Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

December 15, 2014


BOARD MEMBERS SWORN IN TO OFFICE.............................................

South Orange County Community College District  

Trustees T.J. Prendergast, Nancy Padberg and Marcia Milchiker were sworn into elected office to serve through 2018. The board also conducted their annual organizational meeting and facilities corporation meeting. The board leadership positions for 2015 are: T.J. Prendergast, Board President; Tim Jemal, Vice President; and Jim Wright, Clerk.

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

South Orange County Community College District

  • All consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions. For additional information please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Increase of $49,000 in additional architectural services to Dougherty & Dougherty Architects for IVC Life Science Architectural Services for a total project fee in the amount of $1,414,511.

  • Acceptance of a National Science Foundation Grant for Saddleback College - Innovate from the Start: Engaging Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduates, in partnership with UCI, Irvine Valley College and Santa Ana College in the amount of $190,001 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.
  • Preconstruction agreement for Technology and Applied Sciences Swing Space at Saddleback College with SOLPAC, Inc. in the amount of $5,000.
  • Change Order Request for Saddleback College Health Sciences Wet Seal project resulting in a decrease of $67,094.44 for the Kinsman Construction contract.
  • Notice of Completion for the Saddleback College Health Sciences Wet Seal project with Kinsman Construction.
  • Agreement with DLR Group for the criteria architect for  Saddleback College Athletics Stadium Renovation project in the amount of $372,000.
  • Proposed changes in curriculum for the 2015-2106 Academic Year at Saddleback College.
  • Amendment with R2A Architecture for the Saddleback College Technology & Applied Sciences Building Swing Space project for an increase of $485,000.
  • Resolution No. 14-40 to amend the FY 2015-2015 Adopted Budget.
  • Saddleback College 2014 Student Equity Plan.
  • SOCCCD collaboration agreement with Workday, Inc. to participate in Workday's Strategic Influencer Program and assist in developing a student success system called Workday Student.
  • Resolution No. 14-41 to provide notice of intention to withdraw from SELF, JPA, effective July 1, 2015.
  • BP-3008 Records Retention and Destruction, BP-3515 Reporting of Crimes and BP-5230 for discussion and approval.
  • BP-104 Student Member of the Board of Trustees and BP-5609 Matriculation for review and study.

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

  • Trustee Jay commented that it has been a good year for our colleges and he is hopeful that next year will be even better. Trustee Milchiker attended the Southern California conference for undergraduate research where she saw a number of our own professors there coaching students in poster sessions. She commented that IVC and SC had more students than any other college exhibiting. She attended a Orange County Community College Legislative Task Force meeting, SC's nurses pinning ceremony and OC Business Council's economic development conference. Trustee Wright conducted a TV interview to share the accomplishments of both colleges. He attended the Feast of Lights featuring SC's symphony and choir. He attended the nurses pinning ceremony for 52 graduates. He enjoyed the holiday parties at both colleges. He recognized IVC President Roquemore for his attendance at the college opportunity summit hosted by President Obama in Washington DC. He congratulated SC for their recent $1.2 million STEM grant. Trustee Jemal attended the CCLC annual convention and saw several of our colleges' presentations. He also attended OC Business Council's economic development conference. He attended an IVC foundation meeting, SC nurses pinning and the holiday open house at SC. Trustee Prendergast enjoyed both college holiday parties. He was invited to serve on a ACCOC energy committee, a coalition of business leaders and city council members from around Orange County trying to create a system of learning on energy and efficiency. He attended the Orange County School Boards Association conference and a session on interest based negotiations. Trustee Padberg commented that she has missed many events due to illness but looks forward to more attendance next year. Trustee Lang attended the SC nurses pinning which is a moving experience each year. He thanked the faculty and staff who put the program together. He congratulated Tom Pestolesi and the women's volleyball team for their incredible 8-0 season. Student Trustee Carrillo attended the wind ensemble at IVC. He thanked both colleges for contributing to the success of our students. All of the trustees wished everyone a safe, happy and restful holiday season.
  • Chancellor Poertner presented Board President Prendergast with a plaque honoring his service as president last year. He commented that the board will begin to hear presentations on some of the topics that were brought up during the trustee listening sessions at both colleges. The first two topics - 50% law and FON - will be presented this evening. He thanked faculty and staff across the district for their positive influence on students and wished everyone a happy holiday season.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's report included:   President Burnett attended the Community College League of California's annual convention and the Chief Executive Officers meeting for the California Community Colleges. President Burnett hosted esteemed guests to “A Feast of Lights” on Sunday, December 7th. This annual tradition in the McKinney Theatre features the Saddleback College Symphony and Saddleback College Choirs, and celebrates the season with old and new holiday favorites and a sing-along. On that same weekend, the Saddleback art students put on their annual holiday student art sale in the Art Gallery.  On December 11th, Saddleback applied music students presented a free recital in the McKinney Theatre and the Saddleback Wind Ensemble performed.  On December 13th, the Saddleback Big Band took their holiday show to Laguna Woods where they entertained the folks in the Clubhouse 3 Theater. Laguna Ballet will perform The Nutcracker on December 18th-21st in the McKinney Theatre. The Saddleback College Nursing Program honored 52 graduating nursing students in a symbolic candle lighting and pinning ceremony on Tuesday, December 9th in the McKinney Theatre.  Each graduate received a time-honored pin, a symbol of a nurse's service to others, and their induction into the nursing profession. He shared the college's sadness on the death of Professor Kay Stevens who passed away unexpectedly last week.
  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report included: The college was awarded a regional NetLab+ grant with Coastline and Cypress Colleges to be used for IVC’s CIM networking courses. The Orange County NetLab Consortium comprised of Coastline, Cypress, and Irvine Valley, represents three levels of CyberSecurity/Networking curriculum and advanced NetLab technology within Orange County. For the third consecutive year, the Irvine Valley College Model United Nations team was the most decorated college at the National Model United Nations Conference in Washington, DC. IVC MUN won a total of 12 awards and took away top honors for Outstanding Delegation. Members of IVC's Administration of Justice student club Chi Tau Epsilon-XTE won at the recent ACJA Region 11 Conference in San Diego.  The IVC Circle K Club won third place in the Outstanding T-shirt contest, beating 21 other schools including UC and Cal State clubs at an annual Fall Training Conference. IVC Speech and Debate Team took the first-place award in overall sweepstakes and a second-place award in debate sweepstakes at the 2014 Griffin-Mann Invitational held at Grossmont College. IVC’s Honors Program and the IVC Committee on Undergraduate Research hosted the Student Research Symposium, which was generously supported by the Associated Students of Irvine Valley College (ASIVC). Fifty students from IVC and Saddleback College shared poster displays and oral presentations of their research in a range of disciplines including anthropology, biology and health sciences, economics, engineering, geography, history, legal studies, literature, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology. He shared the college's sadness on the death of Professor Marie de la Palme and IVC student Kwane Kwabi
  • ATEP - Associate Vice Chancellor Randy Peebles' report included the ATEP development plan is progressing nicely. It will provide a framework for building design, partner development and marketing for the site. Demolition has begun on the area to develop Bell Avenue. This cost is being shared with the city of Tustin. IVC's new building at ATEP is entering a phase to determine specific criteria for a design build contractor; this will likely occur in March 2015.


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

The board meeting will be available for viewing online this week at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, December 19 and Saturday, December 20 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, December 21 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