Comments from Members of the Audience
The father of a Fullerton College student addressed the Board and asked for a meeting with the College President.
Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
SEATING OF NEW STUDENT TRUSTEES – Board President Dr. Barbara Dunsheath administered the Oath of Office to Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington and Fullerton College Student Trustee Scott Begneski.
FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF – Mr. Williams informed the Board of an email he sent to all-staff, asking that flags be flown at half-staff through June 16, in support of the LGBTQ community and to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting.
ACCT COMMITTEE NOMINATION – Mr. Williams reported that Dr. Dunsheath is interested in serving on the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Member Communications and Education Committee. With the support of the Board, a letter of nomination will be drafted.
CCLC SERVICE AWARD – Mr. Williams presented Board Vice President Molly McClanahan with the Community College League of California’s (CCLC) “Fulfilling the Trust” award, for her 20 years of service as a Trustee.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
COMMENCEMENT – Over 400 students participated in this year’s commencement ceremony, an all-time College record…“GOING GREEN” CAMPAIGN – Over the last five years, the College has engaged in a “Going Green” campaign to reduce energy and water consumption, reduce waste, and increase recycling efforts. A new system of water delivery lines and a new centrally-controlled water management software system has been installed, that will reduce water consumption by as much as 30-40 percent. Because of this, the College will receive a $30,000 rebate from the Orange County Municipal Water District.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
COMMENCEMENT – 677 students participated in the May 28 Commencement ceremony, and over 2,429 degrees were awarded to the 2015-16 graduating class…STUDENT TRANSFER DEGREES – The College was recently awarded a statewide commendation for increasing the number of students earning an associate degree for transfer (ADT) during the 2014-15 academic year…ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES – Dr. Savannah Jones, Interim Vice President of Student Services; and Dr. Richard Storti, Vice President of Administrative Services, are both completing their last month of service at the College. To thank them for their many contributions, campus receptions will be held on June 15 and June 29, respectively… MASTER PLAN UPDATE – A presentation on the College’s Facilities Master Plan update will be given at the June 28 Board meeting…NEW VP – Dr. Gilbert Contreras was introduced as the new Vice President of Student Services.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
GRADUATION – More than 450 candidates completed all graduation requirements for high school diploma and career technical education certificates, including the first cohort of the Funeral Service Assistant Certificate Program…STUDENT SUCCESS EVENT – SCE’s annual Student Success event will take place this Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m. at the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton…NAME ANALYSIS PROJECT – Nine focus groups have been held with various constituent groups regarding the name analysis project. A report that includes the online survey results and focus group data will be delivered within the next month. A second survey will also be distributed shortly…EQUITY PROJECTS – A series of marketing and outreach activities, including short documentary-style videos, are being produced with the goal of reaching underrepresented student groups. The videos will be used for outreach and orientation purposes.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
END-OF-YEAR BREAKFAST – Raine Hambly, District Management Association (DMA) representative, shared that their end-of-the-year breakfast was a success. She also thanked Human Resources for working with DMA leadership to reach a Tentative Agreement.
ELECTIONS – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank informed the Board that Senate elections were recently held, and that he was re-elected to serve as President. He thanked Human Resources staff for attending a recent meeting to share the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan and to ask for feedback on the PeopleAdmin software. Additionally, Mr. Gottdank shared that he has heard from adjunct faculty regarding their District-wide needs.
BACCALAUREATE DEGREE – Cypress College Academic Senate Outgoing President Jolena Grande announced that Bryan Seiling will serve as the 2016-17 Academic Senate President. She also shared her recent involvement in the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) preliminary open session meeting, where they adopted accreditation policies regarding baccalaureate degrees. There is a misalignment on faculty minimum qualifications between the State Chancellor’s Office and ACCJC, but the policies can still be revised.
ADMINISTRATORS OF THE YEAR – Pete Snyder, Fullerton College Academic Senate President, shared how wonderful this year’s Commencement ceremony was, and thanked Dr. Savannah Jones for her remarkable work in making a positive impact in students’ lives during her tenure at the College. He announced that Dr. Jones and Vanessa Miller, Director of Student Health, were named Co-Administrators of the Year by the Faculty Senate. He also thanked Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Irma Ramos and her staff for meeting with faculty and soliciting feedback on the PeopleAdmin software.
VOTING – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen informed the Board that Agreements have been disseminated, and that voting will continue through this Friday.
NEGOTIATIONS – Rod Lusch, Classified School Employees Association #167 President, shared that he felt negotiations went well, and was appreciate of the collaborative efforts from both sides.
ADJUNCT FACULTY – Tonya Cobb, representing Adjunct Faculty United, commended the Board for their support of adjunct faculty.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
NEW TERM – Cypress College Student Trustee Tanya Washington and Fullerton College Student Trustee Scott Begneski both shared that they are excited to serve on the Board of Trustees. In addition, Ms. Washington informed the Board of a recent geology fieldtrip, and that she has created a Facebook page to connect with fellow students and share information.
PERSONAL LIBRARY – Trustee Stephen Blount thanked Student Trustee Begneski for his military service. He thanked Cypress College for their extraordinary commencement ceremony, and shared that he is reviewing his personal library collection of journals and publications related to education.
FLAG DAY CEREMONY – Vice President Molly McClanahan thanked SCE and the Work Independence Self Advocacy Education (W.I.S.E.) students for a heartwarming Flag Day celebration.
COMMENCEMENTS – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen was thankful to be a part of two historic commencements this year—with the permanent lettering on the Cypress campanile, and Fullerton’s commencement taking place on Sherbeck Field.
BACCALAUREATE QUESTIONS – As a follow-up to Ms. Grande’s report, Trustee Jeffrey Brown asked if further information could be provided on the upper division curriculum for the baccalaureate degree.
ACCJC – Board President Dunsheath announced that NOCCCD Chancellor Emeritus Ned Doffoney is a new member-at-large of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). She encouraged Board members to attend the upcoming “Facilities Drive-in” seminar this month hosted by CCLC. She also shared that Carol Harvey wrote a thoughtful and thankful letter to the Board for their invitation to attend their May meeting in recognition of receiving the Cypress College Charger Award.
Finance and Facilities
TRANSFERS – The Board adopted a resolution authorizing the County Superintendent of Schools to make any necessary transfers between contingencies and expenditure classifications.
INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIPS – Authorization was given for Institutional Memberships exceeding $1,000 for the 2016-17 school year.
FIVE-YEAR CONSTRUCTION PLAN – The Board approved the District’s 2018/19-2022/23 Five-Year Construction Plan and approved the submittal of four initial project proposals.
CURRICULUM – The Board approved the summary of curriculum changes for Cypress College, to be effective fall 2016 and fall 2016; and the summary of curriculum changes for Fullerton College, to be effective fall 2016.
GENERAL FUND ADJUSTMENTS – Authorization was given to make adjustments to General Fund revenue and expenditure budgets in accordance with the revised fiscal year 2015-16 allocations.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Robert Smitson, Fullerton College Administration of Justice Instructor, effective June 2, 2016; Janet Winckler, Cypress College Nursing Instructor, effective May 31, 2016; Linda Aponte, Fullerton College Administrative Assistant II, effective July 5, 2016; and Teresa Santana, Fullerton College Administrative Assistant II, effective July 30, 2016.
PROMOTION – The Board approved the promotion of Lizeth Valencia to Anaheim Campus Human Resources Coordinator, effective June 15, 2016.
SALARY AGREEMENTS – The Board approved the salary agreements between the Confidential Employees Group and the District; District Management Association and the District; and CSEA Chapter #167 and the District, for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 fiscal years, inclusive of all terms and conditions specified in the written Agreements.
SALARY SCHEDULE – The Board approved an adjustment to the Executive Officers Salary Schedule for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 fiscal years.
EEO PLAN – The North Orange County Community College District Equal Opportunity Plan for the 2016/17-2019/20 fiscal years was adopted by the Board.
BOARD POLICY – The Board received proposed, revised Board Policy 4250, Probation, Dismissal, and Readmission, for a first reading.
The Board adjourned the meeting in memory of Michele Dugan, Cypress College retired EOPS Student Services Specialist; and Amin David, legendary Orange County Latino-rights activist.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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