Comments from Members of the Audience
VETERANS AFFAIRS – Two Fullerton College student veterans—Travis Mahaffey and Giovanni Cruz—spoke about their experiences with the college’s Veterans Resource Center, stating that the spaces for socializing and helpful support services were vital to their transition back into civilian life and higher education. Cypress College A.S. Vice President of Student Organizations and veteran Louis Raprager thanked the Board for their consideration of a resolution in support of Veteran’s Appreciation Week.
INTERIM CHANCELLOR'S REPORT – Fred Williams Honored Retiree – Violet Ayon, Executive Administrative Aide to the Chancellor and Recording Secretary to the Board of Trustees, was recognized for her 42 years of service.
VIOLET AYON – Mr. Williams congratulated Violet on her upcoming retirement and invited all to wish her well before her last day in the office.
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT MANAGER POSITION – The first round of interviews were conducted for the Administrative Support Manager position, and second level interviews are expected to take place in within the next two weeks.
TRUSTEE AREA 3 SPECIAL ELECTION – Mr. Williams informed the Board that three individuals have filed a declaration of candidacy with the Orange County Registrar of Voters. A resolution on tonight’s Board agenda, if approved, would authorize the District to seek an all-mail ballot for the February 9, 2016 special election.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
SUPERINTENDENTS AND PRINCIPALS BREAKFAST – Local high school superintendents and principals were invited to campus for an annual breakfast. Central to the conversation was the need to establish more effective transition pathways...EVENING AT THE THEATER – Dr. Simpson hosted the President’s Circle Evening at the Theater on October 16. President’s Circle members were treated to a performance of Avenue Q and were given an overview of the College’s achievements and activities…LAO VISIT – Judy Heiman from the Legislative Analyst’s Office visited the College last week and was introduced to the campus and the Mortuary Science program…LUNCH AND LEARN – In preparation for the Americana Awards ceremony, Citizens of the Year were invited to the Anaheim Bistro for a “Lunch and Learn.” Culinary Arts and Hotel/Restaurant Management students prepared and served refreshments…ATHLETICS – Women’s Volleyball leads the Orange Empire Conference with a 6-1 record and Women’s Soccer sits in third place in conference standings.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, Interim President
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – The annual Dia de los Muertos event, hosted by the Ethnic Studies department, will take place this Thursday in the quad from 6-10 p.m…MEASURE J FORUMS – Two open community forums were held last week to discuss Measure J and overall facilities planning efforts. A campus tour was offered to several community members at a later date…ATHLETICS – The Hornets beat Santa Ana College 20-14 at the annual Key to the County football game, and the Women’s Water Polo team continued their winning streak, beating Cypress College and winning the Battle at the Beach Tournament…CARE PACKAGES – The Veterans Resource Center will accept non-perishable food items and personal items through November 13…OPEN MIC AND ART GALLERY – The College’s literary magazine LiveWire will host an open mic and art gallery on November 4…MEET AND GREET – Classified Senate will host their annual Meet and Greet on November 10…POLICE ACADEMY – Dr. Schulz provided a written update to the Assistant Executive Director of POST and requested his assistance on resolving the imposed suspension, and is awaiting his response. The College is committed to working with POST until they are completely satisfied with the operations and integrity of the program.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES – SCE students reported a 14.2 percent increase in their hourly wage after completing their CTE studies with SCE…CLOTHING CLOSET EXPANSION – The Helping Hands Clothing Closet, under the direction of faculty member Tina McClurkin, has now relocated to Room 505B at the Anaheim Campus. An open house will take place on November 20…CITIZENSHIP FAIR – The sixth annual Citizenship Fair will take place on November 7 at the Anaheim Campus…ADULT EDUCATION BLOCK GRANT – The North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) for Adult Education was granted over $3 million to move forward with the implementation phase of the block grant. As a result, the NOCRC will implement the 2015-16 NOCRC regional comprehensive plan, rent office space for staff, and plan a collaborate program for seniors re-entering the workforce…SCHOLARSHIPS – The R2A Architecture Book Scholarship and Christine Terry Scholarship were recently awarded to SCE students. Recipient Ghobrial Ganet shared, “I am a proud SCE student and I always inform others about this wonderful school and its programs. I tell others about my hardships before attending SCE and always encourage them to follow their educational goals.”
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
VIOLET AYON – In honor of this being her last Board of Trustees meeting, many resource table members and Trustees thanked Executive Administrative Aide to the Chancellor and Recording Secretary to the Board of Trustees Violet Ayon for her 42 years of service to the District.
CATEGORICAL DOLLARS – District Management Association President Richard Fee discussed the challenges of programs suddenly seeing a lot of categorical dollars, and their confusion with how the money can and can’t be used.
PEOPLE ADMIN TRAINING – Several Resource Table Members—Adam Gottdank, Jolena Grande, and Tina Johanssen—thanked Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Irma Ramos and her team for the trainings on how hiring committees should use People Admin, our new online application software.
TASKFORCE RECOMMENDATIONS – Cypress College Academic Senate President Jolena Grande said that the group passed a resolution in favor of the California Chancellor’s Office Accreditation Taskforce recommendations in regards to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
STUDENT INPUT – Fullerton College Senate President Pete Snyder spoke about meeting with the Fullerton College Associated Students to discuss the accreditation process. He was pleased to announce that all of the campuses’ standards committees now have students on them.
CCA CONFERENCE – In addition to thanking Violet for her service, United Faculty President Tina Johanssen informed the Board that nine delegates from United Faculty were able to attend the recent Community College Association conference—a record number! Ratification Meetings – California School Employee Association (CSEA) President Rod Lusch updated the Board on the recent MOU’s reached with the District, including four new job descriptions and a change in the way fringe benefits are distributed. He also announced a series of ratification meetings.
ADJUNCT FACULTY ISSUES – Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson addressed several issues important to the group, including: plans to interview candidates for the Board of Trustees Area 3 opening, professional development, and the step increase application form.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
CYPRESS COLLEGE STUDENT ACTIVITIES – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on recent student activities, including: the opening night of “Avenue Q” at the theater, the forensics tournament, Diversity Awareness Week plans, Pumpkin Bash, and the “Let’s Talk” event.
FULLERTON COLLEGE STUDENT ACTIVITIES – Fullerton College Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino thanked Violet for giving him a sense of belonging in his current position. He also announced the college’s plans for a Dia De Los Muertos celebration this week.
HISPANIC EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND – Trustee Jaqueline Rodarte reported on her attendance at the Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) 22nd Annual Anniversary Dinner honoring exemplary leaders in the community.
ACCT LEADERSHIP CONGRESS – Board Vice President Barbara Dunsheath highlighted several takeaways from the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Leadership Congress, including: issues around financial debt for college students, UC transfer pathways and “The College Promise.”
MEASURE J OPEN FORUM – Board Secretary Molly McClanahan attended Fullerton College’s Measure J Open Forum and said that it was very well run and she enjoyed the comments from the students and community members. She also complimented Interim President Greg Schulz on his “masterful” management of the proceedings. Trustee Jeff Brown noted that top concerns seemed to be campus parking and the proposed football stadium.
KEY TO THE COUNTY – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen congratulated Fullerton College on their win against Santa Ana College of the 93rd annual “Key to the County” football game. Noting that this is the longest-running college football rivalry in the nation, Mr. Lahtinen revealed that the first game between the two schools occurred in 1916.
FRANK FELDHAUS – Trustee M. Tony Ontiveros informed the Board of Frank Feldhaus’ passing. Frank was a longtime Anaheim resident and former Anaheim City Council member.
The Board held a public hearing to receive comments from the public on the initial reopener proposals submitted by United Faculty (CCA/CTA/NEA) and the District. After providing the public with the opportunity to comment, the Board adopted the District’s initial proposal.
Finance & Facilities
ANAHEIM CAMPUS – The Board authorized entering into an agreement with R2A Architecture to provide design development, construction documents, DSA submittal and plan approval, bid support, construction support, and close-out services for the build out of the 7th and 10th floors of the Anaheim Campus. Prop 39 – Authorization was given to receive additional revenue within the Capital Outlay Fund for Prop 39 projects and adopt a resolution to adjust budgets and authorize expenditures within the Capital Outlay Fund.
CYPRESS COLLEGE – The Board adopted resolution No. 15/16-06, to Solicit Proposals from Qualified Vendors to Perform Recommended Service and Maintenance of the Co-Generation Plant Engine at Cypress College Without Competitive Bids.
PROGRESS REPORT – The Board received as information the North Orange County Community College District 2015 Progress Report on the District-wide Strategic Plan 2014-2017.
CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE – The Board authorized the request for the STEM Special Projects director and three student presenters to attend the SACNAS National Conference in Washington, DC.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Joan Daniels, Cypress College English Instructor, effective May 29, 2016; Sharon DeLeon, Fullerton College Early Childhood Education Instructor, effective June 30, 2016; Marilyn Ault, School of Continuing Education Administrative Assistant II, effective December 30, 2015; and Kathleen Coykendall, Fullerton College Bookstore Assistant, effective December 31, 2015.
PROMOTION – The Board approved the promotion of Jeanne Nguyen to Human Resources Specialist, effective January 4, 2016.
SECTION 125 PLAN – The Board authorized entering into an agreement with American Fidelity Assurance Company to provide administration of the Section 125 Plan for benefit eligible employees, as part the of the District Health and Welfare Benefits Plan.
All-MAIL BALLOT – The Board authorized the use of all-mail ballots for the February 9, 2016 special election to fill the vacancy in Trustee Area 3, in accordance with Elections Code section 4004.
VETERANS WEEK RESOLUTION – The Board adopted a resolution to honor the contributions of past and present members of the Armed Force in the state of California and in the North Orange County Community College District, and declared that the week of November 9-13, 2015 be observed as Veteran’s Appreciation Week.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 10, 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.
“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.