now settled with all three employee groups. She congratulated the faculty who were awarded tenure at the meeting. She attended the Teapot Exhibition at SC (in the Gallery through March 9) and encouraged attendance at the SC Women's Conference on Friday, March 3.


  • Trustee Donald P. Wagner commented that there were many good suggestions from the special meeting with shared governance groups and he looks forward to working with everyone to work through issues.


  • Student Trustee Paul Ho attended the ceremony at IVC honoring Tom Wall. He congratulated President Roquemore and Foundation Director Al Tello on an excellent event.


  • Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur extended his congratulations on successful negotiations to Deputy Chancellor Poertner, Director Lorch, CSEA President Zucker and CSEA Chief Negotiator Williams. He also recognized and thanked the Board. He hopes that we will continue to work together toward win-win situations in future negotiations. He commended President Lang for his leadership in dealing with accreditation issues.


  • SC President Richard McCullough 's written report included mention of: “Funny and Female: The Role of Humor in our Lives” 2006 Women's Conference on March 3; Lisa Cavallaro, Child Development Center Manager, received an Academic Leadership Award from the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences; a faculty and staff production of the “Vagina Monologues” raised over $9,000 for Laura's House; Emeritus Institute is planning its 30th anniversary celebration; the feature film “Any Night But Tonight” was prepped and shot with the collaboration of many staff, students, and community partners.


  • IVC President Glenn Roquemore 's written report included mention of: enrollment is up more than 4 percent over last year; another successful Astounding Inventions event in which over 240 students designed inventions; New York artist Shirley Harris is exhibiting her work through February 28 as part of Black History Month; Tom Wall received an honorary degree and presented the first Thomas Wall Scholarship to criminal justice major Ruben Vargas; part-time volleyball coach and 2004 Olympic Gold MedallistMisty May-Treanor was featured in an episode of “CSI:Miami.”


  • Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP) Provost Robert J. Kopecky 's written report included mention of: tentative agreement with Hartford Insurance to being construction of initial one acre campus; marketing and public relations efforts; preparation of Reynolds Business Park location for photonic program; and meetings with potential partners.


  • Addressing the Board were: Wendy Gabriella , IVC Academic Senate; Claire Cesareo-Silva , SC Academic Senate; Connie Zucker , CSEA; Susan Sweet , IVC Classified Senate; Mark Sierakowski , SC Classified Senate; and Neena Nawabi , Associated Students of IVC.





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  • 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.


  • settlement and tender agreement for the ATEP launch program, which settles all claims in order to move forward with ATEP. The adjusted contract amount is $2,848,624.


  • SC Commencement speaker of Ms. Patricia Clausen, an alumnus of SC Nursing Program and Chief Nursing Officer at Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center.
  • SC study abroad program to Santander , Spain for Summer 2006.


  • a purchase order for $285,077 to purchase and install 190 Dell desktop computers at SC.


  • award of bid for $107,546 to purchase biology and chemistry equipment for IVC.


  • honoraria for Gail Brown and Kaylaa Fox to present a team building workshop on Classified Staff Development Day.


  • pilot testing the use of technology to improve the Board agenda process.


  • eliminate the health services fee waiver for all SC and IVC students participating in Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver programs as allowed under AB982, effective summer 2006.




  • Consultants gkkworks and Maas Companies presented a progress report on the Educational and Facilities Master Plan for SC, IVC and ATEP campuses. They outlined approaches to funding future projects, which over the course of 15 years are projected to be $457 million. The report is on schedule for completion by March 1.


  • Dr. Allan MacDougall, Interim Vice Chancellor of Technology and Learning Services, presented an information technology systems master plan. It included a strategy to replace aging hardware and systems software at a cost of almost $15 million over the next four years.


  • Correspondence in the Board agenda packet included letters and notes extending appreciation, commendation and compliments to the following, from SC: Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and all the excellent professors from a transfer student at CSULB.


  • The Board meeting will be broadcast on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, at 7pm, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33. SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, March 5 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, District Director
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