Board Highlights - May 21, 2018


Trustee Jemal and Student Trustee Hoang

Irvine Valley College student Evelyn Hoang was sworn in to serve as the student trustee for 2018-2019.

Evelyn is majoring in English literature and plans to transfer to UCLA or UC Berkeley. An aspiring attorney, Evelyn hopes to work as a crimninal prosecutor. She is a member of the speech and debate team and president of the humanities club, and serves as an associate justice on the IVC Judicial Court.

As student trustee, Evelyn is committed to representing the interests of students at both colleges.


  • All consent calendar items, general action items, and academic and classified personnel actions. For additional information, please contact the chancellor, college president, or appropriate vice chancellor.
  • Resolutions honoring the following classified employees for outstanding service: Lori Mangels, District Services; Christine Swanson, Saddleback College; and Brian Kim, Irvine Valley College.
  • New and revised curriculum for the 2018-2019 academic year at Saddleback College.
  • Saddleback College Vocational Cosmetology and Cosmetician (Esthetician) Education Services Agreements, Amendments No. 4 with Advance Beauty College and Amendments No. 3 with New America Beauty Education Corp., DBA Hair California Beauty Academy, to renew the Cosmetology and Cosmetician (Esthetician) agreements term for the third one-year extension, beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019.
  • Amendments No. 3 with Saddleback Beauty Academy to renew the Saddleback College Cosmetology and Cosmetician (Esthetician) agreements for the second one-year extension, beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019.
  • The Vinewood Company LLC agreement for Assistant Division of the State Architect (DSA) Inspection Services for the Saddleback College Stadium and Site Improvement Project, in the amount of $215,100.
  • Curriculum revisions for Irvine Valley College as recommended by the Curriculum Committee in consultation with the Academic Senate for the 2019-2020 academic year, purusant to Title 5, Section 53200 et seq.
  • Award of bid no. 344, Irvine Valley College Library Building Waterproofing Project and approve the agreement with Otero Construction, Inc., in the amount of $344,283.
  • Declare the Battery Energy Storage Project at Irvine Valley College to have no significant environmental impact and authorize the filing of the Notice of Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • Declare miscellaneous ATEP furniture as surplus and approve its donation to the City of Tustin.
  • Tentative student government budgets for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 as presented by student representatives.
  • Open a public hearing and invite members of the public to present comments regarding the Saddleback College Energy Service Contract to replace the interior lighting fixtures with new energy efficient LED fixtures and wireless controls.
  • Adopt Resolution No. 18-12 to authorize entering into an Energy Service Contract for the Saddleback College Interior LED Lighting and Controls Retrofit Project.
  • Energy Services agreement with Clear Blue Energy Corp. for the Saddleback College Interior LED Lighting and Controls Retrofit Project in the amount of $1,373,541.
  • Basic aid funding allocations for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the amount of $83,191,044 to be included in the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 tentative budget.
  • Request to reschedule July 23, 2018 regular Board of Trustees meeting in accordance with California Government Code Section 54955 and in compliance with Board Policy 120.
  • Resolution 18-13 to notify the Orange County Department of Education of the consolidated election specifications for members of governing boards.
  • Compensation for the student trustee, allow the student trustee to make and second motions, and approve the term commencement date of May 15.
  • The C.E.M. Lab Corp. agreement for material testing and inspection services for the Saddleback College Stadium and Site Improvement Project in the amount of $472,453.
  • Award of Bid No. 346, Irvine Valley College Construction Defects, Performing Arts Center project and approve the agreement with Otero Construction, Inc., in the amount of $643,474.
  • Award of Bid No. 348, Irvine Valley College B300 Exterior Improvements Project and approve the agreement with Amtek Construction in the amount of $813,636.
  • Change Order No. 4 for the ATEP Site Utilities and Infrastructure Phase I project and authorize staff to execute the corresponding change order with Griffith Company, resulting in an increase of $283,106, for a revised contract total of $6,128,121 and time extension of 94 days.
  • Authorize filing the Notice of Completion for the ATEP Site Utilities and Infrastructure Phase I project to Griffith Company, for a final contract amount of $6,128,121.
  • The use of Master Price Agreement No. AR626 awarded by the State of Utah in association with the NASPO/WSCA, and usage by the State of California pursuant to the California Participating Addendum No. 7-14-70-11, for procurement of ongoing annual service subscription and support for the District-wide Network Security Firewall equipment from Optiv Security, Inc.
  • Work order with Neudesic, LLC, for an amount not to exceed $538,151 for the term of May 22, 2018 through August 31, 2019.
  • Accept for discussion and approval revisions to the following board policies: BP-103 Board Membership; BP-105 Organization of the Governing Board; BP-162 Communications Among Board Members; BP-1510 Native American Graves and Repatriation Act; BP-3101.6 Real Property Management; BP-3201 Capital Construction; BP-4000.4 Equal Employment Opportunity; BP-4345 Catastrophic Leave.
  • Tenure for full-time faculty members who have completed the four-year tenure-track plan.
  • Destruction of Class 3 disposable records in compliance with code.
  • Assignment of the Ground Lease by FPA4 to Bel Canto and approve a motion to authorize the execution by the interim chancellor and/or the acting vice chancellor of business services of the assigned agreement and estoppel agreement and any other documents necessary to carry out the terms thereof.



  • Trustee Jay attended 10 celebration events over the past month, including the veterans end-of-year events at SC and IVC. She attended the nursing pinning ceremony at SC, the campus community recognition event at IVC, and the EOPS/CARE/CalWorks recognition celebration. She enjoyed the SC gala and the student success showcase and commended ASG President Erica Delamare for her guitar performance at the event. She enjoyed meeting with the recipient of the William "Bill" Jay Scholarship at the SC scholarship ceremony. She commended Vice Chancellor Cindy Vyskocil on her facilitation of the AB 1825: Preventing Harrassment, Bullying, and Unlawful Discrimination training. Trustee Jemal attended the nursing pinning ceremony at SC and the end-of-year veteran events at both colleges. He enjoyed the SC gala and thanked everyone involved in the event, particularly the donors. Trustee Milchiker attended 18 events at both colleges, including the veterans end-of-year programs, the gender conference at SC, the nursing pinning ceremony, and the campus community recognition ceremony at IVC. She looks forward to the commencement ceremonies at both colleges. She provided an update of the Orange County Legislative Task Force meeting she attended, where the governor's proposals for a change to the funding formula and an online community college were discussed. Trustee Prendergast congratulated and welcomed Evelyn Hoang as the new student trustee. He attended the Orange County School Board Association meeting and commended Dean Anthony Teng on his presentation on career education. Referencing the recent school shooting in Texas, he noted the importance of the safety of our campuses. Trustee Wright welcomed Evelyn Hoang as the student trustee. He attended 11 meetings and events since the last board meeting. He enjoyed the spring leadershp forum at IVC and the newly-tenured faculty reception. He attended the nursing pinning ceremony and the veterans end-of-year events. He congratulated Professor Jane Horlings who is retiring after 28 years of service. Trustee Whitt attended the Lariat open house and thanked Ali Dorri and MaryAnne Shults for hosting such a great event, and commented on the excellence of the students who contribute to the Lariat. Student Trustee Evelyn Hoang attended her student trustee orientation on May 7 and expressed her gratitude to be able to represent both colleges as the student trustee.

  • Interim Chancellor Ann-Marie Gabel's written report included: Congratulations to Irvine Valley College Professor Kari Tucker-McCorkhill, who was named one of six Orange County Teachers of the Year by the Orange County Department of Education. Both SC and IVC are experiencing an increase in the number of degrees and certificates of achievement awarded compared to last year.  At SC, 2,105 degrees are being awarded, a 23 percent increase, and 2,221 certificates are being awarded, a four percent increase.  At IVC, 2,129 associate degrees are being awarded, a 16 percent increase, and 1,650 certificates are being awarded, a 12.5 percent increase. During the month of May, Interim Chancellor Gabel attended the IVC reception for newly-tenured faculty, scholarship ceremonies at SC and IVC, the SC Pinning ceremony, student veteran recognition banquet at IVC, the IVC camapus community recognition event, the Orange County Legislative Task Force meeting, and the new student trustee orientation conducted with Evelyn Hoang. On May 23, Interim Chancellor Gabel will attend a meeting in Sacramento with Assembly Member Jose Medina, Chair of the Higher Education Committee, and representatives of the Orange County Legislative Task Force, to discuss the funding formula and online college proposals.  The Governor's May Revise for the 2018-2019 budget was released on May 11.  The overall funding for Proposition 98 increased to $78.4 billion - the highest its ever been funded - and provides $7.1 billion to community colleges. Central to the May Revise were the new funding formula for community colleges and a fully online community college. The next steps in the budget process entail both the Senate and Assembly creating their own budget proposals and enacting them. Any differences between the Senate and Assembly budget line items are sent to the Conference Committee for resolution. The state budget is due on June 15. Human Resources has begun offering training for prevention of harrassment, bullying, and unlawful discrimination, pursuant to AB 1825. Union negotations have been ongoing with CSEA and the Faculty Association.  Police Officer Association negotiations are scheduled to begin in the near future. At the meeting the interim chancellor commended the UCI-IVC Engineering Academy open house that was held at the IDEA Building at ATEP and noted the wonderful opportunity the academy provides for aspiring engineers.

  • Saddleback College - Acting President Buysse's written report included: The One Book, One College series of events culminated with a talk and book signing on April 24 by Undocumented author Dr. Dan-El Padilla Peralta. The event included performances by the Jazz Studies Combo and Reader's Theater. Culinary arts students prepared Dominican-inspired hors d'oeuvres. The Equity and Diversity Committee and Associated Student Government coordinated the Day of Silence event on April 26 to raise awareness on anti-LGBTQ name calling, bullying, and harrassment in schools.  Students in Fashion 147 planned and produced the BEYOND fashion show on April 26. Ramses Osorio won Best in Show and a $500 scholarship. The Pre-Law Society and Associated Student Government held a candidate forum on May 1. Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Orange County Sheriff, and District Attorney were in attendance.  Two alumni of the Cinema/Television/Radio department have pledged $3,000 and $250,000 for the production of future student films. The Annual VETS Program end-of-year celebration was held on May 4. The keynote speaker was Assembly Member Rocky Chavez, a marine corps veteran. The Saddleback baseball team opened the 2018 playoffs with a 16-5 win over East Los Angeles College on May 4, and advanced to the second round of the Southern California regional playoffs with a 7-5 win on May 5. The nursing program held its pinning ceremony for 58 graduates on May 8.  Director of Jazz Studies Joey Sellers directed the Hart District Honor Jazz Band at the Super Jazz Festival on May 19. Music instructor Ariel Alexander was hired to transcribe and write sheet music for Eminem, who used Dr. Alexander's work during his recent performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Dr. Georgios Kouritas will be the cover conductor for the Pacific Symphony Orchestra May 31 through June 2.
  • Irvine Valley College - President Roquemore’s written report included: Sexual Assault Awareness Week was held April 23-27 and featured the Clothesline Project and presentations by Irvine Police Lieutenant Dave Klug and Carolyn Inman, co-author of The Seven Characters of Abuse. Members of Chi Tau Epsilon attended the National American Criminal Justice Association Conference in Cleveland. The marketing and creative services department was awarded six PRO awards at the Community College Public Relations Organization conference in Sacramento.  IVC participated in National Library Week April 8-14 and hosted events in conjunction with the Orange County Public Libraries. Librarian Tony Lin obtained a Books in Action grant to fund the week's events, and English professors Lisa Alvarez and Virginia Shank led a group of 70 people through writing prompts inspired by "The Orange County Literary Field Guide." The Spring Leadership Open Forum was held April 30. The music department and foundation celebrated jazz in the Live Oak Terraces on May 5. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators were recognized for their successes, achievements, and contributions at the campus community recognition celebration on May 10. The speech and debate team was awarded double gold at the Phi Rho Pi National Championship Tournament in Daytona Beach, FL on April 14. The team was awarded the gold medal in debate sweepstakes and in overall sweepstakes, marking the twelfth occasion that the team has been named national champions. A record 71 IVC honors students attended the 18th Annual Honors Transfer Council of California Student Research Conference at UC Irvine on April 7. A celebration was held on May 16 for the publication of the 22nd issue of The Ear, IVC's literary journal. Professor Virgina Shank organized the celebration which featured live music, refreshments, art, and poetry and short story readings.  The scholarship ceremony was held on May 16 and 667 scholarships totaling $430,000 were awarded to students. IVC held a reception to recognize 25 students who will make up the first cohort of the IVC Promise Program. IVC psychology professor Kari Tucker-McCorkhill was named one of six Orange County Teachers of the Year by the Orange County Department of Education.

  • Irvine Valley College Associated Student Government's written report included: The ASG of IVC Public Relations Committee filmed a student-written, produced, funded, and directed tour video that showcases the campus and testimonials from students and alumni. The student governments of SC and IVC met and discussed election review, summer meeting expectations, joint ASG training, student identification cards, budget allocation processes, school mascots, and co-curricular transcripts. ASG of IVC provided spring training for incoming and returning student leaders. The Budget and Finance Committee presented its recommendations for the 2018-2019 budget allocation for the ASG of IVC Senate. The first Teacher of the Year Nominee Reception was held April 26. ASG of IVC voted to allocate five $500 scholarships for undocumented IVC students. In conjunction with the IVC Foundation, ASG of IVC allocated $10,000 to finalize the Te'Veannah Smith Emergency Fund for IVC students.  Named for former ASG of IVC President Te'Veannah Smith, who passed away in May 2017, the fund will assist students who experience food and house insecurities.


The board closed its meeting in memory of James Rynning, who for 23 years worked as a senior laboratory technician for the performing arts at Irvine Valley College.  James, who passed away at the age of 73, was a true jack-of-all-trades, and excelled at set design, lighting, and solving last minute logistical problems.  His wide range of skills were impressive and invaluable to the students, faculty, and staff he worked with every day.  Our thoughts and prayers are with James' family, friends, and colleagues.



The board meeting may be viewed online at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 on SC Channel 39 and IVC Channel 33. SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, May 27 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; Evelyn Hoang, Student Trustee

Ann-Marie Gabel, Interim Chancellor


Board Meeting Highlights Prepared By:
Jennie McCue

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