Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

October 27, 2014

NOTE: Due to an extended closed session, agenda items 2.5 (commendations) and 4.1 (discussion on enrollment management plans) were deferred to next month's board meeting agenda.

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

South Orange County Community College District

  • All consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions with minor corrections to Items 5.2, 6.4, 6.6 and 6.7. Item 6.1 was tabled. For additional information please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Out-of-state travel for the IVC Model United Nations Program team to attend and participate in the National Model United Nations conference in Washington, DC. Faculty professional development funds will be used to pay expenses for two IVC instructors/advisors.
  • Out-of-state travel for the Honors Program team and director to attend and participate in the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference in Denver, Colorado.
  • Contract with Digital Architecture in an amount not to exceed $135,856 in first year costs for implementation of Electronic Catalog Management Software Services.
  • Saddleback College study abroad program for Biological Studies in São Paulo and Ilhabela, Brazil in the summer of 2015, and execution of the Educational Tour/Field Study Travel Contractor Agreement with Automobile Club of Southern California who will coordinate all travel agreements.
  • Resolution No. 14-37, Declaration of an Emergency Situation regarding a Water Main Break near the Saddleback College ATAS Building.
  • Sale of surplus property and authorize the Director of Facilities Planning and Purchasing to hire a private auction firm to conduct the auction and to dispose of items not sold at the auction.
  • Acceptance of the California Career Pathways Trust award in the amount of $500,000 for IVC from the Orange County Department of Education.
  • Payment to Trustee Bill Jay who was absent from the September 29, 2014 board meeting.
  • Saddleback College and Irvine College faculty hiring priority lists for the 2015-2016 academic year, contingent upon funding.
  • Bienniel ethics training for board of trustees members.
  • Reporting of trustee travel expenditures for the period of September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014 and annual trustee compensation for FY 2013-2014 which will be posted on the district website.

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

  • Trustee Jemal attended the OCBC Workforce Development luncheon where they presented valuable information for many of college and district staff in attendance. He was impressed with President Burnett's State of the College address to the community. He attended a OC Tech Alliance event with Chancellor Poertner, SC Acting Dean of Business Sciences and Economic and Workforce Development Tony Teng and President Burnett to showcase innovation in OC. He was pleased to see them recognize innovations in the K-12 sector and hopes that next year they will highlight California community colleges. He also attended a presentation from SC's Acting Director of Economic and Workforce Development Don Busche who presented Saddleback's economic and workforce development plan. Trustee Milchiker attended the solar decathlon kickoff event at IVC, a collaboration of Chapman, UCI, Saddleback and IVC students who will build a solar powered house called Casa del Sol. Team Orange is one of 20 colleges chosen nationwide for the Department of Energy sponsored competition in October 2015 at the Orange County Great Park. Trustee Padberg enjoyed attending many college events and meetings. Trustee Prendergast attended the OCBC workforce development conference, the Orange County School Boards Association dinner, the Solar Decathlon Casa del Sol kickoff and SC's homecoming game. Trustee Wright attended SC's State of the College breakfast with 150 guests including many public officials. He said the presentation was valuable and informative. He attended a conference at IVC which hosted the California Veterans Secretary. He learned that California has two million veterans, the most in the nation. It was disturbing to hear how little transitioning our soldiers get from active duty to civilian life. He enjoyed attending SC's homecoming game. Student Trustee Carrillo attended the solar decathlon kickoff. He also attended a speech and debate conference at Pasadena City College where SC and IVC won dozens of medals. He read the names of all the SC and IVC medalists and called for applause.

  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's report included: President Burnett hosted his sixth annual State of the College Breakfast on Wednesday, October 1st, where he welcomed over 150 guests. Speakers included Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, Anthony Ferry, Saddleback's Alumnus of the Year, and Professors Rebecca Knapp and Scott Frederickson, who provided an overview of Saddleback's business and entrepreneurship programs as well as the Orange County Social Entrepreneurship Competition.   President Burnett thanked the many college and district personnel whose outstanding efforts were greatly appreciated during the water main break experienced at Saddleback College on October 7th. Due to the immediate response by several employees, the urgent situation was professionally handled with the utmost of care and concern. The Homecoming football game was on Saturday, October 25th against Orange Coast College. The President's Club event held before the game celebrated former players who were inducted into the California Community Colleges Football Coaches Hall of Fame: George Hartman, Jim Poettgen, and Dick StuetzJoey Sellers' jazz lab ensemble performed on October 6th in the McKinney Theatre.   On October 16th a free concert as a part of our Concert Hour series featured classical trumpeter Tim Hall and Saddleback Faculty performing the Music of Eric Ewazen.  On October 19th, the Reflections of the Ocean Classical Keyboard Series presented a piano recital by Vladimir Khomyakov in the McKinney Theatre.


  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report included: The college officially welcomed Dan St. Marseille as a new faculty member and Music Director of the IVC Jazz Ensemble.  St. Marseille, a jazz saxophonist/clarinetist and recording artist, plays in the tradition of all the jazz legends and has won praise from jazz critics worldwide.  Congratulations to IVC music major Sina Karachiani who earned a 2014 First Prize Award at the Music Association of CA Community Colleges (MACCC) State Composition contest. On September 23, the steel framing began on the construction of IVC’s new A400 building. Swinerton Builders and architectural team DLR are leading the construction of this new home to 27,000 square feet of classroom, laboratory and office space at IVC.  The college hosted the 2015 Solar Decathlon Groundbreaking ceremony. Guests from IVC, Saddleback, University of California, Irvine and Chapman University were present to mark the official groundbreaking before building begins on the Team Orange County Solar Decathlon house, Casa del Sol. The college’s Theatre department will showcase its adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, created by a former IVC student. Performances begin October 30 and continue through November 9.  The faculty, staff and administrators participated in the first-ever Mega Outreach Event to visit local businesses and remind these businesses about IVC and all the campus has to offer. Participants collectively visited 426 businesses in support of the Mega Outreach efforts.

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

The board meeting will be available for viewing online this week at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, November 2 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