June 26, 2017




Saddleback student Jordan J. Larson was sworn in to serve as the student trustee for 2017-2018.


Jordan is interested in furthering opportunities for students to learn practical skills such as independent contracting and entrepreneurship. Jordan is a returning student and entrepreneur completing the real estate program and working on an MBA.


He is committed to representing the interests of students at both colleges. This is his second time serving as student trustee.





  • 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.
  • Summer 2017 Community Education courses, presenters and compensation for Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College.
  • Notice of Completion for the Irvine Valley College Campus Safety Building Backup Generator project to AMTEK Construction for a final contract amount of $359,909.38.
  • Irvine Valley College New Dance Floor project with SS+K Contactors in the amount of $170,000.
  • Irvine Valley College Monument Signs Replacement with SS+K Contractors in the amount of $344,500 with a change in subcontractor from Machan Sign Company, Inc. to Carey Sign Corporation.
  • Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center (PAC) waterproofing project with Painting & Décor, Inc., in the amount of $357,900.
  • New and revised curriculum for Academic Years 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019.
  • One year extension of contract with MEW Consulting Services to supervise and manage contracts for new construction not to exceed $15,000 and for maintenance projects not to exceed $88,000.
  • Agreement with The Drip Coffee, Inc. for satellite coffee cart services at Saddleback College for a two year term with three one year extensions, from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.  This is a revenue generating contract with benefits provided to the college of approximately $26,000 annually.
  • Agreement with Berliner Architects to provide Design Guidelines Consultant Services at ATEP for a not to exceed amount of $195,000 from July 10, 2017 to January 10, 2018.
  • Amendment No. 2 to the Development Services Agreement with HCTD, LLC for ATEP project development services in the annual amount of approximately $334,500 from June 27, 2017 to June 26, 2022.
  • Student out-of-state travel exhibited in item 5.15.
  • Student Trustee to attend CCLC Student Trustees Workshop from Aug. 11-13.
  • Agreement with Parker & Covert, LLP for specialized legal services on an as needed basis increasing their rate for professional services effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019.
  • P2S Engineering, Inc. agreement not to exceed $62,812 for District-wide Technology Consultant services for Capital Construction Services.
  • Notice of Completion for the District-wide Air Blown Fiber project to T and D Communications, Inc., with a final contract amount of $723,438.51.
  • Use of the NASPO Contract No. CA 7-14-70-4 for districtwide Cisco Smartnet Support renewal using PCM-G as the approved authorized reseller for an amount not to exceed $250,000 from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
  • Agreement with Office Depot, Inc. for the purchase of office products and supplies for the term of the agreement which ends October 31, 2018.
  • Amendment No. 1 to the agreement for IT Consulting Services related to Workday and Workday related applications with EdgeRock Technologies, LLC in an amount of $161,280, for a revised contract total not to exceed $202,240, from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
  • Agreement for IT technology project analysis and project management with I3 Solutions for an amount not to exceed $156,000 from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
  • Agreement for information technology services with JB Technology Consulting, LLC for an amount not to exceed $190,000 from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
  • Approve the SOCCCD 2017-2018 tentative budget as presented.
  • 2018-2019 Academic Calendar.
  • Programming Collaboration Agreement between SOCCCD (KSBR) and California State University, Northridge (KCSN) for the term starting July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022. Click here for the presentation about the KSBR/KCSN collaboration.
  • Award Bid No. 2066, Saddleback College Baseball Field Bleacher Replacement project and approve the construction services agreement with Patriot Contracting and Engineering, in the amount of $1,293,000.
  • Agreement with Follett Higher Education Group, Inc. in the approximate amount of $1,060,000 annual revenue from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022 for Bookstore Operations Services at Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College.
  • Agreement with DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Inc. for the purchase of modular wall systems, with annual expenditures not to exceed $500,000 for the term of the agreement which ends June 30, 2018.
  • Agreement with Elite Modular Leasing and Sales, Inc. for the purchase, lease, relocation, dismantling, and removal of Division of the State Architect (DSA) approved portable buildings with annual expenditures not to exceed $500,000 for the term of the agreement which ends January 16, 2022.
  • Amendment No. 3 with Advance Beauty College, Amendment No. 2 with New America Beauty Education Corp., DBA Hair California Beauty Academy, and Amendment No. 2 with Saddleback Beauty Academy to renew the Saddleback College Cosmetology and Cosmetician (Esthetician) agreements from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
  • Agreement with S&B Foods for Cafeteria and Catering Services at Saddleback College for a two year agreement with three one year extensions in the amount of $48,000 annual estimated revenue from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.
  • Agreement with Xerox Corporation for the purchase, lease of copiers, and services, with annual expenditures not exceed $600,000 for the term of the agreement which ends September 30, 2018.
  • Staff exploration for a new Saddleback College Advanced Technology and Applied Science (ATAS) building including square footage for growth and to support staff action to address associated adjustments to the Program Environmental Impact Report for the 2011 Facilities Master Plan. Click here to review presentation on evaluating a TAS building renovation vs. new building.
  • Rescind approval of sabbatical leave for June McLaughlin for the Spring 2018 semester to allow her to serve as Irvine Valley College Academic Senate President.
  • Employment agreement of Dr. Debra L. Fitzsimons to serve as Interim Chancellor effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.




  • Trustee Prendergast enjoyed both college commencements, especially watching his former students graduate from college. He also served as the board representative for the Beckman High Early College commencement. Trustee Jay attended the South Orange County Economic Coalition summit last week featuring OC Supervisor Lisa Bartlett. She enjoyed hearing about varying topics from transportation to housing and more. She was very proud to see IVC raise $1 million in scholarships. Trustee Jemal spoke at both scholarship ceremonies and commencements. He congratulated both foundations for their fundraising efforts. He attended the ACCT national conference in Washington DC with Trustee Whitt and enjoyed meeting trustees from around the country. He attended the board's annual self evaluation retreat last Saturday to review the surveys, measure progress and set goals. Trustee Wright reported he was happy to be back after an illness that hospitalized him. Prior to that he attended the chancellor's coffee sessions, employee award ceremonies and SC VETS end of year celebration. He congratulated both colleges on their good accreditation reports. Trustee Lang enjoyed both commencements and said it's always a highlight of the year. He welcomed Student Trustee Jordan Larson. He thanked all the faculty and staff who are retiring for their dedication to our district. Trustee Milchiker thanked both colleges for their hard work on the accreditation reports. She attended many events including SC's employee award ceremonies, SC's end of year VET celebration, scholarship ceremonies, human services ceremony, commencements, and KSBR's fundraiser. Trustee Whitt attended nine events. She especially enjoyed the awards ceremonies and hearing stories of the students' achievements.  She was sad to miss commencements and a few other events due to surgery. She very much enjoyed the ACCT conference and found it to be both fun and challenging.
  • Interim Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons' written report included: Denise Whittaker has been appointed Interim President of Saddleback College beginning July 1. She congratulated the colleges on their fundraising efforts. Summer is a time for planning including budget planning. The early retirement incentive deadline is approaching and the district anticipates this will facilitate many personnel changes and provide organizational planning opportunities districtwide. Dr. Fitzsimons reported that both of our colleges received positive accreditation reports from the accrediting commission and she thanked everyone who worked tirelessly on this comprehensive effort, District Services Purchasing and Contracts department has recently implemented many programs that save time and money. The districtwide strategic planning retreat was held on June 7, marking the mid-cycle evaluation. IVC's first building at ATEP is nearing 50% completion with an estimated opening in January 2018. Two trustees attended federal legislative visits with the Department of Education, U.S. Representative Mimi Walters, and Subcommittee on Health at House Committee on Veterans Affairs to discuss various topics while in Washington DC for the ACCT conference.


  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's written report included: Over 325 students participated in the 48th Saddleback College commencement ceremony.  The youngest graduate at the ceremony was 17-year-old Muhammad Salem who earned his associate in arts degree in Arabic, and the most senior graduate was 69-year-old Parvin Khodaverdian who earned her associate in arts degree in General Studies: Fine Arts and Humanities. The Saddleback College Foundation awarded 789 scholarships totaling $817,121 at their annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony.  The foundation awarded over 250 more scholarships in 2017 than they did in 2016. The Saddleback College VETS program in partnership with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) hosted the VETS 5K and Kids Ruck Run at Saddleback College. Proceeds from the family-friendly event will be used to support student veterans. The results of the 2017 Saddleback College Foundation gala are in and show that net proceeds increased substantially compared to last year’s event. The total income for the 2017 gala was $176,331, compared to $98,313 in 2016. Thank you to all the donors who helped the Foundation raise these funds for student scholarships.


  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore’s written report included: The Irvine Valley College (IVC) Presidential Scholarship is awarded to two graduating high school students in need who will attend IVC in the fall. The two recipients are Woodbridge High School student Trystan Gilbert who earned a 3.8 GPA and Irvine High School student Trinity Erickson who earned a 3.54 GPA. The 32nd annual Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony was held and 643 scholarships totaling $420,602 were awarded to help students during the 2017-2018 academic year.  IVC held its 32nd commencement ceremony.  This year, IVC conferred 1,100 Associate in Arts degrees, 274 Associate in Arts for Transfer degrees, 161 Associate in Science degrees, 301 Associate in Science for Transfer degrees, and 1,466 Certificates of Achievement. The oldest graduate was 71 years old and the youngest graduate was 17 years old. The Early College Class of 2017 had a total of 40 students graduate. The IVC men's tennis team completed an undefeated season for the first time in school history and won the state title in the California Community College Athletic Association for the third straight year in a row. Business student Maryam Edah-Tally won first place in the statewide Get a Taste of Success business plan competition hosted by California Community Colleges Doing What Matters initiative.




The board meeting may be viewed online at www.socccd.edu. Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1 on SC Channel 39 and IVC Channel 33. SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, July 2 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; Jordan J. Larson, Student Trustee

Debra L. Fitzsimons, Interim Chancellor


Board Meeting Highlights Prepared By:
Tere Fluegeman

Public and Government Affairs