Comments from the Members of the Audience
RESOLUTION NO. 16/17-18, SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS AND PRIVACY OF STUDENT RECORDS – Several audience members—Sylvia Pimentel, Faby Jacome, Jazmin Martinez, Guadalupe Cisneros, Francisco Aviles Pino, Alice Niyondagara, Alexander Rosado, Carlos Diaz, Therese Mosqueda Ponce, Adam Gottdank—spoke in favor of the proposed Board of Trustees’ resolution to reaffirm NOCCCD’s full support for all students. One audience member—Gerald Volomino Jr.—spoke in opposition to the resolution.
SCE NAME CHANGE – Julie Schoepf, Executive Assistant, SCE Provost’s Office, and Kai Stearns Moore, District Director of Public and Governmental Affairs, both spoke in support of the proposed SCE name change to North Orange Continuing Education.
Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Cheryl A. Marshall
DISTRICTWIDE MANAGEMENT MEETING – The first districtwide management meeting in many years took place on March 3.We had outstanding attendance with well over 100 managers participating from across the District. Presentations throughout the day included a district update, enrollment management, FRISK training, student success practices, diversity leadership, and teambuilding. A number of managers shared that they really enjoyed getting together and being able to visit or discuss common areas of interest.
ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT TRAINING – The Districtwide Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (DEMAC) members participated in enrollment management training at their March meeting. I was impressed with the engagement, the thoughtful questions, and the interest in learning more. Some possible next steps include additional training and holding working sessions for intact workgroups (maybe by division or department) on use of data for scheduling classes in their area.
CAMPUS EVENTS – Cypress College’s Americana Awards Dinner was lovely and very well attended. I enjoyed the student performances and seeing local citizens honored for their service and civic contributions. It was an honor and a great deal of fun to visit Fullerton College’s Child Development Center and Lab School to read Green Eggs and Ham in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. I also appreciated being a part of the panel for Women in Education at Fullerton College and sharing conversation with students.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
AMERICANA AWARDS – The 41st American Awards was a smashing success. I want to personally thank the Trustees and members of Chancellor’s Staff who attended the event in support of the College. We had one of our largest audiences with over 500 in attendance… GRADUATION – The Academic Senate has finalized its selection for Graduation Speaker, and we are thrilled to have former Associated Students President, and current Fullerton School Board member, Jeanette Vazquez as the honoree...SENIOR DAY – On Thursday, March 2, Cypress College hosted our annual Senior Day event. We welcomed approximately 500 seniors from local high schools to the College… KINDERCAMINATA – On Friday, March 3, the College welcomed children from our local elementary schools in celebration of Kindercaminata activities. This also is an annual event of the College where local school children can engage with program faculty and staff as they are exposed to the idea of college attendance… SPORTS – Our Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams are preparing for the conference championships and are breaking a number of College records along the way. Leading the way in excellence is our Lady Chargers Softball team. They have an unblemished 18 – 0 record overall and stand at 7 – 0 in conference. They have climbed to the top of the state poll as the #1 ranked team in the state.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
SELF-EVALUATION REPORT – Staff presented a draft copy of the Fullerton College accreditation self-evaluation report… BASKETBALL – The Men’s Basketball team’s remarkable season came to an end on Sunday afternoon, as they finished second in the CCCAA State Championship tournament to San Diego City College… SPEECH AND DEBATE – Fullerton College debaters took home numerous awards during the 20th annual National Educational Debate Association (NEDA) National Championship Tournament on March 10 and 11 held at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana… GRADS TO BE – On Friday, March 10, the FC Grads to Be Program welcomed Carolina Valdivia to lead a discussion on undocumented immigrants and navigating the educational system… HORNETS IN THE UN – Last week, FC students Brent Hamilton, Ian Kolaja, Katherine Vega and Tina Cao had the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to the United Nations and participate in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Solve challenge… WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH – Fullerton College has recognized Women’s History Month in a few ways including Ethnic Studies Department’s Ladies First: An International Womyn's Day Hip Hop Celebration on the quad on March 8 and the 7th annual Women’s Forum Focusing on Higher Education. Thank you to Chancellor Dr. Cheryl Marshall for being a panelist and to Board President Molly McClanahan for attending this event… ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – Stop by the Fullerton Art Gallery now through April 3 to see work by our 2017 Artist in Residence, Abel Alejandre.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Provost
WASC SELF-STUDY – The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation Visiting Team will be at SCE March 19-22, 2017… WASC ROAD SHOW – Over the past week, SCE WASC Accreditation Co-Chair Julie Schoepf and Provost Valentina Purtell visited the three SCE Centers and the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) Offices to provide training on the upcoming accreditation visit… FACES OF SCE PROJECT – The FACES of SCE project is now complete. SCE Accreditation Co-Chair Julie Schoepf worked with District Skilled Maintenance Mechanic Sam Abou Khdoud and multiple SCE staff members to bring the Center walls to life by hanging more than 130 student and faculty framed photos… READ ACROSS AMERICA – SCE staff enjoyed the Read Across America event last Friday at Patrick Henry Elementary… A2MEND SUMMIT – Staff members from the SCE Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) presented at the 10th Annual African American Male Summit sponsored by African American Male Education Network (A2MEND) on March 1-3, 2017 in Los Angeles… OTAN – The ESL Program hosted the 2017 Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) Technology and Distance Learning Symposium on March 10-11, 2017 at the Anaheim Campus.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
MANAGEMENT RETREAT – District Management Association Treasurer Stephanie Paramore thanked Chancellor Dr. Cheryl Marshall for holding the recent Manager’s Retreat. She said the event had insightful information on District goals and was effective at team building.
SCE ACTIVITIES – SCE Senate President Adam Gottdank reported on various current activities, including: the upcoming WASC accreditation visit, the Disability Support Services Transition Night, and the Senate’s resolution supporting students.
ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE – Cypress College Senate President Brian Seiling spoke about the recent District Enrollment Management Committee meeting, saying that the good information discussed there needs to be widely distributed.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR – Fullerton College Senate President Pete Snyder congratulated Mareike Claassen, Fullerton College professor of Math, as the campuses’ Teacher of the Year.
STUDENT RESOLUTION – CSEA President Rod Lusch proclaimed his support of the Board of Trustees’ proposed Resolution No. 16/17-18, Support for Students and Privacy of Student Records.
TRUSTEE LUNCH – Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson thanked Trustees Ryan Bent, Stephen T. Blount, and Ed Lopez for joining the group at a recent lunch. He said it was a pleasure getting to know the trustees.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
CYPRESS COLLEGE STUDENT ACTIVITIES – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on several recent student activities, including: the High School Senior Day, Americana, and the 2017 California State Championship Speech Tournament.
FULLERTON COLLEGE STUDENT ACTIVITIES– Fullerton College Student Trustee Scott Begneski thanked the student speakers for their support of the Board of Trustees’ proposed Resolution No. 16/17-18, Support for Students and Privacy of Student Records, and reported on recent activities, including: the Teacher of the Year, Fullerton College Night at Angel Stadium, and the Food Bank.
TRANSPARENCY PROPOSALS – Trustee Ryan Bent made suggestions for increased transparency measures at the District, including instituting free parking at the Anaheim Campus on Board meeting nights and videotaping the Board meetings for live streaming and posting on the website.
STUDENT RESOLUTION – Trustee Ed Lopez thanked all of the speakers for their advocacy of the Board of Trustees’ proposed Resolution No. 16/17-18, Support for Students and Privacy of Student Records. He also said that he is in support of SCE’s similar resolution.
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION – Trustee Barbara Dunsheath reminded the group that the 18th Annual Board Strategic Conversation will be held at the Anaheim Campus on Tuesday, April 25 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome.
LEONARD LAHTINEN HONORED – Board President Molly McClanahan announced that former NOCCCD Trustee Leonard Lahtinen will be honored at the April 25 Anaheim City Council meeting for his years of service to the community.
Finance and Facilities
PURCHASE ORDERS AND CHECKS – The Board ratified purchase orders and checks. (The Purchase Orders and Checks are available for review in the District’s Business Office.)
DAY CONSTRUCTION – The Board authorized the request to enter into a DSA Inspector of Record service agreement with Day Construction to provide DSA inspection services for the Cypress College Central Plant & Thermal Energy Storage Tank Project.
CURRICULUM – The Board approved the rescinding of curriculum changes for Cypress College, to be effective retroactive Fall 2014.
REVENUE – The Board authorized the request to accept new revenue from the sub-agreement under the Industry Driven Regional Collaborative Prime Award #15-198-001 in the amount of $13,250.
FULLERTON COLLGE ACCREDITATION – The Board received the first draft of the Fullerton College 2017 Accreditation Self-Evaluation Report.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Barbara Meyer, Cypress College Dramatic Arts Instructor, effective June 1; and David McCament, Cypress College Mortuary Science Instructor, effective August 28.
PROMOTIONS – The Board approved the promotion of Rodrigo Garcia to the Fullerton College Vice President of Administrative Services, effective March 15.
PRIVACY OF STUDENT RECORDS RESOLUTION – The Board adopted Resolution No. 16/17-18, Support for Students and Privacy of Student Records, reaffirming the North Orange County Community College District’s full support for all students. The resolution passed 6-1.
SCE NAME CHANGE – The Board approved the School of Continuing Education institutional name change to North Orange Continuing Education, and authorized a name/brand launch campaign.
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
“News from the Board of Trustees” is produced by the NOCCCD Public Affairs Office as a summary of Board actions and reports. It is not intended as a replacement of the official minutes of Board meetings.