Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Cheryl A. Marshall
EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR – Certificates of Commendation were presented to the 2016 Outstanding employees at Cypress College, Fullerton College, and the School of Continuing Education. Recognized were: Stuart Rosenberg, Elaine Folayan, and Carol Harvey from Cypress College; Jo Wen Wu, Linda Millikan, Savannah Jones, and Vanessa Miller from Fullerton College; and Lynda Gunderson, Alicia Luna, and Carrie Ruffalo, from the School of Continuing Education.
SABBATICAL REPORTS – Richard Lozinsky, Fullerton College Instructor, presented “Our Backyard Geology in Orange County;” and Virgil Adams, Cypress College Instructor, presented “The Nexus Between Caregiver Fatigue and Burnout in the Workplace.”
Dr. Marshall reported on her attendance at a meeting of Los Angeles and Orange County region CEOs to approve a governance structure for the new Workforce Development Initiative, the welcome reception hosted by Fullerton College in her honor, and on Cypress College being honored by the California Community College Board of Governors for their efforts in energy conservation.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
Dr. Simpson reported on the successful Going Green campaign and the College’s 2016 Energy and Sustainability Honorable Mention award for their interior lighting retrofit project. He noted that longtime “Voice of the Chargers” public address announcer Wyatt Ware would call his final game on September 27, and also encouraged all to attend the Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition reception on October 6.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
Dr. Schulz reported on his attendance at the National Community College Hispanic Council Leadership Symposium and expressed his gratitude to the Board for approving the College’s Dual Enrollment Partnership Agreement with the Fullerton Joint Unified High School District. He also invited everyone to attend the Coffee with the Board of Trustees and Chancellor event at Fullerton College on September 28, and the celebration of the life and legacy of Amin David on October 2 at Anaheim High School.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
Ms. Purtell shared that Chelsea Salisbury received the Rising Star Award by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, and that the Board of Governors recently approved a revision to Title V to include Satisfactory Progress (SP) as a new progress indicator designed specifically for noncredit courses. She also invited everyone to attend the family-friendly SCE Welcome Event, Harvesting Opportunities, on October 22, where attendees can learn about SCE programs and community resources.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
Olivia Veloz, DMA President, stated that the DMA held its business meeting on September 23 and thanked Chancellor Marshall, Dr. Schulz, Dr. Simpson, and Ms. Purtell for speaking to the managers who attended.
Adam Gottdank, SCE Academic Senate President, reported that Dr. Simpson will be honored at the upcoming California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) Convention as Administrator of the Year, and also noted that the District’s AEBG consortium will once again be featured at the convention.
Bryan Seiling, Cypress College Academic Senate President, noted that Regina Rhymes is slated to receive a diversity award from the Academic Senate for California Community College (ASCCC), and also reported on a special Cypress College Academic Senate meeting where great strides were made towards their Distance Education plan.
Pete Snyder, Fullerton College Faculty Senate President, reported on the College’s on-going work on accreditation efforts and also noted that their football team remains undefeated and is currently ranked third in Southern California.
Tina Johannsen, United Faculty President, reported on her involvement in the ASCCC Standards and Practices Committee and stated that the first United Faculty Representatives Council Meeting would take place on September 27.
Rod Lusch, CSEA President, said that the CSEA is actively engaged in phone banking and canvassing efforts related to Proposition 55, and announced that CSEA has endorsed Leonard Lahtinen for the District 1 seat on the Anaheim City Council.
Kent Stevenson, Adjunct Faculty United President, thanked those who attend the Adjunct Faculty United mixer on September 16. He also reported that AdFac has concluded salary negotiations with the District and awaited a ratification vote by its membership.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on her attendance at the Legacy Program’s Mentor/Mentee Dinner, the Tri-City Women’s Conference, and a tour of the Cal State University, Fullerton campus.
Student Trustee Scott Begneski expressed his gratitude to Vice Chancellor Fred Williams for attending the Fullerton College football game and announced that the Horticulture department’s annual plant sale will take place on October 1 and 2.
Trustee Stephen T. Blount reported on his attendance at the Adjunct Faculty United Welcome Back event, and thanked AdFac for hosting it.
Trustee Molly McClanahan commended Karen Cant and Albert Miranda for their efforts to reduce waste and energy consumption at the Cypress College campus, and the office of Public Affairs for publishing their District-wide email newsletter.
Trustee Jacqueline Rodarte reported on her attendance at the Orange County Community Colleges Legislative Task Force meeting and the District’s Retirement Board meeting.
Trustee Leonard Lahtinen commented on the Capital Projects Report distributed to Board members, and recognized Ed Lopez, Trustee Area 2 candidate, for his attendance at the Board meeting.
Trustee Barbara Dunsheath noted it was Voter Registration Day and urged everyone to encourage students to register to vote. She also referenced “How to Hire for Diversity,” an article which appeared in The Chronicle. She shared that the Cypress College Foundation’s annual golf tournament will be held on October 3 and that planning is underway for the Americana Awards on March 4, 2017.
Finance and Facilities
CONTRACT AMENDMENT – The Board granted an amendment to the contract with McMurray Stearn.
DONATIONS – The Board approved the donation of two surplus therapeutic equipment to Cypress High School.
IRREVOCABLE TRUST – Authorization was given to transfer funds form the District’s Retiree Benefit Fund to the District’s Irrevocable Trust, administered by Keenan and Associates and the FUTURIS Public Entity Investment Trust Program.
STUDENT SUCCESS SCORECARD – The Board received as information the North Orange County Community College District Student Success Scorecard 2016.
DUAL ENROLLMENT – The Board ratified the 2016-17 NOCCCD and Fullerton Joint Unified High School District College and Career Access Pathways Dual Enrollment Partnership Agreement.
PROP 55 RESOLUTION – The Board adopted Resolution No. 16/17-01, Support of Proposition 55, the California Extension of Proposition 30 Income Tax Increase Initiative.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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