Comments from Members of the Audience
HONORS CONFERENCE – Fullerton College Professor Diana Kyle and four of her students reported on their recent attendance at a conference for honor students.
UNITED FACULTY NEGOTIATIONS – Chief Negotiator for United Faculty, Barbara Marshall, addressed the Board concerning issues surrounding ongoing negotiations.
Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
STAFF RECOGNITION – Marc Posner, Cypress College Director of Campus Communications; and Bob Jensen, Fullerton College Dean of Fine Arts, were awarded the “Above and Beyond” award from Chancellor’s Staff.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Dr. Bob Simpson, Cypress College President; Dr. Greg Schulz, School of Continuing Education Provost; and Dr. Rajen Vurdien, Fullerton College President, reported on activities from their respective campuses.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
MANAGEMENT SALARY COMPARABILITY STUDY – District Management Association President Richard Fee said that he had been receiving a lot of feedback concerning the recent management salary comparability study and thanked Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Irma Ramos for her agreement to come to a DMA meeting and talk about what the study means.
BOARD THANK YOU – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank thanked the Board of Trustees for their support of noncredit education, saying that as he meets other programs from around the state in conjunction with AB 86, he realizes just how far ahead SCE’s progress is.
STATEWIDE MEETINGS – Cypress College Academic Senate President Jolena Grande reported on several statewide meetings, including the Academic Senate Baccalaureate Taskforce and the Faculty CTE Leadership Institute.
THANK YOU DR. VURDIEN – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Sam Foster took time to thank Dr. Rajen Vurdien for his leadership as President. Sam stated that Dr. Vurdien has truly been a partner with faculty during his tenure, and that he has proven to be an advocate for student success. United Faculty President Dale Craig echoed these sentiments in his comments.
CSEA Events – California School Employee Association President Rod Lusch updated the Board on upcoming CSEA events, including the Scholarship Breakfast and Classified School Employee Week.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
CYPRESS COLLEGE EVENTS – Cypress College Student Trustee Tiana Buttice recounted recent student events including: Associated Students Elections, the “People in Motion” Dance Concert, and the Associated Students Annual Banquet.
HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES – Fullerton College Student Trustee Stephen Tith stated that on May 5, the campus hosted an event with several Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including Fisk University, to promote their new guaranteed admission program.
CCLC Trustee Workshop – Trustee Jacqueline Rodarte reported on her recent attendance at the Community College League of California’s Trustee Workshop. Trustee Donna Miller also spoke about the event, including information on her presentation for the Executive Assistants Workshop.
CCLC’s NEW PRESIDENT – Board Vice President Barbara Dunsheath said that the Community College League of California has announced that Lawrence Galizio, Ph.D. is its new President and Chief Executive Officer. She suggested that the District send a welcome letter to him.
DISTRICT EVENTS – Board Secretary Molly McClanahan related facts about some District events, including: Fullerton College’s Men and Women of Distinction Dinner, the Coffee with the Chancellor and the Board, and the Cypress College Student Art Exhibit.
ANAHEIM ACTS OF KINDESS – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen said that Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait had recently traveled to India to meet with Bishop Desmond Tutu and the Dali Lama to discuss the city’s “Acts of Kindness” initiative. He suggested that our District may want to get involved with the initiative.
CHANCELLOR CANDIDATE FEEDBACK – Trustee Jeffrey Brown reminded the audience to fill out their feedback forms from the day’s Chancellor candidate forums, saying that the Board really wanted to hear attendees’ impressions.
Finance & Facilities
FINANCIAL REPORTS – The Board reviewed the District’s quarterly financial status report and investment report, both for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.
DISPOSABLE RECORDS – Authorization was given for the disposal of Class 3 disposable records after July 1, 2015, from the District’s Business Office, and the respective Bursar’s Office of Cypress and Fullerton colleges and the School of Continuing Education.
FACILITIES PLANNING – The Board authorized a five-year contract with Real Synergism to provide services in addition to contracts administration and facilities planning services effective July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2020.
SOFTWARE – Authorization was given to enter into an agreement with Hyland Software, Inc., for the OnBase software, implementation, migration, and training services.
ANAHEIM CAMPUS – The Board approved a purchase order to Trane for the sole source service for chiller #2 at the Anaheim Campus.
CAMPUS ARCHITECT – Authorization was given to enter into an agreement with DLR Group to serve as the campus architect at Cypress College.
PUBLIC ENTITY TRUST – The Board approved the establishment of a Public Entity Investment Trust, and adopted resolution No. 14/15-11, NOCCCD Public Entity Investment Trust.
CURRICULUM – The Board approved Cypress College’s summary of curriculum additions, deletions, and revisions, effective fall 2015.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Catherine Franklin, Cypress College Reading Instructor, effective May 24; and Michael Johnson, Cypress College Art Instructor, effective May 24.
GENERAL COMPENSATION – The Board chose to not increase their compensation at this time.
ASSESSMENT – The Board received and reviewed the 2015 Board Assessment Summaries.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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