Board signed a resolution for Dr. Mark Drummond,
the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges System. He is
leaving after three distinguished years to be the Chancellor of
the Los Angeles Community College District, the largest community
college district in the nation.
was announced that Dr. S. Craig Justice will be
the new Vice President of Instruction at Irvine Valley College,
beginning July 24, 2007.
|REPORTS AND COMMENTS
President David B. Lang lauded
the terrific job on the budget by Deputy Chancellor Gary
Poertner, and Directors Beth Mueller, Carol Hilton,
and Davit Khachatryan. Such a seasoned staff gives the
trustees a lot of confidence in the budget.
of the Board Thomas A. Fuentes
congratulated Trustee Padberg who was named
Volunteer of the Month by the OC Republican Party. He congratulated
Chancellor Mathur who was
commencement speaker at Pacific States University and was awarded
an honorary doctorate degree in business administration.
- Trustee William O. Jay
spent a few days at Mission Hospital and recounted that many of
the nurses and health care professionals were proud graduates
of Saddleback College. They made his stay a pleasant one.
Marcia Milchiker welcomed
back Trustee Jay. She commended the SC Journal
of Biology which is a wonderful way to work with students
and get them involved in the field. She visited the SC counseling
department and found out that with credit from her studies at
other institutions, she has enough credits to get an AA degree
Nancy M. Padberg attended
the Orange County Transportation Authority stakeholder meeting
to share concerns about transportation issues. She attended many
events including the KSBR Birthday Bash, the SC Foundation retreat,
and the SCLO production of Barnum. She congratulated
Dr. Andreea M. Serban on the grant she recently
John S. Williams wished
Raul Villalba well in his retirement. This was
Raul's last meeting. He also thanked all the staffs who work to
prepare the budget. He noted that when the District pays off the
last of the Certification of Participation debt in 2008, it will
be the 40th anniversary of Saddleback College.
Trustee Matthew T. Reynard has
met with Chancellor Mathur and they have been
discussing activities for the coming year in the areas of environmental
awareness and cultural understanding. He is looking forward to
attending the student trustee conference in August.
Raghu P. Mathur announced
that summer enrollment up 7.5% over last year, FTES is up by 10.7%
and productivity is up over 3 percent. He is facilitating a meeting
with K-12 superintendents to ascertain interest in working together
to develop leadership training. He was deeply honored to be invited
to be commencement speaker at Pacific States University and presented
with an honorary doctorate.
President Richard McCullough's written report
included mention of:staff
development program for student services classified staff and
other front line staff; men's golf team captured the 2007 state
championship; women's tennis team reached the state championship
match for the first time in school history; overall SC ranked
12th in the state out of 104 community colleges which participate
in intercollegiate athletics; SCLO 30th anniversary season is
showcasing Barnum and South Pacific this summer;
Emeritus Institute enrollment is soaring, up over 1,000 students
more than last summer; and activities within the biological sciences
President Glenn Roquemore's written report included
mention of: the foundation
recognized Irvine City Manager Sean Joyce as
the Alumnus of the Year, and the college bestowed honorary degrees
to Cecilia Goodman, Wing Lam and Carol Tagayun;
nearly $120,000 in scholarships were awarded at the 22nd annual
scholarship awards breakfast; a $10,000 endowment was established
by the Assistance League of Irvine to help single mothers pursue
a college degree; and the fourth annual Emeritus Institute Showcase
event was a success. He also thanked Cal Nelson
for serving as Interim Vice President of Instruction for the past
Provost Robert J. Kopecky 's written report included
mention of:updates on partnerships,
City of Tustin meetings, campus progress, and outreach and marketing.
CACT (Center for Applied Competitive Technologies) at ATEP hosted
25 directors at the statewide CACT conference last month which
included tours and equipment demonstrations.