Board Meeting Highlights

Board Meeting Highlights

April 25, 2016

THE BOARD APPROVED .......................................................................

Photos of Board Members

  • All consent calendar items, general action items, and academic and classified personnel actions, except Items 5.4 and 5.7 which were tabled. For additional information, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Resolutions honoring Student Trustee Lemar Momand; Classified School Employee Week; IVC Classified Employee of the Year Mark Petersen; IVC Full-Time Professor of the Year Rebecca Beck; IVC Part-Time Professor of the Year Rocio Giráldez Betrón; IVC Emeritus Professor of the Year Kathryn Kramer; IVC Model United Nations Team; and the IVC Speech and Debate Team.
  • Curriculum revisions for the 2016-17 Academic Year for both colleges.
  • Saddleback College revised instructional material fees in Math, Science and Engineering courses for 2016-17.
  • Amended and renewed Cosmetology and Cosmetician (Esthetician) agreements for Saddleback College for the first one-year extension, beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017.
  • Agreement with MMC, Inc. of La Palma, CA, in the amount of $274,000 for the Saddleback PE Sewer Ejector Project.
  • Spring 2017 Saddleback College study abroad program to Oxford, England.
  • Irvine Valley College campus-wide Emergency Phone/Mass Notification System to strengthen its emergency preparedness in the amount of $287,000.
  • Amended and extended Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College Bookstore Operations Services Agreements with Follett Higher Education Group for the third of three one-year extensions, beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017.
  • Amend and restate ground lease between the FPA4 Promenade, LLC and SOCCCD.
  • Resolution No.16-08 certifying the final CEQA document for the ATEP IVC First Building and associated ATEP utilities and infrastructure Phase 1 Projects, approval of site plans and certification of CEQA public hearing.
  • Open a public hearing and invite members of the public to present their comments on the Energy Service Contract to replace the exterior lighting fixtures with new energy efficient LED fixtures and wireless controls at Saddleback College. Approve the Energy Service Agreement with Anderson & Howard Electric, Inc., in the amount of $790,000.
  • Resolution supporting Assembly bills 1721 and 1892 to reform the Cal Grants program.
  • Change Order No. 4 for the Saddleback College Sciences Building project, resulting in an increase of $126,063 extension of project duration by 59 calendar days. The revised contract amount is $55,671,696, and the project completion date is extended through May 31, 2016.
  • Board Policy Revisions: BP- 4003 Employment of Relatives, BP-4310 Duties and Responsibilities of the Department/Academic Chair, BP-5320 Academic Renewal, and BP-6135 Library User Fees.
  • Amendments to the IVC and SC full-time faculty hiring lists for 2016-2017.
  • Request for report on Workday progress to address issues identified in the trustee listening sessions.

REPORTS ......................................................................................

  • Trustee Whitt attended both college foundation galas. She enjoyed IVC's event location at the Marconi Museum and especially valued meeting and networking with new people. Trustee Milchiker attended the 40th anniversary celebration of Saddleback's Emeritus Institute and art show. She enjoyed the IVC gala, the national debate society event hosted by IVC with over 1000 participants, an interview on Laguna Woods TV Channel 6 to promote the colleges, trustee listening sessions, and the cultural competency summit at IVC. She shared that Assemblyman Don Wagner and Bill Brough will read a resolution on the Assembly floor to honor the 40th anniversary of the Emeritus Institute. She also attended several college broadway productions performed by students. Trustee Lang offered no report in the interest of time. Trustee Wright attended IVC gala where he enjoyed the slot car race. He also attended the IVC forensics team event, trustee listening sessions at both colleges and the IVC cultural competence event. He applauded SC athletic trainer Brad McReynolds who was named National Athletic Trainer of the Year. He congratulated the IVC men's tennis team on their state championship. He called attention to three faculty members retiring who collectively represent 101 years of service. Trustee Jemal attended the IVC gala and thanked the staff for the work they put into it. He attended the Laguna Woods anniversary celebration. He was happy to see IVC's men's tennis team take the state title and commented that he's very proud of them. He attended the trustee listening sessions where there was a lot of input. He said the board's role is to listen and take action where it is appropriate. Trustee Jay attended the excellent IVC gala awards dinner and both trustee listening sessions which she found to be educational. Trustee Prendergast announced he will shave his head for the St. Baldrick's cancer awareness event at Saddleback on May 9. Student Trustee Momand thanked the board for the opportunity to serve as student trustee and asked the board to keep investing in students and the "things that make our colleges stand out," such as technology and professors.
  • Chancellor Gary Poertner had no report.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's written report included:  Three finalists were named in the Social Entrepreneurship Competition. The showdown was a culmination of over eight months' effort to identify and support social entrepreneurs who are addressing social, environmental, and educational challenges around the world. First Place: Takachar (Cambridge, MA)-Pioneered process for decentralized processing of agricultural waste into solid fuel. Second Place: codeSpark (Pasadena,CA) - codeSpark's mission is to ignite curiosity about computer science and turn programming into play. Third Place:  Desolenator (London, UK) - Desolinator produces an affordable, eco-friendly household water purification/desalination device.  Saddleback was awarded a $1.5 million Basic Skills Grant. The Level Up program will utilize technology and intensive student support services as well as revised and/or enhanced curriculum in English language arts and reading to provide an integrated platform for Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) students to move into college readiness.  Emeritus Institute celebrated the program’s 40th Anniversary.  Michelle MacDougal Jackson was named the Classified Employee of the Year.  Brad McReynolds was named Athletic Trainer of the Year.  Saddleback is participating in The Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work for program, which includes an employee survey. The information and questions will provide us an opportunity to benchmark against other colleges and universities across the nation.
  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore’s written report included:  The college foundation awards dinner raised a record breaking $110,000 this year through sponsorships, ticket sales, live and silent auctions and direct donations. The event honored exceptional contributions made by students, faculty, community partners, administration, veteran students, classified staff and alumni. IVC Circle K Club officers and members were recognized for their dedication to the club and community at the California-Nevada-Hawaii Circle K District Convention. IVC Wind Symphony members Nancy Stealey, Jake Marsh, Douglas Lue and Brock Giezsl were recognized for their selection and representation of IVC in the 2016 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Western and Northwestern Regional Conference Intercollegiate Band. The Student Equity Task Force hosted the Cultural Competence Summit, where over 300 students, faculty, staff, community members and staff from local colleges and universities gathered to learn skills, techniques and attitudes that are crucial for success in today's diverse world. Veteran Center Director Nancy Montgomery, along with veteran center leaders of American River College and Las Positas College, organized "Operation Veteran Center Funding" to encourage the state to fund California Community College Veteran Resource Centers by listening to veterans' stories. The Model United Nations Team won its fifth consecutive outstanding delegation award. IVC's Advanced Technology Education Park (ATEP) has been named as host of the Biotech Equipment Depot.
  • Presidents Tod Burnett and Glenn Roquemore's oral report included highlighting upcoming events:




Commencement is on Tuesday, May 24; Scholarship ceremonies are on May 13 (SC) and May 23 (IVC), college recognition events are on May 11 (IVC) and May 18 (SC). Saddleback will celebrate One Book, One College with the author, Today, Tues. April 26. Everyone is invited. IVC will host its Faculty Tenure Event on May 4. President Burnett congratulated Steve Teh, full-time professor of the year; Jeffrey Oderlin, associate faculty of the year and Lisa Messenger, Emeritus Institute faculty of the year. President Roquemore congratulated Rebecca Beck, full-time professor of the year; Rocio Giráldez Betrón, IVC part-time professor of the year; and Kathryn Kramer, IVC Emeritus professor of the year.

VIEWING ONLINE/TV..........................................................................

The board meeting may be viewed online at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 on SC Channel 39 and IVC Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, May 1 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; Lemar Momand, Student Trustee

Gary L. Poertner, Chancellor


Board Meeting Highlights Prepared By:
Tere Fluegeman, District Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations