Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

February 23, 2015

COMMENDATIONS ........................................................................

South Orange County Community College District

Saddleback College President Tod Burnett and Vice President Juan Avalos commended SC Financial Aid Office employees Christian Alvarado, Ruth Higgins, Andrea McGinley, Dennis Stachelski, Javier Williams, Kimia Rezvani, Patricia Rocklin, Phuong Vu, Tina (Hoang-Quyen) Dang, Claire Tracey, and Thokozile "Donata" Senda. During the last six years, the team has managed a 516% increase in Board of Governors Fee Waivers, a 450% increase in Pell Grants and a 240% increase in financial aid applications. Their tireless work has produced truly amazing results, providing opportunities for many, many students.


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

South Orange County Community College District

  • All consent calendar items with amendments to 5.15. All academic and classified personnel actions except Item 6.12 B2 which was pulled and 6.13 F3 which was revised. For details, please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Proposed revisions to Saddleback College Anthropology Associate in Arts Degree for academic year 2014-15.
  • DSA Inspection Services agreement with Blue Coast Consulting for the Saddleback College Technology and Applied Science (TAS) Swing Space project for a not to exceed amount of $145,145.
  • Construction management services agreement with Bernards for the Saddleback College Technology and Applied Science (TAS) Swing Space project for a not to exceed amount of $312,100.
  • Testing and special inspection services agreement with C.E.M. Lab Corp. for the Saddleback College Technology and Applied Science (TAS) Swing Space project for a not to exceed amount of $123,143.
  • Adopt Resolution 15-05, and approve and authorize award, execution and delivery of the lease/leaseback agreements with SOLPAC Construction, Inc. for a Guaranteed Master Price of $6,817,083 for the Saddleback College Technology and Applied Science (TAS) Swing Space Project.
  • Two Grant Sub-Agreements between Rancho Santiago Community College District and SOCCCD for CTE Enhancement funds for the term of January 1, 2015 to February 28, 2016. Funds in the amount of $396,925 will be used to enhance six CTE programs at Saddleback College. Funds in the amount of $173,262 will be used to enhance five CTE programs at Irvine Valley College.
  • Out-of-state travel for up to three Saddleback College students and one faculty advisor to attend the Phi Theta Kappa 97th International Convention in San Antonio, Texas from April 15-19, 2015 at a cost not to exceed $5,684.
  • Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College Curriculum and Certificates/Degrees Revisions for 2015-2016.
  • Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College: Revised 2015-2016 Instructional Material/Laboratory Fees.
  • Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College Community Education courses for Summer 2015.
  • Approve Amendment No. 1 with C.E.M. Lab Corp. in the amount of $40,000, for the Irvine Valley College A400 Design-build project, for a total fee of $180,000.
  • IVC Model United Nations program out-of-state conference travel to the National Model United Nations New York City (NYC) 2015 Conference from March 20-27, 2015.
  • Out-of-state travel request for IVC faculty and students to attend the American College Dance Association 2015 Intercollegiate Southwest Regional Dance Competition as part of ASIVC Co-Curricular program from March 17-22, 2015, in Lubbock, Texas at a cost not to exceed $17,010.
  • Resolution No. 15-04 to Amend FY 2014-2015 Adopted Budget.
  • SOCCCD Extension of Agreement, Amendment No. 1 with Office Max Solutions for an additional year beginning March 27, 2015 thru March 26, 2016.
  • OCSBA Board of Directors nomination for Trustee Jemal.
  • Authorize payment to Trustee Padberg who was absent from the January 26, 2015 meeting.
  • Resolution No. 15-07 in Support of Changes to Community College Funding to Include Differential Funding for High Cost Career Technical Education Programs; forward to California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
  • Extend term of Master Price Agreement No. B27170 with NetApp, Inc. through March 31, 2015 for estimated expenditures not to exceed $500,000 for scheduled replacement of data center technology at Saddleback College.
  • Extend term of Master Price Agreement No. B27170 with Hewlett Packard Co. through March 31, 2015 for estimated expenditures not to exceed $1,999,334 for scheduled replacement of instructional and office HP computers and related devices.
  • Change Order No. 1 with T and D Communications, Inc. for the District-wide Air Blown Fiber project resulting in an increase of $25,290 in total project cost.
  • Change Order No. 1 for the ATEP Land Exchange Demolition project with AMPCO Contracting, Inc. resulting in a no cost change and the addition of 18 days to the approved schedule with the total project cost remaining at $2,425,000.
  • Board Policy Revisions to: BP - 5420 Nursing Program and BP - 3508 Public Safety Camera System.
  • Annual reports on First Year, Second Year and Fourth Year Probationary Faculty Recommended for Continuation of Tenure-Track Status.

PRESENTATIONS .........................................................................

  • Process for Developing the Academic Calendar - At the request of the Board of Trustees, representatives from Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College shared the process the colleges use to develop the academic calendar. This was a follow up item from the 2014 Trustee Listening Sessions.
  • Review of the DRAC Funding Model - A presentation regarding the District Resource Allocation Committee (DRAC), the DRAC Model which defines operational budgets, SB 361 which governs state apportionment funding and basic aid was provided by Vice Chancellor of Business Services Debra Fitzsimons, IVC Vice President of Administrative Services Davit Khachatryan and SC Vice President of Administrative Services Carol Hilton. This was a follow up item from the 2014 Trustee Listening Sessions.

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

  • Trustees offered their well wishes to Trustee Jay for a speedy recovery. Trustee Lang welcomed the large crowd for the board meeting. He attended Saddleback Coach George Hartman's funeral and was impressed to see the number of people he influenced. He also attended a recent Orange County School Boards Association (OCSBA) meeting. Trustee Prendergast attended the President's Cup basketball game where IVC was victorious. He attended Poets and Romantics at IVC which he found entertaining. Trustee Jemal attended the AACC workforce development institute conference along with several staff. He said it was highly informative, emphasizing the importance of building public-private partnerships and workforce collaborations. Trustee Wright is happy to see the progress on the new Saddleback Science building. He attended the basketball games and commented on both colleges' fantastic records this season. Trustee Milchiker attended the Orange County Community College Legislative Task Force meeting on February 5. The task force hosted Alicia Berhow, Vice President of Economic Development and Advocacy, from the Orange County Business Council to discuss common legislative priorities. One area of common interest is an effort by Californians for Quality Schools to place a facilities bond measure on the 2016 ballot. If passed, the measure would provide $9 billion in bonding authority to fund new construction, decaying classroom renovation, upgrades to classroom technology, computer systems, science labs, libraries and career education programs for elementary, secondary, and community college districts. $2 billion of that would be designated for community colleges. OCBC is pleased to welcome President Roquemore as their first community college board member and they hope this representation helps them better support community colleges in Orange County. Assembly Member Jose Medina will host an education summit sponsored by OCBC in the summer. Student Trustee Carrillo attended the basketball game between the two colleges. He also enjoyed an Emeritus Institute lecture series featuring Assembly Member and former SOCCCD trustee Don Wagner who gave a lecture entitled The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Sacramento.
  • Chancellor Poertner commented that the two discussion items on the agenda are follow up items from the Trustee Listening Sessions last year. There will be several other topics between now and April. The next Trustee Listening Session will be on April 22 and he encouraged this opportunity for faculty and staff to speak directly to the trustees.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's written report included: The inaugural South Orange County Economic Report luncheon will be held on Friday, February 27th in SSC 212. Numerous elected officials, industry leaders, and educators will be in attendance. The Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology lost its beloved Richard White on February 3rd. A family memorial was held on Sunday, February 8th starting outside the ceramics studio with a potluck and a second line march was to the Saddleback College Veterans Memorial. Over 500 participants attended this spectacular and thoughtful send-off that Richie would have loved. Jazz Day was on February 7th with a full day of jazz activities which included clinics with high school ensembles, a meet-the-artist session, and a master class leading to a sold-out concert by the Saddleback Big Band and Grammy Nominee Tierney Sutton in the McKinney Theatre.  Community Education program specialists Arron Searcy and Denise Ludes were keynote presenters at the Capistrano Unified Council of Parent Teacher Student Associations (CUCPTSA) 68th Founders Day Celebration on February 2nd. The Transfer Center conducted the following workshops: "So You've Applied to a CSU for Fall 2015 ... Now What?” and  "So You've Applied to a UC for Fall 2015 ... Now What?” Common Application Workshop, Teaching Information Session, Transfer Financial Aid. 



  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's written report included: the athletics program participated in a Coaches vs. Cancer effort, donating proceeds from the men’s and women’s basketball games to fight for the cause. Coach Julie Hanks and her team chose to dedicate their game to the memory of Marie de la Palme, donating to her memorial scholarship with the IVC Foundation. Irvine Valley College Foundation Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 beginning at 5 p.m. at the beautiful Lyon Air Museum.  Thirty clubs participated in Club Day held on January 28. Approximately 500 students gathered to show their interest in learning about or joining a club.  On February 2, the IVC Student Ambassadors presented the first "You Are Amazing" Talent Show. The show supported the talents of fellow students. The talent show raised $645.00 to support student scholarships. The IVC Office of Research, Planning and Accreditation, under director Craig Hayward, was awarded the Excellence in Regional/Statewide Research Award by the Research and Planning (RP) Group for their research submission Curricular Redesign and Gatekeeper Completion: A Multi-College Evaluation of the California Acceleration Project.  Congratulations to IVC Professor Matthew Tresler, DMA, for winning a Grammy Award as part of the choir Conspirare for Best Choral Performance “The Sacred Spirit of Russia.”

IN MEMORIAM............................................................................

The board meeting was adjourned in memory of two long-time employees.

George Hartman, former coach and administrator at Saddleback College was hired in 1969 right after the college opened. He retired from the Saddleback athletics department in 1999. He was later inducted into the Saddleback College Athletics Hall of Fame and the California Community College Football Hall of Fame.

Richard White, a beloved full-time ceramics professor in the Saddleback College art department for 26 years, passed away after a long battle with cancer.  Richie was an integral part of the division of fine arts and media technology and was known for his kindness, warmth, and dedication to students.  Among his many accomplishments, he will be remembered for his talent and leadership in the construction of the Saddleback College Veterans Memorial. 

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

The board meeting is available for viewing online Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, March 1 at 7 pm.


South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees

William O. Jay, Timothy Jemal, David B. Lang, Marcia Milchiker, Nancy M. Padberg,
T.J. Prendergast III, James R. Wright; Keefe Carrillo, Student Trustee

Gary L. Poertner, Chancellor


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