Comments from Members of the Audience
Al Salehi addressed the Board to commend them on the opportunities that Cypress College has provided his own family and all students at large.
Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
Mr. Williams informed the Board that while he is unable to attend the colleges’ fall opening day ceremonies, he will provide a pre-recorded video address. He also reported that the process has begun to fill the Executive Administrative Aide position in the Chancellor’s Office with an anticipated fill date of late October/early November.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Dr. Bob Simpson, Cypress College President; Dr. Greg Schulz, Fulle rton College Interim President; and Ms. Valentina Purtell, School of Continuing Education Interim Provost, reported on activities from their respective campuses.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
CHEMICAL REMOVAL – DMA President Richard Fee commend ed Debbie Valentine, District Manager of Environmental Health and Safety, for helping to coordinate the safe removal of chemicals from Cypress College science labs. He also reported on his attendance at the California State University, Fullerton summer research program presentations by Cypress College students.
IBEST – Adam Gottdank, SCE Academic Senate President, reported on the Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (IBEST) training and implementation for SCE faculty and staff.
BACCALAUREATE PILOT DEGREE PROGRAM – Cypress College Academic Senate President Jolena Grande reported on her attendance at a summit of the nine Southern California baccalaureat e pilot degree programs; issues discussed included student support services, implementation, and program roll out.
ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT – Pete Snyder, Fullerton College Faculty Senate President, reported on his attendance at an enrollment management workshop hosted by ACBO/ACCCA, and expressed his gratitude to Fullerton College staff who helped make the Junior Olympics water polo tournament a success.
BOARD RETREAT – Tina Johannsen, United Faculty President, stated that the first United Faculty executive board retreat will take place on August 12.
CLASSIFIED SALARY AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING – CSEA President Rod Lusch reported that CSEA has settled with the District on salary and collective bargaining, but voiced his displeasure with the breakdown in trust between the District during the negotiations process.
ADJUNCT FACULTY – Natasha Bauman, Adjunct Faculty President, reiterated the importance of part -time faculty to the District, and the large gap in parity between part -time and full- time faculty.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
LEADERSHIP SUMMIT – Student Trustee Tanya Washington reported on her recent attendance at the Hyde Park Leadership Summit in New York, and the upcoming CCLC Student Trustees Workshop.
SMART START SATURDAY – Student Trustee Francisco Aviles Pino noted that Smart Start Saturday will take place at Fullerton College on August 15, and that he also plans to attend the CCLC Student Trustees Workshop.
STUDENT ASSESSMENT – Board Secretary Molly McClanahan reported on her attendance at the Junior Olympics water polo tournament at Fullerton College, and expressed her gratitude to college staff for their efforts. She suggested the District consider hosting Dick Light, Harvard professor and presenter at their Ins titute for Educational Management, to discuss direct student assessment efforts.
Finance & Facilities
CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE – The Boa rd approved the appointment of individuals to serve a two year term, for a maximum of three consecutive terms without compensation, to the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for the North Orange County Community College District bond projects.
MANDATE BLOCK GRANT – The Board authorized participation in the Mandate Block Grant for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
FACILITIES – The Board approved a deductive change order for the Cypress College New Main Entry Digital Sign Structure.
STAFF DEVELOPMENT – Authorization was given for Fullerton College to spend $75,000 from college funds for the 2015-16 Staff Development Program.
DONATIONS – The Board also approved the acceptance of donations to Fullerton College divisions/departments and library.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirement s of Laura Greico, Cypress College Radiologic Technology Instructor, effective January 31, 2016; Claudia Lowe, Fullerton College Geography Instructor, effective June 2, 2015; Violet Ayon, Executive Administrative Aide to the Chancellor, effective October 31, 2015; Lulu Cayabyab, Cypress College Administrative Assistant III, effective October 1, 2015; and Debra Mazzuca, Human Resources Specialist, effective April 1, 2016.
PROMOTIONS – The Board approved the promotions of Beatrice Bates to Anaheim Campus Payroll Lead, effective August 12; and David Weiner to Fullerton College HVAC Mechanic Coordinator, also effective August 12.
GENERAL TRUSTEE ABSENCE – The Board adopted a resolution verifying Trustee M. Tony Ontiveros’ absence from the July 28 meeting due to illness.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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