April 24, 2017


  • All consent calendar items, general action items, and academic and classified personnel actions except for 6.8, page 4, B1 which was pulled. For additional information, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Resolutions honoring Student Trustee Jonathan Forde; Classified School Employee Week; Professor of the Year, Saddleback College, Basil Smith; Associate Professor of the Year, Saddleback College, Tracey Magrann; Emeritus Professor of the Year, Saddleback College, Susan Hecht; Professor of the Year, Irvine Valley College, Michael Cassens; Associate Professor of the Year, Irvine Valley College, Rick Schank; Professor of the Year, Irvine Valley College, Judith Shields.
  • Curriculum revisions for the 2017-18 Academic Year at both colleges.
  • IVC 2017 Summer Community Education courses, presenters and compensation.
  • Bid No. 335 for Irvine Valley College Laser Technology Equipment to Agilent Technologies, Inc. for a total amount of $125,598.73.
  • Revised Courses for the 2017-18 Academic Year at Saddleback College.
  • Saddleback College Consultant Services Agreement for Alternative Fuel Program Services, San Diego Community College District.
  • Resolution No. 17-11 to amend the FY 2016-2017 Adopted Budget.
  • Agreement with IBI Group for architectural services for the Irvine Valley College Health Center-Concessions project in the amount of $365,467.
  • An increase to the Student Health Fee by $1 at both colleges for the 2017-18 academic year. The new fees will be $20 per fall and spring semesters and $17 for summer session/intersessions of at least four weeks.
  • A five year agreement with Ware Disposal, Inc. for District Waste Removal Services for Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College and ATEP for an estimated annual cost of $60,000 and contract total of $300,000.
  • Five year agreement with North State Environmental, Inc. for District Hazardous Waste Removal Services for Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, and ATEP for an estimated annual cost of $120,000 and total contract amount of $600,000.
  • Contract with DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Inc. for the purchase of modular wall systems, pursuant to the University of California Agreement #UCOP-113, for the term of the agreement which ends June 30, 2018 not to exceed $500,000.
  • Adopted Resolution No. 17-12 Classified Employee/Position Layoff.


    Discussion items were postponed due to the late meeting time.



  • Trustee Whitt attended the SC Gala and the EOPS/DSPS awards. She thanked the student governments for all they do. Trustee Milchiker encouraged students to attend a Women's Leadership Forum and a Women in Politics Symposium, both being held on April 28. She attended an ACCT leadership summit where she learned about calculating return on investment by career or program for students. Trustee Lang declined to report due to the late meeting start. Trustee Wright attended the EOPS/DSPS awards and the dedication for Laser Way at IVC. Trustee Jemal attended the SC Gala and offered his appreciation for the foundation's hard work in hosting the event honoring Dr. Tod Burnett. He mentioned that the board is aware of fiscal challenges. Trustee Jay enjoyed the SC Gala and the inspirational speaker, a veteran, purple heart recipient and Saddleback student. She attended IVC foundation board of governor's meeting where they planned for next year's gala. Student Trustee Forde commented on his positive experience serving as student trustee. He thanked the administration and board members for mentoring him, and students for trusting him to represent him. He said the experience was meaningful and impactful.
  • Interim Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons' written report included: The speech and advocacy work group is discussing revisions to Board Policy/Administration Regulation 8000.  The District Services Staff Professional Development Workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 26th.  Coffees with the Chancellor and Board of Trustees are scheduled at both colleges for the week of April 24th. The accounting department is hosting fiscal close workshops to assist campus departments in closing out their financial records in Workday for the 2016‐2017 fiscal year.  Contract templates have been made available for employees and are located on the SharePoint site. Information was provided district‐wide on a new state law that expands parental leave rights to community college employees. SOCCCD was invited by a national research organization to participate in a study on how technology can support student success. The study was a collaboration between District IT, Saddleback College, and West Ed, which brought a technology‐based approach to academic planning while ensuring all MAPs were approved by a counselor.  Public and Government Affairs assisted college faculty, administrators, trustees, and students in conducting state and federal legislative visits to advocate for Veteran Center funding, VA issues, and increased support for career technical education. In her oral report, Interim Chancellor Fitzsimons called attention to an upcoming climate survey and board evaluation survey and encouraged district-wide participation.


  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's written report included: The California Department of Finance awarded Saddleback College $2 million under the Awards for Innovation in Higher Education program for the college’s Pathway to Completion – Veteran Articulation Track (V-CAT) initiative.  It was a record-breaking night for the Saddleback College Foundation, as they raised nearly $300,000 at the 17th annual gala.  Dr. Tod A. Burnett was recognized for his nine-year legacy as Saddleback College president and was awarded the inaugural Foundation Board of Governors Summit Award for his outstanding leadership in philanthropy and community advocacy.   Dr. Heather A. Allen was presented with the 2017 Alumna of the Year award. Over 130 employers filled the quad for the annual spring Career Fair. Students and community members had the opportunity to meet with and talk to local employers and learn about job openings and career opportunities available to them.  Women’s Leadership Forum will be held on Friday, April 28th at Saddleback College and will feature a keynote address from Beth MacLean, executive vice president on PIMCO. Transfer Celebration and Honors Recognition will be held on Friday, May 5th from 3-5 pm in SSC 212. The casual celebration allows transferring Saddleback students to meet with college representatives and fellow Gauchos also transferring to the same college or university.  Fifty six graduates will be honored in the Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony being held on Tuesday, May 9th.   


  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore’s written report included: The college's Visual Arts Department held its Second Annual Student and Faculty Art Show at the Orange County Great Park's Palms Court Art Complex. Students from the digital media, interactive media, and drawing and painting departments submitted artwork to be showcased.  The college dedicated the new Laser Way campus entrance off Barranca Parkway. President Glenn Roquemore and IVC student ambassadors marked the official opening by driving campus golf carts across the entrance. The IVC Speech and Debate Team competed at the State Championship Tournament of the California Community College Forensics Association (CCCFA) in Woodland Hills, CA. IVC's Asha Taylor was honored as top debater in the state and presented with the Jim Wyman Award. IVC participated in Operation Veteran Center Funding Day in Sacramento. Nancy Montgomery, Director of Health, Wellness and Veterans championed the efforts to allocate more resources for California Community College Veterans Resource Centers.  Over 300 student veterans and supporters representing approximately 40 different community colleges from around the state attended to support the goals of encouraging legislators to fund California Community College Veterans Resource Centers throughout the 113 colleges in California and provided a platform for veterans to share their stories and experiences with legislators. IVC offered education and training for students, faculty and staff about Sexual Assault Prevention and Intervention. The Clothesline Project which is a collection of T-shirts decorated by survivors of violence in Orange County, hung in the quad for the day to raise awareness of the ways in which this violence affects our community.



The board meeting may be viewed online at www.socccd.edu. Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 on SC Channel 39 and IVC Channel 33. SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, April 30 at 7 pm.


South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

Barbara J. Jay, Timothy Jemal, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker, T.J. Prendergast III,
Terri Whitt, James R. Wright
; Johnathan Forde, Student Trustee

Debra L. Fitzsimons, Interim Chancellor


Board Meeting Highlights Prepared By:
Tere Fluegeman

Public and Government Affairs