Governing Board Meeting
February 27, 2001
An executive session and regular meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 6:30 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
Gene Eastin, Member
Ed Contreras, Member
Gail Mee for Larry Christiansen
John Neibling for Art DeCabooter
J. Marie Pepicello
Jean Ann Abel for Tessa Martinez Pollack
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President Don Campbell.
The Governing Board met in executive session, notice having been previously given.
The meeting recessed at 5:31 p.m. The meeting reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America.
Dr. Campbell recognized the presence of students from Lou Farmakis' EDU 250 class, Frank Luna's NAU CC580 class, and Richard Malena's EDU 250 class Ð the first EDU 250 class from the MCC at Red Mountain campus.
No citizens came forward.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Gene Eastin - no report.
Nancy Stein reported that she attended events sponsored by the Black Student Unions at Scottsdale Community College and Glendale Community College and recognized Sonya Woodard and Carmela Arnoldt for their roles in these events at their respective colleges. Mrs. Stein also attended the 4th Annual REZART Indian Fine Art Show at Scottsdale Community College, the All Arizona Academic Awards luncheon and program at Mesa Community College, and a Recruit and Retention Workshop presented by Noel Levitz.
Ed Contreras - no report.
Linda Rosenthal reported that she had attended various Black History Month events throughout the district.
Don Campbell reported that he attended the Best of Maricopa event held at Scottsdale Community College, an international and cultural day program at South Mountain Community College, and was present at a luncheon sponsored by Jewish Women International where Linda Rosenthal was awarded their 2001 Humanitarian Award. Dr. Campbell also attended the Community College Day at the Legislature where community college trustees and administrators were able to meet with senators and representatives, as well as a meeting held in the Governor's office.
Dr. Gaskin provided a status on presidential searches at Paradise Valley Community College and South Mountain Community College. Regarding PVCC, candidates have been identified for interviews. Regarding SMCC, applications are currently being reviewed. Postion openings for president at GateWay Community College and Phoenix College will soon be announced.
Dr. Gaskin thanked and recognized Steve Meredith for the production of the Best of Maricopa program and welcomed John Neibling as the new Dean of Instruction at Scottsdale Community College.
There was no report.
There was no report.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
There were no reports.
Dr. Homero Lopez introduced Joyce Jackson who provided information on Estrella Mountain Community College initiatives and community partnerships. Mrs. Jackson reported on the progress of the EMCC Scholarship Endowment Campaign. In 1999, a campaign was launched to raise $250,000. At this time, the campaign is at 51% of goal. The success of the campaign is attributed to community fundraising partnerships. Mrs. Irene Aguerra, Community Relations Manager, Arizona Public Service, and founding president of the board of directors of the Avondale/Goodyear Hispanic Forum, came forward to provide information on the meeting of raising their goal of $15,000 in two years. The incoming board of the Forum has agreed to raise another $15,000 over the next three years. Mrs. Jackson provided information regarding a partnership between the college and the Rotary Club in their region to launch the second annual New Car Raffle. All proceeds of the project will go directly into endowed funds to support student scholarships.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORT
Deanna Stone, Chandler Gilbert Community College Student Government President, provided information regarding events and activities, which included Ð an article in the Arizona Republic highlighting CGCC basketball team member, Devon White, a letter sent to the paper in recognition of the coach of the women's softball coach and fourteen meals were provided through the Adopt-a-Family program. An invitation was extended to the Board and those present to attend the college's annual Spring Fling event on February 24.
STATE BOARD REPORT
There was no report.
Linda Rosenthal reported that issues discussed at the January 18 meeting included legislation; community college budget issues; the need for the communication to the legislature of the value of the dual enrollment program that is given to students; the dual enrollment rule which was adopted the following day at the state board meeting; and the tuition and budget review process (a work in progress which was on the state board's agenda for discussion at their meeting). Also discussed were the plans for the 2001 All-Arizona Academic Recognition Luncheon to be held on February 15 at Mesa Community College. A tentative date of February 21 has been set for an Arizona Community College Day at the Legislature.
Jack Lunsford and Chris Bustamante provided an overview of information on legislative issues on the state and national levels that affect community colleges and were referred to in the legislative report item. Mr. Bustamante noted that there is more work to do on the dual enrollment issue. Mr. Lunsford noted that the ACCT National Legislative Seminar is scheduled to occur in February and a report of what occurred will be reported on at a following meeting.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Dr. Anna Solley recognized the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network for receiving the Small Business Administration Innovation of the Year Award. Dr. Solley congratulated Michael York, Statewide Director, and Miriam Eber for their efforts.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Campbell requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9012
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Campbell asked if there were any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Nancy Stein requested that item D-3 be removed from the Consent Agenda.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES - of the December 12, 2000 and January 9, 2001 meetings.
(B-1) CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS, AND SEPARATIONS Ð Approve personnel actions as presented.
(C-1) CURRICULUM Ð Approve the curricula as submitted.
(C-2) ARIZONA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER NETWORK AND LEAD CENTER Ð Approve acceptance of a negotiated contract in the amount of $2,471,224 between the Small Business Administration and the Maricopa Community Colleges to support the programs and services of the SBDC Network. This contract represents $1,152,125 of SBA funding and $1,319,099 of Arizona community colleges cash match and in-kind resources. Of this amount, Maricopa Community colleges represents $163,747 of cash-match support, and $275,797 of in-kind and indirect support. The purpose of this grant is to provide business counseling, training, information resources and referral services to small business owners and prospective owners.
(C-3) SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SPEECH LANGUAGE PERSONNEL TRAINING PROGRAM SUBCONTRACT APPROVAL Ð Approve subcontract number 01-022 between Scottsdale Community College, the U.S. Department of Education, Arizona State University, and the Arizona Board of Regents for the development of a Speech Languagae Personnel Training Program at Scottsdale Community College. The program timeline is September 1, 2000, to August 31, 2003. The amount of the grant is $174,379.00. Program Director will be a Professor Kathleen Moore of Scottsdale Community College.
(C-4) SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY PROGRAM SUBCONTRACT APPROVAL Ð Approve subcontract number 01-021 between Scottsdale Community College, the U.S. Department of Education, Arizona State University, and the Arizona Board of Regents for the development of a Speech Language Pathology Program at Scottsdale Community College. The program timeline is August 1, 2000, to July 31, 2001. The amount of the grant is $51,880.00. The Program Director will be Professor Kathleen Moore of Scottsdale Community College.
(D-1) CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEW ENROLLMENT CENTER, STUDENT SERVICES REMODEL AND THE FINE ARTS REMODEL AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve awarding a contract in the amount of $4,889,125.00 to Telstar Construction Co., Inc., for the New Enrollment Center, Student Services Remodel and Fine Arts Remodel project at Glendale Community College.
(D-2) SALE OF LAND AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR ADOT WIDENING OF DOBSON ROAD - Approve the following: a) Selling a narrow strip of land at Mesa Community College to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for the widening of Dobson Road, and b) Forwarding this item to the State Board for its action.
(E-1) BUDGETED EXPENDITURE REDUCTION FOR FY 1999-00 Ð Approve the reduction of budgeted expenditures as presented to reflect the same amount as actually expended in the General Fund, the Auxiliary Enterprises Fund, the Restricted Fund, the Unexpended Fund, and Retirement of Indebtedness Fund for FY 1999-00 per the audited financial statements.
(E-2) TIMETABLE FOR AND RESOLUTION ORDERING THE SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, PROJECT OF 1994, SERIES D (2001, $52,545,000 Ð Approve the Timetable and Resolution Ordering the Sale of General Obligation (GO) Bonds of $52,545,000 and providing for a preliminary official statement.
(F-1) INTEGRATED VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEM Ð RIO SALADO COLLEGE Ð Approve the award of a contract to Canyon Telecom for an Integrated Voice Response (IVR) telephone system upgrade for Rio Salado College in the amount of $109,435. This contract is to be awarded to Canyon Telecom under Arizona Sate Contract AD000033-001.
MOTION NO. 9013
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Consent Agenda be approved with the exception of item D-3. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-2) ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE POLICY Ð Adopt the item as presented with the correction made under paragraph A changing the word ÒviaÓ to ÒviceÓ as follows: ÒÉ.or only with the concurrence of another vice chancellorÉ..Ó.
MOTION NO. 9014
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board adopt the Administrative Leave Policy as presented with the correction made under paragraph A changing the word ÒviaÓ to ÒviceÓ as follows: ÒÉ.or only with the concurrence of another vice chancellorÉ..Ó. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-3) FLEX CREDITS BENEFIT PROPOSAL FY 2001-2002 Ð Approve EBACÕs recommendation for implementation of the Flex Credit Benefit Proposal, as presented, to be effective July 1, 2001. Phil Randolph and Dianne Johns overviewed a presentation on comparison and option information as requested by the Board at the December 12, 2000 meeting. Mrs. Rosenthal expressed her continuing concern regarding the disparity of flex dollars provided to the single employee and employees with families. Recognizing the need for a benefit program, Mrs. Rosenthal indicated that she would not vote against the recommendation, but would abstain. In response to an inquiry from Mr. Contreras, Mrs. Johnns confirmed that there is a serious time factor. A decision must be made before the beginning of the new year per IRS regulations and in order to timely go through necessary processes, a decision actually must be made within the next few weeks. Mr. Contreras expressed concern regarding the widening gap between what is provided from one end of the scale to the other end for single employees and employees with full family coverage. Mrs. Stein noted that she would agree with the recommendation made due to the need to provide good benefits to attract the best employees. Mr. Eastin expressed his concurrence with the concerns expressed by Mrs. Rosenthal and Mr. Contreras. He noted that he was so concerned with the recommendation made that although he would not vote against it, he would abstain from voting on the item.
MOTION NO. 9015
Ed Contreras moved that the Governing Board approve EBACÕs recommendation for implementation of the Flex Credit Benefit Proposal, as presented, to be effective July 1, 2001. Motion carried 3-2. Mrs. Rosenthal and Mr. Eastin abstained.
(D-3) LONG TERM LEASE FOR HANGER 46 AT WILLIAMS GATEWAY AIRPORT - Approve a long-term lease of seven (7) years for Hanger 46, Williams Gateway Airport, effective January 1, 2001. The annual lease payment is $56,342.88. The lease payment over the term of the agreement is $392,400.16. In response to questions from Mrs. Stein and Mrs. Rosenthal, John Underwood explained that the payment for the lease is less than what has been paid in past years, but there is a reduction in square footage due to a compromise between the college and the Airport Authority. He also explained that an attempt would be made to have three more classrooms in the facility. Dollars will be put into the facility for improvements, as done with any facility the district may rent on a long-term lease in order to have suitable space for students.
MOTION NO. 9016
Linda Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board approve a long-term lease of seven (7) years for Hanger 46, Williams Gateway Airport, effective January 1, 2001. The annual lease payment is $56,342.88. The lease payment over the term of the agreement is $392,400.16.Motion carried 5-0
(VI.A.) Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Six Months Ending December 31, 2000
(VI.B.) 1994 General Obligation Bonds
Series A (1995), Series B (1997), and Series C (1999)
Receipts and Disbursements Analysis and Capital Development Plan Summary As of December 31, 2000
(VI.C.) Payroll and Accounts Payroll Vouchers
FY 99/00 through December 31, 2000
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board meeting will be a Strategic Conversation on February 13, 2001.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
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