Comments from Members of the Audience
Stan Kohlenberger, Fullerton Community Band Member, addressed the Board to share his thoughts on the band’s longstanding use of the Fullerton College band room, recent access, and the impact on the 70+ member band.
Nick Fuscardo, Fullerton College Instructor, stated that the Fullerton College football team will play for the Southern California championship on November 26. He also congratulated Bob Simpson on his retirement, and thanked Trustees Leonard Lahtinen and M. Tony Ontiveros for their service to the District.
Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Cheryl A. Marshall
RETIREE RECOGNITION – Maria Cox, Fullerton College Clerical Assistant II; Carol Harvey, Cypress College Nursing Instructor; and Catherine San Roman, Cypress College Administrative Assistant III, were recognized for their years of service to the District.
CYPRESS COLLEGE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – A certificate of commendation was presented to Carol Harvey for receiving the Charger Award.
CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION – Chelsea Salisbury, SCE Marketing & Outreach Assistant, was presented with a certificate of commendation for being named the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 6 Rising Star.
HONOR RETIRING BOARD MEMBERS – Upon their retirement, Trustees Leonard Lahtinen and M. Tony Ontiveros were honored for their years of service to the District and presented gifts of appreciation. Each trustee highlighted various moments of their tenure, acknowledged their successors, and thanked the faculty, staff, and fellow Board members for working together in the best interest of the District.
FULLERTON COLLEGE ANNUAL REPORT AND INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS REPORT – Fullerton College President Greg Schulz presented the College’s annual report and institutional effectiveness report. Highlights of the presentation included: course success rates; efforts to close the achievement gap; associate degrees, transfer degrees, and certificates offered and awarded; community connections; Student Success Score Card data; accreditation information; and a video montage titled “The Fullerton College Experience.”
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
Dr. Simpson also recognized the service of Trustees Lahtinen and Ontiveros, and reported on the November 23 campus open forum being held to address concerns related to the aftermath of the presidential election. He also invited everyone to attend the Cypress College President’s Holiday Reception on December 8 beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
Dr. Schulz shared that approximately 100 people attended the College’s Environmental Impact Report Scoping Forum, and shared that a post-election discussion was held and moderated by three professors from the Social Science division in addition to discussions hosted by the Ethnic Studies Department, and a President’s Open Forum. He also wished a happy Thanksgiving to all.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
Ms. Purtell thanked Trustees Lahtinen and Ontiveros for their support and role in shaping SCE. She also reported on the post-election educational access workshops that will be held on November 28, designed to assure students of SCE’s commitment to equal access and dedication to non-discrimination, and invited the Board and resource table personnel to SCE’s annual holiday event on November 29 at 3:00 p.m.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
Members of the Resource Table (Olivia Veloz, Adam Gottdank, Bryan Seiling, Pete Snyder, Tina Johannsen, Rod Lusch, and Kent Stevenson) echoed one another’s sentiments in praising Trustees Leonard Lahtinen and M. Tony Ontiveros for their service, support, and bold leadership.
Olivia Veloz thanked Dr. Marshall and the campus CEOs for their letters of support to students in the election aftermath and also reported on the distribution of $500 DMA scholarships to each campus.
Adam Gottdank shared that work continues on the SCE accreditation Self Study which will include the addition of an integrated planning model, and the upcoming Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) presentation at the California Transition Alliance Conference.
Bryan Seiling thanked Deborah Ludford for speaking to the Cypress College Academic Senate on the District’s technology structure, and Bob Simpson for organizing the open forum which helped faculty and staff heal.
Pete Snyder reported that Fullerton College is preparing for its February Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) visit, and that Fullerton College is one win away from hosting the State football championship game.
Tina Johannsen stated that United Faculty is supportive of creating a Cypress College food bank, and her planned attendance at the California Teachers Association (CTA) Issues Conference in January.
Rod Lusch reported on his attendance at the CCLC Annual Convention. He also noted that CSEA passed a resolution in support of a Cypress College food bank, and that he was re-elected as CSEA Chapter #167 President.
Kent Stevenson reported on Adjunct Faculty United negotiation committee meetings and plans to distribute a survey to their membership.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
Student Trustee Tanya Washington expressed her gratitude to Trustees Lahtinen and Ontiveros for always valuing student input, and also to Bob Simpson and Bryan Seiling for their role in the Cypress College open forum.
Student Trustee Scott Begneski thanked Trustees Lahtinen and Ontiveros for their service, and stated that he learned a lot from both. He also highlighted the Sociology Club, Veterans Club, and MEChA’s holiday efforts to help those in need.
Trustee Stephen T. Blount also commended Trustees Lahtinen and Ontiveros, and reported on his attendance at several CCLC Annual Convention sessions.
Trustee M. Tony Ontiveros thanked everyone for their thoughtful comments, and stated that while he will miss everyone, he will be glad to have his Tuesdays back.
Trustee Molly McClanahan also reported on the sessions she attended during the CCLC Annual Convention, including “Technology and New Learning Models: Implications for Future Learning Spaces” presented by Vice Chancellor Li-Bugg.
Trustee Jeffrey P. Brown stated that for over 14 years on the Board he has benefited from the passion, wisdom, and knowledge of Trustees Leonard Lahtinen and M. Tony Ontiveros, and for that, he is in their debt.
He also reported on his attendance at the Fullerton College Environmental Impact Report (EIR) forum where Sherbeck Field was the major topic of discussion. While the College’s educational needs and objectives have been shared with the public, he urged staff to do a better job of sharing the rationale on how decisions are being made and what’s being considered before the final design recommendation is presented to the Board for approval.
Trustee Barbara Dunsheath read the following statement regarding the presidential election and uncertainty of the future, and themes from the recent CCLC Annual Convention:
“The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” NOCCCD stands firm as a beacon of hope and opportunity for every student. We are committed to our Vision: “Our diverse learners will be prepared to shape their future and become engaged in our democracy.”
Our core values include respect and inclusiveness. The District remains committed to the diverse backgrounds and beliefs of our students, faculty, staff and community including our dreamers. These values shall persevere. I concur with Timothy White, Chancellor of the California State University system: “We want people to know that they will be welcome here if they lack documentation or not. The concern that has arisen with respect to many of our students and their families is real and has become debilitating, and I want our students to know—and I want our faculty and staff and communities to know—that we support these students, that we understand the times we’re in, but we’re going to be there to support them and help them succeed, whatever comes our way.”
As Dr. Marshall noted in her memo:
• Our students are safe on our campuses. We need to ensure that our colleges remain a respite in these uncertain times for all 90,000 plus students we serve.
• Support our students psychologically and emotionally.
• Take comfort in the state’s support of education.
• Be role models of respectful behavior
We have a duty to our students and community to shape civil discourse.
• We stand with The Modern Language Association, who released a statement on Monday that “the humanities and humanistic knowledge are now more essential than ever.”
• We recognize the importance of promoting Civic Engagement as an agent for social change.
• We recognize the reality of the 21st century to be Global Citizens that respects the diversity of humanity, shares knowledge, tolerates differing opinions, acknowledges the complexity of life and the inevitability of change.
Our work in this district and for our students and community is more important now than ever before. I remain optimistic and committed to the vision, values, and service of this district. Let me end with a quote about beginnings, “The most sacred place dwells within our heart, where dreams are born and secrets sleep, a mystical refuge of darkness and light, fear and conquest, adventure and discovery, challenge and transformation. Our heart speaks for our soul every moment while we are alive. Listen...as the whispering beat repeats: be...gin, be...gin, be...gin. It's really that simple. Just begin... again.”
Finance and Facilities
SURPLUS – The Board authorized the declared list of surplus items and for the Liquidation Company to conduct an auction for the sale of the items.
ANAHEIM CAMPUS – The Board authorized amending the 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, and extend the term from December 30, 2016 through June 30, 2018.
CONTRACT AMENDMENT – Authorization was given to amend and increase the contract with McMurray Stern.
APPROVAL CORRECTION - Authorization was given to correct the Board approval for the service contract with ARC Document Solutions to increase the initial annual fee amount. All other terms of the service contract previously approved on October 11, 2016, shall remain the same.
RESOLUTION ADOPTIONS – The Board adopted resolutions to approve the purchase of a custom computer numerical control (CNC) automotive equipment manufactured by T&S Machine and Tools, Inc., and to approve the contract to rehabilitate, remediate and restore the Sergio O’Cadiz façade sculpture at Cypress College without competitive bids.
COMPUTER PURCHASE – Approval was given for the Desktop Computer Equipment purchase for Fullerton College using the State of California, WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Program Contract.
BUSINESS CONTINUITY/DISASTER RECOVERY SYSTEM – The Board also approved the acquisition of the necessary hardware, software, licensing, implementation and relocation services, and support to complete the implementation of the Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery system using the State of California, WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Program Contract.
CCAP DUAL ENROLLMENT PARTNERSHIP – The Board ratified the 2016-17 NOCCCD and Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Dual Enrollment Partnership Agreement.
SCE SELF-STUDY – The Board received as an information item the draft of the School of Continuing Education 2017 Institutional Self-Study for Reaffirmation of Accreditation.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Dean Day, SCE DSPS Instructor, effective July 1, 2017; and David Gibson, Cypress College Facilities Custodian II, effective December 1, 2016.
ADFAC AGREEMENTS – The Board received initial proposal for a successor agreement between the District and Adjunct Faculty United, as submitted by the District and Adjunct Faculty United, and set a public hearing on the proposal for December 10, 2016.
ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING – The Board established December 13, 2016 as the date of the Board’s Organizational Meeting, and to so inform the County Superintendent.
TRUSTEE ABSENCE – The Board adopted a resolution verifying Trustee M. Tony Ontiveros’ absence on November 8 was due to hardship.
BOARD MEMBER EMERITUS – The Board honored Trustees Leonard Lahtinen and M. Tony Ontiveros, and adopted resolutions bestowing the distinction of Board Member Emeriti.
The Organizational meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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