Monthly Board Highlights - January 2018

If you were unable to attend the January 9, 2018 Board of Trustees meeting, here are some of the actions that took place.

The Board of Trustees heard the following reports and presentations:

  • Recognition of Fresno City College Student Athletes
  • Academic Senate Report
  • Classified Senate Report
  • Fresno City College Associate Degree Transfers Through Pathways Recognition

The following individuals were introduced:

  • Dante Alvarado - Director of Technology at Fresno City College
  • Dr. Lataria Hall - Vice President of Student Services at Fresno City College
  • Barbara Blanchard Interim Vice President of Educational Services and Institutional Effectiveness
  • Damon Rapada - Clovis Community College Student Trustee
  • Dr. David Santesteban – Reedley College Director of Athletics and Student-Athlete Success

Approved the following:

  • Academic personnel transactions
  • Classified personnel transactions
  • 2016-2017 District and Foundation Audit Reports, which had no findings
  • Selection of Contra Costa Electric, Inc for Interior Lighting Retrofit, Phase 2, at Fresno City College and Reedley College
  • Selection of Lionakas Design Group as architect for the new Science Building at Fresno City College
  • 2018-2019 $24 tuition rate increase for non-resident students
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Fresno Unified School District and Fresno City College to leverage joint resources
  • Out-of-state travel for Fresno City College and Clovis Community College athletes to receive their National Awards in Philadelphia, PA:
    • Danielle Pacheco (FCC) - Women's Soccer National Player of the Year
    • Jonathan Rodriguez (FCC) - Men's Soccer National Player of the Year
    • Alfredo Lopez (FCC) - Men's Soccer All-American Player
    • Jasmine Garibay (FCC) - Women's Soccer All-American Player
    • Katrina Thompson (CCC) - Women’s Soccer All-American Player

Chancellor Parnell brought forth the following Board Policies that were reviewed and need no changes:

  • BP 1100 The State Center Community College District
  • BP 1200 District Mission, Vision, and Values
  • BP 6500 Property Management
  • BP 6520 Security for District Property
  • BP 6540 Insurance
  • BP 6550 Disposal of Property
  • BP 6750 Parking

BP 6800 Safety was discussed but will be reviewed by General Counsel to include medical and recreational marijuana and vaping.

Adopted a Revised 2018 Board Meeting Calendar. The June meeting is now June 12, 2018 rather than the first Tuesday which is an election day

Resolution No. 2018.01, Relocation Assistance Guidelines, which implements the requirements of the Relocation Assistance Act and is in compliance with the Department of Housing and Community Development relocation assistance regulations.

The following grant agreement recommendations were approved:

  • Reedley College California Career Pathways Trust $19,200 grant with Visalia Unified School District. (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)
    The funding will allow Reedley College to support Visalia Unified School District as a secondary partner in the California Career Pathways Trust grant. Reedley College will provide faculty and administrative support and offer dual enrollment Natural Resources classes at Sequoia High School, assist with field trips to Reedley College School Forest and assist with the matriculation of Visalia Unified students to transfer into the Reedley College Forestry program.
  • Clovis Community College Small Business Development Center $214,999 U.S. Small Business Administration grant.
    Funds will be used to develop a regional (Fresno, Kings, Madera, and Tulare County) Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Services will include private business consulting, capital access assistance, training seminars, and other specialty programs. Serving as an SBDC host site will allow Clovis Community College to foster increased economic development in the local four-county region; strengthen existing partnerships with the local Chambers of Commerce, Economic Opportunity Centers, and Economic Development Centers. It will also allow the college to create new partnerships with community-based organizations focused on supporting the growth and development of small businesses in collaboration with existing partners such as the State Center Adult Education Consortium.

Two Public Hearings were held:

  • California School Employees Association, Chapter #379
  • Peace Officers' Association

After Closed Session Ratified Collective Bargaining Agreements with both groups

Vice Chancellor Julianna Mosier introduced the negotiating teams and thanked them for their work

You can read more January 9, 2018 agenda details on our website.