Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Cheryl A. Marshall
REDEDICATION CEREMONY – Dr. Marshall attended Cypress College’s Rededication Ceremony and felt it was an extremely touching and fitting tribute to honor the first 50 years.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP – Dr. Marshall also reported on her participation in a recent community workshop for those interested in working for community colleges. She and colleagues from throughout Orange County shared thoughts on how to be successful during the hiring process.
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PROMISE – Staff from throughout the District, including Dr. Marshall, attended the California College Promise conference in Oakland, where best practices and strategies for implementation were shared. A debriefing of the materials and further discussion will take place in both District Consultation Council and Chancellor’s Staff meetings.
ITT CLOSURE – A statewide effort is underway to reach out to students affected by the closure of ITT. All three of NOCCCD’s campuses are participating in the outreach efforts and hope to provide services to the students from our local area.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
50th ANNIVERSARY – The College is now fully engaged in its 50th anniversary celebration. Banners are displayed along Valley View Street and throughout the campus. The Rededication and Flag Raising Ceremony on Monday brought together current and retired staff and faculty, alumni, and members of the community...REGION 8 STUDENT EQUITY ADVISORY MEETING – Student Equity Coordinator Ashley Griffith organized and hosted the Region 8 Student Advisory meeting at the College in late August. Representatives shared ideas, discussed effective practices, and developed strategies going forward to eliminate achievement gaps…PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Professional Development Co-Coordinators Michael Brydges and Ruth Gutierrez organized a Chamber of Commerce style “mixer,” titled Mixology, to acquaint new full-time faculty members with the broader College community.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
LATINO HERITAGE MONTH – The 12th annual Bienvenidos! A Day of Welcome and Celebration kicked off Latino Heritage Month today. Visit the College’s News Center for a schedule of upcoming events…TOP RANKS – Hispanic Outlook Magazine ranked Fullerton College 12th among the nation’s top 100 colleges in enrolling Hispanic students. WELCOME RECEPTION FOR THE CHANCELLOR – A campus welcome reception for Dr. Marshall will take place on September 20 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the 100 building lobby.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
INCREASED ENROLLMENT – As of the first day of the fall term, enrollment is up 4,100 students compared to the fall 2015 term…TRANSITIONING TO COLLEGE – The first-ever “Transitioning to College” course will begin this week at the SCE Wilshire Center, in partnership with Fullerton College…UPDATED WEBSITE – In preparation for the March 2017 accreditation visit, SCE’s website has been updated. A new design, enhanced access, and up-to-date content are just a few of the many highlights…HARVESTING OPPORTUNITIES – The 2016 SCE Welcome Event, “Harvesting Opportunities,” will take place on Saturday October 22 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Anaheim Campus.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
BEST WISHES FOR DR. BOB SIMPSON – Several Resource Table Members responded to the announcement of Cypress College President Bob Simpson’s upcoming retirement with kind words, congratulations, and best wishes.
DMA FALL MEETING – District Management Association President Olivia Veloz announced that the group’s fall meeting will occur on Friday, September 23 at the Buena Park Holiday Inn.
SCE OPENING DAY – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank remarked on SCE’s wonderful Opening Day event, highlighting presenter Tyrone Howard’s remarks on diversity and empathy.
CYPRESS COLLEGE ACTIVITIES – Cypress College Academic Senate President Brian Seiling reported on several recent college activities, including: the Flagpole Rededication event, Constitution Day, and the formation of a distance education plan.
FULLERTON SENATE AREAS OF FOCUS – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Pete Snyder spoke about the group’s areas of focus for the year, including: finalizing the accreditation self-study draft, replacing vacancies on committees, enrollment management, and research effectiveness.
PRESIDENT ACTIVITIES – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen reported on her attendance at SCE’s Opening Day and her participation on the ASCCC standards and practices committee. She also announced the upcoming United Faculty Executive Board Meeting.
CYPRESS COLLEGE FLAGPOLE REDEDICATION – CSEA President Rod Lusch congratulated the College on an excellent Flagpole Rededication Ceremony. He said it was well-run and a wonderful kick-off to the 50th Anniversary Celebration.
TRUSTEE INTERVIEWS – Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson announced that the group has finished interviewing potential Board of Trustee candidates for the November election. He said the group is currently deciding who they will endorse.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
CYPRESS COLLEGE STUDENT ACTIVITIES – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on recent student activities, including: Club Rush, Academic Senate meeting, and the Flagpole Ceremony.
QUADCHELLA EVENT – Fullerton College Student Trustee Scott Begneski spoke about the campus’ second “Quadchella” food and music event happening tonight.
MEMORIES OF BOB SIMPSON – Several Board of Trustees member shared thoughts about Dr. Simpson and memories during his time with the District. Speakers who shared included: Stephen T. Blount, M. Tony Ontiveros, Leonard Lahtinen, and Board President Barbara Dunsheath.
CYPRESS COLLEGE FLAGPOLE CEREMONY – Several Board of Trustee members also spoke about Cypress College’s Flagpole Rededication Ceremony. Trustee Blount commented on learning the symbolism of what each fold of the flag represented. Vice President Molly McClanahan appreciated the simplicity and decorum of the event, and the reading of a poem by faculty member Liana Koeppel.
KEY TO THE COUNTY – Trustee M. Tony Ontiveros thanked Fullerton College Athletic Director Scott Giles for another year of the team winning the “Key to the County,” and for his passion on the field.
NORTH ORANGE COUNTY MAGAZINE – Vice President Molly McClanahan complimented District Director of Public and Governmental Affairs Kai Stearns Moore for her article on workforce development in the North Orange County Chamber’s magazine “LiveWorkPlay.”
FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVE – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen reminded the Board that, since he’s retiring, they need to appoint another trustee to the Fullerton College Foundation Board. Board Secretary Jaqueline Rodarte will be the new appointee.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATIONS – Board President Barbara Dunsheath announced that the 18th annual NOCCCD Strategic Conversation will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Anaheim Campus. The theme is “Pathways to Opportunity.”
The Board held a public hearing on the Proposed 2016-17 District Budget. Vice Chancellor of Finance & Facilities Fred Williams and Interim Director of Fiscal Affairs Kashu Vyas presented an overview of the proposed budget.
Upon conclusion of the public hearing, the Board adopted the 2016-17 Proposed Budget, approved the Gann Appropriation Limit, and adopted a resolution to certify the approval of entering into agreements and any amendments with the California Department of Education.
Finance and Facilities
BUILDING DESIGN – The Board authorized a request to design a new Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Building at Cypress College without Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) commissioning. Rather, the building shall be designed and constructed to meet the California Green Building Standards Code., Title 24, part 11.
STUDY ABROAD – Authorization was given to enter into a travel arrangement with AIFS for the Cypress College and Fullerton College 2017 Summer Study Abroad Program in London, England. A signed copy of the travel contractor agreement will be on file in the District’s Business Office.
THEATRE RENTAL – The Board approved the rental of Fullerton College’s Campus Theatre to Pathways of Hope on February 9, 2017, and will allow them to sell alcoholic beverages to attendees.
NETWORK ASSESSMENT – Authorization was given to award RFQ #2016-07, Network Assessment, to WTC Consulting, Inc.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Pat Ganer, Cypress College Speech Instructor, effective May 28, 2017; Agnes Martinez, Cypress College Administrative Assistant II, effective October 1, 2016; and Maryann Rothera, Cypress College Laboratory Technician/Physical Science, effective October 1, 20116.
PROMOTIONS – The Board approved the promotions of Sandra Garcia to Cypress College Interpreter Coordinator, effective September 19; and Vivianna Orozco to Fullerton College Laboratory Technician/Cosmetology, effective September 14.
Group Insurance – Authorization was given to enter into a contract with Lincoln Financial Group to administer group insurance for Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) for all benefit eligible employees.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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