South Orange County Community College District

BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

January 31, 2005

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS

 


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    Saddleback College students, sisters Christina Taylor and Jessica Taylor , sang the National Anthem to commemorate the first Board meeting in the new Auditorium in the Saddleback College Health Sciences Building.

     

     
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    District Information Technology Department received a Board Resolution for their receipt of the Digital Education Achievement Award from the Center for Digital Education.

     

       

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    The 2004 Saddleback College Gaucho Football Team received a Board Resolution

    for winning the Mission Conference Title.

     

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REPORTS AND COMMENTS

  • President David B. Lang attended the Community College League of California (CCLC) trustee/CEO conference in Sacramento.  The conference presented an important opportunity to network with other trustees and CEOs about common issues.  He urged all trustees to attend at least one such conference annually.  He extended his condolences to the family of Paul Berger, a Coast Community College District trustee, who was a great advocate of Community Colleges.
  • Vice President Nancy M. Padberg attended the opening ceremonies of the spring semester, and also the CCLC conference. Our district is very well-respected throughout the state and she extended a “hats off” to everyone for the excellent job they do.  She commended Mark Schiffelbein and the extraordinary lengths he and the technology staff went to in order to get the Saddleback College television and radio station back on air.
  • Trustee Thomas Fuentes pointed out that because of the sacrifices of our young people fighting for freedom in Iraq, Iraqi citizens had an opportunity to be a part of democracy and vote in Irvine.
  • Trustee William O. Jay just returned from a three week trip to South America.  He observed incredible wealth and poverty, and remarked that we are blessed to live in this region and country.
  • Trustee Marcia Milchiker attended the CCLC legislative conference, as well as a number of events at the Colleges.   She also attended the Astounding Inventions event at IVC featuring over 350 young inventors and their families.
  • Trustee Donald P. Wagner thanked Bill Hewitt, Director of IVC's EOPS program, for giving him a tour and providing him with an opportunity to play helper to Bill's Santa at the Adopt-a-Family luncheon in December.
  • Student Trustee Brittany Poulton spoke about the tsunami relief charity basketball game that will be held on March 4 at the IVC Hart Gymnasium.  She thanked all the faculty and coaches from IVC and Saddleback College for their participation and stated that the goal is to raise $10,000.
  • Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur attended the CCLC trustee/CEO conference in Sacramento and found it very productive.  He expressed his excitement about being in the new auditorium and building, and recognized former President Dixie Bullock who was in the audience. The Chancellor recognized District staff members Rick Van Leeuwen, Loc Pham, and Raul Villalba for their dedication and hard work involved in the new facility.  He thanked all the faculty and staff who, with very little time, had to pack up, move and unpack. He hears positive comments daily.
  • IVC President Glenn Roquemore's written report included mention of: receipt of $40,000 in software from MecSoft Corporation of Irvine; television commercials on Cox Cable publicizing enrollment extended through June; EOPS and CARE adopted 128 families during winter break; and establishing meetings with all governance groups and the President for a “collective approach to bringing the campus together.”
  • Saddleback College President Richard McCullough commended Coach Bill Brummel on his 503rd career victory at the College.  His written report included mention of: top-ranked men's basketball team in preseason coaches poll; Dean Ken Patton authoring a series of articles on rapid prototyping; receipt of $30,000 for nursing scholarships from the California Community Foundation; in kind equipment donations to the new Health Sciences building; 43 percent increase in Transfer Center agreements and guarantees; ASG held successful retreat for 22 student leaders; and the new Saddleback Scoop monthly employee newsletter.
  • ATEP Provost Robert J. Kopecky's written report included mention of: meeting with the Mayor of Tustin; building design in review by Department of the State Architect; overview of ATEP presented to faculty and staff; beginning the process of hiring staff; and beginning development of course and program offerings.
  • Addressing the Board were: Dr. Carmen Dominguez, Saddleback College Academic Senate; Lewis Long, Faculty Association; Connie Zucker, CSEA; Mary Williams, Saddleback College Classified Senate; Beep Colclough, IVC Classified Senate; Rachel Hipolite, Associated Student Government of Saddleback College; and Shaun O'Neil, Associated Students of IVC.

 

ACTION, THE BOARD APPROVED. . .

  • all consent calendar items, academic personnel actions, and classified personnel actions. Items 7 and 24 were removed from the agenda and Items 9 and 31 were tabled.  If you wish to know specifics, please contact the Office of the Presidents or Deputy Chancellor.
  • award of bid for $194,657 for the purchase and installation of 50 video projection systems for Saddleback College classrooms.
  • sabbaticals for 19 full-time faculty members for the 2005-06 academic year.
  • commemorative room naming signage for the Saddleback College Health Sciences building.
  • dedication of time at each board meeting for extended discussion of significant issues currently before the district and colleges.
  • nomination of Trustee Marcia Milchiker for the Marian Bergeson Award, an annual award to recognize trustees by the Orange County School Boards Association.
  • tabling of Items 32 and 33 and removal of Item 56.

 

CONSENT ITEMS OF NOTE, THE BOARD APPROVED. . .

 

  • proposal from the District to CSEA and setting a public hearing on February 28, 2005.
  • a contract for Saddleback College to be the exclusive distributor of rapid prototyping software training for Magic software in the Western U.S. The College will be given software licenses and a 50% split on the training dollars earned.
  • Saddleback College study abroad programs to Vietnam and Cambodia , Italy and New Zealand .
  • fees for 2005/06: non-resident tuition $151 per semester unit; $22 per semester unit for capital outlay; and $48 for document processing.
  • accepting grants to IVC from the Foundation for the California Community Colleges and the California Department of Education for TANF/CalWORKs recipients ($31,335) and SBC-Pacific Bell Foundation for closed captioning project ($4,980).

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING. . .

 

The Board conducted a public hearing to receive comments on the initial proposal to reopen contract negotiations with CSEA Chapter 586.

 

INFORMATION ITEMS OF NOTE . . .

 

  • A presentation overviewing designs of the IVC Business and Technology Innovation Building was made by the building architect, LPA of Irvine.
  • To apprise the Board about the rising costs of construction, a report was made by a representative from C.W. Driver, the builder of the Saddleback College Health Sciences Building.   The building which cost $12 million to build over the past 18 months would now cost $5 million more in 2005.  The industry is seeing increases of 40% in the costs of construction over an 18 month period, where three to four percent annual increases were the norm. The price escalations are due to: accelerated growth of construction in China, for example, China now consumes one half of the world's cement; low interest rates keeping demand high for new housing; $40 billion in bonds throughout the state are now available to update old educational facilities. While the company is doing its best to forecast, there are no indications that the costs will recede in the near future.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

  • Correspondence in the Board agenda packet included letters and notes: thanking Vice President Gwen Vendley, Darryl Cox and the IVC financial aid staff for presenting a successful financial aid evening for students; complimenting the instruction of Ruthe Gluckson in the IVC Emeritus aqua fitness class; thanking Georgia McClusky for her help with IVC registration.

 

  CLOSED SESSION

Clerk of the Board Thomas Fuentes announced that the Board voted to dismiss a classified employee.

 

 TELEVISED BOARD MEETING

  • You can watch the board meeting Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5, at 7pm, Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday at 7pm. At 6:30pm, prior to broadcast of the board meeting, an interview will be aired of Vice President Nancy Padberg on Leisure World TV6 taped on February 2.

 

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, Brittany Poulton, Student Member

Raghu P. Mathur, Ed.D., Chancellor

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Board Meeting Update Prepared by:
Tracy Daly, Director
Marketing, Government and Community Relations
949-582-4920
e-mail: tdaly@socccd.org