Comments from the Members of the Audience
VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER – Veterans Academic Counselor, Juan Garcia, Veteran Club President, Steven Vargas, and Veterans’ club member, Gary Tate all expressed their support for the proposed Cypress College Veterans Resource Center.
Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Cheryl A. Marshall
LEONARD LAHTINEN– Dr. Marshall invited everyone to attend the Tree Planting Ceremony to honor former Trustee Leonard Lahtinen on May 18, 1:30 p.m. at the Anaheim campus.
SCE ACCOLADES – Dr. Marshall congratulated SCE on their full six-year re-accreditation by WASC and on the selection of professor Barbara Bennett as Teacher of the Year by the Orange County Department of Education.
STEM PATHWAYS – Dr. Marshall gave an update on her attendance of the STEM Pathways Panel.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE - Dr. Simpson gave an update on the success Yom HaShoah Day of Remembrance event on April 26. The College also held a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the permanent Holocaust Survivors Gallery on May 3rd…RESTORATION PROJECT – The restoration of the Sergio Ocadiz Sculpture on the façade of the College Complex Building is now completed… RETIREMENT – The College celebrated the retirement of their Vice President Karen Cant on May 2 …EMPLOYEE LUAU – The College held its annual Luau to celebrate employee Years of Service awards and retirements on May 3 … ART COMPETITION– Dr. Simpson announced that he attended the Art Competition where winners won $125 scholarships.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, President
TEACHER OF THE YEAR – Dr. Schulz reported that Mathematics and Engineering professor Dr. Mareike Claassen was honored for being selected as the 2017 Fullerton College Teacher of the Year at a reception on April 25… KINDERCAMINATA – Dr. Schulz reported on the success of the KinderCaminata event and thanked the organizers… LOVE FULLERTON – Dr. Schulz reported on the Love Fullerton event which is an annual city-wide day of service… ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT – Dr. Schulz reported that Enrollment Management is top priority at Fullerton College and said he’d continue to report on how the College is working to address the issue.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Provost
ACCREDITATION STATUS – Ms. Purtell announced that SCE received full six-year accreditation status from WASC. The ACS WASC Commissioners determined that SCE met the accreditation criteria, and the school was granted a full six-year accreditation, with no mid-term visit…TEACHER OF THE YEAR – SCE’s full-time Disability Support Services faculty member Barbara Bennett was a recipient of the 2018 Orange County Teacher of the Year Award by the Orange County Department of Education… ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT– Ms. Purtell gave an update on how SCE is working on increasing enrollment management… NONCREDIT SUMMIT - SCE leaders were presenters of model noncredit practices at the Noncredit Summit sponsored by Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative on May 4. Participants learned the basics, challenges, and common practices of implementing and/or expanding a college’s noncredit programs… SCE ACTIVITIES– Ms. Purtell gave an update on all upcoming SCE events taking place including the SCE Scholarship Luncheon, Focus Groups, the SCE fashion show, and the Classified Staff Luncheon.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
NON-CREDIT SUMMIT– District Management Association President Olivia Veloz reported on the recent IEPI Non-Credit Summit entitled “Building Bridges and Programs: Developing and Sustaining a Culture of Noncredit.”
CONGRATULATIONS – SCE Senate President Adam Gottdank congratulated Karen Cant on her retirement and Barbara Bennett for her Teacher of the Year award. He also spoke of his support of the Cypress College Veterans Resource Center.
VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER – Cypress College Academic Senate President Bryan Seiling reported on his support of the Veterans Resource Center, gave an update on the hiring process, and reported that the Senate are working on selecting recipients of faculty awards. He also congratulated Karen Cant on her retirement on behalf of the Senate.
MISSION STATEMENT – Fullerton College Academic Senate President Pete Snyder congratulated Karen Cant on her retirement, and gave an update on how the College is working on their mission statement. He also reported there would be an IEPI visit on May 19th.
UNITED FACULTY ELECTIONS – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen reported on attending the CCA conference and reported that the winners were announced for the United Faculty elections.
VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER – CSEA President Rod Lusch and Adjunct Faculty United President Kent Stevenson expressed their support of the Veterans Resource Center and congratulated Karen Cant on her retirement.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS – Student Trustee Tanya Washington attended her last general assembly, and reported on attending the Institutional effectiveness partnership initiative. She also attended the Women in Leadership break out session. She also congratulated Karen Cant on her retirement.
NEW STUDENT TRUSTEE – Student Trustee Scott Begneski reported on the Associated Students election results, saying that Andrew Washington was selected as the campus’ next Student Trustee.
WOMEN IN POLITICS SYMPOSIUM – Trustee Stephen Blount congratulated the District on the recent Women in Politics Symposium. Board Vice President Jacqueline Rodarte thanked District Director of Public and Governmental Affairs Kai Stearns Moore for managing the event.
KAREN CANT – Trustee Ryan Bent and Board Secretary Jeff Brown had no reports, but both congratulated Karen Cant on her retirement.
CCLC CONFERENCE – Trustee Jacqueline Rodarte on her attendance at the CCLC annual conference for trustees during which she completed her “Excellence in Trusteeship” program.
HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE – Trustee Barbara Dunsheath reported on Cypress College’s Yom Ha-Shoah Holocaust Remembrance Event and her presentations at the CCLC conference including a session on Enrollment Management with Vice Chancellor’s Fred Williams and Cherry Li-Bugg.
AUDIT COMMITTEE – Board President Molly McClanahan explained that, along with Trustees Jeff Brown and Jacqueline Rodarte, she is on the Audit Committee and that they are currently accepting comments.
Finance and Facilities
PURCHASE ORDERS – It was recommended that the Board ratify purchase orders and checks. (THE PURCHASE ORDERS AND CHECKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW IN THE DISTRICT'S BUSINESS OFFICE.)
EDUCATION PROTECTION– The board authorized the request to use the Education Protection Account proceeds resulting from the passage of Proposition 30 to partially fun instructional salaries and benefits.
GENERAL FUND TRANSFERS– The Board authorized a request for the 2016-2017 General Fund transfers and adoption of the resolution showing the summary, pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, §58307. (THE RESOLUTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW IN THE DISTRICT'S BUSINESS OFFICE.)
QUARTERLY FINANCES – The Board reviewed the Quarterly Investment Report for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
BIDS AWARDED – The Board authorized to award Bid #2017-01, Student Transportation, to Transportation Charter Services and enter a five-year contract beginning July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2022. The Board authorized to award Bid #2017-05, Fullerton College Paving Repairs Parking Lots 4, 7, &8, to Ben’s Asphalt, Inc. The Board also authorized to award Bid #2017-06, Theatrical Lighting for Cypress College, to BCT Entertainment.
RENOVATION PROJECT – It was recommended that the Board adopt the proposed pre-qualification questionnaire and the related rating system for the prospective bidders on the Anaheim Campus 7th and 10th Floor Renovation Project.
MEASURE J – The Board authorized the request that the consultant agreement to provide environmental planning and consulting services for environmental review of projects planned during the first 10 years of the Measure J Bond with Dudek be amended to increase the contract amount and extend the term of the agreement retroactively from February 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.
SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES – The Board authorized the request for the subscription service to continue the use of the StudentVerification.com system.
CONTRACT RENEWAL – The Board authorized the request to renew the contract with California Open Air Markets for one five-year term beginning January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2022, including contract language addressing the cost of any potential extraordinary Cypress police services that may result from activities related to the swap meet, and an annual external audit which coincides with the NOCCCD fiscal year.
NETWORK REFRESH – The Board authorized the request to proceed with the Design Phase of the Network Refresh Project using the key recommendations from the Network Assessment Phase as a basis.
MASTER PLAN – It was recommended that the Board receive, as information, the 2016-26 Cypress College Educational Master Plan.
CAREER ACCESS PATHWAYS– It was recommended that the Board ratify the 2016-17 NOCCCD and Anaheim Union High School District College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Dual Enrollment Partnership Agreement.
CYPRESS CURRICULUM – It was recommended that the Board approve the summary of curriculum changes for Cypress College, to be effective Fall 2017.
NEW REVENUE – The Board authorized the request to accept new revenue from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in the amount of $15,000 for Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program marketing.
FULLERTON ACCREDITATION – It was recommended that the Board receive, as information, the second draft of the Fullerton College 2017 Accreditation Self-Evaluation Report.
FULLERTON CURRICULUM – It was recommended that the Board approve the summary of curriculum changes for Fullerton College, to be effective Fall 2017.
STUDY ABROAD – Authorized the request to enter into a travel agreement with AIFS for the Cypress College and Fullerton College 2018 Spring Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy.
ACTION PLAN – It was recommended that the Board approve the School of Continuing Education’s revised Action Plan.
DUAL ENROLLMENT – It was recommended that the Board receive, as information, Version 2 of the draft template of the NOCCCD CCAP Dual Enrollment Partnership Agreement.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Anthony Lee, Anaheim Campus IT Technician, effective August 5; Robert Morison, Fullerton College Instructional Technology Services Manager, effective July 1; Hoang Nguyen, Cypress College Facilities Custodian I, effective July 15; and Shirlee Pledger, Fullerton College Speech Instructor, effective May 29.
PROMOTIONS– The Board approved the promotion of Rachel Roschel to the Fullerton College Administrative Assistant III, effective May 10.
BOARD ASSESSMENT – It was recommended that the Board receive and review the 2017 Board Assessment Summaries.
BOARD COMPENSATION – It was recommended that the Board consider whether an increase to Board Members’ compensation is desirable at this time.
BOARD POLICIES – It was recommended that the Board re-adopt Board Policy 2015, Student Members and re-adopt Board Policy 6320, Investments.
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 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.