Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
HONORED RETIREE – Paul McKinley, Fullerton College Director of Disabled Student Services and the Veterans Center, was recognized for his 15 years of service.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Cypress College – Dr. Bob Simpson, President
FALL ENROLLMENT – Fall enrollment is currently at 94% capacity with an unduplicated headcount of 16,566… AUTOMOTIVE TECH SCHOLARSHIPS – Cypress College Automotive Technology students received 26 of the 42 scholarships awarded nationwide, by the California New Dealers Association… OFFICE HOURS – A President’s Office Hour will take place on Thursday, as done previously, for students, faculty and staff to share information and address any concerns…FACILITIES PROJECTS – Measure J project planning is moving forward, along with additional capital projects throughout the campus… FINE ARTS – Avenue Q will open in the Campus Theater on October 16 and the Artists on Edge art exhibit begins on September 8... ATHLETICS – Women’s soccer is undefeated 4-0, Women’s Volleyball earned third place in the LA Pierce Tournament, and the Women’s Water Polo team hosted the Cypress Charger Invitation over the weekend… #3 – Cypress College was #3 on Edsmart’s Top 10 community colleges in the greater Los Angeles area…SUMMER BOOST – Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay and Dr. Paul DeDios shared a brief overview of the success of the college’ s Summer Boost Program.
Fullerton College – Dr. Greg Schulz, Interim President
FALL ENROLLMENT – Fall enrollment is currently at 94% capacity with an unduplicated headcount of 25,254…CELEBRATION OF LIFE – More than 600 alumni, family and friends attended Coach Hal Sherbeck’s Celebration of Life event and s culpture unveiling…PRESIDENT'S OFFICE HOUR – The first President’s Office Hour took place on September 2, with nearly 20 students in attendance… FOOD BANK – The Chris Lamm and Toni DuBois -Walker Memorial Food Bank reopene d today for the fall semester. To volunteer or make a donation, email firstname.lastname@example.org... FACILITIES PROJECTS – A variety of Physical Education facilities repairs and upgrades are now complete. An upcoming project include s mapping the underground uti lities prior to Measure J construction … COMMUNITY EVENTS – College representatives plan to attend the Brea Mayor’s Annual State of the City this week, and participate in the September 26 Fullerton Founder’s Day Parade and Fair. President Schulz and his family will be in the parade, along with the Hornet Football Team, Dance Team, and mascot Buzzy… ART EXHIBIT – Works from the college’s permanent collection are on display in the Art Gallery through October 7… ATHLETICS – Football, and Men’s and Women’s Soccer seasons began last week.
School of Continuing Education – Valentina Purtell, Interim Provost
OPENING DAY – SCE’s Opening Day will take place on September 11 at the Anaheim Campus with a focus on putting students first through mindfulness and connectedness… RESEARCH – A recent research study tracked the number of SCE students transitioning to Cypress College and Fullerton College, and their ethnic composition...OC WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT – Jesse Crete, North Orange County Consortium for Adult Education Manager, was invited to participate in three Orange County based workforce development leadership councils: Orange County Workforce Development Coordination Council, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Transition Leadership Council, and the Orange County Labor Market Data Task Force… OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – Disability Support Services’ (DSS) Workability III program, under the direction of Alexander Benavidez, will receive the Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award from the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). The award is presented to organizations that make a significant impact in improving the quality of life of individuals with disabilities.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
CHANCELLOR VISIT – District Management Association President Richard Fee thanked Interim Chancellor Fred Williams for visiting with the group at their breakfast meeting. Dr. Fee said that it was a wonderful conversation and that Chancellor Williams answered numerous questions.
SCE ITEMS – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank reported on several items, including: the addition of four new full -time faculty members, the October 9 kickoff for WASC accreditation, and the Senate’s supportive position of the scheduled Midterm Master Plan Review.
SENATE FUNDAMENTALS – Cypress College Academic Senate President Jolen a Grande reported that the Senate held their first meeting and discussed fundamentals such as the Brown Act, Robert’s Rules of Order, and the Ten Plus One requirements.
FULLERTON ITEMS – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Pete Snyder updated the Board on recent campus happenings, including: Dr. Sam Foster being chosen as a representative on the Chancellor search committee, Commencement now being held on May 28 at the Hal Sherbeck Field, and the “Quadchella” music festival being planned by Associated Students.
UF NEWSLETTER – United Faculty President Tina Johannsen stated that the group will soon publish a monthly newsletter.
FRINGE BENEFITS – California School Employees Association President Rod Lusch reported on the recent fringe benefit negotiations.
ADJUNCT FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Adjunct Faculty United Co-President Natasha Bauman said that an exploratory committee has been put together to look into establishing a professional development program for adjunct faculty.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
CYPRESS COLLEGE WELCOME BACK – Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on the college’s very successful Welcome Back event, which over 400 students attended.
QUADCHELLA – Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino invited the group to Fullerton Colleg e’s inaugural “Quadchella” event, which will feature music and student services resource tables.
RETIREE BOARD – trustee Jaqueline Rodarte updated the Board on her attendance at the Retiree Board meeting.
CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE REPORTS – Board Vice President Barbara Dunsheath referenced two recent California Community College Chancellor’s Office reports dealing with career readiness and accreditation.
FULLERTON ART COLLECTION – Secretary Molly McClanahan urged everyone to visit the new Fullerton College Art Gallery show: “Selections from the Fullerton Art Collection.”
POTENTIAL SPECIAL ELECTION – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen greeted provisional Board of Trustees appointee Daniel Billings, who was in attendance at the meeting, and expressed concern over the news that a candidate who had received no votes from the Board is gathering signatures to hold a special election. Mr. Lahtinen stated that a special election could cost the District well over $200,000—a needless expense given that the seat would be up for general election in 2016 anyway.
LA TIMES ARTICLE – Trustee Jeff Brown spoke about a recent Los Angeles Times article profiling how colleges and universities are using data to identify students who are not graduating due to an unfulfilled foreign language requirement. He suggested that community colleges are an affordable option for students who need to take a foreign language.
A public hearing was held on the proposed 2015-16 District Budget. Rodrigo Garcia, District Director of Fiscal Affair s, provided a summary of the budget as it relates to the District’ s Strategic Directions. The on- going unrestricted revenue equals $185,503,080, and on-going unrestricted expenditures total $185,763,234. Mr. Garcia also addressed outstanding issues, including the PERS and STRS rate increases, Prop. 30 sunset, retiree benefits annual required contribution (ARC), and pension reform and healthcare matters. After discussion, the Board adopted the 2015- 16 Proposed Budget, approved the Gann Appropriation Limit, and adopted a resolution to certify the approval of entering into agreements and any amendments with the California Department of Education.
Finance & Facilities
GEOTECHNICAL FIRMS – The Board authorized a request to include Geotechnical Solutions, Inc. in the pool of geotechnical firms to provide geotechnical services for District-wide projects.
REJECTION OF BIDS – The Board rejected all bids for the Cypress College soccer field leveling project, and authorized the District Director of Purchasing to rebid the project at a later time.
AGREEMENT AMENDMENT – The Board amended the agreement with R2A Architecture to provide design development, construction documents, construction administration and DSA certification services for the first-floor warehouse of the Anaheim Campus and increase the contract amount.
BOND PROGRAM MANAGER – The Board reviewed the information presented on the Bond Program Manager selection process, the current status of contract negotiations, and the anticipated scope of the agreement.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Joseph Gallo, Cypress College Music Instructor, effective June 20; Michael Acierno, District Buyer, effective September 19; Walter Caloretti, Cypress College Facilities Custodian I, effective October 31; and Linda Clark, Fullerton College Distance Learning Specialist, effective October 3.
GENERAL BOARD POLICY – The Board received proposed, new Board Policy 3225, Institutional Effectiveness, as an information item, and directed that it be placed on the September 22 Board meeting agenda for action.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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