Comments from Members of the Audience
CHANCELLOR RETIREMENT RECOGNITION – On the occasion of Dr. Ned Doffoney’s last Board of Trustees meeting before he retires, several tributes were given, including: resolutions from Jose Solano on behalf of the Fullerton College Associated Students, Adam Gottdank on behalf of SCE’s Academic Senate, Sam Foster on behalf of the Fullerton College Faculty Senate, and Rod Lusch on behalf of the California School Employees Association (CSEA).
BELLWEATHER AWARD FINALIST – Fullerton College professor Jeanne Costello reported on the college’s status as a Bellweather Award finalist.
Chancellor’s Report – Dr. Ned Doffoney
CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION – Fullerton College President Dr. Rajen Vurdien presented the college’s Women’s Waterpolo Team and coach Gabriel Martinez with a certificate of commendation for their championship win and undefeated 35-0 season.
DISTRICT-WIDE CONSTRUCTION PLAN – Vice Chancellor of Finance & Facilities Fred Williams, presented information on the District-wide Construction Plan. He identified the lessons learned with Measure X and provided the current status of the many projects funded with Measure X funds. He also went on to state that although the voters approved the District's 2014 Measure J, he noted the District will await the outcome of a related lawsuit before proceeding with new construction.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Dr. Rajen Vurdien, Fullerton College President; Dr. Bob Simpson, Cypress College President, and Dr. Greg Schulz, School of Continuing Education Provost, reported on activities from their respective campuses.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
AB 86 – SCE Academic Senate President Adam Gottdank reported on new developments for the regional AB 86 consortia.
ACADEMIC SENATE MEETING – Cypress College Academic Senate President Jolena Grande announced an ambitious agenda for the group’s next meeting which will address issues including: staff development, new faculty orientation process, student learning outcomes and distance education.
ACCREDITATION SELF-STUDY – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Sam Foster updated the Board on the College’s accreditation self-study activities.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
OCLTF – Trustee Donna Miller reported on the District’s attendance at the recent Orange County Legislative Task Force meeting. She stated that Alicia Berhow, the Vice President of Workforce Development and Advocacy for the Orange County Business Council, had attended the meeting to examine partnership opportunities with the group.
UPCOMING EVENTS – Board Vice President Dr. Barbara Dunsheath informed the group about two upcoming District events: the 16th Annual Strategic Conversation, to be held on March 24 at Cypress College; and Cypress College’s Americana fundraising gala, to be held on February 28 at the Disneyland Hotel.
BOARD VACANCY – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen urged the group to get the word out about the vacant seat on the Board. The application period is currently underway, and people should visit the District’s website at www.nocccd.edu for more information.
Finance & Facilities
QUARTERLY REPORT – The Board reviewed the District’s Quarterly Financial Status Report for the quarter ended December 31, 2014.
FULLERTON COLLEGE PROJECTS – Authorization was given to award the Fullerton College Roofing Project bid to Bell Roof Co., Inc. Authorization was also given to amend the agreement with Flewelling & Moody Associates, Inc. to develop a Feasibility Study for the construction of the Maintenance and Operations Facility at Fullerton College, and extend the term of the agreement at no additional cost to the District.
NEW REVENUE – The Board authorized the acceptance of new revenue for the Fullerton College and Cypress College Career Technical Education Enhancement Fund 60% Allocation Grants; and the Cypress College Career Technical Education Division Prop. 39 Program Improvement Grant.
RETIREMENTS – The Board approved the retirements of Scott McKenzie, Fullerton College Dean of Technology & Engineering, effective July 1; and Virginia Derakhshanian, Cypress College Learning Center Coordinator, effective March 14.
PROMOTION – The Board approved the promotion of Nahid Salkovieh to Cypress College Administrative Assistant II, effective February 11.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR – The Board approved the 2016-17 academic calendar for credit and noncredit instructors, and received as information the holiday schedule for classified employees.
SALARY SCHEDULE – The Board approved the Executive Officer Salary Schedule and the amendment of current Executive Officer contracts to eliminate the automobile allowance provision, effective February 10.
BOARD POLICY – The Board adopted proposed, revised Board Policy 5130, Financial Aid.
CCCT NOMINATION – The Board considered nominating a member of the Board of Trustees for membership on the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board of Directors.
BOARD ASSESSMENT – The Board reviewed the Board of Trustees Assessment instrument and make appropriate changes to the instrument for re-adoption at the March 24, 2015 Board meeting.
RESOLUTION – The Board honored Chancellor Ned Doffoney upon his retirement, effective February 28, 2015, and adopted Resolution 14/15-05, Honoring Dr. Ned Doffoney as North Orange County Community College District Chancellor Emeritus.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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