Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

June 23, 2014


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

South Orange County Community College District   Saddleback College President Tod Burnett commended Brooke Sauter, Senior Administrative Assistant, for being named Classified Employee of the Year by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.
South Orange County Community College District   Irvine Valley College President Glenn Roquemore commended several staff members for discovering a fire/water main break in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) and working together to mitigate any water damage.

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.
  • Irvine Valley College curriculum revisions for the 2014-15 Academic Year.
  • Construction Management Services agreement in the amount of $390,400 with gkkworks for the Irvine Valley College A400 Design-Build Project, Construction Management Services.
  • Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College Community Education courses, presenters, and compensation for Fall 2014.
  • Saddleback College Study Abroad Program to Salamanca, Spain.
  • Saddleback College Sciences Building Project Testing & Special Inspection Agreement with C.E.M. Lab Corp in the amount of $330,000.
  • Authorization to request qualifications and seek proposals for lease/leaseback delivery method for the Saddleback College ATAS Swing Space project.
  • Amendment No. 1 in the amount of $118,161 to R2A Architecture for the Saddleback College BGS Fire Repair project.
  • Saddleback College Athletics Stadium Renovation Project and adopt Resolution No. 14-15 authorizing Design-Build Delivery Method.
  • Request for Student Trustee Keefe Carrillo to attend 2014 CCLC Student Trustee Workshop conference.
  • Resolution No. 14-16 to amend the FY 2013-2014 adopted budget to provide for expenditure of funds unknown at the time of the adoption of the final budget.
  • Agreement with eNamix for an amount not to exceed $207,960 for the term of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 to provide IT testing lead services for the Workday HR/Financial systems project.
  • Agreement for professional services with I3 Solutions for an amount not to exceed $118,800 to assist in the analysis and project management of the network refresh and network security basic aid projects.
  • Approve 12 firms for an architectural services pool from which to draw over a five year period.
  • Adopt Resolution Nos. 14-18 and 14-19 to provide for amendments to agreement with the city of Tustin regarding several small parcels. A presentation outlining the transactions can be viewed here.
  • SOCCCD Tentative Budget for FY 2014-2015.
  • Tentative student government budgets for FY 2014-2015.
  • Saddleback College Cosmetology and Cosmetician (Esthetician) Agreements with Advance Beauty College and Hair California Beauty Academy for a two year period with options to renew for three additional one-year terms for an estimated value of $900,000.
  • Purchase of computer equipment and related devices for SOCCCD not to exceed $2,500,000.
  • Contract for software development with Neudesic, LLC for the term of July 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 for an amount not to exceed $1,474,400.
  • Contracts with Foundation for California Community Colleges and Blackboard, Inc. for a total amount not to exceed $843,846.03.
  • Board Policy Revision to BP-3340 Cellular Telephone / Smartphone Allowance, BP-3520 Refreshments and Meals at District Functions, BP-5615 Student Records, Directory Information and Privacy.
  • Resolution No. 14-17 for Classified Employee Layoff due to reduction of hours in a categorical-funded position.
  • Amendment to the Saddleback College 2014-2015 faculty hiring list to include a full-time Business Law Instructor position to replace a full-time faculty member who will retire.
  • Revised fee schedule effective July 1, 2014 for Special Services with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore.


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

  • Trustee Jay commented on commendations given by Presidents Burnett and Roquemore and the good work of faculty, administrators and staff across the district. Trustee Jemal congratulated both colleges on their commencement ceremonies. He attended a forum sponsored by the Campaign for College Opportunity at OCBC to discuss the future of higher education. A number of serious student issues including access, success, financial aid, and unity between the three college systems was discussed. Trustee Milchiker commented on recent amendments to SB 173 that will allow the Emeritus Institute to continue operating in its current funding model. She thanked everyone involved for their advocacy efforts in getting the amendments through. She enjoyed both commencements and highlighted the importance of trustee attendance. She also attended the KSBR Birthday Bash, the board retreat, and the Henry Nicholas III center graduation celebration. Trustee Prendergast commented on the wonderful commencements. He was pleased that the state recently passed its budget on time and that it was favorable to community colleges. Promises are being kept and that is important, he commented. Trustee Lang enjoyed the terrific commencements and offered a special congratulations to both presidents for putting together these meaningful celebrations for families. He also attended the board retreat where there was a good exchange of ideas and dialog to develop the board's priorities for the next year. He attended the Irvine Mayor's luncheon and Chapman University's annual economic forecast summit which offered optimistic economic growth expectations both locally and nationally. Student Trustee Carrillo congratulated both ASG presidents on their recent elections and said they will be working with their colleagues at UCI.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's report included: $1.3 million in grant funding from the California Department of Education to serve as the lead college for the Orange County Career Pathways Partnership. Students in the pathway programs will participate in career exploration and on-the-job training that prepare them to earn certificates, associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and advanced degrees in three target sectors: Health Care/Biotechnology; Engineering/Advanced Manufacturing/Design; and Information Communication Technology/Digital Media. A special thank you goes to Kathy Werle, vice president for instruction, the project lead. In addition, Roxanne Metz, Edward De La 0, Catherine Arreguin, Tony Teng, Don Busche, and Mary Anstadt provided endless support, along with assistance from Professors Glen Stevenson and Penny Skaff.  President Tod Burnett was selected as this year's recipient of the California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) Leadership Award. The Angels for the Arts awarded $30,000 to Art, Cinema Television-Radio, Theatre, and Music faculty. The Angels contributed an unprecedented level of donations to the Division of Fine Arts & Media Technology this year to purchase a new state-of-the-art tram and award 24 student scholarships for an additional $55,000.  The Student Payment and Veterans Office was audited by the Veterans Administration (VA). Saddleback College was called out as a model school; the college's VA students' records not only complied with VA regulations but are also extremely detailed and comprehensive with zero discrepancies reported.


  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report included: IVC recently received approximately $500,000 in grant funding to develop seven pathways over the next five years, including Biotechnology; Information & Communication Technology and Digital Media Art; Engineering; Advanced Manufacturing; Photonics; Design Model Making & Rapid Prototyping. The IVC Presidential Scholarship Award winners were twins from Woodbridge High School, Nicholas and Nadia Sine. The winners of the Tonya Reed Gardner Memorial Endowed Music Scholarship include Bernadette Ceman, Angela Choi, Nick Gaydos, Nancy Stealey and Terrance Whyte. The Jenny Richards Memorial Endowed Music Scholarship recipients include Sara Cooper, Noemi Rodriguez and Kathryn Schmidt. Recipients of the Ikemi-Murakami Music Scholarship are Tiffany Chan, Jonthan Cortez-Valdez, Laura Doumad, Sina Karachiani and Yesenia Pulido. The 2014 scholarship ceremony was held and approximately $201,400 was awarded to 356 IVC students for the 2014-2015 academic year. In total, this year, 477 scholarships will provide approximately $368,200 in awards.  Becky Moodie and Steven Le were named Scholar Athletes at the Scholar Athlete Luncheon held June 17. Becky Moodie is one of the best volleyball players to come through the IVC program.  Steven Le has been one of the best players on the IVC men’s tennis team the past two seasons, which have been the best in IVC history.  On May 23, the college held its 29th Commencement outdoors at the Live Oak Terraces.  This year the oldest graduate was 67 years old and the youngest graduate was 17 years old.  Twenty-seven students from El Toro High School and 17 students from Beckman High School were among the ranks of graduates. 


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

The board meeting will be available for viewing online this week at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, Juen 29 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; David Robinson, Student Trustee

Gary L. Poertner, Chancellor


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