Board Highlights - September 25, 2017



  • All consent calendar items, general action items, and academic and classified personnel actions except for 6.19 which was tabled. For additional information, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Revised curriculum for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years at Saddleback College.
  • Curriculum revisions for the 2017-2018 academic year at Irvine Valley College.
  • Saddleback College Community Education courses, presenters, and compensation.
  • Revised Instructional Material Fees in Fine Arts & Math, Science, and Engineering courses for 2017 - 2018 at Saddleback College.
  • Renewal award of $200,000 from the CCCCO for the Deputy Sector Navigator Energy Efficiency and Utilities grant at Irvine Valley College.
  • KPFF Consulting engineering agreement for the Irvine Valley College Parking Lot Phase IA and Solar Shade project, parking lot design services, in the amount of $178,077.
  • Notice of Completion for the  Irvine Valley College New Dance Floor Project with SS+K Contractors for a final contract amount of $175,976.16.
  • Five firms identified for Information Technology Consultant services for up to five years from August 22, 2017 to August 21, 2022.
  • Annual renewal for the district-wide Microsoft Software Licensing for the period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 with ComputerLand of Silicon Valley at a cost not to exceed $243,104.50.
  • A public hearing was conducted and a Resolution No. 17-28 was adopted to authorize entering into a Grant of Easement with Southern California Edison over portions of the Advanced Technology and Education Park property for utility purposes.
  • A public hearing was conducted and a Resolution No. 17-29 was adopted to authorize entering into a Grant of Easement with Southern California Gas Company over portions of the Advanced Technology and Education Park property for utility purposes.
  • Reschedule the date set for the regular board meeting scheduled on October 23, 2017 to October 30, 2017.
  • Report of Chancellor and Trustee travel expenditures for the period of September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017 and Report of Total Annual Trustee Compensation for FY 2016-17, also to be posted on the district website.
  • Nomination of the South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees for the AGB John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership.
  • Agreement with Steinberg for Design-Build Criteria and Programming Architectural Services for the Saddleback College Advanced Technology & Applied Science (ATAS) Building project in the amount of $650,000.
  • Agreement with Umstot Project and Facilities Solutions, LLC, to provide Design-Build Consultant Services for the Saddleback College Advanced Technology & Applied Science (ATAS) Building project in the amount of $350,000.
  • Name of IVC's first building at ATEP as Integrated Design, Engineering and Automation (IDEA).
  • Agreement with Kimball Office Inc. pursuant to the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC) Administrative Services Agreement No. CB-197-16 for furniture and fixtures, contingent upon verificiation of available funds.
  • Adult Education Block Grant subcontractor agreement with the College and Career Advantage in the amount of $360,000 for FY 2016-2017 and renewal of grant in the amount of $360,000 for FY 2017-2018.
  • Contract for appointment and employment of Dr. Gregory Anderson as President of Saddleback College.
  • Resolution No. 17-30 to lay off two full-time classified program technician positions due to inadequate funds remaining in the Saddleback College Career Pathways Trust Grant.




  • Trustee Prendergast highlighted the board's role in guiding pathways. He attended the city of Tustin's 90th celebration. He provided a brief history of the pledge of allegiance upon its 125 year anniversary. Trustee Jay attended two special board meetings, one to appoint Dr. Gregory Anderson, Saddleback College President and a budget overview workshop. She thanked Dr. Fitzsimons and the administration for creating this helpful session. She attended a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Moorpark Colllege at the Ronald Reagan Library and also highlighted a recent visit to Sheridan College. Trustee Jemal attended an elected officials forum hosted by Rep. Walters, and an OCBC briefing with Hugh Hewitt. He thanked Dr. Fitzsimons and administrators for their work in hosting the budget workshop. He called attention to the district's public statement regarding DACA and acknowledged that, while the subject invokes emotions, our role is to support all students. Trustee Wright attended both special board meetings and especially enjoyed the detailed budget workshop. He also attended the 9th annual vet resource fair at SC, and the exciting SC vs. El Camino football game. He appreciated that President Roquemore recently visited sailors aboard a navy vessel. He applauded the district for a OC Business Journal marketing piece to promote ATEP partnership development. He appreciated the 9-11 moment of silence at SC. Trustee Lang called for a speedy recovery for those reeling from hurricanes and earthquakes. Trustee Milchiker provided a report from the Orange County Community College Legislative Task Force. Priorities for next year include DACA, the California College Promise Program, and enhancing community outreach with businesses and other professional organizations. She attended a Black Chamber of Commerce event with IVC where a SC student veteran won a scholarship. She attended a memorial service for Ann Hagerty, a longtime librarian at SC. Trustee Whitt has been recovering from being ill but enjoyed the budget workshop and she appreciated all of the effort that went into sharing detailed information. Student Trustee Larson had no report.


  • Interim Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons' written report included: Dr. Gregory Anderson was appointed as Saddleback College’s new president following a unanimous vote by the South Orange County Community College Board of Trustees in a special meeting on Thursday, August 31. His first day on campus will be October 16. District Services is pleased to welcome three new managers: Jackie Han, Richard Kudlick, and Victor Negrete. Jackie Han has been promoted to the district accountant position, replacing Yvonne O’Tousa, who retired on June 30. Richard Kudlik is the district’s new internal auditor. Victor Negrete was hired as our executive director of public-private partnership development. On Tuesday, September 5, a joint statement was sent on behalf of Board of Trustees President Timothy Jemal, Interim Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons, Irvine Valley College President Glenn Roquemore, and Acting Saddleback College President Denise Whittaker to all students and employees in response to the Trump administration’s action to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The statement reaffirmed the district’s commitment to upholding the constitutional rights of everyone in the United States, no matter their citizenship or visa status, and a dedication to ensuring that all students have full access to our colleges. A recent report from the state chancellor’s office on the success of Proposition 39, the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2012, shows that in Fiscal Years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, the district's energy-efficient projects resulted in 1.38 direct jobs, an annual energy cost savings of $69,780, and energy savings totaling 84.81 homes powered. The hiring process for the vice chancellor of human resources position is underway. Full-time faculty recruitments for the 2018-19 academic year will commence in October. Human Resources specialists are contacting those choosing the early retirement incentive to provide forms, support, and guidance in the exit and retirement process.


  • Saddleback College - Acting President Denise Whittaker’s written report included: Transfer student Guodong “Godfrey” Wang is one of eight new UCLA Transfer Alliance Program Scholarship recipients for the 2017-18 academic year. Godfrey will receive $5,000 per academic quarter. ASG and Phi Theta Kappa are collaborating with the American Red Cross to collect pints of blood on campus to distribute to hospitals for help with disaster relief.  ASG hosted a pancake breakfast that benefited the Saddleback Student Disaster Relief fund to help students at Houston Community College.  Students, faculty, staff and managers gathered in front of the Veterans Memorial as Acting President Whittaker led them in a moment of silence for those lost in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The college hosted the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Expo in front of the Sciences Building. The chamber estimated 45 to 50 Mission Viejo restaurants and businesses were on hand to showcase their services to more than 250 residents. The VETS Program received approval to move forward to obtain plans and build a new Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) Center. Acting President Whittaker discussed the Keys to Effective Student Leadership with the Associated Student Government members and learned different styles of leadership and appreciation for various learning styles of those around them during the training.


  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore’s written report included: the college welcomed over 600 students during Laser Week. The three-day student orientation provided first-time college students a chance to learn about all that IVC has to offer. IVC music major Joseph Buscit was named as the grand prize winner in the Chamber Music Institute of Southern California's composer competition for his work, "Whenever l Think of You." The Office of Instruction and the Academic Senate appointed Roopa Mathur and Brent Monte as Guided Pathways Coordinators for the 2017-18 academic year. Vice President for Student Services Linda Fontanilla, Director of Student Life and Equity Programs Anissa "Cessa" Heard-Johnson, and Director of Research, Planning, and Accreditation Loris Fagioli participated in discussions about the College Promise partnership. Over 400 California public education leaders met to discuss and develop strategies to improve and expand College Promise partnerships. President Roquemore participated in a Navy Embark aboard the USS Anchorage. During the day-long journey, he participated in tours of the ship, met with sailors, and discussed the programs and services offered at California community colleges.



The board meeting may be viewed online at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30 on SC Channel 39 and IVC Channel 33. SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, Oct. 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; Jordan J. Larson, Student Trustee

Debra L. Fitzsimons, Interim Chancellor


Board Meeting Highlights Prepared By:
Tere Fluegeman

Public and Government Affairs