Governing Board Meeting
January 22, 2002
An executive session and regular board meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. at the District Support Services Center, 2411 West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona, pursuant to A.R.S. Section 38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
Donald R. Campbell, President
Nancy Stein, Secretary
Linda B. Rosenthal, Member
Ed Contreras, Member
Gene Eastin, Absent
Tessa Martinez Pollack
Nick Balich, Absent
Call to Order
President Nancy Stein called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
The Governing Board met in executive session, notice having been previously given.
The meeting recessed at 6:20 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 6:31 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Board Member Ed Contreras.
President acknowledged the presence of Dr. Linda Thor's NAU CC580 Community College class and Dr. Margaret Hogan's ASU HED 533 Community College class.
No citizens came forward.
Board Member Reports
President Stein spoke to those in attendance about her intended focus for her term as President of the Governing Board. In brief, the three areas of concentration will be: Budget Parity, Diversity Policies, and Lowering Levels of Attrition and Raising Levels of Retention. (Complete remarks are attached.)
Chancellor's Report Dr. Gaskin reported that he has set in place a task force to continue with the momentum set in place at the January 8 Work Session on Faculty Hiring. Members of the faculty group who worked on this endeavor were scheduled to attend the Chancellors Executive Council meeting of January 23 to discuss these issues further. Dr. Gaskin also reported that enrollment numbers continue to increase. Enrollment is up 3.5% over last year at this same time and FTSE is up 6.25%. Three campuses (GateWay, Chandler-Gilbert, and South Mountain) were up significantly (21%, 16%, and 13% respectively). Lastly, Dr. Gaskin announced that President Arnette Ward was featured in Today's Arizona Woman Magazine and congratulated her on this honor.
There was no report.
Faculty member, Linda Larson, introduced math faculty member, Natalie Rivera, who gave a brief presentation on her professional growth participation with the NASA Genesis Launch Conference for Educators in Cape Canaveral, Florida. As a result of her participation in this program, she was able to experience first hand the excitement of learning and model this enthusiasm to her students at Estrella Mountain Community College.
Employee Group Reports
Rachel Hollingsworth, President of the Professional Staff Association, spoke on behalf of the PSA employee group with respect to total support of EBAC's recommendation for full funding of employee benefits. Healthcare premiums will increase significantly this coming year and the members of the PSA employee group support full funding of these increases as these increases represent only 1% of the Fund 1 budget and any negative changes in current salaries for PSA employees would cause hardships.
SCC President DeCabooter introduced three members of his staff at Scottsdale Community College, Karen Chalmers, Karen Marshak, and Linda Hicks, who spoke on their successful endeavor called College to the Community in which 148 participants took part in community outreach activities and reflection luncheon.
State Government Reports
The Chandler-Gilbert Student Association Group reported that they held a barbeque activity intended to help recruit new members for Student Government. They will be holding a leadership retreat next month and are looking forward to holding numerous multicultural events in the next few months.
State Board Report
There was no report.
Linda Rosenthal reported that at the last ACCA meeting discussion was held on the Governor's State of the State Address and also the State's budget funding and other legislation which will affect the community colleges. Information was also received on the status of the Arizona Government University which will begin offering classes later this Spring. The elimination of state certification was also discussed.as plans need to be considered for the closing down process. AADGB had a presentation by Arizona Tax Research President, Michael Hunter. Mrs. Rosenthal also reminded everyone about the upcoming February 14 All Arizona Academic Team Luncheon to be held at Mesa Community College.
There was no report
Awards and Recognitions
There were no awards or presentations.
Approval of the Agenda
President Stein requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9086
Dr. Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board Agenda be approved. Motion carried 4-0 (Board Member Gene Eastin absent)
Consideration of Consent Agenda
President Stein asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Dr. Phil Randolph requested that Item B-1 be removed from the Consent Agenda. Dr. Raul Cardenas requested that Items E3 and E7 be deleted due to bids having come in at less than $100,000.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(B-2) FLEX CREDIT BENEFIT PROPOSAL FY 2002-2003 - approve EBAC's recommendation for implementation of the Flex Credit Benefit Proposal to be effective July 1, 2002.
(C-1) CURRICULUM - approve the curricula as presented.
(C-2) ARIZONA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER NETWORK AND LEAD CENTER - approve acceptance of a negotiated contract in the amount of $3,113,082 between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Maricopa Community Colleges. This contract represents $1,429,662 of SBA funding and $1,683,420 of Arizona community colleges cash match and in-kind resources. Of this amount, Maricopa Community Colleges represented $328,791 of cash-match support, and $404,401 of in-kind and indirect support.
(C-3) RIO SALADO COLLEGE INTEGRATED ENGLISH LITERACY AND CIVICS - approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Arizona Department of Education, Adult Education Division and Rio Salado College. This Agreement is to provide English Literacy and Civics education to adults in Maricopa County for three funding cycles (March 1, 2002 through December 30, 2002, January 1, 2003 through June 30, 2003, and July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004). This program will supplement the existing Countrywide Adult Basic Education grant currently administered by Rio Salado College.
(D-1) BUDGETED EXPENDITURE REDUCTION FOR FY 2000-01 - approve the reduction of budgeted expenditures as shown below to reflect the same amount as actually expended in the General Fund, the Auxiliary Enterprises Fund, the Restricted Fund, the Unexpended Plant Fund, and Retirement of Indebtedness Fund for FY 2000-01 per the audited financial statements.
(D-2) ACQUISITION OF A 5.44 ACRE PARCEL OF LAND ADJACENT TO THE MARICOPA SKILL CENTER - purchase a parcel of land approximately 5.44 acres in size located west and directly adjacent to the Maricopa Skill Centers' current 5.4 acres, at a purchase price of $1,280,000 plus closing costs, from Gate Gourmet, Inc.
(E-1) CONTRACT AWARD FOR COMPUTER ROOM MECHANICAL SYSTEMS REPAIRS AT THE DISTRICT SUPPORT SERVICES CENTER approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Twenty-Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-Eight Thousand and no/100ths Dollars ($129,868.00) to IMCOR Interstate Mechanical Corp for the installation of a new mechanical system in the Computer Room at the District Support Services Center.
(E-2) PUBLIC UTILITIES AND FACILITIES EASEMENT AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT RED MOUNTAIN approve public utilities and facilities easement with the City of Mesa at Mesa Community College at Red Mountain, and forwarding this item for State Board action.
(E-3) CONTRACT AWARD FOR THE INSTALLATION OF NEW COOLING TOWERS AND PUMPS AT RIO SALADO COLLEGE Please note that this item was pulled from the consent agenda.
(E-4) CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEW ATHLETICS FIELD CONCESSION STAND AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Hundred Twenty-One Thousand Three Hundred and no/100ths Dollars ($121,300.00) to Morrell Construction of AZ, L.L.C. for the construction of a new Concessions and Restroom building at South Mountain Community College.
(E-5) UTILITIES EASEMENT FOR THE WILLIAMS EDUCATION CENTER - approve an easement to Salt River Project to install, maintain, and repair electrical facilities at the Williams Education Center and forwarding this item for State Board action.
(E-6) UTILITIES EASEMENT FOR THE GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve an easement to Salt River Project for electrical facilities at the Glendale Community College and forwarding this item for State Board action.
(E-7) CONTRACT AWARD FOR HVAC SYSTEM UPGRADES AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Please note that this item was pulled from the consent agenda.
(E-8) CONSULTANT SELECTION FOR FACILITIES MASTER PLANNING AT RIO SALADO COLLEGE -approve the selection of RNL Design/Paulien to provide facilities master planning for Rio Salado College, and forwarding this item for State Board action.
(E-9) PARENT EDUCATION FOR PREVENTION PROJECT (PEP) INTERAGENCY GOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT (IGA) - approve the Interagency Governmental Agreement between MCCCD/Think Tank and the Governors Community Policy Office, which will entail acceptance of $498,000 in funds (at $166,000 each year for three years) to develop and implement a Parent Education course.
MOTION NO. 9087
Dr. Don Campbell moved for approval of the Consent Agenda with the exception of Items B-1, E-3, and E7 which were removed. Motion carried 4-0.
B-1 CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS, AND TERMINATIONS -- Dr. Randolph requested that the proposed personnel actions be approved as presented with the following changes: addition of short term employment of Mark S. Brenneman at Mesa Community College; Sandra L. Woien at Mesa Community College; Louis W. Maerk at Phoenix College; Kirk L. Davis at GateWay Community College; the separation of Dr. Fred W. Gaudet effective March 8, 2000; and the separation of Jamaican Murillo effective January 5, 2002.
MOTION NO. 9088
Dr. Don Campbell moved for approval of Item B-1 as presented with the following changes: addition of short term employment of Mark S. Brenneman at Mesa Community College; Sandra L. Woien at Mesa Community College; Louis W. Maerk at Phoenix College; Kirk L. Davis at GateWay Community College; the separation of Dr. Fred W. Gaudet effective March 8, 2000; and the separation of Jamaican Murillo effective January 5, 2002. Motion carried 4-0.
(VI.A.) BUDGET ANALYSIS REPORT SUMMARY FUND 1 -- GENERAL UNRESTRICTED FUND FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2001
Dr. Glasper commented that this report reflects the proposed State budget reduction of 4.5% in the general fund. This revenue reduction will be offset by a 7/10% reduction in college unit budgets and the remainder will come from fund balance. As preparation for next fiscal years budget takes place, a planned reduction of 4-9% in revenues will be incorporated into the budget to account for the state funding shortfall.
(VI.B.) 1994 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS SERIES A (1995), SERIES B (1997), SERIES C (1999), AND SERIES D (2002) AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2001
Dr. Glasper commented that 87% of the general obligation bond proceeds have been expended and there is $48 million remaining. Interest earnings of $9.8 million have been invested and will be incorporated into the $12 million to be used during the life without the bond (bridge period).
(VI.C.) PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (PAC) REVENUE BONDS RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS ANALYSIS AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2001
Dr. Glasper commented that 75% of the PAC Revenue Bond funds for Chandler-Gilbert have been expended. They had anticipated selling $6.5 million for the South Mountain Community College PAC in the Spring of 2002, however, this will not take place until after July 1, 2002. Dr. Glasper clarified for Mrs. Rosenthal that the lab building at Chandler-Gilbert is being funded out of general obligation bond funds.
The next meeting is scheduled to be held on February 5, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Support Services Center. This meeting will be a work session regarding Governing Board Goal Progress Reports.
The meeting concluded at 7:19 p.m.
Governing Board Secretary
Governing Board Minutes