Board Meeting Highlights

Board Meeting Highlights

August 22, 2016

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

Photos of Board Members

  • The appointment of Dr. Debra Fitzsimons to serve as Interim Chancellor.
  • All consent calendar items, general action items, and academic and classified personnel actions with a replacement page for item 6.4 and minor revisions to 6.10 Exhibit A, B.1 which was pulled. For additional information, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Saddleback College study abroad program for Cuban Culture, Literature, Arts and Politics Studies in Cuba, from December 30, 2016 to January 8, 2017.
  • Notice of Completion for the Saddleback College Sciences Building project to C.W. Driver with a contract amount of $55,866,919.
  • Curriculum Revisions for Irvine Valley College for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.
  • Fall 2016 Community Education courses, presenters, and compensation for Irvine Valley College.
  • Award bid in the amount of $260,000 to STL Landscape, Inc. for the Irvine Valley College Sand Volleyball Courts expansion project.
  • Agreement with Brooks + Scarpa Architects, Inc. for Criteria Architectural Services for the Irvine Valley College Parking Lot Phase IA project and Solar Shade Structures in the amount of $168,000.
  • Agreement with Synergy Software Solutions for a total amount not to exceed $211,680 for the FY 2016-2017 to assist with software development including My Academic Plan (MAP).
  • Agreement with Redisq Technologies, for a total amount not to exceed $124,992, for FY 2016-2017 to assist with software development, particularly the Student Information System (SIS).
  • Agreement with Nimble Consulting for an amount not to exceed $270,144 for FY 2016-2017 to assist with software development for the Student Information System (SIS), MySite web portal, and Sherpa.
  • Agreement with TimeSaver Systems, for an amount not to exceed $129,360, for the term of December 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, to assist with testing services for the Workday Human Capital Management and Financial software systems.
  • Testing and Inspection Services agreement with C.E.M. Lab Corp. for the Advanced Technology and Education Park, IVC First Building and Utilities and Infrastructure, Phase I projects, not to exceed $341,586.
  • SOCCCD final adopted budget for FY 2016-2017.
  • Saddleback and IVC Student Government budgets for FY 2016-2017.
  • Saddleback College Stadium and Site Improvement project design-build agreement with PCL Construction Services, Inc., for a total contract amount of $48,999,900.
  • Resolution No. 16-22 to authorize use of the design-build delivery method for the Irvine Valley College Health Center/Concessions project.
  • Authorize use of the design-build delivery method for the Irvine Valley College Parking Lot Phase IA project and Solar Shade Structures.
  • Agreements with eNamix, for a total amount not to exceed $548,352 for FY 2016-2017, to assist with software development, particularly for the My Academic Plan (MAP) system, Student Information System (SIS) and MySite portal.
  • Work order with Neudesic LLC, for an amount not to exceed $1,514,600 for the term of September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 to provide expertise in the area of software development and project management for SIS state compliance and college requested features.

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

  • Trustee Prendergast thanked Cindy and her staff for their catering services. He was invited to speak during IVC Laser Week to provide perspective as an educator, parent, coach and mentor. He thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Trustee Jay had attended 16 sessions during professional development week. Trustee Jemal attended several sessions, including the opening sessions and the faculty association luncheon. He congratulated Dr. Fitzsimons and emphasized that she is the right person to lead our district during the transition. Trustee Wright attended 15 events during professional development week. He toured the new Sciences building and commented that it is just beautiful. He is thrilled at the new opportunities it presents. He's looking forward to the grand opening on Sep. 29. He thanked faculty, staff and administrators for all they do to help our students. Trustee Lang was sorry to miss some of the events due to out of town travel. Trustee Milchiker commented that the first day of classes translates to fulfilling dreams for students and she's grateful for all the staff who assist our students. She promoted that there are Emeritus Institute classes still open. She enjoyed the OCBC New Skills at Work session at IVC. She attended 18 sessions during professional development week and presented information at IVC about her study abroad trip to China. She found the presentation at IVC on first amendment rights to be highly informative. Trustee Whitt welcomed everyone back to a new semester. She is very proud to serve on the board and attend sessions at both colleges and meet new people. She thanked Dr. Fitzsimons for her attention to the two colleges in the short time as acting chancellor. She thought this semester's professional development activities were stellar. Student Trustee Forde was happy to see many student leadership members attending the board meeting. He attended the Community College League's student trustee workshop and was elected State Student Trustee President so he is very excited about the new opportunities this brings to lead. He attended several professional development activities and especially enjoyed the Chancellor's Opening Session. He attended training sessions at IVC and networking sessions that brought college student government leaders together from both colleges. He is looking forward to uniting the two college student leadership groups for the benefit of all our students.

  • Acting Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons thanked the board for appointing her as Interim Chancellor. She looks forward to guiding the district through changes and opportunities while the search for a new permanent chancellor is conducted. She enjoyed attending both Presidents' breakfasts during professional development week as well as the faculty association lunch, accreditation and other sessions. Chancellor’s Opening Session was a success and she appreciated hosting Van Ton-Quinlivan, the Vice Chancellor of Economic and Workforce Development for the California Community College system and Steve Glyer from the LA/OC regional consortia who provided an overview of the state and regional aspects of the new Strong Workforce Initiative. This will bring community colleges and the workforce together in unprecedented ways to strategically address California’s training needs and skills gaps. If you missed the session, you can view it on the district website. She enjoyed the hustle and bustle of students returning to campus for fall semester. A special board meeting will take place on Sep. 13 at 5:30 pm to select an executive search firm to lead the search for a permanent Chancellor.

  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's written report included: President Burnett presented his Annual State of the College address during professional development week, including his top 10 projects for 2016-2017 and an overview on topics including but not limited to student equity, enrollment management, professional development, and economic and workforce development. President Burnett's top ten projects are: accreditation; college and district enrollment management; Career Pathways Promise; college metrics; distance education; district leadership transition; group to team; student job placement mobile app; new Sciences Building; and Medical Center Drive entrance land acquisition. Saddleback welcomes 17 new full-time faculty this semester. The Classified Staff luncheon has been moved to Sep. 15 at 11:30 to accommodate staff members who work directly with students the week before classes begin. The Sciences Building Grand Opening event will take place on Thursday, September 29th from 4:00-6:30 pm. Speakers, demonstrations, and an open-house of the building will be featured.
  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore’s written report included: President Roquemore was a panel speaker at the Irvine Chamber's Business and Education Partnership: Powering the Future. The educational spotlight focused on partnerships between Irvine's major school systems including the University of California, Irvine (UCI), IVC and Irvine Unified School District (IUSD). On July 20, Irvine Valley College hosted the Orange County Business Council (OCBC) New Skills at Work Forum, presented by JP Morgan Chase. Industry professionals from manufacturing provided perspectives on the skills gap. Vice President for Student Services Linda Fontanilla held a student ambassador leadership institute at Brandman University. The Air Force Association's (AFA) CyberPatriot program has announced its ninth CyberPatriot Center of Excellence in southern California and IVC is one of the college partners in the program. President Roquemore held the president's opening session in the Performing Arts Center featuring Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, School of Law at UCI, who presented on First Amendment rights. The groundbreaking for the first IVC building at ATEP will take place on Friday, Sep. 16 at the ATEP site.


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

The board meeting may be viewed online at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 on SC Channel 39 and IVC Channel 33. SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, August 25 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