Board Meeting Highlights

South Orange County Community College District

August 25, 2014

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

South Orange County Community College District  

Irvine Valley College President Glenn Roquemore commended Nancy Montgomery, Director of Health, Wellness and Veterans, who was honored by the Black Chamber of Commerce on August 21 for her leadership and work in the community, particularly in underserved communities and populations. She has helped raise the health standards in these areas by writing and acquiring more than $3 million in grants to create educational programs, inform community members of healthcare enrollment options, open clinics providing medical and dental services and develop veteran services programs. She has raised awareness of breast health care, domestic violence prevention, and suicide prevention.

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

South Orange County Community College District

  • All consent calendar items and academic and classified personnel actions with revision to 6.13 E1 to correct the employee assignment to Irvine Valley College. For additional information,please contact the Chancellor, College President or appropriate Vice Chancellor.
  • Change Order No. 2 with Trane U.S., Inc. for the Irvine Valley College Student Services Center Air Handling Units Replacement Project resulting in an increase of $4,192 in the total project cost and a revised contract amount of $598,483.
  • American Association of Community Colleges MentorLinks grant award to Irvine Valley College for $20,000. The grant will focus on the development and strengthening of technician training programs in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
  • Irvine Valley College (IVC) renewal of its Deputy Sector Navigator grant (DSN) in Energy Efficiency and Utilities from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) in the amount of $200,000 for the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
  • Resolution No. 14-28 to authorize the use of design-build for the ATEP IVC first building project.
  • Community Education programs, presenters and compensation for Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College for fall semester 2014.
  • Approve the removal and substitution of subcontractors for the Saddleback College Photo-Radio-Television Renovation Project to Elite Air Conditioning, Inc.
  • Retainer agreement with Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo for special legal services.
  • Contracting agreement with eNamix for quality assurance services for MAP Enhancements and SIS Enhancements projects, not to exceed $161,280.
  • Agreement for Contract Specialist Services with Facilities Planning and Programming Services for a contract total of $118,000 to augment the Purchasing Department staff during the Workday implementation for one year.
  • Contracting agreement with Nimble Consulting to provide database analysis, design, and programming services for the district's Student Information System (SIS) and Sherpa not to exceed $264,096.
  • Contracting agreement with Redisq Technologies not to exceed $120,960 for software development services for the SIS Enhancements project.
  • Contracting agreement with Synergy Software Solutions to provide software development services for MAP Enhancements, Class Schedule Upgrade and Recommendation Engine and other SIS projects as required, not to exceed $205,632.
  • Agreement for professional services with Alternative Delivery Solutions, LLC for Design-Build Procurement for a total contract amount of $273,000.
  • Assumption and reassignment of Lease and Release for the MG Promenade Apartments to a new owner and authorization for staff to execute new agreements.
  • Trustee attendance to CCLC conferences: Annual Convention, Effective Trusteeship Workshop and Annual Legislative Conference.
  • SOCCCD's FY 2014-2015 Adopted Budget.
  • FY 2014-2015 Student Government Adopted Budgets for Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College.
  • Filing of the Notice of Completion to Trane U.S., Inc. for a final contract amount of $598,483.
  • Change Order No.2, Anderson & Howard Electric, Inc. for the Irvine Valley College Lighting Retrofit for Roadways, Walkways & Parking Lots Project for an increase of $127,876.
  • on-going services including acting as a liaison with the Division of the State Architect, oversight for smaller miscellaneous projects and consistency between larger projects.
  • Renewal of the DSA Resident Inspector, Todd’s Inspection Testing Service and Associates for four years beginning August 27, 2014 and ending August 26, 2018 for a total amendment value of $800,000. The DSA Resident Inspector provides on-going services including acting as a liaison with the Division of the State Architect, oversight for smaller miscellaneous projects and consistency between larger projects.
  • Saddleback College Grant Acceptance of $1,297,862 from the Orange County Department of Education for the Orange County Career Pathways Trust program.
  • Proposed Academic Calendar for 2015-2016.
  • Board Policy Revisions to BP-3002 Audits, BP-4101.2 Number of Pay Installments Academic Personnel, BP 4207 Payroll Period for Classified Management Personnel, BP-4019 Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting, BP-5520 Accreditation.
  • Authorization of payment to Trustees Jay, Milchiker and Padberg who were absent from the July 21, 2014 board meeting.

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

  • Trustee Wright commented on the start of a new semester. He enjoyed attending IVC President Roquemore's breakfast where keynote speaker Dr. Kay McClenney spoke about reclaiming the American dream. Dr. McClenney was one of six nationally recognized  leaders that developed the “Democracy’s Colleges: Call to Action.”  Her presentation included national perspective about a middle class in decline and the nation's falling placement in the world, now 16th, in higher education attainment. Trustee Wright also enjoyed Chancellor's Opening Session and keynote speaker State Chancellor Brice Harris who discussed the implementation and progression of student success initiatives two years later. He attended the groundbreaking for IVC's A400 and SC President Burnett's welcome breakfast to hear about Saddleback's top 10 priorities. He participated in professional development sessions on student success and the geek report commenting that he is happy that the wait for wait list is over. He went to the black chamber event honoring Nancy Montgomery, and applauded her efforts to help veterans. He commented that there are 44,000 student veterans in California community colleges, 10,000 of those are in Orange County. He complimented our two colleges for having model student veterans programs. He called attention to the upcoming science lecture series and MANYA: A Living History of Marie Curie at McKinney Theatre on Sep. 5. Trustee Prendergast had a surprise encounter at the OC Fair when he discovered the Saddleback College booth. He was pleased to see students working the booth to promote the college. He took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a cause that is personal to him as he has two colleagues at Tustin USD who have suffered with the disease. Trustee Milchiker attended many sessions during professional development week including Chancellor's Opening Session where she learned about the collaborative work of our colleges on student success. She also enjoyed attending the faculty association luncheon and sessions including a Workday open house, the geek report on wait lists, college presidents' breakfasts, new student registration mandates, social media, IVC Classified Senate breakfast and others. Trustee Jemal attended Chancellor's Opening Session, the A400 groundbreaking and the SC President's breakfast. He was impressed with State Chancellor Brice Harris' message. He thanked fiscal services for meeting with him to discuss the OPEB Trust and said he has some concerns about the long term viability of the fund. He attended the SC foundation retreat and said we owe a great deal of thanks to our foundation boards who greatly augment the work we do. Trustee Jay is eagerly awaiting enrollment figures from the campuses. Student Trustee Carrillo attended Chancellor's Opening Session, the A400 groundbreaking and welcome week for ASIVC. He was impressed with the successful outreach efforts to welcome and orient incoming students.
  • Chancellor Poertner reflected on hosting California Community Colleges State Chancellor Brice Harris at the recent Chancellor's Opening Session. He congratulated Nancy Montgomery on her recent award by the Black Chamber of Commerce. He commented how much he appreciates the work that many are doing on behalf of our student veterans.
  • Saddleback College - President Tod Burnett's report included: Thank you to faculty professional development coordinator Jane Horlings for her wonderful work in organizing the professional development week which was once again a success. President Burnett held a faculty breakfast, an associate faculty dinner and a classified staff luncheon. He presented his annual State of the College address which included his top 10 projects for 2014- 2015 and an overview of the college's plans for enrollment management, student success, and economic and workforce development. A Saddleback safety video series was unveiled by Vice President for Administrative Services Carol Hilton. At the Chancellor’s Opening Session, President Burnett was joined by Dr. Kevin O'Connor, dean of liberal arts, Penny Skaff and Bruce Gilman, Student Success Committee co-chairs, Leslie Humphrey, director of outreach and recruitment, and other administrators in a presentation on Saddleback's K-12 partnership program.  The college welcomed 16 new full-time faculty.  The Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology realized a dream by presenting its first-ever free outdoor theatre, Godspell, on campus. The event was attended by over 600 people each night and included booths, a fun zone for the kids, and food trucks. A special thanks goes to facilities for adding 350 new parking spaces in time for the fall semester. Saddleback is very appreciative of the work that the SC college foundation and board contributes to the college.


  • Irvine Valley College - President Glenn Roquemore's report included: A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the A400 building which will be the construction site for the School of Humanities, the School of Languages and Learning, and the Honors Program. The Black Chamber presented IVC’s Director of Health, Wellness and Veterans Nancy Montgomery the 2014 Community Leadership Award for her continued efforts in the area of community involvement.  This summer Kids’ College at IVC had nearly 1,000 K-12 students in the south Orange County area attended classes in computer camps, Spanish language intensive camps, science camps, sports camps, and other academic program areas.  IVC was awarded a grant that will provide mentoring and guidance to train IVC faculty in the latest tissue culture techniques, to develop a tissue culture course, and to complete the curriculum for a biotechnology certificate and A.S. transfer degree program at IVC. Spanish Instructor Beatrice Tseng was awarded the Spirit of Community award at the Irvine Public School’s annual Spirit of Community Luncheon for her continued support and contributions to the Irvine Unified School District. President Roquemore spoke at the Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI) Conference on “Business to Education Partnerships that Close the Skills Gap and Increase the Number of Qualified Workers.”
  • Business Services - Vice Chancellor Debra Fitzsimons' report included: An overview of major activity related to the Workday project implementation including college and faculty open houses and design, development and training updates.


IN MEMORIAM ..............................................................................



The board meeting was adjourned in memory of Saddleback College Professor Michael Runyan who died suddenly last month. Professor Runyan was one of the first faculty hired at Saddleback in 1977. He was a dedicated English professor and colleague who retired in 2008. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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

The board meeting will be available for viewing online this week at Television broadcasts are scheduled for 7 pm on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30 on Saddleback College Channel 39 and Irvine Valley College Channel 33.  SC TV 39 has an additional broadcast on Sunday, August 31 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