South Orange County Community College District

Board Meeting Highlights

March 27, 2006

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A group of planning committee members for Classified Staff Development Day, representing IVC, SC and the District, presented “Wanted” posters to the College Presidents and Vice Presidents.  More than 200 classified staff participated in the very successful event earlier this month.

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IVC President Glenn Roquemore was surprised with commendations from the California State Senate, County of Orange , City of Irvine , and Irvine Unified School District . He is the recipient of the 2006 Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction from the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society for helping to make IVC's Alpha Omega Mu one of the fastest growing chapters in the western United States. He mentioned that much of the credit goes to faculty advisor Kurt Meyer.



  • Board President David B. Lang expressed disappointment in those who made public comments regarding the district planning process. It is his belief that we should work things out collegially, rather than involving another organization with a complaint. He thanked consultants from gkkworks and Maas Companies for their work on the Educational and Facilities Master Plan which provides a blueprint for the future.


  • Vice President Nancy M. Padberg congratulated the Forensic Team on their second place win in a recent competition. She is working with the SC Foundation on a wine tasting fundraiser.


  • Clerk of the Board Thomas A. Fuentes gave a report on the activities of the Orange County Community Colleges Legislative Task Force (OCLTF). The group is tracking SB1290 which may allow community colleges to use the CA building code instead of the Field Act for construction projects. The Field Act adds millions of dollars to our construction projects.


  • Trustee William O. Jay mentioned that accreditation is of extreme importance to students and a high priority for the Board. He is looking forward to discussing it at a special meeting next month. He congratulated the SC Art Department for a successful teapot exhibition and sale. He wished Trustee Padberg good luck in her candidacy for a judgeship on the June ballot.


  • Trustee Marcia Milchiker mentioned that Professor Carmenmara Hernandez Bravo was recently honored by the Hispanic Bar Association. She participated in the Classified Staff Development Day, and thanked everyone who planned the very successful event. She attended many events of both Colleges.


  • Student Trustee Paul Ho recognized the Saddleback Theatre Department, the students and faculty who participated in the UCI Building Bridges Honors program, the successful IVC Senior Day, and the Black History Month events on both campuses. He congratulated Provost Kopecky for bringing ATEP from concept to reality.


  • Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur commended Tracy Daly , District Director of Marketing and Public Affairs, for the Report to the Community which will be distributed throughout the campus and business communities. He attended many events this month, traveled to Sacramento on behalf of the OCLTF, and was the keynote speaker at an event in Tustin. He discussed the Accreditation Team recommendations and presented suggestions for working collegially.


  • SC President Richard McCullough 's written report included mention of: Black History Month activities; career series workshops; Child Development Center focus on community helpers; Transfer Center activities; ASG's successful blood drive; Division of Fine Arts productions, performances and exhibits; Spring Plant Sale scheduled for April 20-21; and Champion SC Campaign raised $23,285 for projects and scholarships.


  • IVC President Glenn Roquemore 's written report included mention of: student Leigh Johnson was named 2005 Birder of the Year by Wildbird magazine; President Roquemore is receiving an award from the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society for his work with the IVC chapter; IVC-TV33 can be viewed via the college website; Dr. Elizabeth Cipres, Dean of Students, Guidance and Counseling, received the 2006 ACCA Volunteer of the Year Award. The Chinese debate team is coming to IVC on March 31.


  • ATEP Provost Robert J. Kopecky 's written report included mention of: progress on the property, planning activities, marketing and public relations efforts, and partnership meetings.


  • 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; Neena Nawabi, Associated Students of IVC; and Ashley Aber, SC Associated Student Government.





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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.


  • special Board meeting on Monday, April 24 th to continue discussion of Accreditation issues, from 2 to 5pm.


  • resolution affirming the Board and District commitment to address the Accreditation recommendations to the Colleges.


  • individual nominations for the Board of Directors of the California Community College Trustees Association.


  • acceptance of Resun Leasing, Inc. as the completion contractor for ATEP and authorization to complete the ATEP Launch program for $3,292,203. The first phase of the 68 acre ATEP campus will feature five buildings for classrooms, labs and offices.


  • Educational and Facilities Master Plan. The Plan provides evidence to the State of a formal planning effort, and documents eligibility for both new space and state funds for construction.


  • agreement with gkkworks for construction management of the IVC Business and Technology Innovation Center in an amount not to exceed $1,120,000.


  • adding a voter registration feature to the registration process for the Fall 2006. The District now joins 20 community college campuses which have successfully integrated this into their class registration systems.




  • The Board discussed guidelines for the use of basic aid funding for such areas as: retiree benefits, technology, scheduled maintenance, and instructional equipment.


  • The Board discussed options for the use of waitlists in the registration process.


  • Board agendas will be made available in an electronic format.


  • The 2007 SC Professor of the Year is Dr. Norman Weston of the Division of Fine Arts and the Part-time Professor of the Year is Barbara Cox of the Division of Business Sciences.


  • The 2007 IVC Full-time Teacher of the Year is Professor Peter Morrison from the School of Humanities & Languages; the Part-time Teacher of the Year is Instructor James Granitto from the School of Humanities & Languages; and the Part-time Emeritus Teacher of the Year is Eva Garnet.


  • Correspondence in the Board agenda packet included letters and notes extending compliments to the following, from SC: Emeritus faculty member Louise Jacobs; from IVC: Professor Gary Rybold and the Debate Team attending the international competition in China .


  • The Board meeting will be broadcast on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, at 7pm, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33. SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, April 2 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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