Comments from Members of the Audience
SEM BUILDING – Robin De Roo, Cypress College Chemistry Instructor, shared that the current Science, Engineering, and Mathematics building (SEM) is inadequate and that a new building is greatly needed.
In addition, Cypress College Dean Richard Fee, Astronomy Instructor Michael Frey, and student Junior Rodriguez, all expressed their support for a new SEM building.
Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Cheryl A. Marshall
RETIREE RECOGNITION – Teresa Santana, Fullerton College Administrative Assistant II, was recognized for her 39 years of service to the District.
FALL KICKOFF – Dr. Marshall thanked Cypress College and Fullerton College for their wonderful Opening Day and Convocation programs. She also was honored to be a part of Dr. Greg Schulz’s Investiture.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
NEW PARKING SYSTEM – The College is now using a new parking permit system that utilizes license plates for identification rather than stickers or parking hangars…OPENING DAY – Friday’s welcome back event was a celebration staged with a political convention theme. Everyone enjoyed the “roll call” of each division, Chancellor Marshall and Board President Barbara Dunsheath’s welcome remarks, and the celebratory balloon drop…APPRECIATION FROM THE CITY – Cypress City Council members acknowledged Cypress College, SCE, and District staff along with the Cypress police department, for their efforts in finding a missing SCE student…50th ANNIVERSARY – The College will kick-off its 50th anniversary with a special event on September 12.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
FALL SEMESTER – Fall enrollment continues to grow, with an unduplicated headcount of 25,034, compared to 24,986 this time last year. Information booths are stationed throughout the campus to assist new students…CHANCELLOR'S VISIT – Dr. Schulz thanked Dr. Marshall for touring the campus earlier today and visiting with students and staff…FALL CONVOCATION AND INVESTITURE – It was a packed house in the campus theatre for Friday’s Convocation. An accreditation update and video parody of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” along with welcome remarks from Dr. Marshall and Dr. Dunsheath were enjoyed by all. Following Convocation, Dr. Schulz’s Investiture took place. He expressed his sincere thanks to all involved in the planning, and to all who attended and participated in the event…ATHLETICS – The annual Key to the County game with Santa Ana College will take place on September 3, at Santa Ana.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
MANAGEMENT RETREAT – The SCE Management Team gathered for their annual retreat on July 28 to collaborate on strategic planning and training…OPENING DAY – SCE’s Opening Day will take place on September 9 at 8 a.m., at the Anaheim Campus…STATEWIDE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE – Ms. Purtell will serve on the System Advisory Committee on Curriculum, at the request of the Association of Community and Continuing Education…STOPPED OUT STUDENTS – Postcards will be mailed to nearly 1,100 students who stopped out of the High School Diploma Program over the last 18 months, and are just a few credits short of completion…ADVOCACY PRIORITIES – The Association of Community and Continuing Education (ACCE) 2016-17 noncredit advocacy priorities include CCCApply implementation, the full-time faculty obligation number, and the satisfactory progress indicator.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
MANAGEMENT APPRECIATION – Olivia Veloz, District Management Association (DMA) President, thanked Chancellor Marshall and various members of the District-wide administration team for attending recent Cypress College, Fullerton College, and SCE events.
OPENING DAY – Brian Seiling, Cypress College Academic Senate President, thanked Dr. Marshall and Dr. Dunsheath for their remarks at the College’s Opening Day, and thanked Dr. Simpson for his leadership in the Opening Day program. An academic senate meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, and the executive board decided to split up the SLO coordinator duties. With the help of Jolena Grande, strides are being made to develop a Workforce Committee.
CONVOCATION – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Pete Snyder echoed congratulatory sentiments to Dr. Schulz and appreciated being a part of both the Convocation and Investiture events. He informed the Board that the Faculty Senate meets next week.
RETREAT – Tina Johannsen shared that the United Faculty Board had a great and productive retreat, and that she is looking forward to the upcoming academic year.
PARTICIPATION – CSEA President Rod Lusch and Ms. Johannsen thanked Dr. Simpson for allowing them to speak on behalf of their constituencies at Opening Day.
SALARY NEGOTIATIONS – Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson informed that Board that salary negotiations have reopened. He also shared that AdFac is in the process of interviewing all of the Board of Trustee candidates.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
TRUSTEE CONFERENCE – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington shared that she recently attended the Student Trustees Workshop, hosted by the Community College League of California (CCLC). She also thanked Cypress College for a great Opening Day, and Fullerton College for asking her to participate in Dr. Schulz’s investiture.
GOING PAPERLESS – Fullerton College Student Trustee Scott Begneski informed everyone that student planners are now being distributed on USB drives. He also shared that Dr. Schulz’s Investiture was an inspiring event, and that he was honored to be a part of it.
INVESTITURE – Trustee Stephen T. Blount also enjoyed his first Investiture ceremony with the District and shared that after hearing Dr. Dunsheath’s remarks on the book Grit, he immediately purchased it and encouraged others to do the same.
TRUSTEE ELECTIONS – Trustee M. Tony Ontiveros announced that he is not running for re-election in November. He shared that there are two candidates vying for his spot, and that Trustees Jacqueline Rodarte and Molly McClanahan are running unopposed. Trustee Leonard Lahtinen informed the Board that three candidates are running for his seat.
Opening Exhibit – Board Vice President Molly McClanahan shared that the Fullerton Museum Center’s opening reception for its exhibit, “California: The Center of the Universe” will take place on September 3. She also thanked Dr. Marshall for her presentation at the colleges’ Opening Day events, and that she had a wonderful time at Dr. Schulz’s Investiture.
CHAMBER MIXER – Trustee Lahtinen thanked Fullerton College and the Foundation for hosting the recent North Orange County Chamber of Commerce mixer.
APPOINTMENT – Board President Dr. Dunsheath informed the Board that she was appointed to CCLC’s Advisory Committee on Educational Services, and is a member of Monterey Peninsula College’s accreditation team. She also encouraged everyone to visit the League of Women Voters’ website for their statement on public higher education. In addition, she shared that The Chronicle’s latest almanac shows that California leads the nation in offering the highest faculty salaries.
Finance and Facilities
REPORTS – The Board reviewed and received the District’s Quarterly Financial Status Report and the Quarterly Investment Report, both for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.
AGREEMENTS – Authorization was given to enter into a consulting agreement with Cambridge West LLC with the option to renew for an additional year; and with Meyers Fozi LLP to assist the District in matters related to multiple claims and lawsuits involving Class 44 and 45 of the Fullerton College Police Academy.
SURPLUS – The Board authorized the list of items for surplus, and for the Liquidation Company to conduct an auction for the sale of the items. Proceeds collected will be split between the District (55%) and the auction company (45%).
CYPRESS COLLEGE PROJECTS – The Board authorized the following: to increase the projected cost of the new Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SEM) Building due to the escalation of rates within the construction industry and increase the gross square feet of the building; and enter into an architectural consultant agreement with LPA, Inc. plus reimbursable expenses for the Schematic Design phase through Project completion/close-out for the SEM project, with LEED certification as an option to be included in the agreement if approved by the Board. The Board also authorized an architectural services agreement for the renovation of the existing baseball field and supporting structures, and an agreement with the City of Cypress to provide periodic irrigation meter readings which will proportionally reduce the charges to the College for sewer fees.
BLACKBOARD – The licensing agreement with Blackboard Inc. for Fullerton College was renewed for a two-year period beginning July 1, 2016.
FIRST CLASS VENDING – Authorization was given to enter into a contract with First Class Vending to provide vending services to Fullerton College through June 30, 2021, at no cost to the campus.
FEASIBILITY STUDY – The agreement with Flewelling & Moody Associates, Inc. to develop a Feasibility Study for the construction of the Maintenance and Operations facility at Fullerton College was amended and the term extended, at no additional cost to the District.
DUAL ENROLLMENT – The Board ratified the 2016-17 NOCCCD and Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Dual Enrollment Partnership Agreement.
STAFF DEVELOPMENT – Authorization was given for Fullerton College to expend $125,000 from college funds for its 2016-17 Staff Development Program.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Carol Harvey, Cypress College Nursing Instructor, effective December 12; Virginia Sanchez, Fullerton College EOPS Counselor, effective November 1; Olga Guza, SCE Administrative Assistant I, effective July 29; Kevin Luckey, Cypress College Groundskeeper, effective August 6; Lourdes Oropeza, Fullerton College Financial Aid Technician, effective September 10; and Catherine San Roman, Cypress College Administrative Assistant III, effective December 31.
PROMOTIONS – The Board approved the promotion of Vivian Giang to SCE IT Coordinator I, effective August 10; and Cynthia Sands to Fullerton College Administrative Assistant III, effective August 24.
NOCRC DESIGNEE – School of Continuing Education Interim Provost Valentina Purtell was appointed as NOCCCD’s designee for the North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) for the 2016-17 academic year.
LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE – Wayne Wedin was appointed at the District’s community representative on the Orange County Community Colleges Legislative Task Force for the 2016-17 year.
CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT – The Board appointed six individuals representing various organizations to serve for a term of two years, for a maximum of three consecutive terms, without compensation, on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for NOCCCD’s bond projects.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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