Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

July 21, 2014


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

South Orange County Community College District  

Saddleback College President Tod Burnett commended retiring Director of Learning Assistance Patti Weekes for her 28 years of dedicated service to Saddleback College.

South Orange County Community College District   Saddleback College President Tod Burnett commended retiring Director of Broadcast Services Terry Wedel for his 36 years of dedicated service to Saddleback College.

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.
  • Saddleback College Study Abroad Program to Oaxaca, Mexico for fall 2015.
  • Saddleback College program revisions for the 2014-15 Academic Year.
  • Saddleback College grant renewal acceptance to fund enrollment growth and retention for Registered Nursing programs in the amount of $346,187 from the Board of Governors California Community College Chancellor’s Office.
  • Additional architectural services for the Saddleback College Fine Arts HVAC Upgrades and Interior Renovation Project in the amount of $7,880 for a total project fee of $257,880 and a revised submission date to DSA of September 15, 2014.
  • Contract change order for Irvine Valley College A400 Design Build Project resulting in an increase of $300,000 for a revised contract total of $9,150,000.
  • City of Irvine Education Partnership Fund Grant Agreement with Irvine Valley College Foundation for $100,000 for FYI 2014-2015 to provide scholarships and fund counseling for IVC's Early College High School program.
  • Saddleback College Health Sciences Wet Seal Project to Kinsman Construction, Inc. in the amount of $531,000.
  • Additional architectural services for the Saddleback College Technology & Applied Sciences Building renovation project in the amount of $10,700 for a total fee of $834,607.
  • Change orders for the Irvine Valley College Student Services Center Air Handling Units Replacement Project resulting in an increase of $4,281 in the total project cost. The revised contract amount is $594,291.
  • Change order resulting in a no cost time extension to the Irvine Valley College Lighting Retrofit for Roadways, Walkways & Parking Lots Project. The contract value will remain $1,300,000.
  • IVC School of Humanities and Languages and the School of Library Services realignment into two schools to promote faculty excellence and student success, make the hire of full-time faculty more equitable, and strengthen committee representation.
  • Irvine Valley College name change from the "School of Fine Arts" to the "School of the Arts."
  • Authorization of payment to Trustee Padberg and Trustee Wright who were absent from the June 23, 2014 board meeting.
  • New parking fee for administrators and classified managers effective fall 2014, at the rate of $80 annually which is consistent with the student rate.
  • Correction to Resolution No. 14-17: Classified Employee Layoff - correct position number on resolution for reduction of hours in a categorical-funded position previously approved by the Board of Trustees.
  • Requests for board reports on enrollment management and CTE programs.


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

Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College Student Success Scorecard - In its commitment to increase transfer and degree and certificate attainment, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors has established a performance measurement system known as the Student Success Scorecard that tracks student success at all 112 community colleges. The data available in this scorecard tells how well colleges are doing in remedial instruction, job training programs, retention of students and graduation and completion rates. Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College provided an overview of the scorecard performance indicators for each college.


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

  • Trustee Lang called for a standing ovation for Patti Weekes and Terry Wedel, thanking them for their many years of outstanding service and dedication to our district and Saddleback College.  Trustee Wright attended the first of three sessions of ACCCA's new Great Deans program, a new resource to train new deans in five focus areas: Creating Successful Faculty Relations; Evaluating Personnel Effectively; Effectively Supervising Personnel; Understanding Enrollment Management; and Managing Your Budget. He congratulated Dr. David Bugay and Dr. Kevin O'Connor for their role in creating this valuable program. He enjoyed a recent production of Hello, Dolly! Trustee Prendergast and other trustees offered well wishes for Trustee Padberg. Trustee Jemal attended a portion of the IVC Foundation retreat. He commented on their ambitious goals and their important role in funding student scholarships. He strongly encouraged everyone to join the two college foundations to help support students. Student Trustee Carrillo attended the IVC Foundation retreat and commented on the level of work needed to reach IVC's fundraising goal. He is attending the CCCT student trustee elections where he is running for state student trustee.
  • Chancellor Poertner reminded everyone that Chancellor's Opening Session is coming up on Aug. 12 at the IVC Performing Arts Center. This year we are honored to host California Community Colleges State Chancellor Brice Harris. Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College will each highlight one of their model student success programs during the session. Following Chancellor's Opening Session, there will be a groundbreaking for IVC's A400 remodel.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's report included: Joey Sellers' jazz students performed a concert in the Fine Arts courtyard to an appreciative audience with their brown bag lunches on July 2nd. The talented combos consisted of piano, bass, drums, horns and vocalists. Freshman Advantage Days were held from June 26th through July 6th. The 538 students who attended received a tour of the campus, worked with counselors on their educational plans and heard from various student support programs from all areas of campus. On July 16th, the Orange County Sheriffs Department SWAT Team utilized the campus for a Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certified training class. The "Saddleback First" marketing campaign was launched to promote the colleges' transfer and CTE programs to encourage summer enrollment. The campaign included Career Focus magazine, which was mailed to 100,000 homes in the district, mail pieces to high school graduates, mail pieces to students who were previously enrolled at Saddleback College but did note earn a degree, certificate, or transfer, print ads radio ads and a digital ad.


  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report included: demolition of the A400 building has been completed and a groundbreaking ceremony for the new building will take place August 12 at the construction site. IVC will host the construction of the Team Orange Solar House for the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Team Orange is comprised of Irvine Valley College, Saddleback College, the University of California, Irvine and Chapman University. This is the first year that community colleges have been included in the competition. Those who contributed to IVC’s involvement include Richard Morley and his staff, Dean Lianna Zhao, Professor Ilknur Erbas-White, Professor Robert Chaboya, Professor Jack Appleman, Bruce Hagan, the Engineering Club and many others. The yearlong event will bring local community and business leaders to the campus. IVC welcomes Corine Doughty for the position of Dean of Instruction, Economic and Workforce Development. Doughty was previously at Santiago Canyon College where she served as Dean of Business and Career Technical Education. IVC freshman women’s volleyball and sand volleyball player Marisa Doran was selected as the 2014 Orange Empire Conference (OEC) Fair-Play Female Character Champion. Dean Elizabeth Cipres was named Exchange Club of Irvine All-American Volunteer of the Year.
  • Human Resources - Vice Chancellor David Bugay's report included: the Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA) started a statewide Great Deans program chaired by Dr. David Bugay, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources & Employer/Employee Relations and Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Saddleback Dean of Liberal Arts. The committee surveyed hundreds of deans, chief executive officers, chief instructional officers, chief student services officers and chief human resource officers to determine the most critical training needs of deans with five years or less experience. Forty-eight deans from California Community Colleges participate in Great Deans, including three Saddleback College administrators: Cadence Wynter, Dean of Social and Behavioral Science; Bart McHenry, Dean of Fine Arts and Media Technology; and Anthony Teng, Acting Dean of Business Science, Economics and Workforce Development. Our district has a significant role in delivery of the various modules. At the first session, presentations were made by Dr. David Bugay, Dr. Kevin O'Connor and Trustee Jim Wright.
  • ATEP - Associate Vice Chancellor Randy Peebles' report included: Progress continues on the new ATEP Development Master Plan. The second series of all-day planning meetings took place in May with comprehensive input and representation from the two colleges, district services, ATEP project consultants, HMC Architects and The Planning Center. In a comprehensive agreement between the SOCCCD and the City of Tustin about 4 1/2 acres of land is being provided to the city for the development of the Tustin Legacy Park on Valencia Avenue. This sale was approved at the June Board of Trustees meeting and in recent City Council meetings. The next demolition phase will include four buildings included in the land exchange with the city of Tustin for construction of Bell Avenue.

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

The board meeting will be available for viewing online this week at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, July 27 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