South Orange County Community College District





    March 22, 2005

    South Orange County Community College District


  • Vice President Nancy M. Padberg thanked everyone who attended the meeting and acknowledged Connie Zucker for initiating that classified staff introduce themselves during the public comment portion of board meetings. She voiced her support for the IVC Commencement Committee's recommendation to have the ceremony at 6pm. She attended Saddleback College men's basketball playoffs, and announced that she recently completed her third L. A. Marathon.
  • Clerk of the Board Thomas A. Fuentes participated in the Saddleback College Latina Mother Daughter Day. He expressed appreciation to Maria Paniagua, EOPS Outreach Specialist, for her efforts in organizing the event which included the Consul of Mexico as a special guest. He attended Classified Staff Development Day and gave a report on the activities of the Orange County Community Colleges' Legislative Task Force (OCLTF). He encouraged everyone to voice their support for full funding of the Perkins Vocational and Technical Education program now before Congress.
  • Trustee William O. Jay congratulated IVC Professor Bill Hewitt who was awarded the 2005 Achievement of Excellence Award by the American Association of Community Colleges. He acknowledged requesting that the summer study abroad program in Spain be brought back before the Board for reconsideration, and thanked Administration for their hard work in responding to issues.
  • Trustee Marcia Milchiker led a moment of silence for two Saddleback College employees who recently died: Ellie Hodge and Billy Kelly. She recognized IVC instructor Ted Weatherford who was named Educator of the Year by the State Community College Organization of Physical Educators. She announced that the Saddleback College Theatre Arts Department's “Angels in America ” was listed as best college production by OC Weekly. She attended the faculty basketball game to benefit Tsunami relief efforts and the Classified Staff Development Day.
  • Trustee Donald P. Wagner thanked everyone who corresponded with the Board about the Saddleback College summer study abroad trip to Spain, and those who took the time to comment at the meeting. He congratulated Professor Hewitt on his award.
  • Trustee John S. Williams mentioned that he would like to work out the issue of when IVC will hold the commencement ceremony.
  • Student Trustee Brittany Poulton discussed her support of the Saddleback College Spain summer study abroad program.
  • Chancellor Raghu P. Mathur, as chair of OCLTF, met with Congressman Gary Miller to advocate in favor of the Perkins program. The Congressman expressed confidence that the bill will have support from the Senate, House and President. He presented the Chancellor with a flag that was flown over the Capitol during the dedication ceremonies of the Saddleback College Health Sciences Building. Proposed versions of the state community college budget include a COLA range of 3.93% to 4.1%; enrollment growth of 1.9% to 3%; and an increase in student fees from $26 to $33 per unit. Any increase in student fees will likely be opposed by all Orange County community college districts.
  • IVC President Glenn Roquemore 's written report included mention of: $31,335 grant received to the Supportive Services Program to mentor students for careers in childhood education; music professor Daniel Luzko will have a composition premiere in Washington, D.C. next month; an alumna establishes a school in Sri Lanka for children orphaned by the tsunami; and PTK Honor Society, Alpha Omega Mu Chapter, received a national Pinnacle Award for membership growth.
  • Saddleback College President Richard McCullough's written report included mention of: employee giving campaign, Champion SC, raised $16,000; neighboring high school students were invited to campus this month for Senior Day; students raised $1,200 for tsunami relief in February; plant sale to benefit horticulture scholarships is set for April 21-22; and the April 8 performance of "42nd Street" marks the grand reopening of the newly upgraded McKinney Theatre.
  • Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP) Provost Robert J. Kopecky is looking forward to the Saddleback College Film Festival in April because some of the student work was filmed on the ATEP campus. His written report included mention of: Navy demolition of buildings and cleaning of the helicopter hanger; work with Hartford Insurance to identify a construction company to complete campus buildings; and continued development of course and program offerings.
  • Addressing the Board were: Dr. Carmen Dominguez , Saddleback College Academic Senate; Wendy Gabriella, IVC Academic Senate; Lewis Long, Faculty Association; Connie Zucker, CSEA; Mary Williams, Saddleback College Classified Senate; Cloyce Kelly, Police Officers Association; and Shaun O'Neil, Associated Students of IVC.





    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.
  • summer 2005 Saddleback College study abroad program in Santander, Spain.
  • nomination of Orange County Trustees Walter Howald and Brian Conley to serve on the 2005 Board of Directors of the California Community College Trustees Association.
  • additional funding of $4,413,000 to augment the budget for the construction of the IVC Business and Technology Innovation Center.
  • $222,000 for the first phase of the demolition program at ATEP.


  • accepting an award of $2,000 to Saddleback College from the City of Mission Viejo to implement the Marine Fossil Interpretive Display Project.
  • an agreement between Saddleback College and Saddleback Memorial Hospital to accept $170,000 to supplement the salary of a full-time and associate faculty. The Hospital will provide clinical space for 11 students, and 11 nursing students will be assigned to the Hospital for four semesters.
  • placing a permanent bronze plaque at the base of a tree dedicated to IVC groundskeeper William “Howard” Rockefeller.






    South Orange County Community College District

  • Professor Bob Parsons of the Division of Math, Science and Engineering has been selected as the Saddleback College Teacher of the Year 2006.
  • The Board tabled until the April meeting a discussion of recommendations from the accreditation teams.
  • The Board received the monthly financial status report which is available for viewing through June 30, 2005 via the following link.  [February 2005 Financial Status]


  • Correspondence in the Board agenda packet included letters and notes: from Superior Court Judge James P. Gray congratulating IVC Foundation on the Astounding Inventions event; from a student complimenting the instruction of IVC Professor Kurt Meyer in a writing class; thanking IVC Vice President Gwen Vendley for her presentation at the 30th Annual Association of California Community College Administrators Conference; and thanking IVC President Roquemore for serving as a judge at the 24th Annual Irvine Unified School District Science Fair.


        Clerk of the Board Thomas Fuentes announced:


  • On a 6 to 1 vote the Board voted to pursue all legal remedies including initiation of litigation to recover sabbatical leave payment from a former faculty member.


  • On a 7 to 0 vote the Board voted to allow unpaid leave with benefits for up to three months for a classified employee.


  • You can watch the board meeting Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, at 7pm, on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33. SC TV39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, March 27 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, Brittany Poulton, Student Member

Raghu P. Mathur, Ed.D., Chancellor

Board Meeting Update Prepared by:
Tracy Daly, Director
Marketing, Government and Community Relations