Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

November 17, 2014

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


South Orange County Community College District

Irvine Valley College President Glenn Roquemore commended Professor Tiffany Tran for her appointment to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Transfer and Articulation Committee for the 2014-2015 academic year; Professor Diana Hurlbut for her appointment to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Educational Policies Committee for the 2014-2015 academic year; and

Corine Doughty, Dean of Instruction, Economic and Workforce Development, for her appointment to the California Community College Association of Occupational Education (CCCAOE) as President of the Board of Directors and CCCAOE representative to the Faculty Association for California Community Colleges, Board of Governors Consultation Council and the Vocational Research Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (VRATAC).


South Orange County Community College District

Saddleback College President Tod Burnett commended Chris Wilkinson, Chief of Police, Louis Sessler,
Facilities Maintenance/Energy Project Manager and Michael James, Assistant Director of Facilities for
their leadership in responding to the Saddleback College main water line break. Their swift action reduced
impact to campus operations by days.


South Orange County Community College District

Irvine Valley College President Glenn Roquemore and Saddleback College President Tod Burnett
commended the Saddleback College VETS Center and Irvine Valley College Veterans Services Center for
their designation as 2015 Top Military Friendly Schools. Nancy Montgomery from IVC Veterans Services Center and Kolin Williams and Terence Nelson from Saddleback VETS Center were present to accept the honor on behalf of the colleges.


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

South Orange County Community College District

  • All consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions, except Item 6.7 Exhibit C which was pulled. For additional information please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Request for a Joint Written Report on the Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College Grants Proposal Process.
  • Saddleback College Study Abroad Program to Santander, Spain.
  • Saddleback College license for FLS Language Centres dba FLS International- Intensive English Program (IEP) for a one year term with an annual option to renew for up to four one year terms, at a monthly lease rate of $10,243.
  • Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College Spring 2015 Community Education programs, courses, presenters and compensation for Spring 2015.
  • Irvine Valley College School of Physical Sciences and Technologies out-of-state travel to Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. The impact to general fund involves the use of college vans not to exceed $1,968.00.
  • Irvine Valley College School of Social Sciences out-of-state travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island, with no impact to the general fund.
  • Acceptance of a National Science Foundation Grant for Irvine Valley College - Innovate from the Start: Engaging Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduates, in partnership with UCI, Saddleback College and Santa Ana College in the amount of $151,564 to develop cross-enrollment opportunities in engineering and computer science for community college students; develop and articulate introductory engineering and computer science courses; establish community college cohorts for transfer to UCI; and offer a summer bridge program for community college students.
  • Agreement with Neudesic, LLC for Information Technology consultant services needed for projects including the Student Information System and MySite enhancements for the period of January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2019.
  • Accept for review the District Annual Audit Report for FY 2013-2014.
  • Accept for review the Retiree OPEB Trust Annual Audit Report for 2013-2014.
  • Accept for review the Saddleback College Foundation, Irvine Valley College Foundation, ATEP Foundation, and SOCCCD Foundation Annual Audit Reports for 2013-2014.
  • Accept for review and study the draft 2014 Student Equity Plan submitted by Saddleback College.
  • Final 2014 Student Equity Plan submitted by Irvine Valley College.
  • Award of Bid to T and D Communications for District-wide Air Blown Fiber, a new data communications infrastructure to accommodate new network capabilities.
  • BP-3008 Records Retention and Destruction, BP-3515 Reporting of Crimes, 132BP-4015 Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities, and BP-5230 Athletics for review and study.
  • Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in the amount of 0.85% for FY 2014-2015 per the employee agreement.

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

  • Student Trustee Carrillo reminded students that he represents the student voice on the board. Trustee Lang represented the board on the audit committee along with Trustee Jemal, meeting with outside auditors and district-wide administrators. He applauded the entire team for their hard work. He commented that our district is one of the strongest fiscally in the state. He reflected on Veteran's Day and thanked all veterans for their sacrifices on behalf of our country. Trustee Wright attended the annual K-12 partnership breakfast at SC. He also attended two football games. He enjoyed both of the Veteran's Day celebrations. He applauded IVC's Model United Nations for recently winning 12 awards. He congratulated Saddleback College on the scholarship contribution from Sue and Bill Gross in the amount of $250,000. He lauded their generous support which now totals $490,000. Trustee Prendergast attended the IVC Veteran's Day ceremony and regretted missing Saddleback's due to a professional development commitment. Trustee Padberg said she is happy to represent our community college district for the next four years, having won a fourth term. Trustee Milchiker congratulated Trustee Padberg on her re-election. She attended IVC's Veteran's Day event, a performances of Frankenstein and Lend me a Tenor and a science lecture series at SC. She attended an interesting student research symposium at IVC hosting both of our colleges' honor students who gave professional presentations on a variety of scientific studies. She was happy to see professors coaching their students. She was incredibly proud of them. Trustee Jemal commended Trustee Lang for his detailed work on the audit committee. Trustee Jemal conducted an interview on Laguna Woods TV Channel 6 where he spoke about the solar decathlon, Veterans Thanksgiving Food Drive, economic and workforce initiatives, ATEP's first building for IVC, fine arts events and the Emeritus Institutes at both colleges. He was pleased to see the State Chancellor's office news release announcing the formation of a task force to improve workforce education and promote job creation. He commented on the good timing of this effort which will include town hall meetings for statewide planning. He is pleased with the state chancellor's leadership on this. Trustee Jay said he appreciates opportunities our students have through the colleges' study abroad programs.
  • Chancellor Poertner commented about ongoing efforts from state leaders and our colleges to meet the challenges of economic and workforce development. He applauded President Burnett for spearheading the countywide $15m career pathways grant effort as well as involvement in chamber of commerce and economic coalitions. He applauded IVC President Roquemore for leading the Economic and Workforce Development committee at the Irvine Chamber. He announced and congratulated President Roquemore on his recent three year appointment to the Board of Governors for the Orange County Business Council. This is the first time a community college representative has been appointed to the board.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's report included: Sue and Bill Gross contributed an additional $250,000 to the Gross Scholars Program to benefit students in select Career and Technical Education majors who have shown an unmet financial need. The scholarship fund now totals $490,000 and will help 80 more students prepare for skilled jobs. President Burnett attended the California Community Colleges Athletic Association conference. Two K-12 Partnership events - High School Conference and Family Night - were held on campus Nov. 5 and 12. The first-ever student photography exhibit is in the SC Art Gallery until Nov. 20. The Saddleback Community Chorale held a concert to benefit Mary's Kitchen, a non-profit program that feeds the disadvantaged community. SC hosted several events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month including hosting Dr. Michael Messner, author and leading scholar on gender, violence and masculinity. Advocates and parole officers shared prevention tips and discussed impacts to communities and the criminal justice system. Dr. Kathryn Damm was interviewed on Southern California Public Radio to discuss best practices in online education and SC's innovative programs aimed to train faculty in offering stellar distance education courses. Dr. Kris Leppien-Christensen received the 2014 Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award from the American Psychological Association.


  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report included: Two Fall Forums were held on Nov. 4 with key college leaders to facilitate open dialog and discuss the national completion agenda, California Student Success Task Force recommendations, district and college strategic planning, ATEP development progress, share governance,  IVC Foundation restructuring, Proposition 30, long-term budget projections and enrollment priorities and management. The IVC Career Center held a Fall Job Fair with 40 employers. IVC hosted the Cal Vet Secretary's conference featuring a statewide update on housing, education, benefits, health care and other topics focused on veterans. IVC women's volleyball team held a Dig Pink breast cancer awareness fundraiser. More than 350 guests attended the Solar Decathlon groundbreaking for the Casa del Sol house being built at IVC. Two technology advisory task force open forums were held to gain input and shape strategies for the 2016-2020 IVC Technology Plan. The Career Center hosted mock interviews for 25 students with a panel of local Rotarians who volunteered their time to conduct the interviews and offer helpful tips to students.

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

The board meeting will be available for viewing online this week at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, November 23 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